Top news of the week: 07.04.2020.

Economics, Mining, Money, Application-specific integrated circuit, Supercomputer, Reserve requirement

Bitcoin Futures

On Apr 6, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @CoinDesk: [email protected]_systems – the company behind @slush_pool – has released the first functioning code for a new protocol designed to fix longstanding security problems with bitcoin mining pools. @AlyssaHertig reports https://t.co/nJ7SWwTTSK
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New Software Fix Offers Bitcoin Miners Increased Security

New Software Fix Offers Bitcoin Miners Increased Security

Startup Braiins has released the first functioning code for a new protocol designed to fix longstanding security problems with bitcoin mining pools.

On Apr 1, 2020
@barrysilbert shared
RT @NoelleInMadrid: The Institutional Crypto newsletter I’ve been writing for @coindesk is undergoing a rebrand – as of this Sunday, it will be known as Crypto Long & Short. Here’s last week’s under the old brand – you can sign up for the new here. https://t.co/xh5L8ITv4P https://t.co/7ZuWsgSYmf https://t.co/8n6gNEYtyh
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report on the upcoming bitcoin halving.

report on the upcoming bitcoin halving.

And, as we saw in 2008, market losses can trigger a widespread economic meltdown that impacts the lives of people that had no idea they were inadvertent market …

On Apr 1, 2020
@jgarzik shared
RT @CoinDesk: [email protected] has dedicated its GPU miners to the @foldingathome project, which is studying the novel coronavirus in hopes of developing a vaccine. @paddybaker_ reports https://t.co/HtHxnjiZ0n
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Bitfury Latest to Donate Crypto Mining Power to Coronavirus Research

Bitfury Latest to Donate Crypto Mining Power to Coronavirus Research

Bitfury said donated GPU miners had already performed more than 1,300 calculations for Folding at Home's coronavirus research since March 20.

On Apr 1, 2020
@Excellion shared
RT @Blockstream: We're proud to introduce the #LavaNetwork, a #Bitcoin sidechain-based settlement network for humanity's next home, Mars. Lava removes wait times due to the speed of light, making commerce on Mars easier to conduct. Wait less, colonize more! 🔴🛰️🌎 https://t.co/mQwEAkG05j https://t.co/IMXXzmwYWY
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Blockstream Brings Bitcoin to Mars with the Lava Network

Blockstream Brings Bitcoin to Mars with the Lava Network

Today we’re proud to reveal the launch of the Lava Network, a sidechain-based settlement network for Bitcoin transactions on Mars. Sidechains allow for Bitco...

On Apr 3, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @CoinDesk: NEW: Last month’s bitcoin price crash has prompted manufacturers to sell their mining devices at discounts as steep as 20 percent ahead of the May halving. @WolfieZhao reports. https://t.co/itPrBN48jK
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Manufacturers Mark Down Bitcoin Miners as Price Drop, Halving Change Calculus

Manufacturers Mark Down Bitcoin Miners as Price Drop, Halving Change Calculus

Last month’s bitcoin price crash has prompted manufacturers to sell their mining devices at discounts as steep as 20 percent ahead of the May halving.

On Apr 6, 2020
@barrysilbert shared
RT @CoinDesk: In the first edition of our new First Mover newsletter, Bradley Keoun (@Liqquidity) examines a common refrain: That the U.S. dollar will be debased by the trillions in coronavirus aid. That should strengthen the case for bitcoin... theoretically. https://t.co/Dg8f7EyPmX
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First Mover: Trillions in Coronavirus Stimulus Bring Out the Bitcoin Bulls

First Mover: Trillions in Coronavirus Stimulus Bring Out the Bitcoin Bulls

It's a common refrain: The U.S. dollar will be debased by the trillions in coronavirus aid. That should strengthen the case for bitcoin... theoretically.

On Apr 2, 2020
@Excellion shared
RT @Blockstream: We're excited to share Liquid CAD (L-CAD) is now available on the #LiquidNetwork via @BullBitcoin_, one of Canada's leading BTC exchanges. Send L-CAD quickly and confidentially using Liquid, and store L-CAD safely on your #BlockstreamGreen wallet too! 🌊🐂 https://t.co/HDsPF2GjPo https://t.co/SCyCtVlBhs
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Bull Bitcoin Launches L-CAD on the Liquid Network

Bull Bitcoin Launches L-CAD on the Liquid Network

Blockstream is excited to welcome the launch of Liquid CAD, a brand new asset on the Liquid Network created by Bull Bitcoin, one of the leading Bitcoin excha...

On Apr 2, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @CoinDesk: UPDATE: BTC retraced most of its earlier gains. Market signals show a growing conviction prices won't fall below $6K in the short term, but rallies above $7K appear to be drawing in sellers, sez @BitBullCapital's @JoeDiPasquale. Market wrap by @Liqquidity https://t.co/KZAe2BnIDo https://t.co/FT0VRghFIm
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Bitcoin Blows Past $7K in Sudden 14% Jump

Bitcoin Blows Past $7K in Sudden 14% Jump

Bitcoin (BTC) suddenly rallied Thursday after weeks in the doldrums, trading above $7,000 for the first time since March 11.