Exactly 5 years ago Wired wrote “The world’s most popular digital currency really is nothing more than an abstraction. So we’re destroying the private key used by our Bitcon wallet.” The loss is currently worth $124,453.58

Exactly 5 years ago Wired wrote "The world’s most popular digital currency really is nothing more than an abstraction. So we’re destroying the private key used by our Bitcon wallet." The loss is currently worth $  124,453.58 submitted by /u/edlund10
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17 Mln Of Total 21 Mln Bitcoins Now Mined In Milestone For Digital Scarcity

In a round million milestone, 17 mln bitcoins (BTC) have now been mined as of today, April 26, according to data from statoshi.info. Because of Bitcoin's supply cap of 21 mln, this means that only 4 mln Bitcoin, or about 19 percent, remain to be mined. The last time the number of Bitcoin mined hit a round …
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Antpool Begins Burning BCH Network Fees Increasing Digital Scarcity (news.bitcoin.com)

On Friday, April 20th the mining operation Antpool explained that the public may have recently noticed a fraction of bitcoin cash being sent to an unspendable address every time Antpool mines a block. Antpool says that it is burning the funds sent to the “black hole address” voluntarily for the good of the BCH economy.
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“Private Digital Money” Better than State-Issued, Swiss Central Banker Says (news.bitcoin.com)

Private digital currencies are better than any state-issued version, admitted a high-ranking representative of the Swiss National Bank. Cryptocurrencies are also less risky, according to Andrea Maechler, member of the central bank’s governing board. Her comments indicate that Switzerland has no intentions to emit a state-sponsored crypto.  
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