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Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast

Feb 13, 2020

This week Marty and Matt discuss:

- Dropbit CEO arrested for running a centralized mixing service called Helix and a dark market search engine called Grams 

- Self payments lightning privacy proposal 

- Coldcard releases PSBT Faker tool for testing 

- Tor Browser v9.0.5 

- Tails v4.3 

- Wasabi implements Apple Code Sign 

- Escher App demos paying any lightning invoice with your connected bank account 

- Liquid support on Bisq goes live 

- Anon submits Taproot critique to mailing list 

- Chainalysis has been paid over $10M by US gov agencies 

- A world without bitcoin thought experiment by Alex Gladstein 

- US Federal Budget Proposal Mentions More Cryptocurrency regulation and enforcement 

- Trump admin to introduce new FinCEN requirements 

- Redditor posts IRS audit request 

- If US Marshals never sold seized bitcoin they would currently be worth over $1.8B 

- Casa releases home defense primer 

- CNBC clip 

- Coronavirus Close Contact app 

- CIA owned encryption company facilitated global spying for decades 

- The Chinese Gov allegedly hacked Equifax 

- Yandex facial recognition tool 

- FTX launches US elections futures markets for top 6 candidates 

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