[VIDEO] Decrypting Bitcoin: Blockchain Technology Explained

Two of the co-hosts of Neocash Radio—JJ Epic and Randy Clemens—created this video to explain the benefits of using Bitcoin, as well as to provide an informative overview of how Bitcoin works under the hood to someone who may have never even heard of it.

If you’re new to cryptocurrencies: WELCOME! And if you’re an expert, we hope this intro video will be a valuable tool that you’re inspired to pass along to curious friends and family!

Through our new media studio—5th Quill Studios—we will be producing more in-depth videos to explain Ethereum, DASH, Steemit, and the Federal Reserve soon! (We’ll also be upgrading Neocash Radio to be a video podcast in the coming months!)

Bitcoin is so much more than just an electronic payment system…

Many call cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin “the future of money,” but a majority of people don’t really know much about them. What are cryptocurrencies? How do they work? How do you get them? Where can you use them? And what makes them safer, faster, and often cheaper to use than cash or credit?

We created this helpful video to answer these questions and more, walking you through an in-depth overview of this paradigm shift in money. You’ll see how Bitcoin is already benefitting millions of users across the globe, and you’ll learn how you can be one of them.

Join us as we decrypt Bitcoin, from its enigmatic beginnings in late 2008 to a look at its promising future. We’ll also explore the breakthrough technology underneath Bitcoin—”the blockchain”—and how it can change more than just our relationship with money; it can transform our societies, our governments, our businesses, and possibly our every interaction. Continue reading

Episode 166 – My Coin is Better Than Yours

The Central Bank of Zimbabwe doesn’t want people to use Bitcoin. A circuit court in Florida finds that Bitcoin is not money. Arcade City may have big issues. An update about Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and the almost religious zealotry found on reddit and the forums. Central banks are bracing for a crash or recession. EU may create a list of crypto-users.

 

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Episode 132 – Bank Accounts Frozen for More Whistle-Blowers

The bitcoin mining difficulty is going up. Whistle-blowers are having their bank accounts frozen. The new president of Argentina is good news for Bitcoin. The BitUnit conference happened in Ghana! News out of Europe included central bank interest rates and more Greek woes.

 

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Traditional Markets

Gold down slightly $1057

Silver down slightly $14.07

Oil steady $41.77

DOW steady around 17,798

30year Treasury down slightly 2.9976%

Crypto Markets

BTC up $365

LTC up $3.55

ETH down $0.90

News

Cyber Realm

BTC Difficulty goes up

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/mining-difficulty-increases-by-over-due-to-bitcoin-price-increase-and-next-generation-chips-1448389961

US

Targeted bank account freezing

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/11/drone-pilots-have-bank-accounts-and-credit-cards-frozen-by-feds-for-exposing-us-murder.html

Strange letter correspondence between Ralph Nader and Janet Yellen

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0TC2EB20151123

South America

New Argentina President

http://cointelegraph.com/news/115724/argentinas-new-president-good-news-for-bitcoin-bad-news-for-inflation

Africa

BitUnit in Ghana is happening.

Europe

Russian Finance Minister wants to ban Bitcoin but not the blockchain

http://www.coindesk.com/russia-ban-bitcoin-not-blockchain/

QE not enough, European Central Bank stimulates with lower interest rates.  

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/12022811/Fresh-ECB-stimulus-set-to-hit-Europes-biggest-banks.html

NYSE delisting National greek bank after price drops

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-27/nyse-is-delisting-national-bank-of-greece-after-91-plunge

Swiss banks pass on negative interest rates to customers.  

http://news.yahoo.com/swiss-alternative-bank-breaks-negative-rates-taboo-055303880.html

Episode 57 – Central Banks Buy Equities, Centralized Mining Rocks Bitcoin

Darren is in the studio and JJ skypes in from the road. Central Banks are buying equities. US Marshall Offices are selling the bitcoins seized from Silk Road. GHash.IO reached 50% of the hashing power — Bitcoin dev Peter Todd sells half of his bitcoin and Bitfury pulls 1.5 PH/s from GHash.IO in response. Expedia and Kings College in New York start accepting bitcoin. Credit card breach at PF Changs. Host Darren is interviewed for a Forbes article. Venezuela is in trouble with bond holders and is having shortages. Next week is PorcFest, an important festival for Bitcoin enthusiasts, and Neocash Radio will be trying to have some content up for our listeners instead of a full show.

 

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Episode 56 – Bitcoin Empowers Afghan Girls, Negative Interest Rates in Europe

Darren is in the studio and JJ skypes from the road. GHash.IO is causing concern with 47% of the Bitcoin hashrate. Bitcoin is allowing financial independence for girls in Afghanistan. Paypal drops mangatraders from service and Bitcoin picks up the slack. Apple changed AppStore guidelines to include “approved virtual currencies”. European Central Banks issue negative interests rates for deposits. The Lakota Nation creates MazaCoin for their version of a sovereign digital currency. Vitalik Buterin wins the Thiel Fellowship award. Erik Voorhees settles with the SEC.

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