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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ademo Freeman from the Suns of Liberty Mint – sunsoflibertymint.com/ – calls into the show to talk about silver pieces : China is showing a growing support for Bitcoin : BRICS nations preparing for dollar troubles : India is reducing tariffs on gold and silver a slight amount