YMB Podcast E9: The Best Bitcoin Services, Part 2

This is Episode 9! Last week we started a list of our favorite Bitcoin services. Our discussion went on for so long that we had to split the show into two parts, so here is the second half of our exciting list. We start by mentioning a few social Bitcoin services, like the #bitcoin-otc IRC channel. Let’s Talk Bitcoin is another podcast that has inspired us significantly, so we pay tribute to Adam B. Levine …

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Will Bitcoin Recover from MtGox’s Collapse?

MtGox has been having some serious issues recently. I will summarize for those who may not know yet, but my primary goal here is not to describe every detail. Rather, I want to respond to these events and explain what I think it means for the future of Bitcoin. The exchange rate has already …

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YMB Podcast E8: The Best Bitcoin Services, Part 1

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Bitcoin would be useless without the many companies and services that accept the cryptocurrency and make it easier for us to use it. We want to pay tribute to a few of our favorites out there and that is what this week’s episode is all about. If fact, our discussion went on for so long that we decided to split it into two parts! Today we will present the first half of our list, which …

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YMB Podcast E7: Bitcoin and Big Business

The App Store has given Blockchain the axe and we start off this week’s episode with a good bit of whining about Apple. We do our best to determine why the company took this course of action and decide whether it was right or wrong. Later, we chat about MtGox’s decision to stop servicing Bitcoin withdrawals from their exchange. We try to figure out why they chose to handle the situation like this and what …

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YMB Podcast E6: Bitcoin Changes the World

This week’s fantastic episode opens with a discussion about the difficulties of obtaining Bitcoins. Depending on your exact situation, it can be fairly easy, but it is often one of Bitcoin’s largest barriers to entry compared to the ease of use present in almost everything else related to cryptocurrency. Part of the cause of these difficulties is regulation, and that gets us talking politics again. The powerful hour closes with some almost emotional thoughts on …

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YMB Podcast E5: The Government and Bitcoin

The government is no man’s friend. Recently lawmakers have become more and more tangled up with Bitcoin and that cannot be a good thing. Charlie Shrem, CEO of BitInstant and Vice Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, was recently arrested for drug and Bitcoin related activity. New York held hearings on Bitcoin and the FBI plans to sell off its booty from the conquest of Dread Pirate Roberts and The Silk Road. Join us …

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YMB Podcast E4: Bitcoin Adoption, Regulation, and Privacy

Almost every day the Bitcoin community is hearing about new people and places that are beginning to accept Bitcoin. This is great news of course, but it could attract the unwanted attention of lawmakers. In this week’s episode, we explore the possible dangers of expansion and some ways to mitigate the risks of using Bitcoin with services like Dark Wallet and CoinJoin. Tim Baker, John Stuart, and myself, Daniel Brown, are your hosts. This …

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YMB Podcast E3: The New Year In Bitcoin

New Year’s resolutions do not always turn out well. They often get forgotten, delayed, or flat out broken, but that does not make them useless. We have plans for 2014 and we want to talk about them. Join us as we map out our Bitcoin dreams. In short, we would like to hang on to our Bitcoins as much as possible, buy a few more when we can, tell others about the benefits of cryptocurrency, …

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