Native Bitcoin trading is coming to ShapeShift via THORChain (RUNE)

ShapeShift, a non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange, announced yesterday that it was now fully integrated with THORChain, the decentralized cross-chain liquidity network, as per a release. Users can now trade native (unwrapped) Bitcoin with Litecoin (LTC) and Ethereum (ETH) on ShapeShift’s mobile and desktop platforms. We are feeling so good about our launch of @THORChain on mobile […]

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“You’d have to shut down the Internet” to ban Bitcoin, says SEC’s Hester Peirce

Any of the government’s efforts to ban Bitcoin would be “foolish,” said Hester Peirce (aka “Crypto Mom”), a very Bitcoin-friendly commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), during a MarketWatch virtual conference earlier this week. “I think we were past that point very early on because you’d have to shut down the Internet,” […]

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Peter Thiel calls Bitcoin ‘a Chinese financial weapon’ while Bloomberg says it could reach $400,000

Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin in January 2009 during the global financial crisis. The person or group of people who developed the pioneer cryptocurrency left a message in the Genesis Block that hints at the motive for creating the digital asset.  The “Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks,” reads the timestamp. It is widely […]

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Blockstream tokenizes its Bitcoin mining power

Blockchain development firm Blockstream has revealed its new security token, dubbed Blockstream Mining Note (BMN), that will be backed by the company’s Bitcoin (BTC) mining capabilities. “The Blockstream Mining Note (BMN) provides more flexibility than traditional investment in physical mining infrastructure by packaging BTC mining into a tradable Liquid BTC-based token,” Blockstream announced yesterday. Now […]

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