What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin (BTC) is the first cryptocurrency created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. With the underlying technology blockchain, bitcoin has redefining money in terms of money form, money issuance standard and money movement. Bitcoin has a limit of 21 million coins and uses proof-of-work (POW) consensus. In some sense, bitcoin removes our reliance on central banks and traditional financial institutions that we have to trust on. Bitcoin brings monetary freedom.

NYDIG Report: Bitcoin Volatility Expected Around ETF Dates, Mt Gox Delays, and Fed Rate Impacts
The options market is expecting significant price movements in bitcoin around key ETF dates, with forward volatility of at-the-money options surged by 9.6 points. The SEC is set to respond to the BlackRock iShares Bitcoin Trust ETF by October 17th, 2023, and has until October 16th to address the Bitwise Bitcoin ETP Trust. The market is also bracing for price swings due to approval or denial. Other notable news includes Mt Gox's repayment deadline change, Grayscale Investments filing for a new Ether Futures ETF, and the Grayscale case.
Bitmain Commits $54 Million Investment in Core Scientific, Inc. Amid New Supply Contract
Core Scientific has secured a $53.9 million investment from Bitmain, a leading manufacturer of digital currency mining servers. The deal involves a $23.1 million cash payment and an equity exchange worth $53.9 million in Core Scientific common stock. The partnership aims to boost the Bitcoin Network's efficiency and contribute to the company's self-mining hash rate.
Unchained Partners with Build Asset Management for Bitcoin-Backed Credit Fund
Unchained, a bitcoin financial service provider, has partnered with Build Asset Management to invest in Unchained loans. The partnership aims to unlock the value of bitcoin for borrowers. Unchained's lending division has a 170% surge in Q1-2023, despite the 2022 crypto market contagion and bitcoin's 65% value drop.
Paolo Ardoino: Tether Tests New Bitcoin Mining Platform, Moria, with Enhanced Software Control
Tether is testing its new Bitcoin mining platform, Moria, which has undergone significant software enhancements, including software-driven PDU management and multisig approval. Moria is designed to integrate with IoT devices, potentially revolutionizing mining operations. Tether's diversification into Bitcoin mining is still in its testing phase.
Coinbase to Integrate Bitcoin's Lightning Network: A Deep Dive
Coinbase plans to integrate the Lightning Network (LN) as a secondary payment layer to enhance Bitcoin's transaction efficiency and cost-effectiveness. LN addresses scalability issues by enabling off-chain transactions, reducing fees and processing times, and promoting Bitcoin's mainstream acceptance.
Bitcoin will Reach $70,000 Soon if the Federal Reserve Cuts Rates
BitMEX's ex-CEO Arthur Hayes suggested that a Federal Reserve rate cut could propel Bitcoin to the $70,000 mark, rejuvenating the US banking sector. Historical trends show a symbiotic relationship between the Federal Reserve's monetary decisions and Bitcoin's trajectory. Bitcoin's ascent outpaced the Fed's balance sheet expansion by 129% during the pandemic. However, post-March 2022, the Federal Reserve implemented three additional hikes, causing a reevaluation among market participants and analysts. The 'Real Yield', derived by offsetting the Government Bond Yield with Nominal GDP Growth, remains pivotal in this discourse. The US Treasury's augmented bond issuance at steeper rates may inadvertently amplify nominal GDP growth.
Bitcoin and Ethereum Bounce 3% After Liquidating Over $160 Million
Bitcoin's price dropped to $24,900 due to bearish sentiment and news, leading to over $160 million liquidation. However, a bullish RSI divergence boosted Bitcoin's rebound by over 3%.
FTX's Top 10 Crypto Holdings Revealed: SOL, Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, APT Lead the Pack
The top 10 digital assets held by FTX account for a dominant 72% of its total crypto holdings. Leading this list is Solana (SOL), with a valuation hovering around $1.2 billion. Following closely are Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), valued at $560 million and $192 million, respectively. The list further includes significant assets such as APT, USDT, XRP, BIT, STG, WBTC, and WETH. Their respective values oscillate between $1.37 billion and a modest $37 million.
One Whale Trades Majority of Ethereum for Bitcoin
A crypto whale traded 5,500 Ethereum for 344.1 Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), valued at $8.85 million, diversifying its portfolio. The whale purchased these 6,541 Ethereum on September 9, 2023, at an average price of $1,630, totaling 10.66 million USDC. The transaction demonstrates strategic planning and market understanding.
Bitcoin Ordinals: Over 30M Inscriptions with $50M in Accumulated Fees
As of recent data from Dune Analytics, the Bitcoin Ordinals Protocol has seen a total of 30,329,662 inscriptions, with an accumulated fee of ₿1,998.1707 (Bitcoin), equivalent to approximately $51,681,834 USD. These inscriptions, known as "Bitcoin-native Digital Artifacts," allow users to embed data directly into the Bitcoin Blockchain.

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