The Bitcoin hashrate jumped nearly 5 exahash in the last 2 weeks alone. To put that gain in perspective, it took ~8.5 years for the entire network hashrate to reach 5 EH for the first time. Miners are entering at an astonishing rate. (credit https://bitcoinwisdom.com/bitcoin/difficulty)

The Bitcoin hashrate jumped nearly 5 exahash in the last 2 weeks alone. To put that gain in perspective, it took ~8.5 years for the entire network hashrate to reach 5 EH for the first time. Miners are entering at an astonishing rate. (credit https://bitcoinwisdom.com/bitcoin/difficulty) submitted by /u/MotherSuperiour
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Lightning nodes are getting DDOS’ed, rumor is that someone from the 2x effort known as “BitPico” has taken credit for this. The Lightning services I’ve deployed have been attacked from the start, with botnets, etc. Deploying in adversarial conditions, decentralization is hard.

Lightning nodes are getting DDOS'ed, rumor is that someone from the 2x effort known as "BitPico" has taken credit for this. The Lightning services I've deployed have been attacked from the start, with botnets, etc. Deploying in adversarial conditions, decentralization is hard. submitted by /u/GalacticCannibalism
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[Canada] Bank of Montreal (BMO) to block cryptocurrency transactions through BMO Credit and DEBIT cards including Interac Online Payment. (reddit.com)

I have a friend who works at BMO and they sent me this email they received this morning from their manager. Background Currently, customers have the ability to buy and sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin through an online cryptocurrency exchange. Just like foreign currencies customers are able to buy and sell cryptocurrencies by setting up an account through a cryptocurrency merchant website. These merchants are set up to accept different methods of payment and once…

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