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Bitcoin: Comparing the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Bitcoin Trump, Hillary, & Johnson

Author: Zack Voell

Essential to cryptocurrency ideology is the understanding that governments are unable to impede or otherwise affect the use and growth of alternative, decentralized monies. Perhaps that premise renders an overview of the 2016 presidential candidates irrelevant. Decentralized currencies, moreover, are not a mainstream, headlining policy issue that concern any substantial percentage of American voters, and presidential candidates are not particularly outspoken in their support for or opposition to Bitcoin.

But, for active …

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Bitcoin’s Price Rise, MaidSafe’s Update, & Steam’s Bitcoin Integration – The Bitcoin News Show #17

Vortex, Blake, & Gabe on The Bitcoin News Show

The Bitcoin News Show is a biweekly Blab stream hosted by TheOneVortex. Every other Monday at 8PM PST, Vortex invites a couple guests on the air to chat about the most important Bitcoin news from around the web. His guests for this episode were cryptographic economist Blake Anderson and technologist Gabriel D. Vine. You can see all of the stories covered in the list below. Enjoy!

This Fortnight’s News

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Credit Cards & Car Registration – YMB Podcast E127

Credit Cards

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This is episode 127 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Our schedule has been a little off lately but the YMB team is officially back in town! For this week’s podcast, we’re taking a gander at personal financial responsibility. We’ll chat about credit cards, credit card rewards, and common attitudes towards the banks that provide these services. Most Bitcoiners probably agree with John, who sees no …

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Bitcoin Journalist Kyle Torpey on All the Big Stories – YMB Podcast E126

Kyle Torpey's Bitcoin News

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This is episode 126 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

This week’s incredibly special guest is Kyle Torpey, a Bitcoin writer/researcher who has covered a number of Bitcoin’s biggest stories. He’s here today to weigh in on all sorts of important Bitcoin topics, old and new.

Seriously, you name it, and we’ll cover it today. Is Craig Wright likely to be the real Satoshi? How …

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Make Bitcoin Great Again: DJ Trump Backs Crypto – YMB Podcast E125

Make Bitcoin Great Again

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This is episode 125 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

You read that right, folks. The one and only Donald J. Trump now officially wants to make Bitcoin great again.

As he put it, “I absolutely believe in Bitcoin as the future of money. I love Bitcoin. I’ve been saying we should be using this stuff for awhile now, but if we’re gonna compete with, say, …

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Expect to Be Watched – YMB Podcast E124

Government Observers

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This is episode 124 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that the FBI could obtain a warrant to access and monitor any device running Tor or other anonymity software. At first, this sounds awful. People certainly don’t want to be watched without cause, especially if they might not even know that they’re under investigation.

But today, we’ll challenge this …

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Is Wright Right? – YMB Podcast E123

Is Wright Satoshi?

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This is episode 123 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

This week’s fantastic show is all about Craig Wright, the man who claims to be the inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. According to BBC News, Wright recently proved this claim by signing a message with one of history’s earliest Bitcoin addresses, which should belong to Satoshi.

Do we really believe him? Is BBC’s report …

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Tolerating Crypto & the Real Bitcoin Use Cases – YMB Podcast E122

Bitcoin Gaming

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This is episode 122 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Fist up today, we’re chatting about Japan’s official recognition of digital currencies and Europe’s approval of Bitstamp. Has Bitcoin finally reached the point where governments can tolerate it or even support it? Is that a good thing, or are we worried about over-regulation?

Then after that, we’ll cover the Nasdaq’s list of real Bitcoin use

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