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Lightning Torch video
This is the follow up to my first LN Trust Chain video. With the amount of attention this project has received, I thought it would be helpful to add a bit more narrative. There was so much more I wanted to do with this, but I set a rather unrealistic deadline for myself (which I met!). Thanks for all of the encouragement and shout out to all current and future #LNTrustChain participants! You guys rock! ------------------- Resources: Official Unofficial Site: -------------------- The LN Trust Chain is a community event where brave and #reckless Twitter users have been paying forward lightning-powered transactions to fellow users in a casual queue. After receiving funds from the previous participant, the current torch-bearer adds 10,000 satoshis to the previous total before sending a payment to the next person in line. ------------------- Music: Artificial - Gold
February 10, 2019 12:58 AM

SEC Commissioner: Bitcoin ETF Will "Eventually" Be Approved - Nylusion
SEC commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. believes that a Bitcoin exchange traded fund will eventually satisfy the commission?s standards. The Securities and Exchange Commission has so far denied and delayed all Bitcoin ETF applications they have received. Eventually, do I think someone will satisfy the standards that we?ve laid out there? I hope so, yes, and I think so In an interview, Jackson stated that a number of cryptocurrency-based applications await the agency?s decision. He would not speculate on whether they will be approved or even when. SEC chairman Jay Clayton however, doesn?t see a pathway for a Bitcoin or cryptocurrency ETF to be approved until concerns of market manipulation are addressed.
February 09, 2019 10:01 AM

13% of Shoppers Want to Buy Bitcoin Using Amazon
A recently conducted survey revealed that 13% of Amazon users would be comfortable buying Bitcoin (BTC) using the e-commerce platform. The survey was conducted by a few days ago. The same percentage of individuals answered that they would also be comfortable purchasing drugs and medical marijuana using Amazon. Virtual currencies expanded all over the world during the last years. As they grew and reached new individuals, services related to them have also been created. In order to purchase virtual currencies, it is possible to go to a Bitcoin ATM, use an exchange platform or just buy from another person.
February 09, 2019 1:21 AM

Bitcoin Hashrate Hits 3-Month High
Reading: Bitcoin Hashrate Hits 3-Month High: Is BTC Price Next? Georgi Georgiev | Feb 08, 2019 | 09:00 Georgi Georgiev | Feb 08, 2019 | 09:00 Bitcoin hashrate, the computing power of the network, has hit levels last seen in November 2018. Bitmain-operated hashrate, however, has hit its lowest point in the last 16 months.  As of yesterday, February 7th, Bitcoin hashrate has hit over 50 quintillion hashes per second according to data from The last time the computing power of Bitcoin?s network saw these levels was in November 2018. The rise in hashrate translates into new miners joining the network as the mining difficulty has dropped for the first time in 2019 by about 1.5 percent at the end of January.
February 08, 2019 8:08 PM

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is Bullish for Bitcoin
Reading: Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?s Green New Deal is Bullish for Bitcoin Esther Kim | Feb 08, 2019 | 11:00 Esther Kim | Feb 08, 2019 | 11:00 US presidential hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has unwittingly outed herself as a Bitcoin bull after declaring money printing would form part of her fiscal policy. In an interview with NPR Feb. 7, Ocasio-Cortez detailed her stance on monetary policy, as well as how she intended to finance the social and economic projects she plans. The funding, she said, would necessarily have to come from other sources beyond taxation, having proposed a 70 percent income tax on the super-rich.
February 08, 2019 7:09 PM

CVE-2018 20587 Advisory and Full Disclosure (Bitcoin Core & Knots, on multiuser systems)
CVE-2018?20587 is an Incorrect Access Control vulnerability that affects all currently released versions of Bitcoin Core, including the latest 0.17.1 (and probably future releases too), as well as Bitcoin Knots prior to 0.17.1.knots20181229. You may be affected by this issue if you have the RPC service enabled (default, with the headless bitcoind), and other users have access to run their own services on the same computer (either local or remote access). If you are the only user of the computer running your node, you are not affected. If you use the GUI but have not enabled the RPC service, you are not affected.
February 08, 2019 3:44 PM

