Episode 168 – More Crypto News Than You Can Fit In A Bitcoin Block

This a huge episode where we talk about bitfinex, bitcoin security, SDR and the World Bank, China, Russia, Germany, Ethereum, ETC, Dash and More!!

 

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Traditional Markets

Gold steady $1335

Silver steady $19.64

Oil up 44.69

DOW Jones steady 18,576

30Y UST 2.2299%

 

Crypto Markets

BTC down $566.87

LTC down $3.62

Dash up $13.89

Ether up $11.19

1 doge = 1 doge

 

News

Update on the Bitfinex Hack

http://www.salon.com/2016/08/13/why-the-latest-bitcoin-hack-should-make-you-worried-about-your-money/

https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoins-achilles-heel-why-bitcoin-needs-insurance-policy

UK Gambling Commission indicated bitcoin is a “cash equivalent”

https://cointelegraph.com/news/uk-gambling-commission-views-bitcoin-as-cash-equivalent

 

German negative interest rates hit retail banks

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-11/negative-rates-for-the-people-arrive-as-german-bank-gives-in

 

Windows 8.1 backdoor leaked

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/microsoft-secure-boot-firmware-snafu-leaks-golden-key/

 

World Bank issues bonds denominated in Special Drawing Rights in China’s interbank bond market.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/12/reuters-america-update-1-world-bank-unit-to-issue-sdr-bond-in-chinas-interbank-bond-market-cbank.html

 

Russia waivers on Bitcoin penalties

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/russia-reverses-plan-to-penalize-bitcoin-use/

 

Bitcoin Debit Cards

https://cointelegraph.com/news/6-cards-battle-for-bitcoin-supremacy-bitcoin-debit-card-comparison-test

 

Dark-Pool Trading with Bitcoin

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3737430/Broker-dealer-TradeZero-launches-dark-pool-exchange-bitcoin.html

 

DDoSCoin

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/theres-now-a-cryptocurrency-created-by-participating-in-ddos-attacks

 

Blockchains and Swarm Technology

http://www.coindesk.com/blockchains-robot-swarms-smart/

 

ETC Dump by individuals on Ethereum Dev team

http://www.newsbtc.com/2016/08/13/ethereum-developers-attempts-etc-dump/

 

ETC Trading without fees on Korean Exchange

https://cointelegraph.com/news/koreas-largest-bitcoin-exchange-supports-ethereum-classic-eliminates-all-fees

 

Chinese Court Awards Damages Against OKCoin, Says It Operates Illegally

http://bitcoinist.net/court-damages-okcoin/

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