Multisignature at Coinbase! – Bits & Pieces #2

In the future, I'll probably avoid writing about two topics so similar, two weeks in a row, but events worked out darn near perfect this time. Last week, I described how multisgnature Bitcoin addresses work and why they are so useful. Just two days later, Coinbase announced a new feature called Multisig Vault. You can now control your own keys when using Coinbase and the company has no ability to run off with your …

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YMB Podcast E44: Trucoin, Trading Bots, and Art

First up this week is an interview with Brent James from Trucoin. The company is rolling out services that will allow people to quickly buy Bitcoins with a credit or debit card. Mr. James will explain how it all works and why it's extremely beneficial to the community.

Then later in the show, we'll be chatting about some researchers from MIT who were able to accurately predict the Bitcoin exchange rate and doubled their …

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Multisignature – Bits & Pieces #1

Welcome to this first edition of our new weekly Bits and Pieces column! I've decided it might be interesting to start posting some short and simple thoughts on specific topics. If a week's topic needs any definition or explanation, I'll provide it, then I'll throw in my own opinion. All in 500 words or less. Maybe slightly more today, accounting for this intro. Here we go!

So for our first topic: multisignature. What the heck …

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YMB Podcast E43: Anonymity Opposites and Broken Banking

To kick things off this week, we'll be chatting about two news bits from opposite sides of the anonymity spectrum. On the bad side: one crypto-exchange, Melotic, is now requiring users to submit identification information. On the good side: the team behind Dark Wallet has just released another alpha version of the privacy-centric Bitcoin wallet.

Then later in the show, we’ll discuss a European clearing house that recently crashed for several hours and the Kraken …

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Escrow My Bits: A New Bitcoin Escrow Service

Escrow My Bits Bitcoin Escrow Service

Escrow My Bits is a brand new service designed to handle several different kinds of Bitcoin escrow. I recently spoke to the service's creator, Josh, to learn more about what it is and how it works.

For those who are willing to place their full trust in Escrow My Bits, the company offers two types of traditional escrow, where…

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YMB Podcast E42: Andreas Antonopoulos Before the Canadian Senate

Last week, one of the most respected men in Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, spoke before a Canadian Senate Banking Committee. He did a fantastic job explaining Bitcoin, answering questions, and offering advice for how Bitcoin should or should not be regulated. Today, we’ll be playing a few clips from the hearing and offering our own opinions. We might also have a few laughs at the expense of the lawmakers. Mr. Antonopoulos is one of …

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YMB Podcast E41: The Government’s Role

In today’s shorter show, we’ll begin by sharing a bit about the world’s first blockchain wedding. Just last weekend, two lovers permanently embedded their commitment to each other inside of a Bitcoin transaction. Then later in the show, we’ll chat about some legal troubles recently encountered by Butterfly Labs. The company, which produces Bitcoin mining hardware, made many customers upset with painfully long product delivery times. Now, some of those mining speculators have gotten …

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