Bitcoin News

If bitcoin is the next and final global money, then by definition (and by design) it is already circular.
The Second Order Effects Of Bitcoin: Digitization, Decentralization And Deflation

With digitized money and a deflationary economy, Bitcoin will usher in second order effects that will reshape the nature of societies.

Grayscale Investments took in $255 million in Q3 2019, setting a new quarterly record, despite the fact that the bitcoin price has dipped.
With Record Bitcoin Buys, How Are Grayscale’s Investors Doing?

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) just bought a record 16,244 bitcoin. So, how does investing in the fund work?

Regulation - Pakistan Introduces Crypto Regulation
Tracing The Growth Of Bitcoin In Pakistan

With growing adoption and state-sponsored mining in Pakistan, what does the country’s Bitcoin present and future look like?

Interview: Cryptograffiti On “Bitcoin Vs. The Fed”

Cryptograffiti, one of Bitcoin’s most prolific artists discussed, his latest billboard project “Bitcoin Vs. The Fed.”

Op-ed - Op Ed: Why Bitcoin’s “Toxic” Maximalism Makes Sense
Are Bitcoiners A**holes?

“We are aware of the importance of being early adopters and our ability to see where things are headed if we don’t correct course.”

Over 30 percent of Chinese cryptocurrency investors think the bitcoin price will surpass $30,000 in the next 12 months, according to a recent survey.
CoinShares Offers Institutional On-Ramp With Physically-Backed Bitcoin ETP

CoinShares has announced an exchange-traded product physically backed by bitcoin to entice institutions into Plan B.

The Lightning Network has unleashed an entirely new set of accounting, audit and tax challenges. But how will they be resolved?
Good Griefing: A Lingering Vulnerability On Lightning Network That Still Needs Fixing

The potential for “griefing” attacks on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is a serious threat. Here’s how they work and why they deserve a fix.

Expanding The Network of Bitcoin ATM
Have I Already Missed My Time To Buy Bitcoin?

Bitcoin’s price rise may make you feel like you’ve missed the boat, but simple supply and demand economics say otherwise.

There is a need to strengthen the Bitcoin ecosystem for mobile-only regions by lowering the bandwidth requirements for participating.
The Sudden, Unexpected End of Crypto Tribalism

The last decade has been good to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But this growth will soon necessitate an end to community infighting.

Exploring Drivechain, A Miner-Secured Bitcoin Sidechain

In this episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,” the hosts are joined by Ruben Somsen to discuss the sidechain project Drivechain.

Bitcoin Price Analysis
Why Bitcoin Is One Of The Most Undervalued Assets In 2021

Despite BTC’s price gains in 2020, the failings of our fiat monetary system demonstrate that bitcoin is still significantly undervalued.

European Central Bank presidential nominee Christine Lagarde appears open to cryptocurrency and aware of its potential for social good.
How Money Printing Really Works

We all know that money printer go brrr. But how does the fiat money supply really get increased and what does this mean for our economy?

Bitcoin In 2021: A New Hope

In this episode of “Fed Watch,” the hosts presented a vision of the next year that only the Bitcoin space can offer.

Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 introduces new features, performance improvements and takes big steps toward the Schnorr and Taproot protocol upgrade.
Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 Released: What’s New

Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 introduces new features, performance improvements and takes big steps toward the Schnorr and Taproot protocol upgrade.

Investing - Gemini Exchange Announces Full Adoption of the SegWit Protocol
Gemini To Launch Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card

The cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has announced a credit card product that will provide 3 percent back on purchases in bitcoin.

Secure the Bag
Understanding Bitcoin’s Scarcity

Bitcoin is obviously scarce. And it seems to be becoming scarcer over time.

The Hardest Trade: BitcoinTina On Bitcoin

In this episode of the BitcoinTINA podcast, the hosts covered three potential bitcoin price paths for the future.

Bitmain and Canaan have launched new bitcoin mining devices, delivering higher hash rates at lower energy costs, in anticipation of the upcoming Bitcoin halving.
Compute North, Foundry Digital Partner To Bring More Bitcoin Mining To North America

Bitcoin mining farm operator Compute North and financial services group Foundry Digital are bringing more hash power to North America.

Achieving Bitcoin Anonymity Through Mixers

Promoted: Bitcoin mixing can help users protect their identity and funds from bad actors.

Chainalysis estimates that $1 billion dollars will be spent on illegal businesses on the dark web in 2019, but that the proportion of bitcoin transactions that involve illegal activity has declined.
“World’s Largest” Darknet Marketplace Has Been Shut Down

The “world’s largest” darknet marketplace, DarkMarket, was shut down by authorities. It reportedly facilitated 4,650 BTC in transactions.

The Human Rights Foundation has launched a fund to support development that makes Bitcoin more private. To start, $50,000 will go to the developer of CoinSwap.
Human Rights Foundation Provides Grants To Specter, Lot49

The Human Rights Foundation is providing $25,000 each to support Specter Desktop and Lot49 through its Bitcoin Development Fund.

Bitcoin Optech was founded in 2018 to bridge the worlds of open-source development and companies.
The Future Of Bitcoin Upgrades: Off-Chain Contract Execution

Bitcoin’s future protocol upgrades center around off-chain contract execution, increasing privacy and scalability for users.

Humanity cannot advance forward unless we solve the problem of money printing, and Bitcoin actually fixes this.
How Monetary Policy And Dollar Devaluation Are Driving Institutional Interest In Bitcoin

Central bank balance sheets, dollar indices and monetary policy make it clear that institutional interest in bitcoin will only grow.

Blockstream has launched an atomic swap tool for its Liquid Network sidechain, enabling transaction of digital assets between blockchains.
Blockstream Adds Six Members To Liquid Federation

Blockstream’s Liquid has added six new projects to its Bitcoin sidechain federation, bringing its total roster count to 59.