Ep 235: Is This The Last Moonshot of 2017?

This week Darren is back from his trip to Arizona and he is fired up to talk about crypto! The prices of everything but Bitcoin SegWit is up. This past week the difficulty of the Bitcoin SegWit chain increased by 15%, Coinbase has started offering Bitcoin Cash, and BitPay has announced they will support multiple blockchains starting with Bitcoin Cash. We also talk about South Korean exchange Youbit needed to declare bankruptcy following a hack. Finally we discuss the future of money and what it could mean for crypto.


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BitPay Will Process Payments on Multiple Blockchains, Starting with Bitcoin Cash

https://blog.bitpay.com/multiple-blockchains/

“We’ve received repeated requests from merchants and users over the years to support additional blockchain payment methods. Many of the top alternative cryptocurrencies’ blockchains make their own innovations on the features which have made Bitcoin great for payments. These range from faster transaction confirmations to greater payment privacy.

Allowing our merchants to accept payments on other blockchains will open up new customer bases to our merchants.

We will continue to build on the Bitcoin blockchain without interruption. We’re examining every option we can use to allow Bitcoin users to continue to affordably and reliably pay for the things they need, including the current development efforts on the Lightning Network.

We are already working in various parts of our platform to support transactions with SegWit. Segwit is a new set of features in Bitcoin which can reduce the bitcoin miner fee cost for transactions by over 40% on average. However, with average transaction fees already around $20, we understand that Bitcoin alone cannot handle the current demand for blockchain payments.”

Coinbase opens up Bitcoin Cash trading on December 19th ahead of Jan 2018 schedule
Within 4 minutes of listing, trading of BCH was temporarily halted after quoted prices were nearly $9,000, more than $6,000 above the market cap price of $2,900.
Today Coinbase announced it will start an investigation to see if any employees might have violated it’s insider trading rules in the run-up to it’s surprise listing of Bitcoin Cash.
The current Bitcoin Cash price is $4,125 or over 70% rise in 24 hours.  The Bitcoin Cash 24/hr hashrate compared to Bitcoin Segwit has approx doubled to 14.2%.

Bitcoin Segwit Difficulty adjusts up 15% on December 18 increasing unconfirmed transactions


More Bitcoin Segwit futures opened up this week.
After Cboe launched Bitcoin futures on Dec 10, Bitcoin rose 20%.
This week saw the launch of Bitcoin futures from CME Group on the 17th as well as futures via TD Ameritrade for select clients available through Cobe on the 18th.

Youbit exchange to declare bankruptcy after alleged North Korean Hack
Youbit announces it was hacked on Dec 18th of approx 18% of its cryptocurrencies.  Users are suspended from trading and withdrawing holdings. This is the second major hack of this platform, the first occuring in April 2017 when it was known as Yapizon to the amount of 4,000 Bitcoins.

Anonymous sources via Reuters report this hack is similar to the one back in April that had ties to North Korea, however Youbit via a representative denied that this attack originated from there.

December 18th also saw the White House officially named North Korea being behind the May 2017 WannaCry attacks.


300 Million Tethers Issued in the last week.


Charlie Lee sold all his lightcoin.


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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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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
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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Ep 178: Ethereum Hard Fork Funtime, Bitcoin Unlimited Possibilities, Wikileaks Dumps on Clinton

The European Central Bank wants more regulations on cryptocurrencies. The Deutsche Bank saga thickens. Wikileaks shows Hillary Clinton’s plans to “covertly” invade Syria. UK’s spy agency has been illegally operating for 17 years. Ethereum ain’t afraid of no fork. Bitcoin Unlimited gets some major support. Netflix releases documentary on mass incarceration and slave labor in the U.S.

All this and more on Neocash Radio episode 178 here on Wednesday October 19th, 2016!

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Roger Ver discusses Bitcoin Unlimited on Neocash Radio
We’ve also got a special bonus episode this Friday: we interview Bitcoin Angel Investor and Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver. We discuss 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.


Traditional Markets Crypto Markets
Gold $1268.90 Bitcoin (BTC) $630
Silver $17.65 Litecoin (LTC) $3.80
Oil $51.43 Ethereum (ETH) $12.00
Dow Jones 18,202 points DASH $10.40
30Y UST Yield 2.52% Monero (XMR) $3.816
STEEM $0.234
AMP $0.171
1 Doge = 1 Doge

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Episode 176 – Lehman had Deutsche Brothers, when debt ruled the world, and Monero’s darknets go dark?

