Episode 137 – Windows 10 Is Compromised

A look back at 2015. An op-ed from Jeff Garzik about the blockchain debate. US Dollars are used to launder money by Police. Windows 10 covertly sends encryption keys to Microsoft. New Hampshire news. Free State Project hits 92%

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Traditional Markets

Gold down $1067

Silver down $13.82

Oil down $37.07

DOW down 17,425

30 Year Treasury up 3.015%

 

Crypto Markets

BTC up $428

LTC steady $3.46

ETH up $1.30

 

News

A Look back at 2015

http://bravenewcoin.com/news/the-most-influential-headlines-of-2015-in-case-you-missed-it/

Jeff Garzik: Bitcoin is Being Hot-Wired for Settlement

https://medium.com/@jgarzik/bitcoin-is-being-hot-wired-for-settlement-a5beb1df223a#.e065kfust

Bal Harbour Police aid the laundering of around $4M of drug money

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article51698275.html

Windows X covertly sends encryption keys to Microsoft

https://boingboing.net/2015/12/29/windows-10-covertly-sends-your.html

New Hampshire

FSP 92%

Amanda Bouldin gets big news coverage regarding nipple legislation.

Episode 133 – Paying Taxes: Don’t Leave Home Without It

Chris Pacia and Matt Whitlock join us in studio. The IRS can revoke passports of delinquent tax payers. QE 4 is starting to be mentioned in the mainstream news media. Puerto Rico is bankrupt and faces lawsuits for over-taxation. Swiss and Greek policy makers are trying to push people out of using cash. Finland free money for everyone! A Bitcoin conference is taking place in China right now!

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Traditional Markets

Gold $1087

Silver $14.55

Oil $40.14

DOW 17,847

30 year 3.0119

 

Crypto Markets

BTC $397

LTC $3.43

ETH $0.88

 

News:

IRS granted power to revoke passport

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2015/12/04/irs-power-over-passports-signed-into-law/

QE4 mentioned in mainstream sources such as CNBC and Bloomberg

Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy case

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2015/12/06/puerto-ricos-bankruptcy-case-if-something-cant-go-on-for-ever-then-it-wont/

Greece using less cash

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/world/europe/in-greece-shift-from-cash-to-plastic-could-undercut-shadow-economy.html?ref=world&_r=0

Finland considering “universal basic income”

http://qz.com/566702/finland-plans-to-give-every-citizen-a-basic-income-of-800-euros-a-month/

China Miners, Block size Debate

http://www.coindesk.com/chinas-miners-heat-up-blocksize-debate-at-scaling-bitcoin-hong-kong/