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Bitcoin Futures

On Jul 15, 2020
@zooko shared
RT @NeerajKA: Amid all of this, some of you may be asking "what use is Bitcoin anyway?" Here’s an example from today. https://t.co/zXvumFgRYd
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Russian Activists Use Bitcoin, and the Kremlin Doesn’t Like It

Russian Activists Use Bitcoin, and the Kremlin Doesn’t Like It

Activists and dissidents in Russia use crypto for fundraising – yet widespread adoption is still far away.

On Jul 16, 2020
@Blockstream shared
RT @Excellion: “It’s common sense that the attackers would choose Bitcoin. #Bitcoin is the most censorship resistant and liquid asset in existence.” https://t.co/vYuHfXkRPd @CoinDesk
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Twitter Hack Used Bitcoin to Cash In: Here’s Why

Twitter Hack Used Bitcoin to Cash In: Here’s Why

You can send bitcoin from your phone or computer to anyone else, just about anywhere in the world. And once you’ve sent it, you can’t get it back.

On Jul 19, 2020
@brian_armstrong shared
https://t.co/KaUIkiYlzC Fooled me - or at least, I started skimming the post after a minute thinking, blah blah - what is the point. But I do that with a lot of human written articles as well. 🤔
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On Jul 15, 2020
@niccary shared
RT @GarrickHileman: Wall Street is at last embracing crypto. Why? Many reasons, but arguably the most fundamental is acknowledgement (sometimes begrudgingly) that cryptocurrency is not going away. https://t.co/EabkzsfBIH
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Crypto-Wall Street Convergence

Crypto-Wall Street Convergence

Traditional finance emerges from its crypto Trough of Disillusionment

On Jul 20, 2020
@Excellion shared
RT @AaronvanW: With Taproot getting ready for deployment, the next question is how to activate this and future soft forks. I put together an overview of (some of) the proposals so far. https://t.co/kJpiBdgqQu
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BIP 8, BIP 9 or Modern Soft Fork Activation: How Bitcoin Could Upgrade Next

BIP 8, BIP 9 or Modern Soft Fork Activation: How Bitcoin Could Upgrade Next

As Taproot, the latest consensus protocol change, approaches activation, Bitcoin developers are asking how exactly the network should be upgraded.

On Jul 15, 2020
@SatoshiLite shared
RT @CoinDesk: IN DEPTH: With the introduction of Sapio, @JeremyRubin hopes to expand #Bitcoin's smart contract use cases and increase the "financial self-sovereignty" of its users. @Reckless_VR Report by @AlyssaHertig https://t.co/weNHzbh9gv
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This New Coding Language Could Help Unlock Bitcoin’s Smart Contract Potential

This New Coding Language Could Help Unlock Bitcoin’s Smart Contract Potential

With the introduction of Sapio, Jeremy Rubin hopes to expand Bitcoin's smart contract use cases and increase the "financial self-sovereignty" of its users.

On Jul 16, 2020
@MarcHochstein shared
#3 the Middle East https://t.co/sKiP4lCQrV https://t.co/0koa63vCTw
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What It’s Really Like to Live on Bitcoin in the Middle East

What It’s Really Like to Live on Bitcoin in the Middle East

The story of a Syrian migrant in Iraq shows how bitcoin can work as intended – as a global currency that transcends borders.

On Jul 16, 2020
@DCGco shared
RT @MarcHochstein: 1/Very proud of the @CoinDesk team which has been on the Twitter hack story like a cheap suit today. Here’s a thread of all the coverage so far. Most recently, @realDannyNelson follows the money with @chainalysis https://t.co/m4V1qhkUZS
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Chainalysis Says Bitcoin Scammed From Twitter Users Is ‘On the Move’

Chainalysis Says Bitcoin Scammed From Twitter Users Is ‘On the Move’

The defrauded bitcoin amassed during Wednesday’s monumental Twitter hack is already “on the move,” according to cryptocurrency tracing firm Chainalysis.