Combating Financial Repression With Bitcoin: Human Rights Activists to Gather at The 2024 Oslo Freedom Forum

The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) is set to return to the Norwegian capital June 3-5 for its 16th installment since 2009. The conference series, hosted by the New York-based non-profit Human Rights Foundation (HRF), will bring together humanitarians, artists, tech entrepreneurs, and world leaders to highlight the state of global human rights and spark conversations…

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Bitcoin ETPs Get Approval to List on the London Stock Exchange

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has approved asset manager WisdomTree to list Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange-traded products (ETPs) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). BREAKING: 🇬🇧 Financial Conduct Authority has approved #Bitcoin ETPs to list on the London Stock Exchange. Gradually, then suddenly 🚀 pic.twitter.com/hMjN24qRMl — Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) May 22, 2024 The FCA…

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America’s First Bitcoin President: Trump Now Accepts Crypto Donations

President Trump, in a press release published on his website this afternoon, announced that his campaign to take back the White House will begin accepting donations using Bitcoin. BREAKING: 🇺🇸 Donald Trump now officially accepts #Bitcoin for campaign donations. pic.twitter.com/ySkwNQT1D2 — Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) May 21, 2024 This announcement by his campaign is sure to…

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OP_CAT & Bitcoin Ossification With Blockstream’s Andrew Poelstra

In a recent interview with Bitcoin Magazine, Shinobi sat down with Andrew Poelstra from Blockstream to discuss his colleague Rusty Russell’s ambitious proposal. Rusty plans to restore several abandoned features from Bitcoin’s code, a bold move that could significantly enhance the functionality and expressivity of Bitcoin scripts. Understanding the New Costing Model One of the…

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Running The Self-Sovereign Bitcoin Business

As we take the concluding tenth and final step in “10 Steps to Self-Sovereignty”, we’ve articulated nine ways that Bitcoin can enable the sovereign individual. But what about building the sovereign Bitcoin business? From longer timeframe accounting practices to managing a bi-weekly payroll, to using a volatile asset that operates on a 24/7 market, there…

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Ecash Makes Bitcoin (And Fiat) Private With Calle’s Cashu

Editor’s note: Cashu is a protocol, not a company. Founders: Calle Date Founded: October 2022 Location of Headquarters: Remote Amount of Bitcoin Held in Treasury: N/A Number of Employees: 20-30 open-source developers Website: https://cashu.space/ Public or Private? N/A Of Bitcoin’s many notable properties, privacy isn’t one of them. In fact, the transparency of the Bitcoin blockchain…

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Ecash Makes Bitcoin — And CBDCs — Private With Calle’s Cashu

Editor’s note: Cashu is a protocol, not a company. Founders: Calle Date Founded: October 2022 Location of Headquarters: Remote Amount of Bitcoin Held in Treasury: N/A Number of Employees: 20-30 open-source developers Website: https://cashu.space/ Public or Private? N/A Of Bitcoin’s many notable properties, privacy isn’t one of them. In fact, the transparency of the Bitcoin blockchain…

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Case Study: Enabling Bitcoin as a Medium of Exchange at the Bitcoin Asia Conference in Hong Kong

The Bitcoin Asia conference held on May 9 and 10, 2024 in Hong Kong demonstrated a significant milestone in the adoption of bitcoin as a legitimate medium of exchange. This article outlines the strategies and technologies implemented to facilitate seamless bitcoin transactions for goods and services over the two days, leveraging the capabilities of self-custodial…

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Institutional Bitcoin Adoption: Insights from Nathan McCauley, CEO of Anchorage Digital

At the MicroStrategy World: Bitcoin for Corporations conference, Nathan McCauley, co-founder and CEO of Anchorage Digital, shared his thoughts on the growing rate of institutional Bitcoin adoption. Anchorage Digital, the only federally-chartered bitcoin bank and a leading institutional custodian, plays a crucial role in facilitating this transition to bitcoin becoming an asset in which institutions…

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The New Wave Of Bitcoin L2s Are Sidechains

I heard a lot of people say no one could define an L2 at Bitcoin Asia. The problem is that we have a definition, and most people just want to ignore it. Marketing, eh. “Bitcoin L2s” are the hottest thing on the street. People are using a bunch of jargon to distract users from trust…

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Bitcoin Policy Institute Launches Fund to Defend Non-Custodial Tools from Regulatory Threats

The Bitcoin Policy Institute (BPI) has announced the launch of its Peer-to-Peer Rights Fund, a strategic initiative aimed at safeguarding the decentralized, peer-to-peer integrity of the Bitcoin ecosystem. The fund’s mission is to defend non-custodial tools and their developers from regulatory overreach, ensuring that innovation, privacy, and user autonomy remain protected. 🚀Announcing the Peer-to-Peer Rights…

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BRRR ETF: Don’t Go Cold On This Bitcoin ETF (NASDAQ:BRRR)

gopixa Following in the footsteps of my earlier article on VanEck’s Bitcoin Spot ETF (HODL) todays article dives into the rivaling Valkyrie Bitcoin ETF (NASDAQ:BRRR). Introduction Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund is one more of the many cutting-edge exchange-traded funds (ETFs) aimed at giving investors exposure to bitcoin. This ETF stands out in comparison to direct exposure…

