Bitcoin news of the week. Handpicked for you by Anita Posch. Every Friday.
Thought of the week by Anita Posch
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When I started podcasting in August 2018 I was lucky to start with guests like Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Aaron van Wirdum, Adam Back, Caitlin Long and many more. My first episode had 56 downloads, which grew continuously to ~ 4,000 per episode.
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Quote of the Week
It’s the same situation as gold and gold mining. The marginal cost of gold mining tends to stay near the price of gold. Gold mining is a waste, but that waste is far less than the utility of having gold available as a medium of exchange.
I think the case will be the same for Bitcoin. The utility of the exchanges made possible by Bitcoin will far exceed the cost of electricity used. Therefore, not having Bitcoin would be the net waste. – Satoshi Nakamoto
Blockstream satellites broadcasting Bitcoin blocks, Lightning Network data and Bitcoin Core software
Imagine you are living in a region with bad internet connection or want to protect yourself from reception outages. Here come the Blockstream satellites that are broadcasting every block and transaction through satellites to earth. All you need is a standard satellite dish and you can set up your own “bitcoin receiver” independent from your ISP provider. Now they added support for the Lightning Network and the Bitcoin Core software. Sending money through space – magic!
Michael Saylor throwing another 900 billion into Bitcoin
This guy is really pushing Bitcoin to the next level. Michael Saylor did a workshop for CEO’s and corporations where he introduced them to Bitcoin and explained all his reasons and strategies why and how MicroStrategy invested in Bitcoin. Seems many of his participants can’t buy bitcoin themselves due to regulatory reasons. Now Michael Saylor offers them to buy shares of the company MicroStrategy, so that they can get exposure to Bitcoin. 900 million USD into a market that has a size of 980 billion. What do you make of that? I would say: front-run the companies and institutional investors. I want people to have the power over their private keys.
(Not financial advice)
Let that sink: companies, not allowed to buy #bitcoin themselves, are buying MicroStrategy shares for 1.05 billion USD at 0% interest to get exposure to bitcoin. What do you think will happen in the next months? Get yourself some btc now, if you're pondering already. https://t.co/VSlFO4naW6
— Anita ✊🏼🔑🏳️🌈🏊🏻🚴♂️☮️ (@AnitaPosch) February 17, 2021
Bitcoin Twitter Memes
Bitcoin culture is driven by memes. Some of them I find entertaining. Newest: Michael Saylor changed his profile pic to have laser eyes. The meme is #LaserRayUntil100K
— Anita ✊🏼🔑🏳️🌈🏊🏻🚴♂️☮️ (@AnitaPosch) February 19, 2021
And the hashtag #IchBinBitcoiner made it to nr 1 in Germany and Austria.
— Anita ✊🏼🔑🏳️🌈🏊🏻🚴♂️☮️ (@AnitaPosch) February 18, 2021
Now something serious again
The World Economic Forum posted a survey about crypto useage (interestingly enough that the WEF did that). Nigeria leading the pack. Since the ban for banks to accept cryptocurrencies went into effect the price of bitcoin reached an all time high in Nigeria. Bans can’t stop bitcoin.
— World Economic Forum (@wef) February 18, 2021
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No financial advice. DYOR.