Proof of Satoshi? Bad News for Friday, May 22nd

Proof of Satoshi? Bad News for Friday, May 22nd

Will we ever have Proof of Satoshi?

An extremely interesting transaction connected to one of the earliest Bitcoin wallets has got the crypto community scratching their heads. Was it Satoshi Nakamoto?

A mystery account has rescued $6 million in STEEM from Justin Sun’s rogue hard fork.

And Joe Rogan isn’t the only person leaving YouTube. A crypto YouTube is seeking to escape totalitarian tyranny by moving to Saipan.

We’ve also got news regarding the end of the Telegram battle with the SEC, along with a little help from our friend Josh Lawler.

We have gone so far down the NFT rabbit hole that we are spinning off a new LIVE show focused on the digital collectible space.

More about that. And a little about this. And perhaps a bit about that other thing. Oh, and Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! Grab a slice and settle in for our Bad News episode #409 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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This episode is sponsored by: MOBIE Money has existed for thousands of years progressing from shells to precious metals and minted coins to paper money. But the transfer of modern money is slow and expensive for both merchants and consumers — particularly across borders. Now payments are going mobile. That’s why the MobiePay™ ecosystem consists of three core applications that let users spend or send money and digital currency worldwide from their mobile phone in seconds — even if they don’t have a bank account. Mobie supports cashback programs on purchases with MobieCoin™ as an integrated reward and payment token connecting all fiat & major cryptocurrencies directly to the global retail marketplace — so everyone in the Mobie™ ecosystem is part of the world's most rewarding loyalty program. Mobiepay.io

NEWS!!!

Bitcoin News:

Did Satoshi Nakamoto Just Move His Coins for the First Time in 11 Years?

Craig Wright Already Has Key to Encrypted ‘Satoshi’ File — Kleiman

Bitcoin Price Metrics Just Converged — A Bull Run Has Always Followed

No, ISIS Does Not Have $300M in a Bitcoin ‘War Chest’

Current Events: 

Mystery Account ‘Rescues’ $6M of STEEM From Hard Fork Seizure

BlockFi says it suffered a data breach, but no customer funds were lost

AT&T Loses Bid to Dismiss $1.8M Crypto Theft Lawsuit

Crypto YouTuber Moves to Saipan to Escape ‘Totalitarian Tyranny’

Around the World:

In Congress, a New Bill Asks for Mass Survey of Blockchain Technology in the US

Funny/Human Interest Stories: 

Crypto Twitter Fails to Explain Bitcoin to an Exhausted JK Rowling

@girlgone_crypto explains to JK Rowling

Winklevoss Biographer Writes Newest, BTC-Heavy Episode of ‘Billions’

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Featuring: Zuber Lawler

Josh Lawler, Partner of Zuber Lawler

Josh Lawler is an equity partner at the law firm of Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP where he leads the New Technology Practice Group, focusing on novel issues presented by developing technology including Blockchain (distributed ledger), artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual/augmented reality and internet of things.

Josh has over twenty years of experience as a securities attorney with focuses on finance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as intellectual property development and licensing. 

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If you’re seeking legal counsel with respect to blockchain securities and regulatory matters, including the issuance of tokens and digitized assets; as well as development, licensing, commercial use, acquisition, and disposition of all manner of intellectual property look no further than Zuber Lawler.



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The Future of Blockchain with Don Tapscott

The Future of Blockchain with Don Tapscott

The Future of Blockchain with Don Tapscott

Out of all the people in all the countries in all of the world in all of the galaxy in all of the Universe, it’s likely safe to say that one man and his organization have done more research into blockchain technology than anyone else. That man is Don Tapscott and the Blockchain Research Institute. It’s a pretty big claim and might offend the aliens of Xirplatz, who might lay claim to having pursued blockchain millions of years before we did. But screw those guys. They are ten gazillion light-years away and won’t hear this show until long after we are all dead and gone. Besides, Xirplatzians are prone to hysteria.

