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This is episode 189 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Censorship is a real thing. If you don’t agree with me, I’ll delete your comments and ban you. But what happens when “censorship” is totally private? To what extent can/should I silence people on my own property or my own website?

This is an incredibly important concept for Bitcoin too. What happens if a bunch of users, miners, or nodes decide not to allow transactions from certain addresses? What if parts of the network refuse to propagate certain messages? What happens when users are regularly banned from r/Bitcoin?

We’ve covered similar questions countless times over the years, but the discussion may never really end. Recent events also raise questions about censoring politically extreme websites, message boards, and social media accounts. Is this good? Will it make lives better?

Let’s find out. Tune in at tonight 9PM Eastern and check the list below for some of the specific stories we’ll cover!

Your hosts this week are Daniel Brown, Tim Baker, and Zack Voell. Don’t forget to scroll down so you can keep up with our open tweet lines, vote in this week’s Bitcoin poll, and share your thoughts in the comments!

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  • And we thought we were excited when ETH was 2.00 USD per ETH. 10 USD and up! Market cap is larger than all other crypto-currencies combined (minus BTC). Wouldn’t be surprised to see some pullback for a bit while short term traders take profits. https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/ https://coinmarketcap.com/      

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  • Intro- Blockchain basics: business ledgers Classes coming <p style=”text-align: left;”> https://developer.ibm.com/courses/all-courses/blockchain-for-developers/</p>

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  • Check out our new video on OpenBazaar. http://youtu.be/w4vtUPJEmqg Decentralized markets, along with Bitcoin, could usher in a new era of free trade.

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  • So… I originally didn’t have enough bitcoin to make it my preferred method for my Liberty.me subscription payment, but now I’d like to change and I can’t see any way to in my control panel or find the documentation on the site (if there is any; I’m assuming). A little help would be much appreciated! Grazi!

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