Tag Archives: censorship

Billy’s Disastrous Subway Crush – YMB Podcast E280

YMB Podcast E280

This is episode 280 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

This one's a bit shorter but you know it's still dope AF. We have tons of fun stories to share today.

We like to think we're above politics but sometimes we just can't resist. We have to join in on bashing the left's Spanish skills and AOC's poses.

But our top story this week is all about Billy. He thought …

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Blastoff – YMB Podcast E279

YMB Podcast E279

This is episode 279 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Bitcoin is mooning again and so are we. We'll cover this new price spike, Facebook's Libra, and more. Tune in!

(If you're waiting to see bare butts, don't hold your breath.)

Don't forget to scroll down so you can share your thoughts in the comments!

Every click helps. If this Bitcoin podcast was interesting, entertaining, obnoxious, or anything else, use …

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More Free Speech & Privacy with ZenCash Co-Founder Rob Viglione – YMB Podcast E256

Freeze Peach

This is episode 256 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

First up today, we'll introduce our genius guest and share his story. Rob Viglione helped found ZenCash, one of the most respected privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies out there. But his team hopes to turn the project into an entire platform packed with anonymous features. Rob is a serious liberty lover, so we're excited to learn how he's making the world more free.…

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Free Speech & Algorithms: Twitter Claims They Don’t Shadowban – YMB Podcast E255

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E255

This is episode 255 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

People have long accused Twitter of secretly hiding tweets and accounts that management didn't like. Users call the practice "shadowbanning" and often lament their victimhood. The left likes to claim that Twitter shadowbans the left, atheists like to claim that Twitter shadowbans atheists, and so on.

So recently, Twitter tried to set the record straight. In a blog post, they …

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Iran Cracks Down on Crypto – YMB Podcast E249

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E249

This is episode 249 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

A few weeks back, we covered several aspects of Signal censorship. Many governments (Iran is particularly egregious) block apps and services they don't like. And lots of them dislike Signal because it lets people stay private.

It appears that Iran now has similar concerns about cryptocurrency. Over the past few months, authorities began cutting off access to crypto exchanges …

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How to Silence the Idiots Who Disagree With You (And Why Tim Says You Should) – YMB Podcast E189

#YMBLive E189

This is episode 189 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Censorship is a real thing. If you don't agree with me, I'll delete your comments and ban you. But what happens when "censorship" is totally private? To what extent can/should I silence people on my own property or my own website?

This is an incredibly important concept for Bitcoin too. What happens if a bunch of users, miners, or nodes …

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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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Private Censorship – YMB Podcast E89

Private Censorship

This is episode 89 of You, Me, and BTC - your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

The bulk of today's show is about censorship in the free market. Theymos, the owner of the Bitcoin subreddit, recently banned discussion about BitcoinXT and the blocksize debate, upsetting many users. We all agree that he has the right to censor his own subreddit, but we'll have a heated debate about whether or not that right even needs to …

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