YMB Christmas Day 1: Bitcoin Teaches

Welcome to the first of the Twelve Days of YMB Christmas! By coincidence, the 52nd episode of the You, Me, and BTC podcast is scheduled for release on Christmas day. Since there are 52 weeks in a year, that episode will also mark one full year of podcasting fun, and we want to celebrate! To do so, we'll be releasing a variety of awesome, brand new content for twelve days in a row, leading up …

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YMB Podcast E50: A Bitcoin Auction and Wall of Coins

We're kicking things off today with a discussion about the 50,000 BTC recently auctioned off by the US Marshals Service. The coins had been taken from Ross Ulbricht, the alleged leader of the original Silk Road. Then later in the show, we'll be chatting with Robert Genito, the administrator of a Bitcoin exchange platform called Wall of Coins. The service allows you to quickly purchase bitcoins by depositing cash at your local bank. Mr. …

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The Real Cost of Moving $83m – Bits & Pieces #7

On December 2, 2014, a transaction worth almost $83 million hit the Bitcoin blockchain. That's amazing, even before we start talking about fees. Someone was able to move millions of dollars around the globe, without even leaving his leather office chair. Ok, so I don't know those details for sure, but they're certainly possible with Bitcoin. For all I know, the sender was still wearing his PJs.

What's most interesting about this transaction is, as …

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Bitcoin Black Friday at Newegg

Bitcoin Black Friday at Newegg

Hello my name is Tim and I have a confession to make. I have many vices, but this is the one that I am most ashamed of: I am a money hoarder. Every time I play a video game with a monetary system, I become a miser of epic proportions. And there is no currency that I am more miserly with than our orange beauty, Bitcoin. However, I have been making an effort recently to …

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YMB Podcast E49: Cryptorush and Difficult Questions

This week on the show, we're joined by King Dragon, the administrator of an altcoin exchange called Cryptorush. He'll explain the history of his project and talk about where he plans to take it in the future. Then later on, we'll chat about some difficult questions that we've previously struggled with on the show. King Dragon will share some of his Cryptorush experiences that shed new light on the best ways to approach regulation, …

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The Bitcoin Bowl’s Impact – Bits & Pieces #6

The Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl

On December 26, 2014, two college football teams will face off in the world's first ever Bitcoin Bowl, sponsored by BitPay. How cool is that? Thousands of football fans across the nation will watch the game on ESPN and ought to start seeing Bitcoin as more important that they originally thought. Many may even be introduced to cryptocurrency for the first time.

It's clear that this can only be a fantastic thing for Bitcoin. …

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YMB Podcast E48: Whitelists and Blacklists

Today, we're talking about whitelisting and blacklisting with Bitcoin addresses. Many people fear that address discrimination is wrong and could ruin Bitcoin. At first, we thought that's exactly where we would stand on the issue, but our discussion today leads us to believe a little differently. Although listing can still be awful in some cases, it might actually be more acceptable than we thought. Tim, our ultimate freedom advocate, even comes close to suggesting that …

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Bitcoin Will Tank On Bitcoin Black Friday! – Bits & Pieces #5

Black Friday is by far the biggest shopping day of the year. I used to enjoy waking up at the crack of dawn to face the crowds, but that was years ago. These days, I enjoy skipping sleep altogether as most stores open Thursday night. The funny thing is, I often come home empty-handed, and it's not because I get in line too late. I think it's because of how much I hate spending money. …

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