Bitcoin news of the week. Handpicked for you by Anita Posch. Every Friday.
Thought of the Week by Anita Posch
10 years ago, on Dec 11 Satoshi Nakamoto left the last public message on the bitcointalk forum. Since then nothing. He/she/they might be dead. Many people believe Hal Finney was Satoshi, but nobody knows. I think it is a good thing, that nobody knows. There are no leaders in Bitcoin. That is essential for being a neutral technology.
Last week I wrote about the Ledger scam trying to steal your money by tricking you into typing your seed phrase into a website. This week I am asking you to always double- and triple-check, if you are on the right website, the correct URL if you are downloading wallet software or other bitcoin related tools. Scammers are much better today than the „Nigerian prince“. Sometimes only a small dot is making the difference between legit and scam.
Note the 'e' in the domain name. Would you notice the small dot above the letter?
Always verify the url and website you are on. This phishing site (electrum with an ė) will steal your funds, get your girl/man, and make your overall life miserable. #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/3sGVHfLsMP
— Ron Stoner (@forwardsecrecy) December 11, 2020
Bitcoin Sets $20K Record, Investors Expect Rally to Continue as Alternative to Gold
Oh my, even Newsweek had a Bitcoin article this week. And as always in mainstream media: it’s about price action only. Let’s remind ourselves of the far more important tool that Bitcoin is. It is giving open access without asking someone for permission and a neutral technology that enables more fairness. I am talking with Andreas M. Antonopoulos today about how we can help that Bitcoin is staying this open tool. Our interview will be out on Dec 31 on my podcast and as video on YouTube. BTW are you subscribed already? If not, please do so here.
Bitcoin boiling the oceans or an opportunity for stranded and green energy?
It is interesting to see, that scientists outside the Bitcoin space, start taking Bitcoin mining into account in their research.
Bitcoin may not boil the oceans after all. Nature conservation sector recognizes the opportunity of Bitcoin mining in a new publication. Use https://t.co/Z3Sk90NaGu to read the full text, here's the relevant bit:https://t.co/UdEUpe33x7 pic.twitter.com/UnvhUJCAve
— Lostdog (@lost_dogz) December 12, 2020
Bitcoin usage around the world
1/ #bitcoin usage around the world. HODLERS live in Europe and North-America.
In Latin America BTC is used as alternative currency and for remittances.
In Africa trading and remittances are the thing while in Eastern Europe bitcoin is used for payments. @LocalBitcoins pic.twitter.com/OuSbDBUrx8
— Anita ✊🏼🔑🏳️🌈🏊🏻🚴♂️☮️ (@AnitaPosch) December 18, 2020
Hear Jukka Blomberg, Chief Marketing Officer of LocalBitcoins, the worlds largest P2P marketplace for bitcoin explain their findings in Latin America.
Quote of the Week
“I grew up in ATHens” – Andreas M. Antonopoulos 🙂 His most successful tweet of the month.
Social Impact Stories panel at the Latin American Bitcoin conference with stories from Afghanistan, Latin America and me reporting from Zimbabwe.
Podcast of the week audio only
Bitcoin price today
$ 23,089.09 | € 18,841.35
No financial advice. DYOR.