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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Overstock.com Now Accepts Bitcoins! Will Amazon Follow?

Overstock.com officially began accepting Bitcoins as payment for its thousands of products on January 9, 2014. This is wonderful news for the entire Bitcoin community because to date, most online stores accepting Bitcoins have been noticeably small or otherwise less than perfect. Overstock.com, on the other hand, is a very large retailer that sells everything from keyboards to mattresses to toothbrushes. The company is even…

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YMB Podcast E2: Bitcoin Scams and Trust

The Bitcoin world is full of scammers looking to make a quick buck, but cryptocurrency completely redefines the way we trust people and still brings great benefits. Join us this week as Tim Baker and I discuss this amazing new form of trust and explore the ways that the government forces us to trust certain people and organizations, especially through taxes. This is Episode 2 of the You, Me, and BTC Podcast. Enjoy!

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The Evolution of Music and Money

By guest contributor, John Stuart

Hey all, my name is John Stuart. I’m an avid music fan with a passion for Bitcoin. There may not seem to be a whole lot of overlap between the two, but I hope to change that by the end of this article. I’ll stick to talking mostly about music, because that’s what I know, but I’m going to try to relate everything to Bitcoin. I hope you find it …

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