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Kyle Torpey's Daily Bitcoin Recap

January 23 · Issue #156 · View online

Kyle Torpey has been a full-time Bitcoin writer and researcher since early 2014. Currently, he contributes regularly to Forbes and CoinJournal. His work has also appeared in Business Insider, VICE Motherboard, Nasdaq, and many other media outlets. Additionally, Kyle goes over the day's top Bitcoin stories in a daily YouTube show and podcast, which can be found at http://kyletorpey.com.

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Must read Bitcoin stories from today...
Bitcoin broker Coinbase booked $1 billion in revenue last year  - Recode
Study Suggests 25 Percent of Bitcoin Users Are Associated With Illegal Activity
Criminal activity will spur government intervention and kill bitcoin
Stiglitz calls for regulating bitcoin, which he says would kill demand - Business Insider
James Wang on Twitter: "TSMC — the world's largest chip factory — is all about crypto all of a sudden. Bitmain is buying ~20k 16nm wafers a month. That's more than Nvidia.… https://t.co/jDWZfpkaWp"
Why the I.R.S. Fears Bitcoin - The New York Times
Hackers steal $1.5 million a month from cryptocurrency funds - CNET
Scammers Banking Millions by Counterfeiting the Upcoming Telegram ICO - Bitsonline
Bitcoin miners flood into this farming county in Washington
Bitcoin exchange: Lenders freeze accounts of bitcoin exchanges - Times of India
Easing stance, South Korea to adopt real-name crypto trading
Bitcoin Outputs Per Day - Bitcoin Scaling Data
Yes, Bitcoin Is a Means of Payment. Just Not Yet for You - Bloomberg
Most Americans have heard of bitcoin, but very few own any | finder.com
Five myths about Bitcoin’s energy use | Coin Center
How I Lost Nearly 200 BTC trading this past month : BitcoinMarkets
More bitcoin price and Wall Street stories from today...
Bitcoin tumbles below $10,000 and is now down 25% on the year
Trace Mayer: Bitcoin "Is A Geopolitical Weapon... Can Become Reserve Asset" | Zero Hedge
After Bitcoin Futures, Watch Out for Crypto Repos - WSJ
Nasdaq looking into bitcoin futures different to rivals: CEO
Lots of Russians want to invest in bitcoin but we believe it's a bubble, wealth fund chief says
Video: Goldman Sachs' Jeff Currie: Why bitcoin is a commodity
Bitcoin is not an investment we would advise, UBS chairman says
TD Ameritrade says blockchain, cannabis shares help drive trading surge | Reuters
More bitcoin adoption stories...
50 Cent's Earned Millions Selling His Album for Bitcoin | TMZ.com
Every new crypto investor! : Bitcoin
Why Berlin remains the Bitcoin capital of Europe in 2018 - The Local
You can earn bitcoin with these free apps | IOL Business Report
Belgian PhD student decodes DNA and wins a Bitcoin | European Bioinformatics Institute
More bitcoin industry stories from today...
GMO Internet’s Cryptocurrency Mining Business Develops 12 nm FFC Process Technology for Semiconductor Chips: Progressing towards realizing a cutting-edge 7 nm process technology for mining chips - GMO Internet, Inc.
Ending Bitcoin Support
The Programmer at the Center of a $100 Billion Crypto Storm - WSJ
Crypto Exchange BitFlyer Embraces Oversight the Market Fears - Bloomberg
Why Nordea banning bitcoin will backfire – Christoffer de geer – Medium
Physical Bitcoins: Hands-On, End-to-End Review of Opendime USB Flash Stick
EdgeSecure's Paul Puey: “Digital Security Will Take Place on the Edges”
Microsoft, Hyperledger, UN Join Blockchain Identity Initiative - CoinDesk
More bitcoin technical stories from today...
PSA: with mempool being cleared, now it's a good time to move your funds from legacy to segwit address : Bitcoin
Blockstream - Key Aggregation for Schnorr Signatures
[bitcoin-dev] Taproot: Privacy preserving switchable scripting
Eclair (Lightning network wallet) alpha 9 now available for testing : Bitcoin
Blockchain State Storage Rent Revised | Bitslog
More bitcoin dark web, hacking, and scam stories...
/r/DarkNetMarkets: This is the day!
Fake cryptocurrency scam delivers ransomware - and more malware when you pay up | ZDNet
Monero crypto miner leveraging Apache Struts vulnerability
UK’s Top Law Firms at Risk After 1m+ Credentials Found on Dark Web - Infosecurity Magazine
Trussville veterinarian bought 36k fatal doses of fentanyl on dark web with bitcoins, authorities say | AL.com
Infant Social Security numbers are for sale on the dark web - Jan. 22, 2018
More altcoin and ICO stories from today...
US Senators Blast Venezuela's Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Plan - CoinDesk
Nic Carter on Twitter: "So IOTA is stumbling through yet another bizarre crisis of their own devising. Turns out they required users to generate their own randomness rather than making it intrinsic to the wallet. It did not go well. "
Bitcoin May Split 50 Times in 2018 as Forking Craze Accelerates - Bloomberg
You can buy celebrities with Ethereum now
More bitcoin regulation stories from today...
SEC is scrutinizing overnight blockchain companies: chairman | Reuters
Virginia Lawmaker Calls for New Cryptocurrency Impact Study - CoinDesk
Digital currencies not licensed –Bank of Ghana | Business News 2018-01-22
Unconfirmed bitcoin stories from today...
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Other stories from today...
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