What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin (BTC) is the first cryptocurrency created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. With the underlying technology blockchain, bitcoin has redefining money in terms of money form, money issuance standard and money movement. Bitcoin has a limit of 21 million coins and uses proof-of-work (POW) consensus. In some sense, bitcoin removes our reliance on central banks and traditional financial institutions that we have to trust on. Bitcoin brings monetary freedom.

Dwpbank to Offer Bitcoin to 1,200 German Banks
Deutsche WertpapierService Bank (Dwpbank) is launching wpNex, a platform that will offer Bitcoin to its affiliates’ retail customers without requiring additional Know Your Customer procedures. The platform will also include other cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and tokenized securities in the future.
Greenpeace's Bitcoin Art Piece Praised by Supporters
Environmental group Greenpeace commissioned an art piece dubbed the "Skull of Satoshi" to highlight the climate impact of Bitcoin mining, but the piece has been praised by Bitcoin supporters who want to adopt it as their mascot. The 11-feet-tall skull features the Bitcoin logo and red laser eyes, with "smoking stacks" made of recycled electronic waste to represent the fossil fuel and coal pollution caused by Bitcoin mining.
Bitcoin Hodlers Experience Profits on Majority of Trading Days
Bitcoin's profitability challenges the narrative of depreciating volatility. 88.50% of Bitcoin's tradable days were profitable for hodlers, with just 11.56% being unprofitable. Understanding market cycles is crucial for investors, while some prefer daily trades. General Bytes shut down its cloud services due to a discovered security vulnerability.
Former Coinbase CTO Bets $1 Million on Bitcoin Reaching $1 Million in 90 Days
Former Coinbase chief technology officer Balaji Srinivasan has placed a bet worth $1 million on Bitcoin's price reaching $1 million by June 17. Srinivasan accepted the wager from pseudonymous Twitter user James Medlock, who bet $1 million that the United States would not experience hyperinflation.
Bitcoin's Market Cap Surpasses Meta's Despite Turbulent Week for Crypto
Bitcoin's market cap has surpassed that of tech giant Meta, despite a turbulent week for the crypto market following the downfall of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. Bitcoin's market cap has risen 9.7% in the past 24 hours, sitting at $471.86 billion and ranking it 11th among top assets by market cap.
Bitcoin Surges as US Inflation Rises
The price of Bitcoin surged over $26,000 as the US Department of Labor reported a 0.4% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February 2023, with inflation rising by 6% over the last year. The cryptocurrency markets reacted positively to the news, with both Bitcoin and Ether experiencing price surges.
Solo Bitcoin Miner Wins Rare Block Reward Worth Over $150,000
A solo Bitcoin miner successfully mined the 780,112th block in the Bitcoin blockchain, earning a block reward of 6.25 BTC worth over $150,000. The miner was able to produce a valid hash after just two days of mining, a rare occurrence that typically takes solo miners months to achieve. The miner may have rented hashing power to produce the output hash, and they used the Solo CK Pool mining service to create a solo mining pool.
SEC Rejects VanEck Spot Bitcoin Trust Proposal
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has denied the proposal for a spot Bitcoin trust by investment manager VanEck. This decision follows a trend of the SEC denying every application for a spot Bitcoin trust over the last six years. Two SEC commissioners have released a statement criticizing the decision and alleging a double standard in the Commission’s approach to commodity-based exchange-traded products (ETPs).
BitMEX Co-Founder Proposes Bitcoin-Backed Stablecoin
Arthur Hayes, the co-founder and former CEO of BitMEX, has proposed creating a new stablecoin called the Satoshi Nakamoto Dollar (NUSD) or NakaDollar. Unlike major reserve-backed U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoins, the proposed NakaDollar would be pegged to the sum of $1 worth of Bitcoin and one inverse perpetual swap of BTC against USD, without relying on any USD reserves. The stablecoin's peg to the U.S. dollar would be maintained via mathematical transactions between the new decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) authorized participants and derivatives exchanges.
$1 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Moved from US Law Enforcement Seized Wallets
Over 50,000 Bitcoin, valued at $1 billion, were transferred from multiple wallets linked to US law enforcement seizures. Approximately 9,861 BTC was sent to Coinbase, while the rest were internal transfers. The BTC was seized from the Silk Road marketplace, one of the first darknet markets to accept Bitcoin payments.

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