Tag: bitcoin community

Aug 19 2022

Nevermind The Bear: Developer Interest In Bitcoin Keeps Growing, New Study Shows

The market might be down, but developer interest in bitcoin isn’t. Since the all-time high almost a year ago, it has grown more than 8%, according to a recent study. Telstra Ventures’ data science team performed “health checks on 3 top blockchain ecosystems” and concluded that “open-source developers signal strength of web3 community.” The story here, though, is bitcoin. Which isn’t really part...

Jul 26 2022

Alternative Media Attacks Bitcoin: A Response To “Bitcoin Cannot Free Palestine”

It’s obvious that bitcoin can’t free Palestine, let’s begin there. The bitcoin network just offers better money, not a miracle cure. It offers a decentralized currency that can’t be debased by any government, no more, no less. The author of “Bitcoin Cannot Free Palestine...

May 27 2022

Ray Liotta’s Death Elicits Reactions From Crypto Community: Funny Guy, Good Fella

Ray Liotta, the passionate actor best known for his depiction of hustler- turned-mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's 1990 "GoodFellas", has passed away. The Emmy winner was 67 years old. According to sources, Liotta died unexpectedly in his sleep in his hotel room in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming "Dangerous Waters," on Thursday morning. The New Jersey-born actor was memorable as the...

May 26 2022

Let’s Dissect McCormack’s “Follow The Money #1” Documentary, Pt. 2- Underbelly

At its core, Peter McCormack’s film is about the other side of El Salvador. And he faces it head-on in the part of his “Follow The Money #1” documentary we’ll dissect today. Will the Bitcoin Law help Salvadorans who don’t care about the Internet? Can bitcoin fix every problem it encounters? In a long enough time frame, it can and it will. McCormack...

Apr 27 2022

Who And Why Received The 5 BTC In Grants From The Human Rights Foundation?

For the second quarter of 2012, the Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin Development Fund distributed 500 million satoshis in grants. The receiving projects came from “Cuba, Turkey, Pakistan, Ghana, Venezuela, Burma, and beyond,” according to Chief Strategy Officer Alex Gladstein. In this round, the Human Rights Foundation focused on “Bitcoin software development, community building, censorship monitoring, translation and design.”...

Apr 16 2022

I Went To The 1st-Ever “Bitcoin Night” In Buenos Aires. Here’s What I Found

Disclaimer: The following op-ed represents the views of the author, and may not necessarily reflect the views of Bitcoinist. Bitcoinist is an advocate of creative and financial freedom alike. I had been looking for a way to connect with the Buenos Aires bitcoin community. I knew they were out there, but, where? I visited “...

Apr 01 2022

Vitalik Buterin’s Best Work Yet: “In Defense Of Bitcoin Maximalism”

Did Buterin come to his senses? Did Ethereum developer Péter Szilágyi’s thread convince him that something was rotten at the core of his protocol? Or is this some kind of sick joke? The title of the latest post on Vitalik Buterin’s blog is “...

Mar 30 2022

The Bitcoin Community Reacts To Greenpeace And Ripple’s Latest Attack

With the “Change The Code” campaign, Greenpeace and Ripple rubbed the bitcoin community the wrong way. The reactions kept coming throughout the day. Bitcoiners saw through the campaign’s literal intention and interpreted it as an attack on the protocol. And they weren’t quiet about it. In fact, they wouldn’t shut up. Related Reading |...

Mar 23 2022

Canadian Authorities Seized Only 6 Of The 21 BTC Donated To The Truckers’ Convoy

The Canadian truckers’ protest is one of 2022 biggest stories. The turning point was when the Government invoked the Emergencies Act and, among other things, got the power to seize all donations including cryptocurrencies. As it turns out, getting hold of the assets proved difficult and almost 70% of the 21 bitcoin is missing from the main account. How did we get here,...

