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OpenAlias: Mastering the Fine Art of Simple Privacy

When one thinks of Monero, the first thing they may think of is privacy. XMR has the reputation of being “the privacy coin”. But one thing Monero is not known for is simplicity. Even when engaging in something as basic as sending or receiving Monero, the addresses can be as long as 95 characters. The OpenAlias Project was created to simplify the transaction process for even the least crypto savvy user while adding yet another layer of privacy for both sender as well as recipient.

The public viewability of all transactions on a most blockchains is definitely one of the technology’s most well-known features. However, this feature can negate the anonymous nature of crypto if one’s address is tied to the identity of the owner, as is the case for many websites soliciting donations or sales via crypto.

A specific crypto address can be found to be associated with a specific person or organization. A good example of this is an address from an account on a crypto exchange that follows KYC regulations. Once an address is discovered to belong to a specific person or group, it can become possible to look up that address on that particular cryptocurrency’s blockchain explorer and determine how much coin has been transferred to or from that address.The identity of the initiator of a crypto transaction may also be determined by tracking the IP address on the merchants website.

The uniqueness of OpenAlias is that it is a TXT-DNS record on a fully-qualified domain name, thus taking full advantage of an existing infrastructure as opposed to building a new one from scratch. The alias for the impossible-to-remember crypto address is a domain name, and under the Domain Name system, there can only be one domain name of its kind.

In other words, there is only one http://example.com as opposed to http://example.org or http://example.net, making the scenario in which one alias points to two different crypto addressees impossible. Other aliasing standards like having a password like “Dan123” or “givememoney” be (accidentally or intentionally) duplicated and point to more than one crypto wallet.

The average person who may be unfamiliar with cryptocurrency will have an easier time remembering the domain name of their favorite web site rather than a 95-character alphanumeric string.

While OpenAlias is the brainchild of the Monero Core Team, it can be configured to allow for the acceptance of any cryptocurrency. Although to date, the only known implementation has been for Monero and Bitcoin wallets. As time passses and the popularity of OpenAlias increases, implementations should emerge for other popular cryptocurrencies. Innovations like OpenAlias may one day make cryptocurrency as common among billions of people as email.

Mario Costanz Interview – Crypto Tax Prep

Mario Costanz joins JJ to talk about crypto and taxes. Mario has been successful building a U.S. tax prep company called Happy Tax. After discovering cryptocurrency in 2016 he found that tax services for digital asset enthusiasts were nonexistent. Mario has since been building CryptoTaxPrep.com to fill that niche.



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Ep243: Blockchain Predictions for 2018, South Korea Eyes BitLicense for Exchanges

South Korea is looking at licensing crypto exchanges. Salon readers may opt into allowing the site to use some cpu power for mining Monero rather than seeing ads. Small European banks look to seize cryptocurrency opportunities to compete with the bigger banks. We look a list of blockchain predictions for 2018 and give our thoughts.



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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,350 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $1,332
Silver $16.85 SegWit (SW) $9,293
Oil $60.70 Ethereum (ETH) $908
Dow Jones 24,893 points DASH $663
30Y UST Yield 3.179% Litecoin (LTC) $207

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Ep 224: Pirate Bay Springs Monero Miner on Website Visitors, Australia Stops Double-Taxing Crypto, DASH Update with Special Guest Joel

Pirate Bay springs website Monero miner on users. Australia stops double-taxing crypto. Micropayment solution for Ethereum announced. Blockchain tech on docket for SEC committee. Plus a DASH update from Darren and special guest Joel from Dash Force News.

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,299 Bitcoin (BTC) $3,963
Silver $17.09 Ethereum (ETH) $286
Oil $50.29 DASH $339
Dow Jones 22,412 points Litecoin (LTC) $52.70
30Y UST Yield 2.807% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $491

Continue reading Ep 224: Pirate Bay Springs Monero Miner on Website Visitors, Australia Stops Double-Taxing Crypto, DASH Update with Special Guest Joel

Centra Card Interview with President Sam Sharma

Update April 3rd 2018:  The SEC has charged Centra founders with fraud.  Be careful!

In this special episode of Neocash Radio JJ interviews Sam Sharma the co-founder and president of Centra. The Centra Card is a cryptocurrency based debit card that will allow users to spend Bitcoin, Dash, Ether, ERC 20 tokens, Ripple, Zcash, Monero, and Litecoin. US customers would receive a VISA card and international customers would receive a MASTERCARD — the Centra Card would be linked to a wallet app which could be loaded with crypto.

Sam describes his personal experience with crypto and how the Centra company has been self-funded thus far. After operating for more than a year in secret the company announced their presence in July.

The product is currently running a beta test and will be launched before the end of the year. The CTR token sale is ongoing as of this posting. Centra’s CTR token would facilitate rewards for cardholders and token holders alike — much like other crypto debit cards.

Finally Centra is also building a cryptocurrency based marketplace called C-Bay. Sam indicates that at launch there will be more than 100,000 products available for purchase.

