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The World Celebrates the 8th Anniversary of the First Bitcoin Transaction: Buying Two Pizzas

The crypto-community celebrates the 8th anniversary of the first commercial transaction in which Bitcoin was used as a real-world currency to pay for an item. Two Pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoins On 17 May 2010, computer programmer Laszlo Hanyecz posted on the Internet a request to buy a pizza paying with bitcoins. A few days later, Hanyecz was successful. He bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins from Jeremy Sturdivant, whose username was “jercos.” On May 22,

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Bank of England Publishes Paper on Central Bank Crypto

The Bank of England has published a working paper that explores the potential of state-backed cryptocurrencies. An institution that was once very critical of the crypto community now has a whole new take on the subject. Also read: Overstock Subsidiary tZERO Prepares ‘First Security Token Exchange’ Join the Bitsonline Telegram channel to get the latest Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and …

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US Regulator Issues Guidance for Cryptocurrency Derivatives Contracts

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published new guidance to exchanges and clearing houses for cryptocurrency derivatives listings. The move was long awaited by the trading industry amid concerns over the vetting process for new contracts. CFTC Publishes Rules for Cryptocurrency Derivatives Contracts The advisory from the CFTC, headed by Amir Zaidi, director of...

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Satoshi Nakamoto is Female: Women in the Cryptocurrency Industry

Is ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, the mysterious, anonymous creator of Bitcoin the original cryptocurrency, actually a woman? In 2008 Nakamoto authored the white paper describing the most famous crypto, from which all other cryptos have spawned. In a community and industry dominated by men, the statement “Satoshi is a female” – a theory promoted by New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney at the Women on the Block event in Brooklyn on May 13 – is extremely provocative. To

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It’s Bitcoin Pizza Day! The Most Delicious Holiday of the Year

If you had 10,000 BTC what would you spend it on? A mansion? The oh-so-typical ‘Lambo’? Two Papa John’s pizzas? Well eight years ago an early Bitcoiner opted for the latter and on the anniversary of the now-legendary deal, he’s absolutely no regrets! An Expensive Slice of History? Eight years ago, on this very day,...

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