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Crypto mining as a store of energy

“The process of mining cryptocurrencies currently relies on energy from polluting sources. Using excess power from renewable sources instead could convert waste to value and reduce financial risks.” | learn more

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Playing the Bitcoin long game

“At Unchained Capital, we are building a platform for individuals and businesses storing long-term wealth in bitcoin that demand private key ownership. To us, private key ownership is not an ideology; it is a security principle.” | learn more

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ShapeShift says goodbye to KYC

“Today, ShapeShift is announcing that it has integrated decentralized exchange protocols and is sunsetting its 6+ year business of trading with customers. Because of this fundamental change to our business model, ShapeShift’s users no longer need to provide personally identifying […]

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Tether price manipulation

“Tether has been manipulating #Bitcoin’s price upwards for years now by printing unlimited, and unbacked $USDT. This thread will cover the controversial aspects surrounding Tether, and how it will eventually meet its demise.…” | learn more

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The interest rates on crypto are high

The best rate available now, around ~13% on dollar-backed stablecoins, is on Fulcrum (bZx). The rates available from BlockFi, Nexo and other centralized and regulated players is ~8%. I’m not taking advantage of the higher rate. A friend explained his […]

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Crypto exchange unbundling

“This year’s primary crypto infrastructure question is simple: do you believe exchanges will continue to aggregate all of these critical functions under one umbrella? Or are they at risk of being replaced or unbundled?” | learn more

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Coinbase filed S-1 to go public

Noteworthy because of their status as a top crypto company. I’ll be interested to see how closely the market value of Coinbase will fluctuate with the market value of Bitcoin. | learn more

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Nine Bitcoin charts already at all-time highs

“Bitcoin is nearing its prior all-time high (ATH), set in December 2017. It’s entirely plausible that we could regain the heady $20,000 level within the next few weeks or months. This time, it’s happening without much fanfare, and without the […]