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Bitcoin

Bitcoin

BTC

$10,862.08
-2.06%
Global Average
BTC/USD
$10,781.38
$11,091.69
Rank
1
Market Cap
$201.06B
Circulating Supply
18.495MM BTC
Volume (1D)
$29.32B

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Bitcoin News
Technical
Bitcoin News
Jason Hamlin, Ecosystem Insights

MicroStrategy has a new policy that enables them to regularly transform parts of their passive cash assets into Bitcoin. Twenty-four hours after the news went public, Michael Sayler, the firm’s founder, announced that MicroStrategy acquired 16,796 additional Bitcoin, bringing the total holdings up to 38,250 BTC, or $425 million. The company's founder indicated uncertainty in the US dollar was a key reason for the move. Will other companies follow, adding significant demand for Bitcoin? $BTC www.coindesk.com/microstrategy-ceo-michael-saylor-bitcoin

Bitcoin CEO: MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor Explains His $425M Bet on BTC - CoinDesk
Michael Saylor has turned MicroStrategy's sleepy cash surplus into a nearly half-billion-dollar bet on bitcoin's long-term potential.
coindesk.com
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Bitcoin News
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Bitcoin News
Jason Hamlin, Ecosystem Insights

Bakkt’s bitcoin futures market hit an all-time high yesterday. In terms of the amount of bitcoin traded, the firm clocked in an all-time high of 15,995 bitcoin. Unlike rival CME, which has a cash-settled product, Bakkt's futures settle in physical bitcoin. $BTC www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/77872/bakkts-bitcoin-futures-market-surges-after-months-of-trailing-rival-cme

Bakkt’s bitcoin futures market hits all-time high after months of trailing rival CME - The Block
Crypto derivatives provider Bakkt has recently gained some ground in the market for bitcoin futures. The firm, which is set to launch a retail trading app
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Bitcoin News
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Jason Hamlin, Ecosystem Insights

More than $1 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC) has now been tokenized to access decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols on the Ethereum (ETH) network. That’s equivalent to the entire total value locked (TVL) in DeFi less than four months ago. $BTC cointelegraph.com/news/more-than-1b-in-bitcoin-has-been-tokenized-for-defi

More than $1B in Bitcoin has been tokenized for DeFi
Almost 100,000 Bitcoins have been tokenized on Ethereum, more than 50% of which migrated over just the past 30 days
cointelegraph.com
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Bitcoin Podcasts
Marketing
Bitcoin Podcasts
Jason Hamlin, Ecosystem Insights

Pomp Podcast #383: Jim Cramer Becomes A Bitcoin Bull Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony Pompliano convinced the CNBC host to pick up some Bitcoin. Pomp explained the benefits of Bitcoin and Cramer appeared ok with allocating 1% of his wealth storage to crypto. $BTC www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEpwnqWTwus

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Bitcoin
Jameson Lopp, Bitcoin Developer

Forward Progress on Adding Schnorr Signature Support to Bitcoin Schnorr signature support has been added the libsecp256k1 library after 2 years of review. This library is commonly used by Bitcoin implementations and developers. Bitcoin Core has also updated to this version of the library, which puts them one step closer to adding support for Taproot. github.com/bitcoin-core/secp256k1/pull/558

Add schnorrsig module which implements BIP-340 compliant signatures by jonasnick · Pull Request #558 · bitcoin-core/secp256k1 · GitHub
This PR implements signing, verification and batch verification as described in BIP-340 in an experimental module named schnorrsig. It includes the test vectors and a benchmarking tool. This PR als...
github.com
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Bitcoin News
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Bitcoin News
Jason Hamlin, Ecosystem Insights

The business intelligence company told the SEC on Monday it "may increase" its bitcoin (BTC) holdings beyond the $250 million haul purchased in August. That blockbuster buy transformed much of MicroStrategy's cash reserves into bitcoin, placing the Nasdaq-traded firm among Wall Street's most notable bitcoin bulls. $BTC www.coindesk.com/microstrategy-more-bitcoin-sec

MicroStrategy Tells SEC It 'May Increase' $250M Bitcoin Reserves - CoinDesk
MicroStrategy told the SEC it "may increase" its bitcoin (BTC) holdings beyond the $250 million haul purchased in August.
coindesk.com
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Bitcoin News
Technical
Bitcoin News
Jason Hamlin, Ecosystem Insights

Data from blockchain analytics firm Glassnode shows that Bitcoin's hash rate has broken a new record at over 140 EH/s. The higher hash rate is generally good news for Bitcoin, as it makes it harder to attack. $BTC decrypt.co/41178/bitcoins-hash-rate-reaches-even-greater-heights

Bitcoin's Hash Rate Reaches Even Greater Heights - Decrypt
Data from blockchain analytics firm Glassnode shows the cryptocurrency’s hash rate has broken a new record.
decrypt.co
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Bitcoin News
Technical
Bitcoin News
Jason Hamlin, Ecosystem Insights

Switzerland’s canton of Zug, home of the so-called “Crypto Valley,” is set to start accepting bitcoin and ether for tax payments in February 2021, with a trial of the scheme scheduled for the next few weeks. $BTC www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/2020/09/swiss-canton-of-zug-to-accept-bitcoin-and-ethereum-for-tax-payments/

Swiss Canton of Zug to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Tax Payments | Cryptoglobe
Switzerland’s canton of Zug, home to the so-called “Crypto Valley,” will start accepting bitcoin and ether for tax payments, as the popularity of cryptoassets keeps on rising.
cryptoglobe.com