BitcoinTalk Lost A Third Of Its Users In February

The BitcoinTalk forum lost a third of its referrals from the bitcoin community in February, according to available traffic data from website analytics firm SimilarWeb. The old message forum was created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. The very first bitcoin transaction was negotiated on the BitcoinTalk forum– 10,000 BTC for some pizza. But February referrals from several cryptocurrency websites and a couple major platforms (like Twitter and Github) declined markedly for BitcoinTalk in February. Their numbers are down by nearly a third in one month. Google Trends Search Interest in Bitcoin Declines The decline in outbound referral links to Bitcointalk

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Bitcoin Price Spiked 11% in February But Could Tank & Hit New Lows

The bitcoin price posted its first monthly gain in February after a dismal seven-month drought. However, technical analysis suggests the original cryptocurrency could crater to new lows because a downtrend appears to be forming. Bitcoin Price Spiked 11% In February Mati Greenspan is a senior market analyst at Tel Aviv-based crypto trading platform eToro. He told Bloomberg that February’s 11% spike in the bitcoin price is encouraging, but it isn’t out of the woods yet. Greenspan noted that trading volume has rocketed to a 12-month high. After six months in the red, it’s great to finally close one in the

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r/Bitcoin recap – February 2019

Hi Bitcoiners!

I’m back with the 26th monthly Bitcoin news recap.

For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popular/relevant/interesting stories in r/Bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.

A recap of Bitcoin in February 2019

Adoption * bitcoin can now be used to fund your public transport card in 37 cities in Argentina (7 Feb) * There are as many transactions today as in January 2018 but with all time low fees (7 Feb) * Bitcoin’s Lightning Network currently has 6000 nodes and $ 2.4M in capacity (9 Feb) * A service that lets you buy Domino’s Pizza via the Lightning Network in the US (13 Feb) * Bitcoin’s average block size is now 1.3MB (14 Feb) * An Argentinian company settles export deal with a client in Paraguay using bitcoin (15 Feb) * The Lightning Network reaches 700 btc in capacity (16 Feb) * A butchery in Kenya accepting bitcoin (17 Feb) * The ₿ symbol is now a listed currency when you long press the $ sign on a mobile keyboard (19 Feb)
* A Lightning developer’s node is routing more than $ 10k per month for a 0.25% fee (19 Feb) * Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, promotes bitcoin tipping on Twitter (20 Feb) * bitcoin transactions near an all-time high of 3.87 transactions per second (21 Feb) * Finanzen.net, a german finance site, starts lising the EUR/BTC exchange rate (21 Feb) * 20% of Localbitcoins 4.8M visits come from Venezuela (26 Feb) * $ 52M of bitcoin bought on Cash app in Q4 2018 (27 Feb)

Development * The Casa node has been open-sourced (1 Feb) * A specification for trustless non-pegged sidechains (4 Feb) * Blockstream creates a new Multisignature standard (18 Feb) * BTCPay Server now has payment requests (26 Feb)

Security * A discussion on traditional mixers vs Wasabi wallet (2 Feb) * Another Electrum wallet phishing attempt (4 Feb) * Someone gets scammed for $ 50 worth in bitcoin by a QR code switch (19 Feb) * Coinomi wallet sends your plain text seed phrase to Google’s remote spellchecker API (27 Feb)

Business * Kraken exchange CEO on the QuadrigaCX coins (3 Feb) * People discuss the bitcoins held by bankrupt QuadrigaCX (4 Feb) * TD Ameritrade is advertising how to invest in Bitcoin on YouTube (10 Feb) * Lightning integration will eventually come to Square’s Cash app according to its CEO (11 Feb) * Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will have secure storage for private keys built in (20 Feb) * A 21-year old couple is working on a hardware wallet (23 Feb)

Research * Bitcoin’s wealth distribution across addresses increased over the past 2 years (13 Feb)

Education * Bitcoin’s prehistory (2 Feb) * People discuss the best real-time bitcoin news feeds (8 Feb) * Someone discusses their small bitcoin mining operation (9 Feb) * A new report on financial privacy from Coin Center (11 Feb) * Andreas Antonopoulos on splicing (25 Feb)

Regulation & Politics * The SEC thinks some cryptocurrency will match their ETF requirements eventually (7 Feb) * Government-mandated asset seizure will be limited in the U.S. (23 Feb)

Archeology (Financial Incumbents) * The British pound is the oldest fiat currency at 317 years and now worth 0.5% of its original value (4 Feb) * JPMorgan Chase incorrectly analyses that bitcoin miners operate at a 16% loss (12 Feb) * JPMorgan Chase launches its own centralized JPM stablecoin (14 Feb) * The IMF comes up with a plan to devalue cash and introduce negative intrest rates (17 Feb) * Venmo’s KYC when someone paid back a sandwich is a great reminder why we need bitcoin (20 Feb)

Price & Trading * Bitcoin passes $ 4k for the first time in a while (19 Feb)

Fun & Other * A discussion on former Bitcoin developer Mike Hearn (1 Feb) * Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he thinks the currency of the Internet will be bitcoin (2 Feb) * Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey passes on the Lightning Torch (5 Feb) * Some instructions on how to send letters using a computer if you think sending bitcoin is difficult (6 Feb) * Why Bitcoin should succeed (7 Feb) * Other technologies that died just like Bitcoin (8 Feb) * Elon Musks compliments cryptocurrency for value transfers (20 Feb) * Elon Musk says whoever owns the early btc deserves a Nobel prize in delayed gratification (21 Feb) * A Lightning-powered chicken feeder (22 Feb) * A Malaysian bookstore with Bitcoin and Blockchain books on top of the finance section (28 Feb)

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Daily Discussion, February 28, 2019

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Daily Discussion, February 26, 2019

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Daily Discussion, February 25, 2019

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Ethereum Spikes 60% in February; Factors Behind Crypto’s Spectacular Rally

In the past seven days, the valuation of the crypto market has increased by $ 20 billion as the Ethereum price surged by 10 percent on the day. Since early February, the Ethereum price has spiked from $ 102 to $ 163 by 60 percent against the U.S. dollar. Some analysts have suggested that the strong price movement of Ethereum may have pushed the valuation of the crypto market to rapidly increase in the last three weeks. Why is Ethereum Moving So Fast and What’s Behind the Crypto Rally? In December of last year, economist Alex Krüger said that in the long run,

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Daily Discussion, February 24, 2019

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