The Free Market Chose Digital Kittens Over Everything Else. Now What? – YMB Podcast E207

CryptoKitties

This is episode 207 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Whether you like it or not, CryptoKitties took over the internet this weekend. And the collectible cats didn't just dominate social media. They literally took over the Ethereum blockchain, filling up the blocks and causing a spike in transaction fees.

What on earth could this mean? Isn't the blockchain supposed to be used for more noble purposes? And aren't …

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The Best Time to Buy Bitcoin

Time Is Bitcoin

With each new all-time high comes an increasing number of people with hot takes on the best time to buy Bitcoin, and even more people eager to listen.

But they're all wrong. We guarantee it.

Plenty of wise guys say never is the best time to buy (for this article, they're irrelevant). Others create immaculate price-chart artwork that isolates a specific date or price. Some of these clowns even give themselves titles like "Blockchain

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These Are the 5 Absolute Dumbest Things People Say About Bitcoin Right Now – YMB Podcast E206

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E206

This is episode 206 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

We've heard all kinds of Bitcoin slurs over the years. Bitcoin is useless. Evil. Too volatile. Overvalued. It's magic internet money. (Okay, that last one is basically a compliment.) But frankly, most people who insult Bitcoin are just plain wrong.

What are the worst things people say about Bitcoin? YMB's own Zack Voell knows. He compiled a list of the …

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The Intellectual Benefit of Bitcoin (and Silver) (and Gold) – YMB Podcast E205

Bitcoin Brain

This is episode 205 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast. This is also another one of Tim Baker's (in)famous rants.

Today's episode is all about some heavy topics like materialism, inflation, society, and creativity. In some ways, Tim loves materialism because it drives people to accomplish stuff so they can have stuff. But at the same time, some people are never happy with stuff. Maybe they should find pleasure in …

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Legal Pressures Continue. Will ICO Madness Finally End? – YMB Podcast E204

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E204

This is episode 204 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast. We know it's not Thursday, but we're making up for the episode we skipped on Thanksgiving.

ICOs are (still) going hard. Fundraisers dump loads of cash into marketing so they can attempt to grab our attention on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else (including here on YMB). Some campaigns have successfully raised hundreds of millions of dollars, only to accomplish virtually …

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Don’t Let the Mooning BTC Price Distract You From the True Meaning of Bitcoin – YMB Podcast E203

The True Meaning of Bitcoin

This is episode 203 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

We love to see Bitcoin's price spike, but that's not the only thing that matters in Bitcoin. As one of our more principled hosts, Tim Baker is here today to explain why Bitcoin is amazing regardless of its current dollar value. It sets people free and for that, we'd pay anything.

Then later in the show, Tim will share some …

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Insane Coin Offerings: To The Moon

Moon Coins

This article is the fourth in a series about the most absurd Initial Coin Offerings. Read the previous article here.

For millennia, the moon has appeared throughout the legends, traditions, religions, and art of humankind. From the Neolithic people of the British Isles to Leonardo da Vinci to Neil Armstrong, Earth's nightlight fascinates prehistoric, Renaissance, and modern humans alike. Now the moon dazzles an eclectic, nerdy bunch of twenty-first-century humans for an …

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Blockchain to the Rescue: The Global Cannabis Community Gets an ICO

The cannabis community faces unique challenges in doing business. Although in the United States the majority of states have legalized or decriminalized either medicinal or recreational marijuana, it remains illegal at the federal level, which creates a number of problems for the industry. Dispensaries and marijuana retailers don’t have access to banking services. They can’t provide a card terminal, they can't make a bank transfer to wholesale suppliers. This creates a lot of problems, firstly …

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