Tag Archives: Mike Hearn

Bitcoin’s Rockin’ New Year – YMB Podcast E155

Bitcoin in 2017

This is episode 155 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Happy New Year, Bitcoiners! Despite the expectations of countless media and so-called economists, Bitcoin survived 2016. In fact, it seems like it did far more than just survive. So as we often do this time of year, we'll take an episode to assess the past year in Bitcoin and predict the future.

To recap 2016, we'll consider Mike Hearn's exit

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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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Is Bitcoin Finally Dead? – YMB Podcast E108

Mike Hearn

This is episode 108 of You, Me, and BTC - your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

According to countless news sources, Bitcoin is finally dead. It all started when lead developer Mike Hearn declared that he was quitting. One of the main problems he mentioned was Bitcoin's inability to scale, but ultimately it was the community that failed to adopt solutions. Hearn was also the man behind BitcoinXT, the fork that could have increased …

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BitcoinXT – YMB Podcast E86

BitcoinXT by Mike Hearn and Gavin Andresen

This is episode 86 of You, Me, and BTC - your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

This week's show is all about BitcoinXT, a Bitcoin fork proposed by Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn. We'll chat about why the blocksize debate has been so wild, the cultural differences between security engineers and software engineers, the fairness of the blockchain's dispute resolution mechanisms, and tons more.

We'll use the following articles as a starting point for our discussion:…

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Owning Bitcoin, Card-Linking, Small Biz, & More Bitcoin Headlines – #YMBLive 8-12-15

Tim Baker on #YMBLive Bitcoin Headlines

This is another wild episode of #YMBLive, our weekly LIVE Bitcoin podcast! Join us every Wednesday from 1PM-3PM Eastern as we cover the latest Bitcoin headlines and share plenty of crazy Bitcoin opinions. If you can't watch the show live, the audio and video will always be available to download.

This Week's Bitcoin Headlines:

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Bitcoin’s Maximum Capacity, Part 2 – YMB Podcast E72

Mike Hearn's Crash Landing

This is episode 72 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

Last week, we spoke about Mike Hearn's article, The Capacity Cliff. In that post, he explained that the Bitcoin network will soon max out and said that raising the block size limit is our only reasonable solution. He wrote a follow-up a few days later, so this week is part two of our discussion.

Some people argue that …

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Bitcoin’s Maximum Capacity – YMB Podcast E71

Bitcoin's Speed Limit

This is episode 71 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast!

One of the biggest problems that Bitcoin is expected to face in the near future is scalability. New users show up every day and veteran Bitcoiners are always finding new ways to spend their coin. Unfortunately, like everything else in life, Bitcoin has its limits.

This week, we're chatting about an article called The Capacity Cliff, by Mike …

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