This is episode 237 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.
If you thought all the Bitcoin forks were bad, get a load of what happened to Monero this week. The privacy-oriented crypto’s devs planned a hard fork to reduce the effectiveness of ASICs (something worth discussing in itself). But when all was said and done, four different projects claimed to reject the upgrade and proceed as the original Monero. This created a total of five different Monero forks and no one really knows how legit they all are.
How could this happen and what does it mean for Monero? Will it crumble due to failed central planning? How do we feel about hard forks like this in the first place? Tune in tonight for our thoughts on all that and tons more.
Also in this episode, we’ll cover the most interesting and friendly ransomware that’s ever existed. Apparently some hacker loves this shooter called PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) so much that he released a virus that forces people to play it. Unlike most ransomware, which demands crypto in exchange for unlocking the victim’s files, this worm unlocks the files after a few rounds of PUBG.
It’s gonna be a crazy evening so don’t miss it! Check the list below for some of the stories we’ll cover and catch the livestream tonight at 9PM Eastern.
Monero Just Hard Forked — and It Resulted in Four New Projects
PUBG Ransomware Decrypts Your Files If You Play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Your hosts this week are Daniel Brown, Tim Baker, and Zack Voell. Don’t forget to visit so you can vote in this week’s Bitcoin poll and share your thoughts in the comments!
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