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Money Moves is our weekly newsletter for the latest happenings around the bitcoin world. By using Bitcoin, you are a hero and you have set the stage for a more open and bright future in finance and commerce. Explore the archive of our past episodes and stay tuned for a new episode every Friday. Every episode includes trends, news, tweets, and more!

Archived Newsletters

September 4, 2022 | Luxury travels fast with Bitcoin

Bitcoin is rapidly becoming a preferred method of payment for luxury goods like yachts and private jets, but last week, Forbes highlighted how all types of retailers across Asia are rapidly adopting bitcoin as a new source of payment.

August 28, 2022 | 7 Benefits of Bitcoin per Computer Innovators

A lot’s happened this past week. Century-plus-old Sullivan Bank will now let customers acquire Bitcoin.

August 21, 2022 | 5 years of SegWit

This Wednesday, August 24, marks the five-year anniversary of Segregated Witness (SegWit) activation on the Bitcoin blockchain. 

August 14, 2022 | Australia to introduce generic “bitcoin”

Baseball legend Jackie Robinson once said, “If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion, you’re wasting your life.” OpenNode and the rest of the Bitcoin community are 100% in the game, not spectators, so the time has come to rebrand our weekly newsletter with a name that reflects our active role in the movement of money.

August 6, 2022 | Bitcoin = commodity in senate bill

Two bipartisan bitcoin-related bills introduced on the same day? Yes, and that’s not all. Wednesday also saw a British progressive advocacy group release a white paper that suggests its time to embrace the potential that Bitcoin has in implementing new environmental infrastructure and technology. Things are moving fast.

July 31, 2022 | Exempting Retail Bitcoin Payments From Capital Gains Tax

This week, Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) and Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania) sponsored the Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act, a new bipartisan bill that exempts the first $50 in bitcoin retail payments from capital gains tax.

July 24, 2022 | This island may provide a valuable case study in Bitcoin adoption

Chub Cay, a private island in the Bahamas and home to the Chub Cay Resort and Marina, plans to adopt the Bitcoin standard in response to a lack of financial inclusion.

July 17, 2022 | Millions to be made in mining with excess renewable energy in Texas

Texas is known for drilling, but a new study suggests the state can make millions with solar- and wind-powered Bitcoin mining.

July 10, 2022 | OpenNode + Lemon Cash bring LN-payments to 1M+ Argentines

A working paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland confirmed the improved speed, cost reduction and other benefits of the Lightning Network.

July 3, 2022 | SEC Chair labels Bitcoin a “commodity”

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler told CNBC, “Bitcoin, and that’s the only one I’m going to say… my predecessors and others have said, [is] a commodity.” 

June 26, 2022 | Latin America is a leader in Bitcoin payments

Mastercard’s New Payments Index 2022 survey found that Latin America leads the world in retail payments with Bitcoin and other digital currencies. 

June 19, 2022 | New Brazilian bill would legalize Bitcoin payments

Paulo Martins, a journalist-turned-congressman in Brazil, introduced a bill in the Chamber of Deputies that would amend an existing tax law to legalize the use of Bitcoin as a form of payment. 

December 19, 2021 | Lightning is making Bitcoin trading more efficient

Instant settlements on the Lightning Network are providing efficiency to Bitcoin traders and Mexican retailer Elektra is now accepting Bitcoin.

December 12, 2021 | The Lightning Network keeps growing

The Lightning Network saw its largest amount of growth in a 3 month period and Chainalysis announces support for the Lightning Network.

December 5, 2021 | Goldman Sachs is exploring Bitcoin-backed loans

Goldman Sachs is looking into offering Bitcoin-backed loans to select clients and news on the Bitcoin city in El Salvador.

November 28, 2021 | Stripe isn’t ruling out Bitcoin

Payments giant Stripe announces their stance on accepting Bitcoin payments and Bitcoin payments are taking flight with private jet charters.

November 21, 2021 | Cash App to add support for Taproot

Cash App announces their upcoming support for the upgrade to Bitcoin and Fidelity becomes the first institutional Bitcoin custodian in Canada.

November 14, 2021 | Taproot going live in the next week!

The biggest update to the Bitcoin network since 2017 is set to go live and BitFarms enters the US mining market

November 7, 2021 | Australia’s largest bank to integrate Bitcoin services

Australia’s largest bank shares plans for integrating Bitcoin and Compass mining opens an almost completely green mining facility.

Mastercard to allow businesses to accept Bitcoin

Legacy payment system Mastercard shares plans on integrating Bitcoin and US regulators share plans for adoption.

