Martii ‘Sirius’ Malmi’s release of Satoshi Nakamoto’s email history offers invaluable insights into the early development and vision of Bitcoin, providing researchers and enthusiasts with a deeper understanding of its origins and principles.
In a blunt assessment, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey poured cold water on Bitcoin’s ambitions as a mainstream payment method, declaring it “not taking off” due to its inherent inefficiency. His comments reignite the debate about Bitcoin’s viability as a daily transaction currency and highlight the challenges it faces in achieving widespread adoption.
Wall Street vibrated with electricity today as Grayscale’s long-awaited Bitcoin ETF, GBTC, began pre-market trading on the New York Stock Exchange today, January 11. This historic event marks a pivotal turning point for both Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency industry, opening a new chapter of accessibility and potential mass adoption.
Japan’s largest online marketplace for second-hand goods will start accepting bitcoin as a payment option from June, tapping into the growing demand for cryptocurrencies in the country.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to approve the first spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as early as next week, according to sources familiar with the matter. This would mark a historic moment for the cryptocurrency industry, as spot bitcoin ETFs would allow investors to gain exposure to the price of the largest digital asset without having to buy and store it themselves. The SEC has previously approved futures-based bitcoin ETFs, which track contracts that trade on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, but spot bitcoin ETFs are seen as more attractive and accessible for retail investors. The decision by the SEC could have a significant impact on the adoption and volatility of bitcoin, as well as the future of crypto-related financial products.