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Episode 132 – Bank Accounts Frozen for More Whistle-Blowers

The bitcoin mining difficulty is going up. Whistle-blowers are having their bank accounts frozen. The new president of Argentina is good news for Bitcoin. The BitUnit conference happened in Ghana! News out of Europe included central bank interest rates and more Greek woes.

 

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Show Prep

Traditional Markets

Gold down slightly $1057

Silver down slightly $14.07

Oil steady $41.77

DOW steady around 17,798

30year Treasury down slightly 2.9976%

Crypto Markets

BTC up $365

LTC up $3.55

ETH down $0.90

News

Cyber Realm

BTC Difficulty goes up

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/mining-difficulty-increases-by-over-due-to-bitcoin-price-increase-and-next-generation-chips-1448389961

US

Targeted bank account freezing

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/11/drone-pilots-have-bank-accounts-and-credit-cards-frozen-by-feds-for-exposing-us-murder.html

Strange letter correspondence between Ralph Nader and Janet Yellen

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0TC2EB20151123

South America

New Argentina President

http://cointelegraph.com/news/115724/argentinas-new-president-good-news-for-bitcoin-bad-news-for-inflation

Africa

BitUnit in Ghana is happening.

Europe

Russian Finance Minister wants to ban Bitcoin but not the blockchain

http://www.coindesk.com/russia-ban-bitcoin-not-blockchain/

QE not enough, European Central Bank stimulates with lower interest rates.  

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/12022811/Fresh-ECB-stimulus-set-to-hit-Europes-biggest-banks.html

NYSE delisting National greek bank after price drops

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-27/nyse-is-delisting-national-bank-of-greece-after-91-plunge

Swiss banks pass on negative interest rates to customers.  

http://news.yahoo.com/swiss-alternative-bank-breaks-negative-rates-taboo-055303880.html

Episode 122 – Interview from Ghana, No Rate Hike From the Fed

We interview the leaders behind BitUnit in Ghana, Africa and talk about their upcoming conference. The Federal Reserve decides not to raise interest rates this month – hype has already begun that they will do so next month. Debt ceiling woes are clamoring once again. 9 big banks look to the blockchain technology.

 

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Show Notes:

Traditional Markets
Gold up $1140
Silver up $15.18
Dow down to 16,384
Oil up $44.98
30 year US Treasury down slightly to 2.934%

Crypto Markets
BTC steady at $230
LTC $2.83
ETH $0.95

Schedule

Stay tuned for discussion about the FEDs recent decision and what it might mean for the markets. First up we have an interview from

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-17/bitcoin-is-officially-a-commodity-according-to-u-s-regulator

THE FED
http://www.econotimes.com/Bitcoin-price-vis-a-vis-US-Feds-interest-rate-decision-89767
Discussion about interest rate non-hike

Debt ceiling

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/debt-ceiling-will-be-hit-by-end-of-october-obama-administration-warns-congress_55f1ec69e4b03784e27897f2

Nine of the World’s Biggest Banks Form Blockchain Partnership
http://recode.net/2015/09/15/nine-of-the-worlds-biggest-banks-form-blockchain-partnership/

Closing

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bitunit-2015-bitcoin-seminar
http://bitunit.cryptoavenue.com/