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This is episode 259 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast.

Earlier this week, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin said the days of mad crypto gains are behind us. Since most people now know that crypto exists, it’s no longer physically possible for interest in Bitcoin to multiply as much as it has in the past. After all, the world population is finite.

This sounds reasonable. But as one might expect, crypto media (Twitter, in particular) tore Vitalik to shreds. No one wants to hear that their investments will never moon. So naturally, we should verbally abuse anyone who would suggest such things.

On today’s show, we’ll do our best to respectfully disagree with Vitalik. And in doing so, we’ll turn the whole conversation upside down. Bitcoin’s value may never skyrocket quite like it has before, but we’ll consider the very real possibility that other (fiat) currencies will tank.

This will lead us to some related conversations about Bitcoin economics and recent crypto news. Caitlin Long is worried that sloppy Wall Street practices will find their way into crypto as ETFs and other derivatives emerge. And the Winklevoss twins finally got approval for a dollar-backed cryptocurrency that some are calling a stablecoin.

Tune in for all the fun tonight at 9PM Eastern and check the list below for some of the specific stuff we’ll cover!

Your hosts this week are Daniel Brown and Tim Baker. Don’t forget to visit http://ymb.tc/e259 so you can share your thoughts in the comments!

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  • This is the one I use http://preev.com just because t is simple and tells you what you need to know

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  • This company is basically a full reserved bank that would be fully approved by Murray Rothbard himself. Their metals broker-dealer business is their cash cow today but they are creating a payment network that disintermediates banks and saves their customers money. They have a crypto broker-dealer and storage business as well but as prudent financial advisors the company’s management tries to educate the public about the virtues of gold ownership. The company acts like a fiduciary and seems much more trustworthy than market leaders like coinbase. Expanding into China with a customary 50/50 JV with a local company. Tough to predict the companies FCF going forward but it trades under 2x book value. Let me know what you guys think.

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  • The “Tax Honesty” movement has demonstrated a few things to a lot of people.  To cover a lot with a few words, I’ll put it this way:  The IRS breaks its own rules in order to rob us through deceit. Some people (Irwin Schiff, for example) have suffered because they attempted to protect themselves from the rule-breakers.  There is now a theory popular among liberty-minded people that the government is too corrupt and powerful for anyone to succeed in an effort like Irwin Schiff’s.  There is also some good evidence showing this theory to be wrong.  It’s available at Peter Hendrickson’s website, losthorizons.com. I think that a lot of bureaucrats feel and believe that they are helping society.  This leaves them open to consider fixing situations in which their bureaucracy is breaking its own rules.  And let’s face it, there are some rules that can actually help liberty.  Perhaps the loads of evidence that Hendrickson has on his site can be explained by the presence of such “good-hearted” individuals in the bowels of the IRS. In any case, if you can, please entertain the possibility that the US Income Tax is not being administered honestly.  Consider that maybe, just maybe, in the gargantuan tangle of words called “Title 26,” the legal meaning of the law as it applies to most people is not coercive at all.  Maybe, if it were properly applied, the government would be a nuisance like neighbors who let their dogs poop on your lawn, instead of a nuisance like cancer in your lungs.  It could be true.  I think it is true, and I think that failing to follow all the twists and turns that Hendrickson uncovered to see for yourself that it is true kind of justifies you still being enslaved to a government that steals from you in order to cause havoc all over the planet in a massive deception that justifies its existence. If we want to honor the goodness in all people, including those who have been tricked into serving evil, we can do so by understanding the rules they think they should be following, and using them to protect ourselves from enslavement.

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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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