🥶 Cold As Ice

ALSO: ...willing to sacrifice; Milei in Davos; Stripe says no to mining; ETFs Explained with James Priday

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This Week’s Big Stories
  • Milei in Davos

  • Stripe says no to mining

  • Bitcoin ETFs Explained

  • Cold As Ice

Soruce: WEF

🤡 Milei in Davos

The president of Argentina, Javier Milei marked his first overseas appearance with a hard-hitting speech addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Finishing his speech with this: "The state is not the solution, the state is the problem itself. You are the true protagonists of this story… Long live freedom, dammit!"

Source: @bitsaga_org

🇺🇸 Stripe says no to mining

Stripe, a major financial services and software company, deplatformed Bitsaga this week, which is a Bitcoin consultancy. This decision was made due to Bitsaga's sale of Bitcoin mining hardware on their shop, which goes against Stripe's terms of service.

The specifics behind Stripe's decision are not fully clear.

🎬 ETFs Explained

On the podcast this week Jordan was joined by James Priday, a qualified investment and independent financial adviser. The Founder of P1 Investments ($1.5bn+ assets under management) breaks down the approval of the Bitcoin ETFs.

Being such a complex subject, we wanted to simplify it for your average person to understand.

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🥶 Cold As Ice

…willing to sacrifice. Great song but this is what Bitcoin miners in Texas have done.

The bitcoin hashrate dropped 25% as Texas grapples with unexpected subzero temperatures as the state’s bitcoin mining operations shut down due to high energy demand.

This has freed up much needed electricity capacity in the state. This scenario underscores the intricate and symbiotic relationship between Bitcoin mining and local energy grids. Hashrate explained.

As part of the scheme at ERCOT, who operate the Texas Energy grid, miners are compensated for reducing energy at times like this in the form of energy credits. Quick explainer here.

🔥 What else have you missed?

1. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon took another opportunity to publicly air his criticism about Bitcoin whilst being a lead authorized participant for Blackrock’s Bitcoin ETF.

2. Bitcoin surpasses silver to become the second largest ETF commodity in the US.

3. Top 15 Bitcoin Watch List: We released a list of the top videos that are relatable for beginners (ranked beginner to advanced). Download it here.

🍾 Friday Fun

This week’s theme is: ‘Pizza 🍕’ - Play here

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