Russia bans bitcoin. Man foolishly gets scammed out of $150k. Local bitcoin arrests in Florida, Special guest Amanda BillyRock destroys ipad in protest to Apple’s decision to ban bitcoin app. Mt. gox having trouble again. High speed internet available in bitcoin.
Bitcoin stabilizing in price. Robert Mathias joins us and discuses his recent purchase of a car in New Hampshire. Discussion of emerging markets, even more trouble in Argentina. Is the federal reserve causing these troubles? Is the US dollar on a sustainable path? If not why is it still a reserve currency?
Trouble with the Argentinian peso (again.) HSBC having trouble paying their customers. Venezuela price controls. Argentina import troubles. Litecoin Hashrate down. Dogecoin hashrate up. Big vendors accepting bitcoin.
Fox News interviews our very own Darren at the bitcoin meetup. Dogecoin, is it really a thing? Coinye being sued. Overstock C.E.O. critical of Paul Krugman. Is Overstock accepting bitcoin a turning point in bitcoin market evolution? Bitcoin API from our BitPay allows your paycheck to be in bitcoin. Ethereum is this the next step for cryptocurrencies.
Dispensaries in Colorado are taking bitcoin for Marijuana : New Hampshire businesses are taking bitcoin : Currency Crisis in Venezuela is making food hard to buy
Pedro joins JJ and Darren in the studio : Bitcoin price and difficulty : dogecoin and altcoins : mining currencies : Inflation of the dollar
This week, Jerry has a little fun with the show.
Bitcoin news that may be interesting to our listeners include:
The European Banking Authority puts out a warning on bitcoin. However almost everything in the warning is already known.
This was rebutted by an organization calling itself “The Bitcoin Organization.” Which is a warning about fiat currencies.
The Associated Press does a story about Europe’s first bitcoin ATM.
FINCEN sends letter to creator of casascius coins; orders suspended.
India Catches bitcoin fever
Bitcoin tops a $1000 in the US and Litecoin is also climbing in price : Bitcoin hashrate seen increasing substantially : Small US town Police Chief asks to be paid in bitcoin : Man throws out old hard drive with 7500 BTC on it and is now digging in the landfill : Silicon Valley is backing bitcoin : Man has donations made to his wallet based on TV appearance : How-to buy litecoin
This has been a fascinating and exciting week for bitcoin. The price gets close to $1000 in US markets, while Chinese markets temporarily blow past $1000. China central bank official has remarks favorable to bitcoin. FEC disallows bitcoin contributions. Senate Hearings. Korea favorable tax policy for bitcoin, while Norway and Sweden are not as friendly. Securing your wallet. Media explosion.
Venezuela seizes stores in a futile attempt to fix their monetary policy. The price of bitcoin driven higher. China a major buyer of bitcoin. Robocoin’s bitcoin ATM does $100,000 of trades in the first week. A One million dollar hack. Shopify adds bitcoin for it’s 70,000+ merchants. Rethinking brainwallets.