BitPay presents a BIP to solve the blocksize debate. Japan has bills in process to recognize bitcoin and tax it. The NSA will be giving warrantless wire-tapped communication data to Domestic policing agencies for non-terrorism related cases. Venezuela tells workers to stay home in order to conserve power. Ethereum updates and a first look at Expanse.
Segregated Witness: the pros and cons. Google pilot program in the UK steers extreme searches to anti-radicalism websites. Federal Agent from the Silk Road case is arrested again. The Federal Reserve raises interest rates on excess reserves. First Bitcoin Classic block is mined while classic nodes make up 15% of the network. Windows 10 spying is out of control and can’t be stopped. Gold value is up as investors return to the safe haven. The Chinese are losing faith in their currency. Value to accept bitcoin on Steam.