Ep234: The Future of Money is Gold, Crypto Futures Trading

Precious metals deregulation in Russia as BRICS nations prepare to trade gold. The Vanguard Group to offer blockchain-based index. Bitfinex hires law firm to squelch free speech. SEC Chairman releases statement about cryptocurrencies and token offerings. Waves Platform is the next to launch self-regulating body. Crypto Futures trading starts in the US and abroad. Steam drops Bitcoin as fees continue to rise. OpenBazaar to offer a token to incentivize curated lists of items for sale. Venezuela talks about offering a petro-backed cryptocurrency.


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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,256 Bitcoin SegWit (BSW) $16,656
Silver $16.04 Ethereum (ETH) $639
Oil $56.72 DASH $889
Dow Jones 24,585 points Litecoin (LTC) $306
30Y UST Yield 2.781% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $1599

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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/