Tag Archives: Bitcoin block size

Chain Split Tokens, Closed Source Bitcoin Unlimited, & More – YMB Podcast E167

#YMBLive E167

This is episode 167 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Bitcoin Unlimited drama continues. This week, one popular Bitcoin exchange, Bitfinex, announced an interesting new feature called Chain Split Tokens. No one knows if or when Bitcoin Unlimited will become a thing, but CSTs allow traders to get involved early. One (current) Bitcoin equals one Bitcoin Core plus one Bitcoin Unlimited, which reflects the way things would work in a …

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Bitcoin Fees, Hard Forks, & Unlimited Crashes – YMB Podcast E166

#YMBLive E166

This is episode 166 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Bitcoin's had a crazy few weeks. The mempool is flooded, fees are soaring, and the community is buzzing about a hard fork. One of Bitcoin's largest mining pools made switch to Bitcoin Unlimited. Then Unlimited nodes started crashing because of a bug in the code.

What does all of this mean? We like to remain calm at YMB and try …

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Bitcoin Battlefields: Warring for Privacy, Control, & Principles – YMB Podcast E150

Bitcoin Battlefields

This is episode 150 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Happy Thanksgiving! Today's show is all about two massive Bitcoin battles: Coinbase versus the IRS and ViaBTC versus SegWit.

First up, we'll cover the IRS's request for millions of customer records from Coinbase. Supposedly, some Bitcoin users cheated on their taxes, so the IRS wants everything from transaction records to physical addresses to device history and more. This is obviously …

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This Is Kim Dotcom’s Grand Vision for Bitcoin’s Future – YMB Podcast E137

Kim Dotcom Scaling Bitcoin

This is episode 137 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Kim Dotcom has some serious plans for the futures of file sharing and Bitcoin. His three main projects right now are (supposedly) Megaupload 2.0, Bitcache, and MegaNet. The Internet celebrity certainly has a reputation for making wild claims that never come to fruition, but there is still a chance that these projects will revolutionize our digital lives. Dotcom claims he …

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Bitcoin Journalist Kyle Torpey on All the Big Stories – YMB Podcast E126

Kyle Torpey's Bitcoin News

This is episode 126 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

This week's incredibly special guest is Kyle Torpey, a Bitcoin writer/researcher who has covered a number of Bitcoin's biggest stories. He's here today to weigh in on all sorts of important Bitcoin topics, old and new.

Seriously, you name it, and we'll cover it today. Is Craig Wright likely to be the real Satoshi? How can segregated witness improve …

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Green Beret: Government Caused Bitcoin Civil War – YMB Podcast E113

Government Attacking Bitcoin

This is episode 113 of You, Me, and BTC - your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Today's slightly different episode comes from a Bitcoin news show that I helped host earlier this week. We were joined by Mr. Blake Miles, an ex-Green Beret who recently wrote about how the government could be actively attacking Bitcoin with social engineering.

We all know that the Bitcoin community has been enduring a certain kind of civil war lately. …

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Bitcoin Isn’t for the Masses – YMB Podcast E110

Amir Taaki Bitcoin

This is episode 110 of You, Me, and BTC - your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Scaling Bitcoin (possibly by increasing the block size) has recently been a huge topic in the Bitcoin community and on our show. Many people want to make changes so the network can handle more transactions. This would allow more people to use Bitcoin more often, helping it "go mainstream," as they say.

At times, we hosts have generally felt …

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Reviving Bitcoin – YMB Podcast E109

Bitcoin Peace

This is episode 109 of You, Me, and BTC - your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Last week, we struggled with the possibility that Bitcoin might be dead. In the end, we found that idea highly unlikely, but it's still clear that the community is struggling. Erik Voorhees saw the issues too and noted two important moves that could help revive Bitcoin.

First, the core developers need to develop a plan for increasing the Bitcoin …

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