Episode 139 – Mike Hearn Elevates Blockchain Debate and Bitcoin Classic

International News Updates. Venezuela declares a state of emergency. BRICS nations make first $750 million contribution to the New Development Bank. Cryptsy looks for new owners and has a 10,000 BTC loss. Peter Todd engages in fraud with BTC and reddit. Mike Hearn quits the Bitcoin Core Dev Team and elevates the blockchain debate to a new level. Bitcoin Classic has 72-74% support of the mining pools.

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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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Show Notes:

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

 

Episode 106 – Forks, Hacks, and BRICS

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.

 

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Episode 60 – BlackHalo, Swarm and International News with Elizabeth

Darren is in the studio with Elizabeth. JJ joins us via Skype from the road.  BlackCoin and Proof of Stake. BlackHalo/BitHalo offering a decentralized solutions. International news including Mexico, Bulgaria, and the BRICS nations. Coinbase enabling automated discounts.

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