Bitcoin Battlefields: Warring for Privacy, Control, & Principles – YMB Podcast E150

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This is episode 150 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!

Happy Thanksgiving! Today’s show is all about two massive Bitcoin battles: Coinbase versus the IRS and ViaBTC versus SegWit.

MP3, Links, and More: http://ymb.tc/e150
First up, we’ll cover the IRS’s request for millions of customer records from Coinbase. Supposedly, some Bitcoin users cheated on their taxes, so the IRS wants everything from transaction records to physical addresses to device history and more. This is obviously an invasion of privacy, but how far will Coinbase go to protect their customers?

Then after that, we’ll chat about ViaBTC’s plan to block Segregated Witness. ViaBTC is a mining pool whose operator, Haipo Yang, hopes to get enough hashing power to run the network on Bitcoin Unlimited, which has no block size limit. We’ll read an interview from Bitcoin Magazine to help us understand the debate better.

Tune in to learn all about the great SegWit debate! Your hosts are Daniel Brown and Tim Baker. Enjoy!

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