Episode 147 – Blockstream Conflict of Interest and More ECB Stimulus

Blockstream and core devs are called out for crippling the bitcoin network. Xapo parts ways with blockstream. Ethereum is coming to select Lamassu Bitcoin Machines. Scam alert for the BitcoinWisdom Ad Remover Google Chrome extension. The bank of England looks to create RScoin and the Telegraph posts sponsored content. The ECB increases QE and lowers interests rates from negative to more negative. Hackers steal from a central bank

 

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News

Post on Node Counter dot com about blockstream connection to Bitcoin Core.

http://nodecounter.com/announcement.php

Blockstream’s Alex Fowler contacts administrator of the website.

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/4a4mph/blockstream_cofounder_alex_fowler_sent_a_private/

Xapo and Blockstream part ways

http://bitcoinist.net/xapo-president-ted-rogers-blasts-blockstream-and-mentions-ethereum/

Ethereum on Lamassu BTC Machines

http://themerkle.com/instacoin-plans-to-support-ethereum-on-all-of-their-lamassu-bitcoin-atms/

Chrome extension steals your bitcoins

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/scam-alert-bitcoin-stealing-chrome-extension/

RScoin and Bank of England

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/13/central-banks-beat-bitcoin-at-own-game-with-rival-supercurrency/

(Noise Alert)ECB boosts stimulus.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-10/ecb-cuts-all-rates-as-qe-boosted-to-80-billion-euros-a-month

Partially successful central bank heist.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35773061

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