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Blockstream's Rusty Russell Wants To Revamp Bitcoin Script

Rusty Russell, lead Lightning developer for Blockstream, is spearheading an ambitious initiative known as the Bitcoin script restoration project. This effort aims to restore and expand the functionality of Bitcoin’s script language, which was significantly limited in the early days of Bitcoin due to security concerns. In a recent interview with Bitcoin Magazine, Russell elaborated…

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$5.1 Billion Pension Fund CIO Joins Non-profit Organization Focused on Bitcoin Adoption

Today, the Proof of Workforce Foundation, a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, has announced the addition of two distinguished members to its Board of Directors: Ajit Singh and Raphael Zagury, according to a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine. This duo is being brought on to further strengthen the Foundation’s mission to promote meaningful, education-based Bitcoin adoption among…

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$1.5T Morgan Stanley is Buying US Spot Bitcoin ETF

Recent 13F SEC filings have revealed several major US financial institutions are allocating serious money to Bitcoin via spot ETFs, with these filings disclosing the holdings of institutional investors with over $100 million allocated. After the SEC approved several spot Bitcoin ETFs earlier this year, investors have eagerly awaited these disclosures. The filings reveal names…

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The Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Paradox

“Ponzi scheme” has become a byword for all manner of financial frauds and monetary scams. When a rapid six month collapse erased $2T (trillion) from crypto market capitalization in 2022, mainstream media outlets were quick to again label cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ponzi schemes. Writing in the Chinese People’s Daily online edition, Shan Zhiguang and He…

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Senate Passes Bill to Overturn SEC Rule on Bitcoin And Crypto Custody, Biden Threatens Veto

Moments ago, the Senate passed legislation H.J.Res. 109 that would overturn the SEC’s Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) No. 121, preventing highly regulated financial firms from custodying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The legislation passed with a vote of 60 to 38, demonstrating bipartisan support for the measure. BREAKING: 🇺🇸 Legislation that would overturn SEC rule preventing highly…

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CME to Launch Bitcoin Trading for Hedge Funds and Traders

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), the world’s largest futures exchange, is planning to offer spot bitcoin trading on its platform, according to a Financial Times report. This move would provide major hedge funds and institutional traders with a regulated venue to trade Bitcoin. NEW: 🇺🇸 World’s largest futures exchange, CME Group is planning to launch…

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$2 Billion In Spot Bitcoin ETFs: Millennium Management Reveals Investment In SEC Filing

In a new disclosure, investment management company Millennium Management has revealed holdings of almost $2 billion in spot Bitcoin ETFs. This revealing was made through a SEC 13F-HR institutional investment manager holdings report filed today, and disclosure underscores the increasing interest and investment in Bitcoin ETFs by major institutional players. JUST IN: 🇺🇸Millennium Management discloses it holds…

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Volcano Bitcoin Mining Gives El Salvador $29 Million Boost

El Salvador has mined nearly 474 bitcoins worth around $29 million since September 2021 using geothermal energy from the Tecapa volcano, official data revealed. This boosts the country’s total bitcoin holdings to 5,750 BTC valued at over $360 million. JUST IN: 🇸🇻 El Salvador mined nearly 474 #bitcoin worth $29 million using volcano-fueled geothermal power…

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A Denial Of Service Attack On Bitcoin Consensus

Conservatism, in the literal and not political sense, has always been a core part of the Bitcoin ecosystem. Satoshi himself was very cautious and thorough in his original design attempts, and developers since have tried to be very cautious and thorough in the development process after his departure. Numerous pieces of technology have been developed…

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Wisconsin Investment Board Becomes First State Pension To Buy Spot Bitcoin ETFs, Holds Over $162 Million

Today, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) has revealed its substantial investments in Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) through a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to the filing, SWIB holds nearly $100 million worth of BlackRock’s spot Bitcoin ETF (IBIT). JUST IN: 🇺🇸 State of Wisconsin Investment Board discloses it…

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President Biden Blocks Chinese-backed Bitcoin Mining Firm From Owning Land Near a Wyoming Nuclear Missile Base

United States President Joe Biden has issued an order prohibiting the acquisition of certain real property by MineOne Cloud Computing Investment I L.P., citing national security concerns. The order, based on findings outlined by the President, aims to safeguard critical assets near Francis E. Warren Air Force Base (Warren AFB) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The President’s…

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El Salvador Launches Website to Track $360M Bitcoin Treasury

El Salvador made history in 2021 by becoming the first country to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender under the leadership of President Nayib Bukele. This groundbreaking decision has enabled significant financial improvements across the small Central American nation. Yesterday, El Salvador launched its website to track its national Bitcoin treasury holdings to further its…

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Jack Dorsey Predicts Over $1 million Bitcoin Price by 2030

