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Coindesk: 28 articles
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Bitcoin Magazine: 6 articles

LOTS OF NOISE TODAY BUT IT HAS ALL BEEN BULLSHIT. WE ONLY REPORT WHAT MATTERS.
ASIAN VIDEO GAME PUBLISHER NEXON BUYS $100M IN BITCOIN

- 1717 bitcoin, average price of $58226
- less than 2% of Nexon's total cash
- publicly listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange

https://www.coindesk.com/nexon-bitcoin-100m-video-gaming
archive: https://archive.ph/bE9za
US OFFICIALS ARREST ALLEGED OPERATOR OF $336M BITCOIN MIXING SERVICE BITCOIN FOG

- Roman Sterlingov, a Russian and Swedish citizen
- investigators allegedly tracked him using his web domain payments and Mt Gox accounts

https://www.coindesk.com/us-officials-arrest-alleged-operator-of-336m-bitcoin-mixing-service
archive: https://archive.ph/Lrs8j
TESLA SAYS BITCOIN INVESTMENT WORTH $2.48 BILLION

- Tesla bought $1.5B worth of bitcoin earlier this year

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currency-tesla/tesla-says-bitcoin-investment-worth-248-billion-idUSKBN2CF1BG
archive: https://archive.ph/5LuZc
BITCOIN OPTECH #146

- draft specification for LN splicing
- transaction relay security workshop
- libsecp256k1-zkp's ECDSA signature adaptor support
- proposals to change the BIPs process

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2021/04/28/
archive: https://archive.ph/ZNyTG
SQUARE ADDS BITCOIN POLICY LEAD FROM US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

- Julie Stitzel, the former vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness

https://www.coindesk.com/square-adds-bitcoin-policy-lead-from-us-chamber-of-commerce
archive: https://archive.ph/i5CPA
RANSOMWARE CROOKS THREATEN TO IDENTIFY INFORMANTS IF COPS DO NOT PAY

- Washington, DC’s Metropolitan Police Department
- 250GB of sensitive data allegedly compromised

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/04/ransomware-attack-on-dc-police-threatens-safety-of-cops-and-informants/
archive: https://archive.ph/Uhbd0
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INTRODUCING THE BLOCKSTREAM SATELLITE BASE STATION

- an advanced, all-in-one antenna that enables users to run multiple bitcoin nodes without internet access or any additional hardware

https://blockstream.com/2021/04/28/en-introducing-the-blockstream-satellite-base-station/
archive: https://archive.ph/TCUYD
UNCOVERING THE HIDDEN COSTS OF THE PETRODOLLAR

- The world’s reserve currency relies on oil, dictators, inequality and the military-industrial complex.

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-hidden-costs-of-the-petrodollar
archive: https://archive.ph/qJthq
DIGITALOCEAN SAYS CUSTOMER BILLING DATA ACCESSED IN DATA BREACH

- one percent of customers known to be affected
- billing names, addresses, last four digits of credit card, expiry date, name of bank

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/28/digitalocean-customer-billing-data-breach/
archive: https://archive.ph/VNUGZ
SPARROW WALLET V1.4.0 RELEASED

- simple CPFP support
- master priv key import
- transaction hex tooltips
- connection handling, caching improvements
- allow external unconfirmed utxos to be spent
- coin selection improved

https://github.com/sparrowwallet/sparrow/releases/tag/1.4.0
TASK FORCE SEEKS TO DISRUPT RANSOMWARE PAYMENTS

- Amazon, Cisco, FireEye, McAfee, Microsoft and dozens of other firms joined the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Europol and the U.K. National Crime Agency

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/task-force-seeks-to-disrupt-ransomware-payments/
archive: https://archive.ph/4gnCd
BTCPAY SERVER V1.1.0 RELEASED

- Lightning Wallet Setup Improvements
- LND v0.12.1-beta and Loop
- Reduce address gap during invoice creation
- WebAuthN/FIDO2 support
- Disable SSH key modification
- Greenfield API improved

https://github.com/btcpayserver/btcpayserver/releases/tag/v1.1.0
SPECTER DIY V1.5.3 RELEASED

- export xpubs to SD card
- separate settings for every communication channel
- sound, aim and flashlight settings for QR scanner
- fix a bug when parsing non_witness_utxo in psbt that actually has witness

https://github.com/cryptoadvance/specter-diy/releases/tag/v1.5.3
VULNERABILITY DISCLOSURE AFFECTING BTCPAY SERVER

- users running versions older than v.1.0.7.1 should upgrade
- vulnerabilities responsibly disclosed by Tesla’s security engineering team

https://blog.btcpayserver.org/vulnerability-disclosure-v1-0-7-0/
archive: https://archive.ph/fBcF2
THE IRS WANTS HELP HACKING BITCOIN HARDWARE WALLETS

- document posted on the agency website in March of this year
- IRS does not want a one-off solution, but tools that it can reliably use in multiple cases going forward

https://www.vice.com/en/article/k78a53/the-irs-wants-help-hacking-cryptocurrency-hardware-wallets
archive: https://archive.ph/VGZvI
COLDCARD V4.1.0 RELEASED

- seedxor support
- bip48 derivations when exporting
- ask for account number for airgapped multisig

https://blog.coinkite.com/version-4.1.0-released/
TURKEY JAILS 6 IN BITCOIN PROBE INCLUDING THODEX CEO'S SIBLINGS

- 83 people were detained over the past week, most have been released
- country wide bitcoin payments ban goes into effect today
- Interpol issued a red notice for Thodex chief executive and founder Faruk Fatih Ozer

https://www.reuters.com/technology/turkey-jails-6-crypto-probe-including-thodex-ceos-siblings-courthouse-2021-04-30/
archive: https://archive.ph/ecJ9W
ARTHUR HAYES: GROW UP OR BLOW UP

- "...there will be intense volatility as the market – for the first time in a generation – experiences real, persistent and government mandated inflation. Most market participants simply have no mental model for how to deal with this scenario."

https://blog.bitmex.com/grow-up-or-blow-up/
archive: https://archive.ph/eBP0Y
RUSSIAN NEWS OUTLET MEDUZA CALLS FOR BITCOIN DONATIONS AS KREMLIN LABELS THEM ENEMY OF THE STATE

- they will have to mark every article as published by a foreign agent and submit detailed financial reports every quarter
- most advertisers have pulled funding
- part of a larger trend of recent police actions against journalists in Russia

https://www.coindesk.com/russian-news-outlet-calls-for-crypto-donations
archive: https://archive.ph/wcYGO