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Market Minute 3-23-18

Stand alone Market Minute.

Bottomshelf Bitcoin
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“Special Spotlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Market Minute 3-21-18

Stand alone Market Minute.

Bottomshelf Bitcoin
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“Special Spotlight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Bitcoin metrics [Episode 8]

Today I talked about bitcoin metrics, measurements to track in order to evaluate the health of the network and the price of Bitcoin. I demystified the metrics that I hear thrown around and we talked about what was valuable and what metrics are totally bogus. No Market Minute on this episode, I’m planning to out a seperate Market Minute episode on Wednesday.

Psuedo Fundamentals

Price and Volume

Cryptowatch – compare price, moving averages, etc. of various coins.
CoinMarketCap – Price Market Cap, 24 hour volume, rankings (which don’t matter)
Clark Moody Tickers – compare exchange prices in real time

Peer to Peer

Clark Moody Street Price – average price of peer-to-peer trades in various countries/currencies.
CoinDance – P2P exchange volumes

Transaction Fees

Fork.lol – network data comparison between Bitcoin and B-cash. Has good information on difficulty and average transaction fees.
CoreFeeHelper – Hourly updated twitter feed with good suggested fee estimation

Technicals:

Bitcoin nodes

Bitnodes
Statoshi
CoinDance

Lightning Stats

Shabang – stats
Reksplorer – Node and channel visual explorer

Other

Mayer Multiple – Current price divided by 200 day moving average. Indicator of over/under-value compared to historical price.
Github Repo – stats on updates to the code
Bitcoin Development Visualization

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The Bitcoin Scaling Debate [Episode 7]

In this episode I interviewed Clark Moody and we discussed the Bitcoin scaling debate and implementation of SegWit. While we focused on the scaling issues, SegWit also addressed a number of other issues. If you’d like to know more, hit the Bitcoin.org link below.

Clark

Exchange tickers
Street Price Indicator
Picks & Shovels Co

Segwit

Bitcoin.org’s write up on SegWit

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What are Altcoins? [Episode 6]

In this episode I talked about altcoins. I discussed the prominent altcoins and the issues in Bitcoin, real or imagined, that they attempt to solve.

Market Minute:

BTC price: $9,728
Finney(0.00001 BTC): $0.97
24 hour volume: $7.2B / 752k BTC
Market cap: $164 billion
@tipmayermultiple: 200dma – $8510, mayer multiple=1.14x
Transaction fees: 57.86 sats/Byte(24) 36.5 sats/Byte(7d)
Suggested fees (sats/B): 106 next block, 101 next hour, 2.4 same day
Coin.Dance was running maintenance and I was unable to get info on Bisq or Localbitcoins

AltCoins:

LiteCoin

Ethereum

Doge

Monero

Zcash

DASH

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Who controls bitcoin? [Episode 5]

In this episode I talked about who controls Bitcoin, who writes the code for the Bitcoin protocol and how improvements and updates are made. Follow the links below for more information on open-source projects, Github, and Bitcoin’s process specifically.

Show Notes:

Market Minute:

BTC price: $10,872
Finney(0.00001 BTC): $1.08
24 hour volume: $8.2B / 792k BTC
Market cap: $183 billion
Coins in Circulation: 16.8M
@tipmayermultiple: 200dma – $8244.77, mayer multiple=1.29x
Transaction fees: 36 sats/Byte(24) 39.6 sats/Byte(7d)
Suggested fees (sats/B): 5.0 next block, 3 next hour, 2.4 same day
localbitcoins – $53.9M(global)/ $6.7M(USA) last 7 days
bisq – $90k(global)/ $15.9k(USA) last 7 days
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GitHub

What is git and Github?
Github

Bitcoin’s process

Bitcoin github repsitory
Noded episode with John Newbery
Visualization of Bitcoin Development

Other stuff

Michael Phelps photo
Codecademy

Donate

Patreon
Donation page

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Morning Ritual by L’Indecis
Chillhop Records
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How do I keep my bitcoins safe? [Episode 4]

Today we’re talking about keeping your bitcoins safe. Get your bitcoins off of exchanges as soon as possible and move them in to some mix of software wallets and cold storage. I discussed various wallets and risk versus convenience.

Show Notes

Market Minute:

BTC price: $8457
Finney(0.00001 BTC): $0.84
24 hour volume: $7.5B / 905k BTC
Market cap: $142 billion
Coins in Circulation: 16.8M
@tipmayermultiple: 200dma – 8021.15, mayer multiple=1.05x
Transaction fees: 69sats/Byte(24) 74.5sats/Byte(7d)
Suggested fees (sats/B): 91.3next block, 10 next hour, 4.9 same day
localbitcoins – $102.8M(global)/ $7.1M(USA) last 7 days
bisq – $272k(global)/ $24.5k(USA) last 7 days

Software Wallets:

Bitcoin Core
Electrum
Samourai
Bread

Hardware Wallets:

Trezor
Ledger
Opendime
Coldcard

Paper Wallets:

Infographic on Paper Wallets
Paper wallets video

Other Links:

Blockstream Satellite Secure your wallet from Bitcoin.org
Paper Wallets
Glacier Protocol
Bitfinex redistributes coins after losses
Mt.Gox – worst exchange hacking
BTC-e users caught in limbo
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Where do I buy Bitcoin? [Episode 3]

Today we’re discussing the three main avenues of buying bitcoin, buying in person, centralized exchanges, and decentralized exchanges. There are risks and benefits of each as we discuss in today’s show.

Show Notes:

Market Minute

BTC price: $11044
Finney(0.00001 BTC): $1.10
24 hour volume: $7.8 billion
Market cap: $186 billion
@tipmayermultiple: 200dma – 7547.29, mayer multiple=1.47x
Transaction fees: 109sats/Byte(24) 150sats/Byte(7d)
localbitcoins – $80.2M(global)/ $7.9M(USA) last 7 days
bisq – $234,440(global)/ $20,570(USA) last 7 days

Buying in person

Centralized Exchanges

Exchange Comparisons

Decentralized

Articles

Hardware Wallets

Other:

  • Sorry the images on twitter about Coinbase outages have been taken down since 🙁

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What is the Blockchain? [Episode 2]


Today we’re talking about the blockchain and how it keeps bitcoin transactions honest and secure. If you missed Episode 1, we talked about what Bitcoin is and why you should care.

Show Notes:

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What is Bitcoin (and why should you care) ? [Episode 1]

Today we’re discussing the fundamentals of what Bitcoin is, and what it can do for you.

Show Notes:

Sorry I couldn’t find the reddit story about the credit card thief.

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