SegWit UASF, 3 Bigshot Bitcoin Nations, & More – YMB Podcast E170

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This is episode 170 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

First up today, we definitely have to cover Bitcoin’s recent SegWit UASF drama. The acronym stand for “user activated soft fork” and many hope the concept will allow Segregated Witness to activate sooner.

As it stands, we need 95% of Bitcoin’s mining power to signal support for SegWit before it activates, but that kind of consensus has proven difficult to achieve. The UASF proposal aims to hasten consensus by giving users a stronger voice. Is this safe? What are the real differences in these two soft fork activation plans?

Then later in the show, we’ll chat about three countries that have significant influence in the Bitcoin space. They all have growing populations, wealth, and infrastructure, so they could be positioned to take control of the future of finance.

We’ll have the scoop and endless opinions while we’re live tonight. Check the list below for some of the specific stories we’ll cover!

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