Ep234: The Future of Money is Gold, Crypto Futures Trading

Precious metals deregulation in Russia as BRICS nations prepare to trade gold. The Vanguard Group to offer blockchain-based index. Bitfinex hires law firm to squelch free speech. SEC Chairman releases statement about cryptocurrencies and token offerings. Waves Platform is the next to launch self-regulating body. Crypto Futures trading starts in the US and abroad. Steam drops Bitcoin as fees continue to rise. OpenBazaar to offer a token to incentivize curated lists of items for sale. Venezuela talks about offering a petro-backed cryptocurrency.


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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,256 Bitcoin SegWit (BSW) $16,656
Silver $16.04 Ethereum (ETH) $639
Oil $56.72 DASH $889
Dow Jones 24,585 points Litecoin (LTC) $306
30Y UST Yield 2.781% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $1599

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Ep233: Net Neutrality Repeal, Markets Rise and Rise Again, Quadratic Sharding

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FCC wants to repeal net neutrality. Is Tether price manipulation affecting other crypto prices? Vitalik talks up plan to scale Ethereum via quadratic sharding. Taiwan follows Singapore’s lead on crypto regulation. Price spikes and panic selling.


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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,286 SegWit (SW) $9,822
Silver $16.50 Ethereum (ETH) $433
Oil $57.43 DASH $710
Dow Jones 23,940 points Litecoin (LTC) $85.90
30Y UST Yield 2.824% Bitcoin Cash (BCC) $1348

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Ep232: Tether Hack, Ethereum and Casper, Darren is back from Hong Kong

Tether was hacked losing some 30 Million USDTether and 5 Bitcoin to a wallet address connected to the 2015 hack of BitStamp. We discuss the future of money and what a Tether implosion could mean for the crypto market. Darren was in Hong Kong this past week for a work session with the DASH core team. He talks about the experience. Vlad Zamfir releases a first look at possible Casper Proof-of-Stake code.


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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,292 SegWit (SW) $8,189
Silver $17.13 Ethereum (ETH) $369
Oil $58.01 DASH $584
Dow Jones 23,526 points Litecoin (LTC) $71.40
30Y UST Yield 2.743% Bitcoin Cash (BCC) $1314

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Ep231: Bitcoin Cash Fork Successful, Central Banks Want Their Own Crypto

Bitcoin Cash has a hard fork changing the Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm. The central banks are interested in issuing their own cryptocurrencies. Singapore is especially interested in a crypto version of the Singapore Dollar.

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,278 SegWit (SW) $7,314
Silver $16.99 Ethereum (ETH) $331
Oil $55.28 DASH $421
Dow Jones 23,271 points Litecoin (LTC) $63.62
30Y UST Yield 2.766% Bitcoin Cash (BCC) $1204

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Ep230: SegWit2x Fork Cancelled, Parity Wallet Woes, DASH for Bigger Blocks

Segwit 2x fork cancelled. Oops, another huge problem with Parity multisig wallets. DASH upgrade features bigger blocks and lower fees. JP Morgan gets in the blockchain game. Chinese central bank wants state-backed crypto. It’s not too early to start buying holiday gifts from Neoware Apparel!

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,280 SegWit (SW) $7,268
Silver $16.99 Ethereum (ETH) $312
Oil $56.82 DASH $313
Dow Jones 23,563 points Litecoin (LTC) $62.47
30Y UST Yield 2.792% Bitcoin Cash (BCC) $630

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Ep 229: Bitcoin Gold Flop, Bitfinex Wash Trading, Singapore Won’t Regulate Crypto

All that glitters isn’t Bitcoin Gold. Wash trading helps explain fishy smell at Bitfinex. Putin wants crypto regulations. Singapore takes wait and see approach. Tezos founders fight for control of third most successful ICO in history.

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,277 Bitcoin (BTC) $5,573
Silver $16.92 Ethereum (ETH) $299
Oil $52.22 DASH $289
Dow Jones 23,329 points Litecoin (LTC) $55.44
30Y UST Yield 2.946% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $330

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Ep 228: ICO Legal Questions Linger, The CryptoRuble Cometh, Bitcoin Cash Is Bitcoin

ICO legal questions linger. Ethereum’s Byzantium fork is successful. Russians will soon be spending CryptoRubles. Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin! Ben Bernanke talks about Bitcoin.

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,280.00 Bitcoin (BTC) $5,511
Silver $16.97 Ethereum (ETH) $308
Oil $52.03 DASH $295
Dow Jones 223,157 points Litecoin (LTC) $59.46
30Y UST Yield 2.85% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $332

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Ep 227: Bitcoin AirDrop FOTM, Ethereum Byzantium

Bitcoin Gold: viable chain or cash grab? Airdrops emerge as flavor of the month. Ethereum Byzantium hard fork approaches. Vladimir Putin weighs in on crypto. Is Bitcoin becoming a pyramid scheme? DASH partnership focuses on legal cannabis industry. Russia and U.S. fight over who gets to prosecute Alexander Vinnik.

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,292.50 Bitcoin (BTC) $4,848
Silver $17.20 Ethereum (ETH) $303
Oil $51.29 DASH $300
Dow Jones 22,860 points Litecoin (LTC) $50.89
30Y UST Yield 2.88% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $313

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Ep. 226: Exploring Bitnation’s Pangea, ICO Self-Regulation Efforts, and Weaknesses of IOTA

The hosts explore Bitnation’s Pangea. Project Transparency launches ICO self-regulation effort. Hedge funds pump and dump ICOs. Closer look at IOTA’s weaknesses. Bitcoin Cash update from Darren. European central bank advises blockchain interoperability. Russia to educate citizens on cryptocurrencies and ICO risks. Musiconomi shares token locker smart contract. Finnish exchange LocalBitcoins sells BCH balances, credits users with BTC (why?).

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,274.90 Bitcoin (BTC) $4,219
Silver $16.58 Ethereum (ETH) $292
Oil $49.83 DASH $306
Dow Jones 22,660 points Litecoin (LTC) $51.11
30Y UST Yield 2.87% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $361

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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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