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The Free Market Chose Digital Kittens Over Everything Else. Now What? – YMB Podcast E207

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This is episode 207 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Whether you like it or not, CryptoKitties took over the internet this weekend. And the collectible cats didn’t just dominate social media. They literally took over the Ethereum blockchain, filling up the blocks and causing a spike in transaction fees.

What on earth could this mean? Isn’t the blockchain supposed to be used for more noble purposes? And aren’t altcoins like Ethereum supposed to be more scalable than this? Tune in for Daniel Brown’s thoughts on all that and tons more.

In particular, he’ll compare CryptoKitties to existing collectible games that run on the Bitcoin blockchain. Is CryptoKitties really any different? What does that say about the scaling debate?

Also in today’s show: A review of CBS’s Bitcoin episode of The Big Bang Theory and some comments about YouTube ads. Tune in now!

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