Peter Chawaga

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Sep 23 2021

Inside El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law Implementation

Sep 23 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture el salvador law spaces video

Bitcoiners who were in El Salvador as its Bitcoin law was implemented reflect on the good and the bad of state-sponsored Bitcoin adoption.Watch On YouTubeListen:...

Sep 01 2021

How Marco Falke Maintains The Bitcoin Network

Now Bitcoin Core’s most prolific developer, Marco Falke’s work is the daily maintenance and testing of an open-source project that must reject error.Last week, Bitcoin Developer Marco Falke logged his 1,752nd commit to Bitcoin Core’s codebase, passing W. J. van der Laan to become the most prolific Core Dev in terms of the sheer number of...

Aug 30 2021

Oslo Freedom Forum Set To Host Bitcoin Academy

The 2021 Oslo Freedom Forum, October 4 and 5 in Miami, will host a Bitcoin Academy to bring Bitcoin education to human rights activists.The 2021 Oslo Freedom Forum, an international events series highlighting human rights activism, will host a Bitcoin Academy as one of its three programming tracks on October 4 and 5 in...

Aug 28 2021

Remembering Bitcoin Pioneer Hal Finney (May 4, 1956 – August 28, 2014)

Aug 28 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  anniversary culture hal finney rpow

Seven years ago today, Bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney passed away from complications of ALS. He’ll always be remembered for “running bitcoin.”Seven years ago today, legendary computer programmer and recipient of the first-ever Bitcoin transaction Hal Finney passed away as a result of complications of ALS.Finney worked as a video game developer and then as a developer for PGP Corporation, an early...

Aug 23 2021

The Bitcoin Lifestyle Of Stacy Herbert And Max Keiser

With media careers spanning decades and utterly maximalist outlooks, Stacy Herbert and Max Keiser are defining the Bitcoin lifestyle.Stacy Herbert met Max Keiser in a French internet café in 2003. To that point, her media career had been primarily spent behind the scenes as a script consultant and “development girl” in Hollywood and the stories Keiser was telling her about banking and...

Aug 18 2021

Zion Wants To Free Social Media From Big Tech Through The Lightning Network

Social network Zion onboards users to the Lightning Network to free them from big tech censorship, revenue restrictions and data collection.Announced earlier today, Bitcoin-based social network Zion has launched with the mission of eliminating reliance on large tech companies for content creation and sharing, providing an alternative that does not collect user data, censor speech...

Aug 05 2021

Sticking To The Regulated Path For Bitcoin In Paraguay

Architects of Paraguay’s Bitcoin legislation argue that its regulatory framework is the best way to foster a mining industry in the country.A few weeks ago, Paraguayan Congressman Carlitos Rejala sent us a translated version of legislation seeking to clarify the legal status of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in his country....

Jul 21 2021

Elon Musk Discusses Merits Of Bitcoin, Reveals SpaceX Holds BTC

Tesla CEO Elon Musk discussed his bitcoin investments and outlook in a live stream with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood.Billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk discussed Bitcoin during a live-streamed session of The ₿ Word event, saying that he supports and holds the original cryptocurrency, as does his aerospace company SpaceX.“[Bitcoin] has an open ledger, which is quite good....

Jul 14 2021

NFL Running Back Saquon Barkley To Receive All Marketing Revenue In Bitcoin Through Strike

NFL running back Saquon Barkley will convert all of his marketing income into bitcoin using Lightning Network platform Strike.NFL running back Saquon Barkley has announced that he intends to receive all of his marketing income through bitcoin, using Lightning Network payments platform Strike.Barkley made the announcement live on an episode of “The...

Compass Partners With Oklo For Fission-Powered Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin mining firm Compass Mining has partnered with advanced fission company Oklo to mine bitcoin with nuclear power.Compass Mining, a bitcoin mining hardware and hosting provider, has entered a 20-year partnership with advanced fission company Oklo to mine bitcoin with nuclear power according to...

Jul 12 2021

As Hollywood’s Latest Bitcoin Promoter, Spike Lee Highlights Sovereign Potential Of BTC

Iconic actor and director Spike Lee is bringing his cultural perspective to Bitcoin in an ad for a cryptocurrency ATM operator Coin Cloud.Mainstream, Hollywood celebrities have delved into the commercial world of Bitcoin before. For instance, Alec Baldwin has served as a pitchman for cryptocurrency exchange eToro and Neil Patrick Harris...

