Ep189: Swarm City Brand Fork, Coinbase Looks Beyond Bitcoin, History of 2016

Camo from cameras as a new fashion. Arcade City / Swarm City brand fork. Charlie Shrem’s latest project is Mainstreet Investments LP an investment fund and a waste management company. Coinbase is looking to diversify as Bitcoin’s future relies on core to be not core. We discuss the big stories of 2016 and the future evolution of the digital society.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 189 — Wednesday January 4th, 2017!

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Gold $1,163 Bitcoin (BTC) $1108
Silver $16.40 Litecoin (LTC) $4.40
Oil $53.35 Zcash (ZEC) $52.32
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30Y UST Yield 3.041% DASH $15.48
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Chinese Yuan (CNY) $0.14 Augur REP $4.79
British Pound (GBP) $1.23 1 Doge = 1 Doge

Hyperface Pattern. Photo by Adam Harvey
Hyperface Pattern. Photo by Adam Harvey

Camera Camouflage is the new Fashion

While the UK’s new surveillance laws have been deemed illegal by the European Union’s highest court cameras are scanning faces everywhere. A new clothing line is coming out that features a digital camo pattern that fools facial recognition scanners into seeing a lot of strange faces.

Arcade City Brand Fork

Christopher David never actually resigned from anything pertaining to Arcade City. The mayor title was just that a title and it turns out that he has no intention of leaving the Arcade City brand. As a result the team behind Arcade City sans Christopher David is leaving the brand and have created a new brand and identity called Swarm City!

Charlie Shrem’s Latest Crypto Project

Charlie Shrem has a new project that involves a waste management company. The company isn’t yet mentioned publically but it is reported to be a 20 year old company that has moved 6 million gallons of waste last year. Naturally this is part of an Ethereum-based token sale. The tokens are for the Mainstreet Investment LP or MLP and they cover more than just trash. The fund includes investments in manufacturing, healthcare, media and more.

Coinbase to add more than just Ethereum

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong published a blog post that signals his lack of enthusiasm about the future of bitcoin. He states that bitcoin “has not become a scaleable payment network”, mentioning fees and transaction times. The blog post ends with the idea that Ethereum may overtake bitcoin as a payment processor as well as its current role as a token generator.

Bitcoin magazine has a top 6 stories of 2016 as told by Bitcoin Magazine

We discuss these stories and add in our own thoughts about the past year in economics and crypto.

Want to learn more about Bitcoin, mining cryptocurrencies, and blockchains? Check out our intro video: “Decrypting Bitcoin: Blockchain Technology Explained”

We will be producing more in-depth videos to explain Ethereum, Dash, and the Federal Reserve soon! We’re also building a video podcast room here at Neocash Radio HQ! Until that’s finished, we’ve started uploading our audio feed to our new YouTube channel! We hope to have video added to the podcast by spring 2017! Construction is moving along nicely!

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