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Bitcoin Fractional Reserve: The Rehypothecation Risk

written by @thevladcostea Bitcoin is making its way into the mainstream, as it gradually becomes entrenched in the legacy financial system – but how does a fixed supply asset fare in a world of fractional reserve? As institutions begin allocating capital towards Bitcoin, more people who otherwise wouldn’t trust a historically volatile stateless currency will […]

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Collaborative Custody: The Era Of Multisig Security

written by @emylacapra Collaborative custody is a Bitcoin security solution that, for some, may encapsulate two important features: self custody over funds & a responsible 3rd party in case anything goes wrong. It’s recently been reported that the number of wallets containing 0.1BTC or more has reached an all-time high of 3,054,282. Moreover, since Bitcoin […]

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Physical Bitcoins: Tangibility With Varied Tradeoffs

written by @veriphibtc With the advent of scarce digital money in Bitcoin, the futures is clearly intangible. However, since 2009 we’ve seen physical representations of digital value manifest with varying tradeoffs. Money has been present in different forms and shapes since the beginning of human history. The ones that have survived and persisted as adequate […]

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How To Audit Bitcoin’s Supply & Why It Is Important

written by @veriphibtc For the first time in history, you have the phenomenal possibility to audit the global supply of a currency in a completely sovereign and independent way. That audit will cost you practically nothing and will only take a few seconds. The Full Vested Power Of A Bitcoin Node When you run your […]

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Market Cap: Only One Piece Of The Puzzle

written by @thevladcostea Market capital is an often misunderstood and somewhat flawed metric that can easily distort the magnitude and importance of cryptocurrencies when observed alone. To get a coin’s market cap, you take the price per coin (determined by the market grappling with current supply vs demand), multiply it by the number of tokens […]

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Using Lightning Network With Varying Levels Of Control

written by @veriphibtc To many, the user experience of sending and receiving Bitcoin transactions needs improvement in terms of easiness and fluidity. Adding in the concept of lightning wallets and all they entail can sometimes add confusion when not presented properly. Quickly explained, one can easily understand how Bitcoin works. You begin by backing up […]

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Bitcoin: A Trojan Horse For Freedom In A Speculative Disguise

written by @thevladcostea Bitcoin is the most revolutionary financial invention of our times, uniting people of all nations under a state-agnostic currency that nobody can arbitrarily confiscate, censor, counterfeit, or destroy. Skeptics will claim that Bitcoin has no intrinsic value and only exists for speculative or criminal reasons. Yet they probably never had to worry […]