Episode 172 – Debt, Default, and Army Accounting

Here are the TL;DR headlines from today’s show:

G20 news. Andreas Antonopoulos has a new book out. The state of Florida is confounded by bitcoin. Apple arbitrarily denies Dash from Jaxx wallet app. New TV show starting that focuses on cryptocurrencies. We go over some objections to Bitcoin. Puerto Rico misses payment on interest headed toward default on principle. US Army engaged in criminal accounting and possible money laundering. European Central banks just can’t get enough money printing. Crisis-Torn Venezuelans Opt For Dash and Bitcoin. 51 crew attack low hash-power ethereum blockchains. The FBI wants to have access to everything, everywhere…

All this and more here on Neocash Radio episode 172! Recorded September 7th, 2016 in Manchester, NH!

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!

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Episode 154 – The Ethereum DAO Is Now Live

Puerto Rico is facing dark times at their debt crisis grows more dire. Valve’s Steam video game platform now accepts Bitcoin for their more than 125 million users. CoinDesk’s Consensus 2016 Conference looks to have a few surprises. A Russian bill seeks to outlaw bitcoin use and jail users. Japan unveils their first blockchain consortium. Plutus combines bitcoin and ethereum as they offer their initial crowd sale. A look at the Ethereum Project’s The DAO. Finally a review of Dash.

 

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Traditional Markets

Gold up $1293

Silver up $17.82

Oil down $39.59

DOW down 17,773

30Y UST down 2.6796%

 

Crypto Markets

BTC down $449

LTC  up $3.69

Dash up $6.77

Ether up $8.60

Doge 50 satoshis

 

News

Puerto Rico on the brink of default

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/30/business/dealbook/washington-still-haggling-as-puerto-rico-debt-deadline-looms.html?_r=0

Steam now accepts bitcoin

http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/28/11525482/bitcoin-steam-valve-bitpay

CoinDesk’s Consensus 2016 Conference starts on Monday.

http://www.coindesk.com/10-must-see-moments-consensus-2016/

Russian bill will jail bitcoin users

http://qz.com/672780/russia-is-considering-legislation-that-would-send-bitcoin-users-to-jail-for-up-to-7-years/

Japan’s first Blockchain Industry Consortium is formed

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/japan-sees-new-blockchain-industry-consortium-established/

Plutus announces crowd sale

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ethereum-bitcoin-payment-provider-plutus-announces-token-crowd-sale-1557525

Ethereum DAO is now live

http://themerkle.com/ethereum-project-the-dao-is-now-live/

A look at DASH

http://bravenewcoin.com/news/dash-the-anonymous-evolution-of-bitcoin/

Episode 141 – ISIS is a Boogieman Created by the US Government

Venezuela’s economic and governmental collapse is speeding along. Puerto Rico is in trouble financially. Japan introduces negative interest rates for commercial banks. More lies about ISIS debunked. Russia suffering from protests and economic woes. The Federal Reserve does not raise interest rates. The New York BitLicense was not enough now the parasites are looking at a second license.

 

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Episode 133 – Paying Taxes: Don’t Leave Home Without It

Chris Pacia and Matt Whitlock join us in studio. The IRS can revoke passports of delinquent tax payers. QE 4 is starting to be mentioned in the mainstream news media. Puerto Rico is bankrupt and faces lawsuits for over-taxation. Swiss and Greek policy makers are trying to push people out of using cash. Finland free money for everyone! A Bitcoin conference is taking place in China right now!

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Traditional Markets

Gold $1087

Silver $14.55

Oil $40.14

DOW 17,847

30 year 3.0119

 

Crypto Markets

BTC $397

LTC $3.43

ETH $0.88

 

News:

IRS granted power to revoke passport

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2015/12/04/irs-power-over-passports-signed-into-law/

QE4 mentioned in mainstream sources such as CNBC and Bloomberg

Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy case

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2015/12/06/puerto-ricos-bankruptcy-case-if-something-cant-go-on-for-ever-then-it-wont/

Greece using less cash

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/world/europe/in-greece-shift-from-cash-to-plastic-could-undercut-shadow-economy.html?ref=world&_r=0

Finland considering “universal basic income”

http://qz.com/566702/finland-plans-to-give-every-citizen-a-basic-income-of-800-euros-a-month/

China Miners, Block size Debate

http://www.coindesk.com/chinas-miners-heat-up-blocksize-debate-at-scaling-bitcoin-hong-kong/