Monthly Archives: September 2021

$2 Billion Worth of Unpeeled Casascius Physical Bitcoins: There’s Less Than 20,000 Coins Left Active

While bitcoin continues to become more scarce every day, the most popular set of physical bitcoins, crafted by Mike Caldwell from 2011 to 2013, have become far scarcer than their digital counterparts. As of September 18, 2021, there are now less than 20,000 active bitcoins from the Casascius physical bitcoin collection. Casascius Physical Bitcoin Collection Grows Scarcer Bitcoin has become a well-known technology and in the early years a number of people and companies deployed concepts called “physical bitcoins.” Essentially, a group or individual would fabricate a […]

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Cardano price dips after smart contract launch, Walmart working with Litecoin is fake news, Coinbase raises $2B from junk-bond sale: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 12-18

Coming every Saturday, Hodlers Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Cardano launches smart contracts after successful hard fork After years of anticipation, Charles Hoskinsons brainchild, Cardano, finally launched its smart contract functionality via the Alonzo hard fork on Monday. Youd think the result of this would be some bullish price action for ADA […]

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Viral Philanthropic App Dreamr® Announces the Return of Charlie Rocket’s Dream Machine Tour

PRESS RELEASE. Social media dream builder Charlie Rocket and Dreamr Labs announce 2nd nationwide tour with $1 million traveling giveaway kicking off at Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, 9/17 Click to tweet: Hit the road with Charlie Rocket and @dreamr_app as they travel the country building dreams and giving away $1 million in DMR tokens! Download the Dreamr app at https://www.dreamr.app/ and declare your dream. No dream is too small. LAS VEGAS (SEPTEMBER 11, 2021) – Dreamr, the community-driven app platform and ecosystem created for […]

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Defi TVL Climbs Higher, Optimism Use Rises, 270K BTC on ETH, Lending on ETH Taps $44 Billion

In mid-September, the total-value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) continues to climb higher, as the value held on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Avalanche, Solana, and more blockchains has risen dramatically to $171 billion today. On the Ethereum network, there’s 270,783 bitcoin held in TVL worth more than $13 billion and $15 billion has been swapped across 14 different Ethereum-based decentralized exchange (dex) platforms. $23.8 billion has been swapped across a variety of blockchain protocols, according to a recently published defi weekly report. Defi Growth Remains Exponential […]

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What Satoshi Nakamoto Left Behind For Us

The anonymous creator of Bitcoin has created historical change with his invention. From early Greek philosophy to the Golden Age of Islam, I often wonder how and what was the culture that contributed to these periods of explosions of free thought and innovation? What were the impetus of Greek ideas and the early stages of science during the Golden Age of Islam? Greek Philosophy And Thought Where would free and innovative thought be without the great Greek philosophers? Without Thales of Miletus, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Pythagoras, […]

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Bitcoin is great, but real crypto innovation has moved elsewhere

Bitcoin will always be the boss, but the real innovative and groundbreaking developments are happening in layer-2 solutions, DAOs, NFTs with utility and the emerging Metaverse. Something is brewing, and those with finely tuned noses can smell it. As traders have come to expect, Bitcoin (BTC) is doing “Bitcoin things” by bouncing around between the usual “key” support and resistance levels, and to be honest, it’s all starting to feel a bit boomerish. Bitcoin’s long-awaited “moon” depended on institutional investor buy-in, breaking the previous all-time high at […]

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100 years ago, Henry Ford proposed ‘energy currency’ to replace gold

Bitcoin appears to meet the definition of an energy-backed currency proposed by the famed American inventor during the interbellum period. In 1921, American industrialist Henry Ford proposed the creation of an “energy currency” that could form the basis of a new monetary system — offering striking similarities to the peer-to-peer electronic cash system outlined in Satoshi Nakamoto’s 2008 Bitcoin (BTC) whitepaper.  Front page of the New York Tribune dated Sunday, December 4, 1921. Source: Library of Congress Bitcoin as an energy currency On Dec. 4, 1921, the […]

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Valuation of Stablecoin DAI Market Swells — DAI Market Cap Increased More Than 800% in 12 Months

Recently Bitcoin.com News covered the stablecoin tether and how the crypto asset’s market valuation jumped more than 1,500% in just over 500 days. In addition to this exponential increase, the decentralized stablecoin DAI’s market capitalization has also swelled significantly as DAI’s market valuation jumped more than 800% during the last 12 months, increasing from $696 million to $6.3 billion today. Makerdao’s Stablecoin Rises 800% Since September 2020 On Saturday, September 18, 2021, there’s approximately $127.29 billion worth of stablecoins and they currently command $62 billion worth of […]

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Bitcoin Is An Astonishing Instrument For Change

Bitcoin has the ability to empower artists and creators who may have gone unnoticed under a fiat standard. I see bitcoin as an astonishing instrument. The more you pour yourself into it, the more of yourself comes out of it. The more you pour your dreams into it, the more your dreams become reality. The canvas is wide open, but a true masterpiece requires an extraordinary artist to create it. Bitcoin is money fit for kings, but you must conduct king-like behavior to see king-like results. I […]

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California named ‘most crypto ready’ US state

Measures such as Google searches, Bitcoin ATM installations and the number of crypto-focused bills were used to tabulate the crypto-ready index. California has emerged as the most crypto-ready jurisdiction in the United States thanks to the proliferation of cryptocurrency ATMs and growing interest in digital assets among the state’s population, according to new industry research from review site Crypto Head.  With a score of 5.72 out of 10, California edged out New Jersey (5.44), Texas (5.28), Florida (5.03) and New York (4.29) in the crypto-ready index. The […]

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