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BTC Address: 1MmFwDeZPgxJ4GyzbfmZVLJv3aZcpxSfR5
ETH Address: 0xe4689EF88F239C6eed1Ff262876e2499495c1617
DASH Address: XtLEPo6DKeu45e2czdHLEb5EzJRVDz2aLZ
NXT Address: NXT-TT49-WV65-HZJA-5EJF9
BCH Address: 173ADKUvvRcSmb9tnKiYAMQAoB6RhsgQQd

Ep 214: Verizon Breaches Data, First Look at IOTA and Metal, Darren’s First Pull

Verizon data breach: were you exposed? JJ untangles the IOTA plan. Dash gets closer to scaling. Mark Cuban will gamble on Unikrn ICO. Legislators learn blockchain basics. Metal rewards fiat to crypto conversions. Waves hooks up with Deliotte in Russia. Crypto now available at Austrian post offices. NeoCash evolves to reach wider audience.

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,221 Bitcoin (BTC) $2,387
Silver $15.90 Ethereum (ETH) $219
Oil $45.46 DASH $177
Dow Jones 21,532 points Litecoin (LTC) $47.48
30Y UST Yield 2.88%

Continue reading Ep 214: Verizon Breaches Data, First Look at IOTA and Metal, Darren’s First Pull

Ep 213: South Korea Hack Attack, Buying Soap with Altcoins, Plus How Can We Educate the Crypto-Curious?

South Korea hack attack. Will SK legislature regulate crypto? Switzerland goes Fintech friendly. EOS: Hype or Hero? Monaco fixes flaw and reissues tokens. PorcFest soap merchant accepts crypto. DASH unveils new depository “dips.” The hosts ask for your suggestions and feedback.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 213 — Wednesday, July 5th, 2017!

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,227 Bitcoin (BTC) $2,607
Silver $16.07 Ethereum (ETH) $269
Oil $45.62 DASH $210
Dow Jones 21,478 points Litecoin (LTC) $52.50
30Y UST Yield 2.84%

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Ep212: Top Coin May go to DASH, Token Sale Triumph and Turbulence, Cars and Crypto-volatility

Token sales bring triumph and turbulence. Dash lays out roadmap for success with focus on fundamentals. Vitalik is alive and tweeting. TenX sale tops goal of 200K ETH in 7 minutes. The hosts discuss issues with Coinbase and other factors impacting recent price swings. Darren and Pedro enjoy PorcFest while JJ stays home and talks music, marijuana, and crypto. JJ compares the evolution of cryptocurrencies to cars. A teenager becomes a Bitcoin millionaire.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 212 — Wednesday, Jun 28th, 2017!

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,248 Bitcoin (BTC) $2,583
Silver $16.78 Ethereum (ETH) $330
Oil $44.88 DASH $184
Dow Jones 21,454 points Litecoin (LTC) $43.47
30Y UST Yield 2.78%

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Ep211: Crypto Law Rundown, Bancor Record Token Sale, the Flippening

Nvidia and AMD look to offer mining-only GPU cards. Proposed updates to U.S. and E.U. laws may enact draconian obligations on crypto users. Nevada protects blockchains/smart contracts and shields them from taxes. Illinois eases the red tape for crypto startups. Indian banks partner with Microsoft Azure to implement blockchain solutions. The flippening watch and what happens next. Bancor token sale raises record funds. A diversified crypto fund is launching in Zug, Switzerland. VXLabs shows step by step how to extract and decrypt the wallet seed phrase for Jaxx desktop wallets. Dell drops bitcoin due to errors with order processing. Dandelion looks to obfuscate bitcoin transactions.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 211 — Wednesday, Jun 14th, 2017!

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,261 Bitcoin (BTC) $2,576
Silver $16.88 Ethereum (ETH) $370
Oil $44.73 DASH $167
Dow Jones 21,374 points Litecoin (ZEC) $30.22
30Y UST Yield 2.77%

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Ep210: When the Community Forks the Code Will Follow. TenX, Bancor, Dash News

TenX Bitcoin Ethereum Dash and Token Debit Card. COMIT payment channels enable cross-blockchain asset exchange. Bitcoin no longer regulated by money transmitter law in New Hampshire. BitCart drops Bitcoin and goes DASH only. Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin meets briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Singapore starts the process of tokenzing their national currency on a private Ethereum blockchain. The Bancor Protocol looks to meld smart contract and tokens into smart tokens. Bitcoin UASF and the great divide.

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 210 — Wednesday, June 7th, 2017!

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,287 Bitcoin (BTC) $2,684
Silver $17.56 Ethereum (ETH) $258
Oil $45.78 DASH $140
Dow Jones 21,173 points Litecoin (LTC) $29.11
30Y UST Yield 2.84%

Continue reading Ep210: When the Community Forks the Code Will Follow. TenX, Bancor, Dash News