#210 Alex Morcos: Chaincode Labs and Why Bitcoin is Our One Shot at Creating Digital Gold (letstalk)

Chaincode Labs Founder Alex Morcos joined us to discuss his journey, the role of the company in Bitcoin’s development and the views that drive his work.Topics discussed in this episode:Alex’s background in high frequency trading as a founder of Hudson River TradingHow Alex first learned about BitcoinThe vision of Chaincode LabsWhy Bitcoin represents our only chance of creating digital goldWhy Bitcoin’s resistance to change is one of its core featuresWhy the NYA & SegWit2x approach was…

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Gold Vs. US Dollar Vs. Bitcoin: Which One Is Going To Last?

Looking at bitcoin, Eliseo said it is durable, portable, divisible, and instantly recognizable. But, “the jury is still out as to its consistency” and acceptability is largely a “no.” “As for whether or not BTC is intrinsically valuable, one could argue either side of this – but for me, just as I see some intrinsic value in …
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Bitcoin Gold Developer Under Scrutiny For Allegedly Hiding Mining Code (news.bitcoin.com)

The bitcoin gold development team is under fire once again as the currency’s mining community has discovered a hard-coded hidden fee protocol found within one of the bitcoin gold developer’s mining pool code. Miners say that BTG core developer, Martin Kuvandzhiev (StarbugBG), added a hidden 0.5 percent fee into the btgmine.org pool code that pays the fees directly to his wallet.
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