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!
Chris joins us in-studio, look for his interview on Wednesday. BIP 101 reaches consensus on the testnet. Reddit moderator looks to limit the discussion and ban Coinbase from r/bitcoin. McDonalds fries cost $133.00 each.Kim dotcom looks to build a private internet. Iran floods markets with oil. War in Syria and Russia’s role in the Mideast. With the debt ceiling removed, the national debt jumps $500 Billion in a week.
India’s Central Bank and the bitcoin boogieman. Bitcoin ATMs have got it all wrong according to Andreas Antonopoulos. New Zealand is looking to ban butt-hurt. Darren’s Censorship special covers international censorship stories. Venezuela closes boarders. Student Loans could be a bad investment as many students never graduate. The bitcoin blockchain debate continues.
Windows users need to upgrade OS for bitcoin safety. Coin.mx under attack by US Government. Gold at a five year low. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco doesn’t like competition. The latest Greek news. BRICS nations to provide security for Iran.