Tag Archives: Bitcoin in China

How Zuckerberg Tried to Sell Libra as a Weapon Against China

Facebook's Libra

On the 23rd of October, the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee heard testimony from the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.

This time, the focus was not on Facebook selling user data to advertisers or the highest bidder, but the potential threats that the new Libra Association could potentially bring to not only the US financial industry but to the global one as well.

The main topics of discussion were the compliance of …

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SegWit UASF, 3 Bigshot Bitcoin Nations, & More – YMB Podcast E170

#YMBLive E170

This is episode 170 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

First up today, we definitely have to cover Bitcoin's recent SegWit UASF drama. The acronym stand for "user activated soft fork" and many hope the concept will allow Segregated Witness to activate sooner.

As it stands, we need 95% of Bitcoin's mining power to signal support for SegWit before it activates, but that kind of consensus has proven difficult to …

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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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China and Japan Make Big Bitcoin Moves – YMB Podcast E161

YMB Podcast E161

This is episode 161 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Almost two years ago, we produced a live Bitcoin news show every week for a whole summer. We called it #YMBLive and it was awesome. We haven't done much live work since then, but we decided it's time to relive our glory days.

So tune in right now for our comeback episode! We'll cover China's recent warning to Bitcoin exchanges, …

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Demolish Bitcoin. We Dare You. #BitcoinWreckingBall – YMB Podcast E157

Bitcoin Wrecking Ball

This is episode 157 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

First up today, we'll cover Bitcoin's giant crash over the past few days. According to one report, Bitcoin is getting demolished. That may be true on paper (if you just look at recent weeks), but we wouldn't have recorded 157 episodes of YMB if we really thought that Bitcoin could be demolished.

Most people say the crash happened because …

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