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How to set up and run a full Bitcoin node using Umbrel

If you’ve been in Bitcoin a while, you’ve almost certainly by now had someone tell you that you should “run your own node”. But what exactly does that mean and why would you want to do it? And, most importantly, how would you go about doing that? Let’s talk about these things…

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Best resources for understanding Bitcoin and green energy

You’ve seen the arguments that Bitcoin is going to boil the oceans. You’ve seen the arguments that, to the contrary, Bitcoin is going to provide the financial incentives that will make achieving the goals laid out by the Paris Agreement possible. Here’s a compilation of resources that argue the latter.

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CEO of New York Life gets Bitcoin, joins NYDIG’s board

What does the CEO of the best-rated, most financially-strong life insurer understand about Bitcoin that you do not? That’s the question you should be asking as you consider that Ted Mathas is joining the Board of Directors of NYDIG, a major investment firm onboarding some of the world’s largest institutions onto the crypto-asset.

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The economic battery: Don’t discount this Norwegian billionaire’s shareholder letter on Bitcoin energy usage

Almost all the popular media narratives about Bitcoin are misinformed, and of those, the ‘Bitcoin consumes too much energy’ trope is one of the more ludicrous. Smart people in the Bitcoin space have been steadily debunking, deconstructing and explaining away these exaggerated and false narratives for years, but perhaps none have so far argued the issue in Bitcoin’s favor more concisely than a new shareholder letter penned by Norway’s 2nd wealthiest individual alongside the founding of his new Bitcoin-focused company, SeeTee.

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Crypto for Normies

This series of posts is geared towards people who are new to crypto and want to figure out the best way to start trading. The most logical place to start is trading different coins and analyzing the differences between them. This will naturally lead us to discussions on the current trends in the overall ecosystem. If there is a topic that you would like to explore please feel free to leave a comment.

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“What is internet anyway?”

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Nigerian Senators grapple with how to respond to Bitcoin

For the first time — as far as I’m aware — we are watching a sovereign nation grapple with the implications of Bitcoin in live time. Senators convened in Nigeria today to discuss a variety of topics, including cryptocurrency, and openly opined about how to respond to the worldwide decentralized currency…

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The media still doesn’t understand what it means to own Bitcoin

A story has been making the rounds today about a criminal in Germany that held over $60 million in Bitcoin before being arrested. Incredibly, the media still doesn’t understand what it means to “own” Bitcoin, claiming that the government “confiscated” the funds but “can’t unlock” them…

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DeFi is Freedom

DeFi tokens are continuing to rally even as ETH is hitting all time highs and Bitcoin is also showing signs of life again. Sushi and 1inch are up more than 100% in the past 7 days. DeFi shows no signs of stopping and with the shenanigans of the traditional markets in the spotlight I expect interest will continue to grow.

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Live Blog: Here’s everything Elon Musk says about Bitcoin on Clubhouse

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk put #bitcoin in his Twitter profile, for the first time signaling something of an endorsement for the decentralized, peer-to-peer cryptoasset. Tonight, Elon is stepping into a Clubhouse room for the first time, and chances are he’s going to chat a bit about Bitcoin. Follow along for our live coverage of the Clubhouse chat and everything Elon says.