UK Banks Block Crypto Purchases, Showing Need for Decentralized Exchanges

British banks, such as Nationwide and HSBC, have placed new limits on their customers’ cryptocurrency purchases with debit cards and banned purchases with credit cards. Most of the major UK banks have implemented exchange-specific restrictions, with Binance Holdings Ltd. being the most popular target. NatWest Group’s CEO has cited instability and volatility of platforms and … Read more

Unlocking the Potential of Bitcoin: Exploring the Power of Long-Format Storytelling

• Bitcoin, the world’s first decentralized digital currency, has been making headlines for over a decade. • Long-format storytelling is an essential tool for building a narrative that helps people understand the purpose and potential of the technology. • Storytelling can help to create an emotional connection to the technology, which can drive greater engagement … Read more

Bitcoin Mining Uses At Least 52.6% Sustainable Energy: How We Know

• The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has released a study that underestimates the amount of sustainable Bitcoin mining going on. • ESG investors largely don’t feel comfortable investing in Bitcoin due to this underestimate. • To encourage ESG funds to invest, independent and empirical data must be provided regarding the level of sustainability … Read more

Grow Abundance in Your Backyard: How Urban Farming Changed My Life

• Erin started homesteading by accident when she and her boyfriend moved to the Bay Area looking for a place with a backyard. • They came across a Craigslist ad posted by Novella Carpenter, an urban homesteader who wrote a book called “Farm City”. • After meeting Novella and learning about her story, they decided … Read more

Pick n Pay Now Accepts Bitcoin – Shop with CryptoQR!

Summary Pick n Pay, a South African retailer, has launched acceptance of bitcoin for payments in all its stores. Customers can use CryptoQR to buy groceries and other products with Bitcoin at the till. The introduction of Bitcoin to Pick n Pay’s stores could bring more widespread adoption of Bitcoin as a payment method in … Read more

Clover Merchants Can Now Accept Bitcoin Over Lightning Network

Strike CEO Jack Mallers announces partnership with Fiserv and launches pilot integration with Clover: Strike is now an integrated partner with payments giant Fiserv, parent company of Clover, allowing merchants to accept bitcoin over the Lightning Network. 90-day trial period: The rollout is part of a 90-day trial period, which will involve measuring the speed … Read more

Bitcoin Price Breaks Above Short-Term Holder Realized Price

• This article discusses the use of net liquidity as a useful model to track both the S&P 500 Index and Bitcoin since March 2020. • Net liquidity tracks changes in Federal Reserve Total Assets, U.S. Treasury General Account Balance, and Reverse Repo Facility. • The Fed’s position of “higher for longer” may lead to … Read more

Creating an American Sound Money System: Incorporating Evolutionary Economics, Social Technologies, and System Designs

1. The primary purpose of money is to facilitate the exchange of value and the United States has the most to lose if the U.S. dollar is no longer recognized as the world’s only reserve currency. 2. Bitcoin is not yet money, but when integrated with newly-developed social system technologies, it could fulfill the primary … Read more

Lugano Now A Hub for Crypto Payments: Use Bitcoin to Buy Anything!

• The Plan ₿ foundation in Lugano, Switzerland recently announced a new map showcasing hundreds of merchants across the city that accept bitcoin. • The city made bitcoin a de-facto legal tender and hosted the Plan ₿ Summer School in July 2022 to educate people on bitcoin and businesses. • The Plan ₿ foundation also … Read more