Ep177: US-Russia Proxy War in Syria, Onecoin is a Scam, and Scaling Sidechains

Dubai wants all government documents on the Blockchain by 2020. The United Nations is testing blockchains for funding and remittances. Onecoin is a scam and Bruce Fenton is concerned that its crash could stir up a call for crypto regulations. More scam wallets take down from the Apple Store. Darren calculates the half-life of Swiss francs given the negative interest rates. The US is engaged in a proxy war with Russia over regime change in Syria. Scaling bitcoin conference has no mention of blocksize increase. Augur ICO raises $5.3 Million. Randy attends the New Hampshire State House Cryptocurrency Commission.

All this and more on episode 177 here on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016!

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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Traditional Markets Crypto Markets
Gold $1254.90 Bitcoin (BTC) $635
Silver $17.45 Litecoin (LTC) $3.78
Oil $50.01 Ethereum (ETH) $11.66
Dow Jones 18,144.20 points DASH $11.32
30Y UST Yield 2.498% Monero (XMR) $7.27
STEEM $0.281
AMP $0.178
1 Doge = 1 Doge

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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/

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Episode 132 – Bank Accounts Frozen for More Whistle-Blowers

The bitcoin mining difficulty is going up. Whistle-blowers are having their bank accounts frozen. The new president of Argentina is good news for Bitcoin. The BitUnit conference happened in Ghana! News out of Europe included central bank interest rates and more Greek woes.

 

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Traditional Markets

Gold down slightly $1057

Silver down slightly $14.07

Oil steady $41.77

DOW steady around 17,798

30year Treasury down slightly 2.9976%

Crypto Markets

BTC up $365

LTC up $3.55

ETH down $0.90

News

Cyber Realm

BTC Difficulty goes up

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/mining-difficulty-increases-by-over-due-to-bitcoin-price-increase-and-next-generation-chips-1448389961

US

Targeted bank account freezing

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/11/drone-pilots-have-bank-accounts-and-credit-cards-frozen-by-feds-for-exposing-us-murder.html

Strange letter correspondence between Ralph Nader and Janet Yellen

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0TC2EB20151123

South America

New Argentina President

http://cointelegraph.com/news/115724/argentinas-new-president-good-news-for-bitcoin-bad-news-for-inflation

Africa

BitUnit in Ghana is happening.

Europe

Russian Finance Minister wants to ban Bitcoin but not the blockchain

http://www.coindesk.com/russia-ban-bitcoin-not-blockchain/

QE not enough, European Central Bank stimulates with lower interest rates.  

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/12022811/Fresh-ECB-stimulus-set-to-hit-Europes-biggest-banks.html

NYSE delisting National greek bank after price drops

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-27/nyse-is-delisting-national-bank-of-greece-after-91-plunge

Swiss banks pass on negative interest rates to customers.  

http://news.yahoo.com/swiss-alternative-bank-breaks-negative-rates-taboo-055303880.html

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Episode 101 – Greece Raids Pensions to Pay Debt

A Swiss bank not allowing withdrawals. More than a quarter of student loans being repaid are delinquent. Dogecoin co-founder leaves the crypto-community in a huff. Ripple is in hot water with both users and BitStamp. Greece is heading for a default and upset pensioners. The financial benefits of being beautiful.

 

 

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Episode 83 — Bitcoin Authenticator with Special guest Chris Pacia

Special Guest Chris Pacia joins us and discusses the Bitcoin Authenticator project.  Time inc. accepts bitcoin.  Cody Wilson running for Bitcoin foundation board.  Follow up on Russian ruble troubles.  Crypto-extortion with TorrentLocker virus.  Speculation of an attack on the Tor network.  Charlie Shrem takes a plea.  Bitcoin network may allow communication that can’t be censored.  Negative interest rates for the Swiss Frank, and general Euro situation assessment.


 

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