Ep197: Wikileaks CIA Hacking Tools, Bitcoin Loses Vendors, DASH Masternodes DDoS Attack

Wikileaks reveals the CIA is just as evil as you thought they were. Quantum computers are not far away at IBM. NASDAQ compares Bitcoin to gold and government-issued currency. People’s Bank of China doublespeak on Bitcoin regulations. Bitcoin transaction fees are causing the crypto to lose support and vendors. Many Bitcoin addresses have less BTC than the fees needed to move it. Darren talks about soft forks, hard forks, and sporks. DASH remains strong and the DDoS on DASH Masternodes may just be a badge of honor. China has first trade deficit in three years. Randy mentions Louis CK’s show “Horace and Pete” because it made him weep and Louis CK accepts Bitcoin.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 197 — Wednesday, March 8th, 2017!

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Gold $1,209 Bitcoin (BTC) $1,161
Silver $17.21 Ethereum (ETH) $17.01
Oil $50.19 DASH $42.50
Dow Jones 20,855 points Zcash (ZEC) $35.26
30Y UST Yield 3.151% Monero (XMR) $12.67

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On Forks & Hard Forks: Eschew Obfuscation & Watch Your Language

Blockchain hard forks & soft forks: Bitcoin & EthereumLanguage certainly is an important part of the life of a human. The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states that the structure of a language determines or greatly influences the modes of thought and behavior characteristic of the culture in which it is spoken. In my study of mathematics, we would often joke that we were really studying language.

In all areas of language, we need clear definitions. The same holds true for math; every concept of mathematics needs to be clearly defined. Without clear definitions, we are forever doomed to nonsensical communication. Some proofs require clear definitions of new objects.

Language can also be used to obfuscate, complicate, or hide information. Presenting information in a confusing or contradicting way can influence an argument, and ultimately be used to try to control the thoughts of others. The current prevailing monetary system is riddled with terms that deliberately hide what’s really being done. New monetary systems should avoid duplicating this aspect of their central banking predecessors; transparency and clarity should be valued traits.

Currently, I find that the meaning of the word fork is either not clear to people or purposely being blurred. The meaning of fork that I find blurred is the same meaning the word has when describing a fork in the road. A fork is a situation where one path or way becomes two paths going in different directions. An open source programing project could fork when it is found that there is another purpose that it could apply to. A project could also fork when there is a disagreement of which way it should go. Forking is the ultimate “Why not both?”

The word fork can also apply to a blockchain. Any block in a chain has a previous block and a next block. When there are two possibilities for the next block, that could be considered a fork. Usually, it’s called a fork in the chain if people are actively building on both possible blocks. If there is a next block which is ignored, that is usually called an orphan block. If an orphan block has a handful of blocks built on top of it but is abandoned, it’s called an orphan chain.

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Ep196: DASH’s Big Rise, the Internet of (Unsecure) Things, DNA Computing

DASH (Digital Cash) and Bitcoin see record highs this week. Cloudflare bleeds sensitive user data from many sites for months. (CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS!) The SHA-1 cryptographic hashing algorithm is done, son! These internet-connected teddy bears will let anyone spy on your kids & capture biometric voice data. The nine most popular password management apps had some serious security flaws. OPEC’s recent restrictions cost oil producers $2 trillion. Will “DNA computing” blaze past quantum computing?

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 196 — Wednesday, March 1st, 2017!

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,249 Bitcoin (BTC) $1,224
Silver $18.39 Ethereum (ETH) $16.89
Oil $53.67 DASH $45.00
Dow Jones 21,115 points Zcash (ZEC) $41.09
30Y UST Yield 3.071% Monero (XMR) $12.36

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Bitcoin Blocksize Rants & Raves: Long Waits & High Fees (Bonus Episode)

Scaling Bitcoin: Increasing the Maximum Blocksize

After recording last week’s podcast—Ep195: Confessions of a Bitcoiner, South Korea Scandal Fit for a Movie, Crypto Security—Darren continued chatting with our friend/special guest Andy, who works at a Bitcoin ATM company. While JJ and Randy began prepping the new episode for publishing, Darren said he wished we could have an episode where we just kind of vented about what was happening to the Bitcoin network and within the Bitcoin community.

