ROUND ZERO is here! We answer all your essential digital currency questions in under 60 minutes. Bitcoin, blockchain, Ethereum, other currencies, wallets, exchanges, 2FA, the nature of money, mining, staking, investing, forks, FUD, FOMO, HODLing, whales, market caps… you name it!

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– That whiteboard blockchain video we mention is at www.blockheadspod.com/blockchain

– Learn more about how mining and hashing works (and about distributed ledgers) from the great video at www.blockheadspod.com/miningvideo

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Welcome to the Nerd Money News Network! Bitcoin surges up and down in price and nothing but up in Google searches and Reddit subscriptions. Welcome to the Nerd Money News Network! Bitcoin surges up and down in price and nothing but up in Google searches and Reddit subscriptions. Will we soon have revolutionary solutions to the net neutrality debate from Nexus, Substratum, Filecoin, MaidSafe, Skycoin, Storj, Siacoin, and others?

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– Guy analyzes 1300 cryptocurrencies to guess which are coming to Coinbase and GDAX next at
https://tokenbeat.com/editorials/scored-1300-cryptocurrencies-gdax-asset-framework-heres-think-will-listed-gdax/

– Class-Action Suit Targets ICO Promoted By Floyd Mayweather, Jr. https://www.coindesk.com/class-action-suit-targets-ico-promoted-floyd-mayweather-jr/

– Majority of Bitcoin Investors Believe Cryptocurrency Performs Even Better in 2018: Survey
https://cointelegraph.com/news/majority-of-bitcoin-investors-believe-cryptocurrency-performs-even-better-in-2018-survey

– Michigan State Investigation uncovers 21 trillion dollars of undisclosed spending. http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2017/msu-scholars-find-21-trillion-in-unauthorized-government-spending-defense-department-to-conduct/

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Infinity round: Cryptokitties are ruining everything! Futures are here, and Bitcoin and digital currency adoption is growing. But how will you pass your cryptocurrency done to loved ones in the event of your death?

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– Lightning Network getting close to ready to scale Bitcoin
https://www.coindesk.com/lightning-bitcoin-scaling-tech-really-know/

– CboE Bitcoin futures launched and site crashes immediately! So far, price at 18,000. https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-futures-launch-sees-price-spike-cboe-website-crashes/

– Andreas Antonopoulos Joins the 2-Comma Club after “Bitshaming” by Roger Ver
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/strong-community-bitcoin-supporters-raise-over-1-6-million-for-andreas-antonopoulos/

– Andreas Antonopoulos argues that mostly miners will short, not Wall Street bankers https://news.bitcoin.com/andreas-m-antonopoulos-shares-insights-on-bitcoin-cme-futures/

– Bitcoin mining will NOT Boil the Oceans. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-07/bitcoin-is-greener-than-its-critics-think

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Round 7 is here! Bitcoin smashes through to new highs, and what is bitchain? Plus, cryptographic kittens are a giant hairball in the Ethereum drain! And what will the IRS tax policy on cryptocurrency be?

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– Here’s that logarithmic bitcoin chart that predicted $10,000 within 6 days: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/CtjRL

– Bloomberg is a bitchain! https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/7h0fcc/michael_bloomberg_thinks_that_bloomberg_is_a/

– Are there concerns about IOTA? https://hackernoon.com/why-i-find-iota-deeply-alarming-934f1908194b

– 450 ETH for a kitten is a lot. https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/7h5pef/the_cryptokitties_genesis_cat_was_just_sold_for/

– What’s this about possibly criminalizing secret crypto ownership? https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-senate-moves-to-criminalize-non-disclosure-of-cryptocurrency-ownership

– Cool octopus graphic of debts owed to and by the United States at https://www.titlemax.com/media/debts-owed-to-debts-owed-by-the-united-states.jpg

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Round 6 is here! Bitcoin smashes through to new highs, Bittrex, Tether, Bitfinex news, is North Korea trying to get some crypto? Why might cryptocurrency be a better investment than other assets, and what are the most important investment tips?

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LINKS:

– How much money is in the world? This fantastic visualization is worth your time. http://money.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-money-markets-one-visualization-2017/?-td

– Those cryptocurrency Reddit tips are at https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/7fccr8/known_about_bitcoin_for_years_but_was_too_stupid/

– Ari Paul’s helpful Forbes article “It’s 1994 in Cryptocurrency” is at https://www.forbes.com/sites/apaul/2017/11/27/its-1994-in-cryptocurrency/#7ff84546b28a

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nexus (NXS):
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It’s round 5! Why buy crypto? Plus mooning and the moon landing, NEO news sparks enthusiasm and then panic, and Mike Novogratz saves the universe.

