Mining, Advertising, & More Bitcoin Headlines – #YMBLive 5-27-15

Live Bitcoin Headlines

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This is the first episode of our brand new LIVE Bitcoin podcast! Join us every Wednesday from 12-2PM Eastern as we cover the latest Bitcoin headlines and share plenty of opinions. If you can’t watch the show live, the audio and video will always be available to download.

This Week’s Bitcoin Headlines:

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21 Inc. and the Future of Bitcoin Mining – YMB Podcast E73

21 Inc. and Bitcoin Mining

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This is episode 73 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

A few months ago, it was announced that a Bitcoin startup, 21 Inc., had raised millions of dollars. At the time, we could only speculate about what the company had planned and why investors were so eager to fund it. But this week, the veil was lifted.

Today, we’re chatting about the future of Bitcoin …

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Bitcoin’s Maximum Capacity, Part 2 – YMB Podcast E72

Mike Hearn's Crash Landing

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This is episode 72 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

Last week, we spoke about Mike Hearn’s article, The Capacity Cliff. In that post, he explained that the Bitcoin network will soon max out and said that raising the block size limit is our only reasonable solution. He wrote a follow-up a few days later, so this week is part two of our discussion.…

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Bitcoin’s Maximum Capacity – YMB Podcast E71

Bitcoin's Speed Limit

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This is episode 71 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

One of the biggest problems that Bitcoin is expected to face in the near future is scalability. New users show up every day and veteran Bitcoiners are always finding new ways to spend their coin. Unfortunately, like everything else in life, Bitcoin has its limits.

This week, we’re chatting about an article called The Capacity

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WCN’s Art and Bitcoin – Bitcoin and the Arts #5

Blockchain Music

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

First up this month, John will recap some of the live broadcast we did to announce the #DontExposeEvil meme contest winners. He’ll explain why he thinks art can be such a powerful medium and why memes are perfect for spreading the messages of Bitcoin and peace.

Then later in the show, he’ll review the following Art and Bitcoin episode that …

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#DontExposeEvil Pro-Peace Meme Contest Winners Announced!

Too Few Role Models

We’ve been talking about the #DontExposeEvil meme contest for quite some time now. It all began when Google pulled ads from Antiwar.com due to graphic war images that were hosted on the site. Bitcoin Not Bombs decided to fight back with this pro-peace meme contest.

The deadline for submissions was April 20, and last night (April 30), we announced the winners live on a Liberty.me webcast! We also had a great time discussing why peace …

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Negative Interest Rates? – YMB Podcast E70

Burning Cash

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This is episode 70 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

For several months now, some European banks have been imposing negative interest rates. That’s a pretty crazy idea. Why would the banks do that and why would anyone make a deposit if it would cause them to lose money?

Another red flag appeared when a Swiss pension fund manager tried to withdraw a large sum of …

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