Top news of the week: 12.05.2020.

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Bitcoin Futures

On May 6, 2020
@aantonop shared
RT @zackvoell: Bitcoin's total node count has fallen to three-year lows, which means most of you are just LARPing. Is it really that hard to run a node? https://t.co/HxQvyzZjPb https://t.co/NGw9Js4QLN
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Bitcoin Node Count Falls to 3-Year Low Despite Price Surge

Bitcoin Node Count Falls to 3-Year Low Despite Price Surge

The number of Bitcoin nodes fell to its lowest level in almost three years, according to data calculated by one prominent Bitcoin developer.

On May 7, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @CoinDesk: UPDATE: This article now includes a full copy of Paul Tudor Jones' investor letter, which says the $22B Tudor BVI fund has been authorized to invest a low single-digit percentage of assets in bitcoin futures. h/t @zackvoell https://t.co/nShqlqnl0h https://t.co/rKAB4GqwDc
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Hedge Fund Pioneer Turns Bullish on Bitcoin Amid ‘Unprecedented’ Monetary Inflation

Hedge Fund Pioneer Turns Bullish on Bitcoin Amid ‘Unprecedented’ Monetary Inflation

Paul Tudor Jones, a pioneer of the modern hedge fund industry, is ready to bet on bitcoin’s price, in the form of futures contracts, as an inflation hedge.

On May 5, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @CoinDesk: Average fees paid by bitcoin users spike at a certain time every day due to the actions of one firm, derivatives exchange @BitMEXdotcom, researcher @0xB10C found. Report by @AlyssaHertig https://t.co/gQtLdPnGPp
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BitMEX Is Making Bitcoin Network More Expensive for Everyone, Researcher Finds

BitMEX Is Making Bitcoin Network More Expensive for Everyone, Researcher Finds

Average fees paid by bitcoin users spike at a certain time every day due to the actions of one firm, derivatives exchange BitMEX, a researcher found.

On May 11, 2020
@zooko shared
The Coindesk article about the Zcash Developer Alliance is really good: https://t.co/QMetk3mvyk
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Zcash Alliance Aims to Bring Privacy Tech to Bitcoin, Cosmos and Ethereum

Zcash Alliance Aims to Bring Privacy Tech to Bitcoin, Cosmos and Ethereum

Zcash-inspired privacy tools are coming to Bitcoin's Lightning Network and many other blockchain ecosystems, creating a shared cryptocurrency privacy layer.

On May 8, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
RT @CoinDesk: "Wherever I sit, is going to be the @binance office." CEO @cz_binance explained why he won't disclose his company's headquarters location during an appearance at @EtherealSummit Thursday. @paddybaker_ reports https://t.co/FxiB4kIWp7
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Binance Doesn’t Have a Headquarters Because Bitcoin Doesn’t, Says CEO

Binance Doesn’t Have a Headquarters Because Bitcoin Doesn’t, Says CEO

At Ethereal Summit on Thursday, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao presented some unusual arguments for why he won't disclose where his company's headquarters is.

On May 10, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
OPINION: Bitcoin's imminent #halving raises a "trilemma" for its future, argues @RaphAuer, an economist @BIS_org. Either it becomes more centralized, it loses liquidity, or it needs to grow beyond 21 million coins, he says. #ConsensusDistributed https://t.co/j5h60BEboG
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The Security Trilemma and the Future of Bitcoin

The Security Trilemma and the Future of Bitcoin

Bitcoin faces a "trilemma," says a leading researcher. Either it becomes more centralized, loses liquidity, or increases supply beyond 21 million.

On May 8, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
For the third and final piece of her #ConsensusDistributed series on crypto in emerging markets, @La__Cuen turns to Latin America – where demand is booming. https://t.co/lXC0kjZ0Wm
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Bitcoin in Emerging Markets: Latin America

Bitcoin in Emerging Markets: Latin America

Crypto adoption is up from Argentina to Venezuela, especially bitcoin and stablecoins like dai. But each market is unique.

On May 11, 2020
@Cointelegraph shared
Vietnam may be reconsidering its exclusionary crypto regulations, with digital assets currently not recognized as a means of payment https://t.co/BxDIfHFpNF
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Vietnam Govt to Launch Crypto Research Group to Evaluate Policy

Vietnam Govt to Launch Crypto Research Group to Evaluate Policy

Vietnam finance ministry has established a research group to develop and scrutinize digital currency-related policy proposals