Welcome to My Blog

Gary  Leland Hello and welcome to my world.

I use the term “my world” because I use this blog to document my world and my business life.

This is my home base and of course I do write blog posts here, but I tend to use this site to archive the interviews, speaking sessions I conduct, and anything else I am doing business wise.

If you want to find out more about me go to my ABOUT PAGE.

If you are interested in having me speak, or keynote your event go to my SPEAKERS PAGE.

To look at my books go to MY BOOKS PAGE

If you need to get in touch with me go to my CONTACT PAGE.

2018 Podcast Hall Of Fame

Inductions into the Academy Of Podcasters HOF In Philadelphia

Watch the 2018 Academy of Podcasters Hall Of Fame Inductee Ceremony from Philadelphia.

I thought I would share the video with you. I really enjoyed the event. I gave a short presentation about 6 minutes in.

The following podcasters were inducted into the Hall Of Fame:
ChemdaKeith and the Girl
Dave JacksonSchool of Podcasting
Father Roderick VonhogenThe Daily Breakfast
Grant BacioccoThe Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Keith MalleyKeith and the Girl
Pamela GayAstronomy Cast
Reggie OsseThe Combat Jack Show

This is was a great event.

I hope you can attend next year when we go to Orlando, Florida.

Find more information at Podcast Movement.

Bit Block Boom

Bit Block Boom

A Bitcoin Maximalist Conference

If you have kept up with me you know that I am heavily involved in the world of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency.

I create podcasts, videos and blog posts about crypto.

I also sell t-shirts, caps and even crypto mining machines.

I have even started a Bitcoin conference with my business partner Tony Cecala.

Tony and I kicked off out first Bit Block Boom Conference in July it was a great success.

The speakers at our first Bit Block Boom Bitcoin Conference were:

Pierre Rochard – Co-Founder, Satoshi Nakamoto Institute
Saifedean Ammous – Assistant Professor of Economics
Michael Goldstein – President at Satoshi Nakamoto Institute
Tuur Demeester – Founder, Adamant Capital
Mark Hopkins – Founder of Roger Wilco Agency
Casey Watkins – Crypto Unicorn Money
Nik Bhatia – Investment Manager, Payden & Rygel
Mike Clear – Owner, myhash.io
Felipe Huicochea – CriptoMonedas TV
Ray Redacted – Network & Information Security Researcher
Austin Akers – co-organizer, freeCodeCamp Dallas Chapter

I am not going to go on and on about how great the conference was. Instead here is a link https://BitBlockBoom.com . Take a look at the videos and information for yourself.

Maybe I will see next June at the second Bit Block Boom Conference in Dallas, Texas.

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Interviewed On The Behind The Dish Podcast

By John Piper

I was recently interviewed on the Behind The Dish Podcast .

Show host John Piper and I had a great time talking about softball, and podcasting.

I enjoyed the conversation and i enjoyed meeting John.

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

Interviewed On The Power Press Podcast

By MacKenzie Bennett

I was recently interviewed on the Power Press Podcast .

I had a great time talking with MacKenzie Bennett.

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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The 4 Minute Crypto Video and Podcast

A Crypto Cousins Production

If you follow me, you know that I have become involved in the world of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency.

Involved may not really explain it properly, and obsessed may be a much better description.

I started the Crypto Cousins Network of websites some time ago with my friend and business partner Tony Cecala.

We both loved Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency and thought we should get involved in a big way.

The Crypto Cousins Network consists of several different project as follows:

1. Crypto Cousins Podcasts @ CryptoCousins.com/Subscribe

2. World Wide Wallets @ WorldWideWallets.com

3. Bit Block Boom @ BitBlockBoom.com

4. Turnkey Mining @ TurnkeyMining.com

5. Arlington Crypto @ ArlingtonCrypto.com

6. Crypto MeetUp Groups @ CryptoCousins.com/Meetup

These six websites are just the start of what my partner Tony Cecala and I have been creating.

I have started a 7th site in the network and that is the 4 Minute Crypto Show Located @ 4MinuteCrypto.com

This is a video show and an audio podcast that come out every weekday morning.

As you have probably guessed the show last 4 minutes or less.

Take a look at the episode below and see what you think.

To subscribe go to 4MinuteCrypto.com/Subscribe.

Interviewed On The Solopreneur Hour

By Michael O'Neal

Interview on The Solopreneur HourI was recently interviewed on The Solopreneur Hour by Michael O'Neal.

On this interview we talked about growing up as an entrepreneur and the different verticals I am involved with.

You can find more episodes of The Solopreneur Hour at SolopreneurHour.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed On The Paint And Wallpaper Podcast

By David Cook

Paint and wallpaper podcastKathy and I were interviewed on The Paint and Wallpaper Podcast by David Cook.

On this interview we talked about our decorating business, wallpaper and podcasting.

You can find more episodes of The Paint and Wallpaper Podcast at DfrancoFinishes.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Do You Want To Start Mining Cryptocurrency?

View Our Complete List Of Parts

Get Started Mining Cryptocurrency Crypto Miner
Are You Interested in Mining Cryptocurrency?

If you follow me at all you can not help but know that I recently moved into the world of cryptocurrency.

Maybe that statement does not really describe my new adventure properly.

It would probably be more correct to say I have fallen down the rabbit hole of cryptocurrency, or I drank the Cryptocurrency Kool- Aid might even be a better term.

It does not matter how you say it, the basic message is that I am totally consumed with this exciting new world.

I have started The Crypto Cousins Network with my good friend and new business partner Tony Cecala.

The network consists of The Crypto Cousins Podcast which you can subscribe to at CryptoCousins.com/Subscribe.

We are presently on episode 19 and pushing out around 50,000 downloads per month.

