February 2020

Welcome to Bitcoin 2020!

Welcome to Bitcoin 2020, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating the dawn of a new technological paradigm and the counterculture behind it.

The crypto anarchist story of Dark Wallet, the first bitcoin wallet with a CoinJoin mixer built in.
CoinJoin’s First Steps: How Dark Wallet Paved the Way for a More Private Bitcoin

The crypto anarchist story of Dark Wallet, the first bitcoin wallet with a CoinJoin mixer built in.

Bitcoin Magazine first covered common misconceptions about Bitcoin as a guide for journalists in 2013. But some myths persist, so here we go again.
Beanie Babies and Black Markets: Where Mainstream Media Gets Bitcoin Wrong

Bitcoin Magazine first covered common misconceptions about Bitcoin as a guide for journalists in 2013. But some myths persist, so here we go again.

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At Unchained Capital, Pioneering Bitcoin Native Financial Services

Sponsored: Unchained Capital is building the archetype of the future financial institution, form fit for the world of bitcoin.

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What We Can Learn About Lightning From #LNTrustChain2: Part 1

The data about specific payment requests from #LNTrustchain2 can provide us with insight into consumer-related aspects of Lightning Network adoption.

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How the Latest German Regulations Target Bitcoin Exchanges and Custodians

WIth Germany’s latest law regarding bitcoin exchanges and custodians, a key consideration is not only where a business is located — it’s also where its clients are.

Bitcoin Magazine first reported Venezuela’s potential for adoption in 2014. As its economy has grown worse, it’s clear Bitcoin can’t fix everything.
Despite Utility, Bitcoin Cannot Fix Venezuela

Bitcoin Magazine first reported Venezuela’s potential for adoption in 2014. As its economy has grown worse, it’s clear Bitcoin can’t fix everything.

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Infographic: An Overview of Compromised Bitcoin Exchange Events – Winter 2020

This infographic visualizes some of the most significant bitcoin exchange hacks, mismanagements and other compromises.

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Why FOSS Development Is Crucial for Bitcoin’s Mainstream Acceptance

The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ecosystems needs real investment in FOSS development to live up to their disruptive promise and potential.

Bitcoin Optech was founded in 2018 to bridge the worlds of open-source development and companies.
How Bitcoin Optech Is Connecting the Open-Source and Corporate Worlds

Bitcoin Optech was founded in 2018 to bridge the worlds of open-source development and companies.

Project lead Daniel Buchner discusses ION, Microsoft’s open-source digital ID system built on Bitcoin.
Microsoft’s ION Is an Open-Source Bet on Bitcoin

Project lead Daniel Buchner discusses ION, Microsoft’s open-source digital ID system built on Bitcoin.

With open-source contributions, grants and its Lightning developer kit, Square Crypto is helping to forge the way toward Bitcoin mass adoption.
For Square Crypto, the Way to Bitcoin Mass Adoption Is Open Source

Building “Bitcoin for all”

Infographic: Who Has Funded Bitcoin Core Development?

This infographic indicates which organizations have supported some of the most prolific open-source Bitcoin Core contributors over the years.

Report: Bitcoin Negatively Correlated With Traditional Markets
AI-Managed Bitcoin Trading Accounts Show Significant ROI

Sponsored: Artificial intelligence enables the bot to learn about the bitcoin market and all of its history.

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The Potential and the Reality of Bitcoin Charity

Bitcoin charities like BitGive recognize that blockchain technology can make charitable giving more efficient, while improving lives around the world.

Through #BuiltWithBitcoin, Paxful is building schools around the world and proving bitcoin’s value as a medium for philanthropy.
Bitcoin and Entrepreneurial Philanthropy: A Q&A With Paxful CEO Ray Youssef

Through #BuiltWithBitcoin, Paxful is building schools around the world and proving bitcoin’s value as a medium for philanthropy.

Bitcoin and skateboarding are rooted in radical approaches to old ideas, so it’s no wonder that bitcoin was a perfect fit for the Tony Hawk Foundation.
For the Tony Hawk Foundation, Bitcoin Is Radical. And That’s the Point

Bitcoin and skateboarding are rooted in radical approaches to old ideas, so it’s no wonder that bitcoin was a perfect fit for the Tony Hawk Foundation.

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2020 Bitcoin Adoption: Why Nonprofits Will Lead the Way

The tax benefits of donating bitcoin to nonprofits could help push bitcoin adoption in 2020.

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Bitcoin100: How Some Early Bitcoiners Spread Bitcoin Adoption With Charity

In 2011, raising 100 BTC for charities as a way to promote bitcoin adoption was the easy part. Finding charities that would accept bitcoin donations? That was the challenge.

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Infographic: The Pineapple Fund’s Unparalleled Impact

Bitcoin100, BitGive, Helperbit and The Giving Block have all proven the power of Bitcoin giving. But the Pineapple Fund’s impact is unparalleled.

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At Bitrefill, Innovators Build a Circular Economy for Bitcoins

Sponsored: Bitrefill has a mission to revolutionize the way bitcoin functions as a true everyday currency worldwide.

Pseudonymous Lightning developer ZmnSCPxj has proposed self-payments as a way of adding more privacy to Lightning Network transactions.
Paying Yourself? Self-Payments Could Be a Key to Lightning Privacy

Pseudonymous Lightning developer ZmnSCPxj has proposed self-payments as a way of adding more privacy to Lightning Network transactions.

Lightning Labs announced a $10 million Series A funding round and released its Lightning Loop service in beta.
Lightning Labs Announces $10 Million Raise As Lightning Loop Enters Beta

Lightning Labs announced a $10 million Series A funding round and released its Lightning Loop service in beta.