Celebrating Bitcoin Independence Day – Bitcoin Magazine

This article originally appeared in our Weekly Bits newsletter. If you want our news and analysis before anyone else, make sure you subscribe now! In my view, Bitcoin Independence Day is a holiday that says a lot about the BTC community. Its origins are highly technical and difficult to understand, the “independence” it celebrates refers to the developer community overcoming interests from industrialized miners and, ultimately, it’s a chance for Bitcoiners to reflect on the young history of the technology and engage in debate. To celebrate, Bitcoin Magazine hosted a day…

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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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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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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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BitBlockBoom Is Bringing Bitcoiners Back Together – Bitcoin Magazine

Gary Leland is hosting the third installment of the BitBlockBoom conference in Dallas, Texas on August 29, 2020. But this year’s event is decidedly different: this is set to be the first well-attended, in-person Bitcoin event held in the United States since the Covid-19 outbreak began. Because of the unique situation he’s in, Bitcoin Magazine wanted to check in with Gary and understand more about the preparations he’s making to ensure that BitBlockBoom is both a successful and safe event for everyone attending. Flip: I think you’re the first well-known…

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Bitcoin Black Friday 2020 Brings BTC Payments Back – Bitcoin Magazine

Before Bitcoin was a movement, it was a digital currency. While the store-of-value aspect of Bitcoin gets highlighted often, the permissionless payments side often doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. In 2012, Jon Holmquist embraced the Black Friday holiday in order to help Bitcoiners showcase the advantages of their favorite technology, launching BitcoinBlackFriday.com and hacking a mainstream cultural moment into a tool for Bitcoin adoption. In years past, thousands of merchants have participated in Bitcoin Black Friday, offering special discounts for those willing to pay in BTC. P2P marketplaces have…

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Human Rights Foundation Funds More Bitcoin Projects – Bitcoin Magazine

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is issuing grants to three more Bitcoin developers. JoinInbox creator Openoms, Zeus creator Evan Kaloudis and Fully Noded creator Fontaine will be gifted 1 bitcoin each, worth over $11,000 at the time of writing, making for a total of over $33,000. This marks the second round of grants from the Bitcoin Development Fund, HRF’s new fund to support Bitcoin projects. “HRF decided to acknowledge and support these three developers and their projects because they are all focusing on making Bitcoin technology more accessible. Usability is…

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How to mix your coins using the Best Bitcoin Mixer (Tumbler) in 2020 – Bitcoin Magazine

This is a promoted article provided by MyCryptoMixer If you bought 1 bitcoin (BTC) on March 17, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was roiling financial markets, you would have more than doubled your money by late July, when the value of bitcoin soared past $10,000. Some other cryptocurrency assets such as ether (ETH) and ripple (XRP) have also enjoyed favorable price outlook in recent weeks. Stock markets have shot up as well, but their performance pales in comparison to the best performing crypto assets. Ironically, even as cryptocurrencies gain a…

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Bitcoin Reddit Roundup – July 2020 – Bitcoin Magazine

Welcome to the second edition of Reddit Roundup by Nik and Flip of Bitcoin Magazine! This roundup contains 45 links to the best quality content that was uploaded to Bitcoin Reddit this month. Most links come from the popular r/bitcoin, but we also retrieved posts from other forums as well, such as r/BitcoinMining. In this roundup there are 10 different categories of links: Privacy, Adoption, Development, Security, Mining, Business, Education, Regulation & Politics, Archaeology (Financial Incumbents) and, last but not least, Memes, Fun, And Other. Big shoutout to Sam Wouter,…

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As USD Fails, Goldman Sachs Ignores Bitcoin – Bitcoin Magazine

This article originally appeared in our Weekly Bits newsletter. If you want our news and analysis before anyone else, make sure you subscribe now! This week, one of the world’s preeminent investment banking enterprises signalled some serious FUD against the U.S. dollar. “Combined with a record level of debt accumulation by the U.S. government, real concerns around the longevity of the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency have started to emerge,” the bank wrote in a correspondence with clients, according to multiple news reports. “The greater the deflationary concerns that policymakers…

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