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Will Heasman

Will is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in London. He's covered the crypto industry in various roles for several years after becoming enamored with the space in 2014.

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News   -   Nov 05, 2020 This One-Stop Guide Makes You a Bitcoin Full Node Owner
This One-Stop Guide Makes You a Bitcoin Full Node Owner

Many of us dabble with Bitcoin but seldom actually get our hands dirty in the nitty-gritty - yet that's often where the benefits lie. Hosting your own Bitcoin node, for example, not only steadies and decentralizes the network, but it can confer greater user privacy and security.  For

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News   -   Oct 28, 2020 Michael Saylor Reveals Personal Bitcoin Holdings as MicroStrategy Plans to Buy More
Michael Saylor Reveals Personal Bitcoin Holdings as MicroStrategy Plans to Buy More

MicroStrategy can't get enough of Bitcoin. After accumulating 38,250 bitcoin between August and September, the firm wants more. “You should expect that we will purchase additional bitcoin as we generate cash beyond what we need to run the business on a day to day basis,” MicroStrategy President

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News   -   Oct 26, 2020 Hodl Hodl’s New Bitcoin Lending Platform Looks to Ignite Bitcoin DeFi
Hodl Hodl’s New Bitcoin Lending Platform Looks to Ignite Bitcoin DeFi

Last week, peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading platform Hodl Hodl unveiled Lend, a Bitcoin-centric lending platform promising to recast Bitcoin's lending sector by scrapping fiat, KYC, and custody. Capitalizing on the rise of decentralized finance (DeFi), Lend opts for a peer-to-peer, non-custodial paradigm, in which users can collateralize bitcoin to

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News   -   Oct 21, 2020 Mode Joins the Ranks of Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Holders
Mode Joins the Ranks of Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Holders

Earlier today, UK fintech firm Mode Global Holdings PLC announced plans to hold 10% of its cash reserves in bitcoin to avoid fiat debasement - making it the first publicly traded UK firm to take a punt on Bitcoin. Mode's move follows in the footsteps of other publicly

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News   -   Oct 21, 2020 PayPal to Allow Bitcoin Buying and Selling for Users
PayPal to Allow Bitcoin Buying and Selling for Users

Paypal is entering the cryptocurrency space: the firm has announced it will allow account holders in the U.S. to buy, sell, and hold bitcoin in their PayPal wallets over the coming weeks. The payments giant will also enable users to spend bitcoin through its network of 26 million merchants

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Feature   -   Oct 19, 2020 ROOM77: The Berlin Bar that Bootstrapped Bitcoin Is Closing
ROOM77: The Berlin Bar that Bootstrapped Bitcoin Is Closing

It's closing time for ROOM77; the self-avowed "restaurant at the end of capitalism." The Berlin-based cypherpunk watering hole is among the first-ever bars to embrace Bitcoin - not just as a means of payments, but as a concept too. The news was broken by Bitcoin activist,

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News   -   Oct 15, 2020 Max Keiser: Bitcoin’s Hash Rate Will Continue to Soar As Faith in Fiat Dwindles
Max Keiser: Bitcoin’s Hash Rate Will Continue to Soar As Faith in Fiat Dwindles

Bitcoin’s hash rate, a measure of network power, hit its zenith this week, which, according to Max Keiser, could signify the beginning of the end for fiat.  Bitcoin's hash rate has annexed approximately 60% to its total hash rate since the halving in May, climbing from a

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News   -   Oct 13, 2020 Spanish Government Plans Bill to Require Disclosure of Cryptocurrency Holdings
Spanish Government Plans Bill to Require Disclosure of Cryptocurrency Holdings

Spanish crypto investors may soon be required by law to disclose their holdings along with any profit gained following newly passed regulation. According to Maria Jesus Montero, the Spanish minister of finance who unveiled the news on Tuesday, crypto disclosure comes as part of a larger legislative package trained at

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