Jul 01 2021

Strike Adds Bitcoin Buying Tab In App

Lightning Network payments platform Strike has added a bitcoin buying tab to its app, emphasizing minimal fees for these purchases.Lightning Network payments platform Strike, which recently made headlines as the primary partner in El Salvador’s decision to declare bitcoin as legal tender, has announced it is adding a...

Jun 29 2021

Founder Behind Alleged $2.3 Billion Bitcoin Scam Pushes Against Victims’ Claims

Jun 29 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  africrypt business scams south africa

The founder of an investment platform accused of stealing $2.3 billion in bitcoin has resurfaced to push back on those claims.Following what victims allege to be one of the largest bitcoin scams of all time, with claims that more than $2.3 billion in bitcoin was stolen, one of the accused has resurfaced to profess innocence.Last week, news reports indicated that the...

OpenNode, BigCommerce Partner To Bring Bitcoin Payments To 60,000 Merchants

Payment processor OpenNode and ecommerce platform BigCommerce have partnered to bring bitcoin payments to more than 60,000 global merchants.Bitcoin payment infrastructure provider OpenNode has announced that its technology will be leveraged by ecommerce company BigCommerce, bringing bitcoin payment options to more than 60,000 merchants around the world.“Our partnership with BigCommerce is another important...

Jun 24 2021

Judge Rejects Class Certification In Lawsuit Over Mt. Gox Hack

In the latest legal development around victim attempts to recover funds from bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, a judge denied class certification.In the latest legal development around the 2014 hack of Mt. Gox, perhaps the most notorious bitcoin exchange event in history, a federal judge in the U.S. has rejected a bid for class certification from victims.“An Illinois federal judge … rejected...

Report: Founders Of South African Exchange Abscond With $2.3 Billion In Bitcoin

Jun 24 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  africrypt business scams south africa

Users of South African exchange Africrypt are missing $2.3 billion in bitcoin after the founders have disappeared.The founders of South African cryptocurrency exchange Africrypt, two brothers named Ameer and Raees Cajee, have reportedly vanished, as has more than $2.3 billion in bitcoin belonging to clients.“A Cape Town law firm hired by investors say they can’t locate the brothers and has reported...

Jun 21 2021

Max Keiser And Stacy Herbert To Host “F*ck Elon” Bitcoin Maximalist Event On July 8

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert of the “Orange Pill Podcast” are hosting a Bitcoin maximalism party called “F*ck Elon” in Austin on July 8.The hosts of the “Orange Pill Podcast,” Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert, will be hosting a night of live comedy, music and Bitcoin celebration called the “F*ck Elon Tour” on July 8 at the Spider House Ballroom in Austin,...

Jun 18 2021

Banking Giant BBVA Launches Bitcoin Trading, Custody Services In Switzerland

Jun 18 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  banking bbva business switzerland

Major financial institution BBVA is launching bitcoin trading and custody for clients in Switzerland.Madrid-based financial services giant BBVA, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, will soon offer bitcoin trading and custody services through its Swiss subsidiary.“After six months of testing with a selected group of users, BBVA Switzerland makes its first crypto-asset trading and custody...

Goldman Sachs Now Trading Bitcoin Futures With Galaxy Digital

Goldman Sachs is now trading bitcoin futures blocks with Galaxy Digital serving as a liquidity provider, a major institutional BTC offering.Multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs is now trading bitcoin futures blocks with Galaxy Digital Holdings serving as its liquidity provider and providing quotes for buy and sell orders.“The trades represent the first time that Goldman has used a digital assets firm...

Jun 17 2021

Bitcoin Mining Firm Bitfarms To Be Traded On Nasdaq

Toronto-based Bitcoin mining firm Bitfarms expects to begin trading under “BITF” on the Nasdaq stock market on June 21.Toronto-based Bitcoin mining business Bitfarms has announced that it will begin trading under the symbol “BITF” on Nasdaq on June 21. Common shares of the company have received DTC eligibility and it will retain its listing on the TSX Venture...