October 2020

Video: What Is Utreexo And What Could It Mean For Bitcoin?

Bitcoin nodes would benefit if the UTXO set could be stored in a more compact format. This is the promise of Utreexo.

De Nederlandsche Bank, the Dutch central bank, has announced that local cryptocurrency firms will soon come under its direct supervision.
Avanti Bank Launches

Avanti Bank has been granted a bank charter in Wyoming and will offer a tokenized USD on Liquid.

People whose local financial systems are failing through no fault of their own are increasingly turning to bitcoin and driving prices to new highs.
From Brazil To Turkey, Bitcoin Prices Hit All-Time Highs Around The World

People whose local financial systems are failing through no fault of their own are increasingly turning to bitcoin and driving prices to new highs.

Video: Printing Is The Plague, Bitcoin Is The Cure

Thib Maréchal discusses the history of money printing and how Bitcoin offers humanity a solution to this great plague.

Berlin’s Room77 offered Bitcoiners a place to meet, drink and pay in BTC. Even though it closed this month, its memory will live on.
Remembering Room77, Bitcoin’s Favorite Bar

Berlin’s Room77 offered Bitcoiners a place to meet, drink and pay in BTC. Even though it closed this month, its memory will live on.

Video: Wasabi, Crypto Anarchy And Freedom W/ Max Hillebrand

Max Hillebrand, a member of the Bitcoin privacy research group zkSNACKs, discusses Wasabi Wallet and crypto anarchy.

Knapsack mixing offers efficiency and privacy improvements over equal-amount bitcoin mixing.
How Bitcoin Mixers Help Protect Privacy

Promoted: Bitcoin mixers help users obscure their transaction histories and protect their identities.

By comparing bitcoin’s available for trade vs. traditional markets, it’s apparent that the digital asset is much more mature than many think.
Bitcoin Is A Mature Asset

By comparing bitcoin’s available for trade vs. traditional markets, it’s apparent that the digital asset is much more mature than many think.

The potential future upgrade “Assume UTXO” offers new Bitcoin Core users a speedy solution to get up to speed with the network.
Video: Sync Bitcoin Faster! Assume UTXO

The potential future upgrade “Assume UTXO” offers new Bitcoin Core users a speedy solution to get up to speed with the network.

NVK, creator of bitcointreasuries.org, sees corporate bitcoin allocation as not just a good thing for these companies. It benefits every Bitcoiner.
As Corporations Build Bitcoin Treasuries, We All Win

NVK, creator of bitcointreasuries.org, sees corporate bitcoin allocation as not just a good thing for these companies. It benefits every Bitcoiner.

The news that PayPal is giving more than 300 million users access to bitcoin is bullish. But it’s not empowering them to truly control their funds.
PayPal Brings Users To Bitcoin, But Not The Bitcoin Network

The news that PayPal is giving more than 300 million users access to bitcoin is bullish. But it’s not empowering them to truly control their funds.

Paul Puey talks about buying bitcoin on the Edge mobile wallet and tackles key issues related to Bitcoin privacy.
Franklin Templeton Join Series A For Institutional Bitcoin Custody Provider Curv

Curv credited a recent announcement from a U.S. Treasury bureau with growing interest in crypto assets from financial institutions.

The Feminist Coalition, a Nigerian advocacy group, found their protest fundraising restricted by legacy financial channels. So it turned to Bitcoin.
Nigerian Aid Group Finds Sovereign Lifeline In Bitcoin

The Feminist Coalition, a Nigerian advocacy group, found its protest fundraising restricted by legacy financial channels. So it turned to Bitcoin.

Introducing The Best Of Bitcoin Magazine

To help showcase our history of telling Bitcoin’s best stories, we’ve compiled a new resource: the Best of Bitcoin Magazine.

Video: The Fed Considers CBDCs And Bretton Woods 2.0

The IMF panel on cross-border payments was a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) discussion in disguise, headlined by Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Privacy & security - PayPal Wins Patent for Ransomware Detection Solution
PayPal Introduces Ability To Buy, Sell And Hold Bitcoin

PayPal will allow users to buy, sell and hold bitcoin directly from their PayPal accounts, a significant boon for adoption.

Despite mixed developments, a lawmaker in India has confirmed that the country has no cryptocurrency ban.
The Rush To Own India’s Bitcoin Market Is Back On

The overturning of India’s cryptocurrency ban has made the market a focal point for Bitcoin projects, with outside capital looking to take advantage.

In this episode of Bitcoin In Asia, BlockBridge Consulting’s Nishant Sharma discusses how fresh competition is changing the bitcoin mining market.
Video: Fresh Competition Is Shaping The Bitcoin Mining Hardware And Pool Landscape

In this episode of Bitcoin In Asia, BlockBridge Consulting’s Nishant Sharma discusses how fresh competition is changing the bitcoin mining market.

Using the Composite Bitcoin Energy Index (CBEI), we can determine how much electrical power Bitcoin draws and how much electrical energy it has used.
Introducing CBEI: A New Way To Measure Bitcoin Network Electrical Consumption

Using the Composite Bitcoin Energy Index (CBEI), we can determine how much electrical power Bitcoin draws and how much electrical energy it has used.

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado: Bitcoin Core 0.21 Supports Tor V3

On this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors discuss one of the biggest releases in Bitcoin’s history: Bitcoin Core 0.21.

The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Bitcoin investor whose private data was collected by the IRS without warrant.
New Civil Liberties Alliance Challenges IRS Collection Of Private Crypto Investment Data

The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Bitcoin investor whose private data was collected by the IRS without warrant.

Taproot, a BTC protocol upgrade designed to improve flexibility and transaction privacy, has merged into Bitcoin Core, as a part of the 0.21.0 release.
Taproot Merged Into Bitcoin Core

Taproot, a BTC protocol upgrade designed to improve flexibility and transaction privacy, has merged into Bitcoin Core.

Although its parent exchange is facing legal trouble, BitMEX’s research arm has published a novel report on the vulnerability of brain wallets.
Despite Legal Turmoil, BitMEX Research Shows Us How Not To Use Brain Wallets

Although its parent exchange is facing legal trouble, BitMEX’s research arm has published a novel report on the vulnerability of brain wallets.

Humanity cannot advance forward unless we solve the problem of money printing, and Bitcoin actually fixes this.
Lies, Deception And Unnatural Money

Humanity cannot advance forward unless we solve the problem of money printing, and Bitcoin actually fixes this.