Episode 143 – The First Bitcoin Classic Block is Mined

Segregated Witness: the pros and cons. Google pilot program in the UK steers extreme searches to anti-radicalism websites. Federal Agent from the Silk Road case is arrested again. The Federal Reserve raises interest rates on excess reserves. First Bitcoin Classic block is mined while classic nodes make up 15% of the network. Windows 10 spying is out of control and can’t be stopped. Gold value is up as investors return to the safe haven. The Chinese are losing faith in their currency. Value to accept bitcoin on Steam.

 

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Episode 117 – Windows 10 is Spyware

Satoshi speaks!? and the Bitcoin blockchain debate evolves into a software fork. We discuss the ramifications of Bitcoin XT fork in detail. The Chinese Yuan is devalued three times in a week. Windows 10 is spyware. The Top 10 Gotchas of the New York BitLicense.

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SHOW NOTES:

Traditional Markets

gold $1114.70

silver $15.24

Dow Jones 17,477

oil $42.18

30y US Treasury  2.84%

Chinese Yuan  weakens to 6.39  from 6.22 per $ this week after three separate devaluing announced by the People’s bank of China.

Crypto Markets

BTC $258.83

LTC $3.95

Ether  .00508 BTC ~$1.31

Doge may be dead at 58 satoshis

Dash $2.95

Satoshi Speaks! and Blockchain debate, XT is live

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3h6ofv/satoshi_responded_to_mike_hearn_why_is_nobody/

Windows 10

http://cointelegraph.com/news/115134/windows-10-a-serious-threat-to-bitcoin-privacy

Chinese Yuan https://mises.org/blog/why-china-devalued-yuan

Top 10 Gotchas

http://news.dinbits.com/2015/08/the-10-most-ridiculous-gotchas-in-ny.html

Bitcoin Software has forked

https://medium.com/@octskyward/why-is-bitcoin-forking-d647312d22c1?1