Online Cash Bitcoin Could Challenge Governments, Banks

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    Japan’s FSA to consider imposing stricter cryptocurrency regulations
    August 25, 2021
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    El Salvador Today Adopts Bitcoin As Legal Tender
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    China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal, Bitcoin price plummets
    China's most severe crackdown on crypto to date
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    Twitter joins the cryptoverse by allowing users to tip Bitcoin to others
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    Bruce Schneier
    I Am Not Satoshi Nakamoto
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    "A hamster has been trading cryptocurrencies in a cage rigged to automatically buy and sell tokens since June - and it's currently outperforming the S&P 500 -- As of Friday, the portfolio was up nearly 24%...

    A hamster in Germany is redefining "A Random Walk Down Wall Street" author Burton Malkiel's belief that a blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a stock ticker list in the newspaper could do just as good as a human investment professional...

    First, Goxx runs on the "intention wheel" to pick which one of about 30 cryptocurrencies to trade. Once the crypto is chosen, the hamster runs through one of two "decision tunnels" that trigger either a buy or sell trade of the chosen cryptocurrency..."

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    Crypto Company Accidentally Gives Users $90 Million, Politely Asks for It Back
    A bug in the system apparently sparked a regrettable giveaway.
    October 1, 2021
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    Widely Used Bitcoin ATMs Have Major Security Flaws, Researchers Warn
    September 30, 2021
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    Facebook scales back its crypto ambitions once again
    October 19, 2021
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    You Can Now Buy Bitcoin at Some Walmart Stores Across the U.S.
    October 23, 2021
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    New York's next mayor wants to be paid in Bitcoin
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    Indian government set to ban cryptocurrencies
    November 24, 2021
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    India might tighten crypto rules instead of imposing an outright ban, crypto exchange boss says
    November 25, 2021
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    Meta’s crypto chief is leaving the company
    David Marcus is leaving as Facebook's crypto plans face an uncertain future.
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    Mozilla stops accepting Crypto donations after criticism from users
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    "Qubit Finance suffers $80 million loss following hack...

    Hackers were able to access and steal over $80 million from Qubit Finance which is based on Binance Smart Chain the protocol confirmed via a tweet Friday. The addresses linked to the assault stole 206,809 Binance Coin (BNB) from Qubit's QBridge protocol. The assets are valued at more than $80 million at the time of writing..."

    https://cointelegraph.com/news/qubit-finance-suffers-80-million-loss-following-hack
     
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    "Coinbase Super Bowl Commercial Crashes the App..."

    https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2022/02/14/coinbase-qr-code-super-bowl-commerical-crashes-app

    "Coinbase spending $16,000,000 on a Superbowl ad to direct people to their website and $0 to make sure that website doesn't crash 10 seconds after the ad starts is so very internet."

    Edward Snowden

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    White Hat Hacker Earns $2 Million Bounty for Finding, Patching 'Critical Bug' in Ethereum Scaling Platform

    "A white hat hacker and iOS Cydia jailbreak software developer has earned a reward of $2 million...after fixing a "critical bug" in Ethereum Layer 2 scaling project Optimism which could have allowed hackers to create as much Ether in an Optimism account balance as they wanted. Optimism announced that the bug was discovered earlier this month and has been subsequently fixed by an iOS developer who goes by the name Jay Freeman on Twitter, allowing him to earn one of the largest bug-finding awards to date..."

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    Bitcoin cash machines ordered to shut down in UK
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    Meh. There are far more concerning and immediate issues today. Like having all of your money in this system and having it stolen by hackers.
     
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    This is understandable. But if one isn't into crypto, the most concerning is climate change. (to me, at least). And those numbers sicken me. But some in the thread disputed that (I can see why, too :cautious:). Don't mess with one's success, it seems.
     
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    I mostly don't find those numbers believable. I'm sure any major data centers use a lot of electricity but how much of that processing time is being claimed for this? I would think simply posting a reply to this discussion would consume just as many resources. I'd want t see very detailed information on how this is being divided up vs. any other computing transaction.
     
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