Intel May Make Bitcoin Mining Profitable for Individuals Again

According to the filing's abstract, the patent is for “A System on Chip implementing a Bitcoin mining hardware accelerator [which] may include a processor core and a hardware accelerator coupled to the processor core.” The hardware accelerator is intended to “mine digital currency,” and “may include a …
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Bitcoin Illegal in Nepal? Police Arrest Seven Individuals for Trading Operations (news.bitcoin.com)

This week seven individuals were arrested for running illegal bitcoin exchange operations in Nepal. According to Nepal’s Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), the suspects were trading bitcoins without authorization and the agency’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Jeevan Kumar Shrestha says this is one of the first cryptocurrency arrests of this magnitude.
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Beginning 2017 what estimate of individuals own one bitcoin or more?

How many different individuals in the world own bitcoin?

I.e. John owns 1btc, Michelle 300btc, Al 4000btc : the answer would be 3.

I am interested in the percent of the global population that owns one bitcoin or more as it would be a good indicator of the potential (and value) further for bitcoin as it is educated to more and more people and eventually reaches mainstream (hopefully).

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“Frankly, the fact that such a diverse group of individuals can debate and discuss numerous technical options before working together to come to consensus is a far superior outcome for those who traditionally have no input into the decisions of the monetary authorities.”

"Frankly, the fact that such a diverse group of individuals can debate and discuss numerous technical options before working together to come to consensus is a far superior outcome for those who traditionally have no input into the decisions of the monetary authorities." submitted by /u/nbie
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