March 2020

What Is Happening to Money?

Money — whether we earn it, spend it or save it, we hardly ever think about what it is and why it exists.

From SARS to COVID-19: Hong Kong’s Path to an Asia Free Health Zone

Bitcoiner Leo Weese looks at how Hong Kong’s reaction to the novel coronavirus has reflects its history with SAR

With Traditional Markets in Turmoil, AlphaPoint Transforms Assets

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5 Tips For Minimizing Your Bitcoin and Crypto Taxes

Here are a few things you can do to minimize your bitcoin and cryptocurrency gains and, in turn, your tax liability.

Plugging into C-Lightning: The Future of Lightning Plugins Is Bright

Plugging into C-Lightning: The Future of Lightning Plugins Is Bright

Want to Learn How to Contribute to Bitcoin? Try a ‘Good First Issue’
Japan’s Crypto Garage Is Raising the Bar for Bitcoin-Based Cryptofinance Products

Sponsored: At Crypto Garage, innovators are working to create a wide array of specialized cryptofinance tools.

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The King of Blockchains, Bitcoin Can Become the Foundation for Web 3.0

The crypto industry seems to have dismissed Bitcoin when it comes to smart contracts or Web 3.0 — but Blockstack co-founder Muneeb Ali believes this is going to change.

The Federal Reserve is dropping rates to zero and offering trillions in liquidity to the U.S. financial system. What is the Fed doing, and how does it work?
Zero Interest, Limitless Repo and QE4: The Federal Reserve’s Market Operations Explained

The Federal Reserve is dropping rates to zero and offering trillions in liquidity to the U.S. financial system. What is the Fed doing, and how does it work?

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Coronavirus, the Halving and a Price Drop: Bitcoin Mining Marches On

Despite the global turmoil caused by the coronavirus and a looming reward halving, the Bitcoin mining industry appears optimistic.

A report from the Blockchain Transparency Institute indicates that wash trading by cryptocurrency exchanges has dropped significantly this year.
The Best Bitcoin Trading Strategies (That Still Work in 2020)

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A Treatise on Bitcoin and Privacy Part 2: Don’t Be Misled by Red Herrings

In order to make the most of Bitcoin’s inherent privacy features, we must be able to distinguish between real privacy and some persistent “red herrings.”

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EARN IT: The US Anti-Encryption Bill That Threatens Private Speech Online

There’s a new bill in the works to fight against child sexual abuse material and other risky services on the internet — but it will come at a cost to online privacy.

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A Treatise on Bitcoin and Privacy Part 1: A Match Made in the Whitepaper

In Part 1 of 2, Giacomo Zucco explores the fundamental relationship between Bitcoin and privacy by going back to the beginning with the whitepaper.

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“Your Expectations of Privacy Are Too High” (But They Shouldn’t Be)

Every bitcoiner has a responsibility to themselves and their community to establish the following precept: We are not guilty simply because we own or use bitcoin.

Larry Harmon and Bitcoin Privacy
Bitcoin Fungibility, Mixing and the Legal Limits on Maintaining Privacy

After breaking down the charges against Larry Harmon, legal experts Sasha Hodder and Rafael Yakobi examine the case for bitcoin privacy and fungibility.

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The Bitcoin Mixing Case at the Center of the Fight for Transaction Privacy

FinCEN doesn’t make a distinction between something like Helix or something like Wasabi or CoinJoin, and this could be seen as a warning shot to all mixers and tumblers.

A lawsuit filed against Craig Wright will move forward after a judge rejected Wright’s motion to dismiss it.
India Lifts Crypto Ban, South Korea Imposes New Rules and the US Remains Stagnant

With India reversing a ban on cryptocurrency and South Korea imposing new rules on exchanges, the lack of forceful regulation from the U.S. is a loss.

An Interview with Ztohoven Artist Martin Fischer
Screen Printing, Paralelní Polis and Cryptoanarchy With Martin Fischer

“My art is for those who already know, and absolutely not understandable for people from outside the crypto community … which I love.”

Self-described propagandist Lucho Poletti is on a mission to evangelize Bitcoin through his art.
How Propaganda Art Can Spread the Message of Bitcoin

Self-described propagandist Lucho Poletti is on a mission to evangelize Bitcoin through his art.

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When It Comes to Bitcoin and Art, Let’s Create a Better NFT Experience

Bitcoin artist Brekkie Von Bitcoin discusses NFTs and the need for artists to join the conversation around Bitcoin development and, in some cases, help spur it along.

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POSTPONED: Bitcoin 2020 Is Moving to Q3 2020

Following the rapid escalation of COVID-19 in California and worldwide, Bitcoin 2020 has been postponed from March 27 and 28, 2020, to Q3 of 2020.

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Listen: BitcoinTINA on Bitcoin Podcast Series

Last week, we wrapped up a very special four-part series with BitcoinTina, hosted by Christian…

Amir Taaki was one of Bitcoin’s first-ever dedicated developers and perhaps the one most infamously focused on privacy and freedom from authority.
Amir Taaki on Bitcoin and Building Dissident Technology in 2020

Amir Taaki was one of Bitcoin’s first-ever dedicated developers and perhaps the one most infamously focused on privacy and freedom from authority.