Top news of the week: 14.07.2020.

#Ethereum #BTC #WBTC #DeFi #LightningNetwork

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On Jul 13, 2020
@kyletorpey shared
RT @the_crypto_feed: coindesk: bitcoin mining difficulty sets new record high 2 months after halving https://t.co/xbuSnKluZz
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Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Sets New Record High 2 Months After Halving

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Sets New Record High 2 Months After Halving

Bitcoin mining difficulty, a measure of the level of racing competition on the network for block rewards, just set a new record high.

On Jul 8, 2020
@BitGo shared
'The purpose of #WBTC is to bring #BTC to the world of decentralized finance,' BitGo's CTO, @bencxr states. Read more: https://t.co/mGdaKB84Iz via @coindesk #DeFi #Ethereum
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Nearly $60M in Bitcoin Moved to Ethereum in June

Nearly $60M in Bitcoin Moved to Ethereum in June

Nearly $60 million worth of bitcoins moved to Ethereum during June, 75% of which came through Wrapped Bitcoin.

On Jul 9, 2020
@kyletorpey shared
RT @the_crypto_feed: coindesk: bitclub programmer admits mining scheme stole $722m in bitcoin https://t.co/DZQrQ4DV37
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BitClub Programmer Admits Mining Scheme Stole $722M in Bitcoin

BitClub Programmer Admits Mining Scheme Stole $722M in Bitcoin

The Romanian programmer pleaded guilty to wire fraud and the offering and sale of unregistered securities.

On Jul 11, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
LONG READ: Follow the link for an exclusive extract from @CamiRusso's new book exploring the early history of #ethereum. https://t.co/7vCMyeFrYp
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Sale of the Century: The Inside Story of Ethereum’s 2014 Premine

Sale of the Century: The Inside Story of Ethereum’s 2014 Premine

Camila Russo's new book "The Infinite Machine" rides with the development team building what would become the world's computer, Ethereum.

On Jul 12, 2020
@barrysilbert shared
RT @CoinDesk: In this week's Crypto Long & Short, @NoelleInMadrid explains how dogecoin's TikTok moment exemplifies the creative destruction underway in markets, and what a potential Coinbase listing could mean for the development of crypto https://t.co/fiNGwXvvGv
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Crypto Long & Short: Dogecoin, Market Manipulation and the Downside of a Coinbase IPO

Crypto Long & Short: Dogecoin, Market Manipulation and the Downside of a Coinbase IPO

The dogecoin TikTok spike exemplifies the creative destruction underway in markets, and a rumored Coinbase IPO might not be good news for crypto.

On Jul 10, 2020
@Cointelegraph shared
New research has found that if the Bitcoin network was entirely run on ASIC miners it would increase the cost of a 51% attack by a factor of 2,000 https://t.co/pgwJVAeaN2
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Switching Bitcoin to 100% ASIC Mining Could Increase Security 2,000X

Switching Bitcoin to 100% ASIC Mining Could Increase Security 2,000X

ASIC miners are the best option for Bitcoin network security well into the future, new research has found

On Jul 13, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
“If you spend a penny per second for an hour, it makes sense to use #LightningNetwork. If you want to spend a penny a year, this is a whole different story." @ChaincodeLabs’ Clara Shikhelman with @CoinDesk’s @La__Cuen: https://t.co/D2ueDvIdrz https://t.co/07dRcDFUoc
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Listen: What a Bitcoin Researcher Says About Lightning

Listen: What a Bitcoin Researcher Says About Lightning

Clara Shikhelman has been studying mathematics since she was 14 years old. Now she's exploring ways to optimize the Lightning Network at Chaincode Labs.

On Jul 8, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
MARKET WRAP: Bitcoin broke through $9.4K despite its volume doldrums. “I think we’ve seen glimmers of BTC’s macro use case as a hedge but we’re still waiting for the big moment,” an analyst noted. Report by @danielcawrey: https://t.co/6TDVm6JCMh
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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Jumps Past $9,400 Despite Weak July Volumes

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Jumps Past $9,400 Despite Weak July Volumes

A short rally popped bitcoin price to $9.4K during what’s been a volume deficient July so far.