Introducing the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

Bitcoin is the world’s most popular digital currency. It’s also the original decentralized and digitally scarce asset. That means no single person, authority or organization can control or create more of it. For these reasons, Bitcoin holds the potential to upend our traditional financial systems, the same systems and practices that have plagued people for…

Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 Release: Here’s What’s New

Today, May 2, 2019, marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.18.0, the 18th generation of Bitcoin’s original software client launched by Satoshi Nakomoto almost 10 years ago, and still the dominant Bitcoin implementation on the network today. Overseen by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan, this latest major release was developed over…

Fintech-Related Lobbying Attracted $42 Million in Q1 2019

In a bid to carry out their agendas, crypto firms have turned to lobbying. Citing statistics from the Federal Electoral Commission (FEC), news platform Roll Call reported that fintech firms spent $42 million as lobbying expenses in Q1 in 2019 alone. The report considered the lobbying efforts of firms such as U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase,…

Binance Teams Up With Elliptic to Bolster AML Compliance

As part of its efforts to be regulatory compliant, Malta-based crypto exchange Binance has partnered with Blockchain startup Elliptic. According to a Coindesk report, the partnership will help Binance mitigate anti-money laundering (AML) concerns as it expands into new regions. Binance announced a similar partnership with cyber security firm CipherTrace on April 11, describing it…

A New Report Shows People Are Warming Up to Bitcoin

A Medium post published by Spencer Bogart, a general partner at Blockchain Capital, compares data collected from a set of surveys from October 2017 and April 2019 containing identical questions (plus a few new ones). The results, compiled from an online survey taken by 2,029 American adults, reveal that Bitcoin has been growing in the…