Forget Tidal: Be Your Own Artist – Bitcoin and the Arts #4

Tidal Music Streaming

This is John Stuart's fourth Bitcoin and the Arts podcast!

This month, John's chatting about a new music streaming service called Tidal. It's supposed to be an amazing innovation for artists because it should give them more control over their music, but John has some doubts. For one thing, the artists currently running Tidal are already extremely popular and presumably prosperous names like Jay Z, Madonna, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, etc.

So do "artists" …

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The True Bitcoin Price – Bits & Pieces #21

Bitcoin Value

It's easy to quote a reasonable Bitcoin price at any given time, but determining the true value of the cryptocurrency can be an entirely different task. When people ask me what the Bitcoin price is, I just look up the rate published by an exchange like Bitstamp or Coinbase and round to a nice even number. For instance, today, I'd probably say that a Bitcoin is worth about $250. I also like to use BitcoinAverage

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Antiwar.com’s Angela Keaton & Bitcoin Not Bombs’ Drew Phillips: #DontExposeEvil – YMB Podcast E65

#DontExposeEvil Pro-Peace Meme Contest

This is episode 65 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

We're joined by two very special guests today, Angela Keaton from Antiwar.com and Drew Phillips from Bitcoin Not Bombs.

Angela Keaton: Google Drops Antiwar.com

First up today, Angela Keaton will share her story about Google's decision to disable AdSense ads on Antiwar.com. Google cited some decade-old, horrific - but honest - photos from Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad …

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Bitcoin Adoption: Twitch Does It Best – Bits & Pieces #20

Bitcoin Adoption via Twitch

It's no secret that having more Bitcoin services and merchants is better for Bitcoin adoption. Of course it's amazing to have companies like Microsoft and Dell accepting Bitcoin. Of course it's helpful to have services like BitPay and Blockchain helping people use and transact Bitcoin. All of those companies are playing an important role in bringing Bitcoin to the masses, but I think it's possible to do better. I want to share a story about …

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Evolution Market and 21 Inc.: Bitcoin Ups and Downs – YMB Podcast E64

Evolution Market and 21 Inc.

This is episode 64 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

Evolution Market Collapses

Evolution is one of the many Bitcoin dark markets that sprang up after the Silk Road was shut down. Unfortunately, the platform vanished just days ago. Many suspect that the market's administrators decided to run off with their users' funds, but no one is certain. The following recording took place just hours after collapse was …

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Crypto Vault Review – Physical Bitcoin Storage

Crypto Vault Review

Below is a Crypto Vault review by YMB's own Tim Baker. The online shop sells a few products designed for safe physical Bitcoin storage.

In this video, Tim will show off a numbered copper/nickel round with space to store a private key and a tamper-evident label that came included. He'll also explain a bit about how the cold storage process works. Enjoy!

Be sure to visit MyCryptoVault.net to find out more about these physical Bitcoin …

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Bitcoin Mining Centralization Falls – Bits & Pieces #19

Mining Centralization

Bitcoin mining centralization has been heavily discussed as a potential problem for quite some time now. The riskiest mining centralization event in recent Bitcoin history occurred in June 2014, when one pool, GHash.IO, crossed the legendary 51% threshold for at least several hours. That alone didn't constitute a 51% attack, but it reminded people that a mining centralization is a real issue.

Fortunately, recent stats have shown that the mainstream mining pools have become …

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