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Forkers Be Forkin’ – YMB Podcast E268

You, Me, and BTC Podcast E268

This is episode 268 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Seems like some people just can’t resist the ultimate forking high. Roger Ver and Craig Wright used to back Bcash and trash Bitcoin (Core) as teammates. The two successfully ruled Bcash Land for a time, but the urge to fork was just too strong. So the outlaws turned against each other, each lending allegiance their own version of Bitcoin Cash.…

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Stop Calling Bitcoin a “Community”

Bitcoin is a revolutionary technology as the world’s first completely decentralized peer-to-peer payment network. As millions of people around the world pour billions of dollars into Bitcoin, everyone from rural subsistence farmers to swamp-dwelling policymakers increasingly take note.

While Bitcoin matures, hordes of pundits, bloggers, and journalists perpetually reference a “Bitcoin community” responsible for the challenges, changes and successes of Bitcoin.

But there is no Bitcoin community.

One could be forgiven for not readily understanding …

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Insane Coin Offerings: Everything is “Bitcoin”

Different Bitcoins

This article is the third in a series about the most absurd Initial Coin Offerings. Read the previous article here.

In chasing crypto-riches, many coin creators see a shortcut to widespread adoption (or at least possession) by hijacking the Bitcoin name via chain forks or branding.

Roger Ver, for example, is (in)famous for insisting that Bitcoin Cash is the “real” Bitcoin (an idea that Ethereum’s founder, Vitalik Buterin, now supports).

1. I consider …

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ASICBOOST Covertly Exploits Bitcoin Mining, Litecoin Embraces SegWit, & More – YMB Podcast E169

#YMBLive E169

This is episode 169 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

To kick things off today, we’ll dive into a discussion about a Bitcoin mining method called ASICBOOST. The concept makes Bitcoin miners as much as 30% more efficient, which could generate an estimated $100 million in additional annual revenue for a large mining operation. Efficiency is usually a good thing, but ASICBOOST comes with extra baggage that has been causing …

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