⚡️ The Watch ⚡️
The Watch is our weekly newsletter for the latest happenings around the bitcoin world. By using Bitcoin, you are a hero and you have set the stage for a more open and bright future in finance and commerce. Explore the archive of our past episodes and stay tuned for a new episode every Friday. Every episode includes trends, news, tweets, and more!
The Lightning Network continues to grow with over 3,000 BTC on the network.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has confirmed that the US has no intention of banning Bitcoin
Twitter confirms that the platform is beta testing tipping with Bitcoin using the Lightning Network
Bitcoin Mining difficulty raised for the 3rd time and Blockstream raises $210 Million Series B funding.
Emerging markets around the world are showing signs of Bitcoin adoption increasing.
The Lightning Network holds a record amount of Bitcoin and AMC theaters begin accepting Bitcoin payments.
Gary Gensler provides clarity on requirements for a Bitcoin ETF in the US
Glen Oaks Escrow launches the first bitcoin-backed real estate loan and Lolli raises Series A funding.
GlobalX filed for a Bitcoin ETF and the “B” word
The Lightning Network continues to grow with the node count growing rapidly.
Surveys show that institutional investors and wealth managers are looking to acquire more bitcoin.
Projections show that Bitcoin can become even more eco-friendly by 2030.
Elon and Jack have agreed to talk Bitcoin at an event this summer and El Salvador announces a national wallet.
Bitcoin has been declared legal tender in El Salvador and the Bitcoin mining council has debuted.
Goldman Sachs declared Bitcoin an investable asset and a new mining project starts in Montana.
Argo Blockchain pushes for more eco-friendly mining and MicroStrategy continues to buy Bitcoin.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is now accepting Bitcoin payments and Tesla sells 10% of their Bitcoin holdings.
Europe’s second largest insurer begins accepting Bitcoin payments and eco-friendly Bitcoin mining startup Gryphon raises Series A funding.
Tesla submits a disclosure to BTCPayServer to improve Bitcoin payment protocol and Goldman Sachs starts offering Bitcoin to wealthy clients.
The German-based Deutsche Banks says Bitcoin can’t be ignored and Morgan Stanley is set to offer Bitcoin.
Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary changes his stance on Bitcoin, Bitcoin Exchange OKCoin integrates Lightning Network support.
Canada debuts the first North American Bitcoin ETF, and BlackRock starts to dabble in Bitcoin.
Elon Musk announces his support for Bitcoin, PayPal releases their first earnings report after adding Bitcoin to their business.
The world’s largest asset manager BlackRock is eyeing Bitcoin futures, US-based software development company Sequoia Holdings is paying employees in Bitcoin.
UK based CoinCorner debuts Lightning Network support on their platform, Blockstream releases their much anticipated hardware wallet.
CEO of Fidelity Abigail Johnson shares insight on their Bitcoin Custody Program, and Square CEO Jack Dorsey is committed to eco-friendly Bitcoin Mining
Theres a new credit card with Bitcoin rewards for all purchases and Paul Tudor Jones continues to pump Bitcoin.
Banks are continuing to change their stance on Bitcoin for the better and more Billionaires are starting to share their views on Bitcoin.
The Lightning Network continues to grow and Bitcoin Privacy is getting stronger with work by Blockstream and Wasabi.
PayPal is adopting Bitcoin payments and US Bitcoin Mining is on the rise.
Square buys $50 Million worth of Bitcoin and Grammy winning producer Murda Beatz enters the Bitcoin rabbit hole.
Jack Dorsey shares his ideas towards decentralizing Twitter, BitWise doubles in growth, and only 2.5 Million BTC remain to be mined.
FastBicoins partners with Flexepin to increase Bitcoin adoption in Africa and Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya reveals the age of his Bitcoin holdings.
MicroStrategy doubling down on Bitcoin and Kraken becoming the first SPDI bank in Wyoming.
Fidelity puts Peter Jubber on their Bitcoin unit, Morgan Stanley’s Chief Strategist sees a clear generational divide in asset allocation.
The Lightning Network continues to grow, a Swiss Canton now accepting Bitcoin for tax payments.
Fidelity announces the launch of their Bitcoin Fund, JP Morgan is all in on Bitcoin, not Blockchain.
Bitcoin is declared a safe haven by George Ball, Bulgarian startup Colibra offers Bitcoin compensation for delayed flights.
MicroStrategy purchases $250 Million in Bitcoin, The largest bank in South Korea now provides Custodial Bitcoin services.
Twitter erupts over Dave Portnoy meeting with the Winklevoss twins, The Lightning Network beefs up with Multi-Path Payments.
