June 2020

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Lastbit’s Wallet Hopes to Make Spending Bitcoin Simple One Day

Lastbit’s wallet hopes to bring credit and debit cards to Bitcoin in the EU.

Kraken Announces Largest-Ever Grant to BTCPay Server

The cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has granted open-source payment processor BTCPay Server its largest donation ever: $15,000 of BTC.

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Extradition
Julian Assange’s U.S. Extradition and Bitcoin’s Battle for Freedom of the Internet

The extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be seen as a threat to free speech, and cypherpunk ideals, everywhere.

The $150,000 grant from the cryptocurrency exchanges is the latest in a wave of donations to those working on Bitcoin Core.
OKCoin, BitMEX Operator Grant $150,000 to Core Developer Amiti Uttarwar

The $150,000 grant from the cryptocurrency exchanges is the latest in a wave of donations to those working on Bitcoin Core.

River Financial doesn’t want to be just another exchange: It wants to be the world’s first Bitcoin financial institution.
With Rising Interest in Plan B Services, River Financial Raises $5.7 Million

Bitcoin-only financial services company River Financial has seen significant growth this year, attributed to unprecedented central bank stimulus.

The new free wallet service from Casa is built on its premium security technology while offering private key management education and encrypted recovery phrase storage.
Emphasizing User Friendliness With Sovereignty, Casa Launches Free Wallet

The new free wallet service from Casa is built on its premium security technology while offering private key management education and encrypted recovery phrase storage.

Project lead Daniel Buchner discusses ION, Microsoft’s open-source digital ID system built on Bitcoin.
ION, Microsoft’s Decentralized Identity System, Launches Beta On Bitcoin Mainnet

ION, a Microsoft-led decentralized identity system built on top of Bitcoin, has officially been moved to beta on Bitcoin’s mainnet today.

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.
The Human Rights Foundation Is Now Funding Bitcoin Privacy Development, Starting With CoinSwap

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.

there is an easy way to direct traditional investment toward bitcoin that many don’t know about. You can join the bitcoin revolution through a very familiar investment vehicle: your IRA
Yes, You Can Use An IRA For Bitcoin Investing

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Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 Released: What’s New

Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 cleans up the Bitcoin Core codebase, advances hardware wallet integration and strengthens network reliability, among other improvements.