OPEC may cut oil production and it probably won’t matter. Deutsche Bank won’t be bailed out says German Government. India and Pakistan are fighting again. Your tax dollars hard at work: the Pentagon paid a UK PR firm more than half a billion to make propaganda videos. China’s Yuan gets bolstered by the IMF, joins SDR basket. IMF worries over record debt levels of 225% WORLD GDP. The Federal Reserve looks at Ripple for faster payments. CGI Group launches Ripple validator node joining 121 others. Yahoo is a scumbag for handing ALL emails to the government secretly. SingularDTV ICO is sold out in less than 17 minutes. Blockstream anointed Lightning Network has a successful transaction on the testnet. Monero value plummets as Oasis goes offline and AlphaBay pauses transactions to upgrade their Monero daemon. News organizations sue FBI for details on exploit used in San Bernardino iPhone case.

All this and more on episode 176 here on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016!

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Traditional Markets Crypto Markets
Gold $1266.50 Bitcoin (BTC) $612.02
Silver $17.73 Litecoin (LTC) $3.81
Oil $49.70 Ethereum (ETH) $13.14
Dow Jones 18281.03 DASH $12.00
30 Year UST 2.425% Monero (XMR) $6.59
STEEM 0.00068 BTC (~$0.41)
AMP 0.0002932 BTC (~$0.18)
1 Doge = 1 Doge

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Episode 169 — A massive dump of US debt & Bitcoin issues a warning

JJ, Darren, and Randy discuss Hardware wallets, the massive US Debt, ride-sharing apps getting taxed to support the taxi industry, a discrepancy in the Dash blockchain, hacking the NSA, and more here on Neocash Radio Episode 169, recorded August 21st, 2016.

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Traditional Markets
Gold $1342
Silver $19.25
Oil $48.57
DOW Jones $18,552
30Y UST 2.2869%

Crypto Markets
BTC $580
LTC $3.60
Dash $13,19
Ether $11.15
1 Doge = 1 doge

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Episode 156 – Crowds Love A Sale

Darren and JJ celebrate their 3 years of doing Neocash Radio! Venezuela looks to seize and jail factory owners who do not keep the machines running. Donald Trump thinks the US can print money to avoid a default forever. Mycelium wallet looks to grow with a crowd sale. News and views from Bitcoin Core. Ethereum news and the DAO crowdsale keeps climbing to $106 Million.

 

 

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Episode 125 – Big News from Ingenico

Bitcoind users ought to restart their nodes. Ingenico works with BitPay to integrate bitcoin payments into their POS terminals. The Dow Jones subscriber list has been hacked. Identabit looks to provide a terrible alternative to bitcoin. BitFury and more secret meetings. Is the United States headed for a recession or another QE.

 

 

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Traditional Markets

Gold $1157

Silver $15.82

Oil $49.49

Dow Jones 17,084

30 year Treasury 2.9222%

Crypto Markets

BTC $247

LTC $3.11

ETH $0.72

DASH $2.49

Announcement for people running a client

https://twitter.com/gavinandresen/status/652462681442648065

News

Ingenico integrates Bitcoin mobile payments into POS terminals

http://www.nfcworld.com/2015/10/08/338529/ingenico-integrates-bitcoin-mobile-payments-into-pos-terminals/

Dow Jones Subscriber Database Hacked – Time For Decentralized Solutions

http://bitcoinist.net/dow-jones-subscriber-database-hacked-time-decentralized-solutions/

ENTREPRENEURS PLAN IDENTABIT; IDENTITY-BASED BITCOIN ALTERNATIVE

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/entrepreneurs-plan-identabit-identity-based-bitcoin-alternative/

BitFury Hosts Secret Block Chain Summit in Middle East

http://www.coindesk.com/bitfury-secret-block-chain-summit-middle-east/

Blockchain Tech Reduces Corporations’ Reliance on Humans

http://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-tech-reduces-corporations-reliance-on-humans/

Will the US see another recession

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-09/a-u-s-recession-just-got-a-little-more-likely