How STUDYING Bitcoin RESULTS IN Self Reflection
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How STUDYING Bitcoin RESULTS IN Self Reflection

Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:AppleSpotifyGoogleLibsynOvercastWhile on the journey to understanding bitcoin — which never really ends — one might find themselves confronting beliefs they’ve held for a long time. Ideas, whether they be related to the economy, history, politics or self sovereignty, are all reflected in bitcoin in a particular-to-bitcoin way. What…

Why You Should VALUE Taproot, ANOTHER Major Bitcoin Upgrade
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Why You Should VALUE Taproot, ANOTHER Major Bitcoin Upgrade

Much has been written about Bitcoin’s Taproot upgrade, and plenty of resources exist to explain its technical concepts. However, in the author’s opinion, a more comprehensive roundup of why Taproot is being implemented, what it will bring to the network, and what it might enable for the future, in plain English, is still lacking. Driven…

Here’s What You should know Concerning the Bitcoin Futures ETF
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Here’s What You should know Concerning the Bitcoin Futures ETF

Source: iStock/pichet_wOnly a day after the first-ever US-based bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) went live on the NYSE Arca exchange, the price of bitcoin (BTC) rallied to a new all-time high. While it would be a bit of a stretch to claim that only the ETF caused this, it helped BTC retain its positive price momentum. Read…

CONCERNED ABOUT The Dip? Zoom Out, Bitcoin Will be Up Over 7,000% In 5 Years
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CONCERNED ABOUT The Dip? Zoom Out, Bitcoin Will be Up Over 7,000% In 5 Years

It is easy to get trapped in watching short-term price fluctuations of BTC, so it helps to zoom out and learn more about Bitcoin.Short-term price action can often get in the way of a more fundamental understanding of Bitcoin. Newcomers are especially prone to selling coins at a loss if they don’t go through the…

What to FIND OUT ABOUT Buying Divergences IDO
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What to FIND OUT ABOUT Buying Divergences IDO

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Divergence. Divergence is a decentralized platform for volatility trading and hedging with a focus on digital native assets. It has had a massive growth in popularity of late. Major backers of Divergence include top investors such as Mechanism Capital, KRI, Arrington Capital, Huobi Ventures…

Dear Iran: A Letter On the subject of Bitcoin
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Dear Iran: A Letter On the subject of Bitcoin

A country so troubled could benefit mightily from an early adoption of such a powerful technology.Dear Ebrahim Raisi,Congratulations on your victory in the presidential election. This election and your term as President will dictate the future of Iran. I am a citizen of Iran who has spent my life living in America, and I want…

We Need To DISCUSS The NOT Science Behind Digiconomist
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We Need To DISCUSS The NOT Science Behind Digiconomist

This is part two in an ongoing series taking a look at the electricity consumption and environmental impact of Bitcoin Mining — Part 1 is available here.The Digiconomist and their Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index is one of the oldest and most cited sources in the Bitcoin environmental and energy debate. This single data point makes…

We Need To DISCUSS The Climate Problem Inside Bitcoin Mining
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We Need To DISCUSS The Climate Problem Inside Bitcoin Mining

The often cited “issue” in Bitcoin is misunderstood and misrepresented.Recently there has been a deluge of headlines about the environmental impact of mining bitcoin. Nearly every article, tweet, video, etc, cites Digiconomist and/or Cambridge as their primary evidence and says some version(s) of the following statements;“Bitcoin consumes more electricity than Argentina/Kazakhstan.”“Bitcoin’s electricity consumption as a…

Everything You Need To Know About Bitcoin And Taxes
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Everything You Need To Know About Bitcoin And Taxes

What are the basics that everyone should know about how their bitcoin is taxed in the United States?Is the purchase of bitcoin taxable? Do you pay taxes on the sale of bitcoin? What transactions require me to report my Bitcoin? These are questions nearly every Bitcoiner has asked themselves at some point in their Bitcoin…