Paul Tudor Jones prefers Bitcoin over Gold

Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones comments on Bitcoin and news on a Bitcoin spot ETF.

US becomes the US biggest Bitcoin miner

The US becomes the world’s leader in Bitcoin mining and North Vancouver becomes the first Bitcoin-heated city.

Lightning Network capacity crosses 3,000 BTC

The Lightning Network continues to grow with over 3,000 BTC on the network.

The US has no intention of banning Bitcoin

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has confirmed that the US has no intention of banning Bitcoin

Twitter to launch Lightning tipping feature

Twitter confirms that the platform is beta testing tipping with Bitcoin using the Lightning Network

Bitcoin Mining difficulty continues to rise!

Bitcoin Mining difficulty raised for the 3rd time and Blockstream raises $210 Million Series B funding.

Bitcoin adoption is growing

Emerging markets around the world are showing signs of Bitcoin adoption increasing.

The Lightning Network now holds over 2200 BTC

The Lightning Network holds a record amount of Bitcoin and AMC theaters begin accepting Bitcoin payments.

Gary Gensler clarifies regulations for a Bitcoin ETF

Gary Gensler provides clarity on requirements for a Bitcoin ETF in the US

The First-Ever Bitcoin-Backed Real Estate Loan

Glen Oaks Escrow launches the first bitcoin-backed real estate loan and Lolli raises Series A funding.

GlobalX files for Bitcoin ETF

GlobalX filed for a Bitcoin ETF and the “B” word

The Lightning Network is Growing!

The Lightning Network continues to grow with the node count growing rapidly.

Institutional Investors want more Bitcoin

Surveys show that institutional investors and wealth managers are looking to acquire more bitcoin.

Can Bitcoin Reach Zero Emissions

Projections show that Bitcoin can become even more eco-friendly by 2030.

Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey are talking Bitcoin

Elon and Jack have agreed to talk Bitcoin at an event this summer and El Salvador announces a national wallet.

Bitcoin is Legal Tender in El Salvador

Bitcoin has been declared legal tender in El Salvador and the Bitcoin mining council has debuted.

Goldman Sachs Believes in Bitcoin

Goldman Sachs declared Bitcoin an investable asset and a new mining project starts in Montana.

Bitcoin is Eco-Friendly

Argo Blockchain pushes for more eco-friendly mining and MicroStrategy continues to buy Bitcoin.

Bubba Gump Loves Bitcoin

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is now accepting Bitcoin payments and Tesla sells 10% of their Bitcoin holdings.

The Watch :Protect your home and belongings with Bitcoin

Europe’s second largest insurer begins accepting Bitcoin payments and eco-friendly Bitcoin mining startup Gryphon raises Series A funding.

The Watch 061: Tesla is squashing Bitcoin Bugs

Tesla submits a disclosure to BTCPayServer to improve Bitcoin payment protocol and Goldman Sachs starts offering Bitcoin to wealthy clients.

The Watch 060: Deutsche Bank says Bitcoin can’t be ignored

The German-based Deutsche Banks says Bitcoin can’t be ignored and Morgan Stanley is set to offer Bitcoin.

The Watch 059: The Shark has his eyes on Bitcoin

Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary changes his stance on Bitcoin, Bitcoin Exchange OKCoin integrates Lightning Network support.

The Watch 058: The North Debuts a Bitcoin ETF

Canada debuts the first North American Bitcoin ETF, and BlackRock starts to dabble in Bitcoin.

The Watch 057: Elon Musk is ready to accept Bitcoin

Elon Musk announces his support for Bitcoin, PayPal releases their first earnings report after adding Bitcoin to their business.

The Watch 056: BlackRock Joins the Bitcoin Party

The world’s largest asset manager BlackRock is eyeing Bitcoin futures, US-based software development company Sequoia Holdings is paying employees in Bitcoin.

The Watch 055: Lightning Strikes in the United Kingdom

UK based CoinCorner debuts Lightning Network support on their platform, Blockstream releases their much anticipated hardware wallet.

The Watch 054: Fidelity Finds Success with Bitcoin

CEO of Fidelity Abigail Johnson shares insight on their Bitcoin Custody Program, and Square CEO Jack Dorsey is committed to eco-friendly Bitcoin Mining

The Watch 053: Everybody Loves Bitcoin Rewards

Theres a new credit card with Bitcoin rewards for all purchases and Paul Tudor Jones continues to pump Bitcoin.

The Watch 052: Banks are changing their tune on Bitcoin

Banks are continuing to change their stance on Bitcoin for the better and more Billionaires are starting to share their views on Bitcoin.

The Watch 051: The Lightning Network is Growing!

