The Crypto News Podcast

Episode 015: Saturday 3rd February 2018

Gold & Crypto: A Marriage Made in Heaven?

Coming up in today’s show:

  • Why it’s time to get minted if you’re into Crypto and live in the UK
  • Two of our mystic predictions come true … Facebook goes OTT and it’s time to check that burglar alarm if you’re holding lots of coins
  • When bitcoin meets football – we get the chance to discuss TWO things that we know very little about!


Listen to this week's show …

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The Top 5 Crypto News Stories from this week's show:

5 > Turkish amateur side claim they are the first football club to have paid for a player with cryptocurrency.

4 > Facebook is banning all ads that promote cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in an effort to prevent people from advertising what the company is calling “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.”

3 > Armed robbers broke into a house in a wealthy Home Counties village and forced a cyber-currency trader to transfer a fortune in Bitcoin to them on his computer.

2 > Fears have emerged in the cryptocurrency community that Tether Limited doesn't hold sufficient currency reserves to back all the Tethers in circulation.

Top Story 1 > The UK’s Royal Mint, the institution responsible for producing all the physical money the country has for circulation, has announced the launch of its own gold-backed cryptocurrency.


This week's Crypto quickies:

1) This chart shows Bitcoin's performance over the years, at a glance. It puts the current drops into perspective:

2) This is just funny 🙂

3) Coinbase is now warning that some cad issuers may charge ‘cash advance' fees on crypto purchases:

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4) From Twitter this week:

5) New recommended podcasts page on our website:

6) Inland Revenue UK guidance at

7) Fab Facebook page:

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This week's Top 5 Crypto Coins:

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Paul's Fantasy Crypto Portfolio:


Paul Teague

Alison's Fantasy Crypto Portfolio:


Alison's Bitcoin-only portfolio:

Your Crypto Portfolios:


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