Ep249 Telegram ICO, Verge Hack, Centra Update, and Chicken on Blockchain

Centra Update: I found an address linked to the Centra crowd sale holding 100,000 ETH. Cryptocurrency exchanges charge as much as $3 Million to list tokens and coins. Verge XVG has suffered a 51% attack due to a mining bug. French mega-grocery Carrefour SA is using blockchain technology to show consumers where their chicken dinner came from. Telegram messaging app has already raised more than $1.7 Billion in an ICO but not handing over encryption keys has brought out the Russian Banhammer! News Flash: apparently there is still some sort of debate regarding bitcoin scaling going on — someone needs to tell them the war is over. Darren throws his support behind a DASH proposal for AnyPay. JJ and Pedro visited the 300th consecutive cryptocurrency meet-up in Manchester, NH.



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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,346 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $764
Silver $16.75 Bitcoin SegWit (SW) $7,991
Oil $66.49 Ethereum (ETH) $507
Dow Jones 24,814 points DASH $368
30Y UST Yield 2.998%

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Ep248: Centra Card Exit Scam, LitePay Vanishes, Darren talks DASH

Centra.tech, Centra Card, CTR token has been revealed to be a scam, principles arrested and facing charges of fraud. LitePay vanishes. Sergey Mavrodi has died leaving his MMM ponzi scheme in limbo. Darren Tapp givens an update about his time at Arizona State University working with the DASH team. He was also a presenter at the Blockchain: Security, Scalability & Research Initiative in Phoenix. There is also a lot of NeoCash related news and interviews!



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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,334 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $715
Silver $16.43 Bitcoin SegWit (SW) $7,441
Oil $63.47 Ethereum (ETH) $406
Dow Jones 23,758 points DASH $339
30Y UST Yield 3.012% Litecoin (LTC) $129

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EP247: U.S. Congress Crypto Report and FTC Action

Plattsburgh, New York is banning additional Bitcoin mining operations for the next 18 months. MT.Gox sell-off effects denied by Trustee Kobayashi. U.S. District Court and the Federal Trade Commission move against cryptocurrency scammers in Florida. Twitter will be banning certain types of ads relating to cryptocurrency investing and ICOs. The US Congress 2018 Joint Economic Report praises Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology. U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring U.S. citizens from taking part in the Venezuelan Petro scheme.



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Ep246: More AML Hand Wringing, John Oliver Takes on Crypto

In this episode Darren and JJ discuss the anti-money laundering boogieman at the G20 summit. Circle rolls out a trading app just one week after buying Poloniex. Google is set to ban crypto ads as of June 1st. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver talks about crypto and does pretty well.



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Ep245: NEO Warnings, Ledger Update, Venezuelan Petro

Ledger has a new wallet firmware with a mandatory update. The Pineapple fund is donating millions of Bitcoin to charities! Senators in the U.S. state of Georgia submitted a bill to allow taxes and license fees paid in crypto. Shapeshift is batching Bitcoin transactions to save on network congestion. We discuss the NEO blockchain and how the hype may be misplaced. JJ interviews ODEM in the first NeoCash Newsmakers.



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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,334 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $1,188
Silver $16.75 Bitcoin SegWit (SW) $10,716
Oil $62.46 Ethereum (ETH) $811
Dow Jones 24,875 points DASH $577
30Y UST Yield 3.142% Litecoin (LTC) $195

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Ep244: ICOs Token Sale Failure Rate, Crypto Forcing Banks to Innovate or Adopt

ICO and token sales suffer nearly the same failure rate as most business start-ups. Dutch RaboBank is looking at creating a cryptocurrency wallet. Poloniex is acquired by Circle. JP Morgan and Bank of America admit that cryptocurrency is very competitive. Germany won’t tax bitcoin when used as a payment. US Department of Justice is making a boogieman out of crypto money laundering. Bitcoin SegWit has seen an increase in segwit adoption up to 30%.



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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,316 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $1,302
Silver $16.46 Bitcoin SegWit (SW) $10,985
Oil $61.33 Ethereum (ETH) $875
Dow Jones 24,609 points DASH $619
30Y UST Yield 3.094% Litecoin (LTC) $214

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Ep243: Blockchain Predictions for 2018, South Korea Eyes BitLicense for Exchanges

South Korea is looking at licensing crypto exchanges. Salon readers may opt into allowing the site to use some cpu power for mining Monero rather than seeing ads. Small European banks look to seize cryptocurrency opportunities to compete with the bigger banks. We look a list of blockchain predictions for 2018 and give our thoughts.



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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,350 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $1,332
Silver $16.85 SegWit (SW) $9,293
Oil $60.70 Ethereum (ETH) $908
Dow Jones 24,893 points DASH $663
30Y UST Yield 3.179% Litecoin (LTC) $207

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Ep 223: AXA on Ethereum , Bitcoin Cash on Bitstamp, Russia Will Treat Crypto Like Securities

AXA offers flight insurance on Ethereum. China’s ICO regulation dance. J.P. Morgan CEO labels Bitcoin a fraud. 200+ Bitcoin ATM’s on way to Argentina. Open Bazaar 2.0 Beta is released. “Crypto is Currency Day” set for September 29. Boise brings blockchain to city government. Russian finance ministry to treat crypto as securities. Darren sets up a Bitcoin Cash node!

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,322 Bitcoin (BTC) $3,891
Silver $17.72 Ethereum (ETH) $272
Oil $49.37 DASH $297
Dow Jones 22,135 points Litecoin (LTC) $61.67
30Y UST Yield 2.796% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $503

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Ep 222: China Drops Hammer on ICOs, Tether Remains Scandalous, First Look at Monetha

China drops hammer on ICOs. South Korea hints at future regulations. Hong Kong issues statement. Brazil’s central bank runs blockchain tests. Tether finally responds to critics: “trust us” (note: we don’t). Bitcoin Cash is going strong after one month. Ethereum’s Raiden scaling solution passes milestone. Monetha ICO raises $37 million in 18 minutes.

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,334 Bitcoin (BTC) $4,545
Silver $17.85 Ethereum (ETH) $329
Oil $49.15 DASH $342
Dow Jones 21,807 points Litecoin (LTC) $78.98
30Y UST Yield 2.74% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $626

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Ep 221: Global Unrest Spurs Gold/Crypto Spike, SEC May Suspend Token-related Stocks, Burger-backed Crypto Options Sizzle

Global unrest spurs gold/crypto spike. SEC may suspend token-related stock sales. Signs of trouble at STORJ. DASH partners with Arizona State University, temporarily halts InstantSend. Darren’s Bitcoin Cash update. WhopperCoin announced for Russian burger lovers. Coming soon to Thailand: the McWallet? Russian bank partners with Ethereum Foundation. Moscow Stock Exchange embraces crypto trading.

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,308 Bitcoin (BTC) $4,543
Silver $17.37 Ethereum (ETH) $376
Oil $45.96 DASH $365
Dow Jones 21,892 points Litecoin (LTC) $62.41
30Y UST Yield 2.74% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $569

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