⚡ Week 44: Quick Bits


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  • Andreas Antonopoulos and David A. Harding releases the third edition of their seminal Mastering Bitcoin, published by O’Reilly Media.

  • AcceptLN allows you to send BTC to arbitrary email addresses.

  • LN eSIM is a new global eSim provider that accepts BTC and requires no KYC or email to use.

  • Visits to Bitcoin’s Wikipedia page hit its highest level in over 16 months.

  • BitcoinDev.org is a community funded website with the sole purpose of onboarding new developers into the Bitcoin ecosystem.

  • Spring Browser is a Nostr-focused browser app for Android.

  • 93% of the total supply of 21 million Bitcoin has now been mined.

  • Nostter is a new Twitter-like app on Nostr.

  • This Feature Matrix for Nostr Clients helps you decide which Nostr client is best for you.

  • Kraken notifies customers it will send their data to the IRS.

  • Elon Musk slams NFTs and ends up arguing the case for Bitcoin Ordinals.

  • Bakkt implements Universal Money Addresses, says they are ‘taking the Lightning Network mainstream’.

  • Minibits, a ecash wallet, is now interoperable with LNURL and supports withdrawals to lightning wallets.

  • Gary Gensler wishes Bitcoin a Happy Birthday on Halloween and asks crypto firms to stop 'tricking' investors.

  • Investment research firm Bernstein says Bitcoin will hit $150,000 by 2025.

  • BitGo receives crypto custody license from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority.

  • Turkey proposes new crypto legislation to remove itself from FATF’s ‘grey list’ of countries with insufficient anti-money laundering restrictions.

  • OKX releases its latest Proof-of-Reserves showing $12.5 billion in assets.

  • Billionaire Stan Druckenmiller says not owning Bitcoin is a mistake.

  • Bulgaria’s oldest football club adopts Bitcoin Lightning payments.

  • Samourai Wallet releases version 5.0.0 of its Sentinel App allowing UTXO management on mobile phones without exposing private hot keys.

  • MicroStrategy acquires an additional 155 BTC for $5.3 million.

  • Wavlake iOS is available to test in beta.

  • PayPal receives a subpoena from the SEC regarding its US dollar-pegged stablecoin.

  • St. Galler Kantonalbank (SGKB), Switzerland’s fifth-largest cantonal bank, launches Bitcoin custody services.

  • Senator Ted Cruz is now accepting campaign donations in BTC.

  • Taiwan puts forward bill to regulate Bitcoin and crypto services.

  • Jurrien Timmer from Fidelity Investments labels Bitcoin as ‘exponential gold’.

  • Argentina's ecommerce giant, MercadoLibre, increases its Bitcoin holdings.



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  • Richard releases new colab with Joe Coffey and Man Like Kweks, titled ‘Schelling Point/Out of 21’ (3:01 min watch).

  • Samourai Wallet releases the next installment in their Bitcoin Privacy Series, titled ‘Common Input Ownership Heuristic’ (5:23 min watch).

  • Tatum Turn Up releases ‘Between Two ASICs - Ep. 15 - Preston Pysh’ (6:32 min watch).





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