You Don’t Have To Worry About Bitcoin’s Reliance On Utilities

Imagine what life would be like if there were no electricity or communications networks available.  How many days of food do you have at your house? How much cash do you have on hand? Can you go out to try to buy up what’s left at the stores that still have their doors open? What else would you be worried about? What would you prioritize? What would you want to make sure you had on hand to survive indefinitely in a world without electricity and communications networks? What would you…

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Gloria Zhao And Brink Are Set To Give Bitcoin Mempools An Upgrade

Brink, the new nonprofit founded by John Newbery and Mike Schmidt to train and support Bitcoin developers, today announced Gloria Zhao as its first fellow. After graduating from Berkeley with a degree in computer science this month, Zhao will familiarize herself with contributing to Bitcoin Core and related open-source projects under mentorship of Newbery. Her year-long fellowship is funded by donations from Square Crypto and the Human Rights Foundation. “I want to be a serious and long-term Bitcoin Core developer, which I don’t imagine is an extremely rare interest or…

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LVL Launches Feeless Bitcoin Exchange

This is a promoted article provided by LVL. Today, Bitcoin financial services provider LVL announced the launch of a feeless bitcoin exchange for users in North America. “LVL wants to be the biggest disruption to the Bitcoin exchange space in years,” per a LVL release on the announcement. “Every Bitcoin exchange uses the same model — transaction fees. Like stocks and banking, we believe the future of Bitcoin is free. If we’re right, it will be the biggest disruption in the exchange space.” Rather than charge trading fees to users,…

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Video: Bitcoin Hardware And Security With Cobo’s Lixin Liu

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn This episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s Bitcoin In Asia featured Lixin Liu, the head of hardware at Cobo and the creator of the Cobo Vault, out of Shanghai. Lixin’s background in hardware and international product development, most recently in robotics with Hover Camera, made him the preferred choice of F2Pool and Cobo Founder Discus Fish when he decided to get into the Bitcoin hardware and security game. Lixin and I discussed building out Bitcoin hardware from the ground up and why it is…

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Bitcoin Price Hits All-Time High

Bitcoin has hit a new all-time highest price relative to USD as listed on Bitstamp, eclipsing its previous high of $19,666.00 set on the exchange on December 13, 2017. The specific price of BTC relative to fiat currency at any given time depends on the rate set by specific exchanges, and the listed all-time high price or price at any given time depends on the particular data set referenced. Though Bitstamp does not list the highest all-time bitcoin price of any exchange (Bitfinex, for instance, listed bitcoin at $19,891 on…

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Video: Bitcoin’s Nature With Gigi

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn In this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, host Christian Keroles and author and senior developer at Swan Bitcoin Dergigi take a deep dive the Bitcoin rabbit hole.  Keroles and Dergigi discuss Bitcoin’s circular nature and how people often project themself onto Bitcoin. To Dergigi, also known simply as Gigi, Bitcoin is a mirror and we all see what we project reflected back from it. The two also discuss Bitcoin’s distributed nature and Gigi explains why trying to kill Bitcoin is akin to…

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Bitcoin Black Friday Is Back On November 27!

Bitcoin Black Friday is coming back for 2020 with over 200 merchants and over 250 product deals! Bitcoin Black Friday has returned this year with 350 deal listings from over 300 companies to date, and even more deals are going live to celebrate Bitcoin Black Friday (November 27) through Cypher Monday (November 30). What started in 2012 with very humble beginnings as a grassroots initiative from some active Bitcointalk forum members and just a few dozen participating Bitcoin merchants, has grown over the years to a large-scale event for the…

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Video: The Inevitable Path For Central Banks

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn On this episode of Bitcoin Magazine’s Fed Watch, Christian and I are joined by Jeff Booth. It results in a show that is unlike any other interview with Booth that you may have seen. Most listeners are familiar with his book, so we spend most of our time discussing what a timeline of events looks like from Booth’s perspective, and then some possible limitations to the technology-driven deflation theory. In usual Fed Watch style, we end with trying to understand how Bitcoin…

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Celebrate Bitcoin Black Friday, Propel The Bitcoin Circular Economy

Bitcoin Black Friday was started by Jon Holmquist in 2012 as a way to co-opt a mainstream celebration of consumerism and help Bitcoiners promote their favorite technology. By encouraging merchants to offer discounts on their goods and services when shoppers paid with BTC, the holiday became a showcase for Bitcoin as a payments system, a tool to encourage more businesses to adopt it and a way for HODLers to propel the Bitcoin circular economy. The team behind Bitcoin Magazine relaunched Bitcoin Black Friday this year with a refreshed website featuring…

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Video: “The Fiat Standard” With Saifedean Ammous

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Libsyn Overcast “The Bitcoin Standard” by Saifedean Ammous is a fan-favorite book among Bitcoiners that is constantly recommended to newbies and veterans alike. It serves as a fantastic reference to learn about the history of money and what makes money valuable: two critical factors informing the importance of Bitcoin. I personally have written a few articles of my own about these topics and always find myself coming back to “The Bitcoin Standard” to gather information for my research. Learning the ins and outs…

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