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Bitcoin has become nothing but the new Che Guevara T-shirt

The wonder of the universe is that it is always in motion and, because of this, that everything changes over time. So, anything can be something completely different tomorrow, just like that — no guarantees. Karl Marx expressed this brilliantly with the phrase “All that is solid melts into air.” The same occurred with Bitcoin (BTC), which over the years has undergone transformations, and from a cypherpunk idea, it has become a simple Che Guevara T-shirt. Be your own bank The following words, which Eric Hughes published in “A Cypherpunk’s…

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TNABC Miami’s Eighth Annual Conference Goes Virtual, Event Underscores Technology’s Important Role

On January 28-29, 2021, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) is preparing to kick off its eighth exhibition with another cryptocurrency and blockchain-focused event. The event organizers have lined up more speakers than ever, as this year’s TNABC is going to be 100% virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. TNABC’s creators say that this year has truly shown us all “how resilient a global crypto economy can be.” The North American Bitcoin Conference is coming back full throttle this year, as organizers say the team has curated a line-up…

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Did Grayscale push Bitcoin back up to the $40K mark?

Within 48 hours of Grayscale reopening its services to new investors on January 13, Bitcoin’s price shot up by almostd 20%, to once again hover just under the $40,000 mark.  During the same period, the institutional investment firm added 4,618 BTC to its portfolio at a current value of $182 million. Including last quarter’s intake of $3.3 billion, which is mostly BTC, Grayscale’s crypto portfolio sits at $27.6 billion. Bitcoin isn’t the only coin to see strong support since January 13 with the entire crypto market adding $137 billion to…

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The Sudden, Unexpected End of Crypto Tribalism – Bitcoin Magazine

“The lower the stakes, the more intense the dispute.”  Sayre’s Law The Narcissism Of Small Differences Bitcoin and the crypto world have enjoyed a phenomenal decade. Despite the fact that Bitcoin is perhaps the most disruptive technology to the status quo since the printing press, the powers-that-be have mostly left us alone. Sure, exchanges have been obliged to perform KYC measures, there’ve been a few darkmarket arrests, China banned Bitcoin a few times and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission went after some ICOs. But these regulatory responses are the…

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Bitcoin bulls buy BTC’s $35K support retest as altcoins push higher

Calls for Bitcoin (BTC) to rally above $40,000 were dashed as the top cryptocurrency hit a wall of resistance which sparked a sell-off in the early trading hours.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView show the price of BTC fell as low as $34,368 before rebounding to its current price of $37,300. Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360 It’s possible that the excitement surrounding the announcement of a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill from the incoming Biden administration quickly morphed into a buy the rumor, sell the news event as questions…

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New Jersey Gym Claims State Seized $173K From Bank, Owner Discusses Cryptocurrency Solutions With Tucker Carlson

On January 14, Ian Smith, the co-owner of the Atilis Gym in New Jersey appeared on Fox News with the news anchor, Tucker Carlson, and discussed his battle with the state of New Jersey’s coronavirus lockdown orders. Smith and his business partner have defied the state’s lockdown orders and remained open for months. The Bellmawr establishment has been fined $15k per day, as the company does not adhere to enforcing Covid-19 protocols. On Wednesday evening the state of New Jersey allegedly took action and seized $173,613 from the gym owner’s…

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Exploring Drivechain, A Miner-Secured Bitcoin Sidechain – Bitcoin Magazine

Listen To This Episode: In this episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,” hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost are once again joined by Ruben Somsen. The trio discussed Drivechain, a sidechain project spearheaded by Paul Sztorc. Sidechains are alternative blockchains, on which coins are pegged to bitcoin. This should make the sidechain coins interchangeable with bitcoin and therefore carry an equal value. In a way, sidechains let users “move” bitcoin across blockchains, where they are subject to different protocol rules, allowing for greater transaction capacity, more privacy and other…

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Gemini To Launch Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card – Bitcoin Magazine

Today, cryptocurrency exchange Gemini announced its plans to launch Gemini Credit Card, which will reward users with bitcoin back for purchases, later this year. The launch announcement follows Gemini’s acquisition of Blockrize, a fintech company that had already been working on such a product. Gemini has started a waitlist for early access to the credit card that will also include Blockrize’s more than 10,000 waitlist members. “By combining Gemini’s simple, reliable and safe platform with Blockrize’s rewards program, card holders will be able to seamlessly earn up to 3 percent…

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Timing is key as Bakkt secures NYSE listing

Digital assets marketplace Bakkt is set to go public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2021, which could pave the way for more cryptocurrency service providers to follow suit. The Intercontinental Exchange announced on Jan. 11 that its cryptocurrency marketplace Bakkt would soon be listed on the NYSE public stock market. This will be done through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings. The shell company will be used to merge with Bakkt in order for it to be listed on the stock market…

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