Hi, I’m Nate Martin from 99Bitcoins.com and here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin. Bitcoin and other cryptos finally experienced
some upwards price volatility this week and some speculate this comes as a result
of some news related to American Banks. Banks in the US will now be able
to hold crypto funds for customers following a ruling from the country’s
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. While we still recommend that
users hold their own funds, this move will certainly increase mainstream
and institutional crypto adoption in the States. A Russian draft bill for the
regulation of digital assets has been updated to handle
cryptocurrency as taxable property. While the law recognizes the legal status
of cryptocurrency as ownable property, it nevertheless forbids the use of
crypto to pay for goods or services. The law will likely come into effect early next year.
Mastercard, one of the world’s largest
traditional payments companies, is expanding its presence in the crypto space. Mastercard will now allow crypto firm, Wirex, to
issue Mastercard-backed payment cards to users. Wirex allows users to exchange crypto holdings into fiat using traditional card payments. According to a new report by Whale Alert,
the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto may have
mined over 1.1 million BTC. During the early days, Satoshi used CPUs for mining in order to secure
the network during the project’s infancy. Given the current market price, the unknown Bitcoin creator could be
holding about $10.9B worth of BTC. Before we conclude, this week’s
“Bitcoin quick question” is: How does multisig work? Well, multisig stands for multi-signature, because it is a type of wallet
that requires multiple parties to digitally sign their
cryptocurrency transactions. Let’s assume the three of us are starting a
business together – 99bitcoins, you, and myself. If we were to do it normally, we would open
a joint bank account and add permissions: what we may or may not transact for. But if we would’ve opened a multi-sig wallet, we could define that every
time we wish to transact, we’d need two or any other number
of parties to sign the transaction.
In the practical sense, one party has to create
and sign the transaction first on his wallet, share the signed transaction with the next party, and only when having reached the
minimum number of trustees’ signatures can the transaction be broadcast to the network. If you want to learn more about
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