Monthly Archives: September 2021

Northern Data AG Acquires Bitcoin Miner Bitfield — 33,000 Miners Gained in Stock-for-Stock Deal

On Monday, the high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure provider and bitcoin mining firm Northern Data AG announced the acquisition of the bitcoin mining operation Bitfield N.V. in a stock-for-stock deal. Northern Data says the company will obtain 33,000 of the latest generation ASIC bitcoin miners from the arrangement. Northern Data AG Acquires Bitfield N.V. — Firm gains Immediate Access to Deployable ASIC Mining Rigs The Bitcoin network hashrate is hovering just above the 140 exahash per second (EH/s) handle at the time of writing. Bitcoin mining has become […]

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Lightning Network Devs Discuss the Future of Sovereign Computing

Leading Bitcoin Lightning Network developers recently discussed the future of this Layer 2 protocol. Watch On YouTube Listen: Apple Spotify Libsyn Overcast Lightning Network channel capacity is increasing rapidly, reaching a new all-time high of over 2,900 bitcoin recently. But there is a whole lot that goes into running a node on the Lightning Network, with many different techniques and ways to optimize. In a recent Twitter Spaces conversation hosted by Bitcoin Magazine, Lightning Network developer Thomas Jestopher described how rebalancing is a big part of managing […]

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Digital dollar advocate will retire as Dallas Fed president

At a November 2020 virtual conference, Rob Kaplan said “it is critical that the Fed focuses on developing a digital currency in the coming months and years.” Rob Kaplan, the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will step down from his position after more than six years. In a Sept. 27 announcement, the Dallas Fed said Kaplan, its 13th president and CEO, would be retiring beginning Oct. 8. The 64-year-old cited recent attention to his “financial disclosure risks” in his decision […]

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Master Ventures Adds Polker (PKR) to Portfolio as Play-to-Earn Project Gains Traction

Malta, 27 Sep 2021 – Master Ventures have announced that they have added Polker into their highly regarded investment portfolio. The decision from Master Ventures to invest in the Polker comes as the platform prepares to launch its beta play-to-earn game to the public after a hugely successful September. Master Ventures’ portfolio includes the likes of Coinbase, Ripple, and Kraken – and now Polker (PKR). Master Venture’s have added Polker to their portfolio as the team behind the project hit milestone after milestone throughout September. Polker launched […]

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Low Time Preference, Bitcoin And Personal Health

In this episode of “Meet The Taco Plebs,” Mind/Matter and I discussed the connections between the low time preference effect of bitcoin and health. Watch This Episode On YouTube Listen To This Episode: BitcoinTV Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast Mind/Matter, a fantastic contributor here at the magazine, also has a rather popular Twitter account, which focuses more on health and lifestyle than exclusively bitcoin. I’m a big fan of the content he posts, and felt it would be interesting to address the intersection between these two subjects. […]

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Google, the most popular Bitcoin trend indicator, turns 23

Since the introduction of Bitcoin, Google has become an excellent popularity indicator for cryptocurrencies. Google, the leading indicator used to track the popularity of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies, celebrated its 23rd anniversary on Monday. Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when both were students at Stanford University, the search engine has spent the majority of its 23 years of existence being one of the primary entry points to the internet. Following the inception of cryptocurrencies, Google has been the primary method to search for new […]

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‘Who Holds All the Bitcoin’ List Debunked — Without Cryptographic Proof No BTC Ownership Claim Holds Water

A web portal that displays a list of alleged owners of all the bitcoin in the world has been shared a great deal since China cracked down on crypto trading last week. The web portal claims that the Chinese government owns 194,775 bitcoin that reportedly stem from the Plustoken crypto scam. The problem with the list’s sources is that the ownership verification is highly inconclusive and doesn’t offer much of anything aside from speculation. Does China or Bulgaria Really Hold Billions in Bitcoin? Ever since China made […]

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You Can Now Auto-Convert Your Paycheck To Bitcoin With Coinbase

Coinbase is rolling out paycheck direct deposits and auto-conversions into Bitcoin. Coinbase is rolling out paycheck direct deposits and auto-conversions into Bitcoin. The $223 billion Bitcoin and crypto exchange posted on their blog today that they will roll out the feature over the next few weeks. Paychecks deposited directly into Coinbase can be converted directly into Bitcoin, cryptos, or US dollars. It can also be used to trade, earn crypto rewards, or load a Coinbase card. The new feature will allow users to allocate “as much or as […]

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Traders say Bitcoin’s bullish bias will only be confirmed by a close above $44K

Bitcoin needs to flip $43,600 to support in order to see bullish continuation and on-chain data signals that BTC accumulation continues to increase. The fallout from China’s ongoing crackdown on the crypto sector has led to uncertainty finding its way back into the market again. At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) traders continue to encounter pushback at the $43,000 level and many altcoins which had accumulated gains in the morning session are also dipping into the red.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that […]

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Law Decoded: China FUD and false dichotomies, Sept. 20–27

Many in the crypto space are calling for the U.S. to assert its foundational principles by implementing crypto policies in opposition to China. In the wake of yet another iteration of China’s enduring crackdown on cryptocurrency, a particularly influential narrative on Crypto Twitter suggests that by banning Bitcoin (BTC), China has definitively put itself on the dark side of the struggle, while the collective West must now resolutely throw its weight on the opposite side by embracing crypto. Granted, this framework for thinking about the relationship between […]

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