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 MyCryptoVault.net to find out more about these physical Bitcoin …

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Bitcoin Mining Centralization Falls – Bits & Pieces #19

Mining Centralization

Bitcoin mining centralization has been heavily discussed as a potential problem for quite some time now. The riskiest mining centralization event in recent Bitcoin history occurred in June 2014, when one pool, GHash.IO, crossed the legendary 51% threshold for at least several hours. That alone didn’t constitute a 51% attack, but it reminded people that a mining centralization is a real issue.

Fortunately, recent stats have shown that the mainstream mining pools have become …

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Regulations Galore – YMB Podcast E63

Bitcoin on the Isle of Man

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This is episode 63 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

We’re kicking things off this week with some discussion about the Isle of Man. The small, self-governed island has long been an attractive center for tech and finance startups because of low taxes and a healthy digital infrastructure. It will soon have a regulatory framework for digital currencies, so some expect it to become a Bitcoin

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Net Neutrality and Bitcoin – Bits & Pieces #18

Net Neutrality and Bitcoin

Net neutrality has been an insanely hot topic recently. I’ve always been proud of the overlap between the Bitcoin and liberty-loving communities, but the net neutrality debate has been an important reminder that varying opinions exist within both groups. Quite honestly, I was surprised that some of my favorite Bitcoiners would advocate this kind of government regulation.

#NetNeutrality victory! Grumpy Cat flies over @Comcast HQ to say Don't Mess with the Internet! http://t.co/wxSnXkUI5X pic.twitter.com/Br4LgcSRBt

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Liberty Art at Liberty.me Create – Bitcoin and the Arts #3

All Liberty - Liberty Art at Liberty.me Create

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In his never-ending quest to discover and share Bitcoin art and liberty-oriented masterpieces, John Stuart has started exploring Liberty.me Create. The platform was launched just a few weeks ago and aims to provide an exciting space for freedom lovers to share and browse liberty art. With categories for images, music, and film, it’s the perfect place for all kinds of beautiful work.

In today’s show, John will explain how the …

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Cody Wilson Makes Waves – YMB Podcast E62

Cody Wilson Liberator

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This is episode 62 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

Cody Wilson is a Bitcoin lover and cryptoanarchist with a number of well-known projects. He recently tried to become a board member of the Bitcoin Foundation and promised to completely dissolve the organization if he succeeded. He didn’t win the election in the end, but we’ll chat today about what might have fueled his attitude and …

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