Ep225: Overstock Regulated ICOs, FireEye Report Fails to Link North Korea to Bitcoin

Overstock launches alternative trading system for exchanging Securities as a Token in the U.S. Ukraine’s Central Bank declares Bitcoin not a currency or means of a payment. Zimbabwe pays more for Bitcoin after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe throttles payment processing for locals. European Central Bank claims they lack the authority to regulate or prohibit cryptocurrency. Running a Bitcoin Miner in your home is all the rage in Malta. Japan increases scrutiny over exchanges with a focus on customer protections. John Crudele seems to have no problem writing terrible blog posts. FireEye Threat Research is a bogus report that provides zero evidence of North Korea holding, mining, or hacking bitcoin. CoinDesk manufactures controversy regarding Ethereum mining. The Gentleman’s Guide to Forum Spies is a good primer for understanding the social manipulation at play. Elgin Air Force Base features tax payer funded social media manipulation. With Chinese tyrants cracking down on crypto exchanges more people are resorting to peer-to-peer trading. Announcing NeoWare Apparel — fine crypto themed apparel and accessories.

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,296 Bitcoin (BTC) $4,168
Silver $16.94 Ethereum (ETH) $304
Oil $55.50 DASH $347
Dow Jones 22,340 points Litecoin (LTC) $55.76
30Y UST Yield 2.76% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $454

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Episode 154 – The Ethereum DAO Is Now Live

Puerto Rico is facing dark times at their debt crisis grows more dire. Valve’s Steam video game platform now accepts Bitcoin for their more than 125 million users. CoinDesk’s Consensus 2016 Conference looks to have a few surprises. A Russian bill seeks to outlaw bitcoin use and jail users. Japan unveils their first blockchain consortium. Plutus combines bitcoin and ethereum as they offer their initial crowd sale. A look at the Ethereum Project’s The DAO. Finally a review of Dash.

 

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Traditional Markets

Gold up $1293

Silver up $17.82

Oil down $39.59

DOW down 17,773

30Y UST down 2.6796%

 

Crypto Markets

BTC down $449

LTC  up $3.69

Dash up $6.77

Ether up $8.60

Doge 50 satoshis

 

News

Puerto Rico on the brink of default

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/30/business/dealbook/washington-still-haggling-as-puerto-rico-debt-deadline-looms.html?_r=0

Steam now accepts bitcoin

http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/28/11525482/bitcoin-steam-valve-bitpay

CoinDesk’s Consensus 2016 Conference starts on Monday.

http://www.coindesk.com/10-must-see-moments-consensus-2016/

Russian bill will jail bitcoin users

http://qz.com/672780/russia-is-considering-legislation-that-would-send-bitcoin-users-to-jail-for-up-to-7-years/

Japan’s first Blockchain Industry Consortium is formed

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/japan-sees-new-blockchain-industry-consortium-established/

Plutus announces crowd sale

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ethereum-bitcoin-payment-provider-plutus-announces-token-crowd-sale-1557525

Ethereum DAO is now live

http://themerkle.com/ethereum-project-the-dao-is-now-live/

A look at DASH

http://bravenewcoin.com/news/dash-the-anonymous-evolution-of-bitcoin/