Precious metals deregulation in Russia as BRICS nations prepare to trade gold. The Vanguard Group to offer blockchain-based index. Bitfinex hires law firm to squelch free speech. SEC Chairman releases statement about cryptocurrencies and token offerings. Waves Platform is the next to launch self-regulating body. Crypto Futures trading starts in the US and abroad. Steam drops Bitcoin as fees continue to rise. OpenBazaar to offer a token to incentivize curated lists of items for sale. Venezuela talks about offering a petro-backed cryptocurrency.
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.
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 Darren, Pedro and JJ!
Jeremy Kauffman joins us to talk about LBRY.io. The first New York BitLicense is issued. 21 Inc. releases their first bitcoin miner. Bitcoin is ruled as a commodity. An international market update. Bitcoin patents are being applied for.
Greece to receive 1000 Bitcoin ATMs. Litecoin will half it’s block reward this coming Tuesday. Some Brazilian States are in default. Argentine Security Guru raided after finding backdoor in E-Vote software. US Stock Markets crash this past Thursday/Friday. St. Louis Federal Reserve Official sees no evidence that the QEs had any effect on the economy.
This special episode focuses on the New Hampshire Liberty Forum 2015. The Brazilian Real drops in value as interest rates are increased to slow inflation. Spending Bitcoin anywhere a MasterCard is accepted may be coming soon. Privacy implications in Canada as a man faces charges for not divulging his mobile phone password.
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?’
The Bitcoin Network increases in hashrate and difficultly while the currency rises in price : China bitcoin markets are climbing in price : Bitcoin Financial instrument trading sites close : Capitol One closes accounts over bitcoin : New exchanges open for the dollar to bitcoin bridge : Bitcoin client downloads surge in Q3 over Q2 for India and Brazil : Security : Silver : Gold