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This is episode 240 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.
Did you read all of that last paragraph? We’re not just a Bitcoin podcast. We’re also a *liberty* podcast. So in addition to Bitcoin, we take serious interest in privacy (ymb.tc/e17), security, censorship resistance (ymb.tc/e48), free trade, and numerous other liberty-oriented topics. We’ve covered all that since the beginning.
This week we have some good news and some bad news on those fronts. First up, the bad news: Amazon recently decided to disable Signal’s ability to resist censorship in countries that have blocked the secure messaging app. The trick is called “domain fronting,” and it allows services to run on high-profile domain names owned by companies like Amazon and Google. So if a nation wanted to block Signal, they’d also have to block those big companies and most of the internet. And most countries aren’t willing to go quite that far.
Unfortunately, Amazon learned that Signal was using this trick and called it some kind of impersonation. They threatened to cut off services to Signal if the practice continued. We’ll share all the details and Signal’s response during tonight’s stream.
Then later in the show, we’ll get to the good news. Samourai Wallet released some updates today with several new and improved privacy features. With names like bech32, STONEWALL, and Ricochet, these tools have to be good. We loved learning about Samourai during last week’s BIP70 debate (ymb.tc/e239), so we’re excited to chat more about this wallet’s Bitcoin vision.
Check the list below for some of the specific stories we’ll cover and catch the livestream tonight at 9PM Eastern!
Amazon threatens to suspend Signal’s AWS account over censorship circumvention
Signal
Full bech32 support, introducing Boltzmann and STONEWALL, enhanced Ricochet transactions, and more..
Samourai Wallet Features
Your hosts this week are Daniel Brown and Tim Baker. Don’t forget to visit ymb.tc/e240 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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  • Hi All, Does anyone on here know of any websites or apps where you can earn or make bitcoin? The reason I ask is because I hear about people who were conned out of earning bitcoin so just to ask if you know of any genuine websites and apps?

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