Bitcoin Fees, Hard Forks, & Unlimited Crashes – YMB Podcast E166

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This is episode 166 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Bitcoin’s had a crazy few weeks. The mempool is flooded, fees are soaring, and the community is buzzing about a hard fork. One of Bitcoin’s largest mining pools made switch to Bitcoin Unlimited. Then Unlimited nodes started crashing because of a bug in the code.

What does all of this mean? We like to remain calm at YMB and try not to worry about much, but maybe this should be a serious concern. What would happen if there was a hard fork? Would we rather have giant fees or a split network? We’ll cover all that and more on this week’s YMBLive stream.

Then to wrap things up, we’ll think about where Bitcoin would be without China. The country drives tons of Bitcoin trade and mining, but we’re not sure if that’s good or bad. Are the Chinese supporting the network or grabbing to much control over it?

Tune in tonight for our thoughts and check the list below for some of the specific stories we’ll cover!

Your hosts are Daniel Brown and Tim Baker. Don’t forget to scroll down so you can keep up with our open tweet lines, vote in this week’s Bitcoin poll, and share your thoughts in the comments!

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