The Internet Is Not Free – Bits & Pieces #15

I spent this past weekend meeting all kinds of awesome liberty-minded people at the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C. My main job at the event was to tell people about free Liberty.me memberships, and as I explained the endless list of the site's benefits to student after student, one of them offered a somewhat shocking perspective. "I'd rather not sign up," he said, "Because I don't believe the internet is free anymore." ...

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Morality in the Ulbricht Case – YMB Podcast E59

This is episode 59 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast! As you probably already know, Ross Ulbricht was found guilty last week on all seven charges that he was facing. Today, we'll share some thoughts on the trial. Did Ulbricht even have a chance of escaping any charges? We'll also spend some time reading the original warrant for his arrest and considering some tough moral questions. Ulbricht was allegedly willing ...

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The Law Wants Bitcoin. Are We Prepared? – Bits & Pieces #14

Regulation in Bitcoin
Last week, on February 4, two dreadful pieces of news hit the Bitcoin space. First, Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator of a Bitcoin black marketplace, was found guilty on all seven charges that he was facing. Ross Ulbricht found guilty on ALL charges, facing life in prison #SilkRoadTrial — Alexey Yaroshevsky (@Yaro_RT) February 4, 2015 Then just hours later, Benjamin Lawsky thought it would be a great idea to announce his BitLicense revision a few ...

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YT Cracker’s Introducing Neals – Bitcoin and the Arts #2

This is John Stuart's second Bitcoin and the Arts special! Today, he'll chat about YT Cracker's new album, Introducing Neals. John doesn't always like rap, but he loves YT and he loves this album. It's the story of a man struggling to resist. Enjoy! Remember to tune in the first Saturday of every month for more Bitcoin and the Arts with John Stuart. Leave a comment and let us know if you plan to listen ...

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The Satoshi Roundtable – YMB Podcast E58

The Satoshi Roundtable
If you're about to listen to this show on release day, then an interesting event is scheduled to begin tomorrow. From February 6-8, some of the most influential names in Bitcoin will hold an exclusive conference on a Caribbean island. This meeting was organized by a member of the Bitcoin Association and will be called the Satoshi Roundtable. We'll chat about what these important Bitcoiners might have planned and whether or not it's wise for ...

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Bitcoin, the Super Bowl, and Force – Bits & Pieces #13

Despite my general lack of interest in sports, I often find myself looking forward to the Super Bowl. I usually watch for the commercials, but I'll admit that I was also excited to see Katy Perry's halftime show last night and found it surprisingly enjoyable. The actual game of football, on the other hand, I find only mildly entertaining. I usually get turned off by fans who are far too crazed about "their" teams. During ...

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Antonopoulos AMA Responses – YMB Podcast E57

Today's show is all about an ask-me-anything session that Andreas Antonopoulos recently conducted on Reddit. We found a list of his best responses that cover a wide range of crypto topics and we'll be offering our own opinions as well. We'll touch on everything from Bitcoin's volatility to altcoins to mining centralization and tons more, so tune in! Your hosts are Tim Baker, Daniel Brown, and John Stuart. Enjoy! We'd like to thank this week's ...

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Bitcoin Doesn’t Need Money – Bits & Pieces #12

Profit from Bitcoin
Daniel is out of town this week so the following Bits & Pieces column is by Tim Baker. Enjoy!   I’m glad Bitcoin has crashed (relatively) and I think you should be too. Actually, it's not that Bitcoin has crashed so much as the USD/BTC exchange rate has plummeted. That rate has absolutely nothing to do with the technology that is Bitcoin. Right now, Bitcoin is most prominently used as a medium of exchange, and ...

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