July 2020

A consortium including CoinShares and Blockchain has launched a gold-backed token on a Bitcoin sidechain.
Goldman Sachs Warns Investors About Failing USD, But Points Them To The Wrong Safe Haven

Goldman Sachs told investors to hedge against the USD with gold, but bitcoin is a better safe haven asset.

The legacy U.K. bitcoin exchange Coinfloor is working to onboard Baby Boomers to BTC, an increasingly attractive investing choice for the generation.
Coinfloor Is Riding A Bullish Bitcoin Wave With Baby Boomers

The legacy U.K. bitcoin exchange Coinfloor is working to onboard Baby Boomers to BTC, an increasingly attractive investing choice for the generation.

Foundation Devices has hopes of providing sovereignty and privacy protection through a hardware technology stack, beginning with its new bitcoin wallet.
Foundation Devices Enters The Sovereign Hardware Game With Passport Bitcoin Wallet

Foundation Devices has hopes of providing sovereignty and privacy protection through a hardware technology stack, beginning with its new bitcoin wallet.

Expanding The Network of Bitcoin ATM
With Bitcoin ATMs, CoinFlip Is Banking The Unbanked

Promoted: CoinFlip maintains some of the lowest barriers to buying bitcoin for those who could use it most.

Though the CryptoForHealth Twitter hack spread the word about Bitcoin, it didn’t cast BTC in a flattering light.
Was The CryptoForHealth Twitter Hack Good For Bitcoin?

Though the CryptoForHealth Twitter hack spread the word about Bitcoin, it didn’t cast BTC in a flattering light.

BTCS Crypto Portfolio Expands Over 280% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Promoted: While many institutions struggled to recover from the market downturn in March, publicly-traded, blockchain-focused firm BTCS Inc. increased its portfolio.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has clarified that national banks can hold cryptocurrency keys, potentially ushering in a wave of new services from these financial institutions.
Treasury Bureau Declares National Banks Can Custody Crypto

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has clarified that national banks can hold cryptocurrency keys, potentially ushering in a wave of new services from these financial institutions.

As Taproot, the latest consensus protocol change, approaches activation, Bitcoin developers are asking how exactly the network should be upgraded.
BIP 8, BIP 9 or Modern Soft Fork Activation: How Bitcoin Could Upgrade Next

As Taproot, the latest consensus protocol change, approaches activation, Bitcoin developers are asking how exactly the network should be upgraded.

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Zap Announces $3.5 Million Seed Round

After rolling out its Strike app to public beta and partnering with Visa on a debit card, Lightning wallet provider Zap has announced a $3.5 million seed round.

Darknet Markets Can’t Live With or Without Bitcoin
As Analytics And Privacy Efforts Clash, Which Path Will Bitcoin Take?

Two pieces of Bitcoin news this week seemed to point toward conflicting trends in the space: blockchain analysis vs. new privacy methods.

Check out our video walkthrough on Unchained Capital’s Caravan tool for utilizing multisig bitcoin wallet security.
Video: How to Create a Multisig Wallet With Caravan By Unchained Capital

Check out our video walkthrough on Unchained Capital’s Caravan tool, enabling multisig bitcoin wallet security and better protecting your HODLings.

The team at Luxor has introduced Hashrate Index, a website featuring data that adds some transparency to the bitcoin mining industry.
Introducing Hashrate Index, An Online Tool For Bitcoin Mining Transparency

The team at Luxor has introduced Hashrate Index, a website featuring data that adds some transparency to the bitcoin mining industry.

Open Letter to Yannis Varoufakis
Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Yanis Varoufakis About Bitcoin

As a fan of former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis’ work, I wanted to bring him up to speed on some of the changes that have happened in Bitcoin.

Casa, Human Rights Foundation Partner For Bitcoin Education
How the Human Rights Foundation and Casa Hope to Improve Bitcoin Sovereignty Around the World

Casa announced that it will be working with the Human Rights Foundation to support the use of Bitcoin by freedom activists around the world.

Bitcoin held in self-custody runs on an entirely separate financial system than the traditional one, making it a systemic hedge.
Bitcoin: More Than an Inflation Hedge

Bitcoin held in self-custody runs on an entirely separate financial system than the traditional one, making it a systemic hedge.

Casa to MyNode Conversion
Video: How To Install MyNode on Your Old Casa Node

Casa is no longer supporting its hardware with ongoing updates.
Watch this video from Nik Hoffman in getting MyNode running on a Casa node.

Strike Launches Public Beta
Zap’s Strike Moves to Public Beta

Strike is an application that allows you to transact with Lightning payments with just a debit card or bank account. But, here’s the secret sauce: instead of having to buy bitcoin to load up your Lightning channels, users on Strike never touch BTC.

Bitcoin 2021 Announcement
Bitcoin 2020 Is Moving to 2021 in Los Angeles!

The Bitcoin 2020 conference is officially moving to April 30–May 1 in sunny Los Angeles, California, with Nick Szabo and Tony Hawk headlining!

Reddit Roundup - June 2020
Reddit Roundup – June 2020

This contains 50 links to most of the best quality content that was uploaded to Reddit for this month. Most links come from the popular r/bitcoin, but we also retrieved posts from other one as well such as r/BitcoinMining.