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Bitcoin is the pioneer of blockchains and cryptocurrencies, introduced in a white paper released in 2008 by an apparently pseudonymous person or group of people known as Satoshi Nakamoto. The document described a peer-to-peer method of transferring money without the use of financial institutions. The cryptocurrency known as bitcoin or BTC debuted in 2009. Transactions are recorded on a public ledger (a blockchain) by entities known as miners who engage in process called proof-of-work. Miners are rewarded for doing that by getting newly minted bitcoin. Some proponents view BTC as an alternative to fiat currencies and a hedge against inflation. Bitcoin has inspired the creation of numerous other cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects.

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'Moon' Uses Bitcoin's Lightning Network to Enable Online Shopping With Visa Cards
‘Moon’ Uses Bitcoin’s Lightning Network to Enable Online Shopping With Visa Cards
A new startup, Moon, will allow users to pay for online shopping purchases with Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Users will have access to a browser extension that allows them to...
'Moon' Uses Bitcoin's Lightning Network to Enable Online Shopping With Visa Cards

The US Bitcoin ETF Race Heats Up
The US Bitcoin ETF Race Heats Up
Digital Currency Group is buying up to $250M of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust shares at a time when Grayscale posts jobs for exchange-traded fund specialists. “The Hash” panel analy...
The US Bitcoin ETF Race Heats Up

JPMorgan Offers Exposure to Crypto With Basket of Bitcoin Proxy Stocks
JPMorgan Offers Exposure to Crypto With Basket of Bitcoin Proxy Stocks
JPMorgan plans to launch a “cryptocurrency exposure basket” of bitcoin proxy stocks. “The Hash” panel weighs in on why the investment banking giant is dipping its toes into cr...
JPMorgan Offers Exposure to Crypto With Basket of Bitcoin Proxy Stocks

New Crypto Startup Lets You Shop Online With Bitcoin. Here's How
New Crypto Startup Lets You Shop Online With Bitcoin. Here’s How
Crypto startup Moon will allow users to pay for purchases with bitcoin using the Lightning network. Payments are made through a browser extension that works with any Visa e-co...
New Crypto Startup Lets You Shop Online With Bitcoin. Here's How

Bitcoin Finally Appears on Goldman Sachs' Global Asset Class Rankings, Topping the Charts
Bitcoin Finally Appears on Goldman Sachs’ Global Asset Class Rankings, Topping the Charts
Goldman Sachs is finally warming up to bitcoin. In January, the banking giant included bitcoin on its weekly ranking of global asset classes. BTC topped the charts, with retur...
Bitcoin Finally Appears on Goldman Sachs' Global Asset Class Rankings, Topping the Charts

Bitcoin Total Supply Locked on Ethereum
Bitcoin Total Supply Locked on Ethereum
Nearly 1% of total bitcoin supply is locked on Ethereum, jumping from 0.9% the year prior. BTC and ETH charts and analysis from Angela Minster at Flipside Crypto.
Bitcoin Total Supply Locked on Ethereum

BTC Markets in Beijing
BTC Markets in Beijing
Sino Global Capital Research Analyst Hans Xiang on crypto business development and bitcoin mining in China.
BTC Markets in Beijing

Can Bitcoin Ever Be Shut Down?
Can Bitcoin Ever Be Shut Down?
Quantum economics analyst Jason Deane on his recent article outlining his reasoning for why Bitcoin will never be shut down. Deane compares Bitcoin to the Pirate Bay, an illeg...
Can Bitcoin Ever Be Shut Down?

US-Based Cipher Mining Goes Public Via SPAC Merger
US-Based Cipher Mining Goes Public via SPAC Merger
Cipher Mining, a newly formed U.S.-based subsidiary of Bitfury, is going public after being valued at $2 billion. CEO of Cipher Mining Tyler Page discusses his company’s plans...
US-Based Cipher Mining Goes Public Via SPAC Merger

What's Behind This Week's Ebbs and Flows for BTC?
What’s Behind This Week’s Ebbs and Flows for BTC?
The price of BTC has fluctuated wildly this week, trading in the $43K-$52K range. What’s behind the fluctuations? “All About Bitcoin’s” Week-in-Review panel discusses the week...
What's Behind This Week's Ebbs and Flows for BTC?