One in Four Americans Own Bitcoin: Unchained Study

Unchained, a prominent Bitcoin financial services provider, released a new report today showcasing an interesting surge in bitcoin ownership among Americans. According to their findings, a one in four Americans and 55% of surveyed investors, defined by Unchained as those with at least one investment account between the ages of 18 and 78, own bitcoin. The study, which surveyed 402 US investors, revealed that 95% of current BTC owners are considering increasing their holdings in 2024. Remarkably, almost half of non-BTC owners expressed a strong inclination towards purchasing bitcoin within the…

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Botanix Labs Launches First EVM-Equivalent Layer 2 Testnet on Bitcoin

Botanix Labs has officially launched the first-ever fully decentralized Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) equivalent Layer 2 on Bitcoin, according to a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine. This represents over a year of dedicated research and development by the team, with a focus on enhancing user experience. “We want to make it as easy as possible to start building on Bitcoin,” said Willem Schroe, the Founder and CEO of Botanix. The initiative stems from the team’s ambition to propel Bitcoin beyond its status as the pinnacle of digital currency and position it as the…

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Everyone Needs An Uncle Jim

The recent decision by Wallet of Satoshi to stop serving customers in the United States brings us to a crossroads in the evolution of Lightning’s use as a consumer tool. While it is trusted and custodial, Wallet of Satoshi has been invaluable in giving casual users a functional and reliable tool for small value payments made across the Lightning Network. This departure from serving the US will leave a massive hole in the Lightning toolbox for American Bitcoiners. Custodial tools are not the ideal type of tool, especially for anything…

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Satoshi Orderbook Saturn Raises $500,000 in Pre-Seed Funding Round

Saturn, a non-custodial peer-to-peer orderbook for satoshis, has successfully concluded its pre-seed funding round, securing over $500,000 in investments, according to a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine. This raise was accomplished under the leadership of venture capital firm Big Brain Holdings, alongside the valued participation from UTXO Management, Kelsier Ventures, BOOGLE Syndicate, and various strategic web3 angel investors. “We are honoured to partner with such prestigious entities in the financial and technological sectors,” Saturn’s official X (Twitter) account, stated. “Their combined industry knowledge, expertise, and networks are indispensable to our mission.…

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FutureBit Announces Apollo II Line of Personal Miners

FutureBit, a renowned innovator in consumer-centric Bitcoin products, today announced the Apollo II, a revolutionary personal home mining device. This new launch marks a significant stride in FutureBit’s journey to introduce efficient, potent, and user-friendly mining products for household use. The Apollo II is a fusion of the latest 5nm ASIC technology and a modern, intuitive design, establishing a new benchmark in the personal Bitcoin mining industry. Accompanying the Apollo II is the newly enhanced Apollo OS 2.0, featuring an integrated personal mining pool within the device itself. This innovation…

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Presidential Candidate Bitcoin Scorecards

This article is featured in Bitcoin Magazine’s “The Primary Issue”. Click here to get your Annual Bitcoin Magazine Subscription. Introduction Until this election cycle, Bitcoin has flown under the radar when it comes to the national political stage. For the first time in its history, Bitcoin is becoming a prominent issue for presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle. While there’s been some mention of Bitcoin from the previous president as well as Bitcoin-related policies made by the current one, this election is shaping up to be Bitcoin’s time…

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