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WSJ article conflates bitcoin use by Afghanis concerned about Taliban control with potential use by the Taliban themselves.
Media is too big
An Intro to Samourai Wallet - Week 2 - Spend Tools

- the second of a four part series focused on samourai wallet
Introducing Summer Of Bitcoin

- Students get involved in and write code for projects matching their interests, earn bitcoin as stipend and put their summer break to good use. The project communities provide mentors who guide students through the entire summer, helping students learn about the community and contribute code.
"The main monetary power of the digital dollar comes from the abolition of bank notes. If people can’t hoard physical money, it becomes much easier to cut interest rates far below zero; otherwise the zero rate on bank notes stuffed under the mattress looks attractive."
Lend at Hodl Hodl: Security Report

- published on september 2nd but we missed it
MicroStrategy has purchased an additional 5050 bitcoin for ~$242.9 million in cash at an average price of ~$48099 per bitcoin. They now hold ~114042 bitcoin acquired for ~$3.16 billion at an average price of ~$27713 per bitcoin.
El Salvador to exempt foreigner investors from tax on bitcoin income and price gains.
NSO Group iMessage Zero-Click Exploit Captured in the Wild: FORCEDENTRY

- Apple computers, watches, and phones are vulnerable
- Apple released a patch today, users should update ASAP
Human Rights Foundation To Gift 3.75 Bitcoin In Latest Round Of Developer Grants
El Salvador’s Chivo Wallet Saw 500K Registrations in the First Week

- 200 Chivo ATMs have been rolled out in El Salvador so far with an additional 50 ATMs in the US
Bitcoin Optech #166

- new proposal for a covenant opcode
- request for feedback on implementing regular reorgs on signet
- Backup and security schemes
Forwarded from Citadel Dispatch
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Citadel Dispatch e38 - improving your bitcoin mining setup with bigcohoo, @janbraiins, @coinheated, roninminer, upstreamdatainc, and @martybent

BLOCK: 700568
PRICE: 2150 sats per dollar
TOPICS: improving your bitcoin mining setup, using custom firmware, immersion mining, stratum v2, hosted mining, coinbase rewards, upstreamdata black box
The Village and the Strongman: the Unlikely Story of Bitcoin and El Salvador
An unworkable and arguably unconstitutional tax change tucked away in the infrastructure bill

- This provision requires recipients of digital assets to verify the sender’s personal info and record their Social Security number, nature of transaction, etc. Then, the recipient must sign under penalty of perjury and send a report to the government within 15 days.
The Biden administration is expected to issue sanctions against exchanges, wallets, and traders used by ransomware gangs to convert ransom payments into fiat money.