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 anyone can buy or sell anything at anytime? And hasn't it been painfully obvious that Tether might not be worth much?
So let's say we accept that anyone can manipulate any price. What then? How to we proceed in a market that we cannot trust? Should we just give up on Bitcoin and turn to gub'ment officials to stabilize everything for us? We'll dive into all these questions and more during tonight's stream.
Also in this week's show, we'll cover Apple's decision to ban all kinds of crypto mining from the App Store. Are they just trying to protect their devices and their asses? Or do they really think they can keep cryptocurrency bay?
Check the list below for some links and catch the livestream tonight at 9PM Eastern!
- Bitcoin's Price Was Artificially Inflated Last Year, Researchers Say
- Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered?
- Apple Bans Bitcoin Mining in New Developer Guidelines
Your hosts this week are Daniel Brown and Tim Baker. Don't forget to scroll down so you can vote in this week's Bitcoin poll and share your thoughts in the comments!
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