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Faketoshi Hammered In Court 🔨, AI Obsoletes KYC 🤖, Hawaii Deregulates Bitcoin 🏝️

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  • Faketoshi nailed in court for forging documents to support his false claims.

  • OnlyFake causes outcry in enabling AI generated fake IDs to bypass useless, privacy-infringing KYC measures at exchanges.

  • Hawaii deregulates Bitoin at state level.

  • Fidelity adds their Bitcoin ETF into their conservative multi-asset fund, which if emulated by further US multi-asset funds might trigger a massive re-pricing in Bitcoin.

  • Nayib Bukele is re-elected as El Salvador President in landslide win, promising to continue snubbing Bitcoin-weary IMF and US officials.

  • Tri Bitcoin (co-organizer of the first ever Adopting BTC Cape Town conference) starts Geyser page to fund promoting Bitcoin awareness and adoption through triathlons.

  • Zapit enables you to easily paywall any content using the Lightning network and Nostr.

  • BitKit unveils and advocates the ‘best’ symbol for sats to henceforth be ‘₿’.

  • South Korea mandates ‘virtual asset operators’ to report transaction details and keep at least 80% of their assets in cold storage or face life imprisonment.

  • MicroStrategy acquired 850 bitcoin for $37.2M in January and now holds a total of 190,000 BTC.

  • Citrea introduces a zero-knowledge Bitcoin rollup for scaling to ensure on-chain verifiability and maintain security without altering consensus rules.

  • Valkyrie becomes first to diversify its Bitcoin ETF custody by adding custodian BitGo alongside Coinbase in risk mitigation move.

  • Forbes publishes article on how Lebanon's economic turmoil has led to increased interest in Bitcoin for its inflation hedge and self-custody benefits.

  • Banco is a decentralized exchange protocol on top of Liquid enabling non-interactive atomic swaps, paving the way for KYC-less trades.

  • Bitcoin 'Power Law' by astrophysicist predicts $1M BTC price by 2033.

  • BTC On-chain volume in January was higher than any month since September 2022.

  • Yakihonne is a Nostr web client and mobile app for publishing anti-censorship long-form content and low-cost production support on Nostr.

  • ARK Invest advises institutions to increase BTC allocation to 19.4% for optimized risk-adjusted returns.

  • Genesis attempts to sell $1.4B in GBTC shares amid bankruptcy, potentially adding more GBTC sell pressure and cheaper sats for longer.

  • Marina is the world's first browser extension to access the Liquid Network.

  • Replit CEO posts Bitcoin-native bounty, rewarding Bitcoin app creation with BTC payment.

  • FTX customers to be repaid at $16,871 BTC prices, the reigning price on November 11, 2022, when FTX originally petitioned for bankruptcy protection.



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