Episode 115 – Ether Takes Form

Steel is cheaper than cabbage in China. Reddit user buys pizza internationally. The FDA and e-cigs. Greece news, Venezuela new. Mark Karpeles arrested by Japanese police. Ethereum has launched.

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Steel cheaper than cabbage in China

http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/chinese-steel-is-now-cheaper-than-cabbage-20150708-gi81ea.html

British man buys pizza for americans while drunk

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3179696/The-Jesus-Internet-Drunk-British-man-hailed-saviour-buying-300-worth-pizza-strangers-America.html

FDA threatens a drug replacement industry.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10130211234592774869404581088451777513530

Greek Stock Markets open on Monday

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/02/greece-athens-stock-market-reopens

Venezuela

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/looting-venezuela-shortages_55bcec4de4b0d4f33a0309a3

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/smart-news/venezuela-about-run-out-beer-180956069/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/venezuela/11754156/Venezuelan-farmers-ordered-to-hand-over-produce-to-state.html

News

Mark Karpeles Arrested

http://www.wsj.com/articles/japanese-police-arrest-mark-karpeles-of-collapsed-bitcoin-exchange-mt-gox-1438393669

Ethereum Launch

http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/01/vapor-no-more-ethereum-has-launched/


 

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