Ep225: Overstock Regulated ICOs, FireEye Report Fails to Link North Korea to Bitcoin

Overstock launches alternative trading system for exchanging Securities as a Token in the U.S. Ukraine’s Central Bank declares Bitcoin not a currency or means of a payment. Zimbabwe pays more for Bitcoin after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe throttles payment processing for locals. European Central Bank claims they lack the authority to regulate or prohibit cryptocurrency. Running a Bitcoin Miner in your home is all the rage in Malta. Japan increases scrutiny over exchanges with a focus on customer protections. John Crudele seems to have no problem writing terrible blog posts. FireEye Threat Research is a bogus report that provides zero evidence of North Korea holding, mining, or hacking bitcoin. CoinDesk manufactures controversy regarding Ethereum mining. The Gentleman’s Guide to Forum Spies is a good primer for understanding the social manipulation at play. Elgin Air Force Base features tax payer funded social media manipulation. With Chinese tyrants cracking down on crypto exchanges more people are resorting to peer-to-peer trading. Announcing NeoWare Apparel — fine crypto themed apparel and accessories.

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Traditional Financial Markets Cryptocurrency Markets
Gold $1,296 Bitcoin (BTC) $4,168
Silver $16.94 Ethereum (ETH) $304
Oil $55.50 DASH $347
Dow Jones 22,340 points Litecoin (LTC) $55.76
30Y UST Yield 2.76% Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $454

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Episode 96 – Evolution Exit Scam

The darknet market Evolution vanishes while users lose approximately $12 Million in escrow funds. CIA funds have found their way to Al Queda. France’s government has block websites it finds offensive. Airbitz claims to have a one-touch two-factor authentication app for bitcoin. BitReserve adds two more currencies.


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Episode 90 – Bitcoin’s Flaws and ZiftrCoin

Ukraine’s currency the Hryvnia lost 50% or its value this week and recovered slightly. Greece looks to end austerity measures. Coinbase’s new exchanges sees users fall victim to a phishing attack. Twitter takes a stand for Free Speech against National Security Letters. Point-Counterpoint: 3 reasons Bitcoin is inherently flawed. We talk about Ziftr and ZiftrCoin.

 


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