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Bitcoin Reaches New ATH 🚀, Bitcoin Flips Silver 🔄, Bitcoin Converts World Economic Forum 🌍

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Welcome to issue #59 of the Bitcoin Breakdown, where there are so many positive developments in the Bitcoin space of late that it's hard to keep up!

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  • Jameson Lopp, CTO of Casa, provides a comprehensive set of 21 tips, designed to guide Bitcoin users on the best practices to secure their stash and mitigate various security risks (Mar 2 | 11 min read).

  • The BBC illustrates and compares ‘Bitcoin whales’ based on estimates gathered from direct research and published information, giving a good overview of how Bitcoin is distributed (Mar 1 | 10 min read).

  • Athena Alpha explores and breaks down misconceptions about Bitcoin, asserting its legitimacy and security while navigating the intricacies of its operation, adoption, and value propositions (Feb 29 | 13 min read).

  • Scoresby on Stacker News explores the origins of the ‘have fun staying poor’ (HFSP) meme, and reflects on its decline, showing how it also predates social media (Feb 28 | 7 min read).

  • Bitcoin Fortress explores 10 quotes by prominent Austrian economists linking each to fundamental concepts in Bitcoin including individual sovereignty, decentralized systems, and sound monetary policy (Mar 3 | 4 min read).

  • Dillon Healy discusses Bitpacs (Bitcoin-based publicly auditable cooperatives) which are multisig wallets with carefully crafted Bitcoin transactions to achieve functionalities similar to DAOs while offering a more decentralized experience (Mar 1 | 5 min read).

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  • Bitcoin's price hits a new all-time high of $69,200 and then flash crash to wipe out $1B in ‘speculative excess’ from markets.

  • Bitcoin market cap sets a new all-time high above $1.3T, momentarily flipping silver.

  • World Economic Forum highlights Bitcoin mining's potential for clean energy, job creation, and conservation efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo's national forest.

  • CryptoQuant shows that, right before Bitcoin reached its new ATH, 1,000 BTC was sent to Coinbase by an address that had been mining BTC back in 2010.

  • BRICS nations reportedly developing a joint payment system using digital currencies and blockchain technology.

  • 97% of Bitcoin wallet addresses are in profit for the first time in over two years.

  • Anil Patel, author of The Bitcoin Handbook, makes his Bitcoin Course containing two hours of animated video content, freely available.

  • NiceHash introduces fully automated, instant Lightning Network payouts for all its miners.

  • MicroStrategy to raise $600M to buy more Bitcoin.

  • Bitdeer develops a 4nm Bitcoin mining chip with enhanced mining performance and minimized power consumption for upcoming rigs.

  • The Biden administration rescinds the unfounded ‘emergency’ declaration on Bitcoin mining and eliminates unlawfully collected data.

  • Coinbase experiences another glitch showing $0 balances for some users amid increased trading activity.

  • Coinbase reports that Texas voters are inclined to support presidential candidates who support Bitcoin.



  • Robert Kennedy Jr. praises Bitcoin as an escape from inflation and a crucial tool for achieving transactional freedom.

  • Craig Wright may have used a pre-configured laptop in a key-signing ceremony to prove he is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

  • Stanford University’s Blyth Fund buys Bitcoin.

  • The Bitcoin Students Network launches at Bitcoin Atlantis to unite student groups worldwide and foster a vibrant community around Bitcoin.

  • Anthony Scaramucci, former White House Director of Communications, compares Bitcoin to Berkshire Hathaway.

  • United Kingdom grants law enforcement agencies powers to freeze cryptocurrency assets suspected of being used in criminal activities, even without a conviction.

  • Orange Domains to expand the use cases of Bitcoin Name System (BNS) domains while creating more interconnectivity with traditional DNS-based domains.

  • Nigeria imposes Binance with a $10B fine for allegedly causing the local Niara currency's recent plunge against major currencies.

  • Wells Fargo and Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch now offer access to Bitcoin ETFs to select wealth management clients upon request.

  • 21Shares and Chainlink team up to roll out proof-of-reserve for spot Bitcoin ETF ARKB.

  • Chinese state media cautions against engaging in cryptocurrency trading amidst a surge in domestic interest fuelled by the Bitcoin rally.



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  • Mutiny Wallet is now available for Android and iOS.

  • Samourai Wallet launches Nextblock.is for more accurate transaction fee estimation.

  • MetaMask integrates Bitcoin for the first time via the ShapeShift Multichain Snap (which is basically like swimming before the creation of water lol).

  • Brave Wallet also incorporates Bitcoin support to offer its 60M users direct access to the only money that matters.

  • Lightning Tic Tac Toe is an online game with multiplayer strategy running on the Lightning Network.

  • Jippi is an interactive educational app for beginners to earn and learn about Bitcoin.

  • Twenty-Two is a hardware wallet that doesn’t need any power as it uses Near Field Communication (NFC) to do everything - available for pre-order.

  • Flash is a Lightning-powered payment gateway that enables you to now subscribe in Bitcoin to Geyser Fund projects.



  • Bitnob now supports transfers to and from Uganda.

  • Prism is a non-custodial Nostr Zap app and Discord Zap Bot, built on top of Nostr Wallet Connect that can make payments to multiple parties in a single click.

  • sats.mobi Telegram-based Lightning wallet now includes a Point of Sale applet, which doubles as a link that can be opened in any browser.

  • Debifi launches the open beta for its non-custodial bitcoin-backed lending platform.

  • Voltage Cloud releases redesigned dashboard, teams feature and updated pricing to create a unified Bitcoin development and payments platform for teams and organizations.

  • Bitcoin Vs Stocks is a free and open-source tool that compares Bitcoin's performance against stocks for the last 9 years.

  • Triible is a new Lightning-native parimutuel sports betting platform.

  • Cypher Space provides a free Bitcoin-only flat file system to compete with WordPress and Shopify.

  • Athena Alpha's Bitcoin Profit Calculator helps you see how much profit (or loss) you might have at any particular selling price.

  • Radentor curates an Atomic Swap Directory and a Wallets directory on Stacker News.





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