Bitcoin News Roundup for May 18, 2020

Laszo Hanyecz’s 10,000 BTC pizza buy 10 years ago has a special place in bitcoin folklore, highlighting, however expensively, that participation is necessary for network success.

The pandemic is likely to accelerate a shift to automation, putting people out of work and raising the need for new types of money.

The Kin Foundation is seeking to move the kin cryptocurrency onto the Solana blockchain, according to a proposal shared with CoinDesk.

The China-based manufacturer had cut the pricing for its bitcoin miners by half during the first three months.

The cryptocurrency industry just gained an organized structure for collaborating with world leaders, thanks to the World Economic Forum.

RenBTC, the latest implementation of bitcoin on the Ethereum blockchain, quietly went live this week, though the general public can’t yet mint thier own tokens.

Clean bitcoin, dirty bitcoin. Could FATF regulations lead to a bifurcation of the crypto space, one where certain digital assets trade at lower prices?

Anchorage now has six executives in its C-suite, hiring a head of finance and head of sales with experience in both tech and Wall Street.

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While Main Street is shut down, the financial world keeps moving as quickly as ever. That’s not a sustainable situation, says our columnist.

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Mining

Iran’s President has ordered officials to develop a new approach to cryptocurrency mining.

Opinion

It doesn’t take long to learn how to trade, but it takes a lifetime to learn how to manage risk, says Jeff Dorman, CIO at Arca.

Opinion

With staking and a surge of demand for stablecoins, Ethereum has everything it needs to become a viable store-of-value network.

Contact Tracing

The Citizen app, which normally fights crime, is now tracing coronavirus cases. Is your data safe with a powerful private company?

DeFi

Crypto lender Nexo minted $4 million in dai on MakerDAO using synthetic bitcoin token WBTC as collateral. Here’s why that matters.

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