Mar 19 2022

From The Ground: Five El Zonte Residents Talk About Their Bitcoin Experience

Hyperbitcoinization began in El Zonte. Since El Salvador declared bitcoin legal tender, the little town also known as Bitcoin Beach became a pilgrimage point for bitcoiners everywhere. That’s what this publication's From The Ground series is all about. First-hand experiences, directly from the center of the volcano. So far, we’ve brought you the...

Feb 10 2022

The BDC Revamped The Bitcoin Design Guide With A Focus On The Lightning Network

A new and improved Bitcoin Design Guide! The Bitcoin Design Community can’t stop, won’t stop. The V2 of the already phenomenal “Design Guide...

Feb 04 2022

You Won’t Believe What Costa Rica’s Bitcoin Jungle Is Building

The Bitcoin Jungle project is way more interesting than you probably think. This is how Bitcoin wins. From the ground up. We saw how Bitcoin Beach started small, humbly grew, and ended up changing El Salvador for the better. It’s only logical for similar projects to pop up in other locations that want to capture the spark, the magic. However, Bitcoin Jungle has...

Jan 29 2022

What Is AOPP? And, Why Is The Bitcoin Community Up In Arms About It?

The Address Ownership Proof Protocol or AOPP might’ve been the most sophisticated attack on Bitcoin so far. With a fairly benign protocol that only affected people in Switzerland, the powers that be infected some of the most respected wallets in the space. Only people who bought Bitcoin at Swiss centralized exchanges and were already fully KYC’d had to prove ownership of their wallet’s...

Jan 22 2022

From The Ground: Jimmy Song On El Salvador’s New Found Pride & Bright Future

Programmer, author, podcaster, and all-around legend Jimmy Song made the pilgrimage to El Salvador. He wrote about his first impressions on his Bitcoin Tech Talk newsletter and his perspective deserves a place in the From The Ground series. Instead of...

Nov 27 2021

News From El Salvador, Late November: Post Bitcoin Week Report

Time to check back with El Salvador. During Bitcoin Week, it was so hectic down there that we didn’t know where to start. Everybody in the Bitcoin space visited San Salvador and El Zonte. The highlight was that President Bukele announced the project to build Bitcoin City...

Oct 18 2021

News From El Salvador, Mid October: Bitcoin Earnings, Pet Hospital, Motorcycles

Time to check back with El Salvador. Their Bitcoin experiment is well underway, and it’s already showing results. Are these results positive or negative? You be the judge of that. We’ll just present the facts, the tweets, and the photos. Can you believe everything the people we’re quoting say? Of course not. Everyone has an agenda. However, a clear picture is emerging. And...

Jul 29 2021

“Plebs” Staked Bitcoin Throughout Downtrend. A Phenomenal Sign. Here’s Why.

The morale of the Bitcoin team seemed low over the last few months. That and a flat market didn’t stop the “plebs” from constantly “stacking sats.” The following chart shows that the Bitcoin addresses that hold between 0.1 and 1.0 BTC kept acquiring Bitcoin through this whole period. What does that mean, though? And why is it a sign of something phenomenal and...

Jul 27 2021

Selected Quotes And Seven Lessons From The “Hard Money” Mini-Documentary

Bitcoin-only director Richard James’ documentary on the recent history of inflation, “Hard Money,” uses stock images and anonymous narrators to weave the film. One of them qualifies the tweaking of the money supply as “...

Jul 15 2021

Paraguay ’s Bill To Regulate “Crypto Assets” Misses The Point Entirely

Member of Paraguay 's parliament Carlos Rejala fooled the world with his laser eyes. His supposed “Bitcoin Law” proposal doesn’t even mention Bitcoin. Rejala heard about El Salvador’s news and attached himself to it trying to steal its thunder. He then deployed a Twitter marketing campaign with big promises and ended up disappointing the whole world. Related...

Jul 03 2021

News From El Salvador, Early July: Bukele, El Zonte, And The ATM Factory

The Bitcoin train is moving fast in El Salvador. The law that makes it legal tender goes into effect in September, but the first Bitcoin company is already up and running. Also, a member of the US government and Reuters have President Bukele in their minds. Plus, concrete improvements in El Zonte, the land of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. Related Reading |...

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