Bitcoin Pizza Day rewind: A homage to weird and wonderful BTC purchases


In recognition of Bitcoin pizza day, the first-ever real-world transaction using Bitcoin, Cointelegraph speaks with the crypto community about their historic BTC purchases. Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! Before you dial for a Margherita to commemorate the world’s first real-world Bitcoin transaction, here’s a slice of trivia: What do a family holiday to Japan, a 50 … Read more

Central bankers bellow Bitcoin on El Salvador’s Bitcoin Beach


On day three of El Salvador’s financial inclusion and funding for SMEs conference, Bitcoin has stolen the show. The orange pilling adventure in El Salvador continues. In a video that beggars belief, 44 central bankers and financial delegates from emerging markets around the world shout “Bitcoin!” while posing for a photo in El Zonte, El … Read more

The Lightning Network Lunch: A Bitcoin contactless payment story


A data analyst on the Isle of Man demonstrated how contactless payments work on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network using an NFC enabled “Bolt Card.” The Lightning Network (LN) just got a bit faster, as the suitably named Bolt Card now enables Bitcoin (BTC) enthusiasts to pay for goods and services using contactless technology.  A data analyst … Read more

Bitcoin, Bukele and a bevy of central bankers meet in El Salvador

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El Salvador welcomed 44 central bankers from developing countries around the world to tackle financial inclusion and discuss Bitcoin at a three-day conference. This week, 44 central bankers from developing countries around the world are attending a conference in El Salvador to discuss financial inclusion, financing for small and medium-sized businesses and Bitcoin (BTC).  Central … Read more

Bitcoin Gaming Studio Pnkfrg Raises $3 Million For Mobile Games


Pnkfrg is a new mobile gaming studio building on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network targeting a casual, F2P creator economy experience. Pnkfrg, a new gaming studio building mobile F2P games on the Bitcoin Lightning Network just raised $3 million. The funds will be used to develop games targeting a F2P circular creator economy with a casual experience. … Read more

Bitcoin network fortifies as mining difficulty records ATH of 31.251T


BTC’s latest network difficulty all-time high makes it nearly impossible for bad actors to represent over 50% of the hash rate. Further distancing itself from any concerns of planned attacks on the blockchain, the Bitcoin (BTC) network established a new mining difficulty all-time high of 31.251 trillion — exceeding the 30-trillion mark for the first … Read more

Can Bitcoin Fix Micropayments?


Bitcoin offers an opportunity to allow people to make micropayments, which could provide solutions for content monetization, online tipping and more. Micropayments were all the rage in the 1990s. The idea of allowing customers to pay tiny fees for physical or online products was thrilling and received a lot of attention. However, early micropayment models … Read more