The All-Seeing Facebook – YMB Podcast E130

Facebook's All-Seeing Eyes

This is episode 130 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

As much as some people hate it, Facebook really can see just about everything. The social media giant knows your deepest secrets – at least it thinks it does.

We recently discovered Facebook’s ad preferences page, where it lists the criteria that is uses to target ads to us. It covers categories like “Hobbies and Activities” and “Shopping and Fashion” …

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Bitcoin Only Has Value Because of the Gub’ment – YMB Podcast E129

The Government Gives Bitcoin Value

This is episode 129 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Could that possibly be true? Do we only need Bitcoin because it helps us escape the clutches of our violent overlords? Would truly free human beings have any need for cryptocurrency? Maybe. Today’s podcast is all about those questions.

Several avid Bitcoiners (most notably, one of our biggest fans, Cyril Blanc) recently had a heated debate on Twitter about …

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The DAO Hack, Truth, & Time Travel – YMB Podcast E128

The DAO Hack

This is episode 128 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

We haven’t actually had a chance to cover the DAO yet, but now the news is bigger than ever and we can’t pass it up. It’s been hacked. A clever codester was able to siphon off millions of dollars worth of ether because of a bug in the program. Today, we’ll chat about the DAO’s structure, its purpose, what exactly

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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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Credit Cards & Car Registration – YMB Podcast E127

Credit Cards

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 reason to get a …

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

Kyle Torpey's Bitcoin News

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 can segregated witness improve …

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

Make Bitcoin Great Again

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, China, who controls 83% …

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Expect to Be Watched – YMB Podcast E124

Government Observers

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 reaction. Sure, it sucks …

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