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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 ymb.tc/e237 so you can vote in this week’s Bitcoin poll and share your thoughts in the comments!
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  • Australian Beach Town, Agnes Water to Become Nation’s First Digital Currency Town Agnes Water, Australian Beach town is a reckoning as the nation’s first digital currency town. The Beach town is initiating its step towards enhancing digital currencies. This was first started after real estate agent Gordon Christian began accepting payments in cryptocurrencies. Read news here: https://coinpedia.org/news/agnes-water-become-nations-first-digital-currency-town/ SBI Japanese Financial Exchange to Launch New Virtual Currency Services On Monday, SBI Japanese financial exchange’s CEO Yoshitaka Kita disclosed that it is coming up with new virtual currency services. Basically, this feature came live after it got delayed for certain security concerns. Bestowing to the Business Insider Japan, the firm is offering Blockchain stage for exchanging symbolic digital forms of currency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Ripple. Read Detail info here: https://coinpedia.org/news/sbi-launch-new-virtual-currency-services/ Eat BCH on Mission to Feed Humanitarian in South Sudan The application of cryptocurrency or blockchain technology will be enormous if used for the social cause. There is one such charity firm, Eat BCH which aims to feed humanitarian in Venezuela by purchasing food with BCH donations. Read Detail info here: https://coinpedia.org/news/eat-bch-mission-feed-people/ Indonesia’s Regulator Sets Green Signal for Crypto Futures Trading The Trade Ministry’s Futures Exchanges Supervisory Board (Bappebti) of Indonesia has given a green signal for crypto futures trading. But, it is surprised to see that the Bank of Indonesia still doesn’t recognize cryptocurrencies as a mode of payment. Read news here: https://coinpedia.org/news/indonesias-regulator-sets-crypto-futures-trading/

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  • The founder of Pantera Capital Management, Dan Morehead suggests to buy bitcoin while it is cheap now. According to Coinmarketcap Bitcoin was trading at $7,508.60 USD. One of most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin had reached the heights of $20000 in last year. Due to volatile nature of cryptocurrency, this year in month of February, it has dropped below $6000. According to Dan Morehead, crypto investors told CNBC that, “All cryptocurrencies are very cheap right now. So now is a good time to buy now and participate in the rally as it goes”. Although there is a hype in cryptocurrencies are still unregulated industry. Due to its price fluctuations and unstable characters, market keepers are still into consideration crypto regulations. Dan Morehead’s suggestion to investor concern ‘once a currency break its 230-day moving average, make a purchase and wait for a year and sell’. Watch here what Dan Morehead Says: https://coinpedia.org/news/dan-morehead-good-time-buy-bitcoin/

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  •   Weixing Chen and Yang Jun, the two Chinese entrepreneurs are pairing up to launch a blockchain based ride hailing app. However, the plan is to offer different life-style services that include ride hailing and deliveries. Read news here: Blockchain Based Ride Hailing App

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  • As a part of ‘Operation Crypto-Sweep’, the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) has issued five Cease and Desist Orders to protect Alabamians. The operation is led by NASAA focusing on blockchain startups and ICO projects suspecting violations and fraudulent activities on securities laws. NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association, the voluntary organization in which ASC is also a member. It is coordinated with ‘Operation Crypto Sweep’. Recently, ASC has taken enforcement actions by issuing five Cease and Desistorders to protect Alabamians. Source of info coinpedia.org

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