While Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are locked in an epic struggle for supremacy and China makes noises about hunting down crypto miners, we go a little off the beaten track and look at some of the less publicised (but arguably more interesting) news and events in the crypto world.
Along the way we look at Steemit, the first blockchain social media platform, IOTA, the revolution no one really understands yet, and discuss ‘Altcoins’ in our latest Blockchain Basics. It’s a great episode if you’re looking to move outside of Bitcoin, Ethereum or any of the other well-known blockchains.
We also have our first bitcoin ransom request on the show from Jordan Cronje, whose situation seems to be deteriorating with every passing week…
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- Bill Gates building a “smart city” in Arizona
- Ford creates exo-skeletons for workers
- BTC Awareness growing – along with intention to invest
- …and so is ethereum
- Amazon registers 3 cryptocurrency-related domains
- Bitcoin ranked 32nd currency by physical money supply
- Post to reddit /r/CryptoCurrency by the-grinder
- IOTA Whitepaper
- Quantum Resistant Ledger
- Swarm City
00:00 Inigo Montoya Says Subscribe!
01:46 Update on the Website
03:13 News: Bill Gates’ City of the Future
07:31 News: Survey shows crypto awareness is growing
10:04 News: Amazon begins its move towards crypto
12:08 News: Bitcoin ranked #32 by money supply
14:22 Discussion: Should we denominate in BTC or Fiat?
20:15 Tool: Bitscreener
22:45 Jordan Cronje and the Bitcoin Ransom
29:10 Decentralise your Life: Steemit
36:00 Crypto of the Week: IOTA
46:05 Dan Dan the ICO Man: Mystique
49:14 Bitcoin Basics: Altcoins
49:51 BB: The Beginnings of Altcoins
50:55 BB: What is an Altcoin?
51:43 BB: Why are Altcoins Important?
52:43 BB: PIVX Altcoin
54:36 BB: Quantum Resistant Ledger
55:01 BB: Platform Coins
55:48 BB: Spendability
57:13 BB: Altcoin Investing Example with RAIN
59:26 BB: Our Altcoin Strategy
63:22 BB: Why you shouldn’t just buy bitcoin
68:57 Wrap Up