JoinMarket Vs. ZeroLink And The Road To Decentralized Bitcoin Privacy Through CoinJoin

When they hear the word “CoinJoin,” the first things that pop into many relatively-new Bitcoiners’ heads are probably the ZeroLink implementations Wasabi Wallet and Samourai Wallet. In the last few years, these two projects have taken Bitcoin privacy quasi-mainstream, making it much simpler and more accessible. If you are new to the space though, you … Read more

Discussing Bitcoin Businesses And Bitcoin Entrepreneurship

Watch This Episode on YouTube Watch/Listen To This Episode: Read The Full Transcript Below: John Carvalho (00:13): Obviously I know very well your involvement and my involvement too, I guess, with Bitcoin Uncensored. Did you do any other Bitcoin projects? I don’t know how closely you were involved with Counterparty or helping with that, but … Read more

Bitcoin Miner Riot Blockchain Buys Electrical Supplier ESS Metron For $50 Million

Riot Blockchain has bought the electrical equipment provider ESS Metron. The deal is valued at $50 million, paid in 715,413 Riot common stock shares and $25 million in cash. Denver-based ESS Metron is a crucial supplier to Riot’s Whinstone, Texas, facility. Bitcoin miner Riot Blockchain has acquired electrical equipment solutions provider ESS Metron, according to … Read more

Jack Dorsey Is Now Focused On ‘Making Bitcoin More Than An Investment’

Payments giant Square will change its corporate name to Block Inc., the company said in a statement Wednesday. Square Crypto, its subsidiary focused on funding Bitcoin development, is now called Spiral. The name alludes to Spiral’s focus, Bitcoin, as it continues to grow “like a spiral from a single point, encompassing more and more space … Read more

COC#7: The Bitcoin Market Hangs Between Hope And Fear

December 1, 2021 Cycling On-Chain is a monthly column that uses on-chain and price-related data to better understand recent bitcoin market movements and estimate where we are in the cycle. This seventh edition first addresses several on-chain and derivatives-related metrics to gauge the current bitcoin market structure. Then, it discusses two developing narratives that are … Read more

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler: Bitcoin Competes With The U.S. Banking System

Bitcoin is an “off-the-grid” alternative to the traditional financial system, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said. Gensler joined former SEC chairman Jay Clayton on Wednesday to talk about Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and ETFs. Issuers should “come within the investor protection remit” to launch a spot BTC ETF in the U.S., Gensler said. Bitcoin is a competitor to … Read more

The Invisible Incentives Of Bitcoin

What incentives does Bitcoin offer? Money accumulation, or is there any greater purpose and incentive for miners securing the network? Mining is a most important process of the Bitcoin network, yet relatively few actually understand it. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Marty Bent, the laid-back Philadelphian with a penchant for Bitcoin mining … Read more

USD/CAD Rate Eyes September High as RSI Pushes into Overbought Zone

Canadian Dollar Talking Points USD/CAD appears to be on track to test the September high (1.2896) as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell adopts a hawkish outlook, and recent developments in the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicate a further appreciation in the exchange rate as the oscillator climbs above 70 to push into overbought territory. Advertisement … Read more

Omicron Lands in the U.S., Implications for the USD and S&P 500

USD, S&P 500 Talking Points The Omicron variant has now been identified in the U.S., and this created a quick reaction in markets. This is likely to change little around the Fed and, if anything, may ease the pressure they’ve faced of recent regarding inflation. It seems unlikely that the bank would abandon the brute … Read more