Episode 99 – Government Censorship and Security

Australia says no to regulating bitcoin, Rand Paul is the first US Presidential Candidate to accept bitcoin for his campaign donations. Overstock is going big on the bitcoin train. PayPal merchants can now accept bitcoin. The Bitcoin Foundation is on the rocks. Police stations are having their files held for ransom. Turkey and Russia are censoring internet content.


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Episode 93 – Router Back Doors and Net Neutrality

Oil under $50.  BitGo secures quarter of a million bitcoin theft insurance.  Bitcoin foundation elects Olivier Janssens and Jim Harper after a misvote.  The Canadian Media Fund funds a crypto currency MMORPG. Ziftrcoin source code available, network is live.  FCC vote to implement Net Neutrality.  Mega denied service by PayPal, bitcoin may be an answer.  Bank of England compares bitcoin to internet.  Backdoor found in routers produced by ten different companies.  China to implement independent gold trading platform by end of year.


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Episode 92 – NSA Hard Drive Backdoor and Bitcoin Foundation Elections

Bitcoin involved muggings in New York.  Police sloppy with their computer security pay ransom.  Stripe now integrates bitcoin for merchants.  Robocoin allows conversion of regular ATMs to bitcoin ATMs.  Chicago taxi drivers strike because people prefer their competition.  NSA provides serious security flaw in most computer hard drives.  Bitcoin foundation elections.  Does bitcoin need faith?  Bitreserve adds Swiss Francs to their platform.  Greece gets a four month reprieve on their crippling debt.


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Strength of the Petro-Dollar – Episode 85

Oil down and going lower. First “coinfest” to be hosted in Russia.  Reports that Bitstamp is slow processing withdraws.  Listeners of this episode may enjoy this Linkedin article we discussed.  Alleged scam involving paybase and paycoin.  Cody Wilson promotes ending the bitcoin foundation with strong language.


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Episode 79–Bitcoin Foundation Regroups, China, and more

Conference in New York.  Weedbush and Buttercoin partnership.  50,000 bitcoin US martial auction.  Belgium and Finland rule there is no VAT tax applied to bitcoin.  Similar name to MtGox?  Vitalik wins world technology award. China slashes interest rates.  China intervenes in Argentinian markets.  Bitcoin foundation reduces scope.

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Episode 53 – Bitcoin Point of Sale, Foundation Fallout from Brock Pierce

Darren is in the studio and JJ joins the podcast from the road. Darren covers the traditional markets. Toshiba partners with BitPay to offer bitcoin on the VisualTouch Point of Sale software. The Bitcoin Foundation sees members quit over the vote to elevate Brock Pierce to the top position. Gavin Andresen talks about how the blocks in Bitcoin’s blockchain need to grow rather than simply raising the transaction fee requirement.


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