Episode 134 – Where in the World is Satoshi Nakamoto?

New Hampshire passed bitcoin regulations. Australian Tax Office raids house of man to steal money, turns out WiReD thinks the guy is Satoshi. China on course to overtake Switzerland for worlds top rice producer. More countries are looking to outlaw cash. GoCoin and Ziftr merge. Occupational licensing costs an average $1000 per American household.

 

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Traditional Markets

Gold down slightly $1075

Silver down $13.89

Oil drops to $35.36

DOW 17,265

30y US Treasuries down 2.8763%

 

Crypto Markets

BTC 435

LTC 3.57

ETH 1.03

 

Bitcoin Difficulty estimated to be above 90 billion after next adjustment.

Bitcoin Regulations in NH

http://bravenewcoin.com/news/new-hampshire-money-transmitter-rule-change-will-include-bitcoin-businesses/

Australian Police Raid house of suspected Satoshi

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-bitcoin-exclusive-idUSKBN0TS0AB20151209#HIKHttHmeRaYKS3L.97

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/ato-in-the-hunt-for-possible-bitcoin-founders-stash/news-story/f7efe50bb9ecb0c608d58a902c5a4efe

China on course to surpass Switzerland as top rice producer.  

http://www.rwrreport.com/china-to-overtake-switzerland-as-world-leading-producer-of-rice.html

Sweden to outlaw cash

http://www.businessinsider.com/sweden-has-declared-war-on-cash-2015-12

Higher interest rates in December?  Many Economists think so.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/wsj-survey-economists-are-convinced-fed-will-raise-rates-in-december-1449759601

GoCoin and Ziftr looking to merge

http://www.newsbtc.com/2015/12/10/bitcoin-payment-platform-gocoin-takes-merger-vows-ziftr/

Canada’s Central Bank governor considers negative interest rates.  

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/stephen-poloz-monetary-policy-1.3355704

Occupational Licensing costs the average American household $1000

http://ij.org/occupational-licensing-costs-the-average-american-household-over-1000/

Episode 30 – Bitcoin breaks $1000 in China

Bitcoin Nodes new

This has been a fascinating and exciting week for bitcoin.  The price gets close to $1000 in US markets, while Chinese markets temporarily blow past $1000.  China central bank official has remarks favorable to bitcoin.  FEC disallows bitcoin contributions.  Senate Hearings.  Korea favorable tax policy for bitcoin, while Norway and Sweden are not as friendly.  Securing your wallet.  Media explosion.