@Jack (Twitter/Square CEO) just took the LNtrustchain torch (and forwarded it to Elizabeth Stark)
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Bitcoin and collapsing economies: Venezuela records higher trade volume on LocalBitcoins than US
February 05, 2019 10:40 PM Venezuela and Colombia traded 11,208 BTCs through the p2p exchange platform LocalBitcoins during the month of January 2019. According to Coin Dance figures, these two Latin American countries reached, for the second consecutive month, more than 80% of the exchange volume in the region. In total, Venezuela and Colombia account for 84.74% of BTC trade through LocalBitcoins in Latin America. The dominance of both nations increased by 2.95% over December 2018. Venezuela traded 8,319 bitcoins in recent weeks, 1.64% more than the previous month, when it reached the 8,182 BTC milestone. Thus, traders of bitcoins in bolivars continue to top the regional list for the third consecutive month.
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Specs for new trustless non-pegged sidechains
February 04, 2019 11:06 PM GitHub is home to over 28 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together. Use Git or checkout with SVN using the web URL. If nothing happens, download GitHub Desktop and try again. If nothing happens, download GitHub Desktop and try again. If nothing happens, download Xcode and try again. If nothing happens, download the GitHub extension for Visual Studio and try again. Dr Maxim Orlovsky, BICA Labs & Pandora Project NB: This protocol draft is the work in progress. Feel free to propose PR's and discuss using GitHub issues Typhon is Bitcoin second-layer technology ? the same kind as the Lightning network. You can think of it as of massively-scalable multiparty payment channels. The protocol defines the process of sidechain formation and operations on top of the main Bitcoin blockchain. It is censorship-resistant, permissionless and agnostic to the particular consensus and blockchain formation protocol used by sidechain implementations.
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Times of Israel article reads, "There was no immediate reply from Bitcoin
February 04, 2019 10:26 AM GAZA CITY ? Hamas, which has fought three wars with Israel and faces financial isolation, called on supporters Tuesday to send funds via Bitcoin. A spokesman for the Palestinian terror group?s military wing sent out a message calling for support to be sent in the virtual currency. ?Support the resistance financially through the Bitcoin currency,? it said, adding the exact mechanism would be announced later. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip and seeks to destroy Israel, is considered a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States, the European Union and others.
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Attack surface on bitcoin is shrinking: Taproot to increase privacy and fungibility of BTC
February 03, 2019 11:47 PM Taproot is designed to significantly increase Bitcoin?s privacy. This approach relies on multi-signatures, to be exact, on Schnorr multisigs. Worried about price trends, ETFs and the rift between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, people forget that Bitcoin is also evolving technically. Beyond these public debates, the developers have not only activated Segregated Witness or advanced the Lightning Network. They are working on things like Smart Contracts, Tokenized Assets or privacy on the Bitcoin blockchain. The latter is something very important. On the one hand, privacy is essentially one of the ideals of the cypher punks, on the other hand, it is only through this that the fungibility of Bitcoin can be increased. Even Bitcoin maximalists have to admit that crypto currencies like Monero that rely on anonymity are currently ahead of the game. It is understandable that the Bitcoin community wants to catch up here.
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7 Reasons Why That New Bitcoin Stablecoin Sounds Like Junk
February 02, 2019 5:08 AM A new Ethereum token called ?Wrapped Bitcoin? just launched Thursday. The purpose of the new cryptocurrency is to enable Bitcoin users to ?participate in Ethereum smart contracts natively on the Ethereum blockchain.? Last October Bitcoin custody company BitGo announced a partnership with Kyber Network and Republic Protocol to launch Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), a token on the Ethereum blockchain that acts as a 1-to-1 token backed by Bitcoin reserves. In a blog post announcing the new token BitGo stated: ?WBTC users will be able to utilize Bitcoin in a wide variety of new decentralized use cases, including on decentralized exchanges (DEXs), as collateral for stable coins or lending, for payments and flexible smart contracts within the Ethereum ecosystem.?
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CBOE VanEck Bitcoin ETF has been resubmitted to the SEC
February 01, 2019 2:19 AM After the VanEck Solid X Bitcoin ETF was pulled from consideration during the US government shutdown speculation regarding why ran its way through crypto circles around the world. Was it headed for an obvious denial based on the US government shutdown? Was it headed for a denial simply on the merits? Neither question was answered, but VanEck wasted little time in resubmitting the ?rule change? connected to its Solid X partnership Bitcoin ETF. As shown below, the resubmission occurred yesterday: http://cdn.cboe.com/resources/regulation/rule_filings/pending/2019/SR-CboeBZX-2019-004.pdf The newly minted submission was announced by VanEck?s Digital Asset Director/Strategist Gabor Gurbacs, a fierce defender of the product and the crypto ecosystem itself.
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Bitcoin Graveyard or Bitcoin Obituaries 2
January 31, 2019 9:57 PM The Bitcoin Graveyard was created for two reasons: 1. Dispel FUD on the notion that Bitcoin is dead. 2. Show the world the power of the Lightning Network ?? by allowing people to buy flowers to lay next to any tombstone and also leave a note of condolence. Price per flower is only 1000 satoshi or 0.01 mBTC or $ Get the real Bitcoin BCH and stay safe! Love this graveyard ? pure FUD out there and this just goes to show it. Left 10 flowers ? Long live BTC! Crypto and Bitcoin are great! Want to support the space and enjoy coffee? Check out HodlFuel! Nice. You guys rule. Can you do something for XRP too?