The Lightning Network continues to grow and Bitcoin Privacy is getting stronger with work by Blockstream and Wasabi.

The Watch 050: PayPal Jumps into Bitcoin Business

PayPal is adopting Bitcoin payments and US Bitcoin Mining is on the rise.

The Watch 049: Square invests $50 Million into Bitcoin

Square buys $50 Million worth of Bitcoin and Grammy winning producer Murda Beatz enters the Bitcoin rabbit hole.

The Watch 048: Jack Dorsey wants to Decentralize Twitter

Jack Dorsey shares his ideas towards decentralizing Twitter, BitWise doubles in growth, and only 2.5 Million BTC remain to be mined.

The Watch 047: Bitcoin Adoption is Growing in Africa

FastBicoins partners with Flexepin to increase Bitcoin adoption in Africa and Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya reveals the age of his Bitcoin holdings.

The Watch 046: MicroStrategy Doubles Down on Bitcoin

MicroStrategy doubling down on Bitcoin and Kraken becoming the first SPDI bank in Wyoming.

The Watch 045: Fidelity puts Jubber on the Job

Fidelity puts Peter Jubber on their Bitcoin unit, Morgan Stanley’s Chief Strategist sees a clear generational divide in asset allocation.

The Watch 044: Lightning Shines in the Bitcoin Storm

The Lightning Network continues to grow, a Swiss Canton now accepting Bitcoin for tax payments.

The Watch 043: Fidelity Launches a Bitcoin Fund

Fidelity announces the launch of their Bitcoin Fund, JP Morgan is all in on Bitcoin, not Blockchain.

The Watch 042: Bitcoin Declared a Safe Haven

Bitcoin is declared a safe haven by George Ball, Bulgarian startup Colibra offers Bitcoin compensation for delayed flights.

The Watch 041: MicroStrategy thinks Macro with Bitcoin

MicroStrategy purchases $250 Million in Bitcoin, The largest bank in South Korea now provides Custodial Bitcoin services.

The Watch 040: Stool Presidente meets the Winklevoss

Twitter erupts over Dave Portnoy meeting with the Winklevoss twins, The Lightning Network beefs up with Multi-Path Payments.

The Watch 039 : Court rules that Bitcoin is money

Fidelity Digital Assets introduces their Bitcoin Investment Thesis, a Federal court in Washington D.C. rules that Bitcoin is money.

The Watch 038: Big Banks exploring Bitcoin Custody

Tadge Dryja proposes another solution to scale Bitcoin even further, Nationally chartered Banks are exploring Bitcoin Custody.

The Watch 037: Support for Bitcoin adoption in Lebanon

South American village El Zonte has adopted Bitcoin as their local currency, Bitcoin Du Liban is helping Lebanese adopt Bitcoin

The Watch 036: Bitcoin use growing in Africa

African Bitcoin exchange Luno hits 4 Million users, Bill Miller is bullish on Bitcoin hitting $300,000.

The Watch 035: Bill Burr learns about Bitcoin from Pomp

Keeping track of your Bitcoin gains with CoinDiligent, Bill Burr learns about Bitcoin from Pomp.

The Watch 034: PayPal setting sights on Bitcoin services

PayPal setting its sights on offering Bitcoin services, Bitcoin meets the post-office down under.

The Watch 033: Ride sharing with Bitcoin payments

Singapore ride sharing app Ryde accepting Bitcoin payments, River Financial shares their data on Bitcoin adoption from the Boomer generation.

The Watch 032: Binance announces quarterly Bitcoin futures products

Human Rights Foundation commits to privacy with Bitcoin developers fund, Binance announces quarterly Bitcoin futures products.

The Watch 031: Avanti group raised $5 Million for Banking Charter

Avanti Group raises $5 Million for their Banking Charter, Russia takes the top spot for peer to peer Bitcoin trading on LocalBitcoins platform.

The Watch 030: Precious metal trading against Bitcoin

BitGo announces institutional trading services under its new BitGo Prime, Bitcoin Suisse introduces precious metal trading against Bitcoin.

The Watch 029: J.K. Rowling learns about magic internet money

J.K. Rowling learns about magic internet money, “Banking on Africa: A Bitcoin Revolution” Documentary sponsored by Luno is live on Amazon Prime.

The Watch 028: JP Morgan works with Coinbase & Gemini

Paul Tudor Jones shares his thoughts on Bitcoin and how much he allocates towards owning BTC, JPMorgan opens accounts for Coinbase & Gemini.

The Watch 027: Square leads the way in Bitcoin sales

Blockstream beefs up their Bitcoin Satellite, Square takes a first-quarter lead in Bitcoin sales.

