Ep186: Central banks destroy money, A.I. runs a hedge fund, and the “Welfare Cliff”

Pedro joins Darren, JJ, and Randy in-studio to talk about cryptocurrency mining. The European Central bank will do less quantitative easing in the future. The Federal Reserve raises a key interest rate to curb price inflation. Numerai is paying anonymous coders bitcoin to help create an artificial intelligence hedge fund brain. Coinbase loses the court battle but a user is stepping up to stymie the efforts of the IRS. Dash now has its first BitPay-like service. Zero knowledge Proofs and zkSNARKs. Randy has a report on the welfare cliff and how mobile commerce is helping lift people out of poverty.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 186 — Wednesday December 14th, 2016!

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Traditional Markets Crypto Markets
Gold $1,143 Bitcoin (BTC) $773
Silver $16.80 Litecoin (LTC) $3.58
Oil $50.77 Zcash (ZEC) $43.73
Dow Jones 19,792 points Ethereum (ETH) $8.20
30Y UST Yield 3.179% DASH $9.08
Euro (EUR) $1.05 Monero (XMR) $8.39
Chinese Yuan (CNY) $0.14 Augur REP $3.08
British Pound (GBP) $1.25 1 Doge = 1 Doge

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[VIDEO] Decrypting Bitcoin: Blockchain Technology Explained

Two of the co-hosts of Neocash Radio—JJ Epic and Randy Clemens—created this video to explain the benefits of using Bitcoin, as well as to provide an informative overview of how Bitcoin works under the hood to someone who may have never even heard of it.

If you’re new to cryptocurrencies: WELCOME! And if you’re an expert, we hope this intro video will be a valuable tool that you’re inspired to pass along to curious friends and family!

Through our new media studio—5th Quill Studios—we will be producing more in-depth videos to explain Ethereum, DASH, Steemit, and the Federal Reserve soon! (We’ll also be upgrading Neocash Radio to be a video podcast in the coming months!)

Bitcoin is so much more than just an electronic payment system…

Many call cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin “the future of money,” but a majority of people don’t really know much about them. What are cryptocurrencies? How do they work? How do you get them? Where can you use them? And what makes them safer, faster, and often cheaper to use than cash or credit?

We created this helpful video to answer these questions and more, walking you through an in-depth overview of this paradigm shift in money. You’ll see how Bitcoin is already benefitting millions of users across the globe, and you’ll learn how you can be one of them.

Join us as we decrypt Bitcoin, from its enigmatic beginnings in late 2008 to a look at its promising future. We’ll also explore the breakthrough technology underneath Bitcoin—”the blockchain”—and how it can change more than just our relationship with money; it can transform our societies, our governments, our businesses, and possibly our every interaction. Continue reading

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Episode 173 – Another huge bank scandal, IMF smells an uprising, and blockchain innovations soar

Here are the TL;DR headlines from today’s show:

Phony bank accounts a normal thing for Wells Fargo. Friday stocks drop but perhaps the news is being overblown. IMF managing direct warns: the natives are getting restless. Euro-zone is seeing price inflation for food. Finland tests out a basic income. Lykke Initial Coin Offering is underway, will it float? 2nd Largest BTC mining pool setting up a new pool for open-sourced testing of new mining techniques. SegWit is being criticized for the soft-fork approach. Is that a blockchain on your telephone pole? Utilities and the blockchain. Ethereum Classic is still kicking but for what and how will they innovate better than ETH?

All this and more here on Neocash Radio episode 173! Recorded September 14th, 2016 in Manchester, NH!

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Episode 148 – VC Interest Moves to Ethereum

BTCC, formerly BTCChina, is backing Bitcoin Core development because they “know what they are doing”. The latest release from Ethereum and why Nasdaq is shifting from Bitcoin to Ethereum. South Korea joins the rally for a cashless society. US Inflation higher than predicted.

 

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Episode 140 – The Federal Reserve Currency Bomb

Near Field Communication with Plutus could make bitcoin easier at the Point of Sale. Currency values are down for more than a few countries. 720% inflation predicted for Venezuela by the World Bank. The FBI distributes child porn. The Federal Reserve created a currency bomb. Bitcoin Classic update.

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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

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Episode 116 – Overstock Ether

Overstock.com reveals a new trading platform and Symbiont moves forward with it’s trading platform. BitLicense Reactions are mostly bad. Venezuela is seizing private businesses while the inflation rate climbs to 800% on the year. Tokyo judge rules that Bitcoins are “not subject to ownership”. Tor troubles and upgrades.

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Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrnes unveils t0

http://www.coindesk.com/overstock-unveils-blockchain-trading-platform-to/

Symbiont Issues Securities on the Bitcoin Blockchain to Usher Capital Markets into the Blockchain Era

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/21456/symbiont-issues-securities-bitcoin-blockchain-usher-capital-markets-blockchain-era/

Bitlicense reaction (Bitstamp applying for bitlicense)

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3gcedf/bitlicense_the_rundown/

Venezuela

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-30/venezuela-seizes-nestle-polar-warehouse-as-food-shortages-mount

800% inflation

http://panampost.com/fergus-hodgson/2015/08/04/venezuelan-inflation-soars-to-800/

Tokyo Judge rules that Bitcoins are not Property

http://www.coindesk.com/tokyo-court-bitcoin-not-subject-to-ownership-2/

Problems with Tor?

http://www.businessinsider.com/mit-researchttp://www.businessinsider.com/mit-researchers-has-some-bad-news-for-users-of-anonymity-browser-tor-2015-8hers-has-some-bad-news-for-users-of-anonymity-browser-tor-2015-8

HorNet allows high speed browsing and is a more secure alternative to Tor.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/hornet-tor-alternative-for-high-speed-anonymous-browsing-revealed/

Greece News

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11792827/Greece-inches-closer-to-third-bail-out-deal-but-Finns-insist-rescue-package-wont-work.html

Poorly researched CNN article on encryption

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/01/opinions/rogers-encryption-security-risk/index.html

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Episode 84 – Bitcoin Bowl and Oil Derivatives

North Carolina State College wins the first ever Bitcoin Bowl. Brawker lets you by most anything with bitcoin. Ecuador starts to distribute their own digital currency via SMS. Deflation in the EURO zone causes an uptick in commerce. Russia may be less restrictive on bitcoin while price inflation takes hold. What is a derivative?



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