Stocks keep crypto down while Africa gets Lightning Nodes. It’s CoinDesk’s Markets Daily Podcast.

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Today’s stories:

Bitcoin Rises to $9.6K as Stocks Cheer Additional US Stimulus Plans

A fresh stimulus “bazooka” from the Fed Reserve and the U.S. government lifted prices for both stocks and bitcoin.

One Man’s Mission to Deploy Solar-Powered Bitcoin Nodes Across Africa

A Nigerian entrepreneur has released a $500 kit for building solar-powered Lightning nodes in hopes of expanding bitcoin adoption across Africa.

Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan’s Stock Hits Record Low 1 Month After Halving

Shares of Canaan Creative, one of the few publicly traded crypto miner manufacturers, fell below $2 Monday, their lowest after going public last year.

Mining Pools Distribute $2.4M Transaction Fee After Flood of Phoney Refund Claims [Updated]

Mining pool Ethermine said it would never freeze transaction fees again. 

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