Tag Archives: Ethereum

Zeex and the Need for Proprietary Cryptocurrency

Companies often tout the capabilities of their proprietary cryptocurrency while launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). They speak about the contexts in which it can be used and the products that it can purchase. However, the real world utility of specialized crypto-tokens can vary significantly.

ERC20 and other smart contract based standards have become buzzwords or bullet points in ICO whitepapers. The inherent technological foundation of the cryptocurrency goes unused, and the token standard is …

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Which Cryptos Do the Most Popular Casinos Use?

Most online casinos only offer players the option to gamble with real money. With the price surge and the popularity of cryptocurrency in the past several months, several casinos have adopted virtual currencies as an alternative to fiat currency. A player who wishes to use crypto will be required to open a crypto-wallet from where they can withdraw and deposit crypto coins. There are specific crypto ATMs across the world which dispense crypto coins.

Leading …

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I Cheated on Bitcoin This Week. Hard. – YMB Podcast E210

Cheating on Bitcoin

This is episode 210 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Look, we're not all perfect. We love Bitcoin, but sometimes it's just too fat for us. And those hot altcoins won't stop flirting with us. It's a fatal attraction that can wreck even the strongest relationships.

But seriously, that's exactly what happened to me this week. Bitcoin wanted $14 from me and I'd had enough. For too long, this bloated …

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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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How to Pay for Anything With Cryptocurrency

Let's imagine you are looking forward to buying a car, or you house needs to be repaired, or you would just like to get your nails done. There are lots of experts and services out there that can get the job done. The problem is, however, that there is no good way to pay for the service using cryptocurrency.

Of course you could try to find someone who will sell you a car or fix …

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ETH Traders Forced to Sell Near $0, SegWit2x via NYA, & More – YMB Podcast E180

#YMBLive E180

This is episode 180 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

"Just lost 3k in the blink of an eye."

That's the depressing sentiment shared by a royally screwed Ethereum trader this week. Network congestion (probably) led to a significant ETH selloff, which led to cascading stop orders on the exchanges, which led to automatic ETH trades at extremely low prices. Everything functioned exactly as intended, according to GDAX.

How (and …

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Experienced Investor Spills His Crypto Plan – YMB Podcast E178

#YMBLive E178

This is episode 178 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

First up today, we'll share an investment strategy revealed by a well-known investor, David Siegel. This is certainly not investment advice - we can't and won't provide that. Rather, this is the actual plan that Spiegel says he'll use for his own money. His goal is to beat today's bubbly crypto environment.

Are bubbles even a thing? How hard should …

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It’s 4/20 and Bitcoin Is Done – YMB Podcast E171

This is episode 171 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast. Happy 420! Today's show is all about weed and the end of Bitcoin. Unfortunately, most of us are unable to stream this week, so your host is just Tim Baker.

First up, weed. It's April 20 and for whatever reason, that means it's time to get high, celebrate life, and run from the cops. Tim is on the scene to …

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