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Anti-Bitcoin Propaganda


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Welcome to NeoCash NewsCast number 004 bringing you the latest cryptocurrency news from around the world wide web. Please be sure to click the subscribe button and be one of the first to receive cutting-edge news.

The Central Bank of Poland has admitted to paying for a campaign of social media propaganda. In one case a prominent polish YouTuber was paid $30,000 to make videos claiming to have lost money on crypto. The Central Bank of Poland working with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority has no problem using fraud to dissuade people from looking into it.

This isn’t new by any stretch and it can be quite outlandish. CNBC wants you to believe that 1 or 2 people mining Bitcoin in North Korea means that you could potentially be supporting Kim Jong Un’s regime by trading Bitcoin.

This is how you take a fact and turn it into propaganda. After that shocking intro, we get to one of the only facts of the story. More than one IP address was used to mine Bitcoin in North Korea.

At this point the video delves into pure speculation and boogieman tactics. The final nail is a guilt trip fit for social media manipulation. Thanks for the rubbish CNBC!  

More recently Venezuela has been attacking Bitcoin on state run TV. The standard lot of villains are bandied about, terrorism, money laundering, drugs and tax evasion. Now evading the exchange controls is added to the list demons perpetrated by the Bitcoin.

“It was recently reported that many people have begun using Bitcoin, as an alternative to evade policies on foreign exchange by the Bolivarian Government to ensure proper development of the economy.”

And finally we take a look at some old timey propaganda. Bitcoin is “Anti-Social”, that according to a video from TV New Zealand in 2013.

Well that escalated quickly! It just goes to show you need to mindful about what any media outlet is going to say about crypto.  

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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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BitGrail Insolvent After 17 Million XRB Theft, China Bitcoin FUD Fakeout

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NeoCash Radio and the NeoCash Radio logo has been used to perpetuate a scam! There is a google doc, weak sauce, that purports to offer the sale of NCR or NeoCash Radio tokens. This google doc has no affiliation with NeoCash Radio and is a scam. Please do not send ether to this contract address.

There appear to be a bunch of transactions sent to the contract address. I would like to think that anyone who actually listens to the show would know this is a scam from the onset. We would have promoted it in our podcast at least once.

This highlights one potential issue with the current breed of investors/gamblers: they don’t do much research. If a bad actor was going to fleece the crypto newbies, now is a good time for it. Please be ever vigilant and research what you are sending crypto to. Also be sure to check out the destination address on etherscan or another prominent block explorer. Continue reading BitGrail Insolvent After 17 Million XRB Theft, China Bitcoin FUD Fakeout

Ep241: Bitfinex and Tether Subpoenaed by CTFC, OpenBazaar Integrates Bitcoin Cash and Zcash, First Video Episode!

Bitfinex and Tether receive subpoenas from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Facebook’s new ads policy forbids options and crypto trading hype. Blockchains, LLC buys up more than 67,000 acres in a Nevada industrial park. Japanese chat app LINE to open crypto exchange for 200 Million monthly users. OpenBazaar 2.1 integrates Bitcoin Cash and Zcash payment options. BitPay upgrades website plug-ins to help merchants accept Bitcoin Cash. Coincheck suffers a massive hack that sees more than $500 Million in tokens disappear. The SEC steps in on a Texas-based scam ICO. We are moving to video so please let us know how we can do better!


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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,347 SegWit (SW) $10,130
Silver $17.30 Ethereum (ETH) $1,102
Oil $64.76 DASH $689
Dow Jones 26,080 points Litecoin (LTC) $162
30Y UST Yield 2.946% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $1,484

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Ep240: South Korea Legalizes Crypto Trading, Stripe Drops Bitcoin SegWit

This will hopefully be one of the last audio only episodes!


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Ep239: Crypto Trading Philosophies, BitConnect Scam Collapses

Darren, JJ, and Pedro are together in this action packed episode. We discuss the latest downturn in crypto prices, trading philosophies, and more! Bitconnect was finally ended — why did so many people not see the obvious scam? The U.S. Treasury and IRS wants a piece of your crypto gains. South Korean signers have petitioned the government to not over regulate crypto. SWIFT is working with a wide array of institutions about integrating distributed ledger technology.


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Since April of 2013 NeoCash Radio has been providing honest, fact-driven cryptocurrency news and commentary. We have self-funded the show with the idea that we would be more ethical and objective. We are thrilled with the growth in downloads, listeners, and feedback.

In 2017 I conducted a series of interviews to see how much interest and audience I could capture. The results were impressive and with that in mind I am trying out a new interview series.

