The Federal Reserve is playing with interest rates. Steemit introduces promoted content and we are looking for a wallet to HLOD Steem currencies off the platform… is Steemit decentralized? Civil asset forfeiture is too hard to give up for Police in New Mexico. Lots of Ethereum news, you should give a listen! Imagine if Ethereum and Steemit had a baby blockchain, you may end up with Synereo. One prominent Bitcoin Miner proclaims Blocksteam has won the Block-size debate and we lament the fall of Bitcoin. More details on Monero.
All this and more here on Neocash Radio episode 171! Recorded August 31st, 2016 in Manchester, NH!
We’ve written out short overviews of the topics discussed on today’s show below; be sure to listen in to the whole podcast to get more information, insights, and thoughts on each of them from JJ, Darren, and Randy!
JJ, Darren, and Randy discuss Hardware wallets, the massive US Debt, ride-sharing apps getting taxed to support the taxi industry, a discrepancy in the Dash blockchain, hacking the NSA, and more here on Neocash Radio Episode 169, recorded August 21st, 2016.
Confirmation delays as the mempool hits 50MB. Coinbase CEO calls the Bitcoin Core Dev Team a threat to Bitcoin. Darren explains why he is bearish on bitcoin and why bitcoin is not an investment. Open Bazaar releases on the test net. France looks to crush encryption with a new bill. China woes as the stocks fall and 1.8 Million people are layed-off. DROWN attack leaves 33% of https servers vulnerable.
Cryptsy and Butterfly Labs face lawsuits. Chinese stocks fall more than 6%. Japan mulls making bitcoin a legal currency. The latest news on the mining pools and blockchain upgrade. Bitcoin classic nodes face a DDoS attack. DNS security flaw found by Google and Redhat.
A Swiss bank not allowing withdrawals. More than a quarter of student loans being repaid are delinquent. Dogecoin co-founder leaves the crypto-community in a huff. Ripple is in hot water with both users and BitStamp. Greece is heading for a default and upset pensioners. The financial benefits of being beautiful.
Darren and JJ discuss any similarities that altcoins may have in common with ponzi schemes. The new technology of bitcoin has paved the way to the existence of thousands of altcoins. Most altcoins don’t catch on. Some are for fun. But then some employ down right deceptive practices to pump them.
What a crazy week. Coinbase has a mysterious announcement coming out Monday at 9am EST. The Euro struggling to keep it’s strength after an announcement of 1.1 trillion euro Quantitative Easing. Paypal’s Braintree is in beta. Death of the alts? Hong Kong to Indonesia remittance. More Turkish censorship? WSJ features bitcoin.
Bitcoin based login. Venezuelan arrests to enforce price controls on basic goods like vegetable oil. ISIS announces plans for own currency. Canada mulls over digital currency. Anyone remember Mintchip? Counterparty recreates ethereum’s smart contract platform. Argentina raids banks targeting money laundering and enforcing currency controls. Russia considers lower penalties for bitcoin activities.
Jon Matonis is stepping down from the Bitcoin Foundation. The 1970 US Bank Secret Act is declared obsolete. Crypto Passports could offer more online identity solutions. BTC Guild was set to shutdown in three months but now may be sold instead. Blockchain.info raises $30.5 million. FinCEN declares bitcoin payment processors and exchanges as “money-transmitters”. Amanda writes about buying surgery with bitcoin and gold. Mattheus writes about the bitcoin scene in New Hampshire. Home loan applications are the lowest since February.
A round-up of the scandals that came to light this week. A Venezuela currency default predicted by Harvard has caused a drop in bond prices. La’Zooz offers a blockchain based solution to transportation services. The FBI wants in on the newest encryption used by phone developers, compromising the overall security. The Stock Market drops while talk of Quantitative Easing 4 is hitting the media. More news from the Isle of Mann!