Rather than wait for some other time, we hit record again while the energy was still high. And thus, a bonus episode was born! We also talk with Andy about some of the topics we discussed with him in our main episode… like privacy, encryption, Dash, Monero, Zcash, Ethereum and how to better secure & anonymize cryptocurrency transactions.


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Link from the show: Darren mentioned a short post he’d written for the Neocash Radio blog several years ago—How to rebroadcast a transaction on Blockchain.info—and Andy commented that it had been helpful to him and that he’d sent it along to several other people, so we’re including an additional link to it here for anyone interested! 


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Bitcoin Unlimited: on-chain scaling -- Roger Ver interview -- Neocash Radio podcastRelated listening: We’ve also got a special bonus interview with Roger Ver that we recently posted! Listen in as Bitcoin Angel Investor and Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver talks with us about how the current Bitcoin block size limit is throttling the Bitcoin network, and how Bitcoin Unlimited could be poised to increase the block size and allow the Bitcoin network to scale.

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Ep195: Confessions of a Bitcoiner, South Korea Scandal Fit for a Movie, Crypto Security

Andy from a Bitcoin ATM company joins us in-studio to talk about his disillusionment with Bitcoin. Danish law enforcement have new tools that link Bitcoin darknet buyers and sellers. Controversial Bitcoin-for-pot bill in Washington State Senate not happening this term. United Arab Emirates is considering legalizing Bitcoin. South Korea’s bizarre presidential scandal is destined to be made into a movie.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 195 — Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017!

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Traditional Markets Crypto Markets
Gold $1,238 Bitcoin (BTC) $1,129
Silver $17.99 Litecoin (LTC) $3.78
Oil $53.84 Zcash (ZEC) $27.79
Dow Jones 20,775 points Ethereum (ETH) $12.66
30Y UST Yield 3.033% DASH $22.09
Euro (EUR) $1.06 Monero (XMR) $12.80
Chinese Yuan (CNY) $0.15 Augur REP $4.70
British Pound (GBP) $1.25 1 Doge = 1 Doge

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Ep194: China Freezes Bitcoin Withdrawals, Ethereum Gets Big Banks, the U.S. “Debt Reckoning”

The U.S. federal government is running out of lenders. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tries defending Fed “independence” & banking regulations. Erik Voorhees discusses “the true cost of Bitcoin transactions.” Two of China’s “Big Three” Bitcoin exchanges stop BTC withdrawals for one month. Rumors swarm that JP Morgan & Santander joined new “Enterprise Ethereum” blockchain group. Vitalik blogs with updates on Ethereum core development. World Government Summit in Dubai focuses on “Smart Cities” and “Building the Hyperconnected Future on Blockchains.” Jaguar releases first in-car “Pay-for-Gas” app. Plus our friend Pedro joins us in-studio once again!

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 194 — Wednesday, February 15th, 2017!

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Traditional Markets Crypto Markets
Gold $1,234 Bitcoin (BTC) $1,009
Silver $17.95 Litecoin (LTC) $3.81
Oil $53.00 Zcash (ZEC) $33.75
Dow Jones 20,611 points Ethereum (ETH) $13.00
30Y UST Yield 3.08% DASH $19.31
Euro (EUR) $1.06 Monero (XMR) $13.66
Chinese Yuan (CNY) $0.15 Augur REP $4.90
British Pound (GBP) $1.25 1 Doge = 1 Doge

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Ep193: Bitcoin Fees Are Soaring, Anti-Fascist Protesters Go Fascist, Wells Fargo Hates Native Americans

Bitcoin is way up, but so are its transaction fees. Jaxx halts integrating Monero into its wallet app. Invisible, fileless malware infects banks around the globe. Wells Fargo says it’s “obligated” to see the Dakota Pipeline built. Anti-fascist protesters go full-on fascist at UC Berkeley. Randy listened to 1984 AND booked a hotel room using Bitcoin on his roadtrip. All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 193 — Wednesday, February 8th, 2017!

