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This Bitcoin Halving Is Different. But Is It 'Priced In'?
Institutions launching bitcoin ETFs this year have buoyed the bitcoin price to record levels. Does that mean the impact of the halving — the four-year slashing of the bitcoin...
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Focusing on user experiences might mean the end of tribalism in crypto, NEAR Foundation CEO Illia Polosukhin says. (Frederik Merten/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)
Why Bitcoin's 'Monetary Maximalists' Oppose 'JPEG Enjoyers' (and Why They're Wrong)
Those who want to prevent Ordinals, inscriptions and soon Runes from living on-chain are misguided. Bitcoin is about economic incentives only, not altruism, SunnySide Digital...
Focusing on user experiences might mean the end of tribalism in crypto, NEAR Foundation CEO Illia Polosukhin says. (Frederik Merten/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

Ordinals and Runes creator Casey Rodarmor (rodarmor.com)
Runes, Casey Rodarmor's Protocol for 'Sh!tcoins' on Bitcoin, Set to Go Live at Halving
Rodarmor created last year's breakout Ordinals protocol, which is used to create non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on Bitcoin. Now, he says the relevance of protocols like his new Ru...
Ordinals and Runes creator Casey Rodarmor (rodarmor.com)

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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...
16:9 Treasure chest (Ashin K Suresh/Unsplash)

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Bitcoin Ecosystem Tokens, RUNE, STX, and ORDI May See Gains After Halving
“There exists a large, untapped pool of capital within the Bitcoin ecosystem that remains dormant,” Wintermute’s OTC desk told CoinDesk.
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An inscription from the Ordinal Maxi Biz collection. (Christie's)
Why Christie's First Bitcoin Inscriptions Auction Matters
With the halving and new tech set to give Ordinals a further lift, Bitcoin-based inscriptions are demonstrating staying power and some advantages over NFTs. Christie’s is taki...
An inscription from the Ordinal Maxi Biz collection. (Christie's)

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Binance Stops Support for Bitcoin NFTs Citing 'Streamlining' of Offered Products
Users have been prompted to withdraw Bitcoin NFTs from Binance by May 18.
Binance (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

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The Bitcoin Halving Really Is Different This Time
Four ways this April’s big event will be unprecedented.
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Is Toxic Bitcoin Maximalism Getting Less Toxic?
As BTC gets Wall Street approval and developers build new applications on the network, bitcoiners are ditching some of their previous siege mentality.
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16:9 Bitcoin, BRC-20 (geralt/Pixabay)
BRC-20 Creator Domo Addresses Thorny Governance Issues With New 'Lead Maintainer' Appointments
Governance on Bitcoin is often a thorny subject, as highlighted at the start of this year when Ordinals marketplace UniSat and Domo came into a potential conflict
16:9 Bitcoin, BRC-20 (geralt/Pixabay)