Don, however, is not. The depth of his knowledge into the technology that we are banking on for the future is unsurpassed. In Episode #405, we get to probe his brain to discover that which we do not know. So join us as we tap Don Tapscott’s mind for all things blockchain on episode #405 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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This episode is sponsored by: MOBIE Money has existed for thousands of years progressing from shells to precious metals and minted coins to paper money. But the transfer of modern money is slow and expensive for both merchants and consumers — particularly across borders. Now payments are going mobile. That’s why the MobiePay™ ecosystem consists of three core applications that let users spend or send money and digital currency worldwide from their mobile phone in seconds — even if they don’t have a bank account. Mobie supports cashback programs on purchases with MobieCoin™ as an integrated reward and payment token connecting all fiat & major cryptocurrencies directly to the global retail marketplace — so everyone in the Mobie™ ecosystem is part of the world's most rewarding loyalty program. Mobiepay.io

Feature: Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored 16 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 25 languages.

Don has been advancing groundbreaking concepts for over 3 decades. His 1992 bestseller, Paradigm Shift, helped coin this seminal management concept, and The Digital Economy, written in 1995, changed business thinking about the transformational nature of the Internet. Two years later he helped popularize the terms “Net Generation” and “the Digital Divide” in Growing Up Digital.

Don’s most recent and ambitious book was co-authored with his son, startup CEO and bitcoin governance expert, Alex Tapscott. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing the World was published in May 2016 and is, according to Harvard Business School’s Clay Christensen, “the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption.”

In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 70+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations.

Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the second most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50. He is an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD and former Chancellor of Trent University in Ontario. It is hard to imagine anyone who has been more prolific, profound, and influential in explaining today’s technological revolutions and their impact on the world.

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“It’s Halvening!” – Bad News for Friday, May 8th

“It’s Halvening!” – Bad News for Friday, May 8th

“It’s Halvening!” – Bad News for Friday, May 8th

Ron Paul It's all happening

 

 

 

 

We’re just a couple days away from the Bitcoin Halvening and once again we’ve hit $10,000. So what happens next? Will Monday’s halving lead to the next big parabolic run? Or will there be a sell-off and a firesale on mining equipment?

A major mainstream investor has gone in on Bitcoin. Will others follow? Pew Die Pie has signed an exclusive streaming deal with YouTube. And attendees for a crypto conference have joined a massive class-action lawsuit. Thankfully it wasn’t for Virtual Blockchain Week.

So many questions. So few answers. But at least there’s plenty of bacon to go around.

Let’s talk about all of it and mix it up with a few bad jokes. This is our Bad News episode #403 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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This episode is sponsored by: MOBIE Money has existed for thousands of years progressing from shells to precious metals and minted coins to paper money. But the transfer of modern money is slow and expensive for both merchants and consumers — particularly across borders. Now payments are going mobile. That’s why the MobiePay™ ecosystem consists of three core applications that let users spend or send money and digital currency worldwide from their mobile phone in seconds — even if they don’t have a bank account. Mobie supports cashback programs on purchases with MobieCoin™ as an integrated reward and payment token connecting all fiat & major cryptocurrencies directly to the global retail marketplace — so everyone in the Mobie™ ecosystem is part of the world's most rewarding loyalty program. Mobiepay.io

Somee is a blockchain based social media platform built for privacy, end-user control and content monetization. Somee is privacy-focused & Censorship resistant, provides multiple monetization options, content and curation rewards. It offers advertising revenue sharing and a social dashboard offers streamlined posting to all major social media from single platform.

NEWS!

Bitcoin News:

Sell the News? Why the Post-Halving Bitcoin Price Drop Isn’t Guaranteed

Google Algorithm Update: Did Google  Just Censor Bitcoin? 