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Traditional Markets Crypto Markets
Gold $1,240 Bitcoin (BTC) $1,054
Silver $17.75 Litecoin (LTC) $3.94
Oil $52.38 Zcash (ZEC) $34.65
Dow Jones 20,054 points Ethereum (ETH) $11.35
30Y UST Yield 2.95% DASH $17.14
Euro (EUR) $1.07 Monero (XMR) $12.72
Chinese Yuan (CNY) $0.14 Augur REP $4.51
British Pound (GBP) $1.25 1 Doge = 1 Doge

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Ep192: India Demonetization Linked to Crony Capitalism, People’s Blockchain of China, TREZOR adds Zcash and Dash

Cyren warns users not to fall for malware spam emails. The People’s Bank of China launches a bitcoin/blockchain research institute. 4 arrested in Venezuela for bitcoin mining. The Trump travel ban may affect the future of high-tech talent in the US. Xapo sets up in Switzerland. Trezor adds support for Zcash and Dash. Bitcoin Unlimited releases version 1.0 and sees gains in block support. Megaupload 2 & Bitcache are being delayed. The Corbett Report does a great job looking at the India demonetization situation.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 192 — Wednesday February 1st, 2017!

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Traditional Markets Crypto Markets
Gold $1,210 Bitcoin (BTC) $976
Silver $17.51 Litecoin (LTC) $3.99
Oil $53.55 Zcash (ZEC) $39.94
Dow Jones 19,890 points Ethereum (ETH) $10.68
30Y UST Yield 3.084% DASH $15.90
Euro (EUR) $1.08 Monero (XMR) $13.10
Chinese Yuan (CNY) $0.15 Augur REP $4.18
British Pound (GBP) $1.27 1 Doge = 1 Doge

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Ep191: Project Alchemy Bridges Ethereum and Zcash, Israel Eyes Bitcoin Taxes, President Trump

Trump takes office and signs executive orders like they’re autographs. We discuss a letter from a listener. Bloomberg has a revealing article detailing how Deutsche Bank helped the world’s oldest bank Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena hide a 367 million euro gambling loss in 2008. Pedro talks about Project Alchemy, an effort to create a bridge between Zcash and Ethereum blockchains. We also talk about a bill in the Washington state Senate proposing to bar legal marijuana companies from using bitcoin and about how they are already denied bank access thanks to Federal policy. A draft of changes to Israeli tax code sees bitcoin users suffering a 25% capital gains tax and a 17% VAT. Some WhatsApp users are not taking the time to carefully configure security features. Abra bitcoin wallet app focuses on inter-currency exchange through local human ATMs called Tellers… Local Bitcoins just went International. Bots are good for trading but the real news is that Bloomberg bitcoin news coverage has matured. Ziftrcoin is no more.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 191 — Wednesday January 25th, 2017!

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Traditional Markets Crypto Markets
Gold $1,201 Bitcoin (BTC) $894
Silver $16.97 Litecoin (LTC) $3.66
Oil $52.38 Zcash (ZEC) $39.94
Dow Jones 20,068 points Ethereum (ETH) $10.44
30Y UST Yield 3.102% DASH $14.55
Euro (EUR) $1.08 Monero (XMR) $11.81
Chinese Yuan (CNY) $0.15 Augur REP $4.29
British Pound (GBP) $1.26 1 Doge = 1 Doge

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Ep190: Chinese Debt Fallout, Nigerian Payroll Exorcism, Mexico’s Oil Subsidy Blowback

Mexico feels the blowback from flawed economic policies including a government oil monopoly and subsidies. The new Nigerian president is cleaning house by eliminating graft including 50,000 ghosts on the government payrolls. Chinese suffers from debt woes leading to a crackdown on capital flight, a censorship of the New York Times and a crumbling Yuan. Swarm City distances themselves from Arcade City founder Christopher David. Zcash published a video hyping up the security and techniques they used to create the cryptocurrency. Last weeks Monero price jump may have been caused by an announcement that they would be targeting the Chinese market. JJ and Darren discuss how an up-and-coming new cryptocurrency may end up eating Bitcoin’s lunch.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 190 — Wednesday January 11th, 2017!

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Traditional Markets Crypto Markets
Gold $1,192 Bitcoin (BTC) $789
Silver $16.69 Litecoin (LTC) $3.89
Oil $52.38 Zcash (ZEC) $40.05
Dow Jones 19,952 points Ethereum (ETH) $9.72
30Y UST Yield 2.952% DASH $11.34
Euro (EUR) $1.04 Monero (XMR) $11.60
Chinese Yuan (CNY) $0.14 Augur REP $3.81
British Pound (GBP) $1.22 1 Doge = 1 Doge

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