Centra.tech, Centra Card, CTR token has been revealed to be a scam, principles arrested and facing charges of fraud. LitePay vanishes. Sergey Mavrodi has died leaving his MMM ponzi scheme in limbo. Darren Tapp givens an update about his time at Arizona State University working with the DASH team. He was also a presenter at the Blockchain: Security, Scalability & Research Initiative in Phoenix. There is also a lot of NeoCash related news and interviews!
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The Central Bank of Poland has admitted to paying for a campaign of social media propaganda. In one case a prominent polish YouTuber was paid $30,000 to make videos claiming to have lost money on crypto. The Central Bank of Poland working with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority has no problem using fraud to dissuade people from looking into it.
This isn’t new by any stretch and it can be quite outlandish. CNBC wants you to believe that 1 or 2 people mining Bitcoin in North Korea means that you could potentially be supporting Kim Jong Un’s regime by trading Bitcoin.
This is how you take a fact and turn it into propaganda. After that shocking intro, we get to one of the only facts of the story. More than one IP address was used to mine Bitcoin in North Korea.
At this point the video delves into pure speculation and boogieman tactics. The final nail is a guilt trip fit for social media manipulation. Thanks for the rubbish CNBC!
More recently Venezuela has been attacking Bitcoin on state run TV. The standard lot of villains are bandied about, terrorism, money laundering, drugs and tax evasion. Now evading the exchange controls is added to the list demons perpetrated by the Bitcoin.
“It was recently reported that many people have begun using Bitcoin, as an alternative to evade policies on foreign exchange by the Bolivarian Government to ensure proper development of the economy.”
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.
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 Darren, Pedro and JJ!