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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.

As SIM swapping has become more prevalent, those holding bitcoin are increasingly susceptible to attack. So how should you protect yourself?
The Rise of SIM Swapping: How and Why Bitcoiners Need to Protect Themselves

As SIM swapping has become more prevalent, those holding bitcoin are increasingly susceptible to attack. So how should you protect yourself?

When bitcoin moons, you’re going to want to protect your holdings and yourself. So, here are the market’s best available Bitcoin citadel spots.
The 7 Safest Havens for Establishing Your Bitcoin Citadel

Building the ultimate sovereignty

Keep Your Bitcoin Safe by Making Security a Habit
Keep Your Bitcoin Safe by Making Security a Habit

In spite of our best efforts to keep our bitcoin safe, most failures can be chalked up to bad security habits and/or insecure configuration of accounts.

The Blockstream Satellite network lets Bitcoiners send messages and transactions into and back from space, bypassing censorship and technical limits.
The Blockstream Satellite Network: Maintaining Bitcoin Sovereignty in Space

The Blockstream Satellite network lets Bitcoiners send messages and transactions into and back from space, bypassing censorship and technical limits.

Zap’s Olympus would have let users buy bitcoin with fiat on the Lightning Network. A new feature called Strike changes how this will be done.
With Strike, Zap Rethinks Its Olympus Fiat-to-Bitcoin Feature

Zap’s Olympus would have let users buy bitcoin with fiat on the Lightning Network. A new feature called Strike changes how this will be done.

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Cryptocurrency Taxes in the UK: What You Need to Know

U.K. tax returns are due on January 31 and HMRC is scrutinizing bitcoin and cryptocurrency transactions. Are your crypto tax returns up-to-date?

Knapsack mixing offers efficiency and privacy improvements over equal-amount bitcoin mixing.
Do CoinJoin Mixes Really Require Equal Transaction Amounts for Privacy? Part Two: Knapsack

Knapsack mixing offers efficiency and privacy improvements over equal-amount bitcoin mixing.

As British tax department HMRC seeks to track all bitcoin transactions, security experts Nopara73 and Paul Puey weigh in on Bitcoin privacy.
Maintaining Transaction Privacy in the Age of Government Blockchain Analysis

Bitcoiners will have a harder time protecting their privacy

Payswap, from pseudonymous developer “ZmnSCPxj,” offers a simple-yet-effective trick to confuse blockchain analysis and obscure bitcoin transactions.
How Payswap Can Confuse Blockchain Analysts, Benefiting Bitcoin Privacy for All

Payswap, from pseudonymous developer “ZmnSCPxj,” offers a simple-yet-effective trick to confuse blockchain analysis and obscure bitcoin transactions.

According to Chainalysis, 2019 saw a rise in cryptocurrency exchange attacks, with hackers getting better at dodging security and obscuring loot.
2019 Saw Most Exchange Attacks Ever, With Hackers Becoming More Savvy

According to Chainalysis, 2019 saw a rise in cryptocurrency exchange attacks, with hackers getting better at dodging security and obscuring loot.

The Federal Reserve has funneled roughly $500 billion into the repo market in a program that was scheduled to end in October 2019.
The Fed Has Pumped $500 Billion Into the Repo Market. Where Does It End?

In September 2019, the interest rate for the overnight money market surged to 10%.

The Billfodl Multishard is a two-of-three stainless steel recovery seed storage device that allows you to split your seed into three shards.
Video: Reviewing the Billfodl Multishard

The Billfodl Multishard is a two-of-three stainless steel recovery seed storage device that allows you to split your seed into three shards.

The HTC Exodus 1s is a pioneering device offering great value, but limits in its Bitcoin focus and full node capabilities leave room for improvement.
Review: HTC Exodus 1s, the Full Bitcoin Node Smartphone

The HTC Exodus 1s is a pioneering device offering great value, but limits in its Bitcoin focus and full node capabilities leave room for improvement.

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The Kindest Cut: Why the 2020 Bitcoin Halvening Is the Most Important Yet

The Bitcoin halvening of 2020 may give bitcoin economically incontestable reasons to become a legitimately competitive store of value.

Tamás Blummer, a Bitcoin developer since 2012 and founder of groundbreaking Bitcoin projects, reportedly passed away after a long fight with cancer.
Remembering Tamás Blummer, Pioneering Bitcoin Developer

Tamás Blummer, a Bitcoin developer since 2012 and founder of groundbreaking Bitcoin projects, reportedly passed away after a long fight with cancer.

Bitcoin Researcher Drums Up Academic Interest in Erlay Protocol
Bitcoin Researcher Drums Up Academic Interest in Erlay Protocol

Naumenko’s presentation on Erlay at ACM was a rare example of Bitcoin research being discussed at a conference not specifically related to blockchain tech.

A new mixing protocol called CashFusion challenges the assumption that CoinJoins require equal amounts for the mix to be effective.
Do CoinJoins Really Require Equal Transaction Amounts for Privacy? Part One: CashFusion

A new mixing protocol called CashFusion challenges the assumption that CoinJoins require equal amounts for the mix to be effective.

Through the #BitcoinIsSafe, #WasabiIsSafe campaign, the Wasabi Wallet team wants to keep Bitcoin Core from being flagged by antivirus software.
Wasabi Wallet Launches #BitcoinIsSafe Campaign to Counter Erroneous Antivirus Detections

Through the #BitcoinIsSafe, #WasabiIsSafe campaign, the Wasabi Wallet team wants to keep Bitcoin Core from being flagged by antivirus software.

Local nonprofit Bitcoin Beach is creating a circular bitcoin economy for two coastal villages in El Salvador where a banking alternative didn’t exist.
On the Coast of El Salvador, Bitcoin Is Becoming the Standard

Inside a circular economy built on bitcoin