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The report is the first public response to U.S. President Joe Biden's executive order on crypto, and also called for standards to be set to reduce energy usage.

Bitcoin mining is a computational process that achieves two distinct and important goals. First, it allows miners to “find” new bitcoins that are added to circulation. Second, bitcoin miners verify transactions while mining. This helps ensure the integrity of the blockchain, which serves as a ledger of transactions.

Bitcoin mining works by having a computer attempt to produce a string of characters that is less than or equal to a target hash. The target hash is a 64-digit alphanumeric code, and miners are rewarded with bitcoin if they are the first to come up with a solution.

If you are a bitcoin bull, you might wonder if it’s time to start mining it. This article will take a look at how bitcoin mining works and whether it is something you should consider. Read More

Gurbir Grewal

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Enforcement Director Gurbir Grewal defended the SEC from accusations it’s stamping out innovation.

Gurbir Grewal, director of enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said his agency can’t look the other way as the cryptocurrency industry violates securities laws.

“It often seems that critics are upset because we're not giving crypto a pass,” Grewal said Friday at a Practising Law Institute conference in Washington, D.C. His brief remarks focused largely on crypto – it was the only industry specifically addressed – revealing how much the agency is currently thinking about digital assets. Read More


According to a new lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas. On Thursday, six users of the Ethereum blockchain and cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash sued the U.S. Department of Treasury, alleging that its recent designation of 44 Tornado Cash smart contract addresses to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list of the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) is "not in accordance with law."

Since Aug. 8, U.S. persons and entities have been prohibited from interacting with the sanctioned Tornado Cash smart contract addresses, blockchain or business-wise, under the threat of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance. The plaintiffs seek to annul the designation based on three arguments. First, they argue Tornado Cash does not meet the definition of a property, a foreign country, or a national thereof, nor a person and therefore cannot be added to the SDN list. Read More

Michael Saylor

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The deal is a sign Executive Chairman Michael Saylor isn't backing off his audacious plan to turn his software developer into a bitcoin proxy.

MicroStrategy (MSTR), a software developer that has become a corporate bitcoin (BTC) vault, plans to sell up to $500 million of stock to fund more purchases of the cryptocurrency.

A Friday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed the stock offering, which will be for “general corporate purposes, including the acquisition of bitcoin.” Read More

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Florida Blockchain Politics

Julio Fuentes

Florida Politics

Let’s keep working together to build the future and strengthen Florida’s position as a leader in the digital assets space.

Few industries have produced the kind of rapid growth – or shown as big of a potential impact across society – as the digital assets revolution.

Despite that this technology remains in its early stages, one out of every five Americans has already used or invested in cryptocurrency. The work of entrepreneurs and tech experts can redefine the way money moves around our economy and opens access to an array of new financial products that make people’s lives better. Read More

Crypto Friendly

Crypto Action Network, which declined to provide details about its donors, will launch digital ads on a number of websites and apps, primarily those in news, politics and technology. The ads have already begun appearing in D.C., Tennessee, Minnesota, North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

The group is the latest crypto advocacy organization that has popped up to influence lawmakers in Washington, as Congress scrambles to understand and regulate the emerging fintech industry. The quickly burgeoning field of crypto advocacy in D.C., meanwhile, has provided K Street a boon in new business. Read More


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