Will BIP 91 Miner Activated Soft Fork save Bitcoin? John McAfee makes bold BTC bet. $10 million lost in CoinDash ICO heist. BTC ATMs plan temporary shutdown beginning July 31. Apple approves DASH. The foul smell of federal crypto legislation. Is Wells Fargo a bad actor or just incompetent? Parity multi-sig wallet exploit leads to huge losses. Ethereum EIP proposes difficulty bomb delay. Free State Bitcoin Shoppe opens in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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 and JJ!
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!
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 JJ, Darren, and Randy!
Darren and JJ were at the Ninth Annual Liberty Forum this week. The FBI wants a backdoor into Apple iPhones, John McAfee says it is akin to giving out the nuclear launch codes. Linux Mint site hacked and malware distros uploaded. A Hollywood hospital falls victim to a crypto-locker virus but no word is mentioned about IT security or data back-up protocols. Bitcoin Classic surpasses 1000 nodes.
Scottish independence vote falls short. Japan’s central banks and easy money. Shoplifting in the United States is on the rise. Bitcoin is taking off in the Philippines. Apple restricts more features to thwart alternative payments and currencies.
Russia bans bitcoin. Man foolishly gets scammed out of $150k. Local bitcoin arrests in Florida, Special guest Amanda BillyRock destroys ipad in protest to Apple’s decision to ban bitcoin app. Mt. gox having trouble again. High speed internet available in bitcoin.