Secret’s Out: SEC Defamed ICOs for Years to Make Room for Their Own Crypto – YMB Podcast E242

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This is episode 242 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

“All ICOs are securities,” they said. “You will get scammed,” they said.

After years of watching the Securities and Exchange Commission attack and berate ICOs, we finally know what they were really up to. They just wanted to scare people away from their competition and make room for a brand new, SEC-sponsored ICO.

That’s right, the SEC is launching an ICO. Their tokens are called HoweyCoins and they’re gonna revolutionize the travel industry.

But here’s the kicker: It turns out HoweyCoins are a complete scam! We tried to buy some and were just redirected to some stupid page about the dangers of investing in ICOs. WTF?! We’ll share all the details tonight.

Also on this week’s show: The obscenely expensive Consensus 2018 was a total shit show (our own Zack Voell was on the ground) and an incredibly special guest explains Bitcoin Private. Giuseppe Stuto helped create a new version of Bitcoin with zk-SNARKs and he’ll share why that matters.

Check the list below for some of the specific stories we’ll cover and catch the livestream tonight at 9PM Eastern!

Your hosts this week are Daniel Brown, Tim Baker, and Zack Voell. 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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