Monthly Archives: March 2021

Bitcoin Unleashes The Sovereign Individual

“Bitcoin unlocks financial sovereignty, but its ideals and technology pave the road for the possibility of a fully-sovereign individual.” Are people actually able to govern themselves? Well, the likely answer to that question from most people you ask would be a resounding no. After all, most would agree that humans are too blinded by their own self interests to be able to create a peaceful and just society without some form of regulation. As a result of this being the widely-held belief, throughout human history we have […]

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BlackRock SEC filings show $360K gained from Bitcoin futures

The filing from the regulatory body comes after BlackRock chief investment officer Rick Rieder said the firm had “started to dabble” in crypto. A filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission shows BlackRock Financial Management’s Bitcoin futures contracts have appreciated significantly this year. According to BlackRock’s monthly portfolio investments report released by the SEC today, the firm held 37 Bitcoin futures contracts issued through the Chicago Mercantile Exchange which expired on March 26. The contracts appreciated by $360,457. The gains from the Bitcoin (BTC) futures represent […]

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PARSIQ’s IQ Protocol Launches, Powering the Tokenized-SaaS Ecosystem of the Future

PRESS RELEASE. PARSIQ launches its highly anticipated IQ Protocol – the first risk-free collateral-less decentralized finance protocol built specifically for the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market. 31st March 2021, Tallinn, Estonia – PARSIQ has launched their revolutionary IQ Protocol on testnet (Ethereum) – a decentralized finance (DeFi) solution for the SaaS market. IQ Protocol is the world’s first risk-free, collateral-less DeFi protocol to tokenize SaaS subscriptions in the DeFi space with a circular economy. IQ Protocol features several standard DeFi services, including staking, lending, and borrowing. The launch marks […]

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Interview: Surfing, Construction And Bitcoin With Surfer Jim

Surfer Jim joined “Meet The Taco Plebs” to discuss his rabbit hole journey and how Bitcoin builds trust. Watch This Episode On YouTube Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Libsyn For this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s “Meet The Taco Plebs,” I was joined by Surfer Jim (@surferjimw), a principled and hardworking pleb. We started off this conversation with Jim sharing how he found Bitcoin and fell down the rabbit hole. He talked about his childhood and how he was always an entrepreneur and builder. He liked to […]

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Focus on NFTs and interoperability pushes Icon (ICX), Ark and Axie Infinity higher

Projects focused on NFTs and cross-chain transactions continue to undergo explosive rallies as investors sharpen their focus on the sector. High levels of excitement continue to surround all things NFT-related as nonfungible art, collectibles and new business models built on the nascent sector attract a diverse array of investors.  In addition to the development of lucrative secondary markets for NFT listings and sales, crypto projects that are focused on NFTs, DeFi and cross-chain interoperability have also seen their native tokens rally significantly. Three projects that fit in […]

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Indian crypto users suspect Flipkart’s Bitcoin announcement is an April Fools joke

True or not, the timing of the announcement is suspect given many companies’ apparent fondness for pranking customers on April 1. Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company by sales, has said it will be accepting Bitcoin payments in what many suspect is an April Fools’ Day prank. In an announcement on Twitter today at 11:30 pm India Standard Time, Flipkart said it would be accepting Bitcoin (BTC) “as a convenient mode of payment” for its online marketplace. However, many users have refused to accept the e-commerce company’s seemingly […]

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Life on the Run- An Insiders Look at John McAfee on the Run

I opened my Telegram and noticed I had way more messages than usual. I knew something was askew. The headers of the messages were all very similar, “John McAfee just called you an idiot on Twitter.” Here we go I muttered under my breath as I further investigated what all the hype was about. I wandered over to John’s Twitter account and sure enough, John had tweeted that he was abandoning the Ghost project and that Josh Case is an idiot. Let’s back up… **The following essay […]

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Azteco Now Offering Lightning Network Vouchers

Azteco now allows users to redeem bitcoin vouchers over the Lightning Network for improved efficiency and reduced fees. Bitcoin voucher platform Azteco has announced the launch of Lightning Network vouchers, allowing users to redeem their Azteco vouchers over the second layer network for improved efficiency and reduced fees. “You can now redeem your Azteco Voucher over Lightning,” wrote Azteco lead Beautyon in an announcement post. “Depending on what the network conditions are, if you choose to have your bitcoin on chain, you will be charged a network […]

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We Are All Satoshi Nakamoto

The legendary moniker has been passed on to the community that made the decentralized payment network known as Bitcoin what it is. Nearly 12 years have passed since the release of the Bitcoin white paper, and we are no closer to finding out the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin. There have been countless investigations, claims, and theories as to who Satoshi is, but it doesn’t matter anymore. When Satoshi first introduced the world to Bitcoin in 2009, he adopted a pseudonym, preferring to […]

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Goldman Sachs To Offer Clients Bitcoin Investment Vehicles

According to a report from CNBC, Goldman Sachs will soon offer its private wealth management clients exposure to bitcoin. CNBC has reported that Goldman Sachs plans to offer investment vehicles for BTC and other digital assets soon. Mary Rich, who now spearheads digital assets for the bank’s private wealth management division, asserted that the offerings will be available soon, per CNBC. According to her, Goldman will continue to serve its clients to the best of its abilities, and this includes delving into a “full-spectrum” of investments in […]

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