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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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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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The Consuming Instinct – Tim’s Two Cents #17

Tim's Two Cents on Consumerism

This is episode 17 of Tim's Two Cents – the outrageous show where Tim argues with himself.

This episode is all about consumerism. Many people use the word "consumerism" as a pejorative against a seemingly superficial society. People think other people only focus on buying new things. On Thanksgiving, people complain about stores opening too early. And of course, we have to hate stores that make their employees work on Christmas.

But who's really 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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Bitcoin vs. Oil and Free Market Manipulation – YMB Podcast E153

Bitcoin vs. Oil

This is episode 153 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

First up today, we'll cover Bitcoin, oil, and volatility. According to CryptoCoinsNews, Bitcoin was actually less volatile than oil over the past year. This might seem crazy because many people used to bash Bitcoin for having too many price swings, but it's probably a good sign.

Then after that, we'll jump into a related discussion about OPEC and market …

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Three Simple Ways to Tank an Economy – YMB Podcast E151 Rum

Tanking Economies

This is episode 151 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Today's show is all about three economies struggling to maintain their fiat currencies. We covered one, Zimbabwe, a few weeks ago, where they use foreign currency. The other two are India and Venezuela.

In India, the government recently banned 500 and 1,000 rupee bills. This caused a huge cash shortage and significant interest in Bitcoin. In Venezuela, the …

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Zimbabwe Doesn’t Want to Be Another Hyperinflation Lesson. Enter Bitcoin. – YMB Podcast E149

Zimbabwe Considers Bitcoin

This is episode 149 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

First up today, we cover one economist's serious theory that Bitcoin could save Zimbabwe from another currency disaster. The country has used a variety of foreign cash for several years and now has a shortage. Apparently, it's not so easy to stay afloat when you can't just print more of your own money.

We'll dive into the details and share …

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Bitcoin Only Has Value Because of the Gub’ment – YMB Podcast E129

The Government Gives Bitcoin Value

This is episode 129 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Could that possibly be true? Do we only need Bitcoin because it helps us escape the clutches of our violent overlords? Would truly free human beings have any need for cryptocurrency? Maybe. Today's podcast is all about those questions.

Several avid Bitcoiners (most notably, one of our biggest fans, Cyril Blanc) recently had a heated debate on Twitter about …

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