The Bitcoin News Show #87 – SEC Decision Review, China Hates Bitcoin Again, Crypto Defense

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Quick Bits:
-BIP 158: Compact Block Filters for Light Clients has been merged. This will help out alot with things like Neutrino and allowing mobile support for LN lite clients.
https://twitter.com/alexbosworth/status/1033735981306798080

-Despite the volatility of Bitcoin, Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian remains an optimistic champion of crypto giving his bullish insights into bitcoin
https://bitcoinist.com/reddit-co-founder-is-optimistic-in-spite-of-bitcoin-volatility/

-CNBC as Reverse Indicator of Bitcoin Price ’95 Percent Accurate’
https://bitcoinist.com/cnbc-as-reverse-indicator-of-bitcoin-price-95-percent-accurate/

-Banks Consume Over Three Times More Energy Than Bitcoin, According to Researcher.
If Bitcoin technology were to mature by more than 100 times its current market size, it would still equal only 2 percent of all energy consumption according to a clean energy researcher at the University of Pittsburg.
https://bitcoinist.com/banks-consume-energy-bitcoin/

-Rene Pickhardt (@renepickhardt) has created a great 5 minute c-lightning & python video tutorial
https://twitter.com/renepickhardt/status/1032539313081384960

-Despite its 70% Price Drop, #Bitcoin Surpassed Gold in Settlement Volume
https://www.ccn.com/despite-its-70-price-drop-bitcoin-surpassed-gold-in-settlement-volume/

-Mt Gox’s Bitcoin Creditors Can Now File for Rehabilitation Claims
https://www.coindesk.com/mt-goxs-bitcoin-creditors-can-now-file-for-rehabilitation-claims/

-Japanese internet giant GMO has switched its entire mining capacity from Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to Bitcoin (BTC) as of July 2018.
https://bitcoinist.com/japan-gmo-abandons-bitcoin-cash-mining/

-A Fight Is Breaking Out Over Bitcoin Cash – And It Just Might Split the Code
https://www.coindesk.com/a-fight-is-breaking-out-over-bitcoin-cash-and-it-just-might-split-the-code/

Topics:
-Not a Done Deal: U.S. SEC “Will Review” Most Recent ETF Decisions
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/not-done-deal-us-sec-will-review-most-recent-etf-decisions/

China not liking bitcoin again:
-China Blocks Access to Over 120 Offshore Digital Currency Exchanges
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/china-blocks-access-over-120-offshore-digital-currency-exchanges/
WeChat Shuts Down Numerous Crypto Media Accounts
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/wechat-shuts-down-numerous-crypto-media-accounts/

-Crypto Isn’t Just Money – It’s a Defense Against Discrimination
https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-isnt-just-money-its-a-defense-against-discrimination/

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