Welcome to episode #25 of Block Digest! (Monday, September 18th 2017)
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Special Guest: Riccardo Spagni aka Fluffy Pony https://twitter.com/fluffypony
Special Guest: Manfred Karrer https://twitter.com/manfred_karrer
Shinobius – https://twitter.com/brian_trollz
Chris Ellis – https://twitter.com/MrChrisEllis
Janine – https://twitter.com/J9Roem
and Rick M. https://twitter.com/cryptorick
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Book of the Week
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
# How Far Will China Go & Bitcoins Resiliency
Article talks about the possible clampdown on Chinese mining and p2p exchanges.
Alternatives to Local Bitcoins like the Bisq Network:
Allows users to trade cryptocurrencies peer-to-peer even with fiat.
@BTCDrak recently posted on the Bitcoin ban in China, including p2p exchanges
# Here’s why the worst of the bitcoin pullback might be still to come
# Bitcoin Payments API in Major Web Browsers
Discusses the integration of cryptocurrency payment requests into W3 standards and most major web browsers(Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s Edge, Apple’s Webkit, Mozilla’s Firefox, the Samsung Internet Browser and Facebook’s in-app browser).
@BryanLunduke: This is big: W3C DRM appeal fails, votes kept secret: https://twitter.com/BryanLunduke/status/909800437682921473
CORRECTION: At 1:02:10, I said that Bryan Lunduke was the only journalist at the press conference. There were actually two journalists present, but Bryan was the only journalist asking them questions.
On why the DRM vote was kept secret: “Our members think it is good some things are public, some things are confidential”
# Derose Writing on Scaling Bitcoin’s Diversity Committee
# CCTV Lip Reading Technology