Announcing:

NeoCash Newsmakers

a sponsored interview series

For $1000.00 equivalent in Ether, DASH or Bitcoin Cash I will interview whichever blockchain based crypto project the buyer wishes (provided they consent to an interview). I will give it the same diligence as my previous series: I will research the subject, prepare a list of questions, share the questions in advance and then on a scheduled date and time record a 30:00 to 60:00 minute audio only interview. The interviews will be published as creative commons and typically within 1 to 3 days after recording (depending on weekend timing — I do not typically publish on the weekends). Additionally a YouTube video will also be published prominently displaying the name and logo of the subject.

Please sample any of these interviews for examples of the quality and craftsmanship:

Lior Yaffe from Jelurida

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na9g_pliukE

Eyal Hertzog from Bancor

Blog: http://neocashradio.com/blog/bancor-protocol-interview-eyal-hertzog/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiSF1HgbOiE

Dr. Julian Hosp from TenX

Blog: http://neocashradio.com/blog/dr-julian-hosp-interview-tenx-debit-card-comit/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I–XS3SOu5M

If you wish to take part in this exciting opportunity please contact me by email and include the words NeoCash Newsmakers in the subject. Thanks! jj@neocashradio.com

Disclaimer: I retain the right to reject any interview for any reason. I make no guarantee or warranty of certain results and my interview is not an endorsement or indication of support. I will do my best to make bad audio better. Interviews are conducted with zencastr and the subjects need to access zencastr.com with a pc/mac through a browser. Your mileage may vary.


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Ep238: Kodak coins and Kashminer, Darren talks bitcoin hashrate

Pedro and Darren do a show without JJ! Hash rates of Bitcoin SegWit and Bitcoin Cash. Kodak announces a blockchain solution to proof of creation for photographs. Jamie Dimon flips on crypto — “the blockchain is real”. TD Ameritrade bringing crypto to Millennials.


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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,317 Bitcoin SegWit (BSW) $14,605
Silver $16.96 Ethereum (ETH) $1313
Oil $63.46 DASH $1,088
Dow Jones 25,369 points Litecoin (LTC) $247
30Y UST Yield 2.895% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $2725

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Ep237: Bitcoin is 9 years old and a look back at Ethereum’s +9000% Year

Etherdelta has DNS hacked as the honeypot brings more sophisticated attacks. A look back at Ethereum in 2017. Bitcoin is 9 years old!


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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,313 Bitcoin SegWit (BSW) $15,131
Silver $17.11 Ethereum (ETH) $933
Oil $61.78 DASH $1,170
Dow Jones 24,922 points Litecoin (LTC) $244
30Y UST Yield 2.783% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $2610

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Ep236: Security and Inheritance

In this special episode Darren and JJ talk about the idea of passing on your crypto after you die and the practicality of security.


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When it come to cryptocurrencies there are many options for most everything. There are many places to acquire most cryptos, there are many wallets to hold the crypto and there are many ways to add layers of security. While it might seem like good security to keep all of your information obfuscated and hidden, all that security can cause issues for your family or loved ones should an untimely death befall you. If you don’t plan on passing on your digital wealth then do what you feel is best. But if you do want a family member or loved one to inherit your crypto you should be planning for that now.

It starts with writing it all down in very simple terms and arranging for someone(s) to help your loved one make sense of the documentation. Think about fundamental access first all the way to the wallet or exchange where the crypto is held. In some cases this will mean that the first step is gaining access to the computer which could include a drive encryption password, computer login password, and login information for the wallet, software, or service. And then think about two factor authentication: what email or cell phone is linked to the exchange or service and what is the login information for that.

In a perfect world you could have some paper wallets or seed phrases held securely in a safe deposit box in a trusted location and a Will to make sure the proper information gets to the right person. But things rarely work out that well. On the other hand by spelling things out and documenting everything you are creating a new security risk. You will need to practice good physical security surrounding the location of your instructions.

There are several ways to hide the information in plain sight. You could encrypt the instructions and set up a dead man’s switch but this has its own problems like: what if your family just doesn’t check that email or can’t figure out the encryption? Don’t forget that loved ones may be distraught at the loss of you and are not thinking clearly. Some family members may not understand crypto or encryption; all the subtle hints you dropped and sage advice you rendered did not prepare them for this moment.

For clarity you ought to have very simple and exact instructions. Where is a copy of the wallet back-up located? What program should the user download and install? Is there a delay due to a blockchain download? Then what? Your family or loved ones may not want to hold crypto so they will need instructions on how to cash out.

Having a trusted crypto-savvy helper work with your family or loved ones would make all of this much easy but no you are trusting a third party. You ought to have more than one ‘helper’ as well — what if your best friend is slated to help your wife make sense of your crypto fortune and he just happened to be in the same car accident that killed you?