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5 Ways Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Advanced in 2021

By: Alyssa Hertig This past year, key developments on the Lightning protocol have been making Bitcoin a better payment system. Attention in Bitcoin in 2021 has been glued to El Salvador making history as the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender and bitcoin’s chronically fluctuating price. But behind the scenes,…

White paper introducing Jack Dorsey’s decentralized Bitcoin exchange published on Friday

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White paper introducing Jack Dorsey’s decentralized Bitcoin exchange Bitcoin Real Estate posts the latest news from top crypto news sites like Cointelegraph.com. Be sure to visit their site to read the whole story. Story by: zhiyuan-sun It’s not a decentralized exchange in the truest sense of the word, but a peer-to-peer token swap platform under the…

Staples center in Los Angeles to be renamed Crypto.com arena.

Staples center in Los Angeles to be renamed Crypto.com arena AEG and Crypto.com to Lead Future of the Creative Capital of the Sports, Music and Entertainment World with New Naming Rights Agreement for Iconic Los Angeles Venue Formerly Known as STAPLES Center. Los Angeles, November 17, 2021 — Today Crypto.com, the world’s fastest-growing cryptocurrency platform,…

How Crypto Becomes Money

A new theory for a universal digital barter system. By Michael J. Casey By soaring 4.4% to new record highs Wednesday after the release of a report that showed U.S. inflation hit its highest level in 31 years and then losing all of that in the day, bitcoin played straight into the hands of mainstream economists…

Will the Holiday Season Bring Gifts or a Lump of Coal for Bitcoin Investors?

https://www.coindesk.com/author/lawrence-lewitinn/ There are just seven weeks left in the year, and it seems there’s no consensus on who will win out: the HODLers (steadfast accumulators) or the profit-takers. We’re approaching Christmas and many expect the art of window dressing to take hold. No, not on the streets of our towns, where shops prepare far too…

Taproot, Bitcoin’s Long-Anticipated Upgrade, Has Activated

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Taproot, Bitcoin’s Long-Anticipated Upgrade, Has Activated By Alyssa Hertig Taproot gives developers an expanded toolbox to work with as they continue to ideate, iterate and build on Bitcoin. At 5:15 UTC (00:15 EST) on Sunday, Nov. 14, Taproot, the long-anticipated Bitcoin upgrade, activated at block 709,632, opening the door for developers to integrate new features that will…

Visa Signals Further Crypto Ambitions With API Pilot for Bank Customers to Buy Bitcoin

By: Nathan DiCamillo Visa (V) is piloting a suite of application programming interfaces (APIs) that will allow banks to offer bitcoin services, the payments giant announced Wednesday. The Visa Crypto APIs pilot program will let clients “easily connect into the infrastructure provided by Visa’s partner, Anchorage, a federally chartered digital asset bank, to allow their…

Bitcoin surges back above $40,000

Harry Robertson Bitcoin surged as much as 7.5% on Thursday, to $40,094.81. The red-hot cryptocurrency has seen immense volatility in recent days, with thousands of dollars per coin added and wiped out across short periods. Thursday’s surge comes after European Central Bank boss Christine Lagarde called for more regulation the prior day. Morgan Stanley analysts…

Winklevoss-Founded Gemini to Offer Credit Card With Crypto Rewards

Tanzeel Akhtar Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian founded by the Winklevoss brothers, has launched the Gemini Credit Card offering cryptocurrency rewards. The company said the introduction of the credit card has been accelerated with the acquisition of the fintech startup Blockrize and will be made available to U.S. citizens in all states. According to…

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Financial Analysts Are Divided On What to Expect From The Bitcoin Halving

By Tony Spilotro / NewsBTC.com Last night, the countdown on the Bitcoin halving reached zero, and the block reward miners receive was cut in half. The event has widely been expected to be bullish, with valuation models suggesting the asset will skyrocket from here. However, some analysts aren’t so sure. We’ve gathered the conflicting thoughts of some…