Of course have a website/blog located at CryptoCousins.com

There is also a new informational site at WorldWideWallets.com to help people when they are trying too find a wallets for their cryptocurrency.

Yes, we have all the social media going including a group on Facebook.
Turnkey Mining
Our new e-store sells mining equipment at TurnkeyMining.com.

This has been one of our most successful parts of the Crypto Cousins Network. We are selling the Ethan plug and play mining machines as fast as we can get the parts to build them with.

We have quite a few people that just want to try and build their own miners. They ask us all the time what parts are we using to build these miners.

So Tony and I are happy to share this information with anyone that asks. To make it easier for people to get I have included the full list of parts for you on this post.

Good luck and I hope this list helps.

Here is our parts list for PC Mining:
Ethan Mining Rig Complete List:

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  • 2x USB 3.0, 1x Headphone, 1x Mic Front Ports, Internal Bay: 3x 3.5"or 2.5"

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Intel BX80677G3930 7th Gen Celeron Desktop Processors
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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Mini 8GB GDDR5X VR Ready Gaming Graphic Card, DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0, Dual-link DVI (ZT-P10800H-10P)
  • New Pascal Architecture
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EVGA SuperNOVA 750 B1, 80+ BRONZE 750W, Semi Modular, 5 Year Warranty, Includes FREE Power On Self Tester, Power Supply 110-B1-0750-VR
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  • Fan Size / Bearing: 135mm Double Ball Bearing
  • 5 Year Warranty and unparalleled EVGA Customer Support
  • Heavy-duty protections, including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), SCP (Short Circuit Protection), and OTP (Over Temperature Protection)

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SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - SDCZ43-032G-GAM46
  • An ultra-small, low-profile, high-speed USB 3.0 flash drive that's ideal for notebooks
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  • Transfer a full-length movie in less than 30 seconds

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Antec TrueQuiet 140 140mm Cooling Fan
  • 2-way switch to select fan speed
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Bitcoin: The Who, What and Why

My first Bitcoin presentation

This is my presentation on Bitcoin.

One of my first times presenting on the topic of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies.

You can see all of my Crypto Videos at https://Youtube.com/CryptoCousins

Subscribe to the Crypto Cousins Podcast on iTunes @ https://CryptoCousins.com/iTunes

Subscribe with Spotify @ https://CryptoCousins.com/Spotify

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My Prediction for 2018

On the Social Media Examiner Website

My Prediction for 2018My Prediction for 2018

February marks the start of Social Media Marketing World which is one of my favorite conferences of the year.

This will be the second year in a row I have attended this event, and also the second year in a row I have been speaking on a panel at Social Media Marketing World.

Actually I am on two panels this year which is a first for me.

I am on a panel about using Facebook Groups to grow your marketing. This will be a really great panel, and since I have over 400 Facebook Groups it was a natural fit for me.

I really love being involved with panels at events. If you really know the topic then panels are a real breeze.

The second panel is another topic I am pretty familiar with. The topic is Monetizing your podcast. Since I have been podcasting over 14 years I have picked up a tip or two.

The Social Media Examiner website puts on this event every year in San Diego.

A few months ago the Social Media Examiner Blog sent out an email to the speakers asking them to submit their predictions for the year of 2018.

These predictions would have to do with Social Media, Podcasting, Videos, Etc.

I was surprised and pleased to see that my prediction for 2018 made the number one spot 🙂

My Prediction was Creators Monetize With Cryptocurrencies

Like I said I was very surprised that it made the list at all , but the fact it was number one blew me away.

Sometimes you know a topic so well that it does not seem as exciting as it does to others who are not as involved in the topic.

If you want to see the full blog post go to Social Media Examiner.

There are some great predictions on this post for sure.

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Interviewed On Crypto Talks

By Ani Alexander

Crypto TalksI was interviewed on The Crypto Talks Podcast by Ani Alexander.

On this interview we talked about Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and podcasting.

You can find more episodes of The Crypto Talks Podcast at AniAlexander.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Interviewed On The Readily Random Podcast

By Larry Roberts

Readily RandomI was interviewed on The Readily Random Podcast by Larry Roberts.

On this interview we talked about Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency.

You can find more episodes of The Readily Random Podcast at ReadilyRandom.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies

Where to buy them

BitcoinI am now a Bitcoin Evangelist.

I have been involved in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies for since September on 2017.

That may not seen long by normal standards but in the world of Cryptocurrency that is like 7 years. I say that somewhat as a joke but in many ways it is a reality.

The world of cryptocurrencies is growing and changing at such a fast pace that it is really hard to believe.

For instance I started buying Bitcoin at in September at around $3,600 amd now it is about to pass the $20,000 mark.

The entire world seems to be watching and wondering what to do with Bitcoin.

Since I have become somewhat know as an expert on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency people are always asking me questions.

The number one question I am asked is “Where do I buy Bitcoin?”.

My family members have all asked, along with many of my friends so I thought I would share my recommendation.

I recommend starting out at Coinbase.

Coinbase seems to be the easiest to use, and one of the most reputable exchanges on the market.

If you use my affiliate link at CryptoCousins.com/Coinbase you will receive $10 worth of Free Bitcoin when you open an account of $100 or more. The sweet thing is that I also receive $10 worth of free Bitcoin when you sign up. I call that a win/win deal.

As you get more experienced in the world of Bitcoin you may decide to use another exchange, but for the inexperienced person Coinbase is the best place to start.

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Back On The Podcaster’s Life

By Alexander Laurin

podcasters coachI was interviewed on The Podcaster's Life By Alexander Laurin again.

I always enjoy talking with Alexander . On this interview we talked about The Crypto Cousins Podcast.

You can find more episodes of the The Podcaster's Life at PodcastersCoach.com

You can find more interviews that I have given over the years HERE

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