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Bitcoin Halving Has Crypto Miners Racing for 'Epic Sat' Potentially Worth Millions
Bitcoin's once-every-four-years "halving" this week may be very different from those of earlier epochs, typically ho-hum affairs. Now, an intense competition is underway to mi...
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Willem Schroé: Building Botanix, a Bitcoin Layer 2 That Brings the EVM to Bitcoin
A Belgian polymath and his team are building a “spiderchain” network that harnesses both bitcoin’s sound money properties and Ethereum’s technological capabilities.
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EigenLayer founder Sreeram Kannan at ETHDenver 2024 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
EigenLayer, Crypto's Biggest Project Launch This Year, Is Still Missing Crucial Functionality
The "restaking" protocol with $15 billion in deposits won't pay rewards to depositors and is missing its mission-critical "slashing" feature.
EigenLayer founder Sreeram Kannan at ETHDenver 2024 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

Bitcoin sculpture made from scrap metal outside the BitCluster mining farm in Norilsk, Russia.
Shinobi: How Covenants Help Scale Bitcoin
Bitcoin Magazine’s technical editor says it’s necessary to implement covenants - which allow joint ownership of UTXOs - if Bitcoin is to fulfill its promise of bringing financ...
Bitcoin sculpture made from scrap metal outside the BitCluster mining farm in Norilsk, Russia.

Ben “BitBoy” Armstrong and meme coin creator “More Light,” in Mexico City in February, 2024.
Texas Takedown: Nic Carter and David Hoffman Square Off for Karate Combat at Consensus
The influencers, representing Bitcoin and Ethereum, will enter the pit at the Consensus festival May 30, 2024. Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland is also on the fight card.
Ben “BitBoy” Armstrong and meme coin creator “More Light,” in Mexico City in February, 2024.

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Lorraine Marcel: Bringing Bitcoin to African Women
The founder of Bitcoin Dada, a virtual education program and sisterhood started in Kenya, on how she’s getting African women involved in the Bitcoin space.
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Stronghold's Russelton plant (Aaron Kotowski/Stronghold)
Bitcoin Halving Is a ‘Show Me the Money’ Moment for Miners
With April’s “halving” set to cut mining rewards by half, Bitcoin miners are upgrading to more efficient mining machines, cutting costs, finding cheaper sources of power and...
Stronghold's Russelton plant (Aaron Kotowski/Stronghold)

Muneeb Ali
Bitcoin L2s Are Poised to Break Out, Stacks Creator Muneeb Ali Says
“Bitcoin is not going to change much,” says Ali. “Layer 2s are innovative and open to making rapid changes. After a while, it becomes part of their culture.”
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Bitcoin ETFs' Hot Start Seems Largely Driven by Retail Investors
Data shows that the average trade size for the biggest spot bitcoin ETF, BlackRock’s IBIT, hovers around $13,000, suggesting that a big chunk of its demand is coming from nonp...
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San Salvador, El Salvador (Oswaldo Martinez/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)
Where Is Nayib Bukele Actually Storing El Salvador's Bitcoin?
Last week, the sats stacking president of the "Land of Many Volcanoes" announced he was moving thousands of the country's BTC into a bitcoin "piggy bank."
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