Is Bitcoin Too Hard To Understand? – Bitcoin Magazine

Is Bitcoin Too Hard To Understand? I’ve spent a huge part of the last three years explaining Bitcoin to general audiences and the most common form of resistance I encounter is: “Bitcoin is too complicated. The masses will never understand it.” It’s a fair argument. Bitcoin is complicated and if you want to reach a competent understanding of the big picture then, at a minimum, you’d better get ready to learn about peer-to-peer networks, cryptography and the history of money. It’s for this reason that I find it bizarre when…

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‘It May Not Be Worth Owning Any Asset Other Than Bitcoin’

CEO and founder of Real Vision Raoul Pal says his “conviction levels” in Bitcoin are rising on a daily basis as he compares the crypto asset to traditional investments on various timescales. Applying economic cycle theory in a series of charts posted to Twitter on Aug. 6, the former Goldman Sachs fund manager stated that although many investors choose gold as an alternative to fiat, Bitcoin (BTC) has been the only asset in the world to “offset the growth of the G4 balance sheet.” The G4 refers to the Bank…

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Testimony From Craig Wright’s Ex-Wife Throws a Twist in the Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit

On June 30, a jury trial was scheduled for the notorious Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit on October 13. Now a recent filing from the plaintiffs notes that when Craig Wright’s ex-wife Lynn Wright recently testified, she revealed a number of interesting findings. Lawyers representing the Kleiman estate say her testimony brings the “infamous “Tulip Trust” into question and that it wasn’t a “‘blind trust’ as previously alleged.” In mid-July, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the deposition of Craig Wright’s current wife Ramona Watts and her understanding of how bitcoin private keys work.…

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Ethereum 2.0 Devs Discuss Medalla Issues as Network Stabilizes

Following the successful but imperfect launch of the Medalla testnet, the first community testnet for Ethereum 2.0, developers spoke on the issues and needed improvements highlighted by the event. In an Eth 2.0 Dev call held on Aug. 6, the network’s client developers discussed what initially went wrong. As Cointelegraph previously reported, it took some time for the Blockchain to achieve finality, with only 57% of the stake participating in consensus. Generally, 70% is the minimum for a network to be healthy, as outlined in a community explainer. Participation is…

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Casa Launches In-Wallet Purchasing – Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin custody solution provider Casa has announced today that it is offering in-wallet bitcoin purchases, allowing Casa App users to forgo exchanges when they add to their HODLings.  In a release shared with Bitcoin Magazine, Casa explained that users can make these purchases using Apple Pay or debit cards, which connect them to retail exchanges through a secure API provided by Wyre. Wyre offers similar services to other projects in the space, such as DropBit. Casa, which positions itself as a particularly security-conscious provider of private key management, noted that…

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Grayscale Ethereum Trust Files To Become An SEC Reporting Company

On August 6, Grayscale Ethereum Trust filed to become an SEC reporting company. Amidst the Ethereum (ETH) bull run, Grayscale Investments voluntarily decided to make its Ethereum Trust an SEC reporting company. The company’s best known investment product is a Bitcoin Trust that holds around 400,000 Bitcoin (BTC). Additionally, its Ethereum Trust currently has 1.9 million ETH in its possession. Together, this represents $746 million in assets under management. As with other Grayscale products, Coinbase is acting as a custodian. Grayscale noted that the filing is under review. If approved,…

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Bitcoin P2P Trading Soars in India as New Exchange Launches

Bitcoin P2P trading volume in India has been growing rapidly, hitting record highs over the past weeks. Meanwhile, a new P2P trading platform has launched in India as the crypto industry awaits the government’s decision on a cryptocurrency law. P2P Trading Volume Soars in India Peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin trading in India has been hitting all-time highs over the past weeks. The growth accelerated after the country’s supreme court quashed the circular by the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in March that banned banks from providing services to…

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Ethereum’s Rise is Speculative While Bitcoin’s Price Is Based on Fundamentals

In its August crypto outlook, Bloomberg remained unimpressed with Ethereum, calling its rally “speculative”. The publication contends, however, that Bitcoin’s (BTC) rise is based on solid ground: “Ethereum has extended last year’s highs and leaped to one of the top-performing major crypto assets in 2020, but we view its rally as more speculative vs. the favorable demand vs. supply conditions supporting Bitcoin.” Ethereum’s competition The report points out that Ethereum faces “plenty of competition from similar crypto platforms and about 6,000 tradable coins.” On the other hand, Bloomberg has remained…

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OKCoin Awards Marco Falke Bitcoin Developer Grant – Bitcoin Magazine

Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin announced today that the latest contribution from its Open-Source Developer Grant is going to Marco Falke, who has served as a Bitcoin Core maintainer since 2016 and is one of the most active contributors to Bitcoin’s code. “Marco’s work … focuses on making development more efficient,” Elaine Song, a member of OKCoin’s business operations team who is involved with the grant program, told Bitcoin Magazine. “He is the most active contributor to the Bitcoin code since 2017. He is presently dedicated to the improvement of Bitcoin’s test…

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