Tag Archives: Bitcoin economics

How Blockchain Might Change How We Pay for Things

Bitcoin and the blockchain technology behind it have been grabbing headlines across the world for some time now. While the majority of these headlines are in relation to the popular cryptocurrency’s astronomic 2000% increase in value on the Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) over the course of 2017, there has been a quieter revolution taking place behind the scenes.

The skyrocketing value of the price of Bitcoin, which hit $7500 per unit in November 2017, and …

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Bitcoin Senate Hearing & Record Low Volatility – YMB Podcast E263

Zack at the Bitcoin hearing

This is episode 263 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

If you’re paying attention, you may notice some missing YMB episodes. We skipped straight from E260 to E263 because Dan’s been out of town for a few weeks. Tim ran things solo for awhile, so the last few shows only exist on YouTube for now. Eventually we’ll add them to our website and our podcast feeds and everywhere else…

But …

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Vitalik Rips on Mad Crypto Moon Gains. But Economics, Bruh. – YMB Podcast E259

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E259

This is episode 259 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Earlier this week, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin said the days of mad crypto gains are behind us. Since most people now know that crypto exists, it’s no longer physically possible for interest in Bitcoin to multiply as much as it has in the past. After all, the world population is finite.

This sounds reasonable. But as one might expect, crypto …

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What’s Next for Bitcoin

This year sees the 10th anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto’s revolutionary white paper that put forward the idea of a “cryptocurrency” – monetary transactions that aren’t regulated by a government or financial authority. So it’s incredible to think that it’s only in the past year or so that bitcoin has hit the headlines and been at the forefront of a mainstream conversation about how cryptocurrencies could permanently transform the global financial landscape.

You only have to …

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Is Bitcoin Money? Economist Brett Scott Weighs In – YMB Podcast E223

This is episode 223 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

It’s a tough question, really. Is Bitcoin money? To answer that, you have to define money, of course. But who could possibly agree on the definition of money?

Our own Zack Voell and award-winning economist Brett Scott are here today to share their thoughts on those questions and tons of other things that matter. They sat down for a great …

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Exclusive Interview: Iowa’s Bitcoin Guy, Cameron Schorg – YMB Podcast E217

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E217

This is episode 217 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Today we have another amazing, exclusive interview from Zack Voell. This time, it’s with Cameron Shorg, also known as “Iowa’s Bitcoin Guy”.

Cameron has been in the Bitcoin space for years. This dude ran his own Bitcoin exchange for a time, built a chatbot for financial advice, and even had to teach the IRS how to audit his cryptocurrency …

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Eduardo Knows Firsthand: Bitcoin Is Necessary to Survive in Venezuela – YMB Podcast E209

Nicolas Maduro Bitcoin

This is episode 209 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Today’s show is an absolutely special interview with Purse.io‘s Eduardo Gomez. Zack Voell sat down with him to chat about the importance of Bitcoin in places where fiat currency blatantly fails. And as a Venezuelan native, Eduardo knows exactly how dangerous bad monetary policy can be.

He said that Venezuela prints money so fast that inflation amounts to a …

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The Free Market Chose Digital Kittens Over Everything Else. Now What? – YMB Podcast E207

CryptoKitties

This is episode 207 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Whether you like it or not, CryptoKitties took over the internet this weekend. And the collectible cats didn’t just dominate social media. They literally took over the Ethereum blockchain, filling up the blocks and causing a spike in transaction fees.

What on earth could this mean? Isn’t the blockchain supposed to be used for more noble purposes? And aren’t …

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