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The document that started it all, in audio form. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. For this week’s Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads the document that started it all – the Bitcoin White Paper. Interestingly, this document was released under an MIT open-source license, available free to all. Image credit: Emir Hoyman/Getty Images Plus
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Some rudimentary pixel art just sold for 605 ETH, or $761,889 at purchase. FlamingoDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) for investing in digital collectibles, is behind Saturday’s eye-popping CryptoPunk sale. Only nine such “Aliens” exist in the CryptoPunk universe, which pioneered non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in 2017 and are the “Holy Grail” for an emerging class
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Valkyrie Digital Assets filed an application on Friday for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), becoming the second company to do so in a month. According to Dallas-registered Valkyrie Digital Assets, the Valkyrie Bitcoin Trust would be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC would serve as the custodian for
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The Bitcoin community is debating the extent to which Bitcoin Core developers and maintainers should shoulder the symbolic burden of hosting its white paper, particularly when doing so could unnecessarily sap their time and finances. The question arose after the Bitcoin white paper was taken down from Bitcoincore.org, a canonical repository for the Bitcoin software
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While there was plenty of FUD flying around, it wasn’t the real reason prices pulled back so significantly. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. Download this episode Today on the Brief: Home sales up, home supply down Biden’s first test on the stimulus Euro pessimism Our main discussion: Why the bitcoin dip wasn’t caused by
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The U.S. government’s top investments watchdog flagged a series of unregistered cryptocurrency companies for apparently duping mostly international investors with false corporate information. Of the 28 suspect investment firms the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) called out Thursday, CoinDesk found eight that appear to target would-be cryptocurrency investors. Some purport to be trusted newcomer
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“I’ve been working on a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party.” Those were the words pseudonymous Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto used to greet the world some twelve years ago in an email releasing the Bitcoin white paper. To this day, nobody still knows who he/she/they actually are. And since April
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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day to our U.S. readers! A former Canadian prime minister said bitcoin could become a global reserve currency, Goldman Sachs is reportedly looking to get into the crypto custody business and MetLife is bullish on CBDCs.  Top shelf Goldman Sachs jumping in?Its crypto custody plans will be “evident soon,” according
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With bitcoin hovering around $36,000 and Iran’s government blaming crypto miners for recent blackouts, CoinDesk’s Market’s Daily is back with the latest news roundup. Add Markets Daily to your Alexa Flash Briefing here. This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io. Prices fell by 6% in the seven days to Jan. 17, a weekly fall not seen
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An offline mobile map for travelers has raised $50 million in a seed-funding round led by Alameda Research. Announced Monday, the funding will go toward the launch of a multi-currency wallet on Maps.me and enable a decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem on the offline mobile map platform. Cryptocurrency lender Genesis Capital and institutional cryptocurrency firm CMS
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To think that such a festive concept, one that evokes both sophistication and childlike wonder, could become so financially charged … Last week, Bank of America Securities chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett said in a note that bitcoin looks like “the mother of all bubbles.” Harnett seems to be using the strength and speed of
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Optimism has “soft launched” its solution to Ethereum’s transaction problem, the Optimistic Virtual Machine (OVM). The startup announced Friday that OVM is now live, at a time when gas fees have reached near all-time highs for decentralized finance (DeFi) traders. Indeed, the cost to send a single Ethereum transaction has hovered in the low single-digit
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Bitcoin is in the red today, following yesterday evening’s announcement of President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. Top shelf Stakeholders stakeThe bitcoin exchange-traded product (ETP) from ETC Group (recently launched on Switzerland’s SIX stock exchange, though it trades elsewhere) has seen volumes far above all the other 1,800 ETPs listed on Deutsche Börse, the
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