The Consuming Instinct – Tim’s Two Cents #17

Tim's Two Cents on Consumerism

This is episode 17 of Tim’s Two Cents – the outrageous show where Tim argues with himself.

This episode is all about consumerism. Many people use the word “consumerism” as a pejorative against a seemingly superficial society. People think other people only focus on buying new things. On Thanksgiving, people complain about stores opening too early. And of course, we have to hate stores that make their employees work on Christmas.

But who’s really to …

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“Official” Research: Tether Artificially Propped Up Bitcoin in 2017 – YMB Podcast E246

You, Mr, and BTC Podcast E246

This is episode 246 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

We’d like to think Bitcoin is perfectly clean and pure, but bad actors are everywhere. Years ago, we learned that fake money and bots were boosting the Bitcoin price at Mt. Gox. And some new research suggests that the same thing happened last year with Bitfinex and Tether.

Is this really news, though? Haven’t we known all along that …

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Globalism – Tim’s Two Cents #16

Tim's Two Cents on Globalism

This is episode 16 of Tim’s Two Cents – the outrageous show where Tim argues with himself.

This week’s show is all about globalism. As the internet connected us all over the past few decades, it became much easier for us to empathize with complete strangers from around the world. Governments even started uniting to create more peaceful and fair interactions. Or so they say.

As always on TTC, Tim wants to look deeper. We’d …

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ContentBox Bolsters Digital Content, Putin Gets Crypto Right, & More – YMB Podcast E245

You, Me, and BTC E245

This is episode 245 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

First up today, we have a special guest from ContentBox. Dr. Xiaohui Liu is the project’s Chief Scientist and he’s here to share how his team hopes to revitalize digital content. Right now, most digital content (video in particular) is controlled, used, and abused by giants like Google and Spotify. We even use YouTube for this very podcast and often …

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Moralism: Why You Should Hate Being “Good” – Tim’s Two Cents #15

Tim's Two Cents on Moralism

This is episode 15 of Tim’s Two Cents – the outrageous show where Tim argues with himself.

This week’s show is about moralism. Moralism isn’t so much an -ism that people ascribe to themselves as a term oft used against people considered overly critical. With moralism, you basically get to put down anyone who does anything you don’t like. Then you can consider yourself better than everyone.

Is it good to be good? Who even …

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GDPR and Blockchain – YMB Podcast E244

You, Me, and BTC E244

This is episode 244 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

If “privacy policy bingo” was a real game, everyone on the internet would have won this month. Google, Twitter, Uber, the Tooth Fairy, and everyone else made changes recently because of the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data protection is certainly important, but it’s highly likely that the EU went way too far with this one. We’ll …

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Them Robots Took R Jobs – Tim’s Two Cents #14

Tim's Two Cents #14

This is episode 14 of Tim’s Two Cents – the outrageous show where Tim argues with himself.

Today’s show is all about Neo-Luddism. Our society is addicted to technology. So what’s to stop technological advancements from running wild to our the detriment? Can unfettered advancements in technology actually make us less free or even make humans obsolete? What happens when there’s no more work?

Tim will dive into all that and more in this episode …

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Defining and Forking Bitcoin with Daniel Krawisz – The Coin Pod, Ep. 17

Controversy is a hallmark of almost every discussion about Bitcoin, and podcasts like this one are an excellent platform for discussing contentious opinions.

This seventeenth coin pod features Daniel Krawisz’ flatly controversial, provocative opinions on Bitcoin forks, defining bitcoin, competing versions of bitcoin, the Lindy Effect, and much more. Daniel co-founded the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute, is a software developer, and hosts the YouTube show “Bitcoin Stuff.” He and I didn’t agree on much, …

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