This is episode 131 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!
As you probably know, Pokemon GO is taking the world by storm. It's only been available for a few weeks and by some counts, it's already nearly as popular as Twitter. Today's show is about how, like Bitcoin, this technology can help set the world free.
Actually, none of Pokemon GO's tech is especially new. It's just been combined and designed in a revolutionary way. The game has convinced millions of users to start running around their communities, exploring and meeting new people. It's got the masses strategizing, socializing, competing, and cooperating. It's brought so much good to the world more efficiently than any government could ever hope to.
Are there any catches though? How does Nintendo plan to monetize the new app? Will they spy on us and sell all of our data? Maybe. Is that a bad thing?
But before we get to that, we'll chat about last weekend's Bitcoin Halvening. The block reward officially dropped to 12.5 BTC per block and Bitcoiners everywhere celebrated. Many thought the Bitcoin price would spike due to the lower inflation rate, but so far it hasn't moved much. Is this good or bad? What do we expect for the near future?
Tune in to hear why we love Pokemon GO and how we think it's changing the world! Your hosts are Daniel Brown and John Stuart. Enjoy!
Leave a comment and tell us if you think Pokemon GO is anything like Bitcoin!
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