Rabbit Hole Recap: Bitcoin Week of 2021.04.19

04.22.2021 - By Tales from the Crypt: A Bitcoin Podcast

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This week Marty and Matt discuss:
- Venmo adds bitcoin IOU support, no withdrawals 
- WeWork accepting bitcoin as payment and will hodl 
- Coin Center responds strongly against FATF 
- Turkish Gov attempting bitcoin payments ban 
- Turkish bitcoin exhange Thodex apparent exit scam 
- OKEx adds lightning support 
- Cashapp raises withdrawal minimum to 100K sats frok 10K sats 
- Bitcoin Core v0.21.1 RC 1 Taproot Speedy Trial client released 
- UASF Taproot client released 
- Aaron Van Wirdum write up on the two taproot clients 
- myNode v0.2.30 
- Start9 adds Sphinx, Onion pages, Photoview 
- Square and Ark argue that bitcoin is good for the environment 
- Former comptroller of the currency Brian Brooks new CEO of Binance US 
- Former CFTC Chair joins BlockFi Board 
- The Intelligent Bitcoin Miner, Part II 
- Signal hacks hacking company Cellebrite
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