YMB Podcast E25: Edward Castronova and the Virtual Money Revolution

We have an awesome episode lined up this week for the You, Me, and BTC Podcast. We are joined by Edward Castronova, a professor at Indiana University and author of an amazing new book, Wildcat Currency. In the book, he explains the history of virtual money, everything from World of Warcraft gold to Facebook credits to the US Dollar, and how the economy might adjust to this virtual revolution. Today, we will touch …

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Almost 30k Bitcoins Stolen From Silk Road to be Sold by USMS

The United States Marshals Service announced recently that it would be auctioning off the nearly 30,000 Bitcoins that it stole from the Silk Road, a Bitcoin marketplace that used to exist on the dark web. The feds acquired those funds last October when they finally shut down the black market and captured its leader, Dread Pirate Roberts, a.k.a. Ross William Ulbricht.

According to the announcement, the sale of the coins will consist of three …

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YMB Podcast E24: Hypothetical Bitcoin Questions

For this week’s episode of the You, Me, and BTC Podcast, we decided to take on some questions that we may never really know the answers to. We asked the community to come up with some hypothetical questions related to Bitcoin and you all certainly made things interesting. Some propositions were quite serious, like, “What would happen if Satoshi started moving around some of the millions of coins that he originally mined?” Others were more …

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YMB Podcast E23: MoneGraph and Art as a Currency

Your three favorite hosts are back together again this week to talk about a new service and some interesting concepts. MoneGraph is that new service and it allows you to create digital deeds for online art. These deeds are Namecoin records that can be traded but not duplicated, meaning digital artists can actually retain or sell “original copies” of their work. This concept is definitely exciting, but we are not entirely sure it will be …

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YMB Podcast E22: Make Your Laws and Cannacoin

This week in the You, Me, and BTC Podcast, we will chat with two people who have contributed significantly in the cryptocurrency space. First, we will speak with Sai, the president of Make Your Laws, an organization that works to give the people more influence in their government. Sai played an important part in getting the FEC to allow Bitcoin donations to political candidates. We spoke about that recently, but Sai will explain things much …

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YMB Podcast E21: Virtual Bitcoin Meetup #1: Intros and Anything Goes

This is a special episode of the You, Me, and BTC Podcast. This week’s show is taken from our live virtual Bitcoin meetup on Monday, May 19. Our conversation began with a discussion about what could happen when the Bitcoin block reward halves. As time went by we strayed into an exciting variety of topics with some amazing guests. We will chat about our favorite features of Bitcoin, the risks of API centralization, 51% attacks, …

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YMB Podcast E20: Bitcoin and World Leaders

In this week’s episode of the You, Me, and BTC Podcast, we will consider two interesting forms of political intervention with Bitcoin. The first is a decision to allow donations to election campaigns in the form of Bitcoins. This is certainly exciting, but there are some fairly significant restrictions and requirements that came with the ruling as well. The second way to influence politics with Bitcoin is almost the opposite. The Assassination Market is …

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YMB Podcast E19: Is Bitcoin Only for the Privileged?

Annie-Rose Strasser recently declared that Bitcoin is By the Privileged, For the Privileged. She pointed to statistics indicating that the Bitcoin space is dominated by white, libertarian males and she certainly did not like that. In today’s show, we will go through her article and respond. Cathy Reisenwitz from Bitcoin Magazine also responded to the same article, so we will consider her words too. Is it bad that most Bitcoiners are white males? Does …

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