From Prediction To Reality: How Bitcoin Will Win In 2023


I predicted that Bitcoin would face attacks between 2018 to 2023, then its period of true victory will start.This is an opinion editorial by Obi Nwosu, CEO of Fedi and a board member for ₿trust.In 2020, I predicted that Bitcoin would face attacks during the 2018 to 2023 period but would ultimately emerge successful by

Goodbye Sats, It’s A ‘Bit’ Of A Bitcoin


It’s time to make bitcoin more approachable for newbies by naming the smallest units “bits” which are more familiar to people used to dollars and cents.This is an opinion editorial by Don McAllister, a technologist who has made several video tutorials on Bitcoin. At its inception, bitcoin was worthless; it had no monetary value. Early

Money, The State And The Global South: Alternative Roles For Bitcoin


Bitcoin has various use cases and applications that shouldn’t be ignored for narratives that obscure more than educate.This is an opinion editorial by Taimur Ahmad, a graduate student at Stanford University, focusing on energy, environmental policy and international politics.Author’s note: This is the first part of a three-part publication. Part 1 introduces the Bitcoin standard

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Bretton Woods Conference


A recent financial inclusion conference in El Salvador gave the country an opportunity to share their bitcoin journey with other global financial policymakers.Kudzai Kutukwa is a passionate financial inclusion advocate and was recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of South Africa’s top 20 young entrepreneurs under 30.In July 1944, in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire,…

Bitcoin And The Downslope Of Network Effects


With the rise of Bitcoin’s network effects comes the equivalent demise in legacy finance’s network effects.Bitcoin’s price and ecosystem benefit from network effects.As more users join, demand pressure increases the price of bitcoin, which in turn attracts more buyers in a self-reinforcing cycle. Similarly, user growth creates a larger market with more liquidity, incentivizing businesses…

PayPal reportedly assembling crypto team in Ireland as Bitcoin adoption grows


The new hires will help PayPal expand its crypto-focused business offering at a time of rapid adoption of Bitcoin and Ether. Global payments provider PayPal is in the process of recruiting for several cryptocurrency-related positions at its Ireland offices, further highlighting the company’s ambitions in the rapidly growing digital asset market. The Dublin-based Irish Independent, one…

Digital currency may be an answer to help the unbanked, Sen. Warren says


Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared to have softened her stance on the crypto industry in recent remarks. Senator and former United States presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren believes that the digital asset industry may be a tool to tackle some challenges in the traditional financial system.A known skeptic of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Warren appeared to have…

DeFi industry draws in commercial banks? Siam bets with $110M fund


Thailand’s oldest bank sees blockchain and DeFi as the future of global finance and is seeking to invest in the emerging digital landscape. While serious institutional interest in crypto is perhaps becoming more of an established trend than an emerging narrative, the focus of big-money players is usually on Bitcoin (BTC). However, assets like Ether…

BNY Mellon joins State Street to service new crypto exchange


Traditional financial institutions like State Street and BNY Mellon continue to get involved in the fast evolving cryptocurrency space. Bank of New York Mellon is joining a new cryptocurrency initiative by offering its custody support to a new crypto exchange backed by the American bank State Street.According to a Wednesday report by the Financial Times,…

Beauty and the Bitcoin: Female-focused brands accept crypto payments driving adoption


Will beauty brands drive female adoption by accepting cryptocurrency payments and is there even a demand to pay with crypto besides stacking stats? While Bitcoin (BTC) may be considered as a store of value for many, some consumers across the globe may be thinking otherwise. Recent data has revealed that 46 million people in the…

Crypto currently is comparable to the early days of cell phones, Coinbase President says


Crypto needs to be more user-friendly, according to Emilie Choi. In terms of adoption, products and services, the crypto industry has come a long way since Bitcoin’s launch in 2009. Emilie Choi, Coinbase’s president and chief operating officer, however, still said crypto usage needs to be easier. “It’s about, you know, how do we create the…

As Bitcoin’s payment options grow, BTC true future role up for debate


Declaring BTC a store of value — e.g., gold 2.0 — but not a medium of exchange, defies logic. It must first have a use case. In an August 2020 paper “Is bitcoin money?” Peter Hazlett and William Luther wrote that there exists only “a small corner of the internet where transactions are routinely conducted…

Nasdaq-listed insurer Metromile plans $10M Bitcoin purchase


The company will soon accept BTC payments on insurance premiums as part of a broader embrace of digital assets. Metromile, Inc., a digital insurer headquartered in San Francisco, is making Bitcoin (BTC) a core part of its business operations, offering further evidence of growing mainstream adoption of digital assets. The company announced Thursday that it will…

Ibiza without Ibiza: Virtual Amnesia dancefloor launches on Decentraland


Virtual partygoers will be able to enjoy an Ibiza club experience in the metaverse thanks to a partnership between Decentral Games and veteran club Amnesia. The coronavirus pandemic has boosted the virtual entertainment industry and provided an opening for blockchain-based ventures to tie leisure to the expanding market for nonfungible tokens, or NFTs.  On April…

New ASEAN blockchain consortium targets cross-border cooperation


The new ASEAN Blockchain Consortium aims to engage with regulators to ensure compliance and raise industry awareness. Blockchain associations from Australia and five Southeast Asian nations are joining forces to promote blockchain development and education.Blockchain organizations from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday to promote blockchain collaboration…

DeFi’s critical missing piece: Credit scores


Traditional finance is built not on collateral but on reputation, and DeFi will grow by following suit. Over the last 12 months, the remarkable growth in decentralized finance has been driven by one thing: the ability of users to earn strong yields on their crypto assets by lending, staking and providing liquidity. Depending on your…

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