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Reminder: Stefan Molyneux predicts Blockstream takeover of Bitcoin (from 2014)
January 31, 2019 5:45 PM The original video was published in 2014: https://youtu.be/tXBwcedQuQ0?t=11m38s
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Venezuela Finds Out the Hard Way That Only Bitcoin is Unconfiscatable
January 31, 2019 11:04 AM Reading: Venezuela Finds Out the Hard Way That Only Bitcoin is Unconfiscatable Esther Kim | Jan 31, 2019 | 03:00 Esther Kim | Jan 31, 2019 | 03:00 The ongoing political turmoil in Venezuela continues to intrigue Bitcoin figures, following the Bank of England blocking access to the country?s gold reserves in favor of US-backed interim president Juan Guaidó. Venezuela, whose citizens have begun turning to Bitcoin en masse in the face of million-percent inflation, capital, and migration controls, appears to be on the cusp of regime change. Guaidó, who has said he is now the country?s president, has faced multiple challenges to his authority from the established government and international allies such as Russia.
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The reports of bitcoin environmental damage are garbage
January 31, 2019 9:43 AM I have a background in electricity, from when I was an investment banker. I worked in a Natural Resources & Power group for about 8 years and modelled electricity systems and assets in the UK and China in the context of acquisitions, capital raisings, restructurings, and regulatory submissions. One of the banks that I worked for was HSBC, in their emerging markets M&A team, and I know China well. The models, created in groups, were used to support perhaps $4?5 billion equivalent of transactions, including public tender offers, acquisition finance, syndicated loans, and bond sales. The only time I went back to my old business school for course work was for modules offered by Decision Sciences, one of which was an in-depth power systems dynamics course. The financial models were built using @Risk statistical software to apply a distribution shape to inputs. When I left investment banking, I purchased (with partners) an electricity business in Italy that had eight run-of-river hydro plants and two CCGT facilities.
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You can now host files on IPFS thanks to Bitcoin Cash
January 31, 2019 4:44 AM
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IMF Chief Praises Ripple, Says Banks Will Be 'Cannibalized' By Emerging Technology
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How Bitcoin Could Help Iran Undermine U
January 30, 2019 12:00 PM TEHRAN ? Stepping from a car into a muddy industrial site in the Iranian desert, a 22-year old European Bitcoin investor raised his voice to be heard over the roar of a gas-fired generator. His Iranian counterparts ? a bespectacled information-technology specialist, a self-described ??hard-core Bitcoiner?? and the businessman running the site ? walked their foreign visitor over to gray shipping containers containing thousands of small computers. When completed and connected to the power grid, the computers would help process a cryptocurrency that, in theory at least, could enable Iran to evade United States sanctions.
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Brian Hoffman: "Surely @blockstream will get blasted by the community for supporting shitcoins"
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Bitcoin ABC - Release v0
January 29, 2019 9:57 PM Create your free GitHub account today to subscribe to this repository for new releases and build software alongside 28 million developers. jasonbcox released this Jan 29, 2019 Bitcoin ABC version 0.18.7 is now available from: https://download.bitcoinabc.org/0.18.7/ This release includes the following features and fixes:
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Trezor and Gray Release Corazon Series Luxury Hardware Wallets
January 29, 2019 1:55 PM On Jan. 16, hardware wallet manufacturer Satoshilabs, the creator of the Trezor line of cryptocurrency devices, announced its latest partnership with the mechanical artistry and design company Gray. The luxury designer is well known for its mobile collections like Zyra and Alter Ego and the two companies have now released a ?luxury? aerospace-grade titanium hardware wallet series called Corazon. Also Read: A Look at Some of the ?Next Generation? Bitcoin Mining Rigs Available Today The Singapore-based manufacturer that creates custom Apple and Android mobile phone cases, Gray International, has partnered with the cryptocurrency company Satoshilabs. On Wednesday, the two businesses revealed a luxury grade series of hardware wallets called Corazon. The new devices are CNC machined using aerospace grade titanium that can withstand far more damage than traditional plastic and aluminum devices. The Corazon wallets are based on the Trezor Core firmware used in the company?s Trezor model T series. Just like a model T, the unit comes with a USB connector (type C to type A) and two recovery seed cards. The new designer series Corazon model also serves as a password manager and a universal second-factor (U2F) token device as well.
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The Anatomy Of A Breakout
January 29, 2019 3:51 AM Analysing breakout patterns is used as a market strategy for many investors in the cryptocurrency space. A breakout occurs when, after many attempts by the seller to lower the price of the coin, they agree to sell at the buyer?s higher price. This then causes the price of a coin breaks through a key resistance level, which is the level at which the price of a coin is impeded by an overwhelming level of supply. At this level, investors are unwilling to pay a higher price for the coin. When a breakout occurs, the price of the coin generally spikes upwards, as investors realise that the price of the coin can rise higher.
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@satoshilite: Fungibility is the only property of sound money that is missing from Bitcoin & Litecoin
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