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Bitcoin News Summary – April 22, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  Belorussian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, last week called for a large Bitcoin mining center to be constructed near the country’s new nuclear power plant which is expected to be fully operational by 2020. Belarus has already developed a special economic zone, the High-Tech Park, with …

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Bitcoin News Summary – April 15, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  We reported previously that Electrum Bitcoin wallets were under phishing attack, and recommended that users update to the latest version only via the official Electrum dot org website. This has now escalated to a Denial of Service attack from over 25,000 IP addresses, aimed …

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Bitcoin News Summary – April 1, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uabIGgg2ZNE] Wuabit crypto wallet will be accessible within WhatsApp. Bitcoin will be supported at launch, with altcoins set to follow. The wallet uses a simple and intuitive chat interface for transactions. This wallet has the potential to boost adoption, as WhatsApp has over a …

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Bitcoin News Summary – March 25, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AljTMGboLdw] Digitec-Galaxus, considered Switzerland’s Amazon.com, started accepting Bitcoin and 9 major altcoins. The company will utilize payment processor Coinify to instantly convert all crypto received into Swiss francs. The company may expand this initiative to German customers in future. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter …

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Bitcoin News Summary – March 18, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7epCaMZpOu4] Some disappointing news came out when Samsung revealed that the hardware wallet on their newly-released S10 phone will only support Ethereum, ERC20 tokens, and four dApps. It appears that Samsung will upgrade the wallet to also support Bitcoin and further altcoins in the …

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Bitcoin News Summary – March 11, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5TfdqrCaKo] Following the hashtag “DeleteCoinbase” campaign we reported on last week, the exchange announced on Monday that it will it fire all former the Hacking Team members it hired recently. These members were involved in selling malware to governments prior to starting a blockchain analytics …

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Bitcoin News Summary – March 4, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0PmmRzKcEQ] A critical bug was exposed for the Coinomi desktop wallet. The bug states that if you’ve imported a seed phrase into the wallet, that seed was actually sent to Google for spelling check. A seed phrase should NEVER leave the wallet and this …

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Bitcoin News Summary – February 25, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3OCOyAv3p4] Elon Musk, the tech entrepreneur and CEO stated that he considers Bitcoin’s design to be “quite brilliant” and views it as “a far better way to transfer value than pieces of paper.” Musk denied any plans to involve Tesla in crypto mining. Last …

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Bitcoin News Summary – February 18, 2019

Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Uk3msXDt14] Morgan Creek Digital’s new crypto venture capital fund received investment from Virginian pension plans. The fund has raised $40 million, most of which for investment in promising crypto companies, though some portion will also be allocated to Bitcoin. A series of tweets by …