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This is episode 242 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.
“All ICOs are securities,” they said. “You will get scammed,” they said.
After years of watching the Securities and Exchange Commission attack and berate ICOs, we finally know what they were really up to. They just wanted to scare people away from their competition and make room for a brand new, SEC-sponsored ICO.
That’s right, the SEC is launching an ICO. Their tokens are called HoweyCoins and they’re gonna revolutionize the travel industry.
But here’s the kicker: It turns out HoweyCoins are a complete scam! We tried to buy some and were just redirected to some stupid page about the dangers of investing in ICOs. WTF?! We’ll share all the details tonight.
Also on this week’s show: The obscenely expensive Consensus 2018 was a total shit show (our own Zack Voell was on the ground) and an incredibly special guest explains Bitcoin Private. Giuseppe Stuto helped create a new version of Bitcoin with zk-SNARKs and he’ll share why that matters.
Check the list below for some of the specific stories we’ll cover and catch the livestream tonight at 9PM Eastern!
HoweyCoins
ICO Red Flags
This is a total shit show.
Consensus 2018: What You’ve Missed So Far From The Biggest Bitcoin Event
Bitcoin Private
Your hosts this week are Daniel Brown, Tim Baker, and Zack Voell. Don’t forget to visit ymb.tc/e242 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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