Top 5 Countries Frantically Googling ‘Bitcoin Halving’ Right Now

Bitmain Produced Bad Batch of Units Ahead of Bitcoin Halving, Miners Claim

Warren Buffett Expects Market Doom That Can Take Down Bitcoin With It

Paul Tudor Jones Buys Bitcoin as a Hedge Against Inflation

Current Events: 

Craig Wright Accused of Plagiarism Again

PewDiePie to Leave Blockchain Video Platform for Exclusive YouTube Deal

US Senate Staffers Float Blockchain Voting if Chamber Goes Remote

Crypto Conference Attendees File ‘Massive’ Class-Action Lawsuit

Around the World:

Ukraine Considers Using Nuclear Plants for Cryptocurrency Mining

Indian Crypto Boom: Exchanges See 10X Trading Volumes During Lockdown

Funny/Human Interest Stories: 

Hackers Threaten to Release Legal Secrets of World’s Biggest Stars



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Chinese Digital Yuan Tested by McDonalds, Starbucks and Subway – Bad News For Friday, April 24th

Chinese Digital Yuan Tested by McDonalds, Starbucks and Subway – Bad News For Friday, April 24th

Chinese Digital Yuan Tested by McDonalds, Starbucks and Subway — get all the Bad News for Friday, April 24th right here.

While the stock market is on a crazy roller coaster ride, Bitcoin has recovered 100% from it’s $3700 low of the year. Does that mean that the beloved Grandfather of cryptocurrencies has decoupled from stocks? CZ says quantitative easing will drive the price even higher.

Even though many are sheltered-in-place, demand for Bitcoin ATMs is increasing. Even crude oil prices crashing to the bottom haven’t affected the price of Bitcoin. And China is rolling out the world’s first state digital currency with testing to be done by major US companies. What in the world is going on?

Among other things, this is the week of blockchain’s biggest virtual event, Virtual Blockchain Week. We’re excited to fill you in on all the things that are happening and some of the things that will soon be happening.

Wherever you may be hunkered and bunkered, get ready for our Bad News episode #399 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY: Upland Upland is a location-based property trading game paired with a decentralized economy. Players buy, sell, trade and develop virtual properties that are based on real-world addresses. Blockchain technology ensures true ownership for the players. Uplanders collect in-game currency called UPX as a reward for their ownership and for completing missions in the game (collections, treasure hunts,...). UPX can be used to purchase more properties, to develop land and to pay for digital goods and services other Uplanders will create and provide. The objective is to establish an open economy where various stakeholders interact/transact with each other directly, i.e. without intermediaries. Check them out: Upland.me

NEWS!!!

Bitcoin News:

Bitcoin Has Now 100% Recovered From $3.7K Lows, Decoupling From Stocks

China’s Digital Currency To Be Given A Test Drive By U.S. Companies

‘Mathematics Works!’ CZ Predicts QE Will Drive BTC Prices Up

Bitcoin ATMs Expand Despite Shelter-in-Place Rules

Register for Virtual Blockchain Week & be entered to win one of two CryptoMaticATM’s. 

Did Young Satoshi Nakamoto Write This 1999 Cypherpunks Post?

‘Boomers Are F*cked’ — New Macro Report Forecasts $1M Bitcoin by 2025

Historic Drop in WTI Crude Oil Futures Hardly Rattles Bitcoin Price

Current Events: 

Congress and IRS Virus Relief Allow Loss Carrybacks, Tax Refund Claims

Report on China’s Blockchain Industry Weathering the Storm of COVID-19

Libra Adapts White Paper to Appease US Regulators, Hopes for Changing Tides

Around the World:

Facebook’s Calibra Has 50 New Jobs in the Pipeline for Its Dublin-Based Team

Japanese Advertising Giant Promotes Content Creators Using Blockchain

14 Chinese Men Arrested in Malaysia for Bitcoin Scam

Funny/Human Interest Stories: 

People Spend More Crypto on Food and Clothing Than on Illegal Drugs

Understanding Cryptocurrency: Myths and Realities

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A Bad Crypto Buffet with Blockfi, Energi and Crypto Chicks

A Bad Crypto Buffet with Blockfi, Energi and Crypto Chicks

What do Blockfi, Energi and Crypto Chicks have in common? If you answered they are all featured on Episode 395 of the Bad Crypto Podcast you are correct!