Fidelity Digital Assets introduces their Bitcoin Investment Thesis, a Federal court in Washington D.C. rules that Bitcoin is money.
Tadge Dryja proposes another solution to scale Bitcoin even further, Nationally chartered Banks are exploring Bitcoin Custody.
South American village El Zonte has adopted Bitcoin as their local currency, Bitcoin Du Liban is helping Lebanese adopt Bitcoin
African Bitcoin exchange Luno hits 4 Million users, Bill Miller is bullish on Bitcoin hitting $300,000.
Keeping track of your Bitcoin gains with CoinDiligent, Bill Burr learns about Bitcoin from Pomp.
PayPal setting its sights on offering Bitcoin services, Bitcoin meets the post-office down under.
Singapore ride sharing app Ryde accepting Bitcoin payments, River Financial shares their data on Bitcoin adoption from the Boomer generation.
Human Rights Foundation commits to privacy with Bitcoin developers fund, Binance announces quarterly Bitcoin futures products.
Avanti Group raises $5 Million for their Banking Charter, Russia takes the top spot for peer to peer Bitcoin trading on LocalBitcoins platform.
BitGo announces institutional trading services under its new BitGo Prime, Bitcoin Suisse introduces precious metal trading against Bitcoin.
J.K. Rowling learns about magic internet money, “Banking on Africa: A Bitcoin Revolution” Documentary sponsored by Luno is live on Amazon Prime.
Paul Tudor Jones shares his thoughts on Bitcoin and how much he allocates towards owning BTC, JPMorgan opens accounts for Coinbase & Gemini.
Blockstream beefs up their Bitcoin Satellite, Square takes a first-quarter lead in Bitcoin sales.
Earn Bitcoin for completing everyday activities using the sMiles app, New Bitcoin themed manga titled “Genesis Code” makes it debut in Japan.
Mario Mazzola develops and deploys Peer to Peer Bitcoin exchange in Cuba, Adult Entertainment workers turning to BTC.
Wyoming based insurance companies can now invest Bitcoin, Marty Bent believes Oil companies will dominate Bitcoin mining.
Visa gets in the Fold for Bitcoin rewards with Fold App, Tim Draper shares his thoughts on how the pandemic affects Bitcoin
Blockstale BTM brings the first Bitcoin ATM to Nigeria, Carl Dong working on improving Bitcoin’s “Build System”.
Brave Partners with Binance to help bring Bitcoin exposure to users, Anita Posch takes us through her experience of Zimbabwe
Coinbase Chief Legal Officer appointed to OCC, Square launches Square Financial Services, US Fed cuts interest rates to near 0%
French court rules Bitcoin as money, Michelle Phan the Makeup Guru, Fed Injects 1.5 Trillion into US Markets.
India lifts banking curbs on Bitcoin, HTC unveils Exodus 1 Bitcoin full-node phone, Bitcoin is a safer asset than most.
Caitlin Long + Blockstream = Avanti Financial Group, Casa’s protocol for Bitcoin inheritance, Bitstamp adds support for Segwit.
Tax Incentives on US Stocks, Retirement investing with Bitcoin, Fiat to Bitcoin payments with Apple Pay on OpenNode.
Peter Thiel invests in Blockfi, Tony Hawk rides the Lightning, Bitcoin Magazine reports on Bitcoin powered charity.
Lightning Labs Series A Funding, 500 Million confirmed BTC transactions, the Halvening is ~100 days away.
CME Group dominating Derivatives, Zap & Fiat to LN with Strike, StreetcredLabs Bitcoin Maps.
Bitwage partners with ConsultaBit, Square Crypto working on an LN kit, Peter Schiff loses his Bitcoin.
“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes”, Bitfinex & BitMEX reports on Lightning Network, Twitter adding tipping.
Bitcoin hash rate hit all-time highs, Taproot/Schnorr Development, Bitcoin tax laws in South Korea.
2019 year in review.
ACINQ releases Phoenix Wallet, CoinFloor removes Bcash & Ethereum, Fidelity Custodial Solutions.
CoinMetrics & the Bitcoin economy, BTSE integrating Liquid, Jack Dorsey Decentralizing Twitter.
Bitfinex adding Lightning Network support, Bakkt CEO appointed to US Senate, Gift Off Gift Cards.
Donner Lab Bitcoin Games, PayPal CEO supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Mining expanding in the US.
Bitcoin Transactions via Radio waves, Alex Bosworth going sub-atomic, BTC Inc. the modern-day Heroes.
CME Bitcoin options, Bakkt Institutional custody, Google offering checking accounts.
BitMEX leaks emails, Bitcoin Merchant Directory Spend-a-bit, US Debt surpasses $23 Trillion.
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