The Watch 026: The debut of Bitcoin themed Anime

Earn Bitcoin for completing everyday activities using the sMiles app, New Bitcoin themed manga titled “Genesis Code” makes it debut in Japan.

The Watch 025: Adult Entertainment workers turn to BTC

Mario Mazzola develops and deploys Peer to Peer Bitcoin exchange in Cuba, Adult Entertainment workers turning to BTC.

The Watch 024: Oil companies & Bitcoin mining

Wyoming based insurance companies can now invest Bitcoin, Marty Bent believes Oil companies will dominate Bitcoin mining.

The Watch 023: Visa gets into Bitcoin with Fold App

Visa gets in the Fold for Bitcoin rewards with Fold App, Tim Draper shares his thoughts on how the pandemic affects Bitcoin

The Watch 022: Blockstale brings Bitcoin ATMs to Nigeria

Blockstale BTM brings the first Bitcoin ATM to Nigeria, Carl Dong working on improving Bitcoin’s “Build System”.

The Watch 021: Brave partners with Binance

Brave Partners with Binance to help bring Bitcoin exposure to users, Anita Posch takes us through her experience of Zimbabwe

The Watch 020: US Fed cuts rates to near 0%

Coinbase Chief Legal Officer appointed to OCC, Square launches Square Financial Services, US Fed cuts interest rates to near 0%

The Watch 019: Bitcoin ruled as money by French courts

French court rules Bitcoin as money, Michelle Phan the Makeup Guru, Fed Injects 1.5 Trillion into US Markets.

The Watch 018: India lifts banking curbs on Bitcoin

India lifts banking curbs on Bitcoin, HTC unveils Exodus 1 Bitcoin full-node phone, Bitcoin is a safer asset than most.

The Watch 017: Bitstamp adds support for SegWit

Caitlin Long + Blockstream = Avanti Financial Group, Casa’s protocol for Bitcoin inheritance, Bitstamp adds support for Segwit.

The Watch 016: Retirement Investing with Bitcoin

Tax Incentives on US Stocks, Retirement investing with Bitcoin, Fiat to Bitcoin payments with Apple Pay on OpenNode.

The Watch 015: Tony Hawk rides the Bitcoin wave

Peter Thiel invests in Blockfi, Tony Hawk rides the Lightning, Bitcoin Magazine reports on Bitcoin powered charity.

The Watch 014: Lightning Labs closes Series A

Lightning Labs Series A Funding, 500 Million confirmed BTC transactions, the Halvening is ~100 days away.

The Watch 013: Zap launches Fiat to LN with Strike

CME Group dominating Derivatives, Zap & Fiat to LN with Strike, StreetcredLabs Bitcoin Maps.

The Watch 012: Bitwage partners with ConsultaBit

Bitwage partners with ConsultaBit, Square Crypto working on an LN kit, Peter Schiff loses his Bitcoin.

The Watch 011: Bitmex & Bitfinex reporting LN growth

“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes”, Bitfinex & BitMEX reports on Lightning Network, Twitter adding tipping.

The Watch 010: Bitcoin hash rate hitting all-time highs

Bitcoin hash rate hit all-time highs, Taproot/Schnorr Development, Bitcoin tax laws in South Korea.

The Watch 009: The growth of Bitcoin in 2019

2019 year in review.

The Watch 008: ACINQ releases the Phoenix Wallet

ACINQ releases Phoenix Wallet, CoinFloor removes Bcash & Ethereum, Fidelity Custodial Solutions.

The Watch 007: Jack wants a decentralized Twitter

CoinMetrics & the Bitcoin economy, BTSE integrating Liquid, Jack Dorsey Decentralizing Twitter.

The Watch 006: Bitfinex adds Lightning Support

Bitfinex adding Lightning Network support, Bakkt CEO appointed to US Senate, Gift Off Gift Cards.

The Watch 005: Bitcoin mining in the US is growing

Donner Lab Bitcoin Games, PayPal CEO supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Mining expanding in the US.

The Watch 004: Alex Bosworth goes sub-atomic

Bitcoin Transactions via Radio waves, Alex Bosworth going sub-atomic, BTC Inc. the modern-day Heroes.

The Watch 003: Google getting into Banking

CME Bitcoin options, Bakkt Institutional custody, Google offering checking accounts.

The Watch 002: BitMEX security breached

BitMEX leaks emails, Bitcoin Merchant Directory Spend-a-bit, US Debt surpasses $23 Trillion.

The Watch 001: A Bitcoin Newsletter

The Genesis Watch.