Managing your crypto wealth, using blockchain for world consciousness and crypto chicks from Canada. We hope you’ve come eager for information because we have a trio of tasty treats for you on this episode. We’ll be covering a lot of ground, so you can consider it a veritable Smörgåsbord. Bring an empty plate and fill it up with all this great content for episode #395 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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CryptoTaxAudit (CryptoTaxAudit.com) is a monthly membership service.  We have a basic membership with breakthrough technology alerting crypto members as much as six months in advance if flagged for an IRS audit.  We have a second membership, which provides insight into everything the IRS knows about you.  And a third premium membership providing top audit defense specially designed for crypto owners’ needs. Visit our website to find out more at CryptoTaxAudit.com.

CryptoTaxAudit is the only tax audit defense service designed for crypto owners.

Somee is a blockchain based social media platform built for privacy, end-user control and content monetization. Somee is privacy-focused & Censorship resistant, provides multiple monetization options, content and curation rewards. It offers advertising revenue sharing and a social dashboard offers streamlined posting to all major social media from single platform.

Feature: Crypto Chicks

Elena Sinelnikova
Software development team lead and entrepreneur. Elena has an extensive background of developing enterprise software solutions for government and law enforcement industries. She holds a Masters of Computer Science degree and her specialties are in blockchain, cybersecurity, and full-stack programming. She has taken on the opportunity to create and lead the CryptoChicks initiative and make it a success.

Ananya Chadha (Hackathon Winner)
Gene-editing research
Built a system to share genomic data on the blockchain.
Platform moved into ConsenSys
Built brain-controlled prosthetic limbs, cars, and music sponsored by Microsoft
Built ML robot best friend, Pikachai
Now doing ML @IBM

We had to postpone our in-person event due to COVID-19, but our Global SOS (Share our Strength) Hackathon is still on & kicks off May 29th! We are organizing it in partnership with DAOStack. All our worldwide chapters are participating and very excited about it. All the prize money is managed through DAO and controlled by the community.

Our Global SOS Hackathon is your opportunity to test ideas and develop solutions to heal our world in crisis. Showcase your project in front of the global audience and have your ideas evaluated by the world leaders. We are calling all thinkers, developers, technologists, scientists, and entrepreneurs to join the Global SOS Hackathon!

Details and registration here! Registrations just started, but we already have applicants from the USA, Russia, Bahamas, Colombia, Pakistan, Turkey, UAE, UK, Kenya, Australia, Japan, China, Philippines, Afghanistan, Belarus, and Canada.

This online event is open to all countries, all genders, all technologies, and philosophies. The prize fund of $100,000 is being raised and governed by the community via digital decentralized Co-op, where each contributor gets a voting power to select the winning ideas and solutions.

The start of this hackathon is scheduled during CryptoChicks Hackathon opening night on May 29. It will last for the entire week. Judging and results will be on June 7.

Your solution matters – registering here!Global Hackathon SOS

Feature: BLOCKFI

Zac Prince, CEO & Founder
Zac’s experience includes leadership roles at multiple successful tech companies. Initially in adtech, where he was a part of two successful acquisitions, Admeld (Acquired by Google) and Sociomantic (acquired by DunnHumby). Prior to starting BlockFi, he led business development teams at Orchard Platform, a broker-dealer and RIA in the online lending sector, and Zibby, an online consumer lender. He graduated Cum Laude from Texas State University with a BA in International Business and minor in Spanish.

Feature: ENERGI

Ryan Lucchese (President of Energi Core)
Energi (NRG) is a next-generation Proof of Stake (PoS) cryptocurrency that combines smart contract capabilities, decentralized governance, and a self-funding treasury. Energi was founded by Tommy World Power, who imagined a better, sustainable cryptocurrency that had the potential for mass adoption. The project has since grown to more than 60 team members and 225,000 community members, all working together to create a cryptocurrency for the future. Learn more here.



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