The @lightning app iPhone Testflight is now public
Help developers test beta versions of their apps using the TestFlight app. Download TestFlight on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. To test beta versions of apps using TestFlight, you?ll need to receive an invitation email from the developer or get access to a public invitation link, and have a device that you can use to test. Internal testers. Members of the developer?s team in App Store Connect can participate as internal testers and will have access to all builds of the app. External testers. Anyone can participate as an external tester and will have access to builds that the developer makes available to them. A developer can invite you to test with an invitation email or a public invitation link. An Apple ID is not required. If you are part of the developer?s team in App Store Connect, you can be added as an external tester if you aren?t already an internal tester.
February 08, 2019 8:41 AM

The plot to revive Mt
It was the Lehman Brothers of blockchain: 850,000 Bitcoin disappeared when cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox imploded in 2014 after a series of hacks. The incident cemented the industry?s reputation as frighteningly insecure. Now a controversial crypto celebrity named Brock Pierce is trying to get the Mt. Gox flameout?s 24,000 victims their money back and build a new company from the ashes. Pierce spoke to TechCrunch for the first interview about Gox Rising ? his plan to reboot the Mt. Gox brand and challenge Coinbase and Binance for the title of top cryptocurrency exchange. He claims there?s around $630 million and 150,000 Bitcoin waiting in the Mt. Gox bankruptcy trust, and Pierce wants to solve the legal and technical barriers to getting those assets distributed to their rightful owners.
February 08, 2019 6:53 AM

The Looming Financial Crisis: What Will Happen To Bitcoin - HackerNoon
You may have noticed that I have been MIA for the past few weeks, but fear not, I am still hanging around (although very busy!) and have been involved in the Cryptocurrency space as much as ever. In the midst of the Great Recession (the economic downturn during the late 2000s and early 2010s), Satoshi Nakamoto released the now-famous paper, ?Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System?. Satoshi proposed ?a purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash that would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution?. It is widely accepted that Satoshi was unhappy with the economic situation at the time (centralized financial institutions, bank bail-outs, etc.) which led to the inception of Bitcoin (in 2008) with its networking ?going live? on 3rd of January in 2009. The first block (genesis block) included the following message ?The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks?, taking aim at Alistair Darling who was preparing a £500Bn rescue package for UK Banks.
February 07, 2019 7:27 PM

#TipsInBitcoin a movement to spread crypto awareness: The Accointing team started with Guatemala
Accointing Website: #TipsInBitcoin a movement we want to create to educate people about Bitcoin by giving $BTC as tips. We took the chance to show the purpose of decentralized money to a small cooperative in San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala. The idea was to show the concept of Bitcoin and how in the future, the community of San Juan La Laguna will not only be able to purchase products in a peer to peer manner, but also be their own bank. Through this they will no longer have to deal with the large barriers to opening up a bank account in this banking system. PS. If you would like to bring some joy to Erica and Elizabeth please feel free to tip them in BTC as well. Here is the proof of my transaction to them. Their ? address is: 1GLmGY7UZAe6vGprKdQCC5s4ayFdpmuMoM
February 06, 2019 9:15 PM

FinancialFox: 'Bitcoin is not a bubble, it is the pin to burst the crypto bubble' - Crypto News
#FinancialFox Crypto expert Ajeet Khurana, CEO India crypto exchange ZebPay, talks to PR and Crypto Guru Stefania Barbaglio. The Leapfrogging aspect of new technologies has enormous power. Cryptocurrencies are overcoming the limitations of traditional money and financial markets. Decentralised blockchains are here to stay and are developing a new paradigm of decentralised economy and marketplace where tokenisation of digital assets and exchanges will transform the world economy. Bitcoin is the most adopted and established cryptocurrency and there are a few other followers with great use cases and qualities. Worldwide adoption is inevitable.
February 06, 2019 9:31 AM

Twitter CEO/Co-Founder asked how much Bitcoin he owns
The Twitter CEO and Co-Founder has been a long-time supporter of Bitcoin and blockchain technology and today he revealed the only cryptocurrency he owns is Bitcoin. During a twitter conversation about the Lighting Torch experiment, Twitter user ?Thomson? (@ThomsonCrypto) asked; ?Jack, which all coins/tokons (sic) you holding? ?I only have bitcoin,? replied Dorsey. I only have bitcoin ? jack (@jack) February 5, 2019 Soon after the exchange above, this question was put to Dorsey by Bloomberg News Reporter Salina Wang (@Selina_y_wang): ?Enough,? Dorsey promptly responded. ? jack (@jack) February 5, 2019
February 06, 2019 5:57 AM

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