In this special NeoCash interview I discuss crypto with Travin Keith. Travin has been a big part of many projects in the blockchain space including: Hyperledger, NXT, ARDOR, SICOS, Agavon, Byteball, Smart Cash, and more! Travin is planning a move to Zug, Switzerland a hot spot for crypto development.
Centra.tech, Centra Card, CTR token has been revealed to be a scam, principles arrested and facing charges of fraud. LitePay vanishes. Sergey Mavrodi has died leaving his MMM ponzi scheme in limbo. Darren Tapp givens an update about his time at Arizona State University working with the DASH team. He was also a presenter at the Blockchain: Security, Scalability & Research Initiative in Phoenix. There is also a lot of NeoCash related news and interviews!
Pedro and JJ sit down with Mark Warden from Porcupine Real Estate to talk about his historic home sale—Mark sold his New Hampshire home for Bitcoin (the first Bitcoin real estate sale in NH!) and talks about the experience. Pedro also points out some pitfalls when financing a home with your crypto wealth. Check out the 11 Tips for Bitcoin Property Sales!
Plattsburgh, New York is banning additional Bitcoin mining operations for the next 18 months. MT.Gox sell-off effects denied by Trustee Kobayashi. U.S. District Court and the Federal Trade Commission move against cryptocurrency scammers in Florida. Twitter will be banning certain types of ads relating to cryptocurrency investing and ICOs. The US Congress 2018 Joint Economic Report praises Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology. U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring U.S. citizens from taking part in the Venezuelan Petro scheme.
In this episode Darren and JJ discuss the anti-money laundering boogieman at the G20 summit. Circle rolls out a trading app just one week after buying Poloniex. Google is set to ban crypto ads as of June 1st. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver talks about crypto and does pretty well.
Ledger has a new wallet firmware with a mandatory update. The Pineapple fund is donating millions of Bitcoin to charities! Senators in the U.S. state of Georgia submitted a bill to allow taxes and license fees paid in crypto. Shapeshift is batching Bitcoin transactions to save on network congestion. We discuss the NEO blockchain and how the hype may be misplaced. JJ interviews ODEM in the first NeoCash Newsmakers.
ICO and token sales suffer nearly the same failure rate as most business start-ups. Dutch RaboBank is looking at creating a cryptocurrency wallet. Poloniex is acquired by Circle. JP Morgan and Bank of America admit that cryptocurrency is very competitive. Germany won’t tax bitcoin when used as a payment. US Department of Justice is making a boogieman out of crypto money laundering. Bitcoin SegWit has seen an increase in segwit adoption up to 30%.
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The Central Bank of Poland has admitted to paying for a campaign of social media propaganda. In one case a prominent polish YouTuber was paid $30,000 to make videos claiming to have lost money on crypto. The Central Bank of Poland working with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority has no problem using fraud to dissuade people from looking into it.
This isn’t new by any stretch and it can be quite outlandish. CNBC wants you to believe that 1 or 2 people mining Bitcoin in North Korea means that you could potentially be supporting Kim Jong Un’s regime by trading Bitcoin.
This is how you take a fact and turn it into propaganda. After that shocking intro, we get to one of the only facts of the story. More than one IP address was used to mine Bitcoin in North Korea.
At this point the video delves into pure speculation and boogieman tactics. The final nail is a guilt trip fit for social media manipulation. Thanks for the rubbish CNBC!
More recently Venezuela has been attacking Bitcoin on state run TV. The standard lot of villains are bandied about, terrorism, money laundering, drugs and tax evasion. Now evading the exchange controls is added to the list demons perpetrated by the Bitcoin.
“It was recently reported that many people have begun using Bitcoin, as an alternative to evade policies on foreign exchange by the Bolivarian Government to ensure proper development of the economy.”
South Korea is looking at licensing crypto exchanges. Salon readers may opt into allowing the site to use some cpu power for mining Monero rather than seeing ads. Small European banks look to seize cryptocurrency opportunities to compete with the bigger banks. We look a list of blockchain predictions for 2018 and give our thoughts.