The Bitcoin News Show #86 – Trade Wars, Taproot, and Dying Fiat Currencies

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The Bitcoin News Show for the week of Aug 13th with your host @theonevortex and panelists @francispouliot_ @pierre_rochard and @zackvoell

Quick Bits:
-Square Expands Cash App Bitcoin Service to All 50 US States
https://www.coindesk.com/square-expands-cash-app-bitcoin-purchases-to-all-50-us-states/

-ZCash has begun working on their own version of the lightning network
https://www.coindesk.com/the-code-for-an-anonymous-lightning-network-is-now-live/

-AT&T Sued for $224 Million After Phone Hackers Rob Crypto Investor
https://www.coindesk.com/att-sued-for-224-million-after-phone-hackers-rob-crypto-investor/

-Nvidia Reports ‘Substantial Decline’ in GPU Sales to Crypto Miners
https://www.coindesk.com/nvidia-substantial-decline-in-gpu-sales-from-crypto-miners/

-South Korea Budgets Nearly $4.5B for Blockchain, Emerging Tech
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/south-korea-budgets-nearly-45b-blockchain-emerging-tech/

-Pornhub Subsidiary to Reward Viewers With Crypto Tokens
https://www.coindesk.com/pornhub-subsidiary-to-reward-viewers-with-crypto-tokens/

Topics:
-Trade War Will Launch Bitcoin As The New Gold
https://www.forbes.com/sites/investor/2018/07/24/trade-war-will-launch-bitcoin-as-the-new-gold/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1728166567&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesCrypto#2cc738451c32

-Bitcoin’s Taproot Privacy Tech Is Ready – But There’s a Catch
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-taproot-privacy-tech-is-ready-but-one-things-standing-in-the-way/

-Turkish Lira and Venezuelan bolivar are now at record lows compared to bitcoin
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-price-hits-7-month-high-against-turkish-lira/
https://bitcoinist.com/venezuelas-currency-devalued-maduro-announces-new-crypto-pegged-forex-rate/

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