Tether was hacked losing some 30 Million USDTether and 5 Bitcoin to a wallet address connected to the 2015 hack of BitStamp. We discuss the future of money and what a Tether implosion could mean for the crypto market. Darren was in Hong Kong this past week for a work session with the DASH core team. He talks about the experience. Vlad Zamfir releases a first look at possible Casper Proof-of-Stake code.
BitStamp announces a bitcoin debit card for Europeans. The Internal Revenue Service gets hacked and exposes 100,000 individuals. Businesses in Venezuela are switching over to US Dollars. The Ethereum test net suffered a fork. Blockchain.info is recommending Android users update their apps to solve a duplicate address issue. The Bitcoin Block Size debate continues. The BRICS nations are creating a bank.
Roger Ver denied visa to US. Overstock.com installs bitcoin ATM and offers to pay employees in Bitcoin. News from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Brazil and Venezuela. BitStamp was hacked last weekend and is back online following a few days of worry. Darren will be presenting at Liberty Forum in New Hampshire. The Price of Bitcoin and ‘Why is the price as high as it is?’
Oil down and going lower. First “coinfest” to be hosted in Russia. Reports that Bitstamp is slow processing withdraws. Listeners of this episode may enjoy this Linkedin article we discussed. Alleged scam involving paybase and paycoin. Cody Wilson promotes ending the bitcoin foundation with strong language.
Special guest Riaz joins Darren and JJ in the studio to talk about his experience starting a business that prefers Bitcoin. DDoS and spam attacks made against Bitcoin. Mt. Gox is dying and the market will be better for it. BitStamp halts withdrawals for a couple days and resumes while other exchanges are less effected by DDoS and spam attacks. Country Specific blockchains. Dogecoin rises with the advent of a Chinese exchange that offers to trade it as well as the halving of the reward. Gold and Silver prices and Bitcoin hash rate and difficulty.