You, Me, and BTC: Liberty & Bitcoin
About This Show
You, Me, and BTC is an insanely enjoyable Bitcoin podcast with a strong focus on liberty. Every Thursday, Daniel Brown, Tim Baker, and John Stuart chat about how Bitcoin is setting the world free and share the latest cryptocurrency news and general Bitcoin talk. We also do live Bitcoin news/opinion shows every Wednesday from 1PM-3PM Eastern.
Most Recent Episode
Chain Split Tokens, Closed Source Bitcoin Unlimited, & More - YMB Podcast E167
3 days ago
MP3, Poll, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/e167
This is episode 167 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!
Bitcoin Unlimited drama continues. This week, one popular Bitcoin exchange, Bitfinex, announced an interesting new feature called Chain Split Tokens. No one knows if or when Bitcoin Unlimited will become a thing, but CSTs allow traders to get involved early. One (current) Bitcoin equals one Bitcoin Core plus one Bitcoin Unlimited, which reflects the way things would work in a real hard fork. We’ll share more details and plenty of opinion during tonight’s stream.
That news made it sound like BTU was gaining ground, but just yesterday, the software ran into more bugs. Unlimited nodes were crashing left and right, and the developers’ came up with a solution that baffled many people. They decided to release closed source patches.
That’s right. Bitcoin has always been almost universally praised for having an open source, and Bitcoin Unlimited decided to take that away. What does this mean for the project? Will Unlimited finally disintegrate into history?
Then to wrap things up, we’ll chat about Coinbase’s decision to pass Bitcoin transaction fees on to their users. Until this week, the company covered miners fees as a convenience, but the cost of doing so became too high. Now there’s no more freeloading for Coinbase users. Good move or nahh?
Tune in tonight for our thoughts and check the list below for some of the specific stories we’ll cover!
- Bitfinex Announces Chain Split Tokens
- Bitcoin Unlimited’s Closed Source Development Puts Community On Edge
- Coinbase to Charge Fees for On-Blockchain Transactions
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Rated 5 out of
Personal, Casual, Conversational
I'm a host so naturally I love the show. ;) Ever since we began, we've tried very hard to be a personal/friendly Bitcoin podcast and I think we're doing quite well. We do focus on Bitcoin, of course, but we also have a strong emphasis on liberty. Hope you love it!
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of
Been listening for quite a while and I love the show
Date published: 2015-08-03