YMB: Your Liberty & Bitcoin Podcast

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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YMB Podcast E43: Anonymity Opposites and Broken Banking

To kick things off this week, we'll be chatting about two news bits from opposite sides of the anonymity spectrum. On the bad side: one crypto-exchange, Melotic, is now requiring users to submit identification information. On the good side: the team behind Dark Wallet has just released another alpha version of the privacy-centric Bitcoin wallet.

Then later in the show, we’ll discuss a European clearing house that recently crashed for several hours and the Kraken …

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YMB Podcast E42: Andreas Antonopoulos Before the Canadian Senate

Last week, one of the most respected men in Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, spoke before a Canadian Senate Banking Committee. He did a fantastic job explaining Bitcoin, answering questions, and offering advice for how Bitcoin should or should not be regulated. Today, we’ll be playing a few clips from the hearing and offering our own opinions. We might also have a few laughs at the expense of the lawmakers. Mr. Antonopoulos is one of …

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YMB Podcast E41: The Government’s Role

In today’s shorter show, we’ll begin by sharing a bit about the world’s first blockchain wedding. Just last weekend, two lovers permanently embedded their commitment to each other inside of a Bitcoin transaction. Then later in the show, we’ll chat about some legal troubles recently encountered by Butterfly Labs. The company, which produces Bitcoin mining hardware, made many customers upset with painfully long product delivery times. Now, some of those mining speculators have gotten …

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YMB Podcast E40: Airbitz CEO, Paul Puey

Today we have a special guest, Mr. Paul Puey, the co-founder and CEO of Airbitz. He will be telling us all about the Bitcoin directory that his company manages and the extremely user-friendly mobile wallet that will be released very soon. Then later in the show, just for fun, he’ll share a bit about his ketogenic diet and explain how it actually ties in with his passion for Bitcoin. Tune in for an awesome …

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