Ep194: China Freezes Bitcoin Withdrawals, Ethereum Gets Big Banks, the U.S. “Debt Reckoning”

The U.S. federal government is running out of lenders. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tries defending Fed “independence” & banking regulations. Erik Voorhees discusses “the true cost of Bitcoin transactions.” Two of China’s “Big Three” Bitcoin exchanges stop BTC withdrawals for one month. Rumors swarm that JP Morgan & Santander joined new “Enterprise Ethereum” blockchain group. Vitalik blogs with updates on Ethereum core development. World Government Summit in Dubai focuses on “Smart Cities” and “Building the Hyperconnected Future on Blockchains.” Jaguar releases first in-car “Pay-for-Gas” app. Plus our friend Pedro joins us in-studio once again!

All this and more on the Neocash Radio podcast, episode 194 — Wednesday, February 15th, 2017!

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Traditional Markets Crypto Markets
Gold $1,234 Bitcoin (BTC) $1,009
Silver $17.95 Litecoin (LTC) $3.81
Oil $53.00 Zcash (ZEC) $33.75
Dow Jones 20,611 points Ethereum (ETH) $13.00
30Y UST Yield 3.08% DASH $19.31
Euro (EUR) $1.06 Monero (XMR) $13.66
Chinese Yuan (CNY) $0.15 Augur REP $4.90
British Pound (GBP) $1.25 1 Doge = 1 Doge

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Episode 161 – A Costly Lesson for the DAO

The British Exit from the European Union is rife with news about fear, uncertainty and doubt. The DAO suffers a fatal attack and loses 3.5 million ether in an exploit. The Federal Reserve keeps rates unchanged.



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Episode 56 – Bitcoin Empowers Afghan Girls, Negative Interest Rates in Europe

Darren is in the studio and JJ skypes from the road. GHash.IO is causing concern with 47% of the Bitcoin hashrate. Bitcoin is allowing financial independence for girls in Afghanistan. Paypal drops mangatraders from service and Bitcoin picks up the slack. Apple changed AppStore guidelines to include “approved virtual currencies”. European Central Banks issue negative interests rates for deposits. The Lakota Nation creates MazaCoin for their version of a sovereign digital currency. Vitalik Buterin wins the Thiel Fellowship award. Erik Voorhees settles with the SEC.

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Episode 9 – Porcfest X

In this weeks episode Darrin and JJ talk about their experience at The 2013 Porcupine Freedom Festival – Porcfest X : Bitcoin vending : Bitcoin Magazine and Vitalik Buterin : Silver sold out at fest for some vendors : Using Bitcoin to buy and Sell with smartphones : Software Dev tips for Bitcoin Wallets : Shire Silver : Bitcoin Survey discusses bitcoin awareness and trust : Hyperinflation