Monthly Archives: January 2022

The Roads To Hyperbitcoinization: Describing The ‘Transition Agents’ Bringing Us Financial Freedom

These bottom-up “transition agents,” from private business to the freedom ladder, will be what drives us all to hyperbitcoinization. This article is the second part in a series where we outline the views and predictions made by the Bitcoin community concerning the prospect of hyperbitcoinization. In our analysis, we highlight “transition agents”: main players, groups of players or institutions that could accelerate the transition to a Bitcoin world. For each topic, we base our arguments on the references collected, and if possible, present data that aims to […]

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Bitcoin Is A Better Store Of Value Than Real Estate

Real estate, the traditional store of value in modern times, has many attributes that make it an inferior choice to bitcoin for a store of value. This is not an introductory article explaining what bitcoin is and why other so-called “cryptocurrencies” cannot compete with its properties and network effects. There has been enough written about this already and bitcoin is the victor. What I will contend is that bitcoin can be considered the world’s best store of value by having superior characteristics to real estate — the […]

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Bitfinex advises Ontario-based users to close accounts before March 1

The Ontario Securities Commission has been responsible for cracking down on crypto exchanges operating in the region, including Binance, OKEx, Bybit, KuCoin and Polo Digital Assets. In a Friday announcement, Bitfinex said it would be immediately closing the accounts for Ontario-based customers who have no balances on the platform. In addition, it planned to restrict access to those who do not have open positions in the exchange’s peer-to-peer financing market or open margin positions. Users who have balances or open positions on Bitfinex and are one of […]

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British Lawmakers Say a CBDC Is Likely to Hurt Financial Stability — Digital Pound Benefits Overstated

According to British lawmakers, a central bank digital currency (CBDC) is likely to raise the cost of borrowing while hurting financial stability. They insist the touted potential advantages of a digital pound are being overstated. Erosion of Privacy British lawmakers have said the use of a central bank digital currency when making regular payments could potentially hurt financial stability and raise the cost of borrowing, a report has said. In addition, they insist the increasing use of the CBDC could also enable the central bank to monitor […]

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Retail Investors Are Buying Bitcoin While Whales Are Selling

On-chain analysis shows that retail buying is accelerating while whale supply is declining. The below is from a recent edition of the Deep Dive, Bitcoin Magazine’s premium markets newsletter. To be among the first to receive these insights and other on-chain bitcoin market analysis straight to your inbox, subscribe now. In today’s Daily Dive, we will cover some of the estimated accumulation and distribution trends of whale and retail entities. There’s many different ways to define what makes an entity “retail” or “whale.” In this analysis, we’re […]

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Stacks ecosystem becomes #1 Web3 project on Bitcoin

There were also 140,000 NFTs minted on the Stacks blockchain during its inaugural year. On the first anniversary of the launch of Stacks blockchain (STX), which seeks to make Bitcoin (BTC) programmable, the network achieved over 350 million monthly API requests, 40,000 Hiro (development tool for Stacks to build applications on Bitcoin) wallet downloads, and 2,500 Clarity smart contracts. According to a report by Electric Capital, a venture capital firm focused on cryptocurrencies and fintech, these statistics make Stacks the largest project on Bitcoin. More than 11,000 […]

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Dogecoin leaps 25% after Musk announces DOGE payments for Tesla merch

The bullish news comes months after the billionaire entrepreneur said DOGE was a better token to transact with than Bitcoin. Dogecoin (DOGE) prices rose substantially on Jan. 14 as Elon Musk announced that Tesla would start accepting it as payment for merchandise.  Tesla merch buyable with Dogecoin — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 14, 2022 After the announcement, DOGE price jumped nearly 13%, hitting a 30-day high of $0.2150. Its upside move came as a part of a larger intraday rally that already was taking place before Musk’s Dogecoin tweet […]

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Going meta: Disney, Second Life and K-pop

Second Life creator Philip Rosedale returns to the fold, Disney’s patent for a “virtual-world simulator in a real-world venue” suggests an entry to the Metaverse, and Animal Concerts partners with South Korea-based Kakao’s Klaytn project. Following the announcement that Facebook’s parent company would be rebranding in a shift towards the Metaverse, many projects have started similar initiatives entering the virtual space, from buying property to testing the limits of what this universe has to offer.  Visit Disneyland… in the Metaverse? The entertainment company behind some of the […]

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San Diego State University Accepting Bitcoin Donations

The university will also hold most of its bitcoin, only allocating 1% each quarter to explore additional Bitcoin uses for SDSU. SDSU is now openly accepting bitcoin donations. In October, a bitcoin donor convinced the university to accept ongoing donations in the P2P money and hold most of it. Only 1% of the donations will be employed each quarter to explore Bitcoin opportunities for SDSU. San Diego State University is now accepting bitcoin donations after a former undergraduate student donated about $25,000 worth of BTC in October […]

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CoinMarketCap allegedly lists 3 fake SHIB contract addresses, Twitter firestorm ensues

“Do not purchase SHIB from these addresses as your funds will be irreversibly lost,” said the team at Shiba Inu. A bit Twitter drama ensued on Thursday, continuing well into Friday afternoon, when developers behind popular meme token Shiba Inu (SHIB) issued a statement alleging that CoinMarketCap had listed three fake SHIB contract addresses belonging to the Binance Smart Chain (BNB), Solana (SOL), and Terra Luna (LUNA) blockchains. The staff at Shiba Inu claimed that the addresses were unsafe and that CoinMarketCap had refused to correct the […]

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