Is Wall Street Bad for Bitcoin? – Bits & Pieces #22

Wall Street in Bitcoin

Patrick Byrne, the CEO of, is greatly respected by many in the Bitcoin community. His company started accepting Bitcoin relatively early (January 2014) and was the largest to do so at the time. Byrne is also well known for exposing a great deal of Wall Street corruption. This WIRED article calls him Bitcoin Messiah and the Scourge of Wall Street in the same headline.

Not everyone agrees, of course, but many Bitcoiners share Byrne’s …

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Forget Tidal: Be Your Own Artist – Bitcoin and the Arts #4

Tidal Music Streaming

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This is John Stuart’s fourth Bitcoin and the Arts podcast!

This month, John’s chatting about a new music streaming service called Tidal. It’s supposed to be an amazing innovation for artists because it should give them more control over their music, but John has some doubts. For one thing, the artists currently running Tidal are already extremely popular and presumably prosperous names like Jay Z, Madonna, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, …

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Force Goes Rogue – YMB Podcast E66

DEA Agent Steals Bitcoin

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This is episode 66 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

This week, we’re discussing a DEA agent gone rogue. His name is Carl Mark Force IV, and he was allegedly able to scam Ross Ulbricht from the Silk Road, a cryptocurrency exchange called CoinMkt, and even his own employer, the US government. We’ll chat about how he pulled everything off, how he got caught, …

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The True Bitcoin Price – Bits & Pieces #21

Bitcoin Value

It’s easy to quote a reasonable Bitcoin price at any given time, but determining the true value of the cryptocurrency can be an entirely different task. When people ask me what the Bitcoin price is, I just look up the rate published by an exchange like Bitstamp or Coinbase and round to a nice even number. For instance, today, I’d probably say that a Bitcoin is worth about $250. I also like to use BitcoinAverage

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#DontExposeEvil Pro-Peace Meme Contest

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This is episode 65 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

We’re joined by two very special guests today, Angela Keaton from and Drew Phillips from Bitcoin Not Bombs.

Angela Keaton: Google Drops

First up today, Angela Keaton will share her story about Google’s decision to disable AdSense ads on Google cited some decade-old, horrific – but honest – photos from Abu …

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Bitcoin Adoption: Twitch Does It Best – Bits & Pieces #20

Bitcoin Adoption via Twitch

It’s no secret that having more Bitcoin services and merchants is better for Bitcoin adoption. Of course it’s amazing to have companies like Microsoft and Dell accepting Bitcoin. Of course it’s helpful to have services like BitPay and Blockchain helping people use and transact Bitcoin. All of those companies are playing an important role in bringing Bitcoin to the masses, but I think it’s possible to do better. I want to share a story about …

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Evolution Market and 21 Inc.: Bitcoin Ups and Downs – YMB Podcast E64

Evolution Market and 21 Inc.

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This is episode 64 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

Evolution Market Collapses

Evolution is one of the many Bitcoin dark markets that sprang up after the Silk Road was shut down. Unfortunately, the platform vanished just days ago. Many suspect that the market’s administrators decided to run off with their users’ funds, but no one is certain. The following recording took place just …

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Crypto Vault Review – Physical Bitcoin Storage

Crypto Vault Review

Below is a Crypto Vault review by YMB’s own Tim Baker. The online shop sells a few products designed for safe physical Bitcoin storage.

In this video, Tim will show off a numbered copper/nickel round with space to store a private key and a tamper-evident label that came included. He’ll also explain a bit about how the cold storage process works. Enjoy!

Be sure to visit to find out more about these physical Bitcoin …

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