Big Money Holding Bitcoin – Bits & Pieces #17

Bitcoin Bulls and Bears

The Bitcoin community learned over the last few days that the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) will become the world’s first publicly traded Bitcoin fund. On one hand, that’s pretty darn cool. Lots of people out there might start considering Bitcoin more legitimate when they see that a Bitcoin fund has approval from FINRA and can be listed on exchanges just like stocks. A closer look, however, reveals some details that make me slightly uneasy.…

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Secrets for Sale on Slur – YMB Podcast E61

Slur: Secrets for Sale

This is episode 61 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

This week, we’re chatting about a crazy new cryptoservice called Slur. It’s still in development, but when it’s done, it’s supposed allow people to anonymously auction off secret information for Bitcoin. There will be all kinds of secrets for sale on Slur It’s been dubbed Wikileaks 2.0 and the secrets likely to be found on the market include proprietary …

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Art in the Bitcoin World – Bits & Pieces #16

Bitcoin Art - Bloomberg Businessweek

Some people like to mock art and culture. Certain forms of expression like classical music, poetry, painting, and sculpting probably take more heat than they deserve. I’m not here to tell you that you should love all of that, but I think it’s worth considering the power of art, even in the Bitcoin and liberty spheres. Some art might deserve a brief scoff, but as a whole, art is not nearly as obscure as some …

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Cyberheists – YMB Podcast E60

This is episode 60 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

This week, we’re chatting about two cyberhacks that tell an interesting story. For starters, a Chinese Bitcoin exchange called BTER had about $1.75 million dollars worth of Bitcoin stolen from a cold wallet. That’s awful, right? Should this encourage us to start using Bitcoin less because it’s so insecure? Probably not, because the second heist is even more shocking.

For …

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The Internet Is Not Free – Bits & Pieces #15

I spent this past weekend meeting all kinds of awesome liberty-minded people at the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C. My main job at the event was to tell people about free Liberty.me memberships, and as I explained the endless list of the site’s benefits to student after student, one of them offered a somewhat shocking perspective.

“I’d rather not sign up,” he said, “Because I don’t believe the internet is free anymore.” …

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Morality in the Ulbricht Case – YMB Podcast E59

This is episode 59 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet’s most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

As you probably already know, Ross Ulbricht was found guilty last week on all seven charges that he was facing. Today, we’ll share some thoughts on the trial. Did Ulbricht even have a chance of escaping any charges?

We’ll also spend some time reading the original warrant for his arrest and considering some tough moral questions. Ulbricht was allegedly willing …

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The Law Wants Bitcoin. Are We Prepared? – Bits & Pieces #14

Regulation in Bitcoin

Last week, on February 4, two dreadful pieces of news hit the Bitcoin space. First, Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator of a Bitcoin black marketplace, was found guilty on all seven charges that he was facing.

Ross Ulbricht found guilty on ALL charges, facing life in prison #SilkRoadTrial

— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@Yaro_RT) February 4, 2015

Then just hours later, Benjamin Lawsky thought it would be a great idea to announce his BitLicense revision a …

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YT Cracker’s Introducing Neals – Bitcoin and the Arts #2

This is John Stuart’s second Bitcoin and the Arts special! Today, he’ll chat about YT Cracker‘s new album, Introducing Neals. John doesn’t always like rap, but he loves YT and he loves this album. It’s the story of a man struggling to resist. Enjoy!

Remember to tune in the first Saturday of every month for more Bitcoin and the Arts with John Stuart.

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