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– Make sure you check out the mentioned video about distributed ledgers, mining, hashes, and proof of work at http://youtu.be/bBC-nXj3Ng4. Seriously, it’s really helpful

– The NEO fear article “Major NEO Reg Flags” is at https://storeofvalue.github.io/posts/major-neo-redflags/ and the response article “Response to Baseless FUD” is at https://medium.com/@MalcolmLerider/response-to-baseless-fud-9b7e5e2eeeea

– We mention ONCHAINFX because it’s cool and growing. Check it out at https://onchainfx.com/

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The Blockheads come back for the Bitcoin Cash Crash Clash! Panic and fear and maybe some market-moving drove a crazy week. Plus Deutsche Bank nods to Bitcoin, a number of Ethereum wallets locked up, and 50 Ways to Buy Some Crypto.

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– Make sure you check out the mentioned video about distributed ledgers, mining, hashes, and proof of work at http://youtu.be/bBC-nXj3Ng4. Seriously, it’s really helpful

– We mention ONCHAINFX because it’s cool and growing. Check it out at https://onchainfx.com/

– Grab $10 FREE Bitcoin at Coinbase when you buy your first $100 of Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin by going to www.blockheadspod.com/coinbase

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ether (ETH):
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nexus (NXS):
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vertcoin (VTC):
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All time highs for Bitcoin keep rolling in! Will $8000 come soon? We hit the recent news: CME opens an ETF for Bitcoin, Bitconnect market cap drops, using mining to cure disease, and losing crypto. Then answer some questions from listeners on mining, why Bitcoin qualifies as money, why there are so many altcoins (Litecoin, Ethereum, and more), and how to HODL, spend, or use your cryptocurrency to grab proof of stake rewards.

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– Make sure you check out the mentioned video about distributed ledgers, mining, hashes, and proof of work at http://youtu.be/bBC-nXj3Ng4. Seriously, it’s really helpful

– We mentioned ONCHAINFX because it’s cool and growing. Check it out at https://onchainfx.com/

– The viral BitConnect Thailand champion is at http://youtu.be/watch?v=7f18bv76QVs&t=16m4s

– More info on Stanford’s protein folding is at http://youtu.be/v=AIR_Adt8z0Y

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nexus (NXS):
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(Quick legal note: This week’s parody song is a joke using the song “She’s So High” by Tal Bachman. Cousin of the famous Ehrlich, we think. As always, the production of this parody and the entire podcast have no relation to the copyright holder for the song, who retains any and all rights to the song.)

Yet another round of stranger things hits the crypto scene this week as Bitcoin holds strong over $6,000 despite the naysayers. Plus, what’s the deal with digital currency mining? How does it work, and how do you get started? Then, Rocco talks trades and Vertcoin, Pete talks Nexus, and a healthy dose of caveat emptor follows regarding Bitcoin forks, the upcoming Metronome token, and Bitconnects & cryptocurrency scams.

*Footnote: the “number of zeroes” bit about mining is a human-friendly simplification:) It’s more complicated, but ain’t nobody got time for that.

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Make sure you check out the mentioned video about distributed ledgers, mining, hashes, and proof of work at http://youtu.be/bBC-nXj3Ng4. Seriously, it’s really helpful.

Grab $10 FREE Bitcoin at Coinbase when you buy your first $100 of Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin by going to www.blockheadspod.com/coinbase

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nexus (NXS):
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(Quick legal note: This week’s parody song is a joke using 1990s hit “Janie’s Got a Gun” by Aerodrop. Er, we meant Aerosmith. As always, the production of this parody and the entire podcast have no relation to the copyright holder for the Aerosmith song, who retains any and all rights to the song.)


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Hashtanbul for a Coinstantinople! In this debut episode, the Blockheads introduce you to Bitcoin, blockchain, Ethereum, altcoins, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), wallets, and basic investing principles, including staying away from FOMO and FUD. *** Get $10 free bitcoin for yourself (and for us) when you buy $100 of Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin on Coinbase at https://www.coinbase.com/join/59ae91b6bcbecd0325c6d50d

Links Mentioned:
– Check out coinmarketcap.com for current information on any cryptocurrency
– Join Team Rocco by doing nothing!
– See our “What Is Blockchain?” explainer video
– Vote on our ICO Twitter poll (http://bit.ly/2zNFV7k)


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(Quick legal note: The song “Hashtanbul for a Coinstantinople” is a humorous parody of “Istanbul (not Constantinople)” by They Might Be Giants. Neither this parody’s creation nor this podcast have any other relation to They Might Be Giants.)