Video Interview: Ricardo Pérez-Marco on Lightning Network Routing and Bitcoin

Ricardo Pérez-Marco is a Spanish university professor who teaches mathematics at the Paris Diderot University in France. Since discovering Bitcoin sometime in 2011 and realizing that the cryptography and math were unassailable, he has dedicated a significant amount of time to researching Satoshi Nakamoto’s creation. At one point in 2013, he attempted to create a…

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Bitcoin News Summary – August 26, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin.  Online retailer, Rakuten, often described as the Amazon of Japan, announced the launch of its new crypto exchange app, Rakuten Wallet. Initially, supported cryptos are Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash.  The app is available for Android, with iOS coming next month.  Major crypto derivatives exchange, BitMEX, has…

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Bitcoin News Summary – August 19, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  New Zealand’s tax agency, the Inland Revenue Department, released a groundbreaking ruling, stating that salaries and wages may be legally paid in cryptocurrency. Income tax will be applied to such payments as per usual. To qualify, payments must be in regular amounts in cryptos…

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Bitcoin News Summary – August 12, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  Binance clients take note; it appears that KYC data from around 10,000 users have been stolen from the exchange and leaked online. The hacker was attempting to blackmail Binance for 300 BTC or would otherwise release the users’ photos. Binance refused to comply with…

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Bitcoin News Summary – August 5, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  America’s Internal Revenue Service published on its official site regarding the 10,000 notices it sent out to crypto exchange users. The names of these taxpayers were obtained through various ongoing IRS compliance efforts. The notices remind citizens of their tax obligation and threaten consequences…

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Bitcoin News Summary – July 29, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  St. Louis Federal Reserve President, James Bullard, remarked that the US is headed towards a non-uniform currency, with crypto competing with the Dollar. Bullard further said that crypto tackles an “important social problem.” Bakkt, the forthcoming institutional crypto exchange run by Intercontinental Exchange and…

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