Block CEO Jack Dorsey recently predicted Bitcoin could reach a price of “at least $1 million” by 2030.  Since stepping down from Twitter, now X, Dorsey has become a leading Bitcoin advocate, taking part in various Bitcoin and Nostr-related initiatives. JUST IN: Jack Dorsey predicts at least $1 million #Bitcoin price by 2030 🚀 pic.twitter.com/uNukkC4goQ…

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7 Tips For Traveling With Bitcoin Keys

Originally published on Unchained.com. Unchained is the official US Collaborative Custody partner of Bitcoin Magazine and an integral sponsor of related content published through Bitcoin Magazine. For more information on services offered, custody products, and the relationship between Unchained and Bitcoin Magazine, please visit our website.  Visit unchained.bitcoinmagazine.com for resources and special offers to upgrade…

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EU Regulator Considers Approving Bitcoin for UCITS Products

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s financial watchdog, is reviewing whether to allow Bitcoin into the region’s €12 trillion mutual fund market. JUST IN: 🇪🇺 EU Securities Authority is exploring adding #Bitcoin and Crypto exposure to the €12T investment market. EU is gearing up 🙌 pic.twitter.com/kVYZrrEFCx — Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) May 9, 2024…

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President Joe Biden Will Veto Legislation Allowing Financial Firms to Custody Bitcoin: White House

The Executive Office of US President Joe Biden has announced its stance on proposed legislation, H.J. Res. 109, that would allow highly regulated financial firms to act as custodians for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.  JUST IN: 🇺🇸 US President Joe Biden Administration says Biden would veto legislation that would allow highly regulated financial firms to custody #Bitcoin…

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Bitcoin Lightning Wallet ZEUS Isn’t Going Anywhere

Founder: Evan Kaloudis Date Founded: 2019, block 563345; incorporated in 2023 Location of Headquarters: No HQ; fully remote Amount of Bitcoin Held in Treasury: Not disclosed Number of Employees: 2 Website: https://zeusln.com/  Public or Private? Private On April 26, 2024, Evan Kaloudis drew a line in the sand. In the wake of the news of the Samourai Wallet developers…

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Your Wealth Is Melting: Why Bitcoin Is The Deep Freeze Your Portfolio Desperately Needs

Originally published on Unchained.com. Unchained is the official US Collaborative Custody partner of Bitcoin Magazine and an integral sponsor of related content published through Bitcoin Magazine. For more information on services offered, custody products, and the relationship between Unchained and Bitcoin Magazine, please visit our website.  The following is an excerpt from “Your Wealth is…

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El Salvador's Bitcoin Beach Launches Campaign To Advance Circular BTC Economies Worldwide

Bitcoin Beach, in collaboration with Geyser and the Federation of Bitcoin Circular Economies (FBCE), has announced the Bitcoin Beach Grants round, aimed at advancing Bitcoin circular economies globally. This initiative aims to support emerging Bitcoin circular economies seeking growth through local Bitcoin education, merchant adoption, and community initiatives with Bitcoin. 🌎 Exciting News! Introducing a…

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Argentina to Mine Bitcoin with Stranded Gas

Argentina’s energy sector is increasingly turning to Bitcoin, this time with a state-owned facility using stranded natural gas from oil fields that would otherwise be wasted. JUST IN: 🇦🇷 Argentina state-owned company’s subsidiary will mine $BTC with Stranded Gas: Forbes Eventually, every country will be mining #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/bu6sCXEUJ1 — Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) May 8, 2024…

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Investment Firm Discloses Over $1.8 Billion in Bitcoin ETF Holdings in SEC Filing

Susquehanna International Group, LLP (SIG), a global trading, technology, and investment firm, disclosed that it holds over $1.8 billion in Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) through a 13F-HR filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), providing a detailed breakdown of SIG’s investment portfolio. The filing reveals the investment firms biggest positions were in Grayscales…

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Dylan LeClair Joins "MicroStrategy of Asia" as Director of Bitcoin Strategy

Metaplanet, a decades-old Japanese Public company providing hospitality and technology-related services, recently announced a major strategic pivot – embracing Bitcoin as a core corporate treasury asset. Last month, Metaplanet revealed it acquired over $6 million worth of Bitcoin, marking the company’s foray into digital assets. This mirrors MicroStrategy’s pioneering move to allocate part of its reserves to…

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GBTC: Expecting Underperformance Compared To Bitcoin

da-kuk In one of my previous articles, I discussed the top Bitcoin ETFs for investors seeking exposure to Bitcoin, excluding the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (NYSEARCA:GBTC) due to its high management fees. Today, I’ll go into detail about GBTC and explain why I believe it’s an inefficient option for Bitcoin exposure. Thesis: GBTC’s high expense ratio…

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Bitcoin Network Tops 1 Billion In Total Transactions Processed

The Bitcoin network has reached a major milestone, processing its one billionth transaction yesterday, an achievement comes 15 years and 4 months after Bitcoin’s genesis block was mined on January 3, 2009. JUST IN: #Bitcoin has officially processed over 1 billion transactions. pic.twitter.com/bFbSW5NEAW — Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) May 5, 2024 At an average rate of…

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