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Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast

Jan 9, 2020

This week Marty and Matt discuss:

- River financial only 8 states


- Samourai whirlpool dynamics, whirlpool CLI 0.10.2 released 

- Clark Moody adds sats per dollar and lightning Tor stats to his dashboard

- zeus beta2 released, c-lightning support and iOS

- Polar v0.2.0 released, c-lightning support added 

- RTL releases a major UX upgrade 

- lnd v0.9.0-beta-rc1 released with multi-path payment support 

- South Korean government committee recommends adding bitcoin product to national exchange 

- Neil Woodfine on how to keep bitcoin running in offline environments: video, slides, & thread

- Tessercube PGP on mobile, recommended by @coinsureNZ 

- Kraken releases yearly government request transparency report 

- Cloud extraction report by privacy international 

- Russian state energy company courting bitcoin mining ops 

- Elaine makes the case for censorship resistant money 

- Video of gold accumulation over the last 20 years overlayed with bitcoin market cap 

- Debrief creative video by @CreativeLandRun mentions Marty 

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