Bitcoin Podcasts

YMB Podcast E20: Bitcoin and World Leaders

In this week's episode of the You, Me, and BTC Podcast, we will consider two interesting forms of political intervention with Bitcoin. The first is a decision to allow donations to election campaigns in the form of Bitcoins. This is certainly exciting, but there are some fairly significant restrictions and requirements that came with the ruling as well. The second way to influence politics with Bitcoin is almost the opposite. The Assassination Market is …

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YMB Podcast E19: Is Bitcoin Only for the Privileged?

Annie-Rose Strasser recently declared that Bitcoin is By the Privileged, For the Privileged. She pointed to statistics indicating that the Bitcoin space is dominated by white, libertarian males and she certainly did not like that. In today's show, we will go through her article and respond. Cathy Reisenwitz from Bitcoin Magazine also responded to the same article, so we will consider her words too. Is it bad that most Bitcoiners are white males? Does …

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YMB Podcast E18: Purse.IO and Bitcoin Comedy

Buy Bitcoin through Amazon at PurseIO

Purse.IO is a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects buyers and spenders of Bitcoin through Amazon. It can takes a bit of thinking to wrap your mind around exactly how this service works, but it truly is amazing. It enables people to buy Bitcoin with a credit card or get a fairly significant dicount when spending their coin. Today, we are joined by Andrew Lee who will tell us more about the marketplace, how it works, and …

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YMB Podcast E17: Bitcoin Anonymity – How and Why

Unfortunately, many people out there, both inside and outside the Bitcoin community, do not fully understand Bitcoin anonymity. They might think that it is not too important or maybe they do not want to put the effort into making sure their privacy is preserved. Some who do not use cryptocurrency think that privacy is impossible because the block chain is public. Even worse, some who DO use cryptocurrency might think that Bitcoin is already fully …

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YMB Podcast E16: Heartbleed and APIcoin.io

This week the YMB Team has two awesome discussions for you. First, we want to try to understand the Heartbleed Bug together. This is a very serious security issue that has affected a large portion of the internet, including Bitcoin. Some have even suggested that perhaps the government was involved in the bug and has been exploiting it for years. We need to talk about that too.

Later, a special guest, Gweedo, will join us …

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YMB Podcast E15: Dr. Jeffrey Herbener on the Economics of Bitcoin

Dr. Jeffrey Herbener is the chair of the department of economics at Grove City College. Today, we are letting him take the mic while the YMB Team takes a break. With his economic knowledge and experience, the professor will be able to explain the technicalities of Bitcoin from a financial perspective much better than we ever could. While we probably would not agree with all of his views, he certainly offers some meaningful insights. He …

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YMB Podcast E14: Bitcoin Banking and Taxes With Coinabul’s Jay Shore

Jay Shore is the founder of Coinabul.com, the first business ever to sell precious metals for Bitcoin. He joins us this week to tell his story. He has been into Bitcoin almost as long as it has existed, so he certainly has lots to say about it. Several months ago, Mr. Shore had serious trouble finding a bank that would work with him and his business. He will tell us all about that and …

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YMB Podcast E13: Ideas, Information, and Intellectual Property

Last week, we spoke about the differences between gold and Bitcoin and tried to decide whether Bitcoins could be considered physical if they were on a paper wallet. By definition they probably are not, but is there really that much difference? We also noted the fact that theoretically, someone could steal your Bitcoins simply by seeing them. Or seeing the private key, anyway. These thoughts led us to some difficult questions and concepts that …

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