Adoption & community

MrBitcoin December 10, 2019

According to data compiled by Coin Metrics, a crypto asset market analysis firm, the number of Bitcoin addresses that hold any amount of satoshis reached a new all-time high between October and November 2019. According to the data, more than 28,393,045 addresses held some balance of bitcoin in that period, eclipsing a previously achieved all-time […]

MrBitcoin December 2, 2019

GiveBitcoin founder Cory Klippsten struggled to warm his parents up to Bitcoin. For two years, he coaxed and educated, until his evangelism finally paid off in the spring of 2019. “After 100s of hours, books, podcasts, articles, I finally got my parents to buy some bitcoin,” he told Bitcoin Magazine. That was five years after […]

MrBitcoin November 29, 2019

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect opportunity to turn our attention to the people, events and things that make our lives better and offer us reasons to feel grateful. While meeting family members around the dinner table is an excellent way of expressing appreciation, those of us who irreversibly fell down the Bitcoin rabbit hole may […]

MrBitcoin November 27, 2019

Continuing the series on the various ways one can learn about the technical aspects of Bitcoin, in this article we will focus on transcripts and contributing to or reading the archive of transcripts maintained by Bryan Bishop (kanzure). In the early years of Bitcoin’s history, all communication involving Satoshi Nakamoto occurred online on mailing lists, […]

MrBitcoin November 18, 2019

“Does instant messaging over Lightning have killer application potential?” Lightning Labs developer Joost Jager asked his Twitter followers this rhetorical when he debuted a demo for his Lightning Network messaging application, Whatsat. Your average Bitcoiner probably wouldn’t think of messaging as one of Lightning’s killer use cases, at least not before micropayments, streaming payments and […]

MrBitcoin November 10, 2019

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news stories affecting Bitcoin this week. For much of its existence, bitcoin has been compared with gold. Several people have touted the two assets as the most effective investment vehicles for hedging against the global economy, though the two have many differences. […]

MrBitcoin November 4, 2019

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news stories affecting Bitcoin this week. When many people think of Bitcoin, they think of the dark web platform Silk Road — one of the world’s notorious digital marketplaces upon which vendors sold illegal products in exchange for BTC.  But bitcoin might […]

MrBitcoin October 30, 2019

Bitcoin trader and advocate Tone Vays has been under a lot of scrutiny in October 2019. Between stirring controversy among community members for charging 0.3 BTC per hour for consultancy (which he later revealed as being his corporate service rate, which he set when the bitcoin price was $3,000 and forgot to change), agreeing to […]

MrBitcoin October 24, 2019

Bitcoin Magazine supplied reporter Colin Harper with a fistful of sats and set him loose in Europe. This is the second installment in his “Living on Bitcoin in Europe” series. Catch up on Colin’s earlier adventures in Living on Bitcoin in Europe: From Amsterdam to Prague, No Cash Required. Rolf, the BnB owner, woke me […]