Bitcoin Blocksize Rants & Raves: Long Waits & High Fees (Bonus Episode)

Scaling Bitcoin: Increasing the Maximum Blocksize

After recording last week’s podcast—Ep195: Confessions of a Bitcoiner, South Korea Scandal Fit for a Movie, Crypto Security—Darren continued chatting with our friend/special guest Andy, who works at a Bitcoin ATM company. While JJ and Randy began prepping the new episode for publishing, Darren said he wished we could have an episode where we just kind of vented about what was happening to the Bitcoin network and within the Bitcoin community.

Rather than wait for some other time, we hit record again while the energy was still high. And thus, a bonus episode was born! We also talk with Andy about some of the topics we discussed with him in our main episode… like privacy, encryption, Dash, Monero, Zcash, Ethereum and how to better secure & anonymize cryptocurrency transactions.


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Link from the show: Darren mentioned a short post he’d written for the Neocash Radio blog several years ago—How to rebroadcast a transaction on Blockchain.info—and Andy commented that it had been helpful to him and that he’d sent it along to several other people, so we’re including an additional link to it here for anyone interested! 


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Bitcoin Unlimited: on-chain scaling -- Roger Ver interview -- Neocash Radio podcastRelated listening: We’ve also got a special bonus interview with Roger Ver that we recently posted! Listen in as Bitcoin Angel Investor and Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver talks with us about how the current Bitcoin block size limit is throttling the Bitcoin network, and how Bitcoin Unlimited could be poised to increase the block size and allow the Bitcoin network to scale.

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Episode 174 – The Federal Reserve has no exit, Ethereum Devcon 2 & more!

Bayer buys Monsanto with largest all cash deal on record. The New York Police Department has used civil asset forfeiture so much that it’s outdated computer system, allegedly, cannot even calculate the amount. The US government wants Deutsche Bank to pay for the financial crisis of 2008. The Wells Fargo executive in charge of the unit that made headlines with phony bank accounts walks away with a $124.5 Million dollar paycheck. Credit unions are looking more appealing in light of the recent bank scandals. The Federal Reserve has no way out of the terrible bailout strategy. A Federal Judge has ruled Bitcoin is money. The Bank of England and PricewaterhouseCoopers are looking to adopt blockchain technology. Synereo raises 3 million so far with a recently started fundraising campaign. We talk quite a bit about the latest news with Ethereum. Roger Ver’s Bitcoin.com pool mines the first Bitcoin Unlimited block.

All this and more on Neocash Radio episode 174 on September 21st, 2016!

We’ve written out short overviews of the topics discussed on today’s show below; be sure to listen in to the whole podcast to get more information, insights, and thoughts on each of them from JJ, Darren, and Randy!

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Traditional Markets
Gold up $1337
Silver up $19.81
Oil up $45.62
DOW Jones up 18,293
30Y UST down 2.378%

Crypto Markets
Bitcoin (BTC) 597 Down
Litecoin (LTC) 3.77 Down
Dash 11.48 Down
Ether (ETH) 13.36 Up
Monero (XMR) 10.15 Steady
1 doge = 1 doge


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Episode 113 – BRICS Summit and Greek Pitfall

BRICS nations met for a Summit this past week. RC4 security vulnerability may affect bitcoin users. Greek news wrap-up for the week. Socialized losses for Litecoin margin traders. The bitcoin blockchain debate still sees no consensus.

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Traditional

DJIA up to 18086

Gold down to 1133

Silver down to 14.84

Oil down to 50.78

30 year treasury down to 3.08%

Crypto

BTC down to $274

LTC down to $3.71

Doge 63 satoshis

Rundown

BRICS Summit

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shashi-tharoor/brics-summit_b_7769914.html

Bitcoin Platform Vulnerability

http://www.biztekmojo.com/00964/bitcoin-platforms-serious-threat-due-https-tls-rc4-vulnerability

+Greece News

Austerity Measures Votes on with Violent Protests outside

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11743107/As-it-happened-Greek-parliament-passes-new-austerity-measures.html

Banks Reopen

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/greece-crisis-banks-re-open-monday-with-tight-cash-withdrawal-limit-1.3159210

German Loan?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/greece-crisis-tsipras-shuffles-cabinet-after-anti-austerity-mini-rebellion-1.3156316

News

Socialized Losses

http://cointelegraph.com/news/114885/-huobi-talks-about-lessons-learned-from-socialized-losses

 

Block Size Debate

http://cointelegraph.com/news/114882/core-developer-jeff-garzik-proposes-2mb-block-size-limit-to-buy-time

 

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