Top 10 Ways to Earn Free Bitcoin in 2022

Here are the best ways to earn free Bitcoin when your purse is light. --- Are you interested in Bitcoin, but still hesitant to risk putting money towards it? Alternatively, are you looking to sat every sat possible, but lack the dry powder to buy more? Here’s a secret: you can put more bitcoin in your pocket without spending a dime – or even doing any real work.  That’s not to say you’ll earn much bitcoin without either of those…

The Fed and SEC are Both Hurting Bitcoin: BitFury CEO

Brian Brooks – CEO of blockchain technology company BitFury – recently spoke on the state of the economy, crypto markets, and the regulatory situation. He said that both the Federal Reserve and SEC’s approaches to markets harm Bitcoin in the short term.  Bitcoin VS The SEC During an interview with CNBC on Monday, Joe Kernen began by asking Brooks whether regulation was a net cost or benefit for crypto. He specifically referenced Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler,…

Ancient Bitcoin Whale Moves 5,000 BTC as Price Tanks

Data from blockchain analytics firm CryptoQuant reveals that over 5,000 Bitcoin more than 7 years old were moved on Saturday. According to the company’s community manager “Maartuun” on Twitter, this could be a sign of further downside to come.  In a post on Sunday, Maartuun shared a chart showing the on-chain movement history of bitcoins during various timeframes.  Exactly 5,019 BTC that hadn’t moved in 7 to 10 years were transferred in one block on August 28. One block is…

Mt Gox Creditor Refutes Reports of Major BTC Dump

Mt Gox creditor Eric Wall has dismissed ongoing rumors that the infamous crypto exchange is disbursing BTC. Wall, who functioned as CTO of crypto investment company Arcane Assets, revealed this in a recent Twitter thread. Rumors of a BTC Dump Nearly 10 years ago, Mt Gox crumbled following a hack that saw it lose 850,000 Bitcoins. The team later announced that they had shut down the platform’s services and filed for bankruptcy. However, not long after several angry clients kicked…

What is Taro? Trading Assets and Currencies on Bitcoin

Taro leverages Bitcoin, lightning, and Taproot to enable the peer-to-peer transfer of currencies and assets beyond just BTC. —  Worried that Bitcoin is too boring to play within the growing digital asset economy? Fret no longer.  Using Taro, the original blockchain network can support the decentralized exchange of multiple assets – including fiat currencies. Moreover, the protocol works together with the lightning network, letting users transact – instantly and for free – with non-BTC-denominated balances.  Read below to learn about…

More Pain Ahead? Bitcoin Miner Balances Return to Negative

Baro Virtual – an analyst from the blockchain analytics platform CryptoQuant – suggested that Bitcoin miners may be signaling another Bitcoin pullback. Data shows that Bitcoin miners have been reducing their Bitcoin positions since August 8th. As BaroVirtual pointed out, this has put their net balance back in the negative zone. In the short-term, he believes this is “not good.” “You may notice that in previous times when miners' balance was reduced, BTC tended to decline to free fall or…

Bitcoin is Maturing Towards Global Collateral: Bloomberg Intelligence

Mike McGlone – Senior Commodity Strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence – recently suggested that Bitcoin is on its way to becoming “global collateral.” He called the primary cryptocurrency a possible “leading indicator” for risk assets, which may be at risk given the crypto market’s latest decline.  Signs of Maturity? As McGlone tweeted on Wednesday, most risk assets are struggling in the second half of 2022. Their headwinds primarily stem from the Federal Reserve's “sledgehammer” of rising interest rates, which “may form…

What is Fedimint? The Custody Solution to Bitcoin Privacy

Fedimint combines distributed custody with blind-signed ecash tokens to let Bitcoin users transact in private. --- Despite its growth, Bitcoin still faces some glaring limitations to reaching mass adoption as a fully censorship-proof payments network. One of them is privacy. Bitcoin’s ledger is fully open and public, meaning anyone can track another person’s transactions if they know his public address.  The other is a custody problem. While wallet software UX has improved considerably over time, many Bitcoin holders still store…

Strike Announces ‘Visa Card’ Feature Letting Users Pay Anywhere With Bitcoin

The Bitcoin payments company Strike has partnered with Visa to integrate a ‘Visa card’ into its wallet app. This will allow Strike users to pay for goods and services in Bitcoin with any Visa-accepting merchant.  In a tweet on Thursday, Strike revealed its new Visa card, which it called the “Strike Card.” “You can now take Strike anywhere and earn rewards on everyday spending,” explained the company. The card rewards users with incentives for every purchase and charges no added…

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