YMB: Your Liberty & Bitcoin Podcast

YMB Podcast E51: The Changetip Debate

Changetip Bitcoin Tipping

This is day five of our Twelve Days of YMB Christmas extravaganza! Today we're talking about Changetip, a popular Bitcoin tipping network. One critic recently published an article explaining some of the service's flaws. Tim generally agrees with this author and will explain why Changetip could be useless or worse. Daniel generally believes otherwise. Despite the flaws, he thinks Changetip is still an innovative idea.

Tune in for a great debate! Your hosts are …

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YMB Podcast E50: A Bitcoin Auction and Wall of Coins

We're kicking things off today with a discussion about the 50,000 BTC recently auctioned off by the US Marshals Service. The coins had been taken from Ross Ulbricht, the alleged leader of the original Silk Road. Then later in the show, we'll be chatting with Robert Genito, the administrator of a Bitcoin exchange platform called Wall of Coins. The service allows you to quickly purchase bitcoins by depositing cash at your local bank. Mr. …

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YMB Podcast E49: Cryptorush and Difficult Questions

This week on the show, we're joined by King Dragon, the administrator of an altcoin exchange called Cryptorush. He'll explain the history of his project and talk about where he plans to take it in the future. Then later on, we'll chat about some difficult questions that we've previously struggled with on the show. King Dragon will share some of his Cryptorush experiences that shed new light on the best ways to approach regulation, …

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YMB Podcast E48: Whitelists and Blacklists

Today, we're talking about whitelisting and blacklisting with Bitcoin addresses. Many people fear that address discrimination is wrong and could ruin Bitcoin. At first, we thought that's exactly where we would stand on the issue, but our discussion today leads us to believe a little differently. Although listing can still be awful in some cases, it might actually be more acceptable than we thought. Tim, our ultimate freedom advocate, even comes close to suggesting that …

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YMB Podcast E47: Transparency, NFC, and Snapcash

First up today, we'll be chatting about transparency in our monetary systems. One Reddit user pointed out that although mining pool operators can cause centralization problems, the risks there are much smaller than in our current banking systems where there is even more centralization and minimal transparency. Then later in the show, we'll share a bit about the new way to send money with Snapchat and a Bitcoin-lover who implanted an NFC chip containing Bitcoin …

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YMB Podcast E46: White Thursday

Just one week ago, on November 6, a number of hidden websites on the Tor network were seized by law enforcement and several alleged black market masterminds were arrested. We're dubbing the day White Thursday, a day on which darkness and anonymity were attacked.

Although government agents have claimed that the Tor network is compromised, many dark markets continue to operate. Were our governments lying about their accomplishments? Did they really find a flaw …

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YMB Podcast E45: Understanding Altcoins

Since you're about to listen to this show, you probably know that it's a Bitcoin podcast. We usually focus on Satoshi's original cryptocurrency, but today, we're broadening our horizons. We'll be speaking with a team of altcoin developers to get their perspective on what's going on in the altcoin world and how it applies to Bitcoin. What are some problems that are being solved right now with blockchain technology? Just how far will altcoins go …

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YMB Podcast E44: Trucoin, Trading Bots, and Art

First up this week is an interview with Brent James from Trucoin. The company is rolling out services that will allow people to quickly buy Bitcoins with a credit or debit card. Mr. James will explain how it all works and why it's extremely beneficial to the community.

Then later in the show, we'll be chatting about some researchers from MIT who were able to accurately predict the Bitcoin exchange rate and doubled their …

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