November 17th, 2020
BTC.com's support for Taproot has been added to the Taproot Activation web page set up by Poolin yesterday. According to data from BTC.com, the mining pool accounts for roughly 10.4% of the current Bitcoin network hashrate.
Airbnb's IPO prospectus, which was filed with the U.S. SEC on Monday, briefly mentions that the company's future success will depend on its ability to adapt to emerging technologies. Tokenization, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain-based authentication methods were included in a list of example emerging technologies.
According to a company blog post from Friday, Western Union will stop allowing users in the United States to send money to Cuba on November 22nd. This change in policy is due to a new U.S. Government rule that will go into effect on November 26th.
Following her recent statement regarding bitcoin as a good store of value in an interview with Good Morning America on ABC News, U.S. Senator-elect Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) told Fox News that a current top priority for her is explaining the cryptocurrency to her new colleagues in Congress.
According to a local news report, a woman in a Florida suburb was a victim of a swatting attack after her Amazon Ring doorbell was hacked. The hacker used access to the Ring doorbell to figure out when the victim was home before calling police to conduct the swatting attack.
Although Dalio agrees with many bitcoin proponents' criticisms of the fiat currency system and has even said the U.S. dollar's reserve currency status is under threat, he does not see bitcoin as a way forward.
The bitcoin price has gone over $17,000 on multiple exchanges, reaching levels not seen since January 2018.
According to Decrypt, MicroStrategy's bitcoin holdings, which were purchased for around $425 million, are now worth $650 million, which is a more than 50% increase over 3 months.
According to CoinDesk, Mariner Wealth Advisors will soon allow their 346 independent financial advisors, who manage $29 billion, to offer exposure to the bitcoin market for their 23,000 clients.
According to Chinese crypto reporter Wu Blockchain, Huobi wants to acquire Bitflyer, which is the largest bitcoin exchange in Japan, and Bithumb, which is the largest exchange in South Korea.
According to a report from Reuters on Monday, Twitter has hired Peiter Zatko (aka Mudge) as the new head of security. Previously, Zatko oversaw security at online payments startup Stripe, worked on special projects at Google, oversaw grant payouts for DARPA, and was among the leaders of the Cult of the Dead Cow.