Episode 57 – Central Banks Buy Equities, Centralized Mining Rocks Bitcoin

Darren is in the studio and JJ skypes in from the road. Central Banks are buying equities. US Marshall Offices are selling the bitcoins seized from Silk Road. GHash.IO reached 50% of the hashing power — Bitcoin dev Peter Todd sells half of his bitcoin and Bitfury pulls 1.5 PH/s from GHash.IO in response. Expedia and Kings College in New York start accepting bitcoin. Credit card breach at PF Changs. Host Darren is interviewed for a Forbes article. Venezuela is in trouble with bond holders and is having shortages. Next week is PorcFest, an important festival for Bitcoin enthusiasts, and Neocash Radio will be trying to have some content up for our listeners instead of a full show.


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Episode 56 – Bitcoin Empowers Afghan Girls, Negative Interest Rates in Europe

Darren is in the studio and JJ skypes from the road. GHash.IO is causing concern with 47% of the Bitcoin hashrate. Bitcoin is allowing financial independence for girls in Afghanistan. Paypal drops mangatraders from service and Bitcoin picks up the slack. Apple changed AppStore guidelines to include “approved virtual currencies”. European Central Banks issue negative interests rates for deposits. The Lakota Nation creates MazaCoin for their version of a sovereign digital currency. Vitalik Buterin wins the Thiel Fellowship award. Erik Voorhees settles with the SEC.

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