Today Bitcoin was formally recognized as legal tender in its first country.— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 7, 2021
Beyond the headlines, there is now pressure on competing nations to acquire Bitcoin—even if only as a reserve asset—as its design massively incentivizes early adoption.
Latecomers may regret hesitating https://t.co/mggfDk4v9z
Dutch Financial Times:
Major cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase, Gemini and Binance are experiencing technical issues amid heavy trading following news of Tesla's $1.5 billion #bitcoin investment.— CoinDesk (@CoinDesk) February 8, 2021
Via @Tanzeel_Akhtar https://t.co/Rs8KkVGQLZ
If Tesla would have made its Bitcoin announcement a few years ago the focus would have been on the fact that it will allow Bitcoin as payment, now the only focus is Bitcoin as reserve asset. The narrative changed completely from BTC as currency to BTC as store of value.— Marc van der Chijs (@marcvanderchijs) February 8, 2021
After Elon many big names such as Ray Dalio & Scaramucci.
UPDATE: Following Musk, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci have also added bitcoin to their Twitter bios. https://t.co/KqkMLfgC66— The Block (@TheBlock__) January 29, 2021
As for yesterday’s *possible* Bitcoin double spend, which was resolved after one block, we have summarised the transactions in the below image, so that you can decide for yourselves what may have happened— BitMEX Research (@BitMEXResearch) January 21, 2021
Image modified from work by @0xB10C https://t.co/V56scTQw5Q pic.twitter.com/W2lPYGZxvb
In case it needs to be said: no double spend happened.— Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop) January 21, 2021
Some very bad reporting full of incorrect information happened, but that’s a common occurrence.
A block was reorganized, that’s also a common occurrence.
On closer inspection this is likley to be an instance of RBF, where the lower fee transaction won— BitMEX Research (@BitMEXResearch) January 20, 2021
In the quest of stopping (still unproven) large scale money laundering in crypto central banks are violating basic human rights. As these bureaucrats march on, we, the people, have to keep focus on the ball and work on unstoppable privacy harder than ever.
Ok, so what is the significance of the @lagarde statement on bitcoin?— Simon Lelieveldt (@finhstamsterdam) January 16, 2021
We were offered a very open insight (but slightly flawed analysis) into top level policy perspective behind the crack down on selfhosted wallets. https://t.co/1LTzrxHbgs 1/32
Here is what im talking about:https://t.co/capjeqBkHu— yTedd (@TeddyCleps) January 15, 2021
The FINCEN-proposal to apply a sort of travel rule for crypto has inspired me to some historical reflections on the US eagerness for surveillance and the immense human rights violation that is now underway in a number of countries…https://t.co/vmEKY8zL9m https://t.co/XIQSbl5Lst— Simon Lelieveldt (@finhstamsterdam) January 5, 2021
1/ Breaking major news from US Treasury OCC, the largest US banking regulator (@USOCC), with new guidance allowing US banks to use public blockchains and dollar stablecoins as a settlement infrastructure in the US financial system. https://t.co/gQFWISWUnc— Jeremy Allaire (@jerallaire) January 4, 2021
SEC charges Ripple and two executives with conducting $1.3 billion unregistered securities offering https://t.co/3VP23RpSyV— SEC_News (@SEC_News) December 22, 2020
Why “decentralization” is not some special sauce you sprinkle over your project for marketing 👇 pic.twitter.com/IxX9OMVwwQ— Ben Kaufman (@_benkaufman) December 22, 2020
#Ripple: Lawsuit— Jonathan Dury (@dury_x) December 22, 2020
What is a security? According to the SEC, #Bitcoin $BTC and #Ethereum $ETH —are not securities, because they are decentralized with no person or company in control of them.
Ripple owns the lion’s share of $XRP and its centralized; its not mined pic.twitter.com/DFhfComHkP
⚠️⚠️ Uhh shiit! A hacker is dumping the full @Ledger database dump for free on raidforums! Emails, phone numbers and addresses!— Jimmy McShill (@JimmyMcShill) December 20, 2020
Get ready for a huge spam and phishing wave!#bitcoin #cryptcurrencies #phishing #security pic.twitter.com/XAQQHZ2wkW
The end of Ledger?
I think this is the end of @Ledger. I hope they’ll get sued into oblivion. If not I’ll personally tell everyone who asks to stay away from them. They not only didn’t protect client data but they lied to clients about it. Their core biz is security. They don’t deserve to survive.— Marc van der Chijs (@marcvanderchijs) December 21, 2020
.@elonmusk A set of prototype payment modules that allow for electric car charging by making real time machine to machine micropayments over the bitcoin lightning network from the car to the wall charging unit. https://t.co/rAcm8XG5YR pic.twitter.com/lEJl7Kqj9I— Dennis Parker (@Xentagz) December 20, 2020
Balancer, a popular protocol for programmable liquidity mostly on Ethereum, surprised users with a centralized action. Although it is completely understandable, it does make clear there is a feature here that can turn into a problematic vulnerability later.
So @BalancerLabs just blacklisted a pool and removed it from their frontend… a pool with **$20 million** of funds in it.— ⟠ toast.eth 🦄 (@intocryptoast) July 29, 2020
They did this without any community governance at all. pic.twitter.com/bKq9Qt8rRv
This week it was nice reading the fake report on Chainlink. Fake, yes (seemingly not published by Zeus Capital as it says), but some arguments make sense if you like. A market cap of more than 2.6 billion seems somewhat over the top to me.
However, dyor of course.
The (Fake) report: https://chainlink.docsend.com/view/nfrvnyuuzrf2d5va
Is NEXO, the crypto lending platform, involved?
An article reflecting on the report & the Nexo connection: https://beincrypto.com/dubious-report-claims-that-chainlink-link-is-a-giant-fraud/
BREAKING! 📢 The world's largest cryptocurrency exchange @Binance partners with @blockFoundry (CSE:BCFN) to adopt @Syscoin Platform for blazing speed & cost savings for #BUSD #stablecoin users. @cz_binance, you can now use Binance USD on the $SYS platform! ✅ Blog post in thread. pic.twitter.com/kTKYJ037Uw— Syscoin (@syscoin) July 23, 2020
🙌 “The #US Office of the Comptroller #OCC of the #Currency announced Wednesday that national savings #banks and federal savings associations can provide #cryptocurrency #custody services to their customers.” https://t.co/6sfv90lML8— Bart van Maarseveen (@bvanmaarseveen) July 22, 2020
Can’t imagine why… pic.twitter.com/Y88if2bE8W— Alistair Milne (@alistairmilne) July 22, 2020
But will the banks hedge against their own system?
But if they do, it will have impact: