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.

Bitwise CIO Matt Hougan Discusses Amended Spot Bitcoin ETF Application
Matt Hougan, CIO of Bitwise, used a Twitter thread to elaborate on the firm's amended spot Bitcoin ETF application. He emphasized the need to prove that the CME bitcoin futures market is a "regulated market of significant size" for surveillance purposes and highlighted Bitwise's history of original research in their ETF filings.
Bitcoin Ordinals Creator Casey Rodarmor Expands Ecosystem with "Runes"
Casey Rodarmor, known for his innovative Bitcoin Ordinals, has introduced a new fungible token protocol for Bitcoin called "Runes." The protocol aims to simplify user experience and could bring significant advantages to Bitcoin, despite the controversial reputation of fungible tokens.
MicroStrategy Acquires Additional 5,445 Bitcoins, Total Holdings Reach 158,245 BTC
MicroStrategy continues to invest heavily in Bitcoin, announcing the acquisition of an additional 5,445 BTC. The company now holds 158,245 Bitcoins, acquired for an aggregate sum of approximately $4.68 billion. The move comes amid a period of relative stability in Bitcoin prices.
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%.

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