W.Welcome to the October 2020 edition of Reddit Roundup by Nik and Flip from Bitcoin Magazine!
This post has 37 links to most of the highest quality content uploaded to Reddit for this month. Most of the links are from the popular r / bitcoin, but we’ve also pulled in posts from other forums such as r / BitcoinMining.
In this roundup, there are 10 different categories that organize each link: Privacy, Adoption, Development, Security, Mining, Economy, Education, Regulation and Politics, Archeology (Financial Institutions), and last but not least, Memes, Fun And Other.
October bounced back from where September left off, particularly on price. Trust in BTC in the community is stronger than ever, many are expecting a steep price increase and many bulls are calling for a new all-time high before the end of the year. Only time can tell.
Institutional adoption of Bitcoin as a treasury reserve continues to be the hottest topic in the space as Square joined MicroStrategy and bought $ 50 million worth of BTC. These were just two of the many dominoes falling on Bitcoin – Stone Ridge Asset Management also announced its $ 115 million investment in Bitcoin.
This was particularly interesting as many of the company’s employees were Bitcoins and already held BTC, which led their company’s auditors to take a closer look. All of these big institutions entering the room make us think … Apple just released that it has $ 191.83 billion in cash and you have to wonder when will Apple buy Bitcoin?
As time went on, more and more of the old financial institutions are changing their minds about Bitcoin, and we’ve seen them talk about it quite loudly this month. A former Goldman Sachs chief hedge fund manager has released a BTC forecast of $ 1,000,000. This goes hand in hand with the fact that JP Morgan Chase also recently talked sweetly about Bitcoin. It seems that Wall Street firms are beginning to give up the fight that they had no chance of winning in the first place.
In addition, legendary hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones has expressed that he likes Bitcoin even more now than before and that this bull market is still in the first inning.
A recap of Bitcoin stories as of October 2020
Next Bitcoin Upgrade Will Support Tor V3 Addresses (10/12)
Elon Musk has a Bitcoin ATM in the Gigafactory (10/11)
The Bitcoin Guys Have A Perspective Of True Liberation Of America And Mankind (10/26)
Hong Kong Island today (October 29th)
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter No. 119 (10/14)
Merged PR by Pieter Wuille: Implementation of validation of BIP 340-342 (10/15)
Bitcoin Breaks above $ 12,000 for the first time since Sept. 1; Traders expect a bull run (10/20)
Don’t Sleep on Blitzen – LN Development Progress and Future (10/30)
US Anti-Encryption Act Forces Companies To Build Security Gaps In Apps / Hardware, And Some Impact Will Spill Over The Bitcoin World (10/12)
Call me Ishmael: 8 Bitcoin brain wallets were created using passphrases from popular fiction. All funds were swept away quickly and in one case funds were withdrawn in 0.67 seconds – BitMEX Research (10/13)
Multisig comes to the blue wallet (10/14)
Bitcoin Mining: Beginner’s Guide (10/29)
Square just announced that they have bought $ 50 million worth of Bitcoin (10/8)
Stone Ridge Reveals $ 115 Million Bitcoin Investment In Billion Dollar Spin-Off (10/13)
Ali Hamam Explains Why His Business Converted Reserves To Bitcoin (10/14)
Another: Mode Adopts Bitcoin as a Treasury Reserve Asset (10/21)
I bought a used truck for 0.215 bitcoin! (10/30)
An Introductory Guide to Bitcoin TAPROOT (10/20)
Best Bitcoin Lightning Network Wallet Options for New Users (10/23)
How To Sponsor Bitcoin Core Developers And Why It Matters (10/29)
Regulation & Politics
Nigerians Fund Bitcoin Protest (10/14)
Iran Changes Law To Use Bitcoin For Imports (10/29)
Archeology (financial institutions)
Former Facebook Manager Says Bitcoin Is Insurance Against the Dollar (10/12)
Bank of England prepares for negative interest rates – HODL (10/12)
Bitcoin flips Bank of America and ranks in the top 30 assets by market capitalization! (10/18)
Former Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Chief Predicted Bitcoin Will Soar To $ 1 Million – Here’s Why (10/19)
Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Paul Tudor Jones Says He Likes Bitcoin Even More Now, Still Rallying In “First Inning” (10/22)
Memes, fun and others
Fiat standard vs. Bitcoin standard (10/6)
Where everything began! The first Bitcoin transaction from Satoshi to Hal on January 11, 2009 (10/12)
My RaspiBlitz display customized! (10/12)
This is Africa (10/13)
Lovee have a good Monday Pump 😃 (10/19)
I was wondering at Canary Wharf, London today and seen this in my travels (10/19)
After seven years at Bitcoin, I’ve never been so confident that this network is now absolutely unstoppable (10/20)
Worthless banknotes are used in Venezuela to make handbags – that’s why Bitcoin is so important! (10/21) Every HODLer when he wakes up and checks his portfolio (10/23)
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