3. October 2023

Good morning Bitcoin: US confiscates over $1 billion in BTCs

The current price for one Bitcoin (BTC) is currently $15.668.18. That’s 10.66% more than 24 hours ago. If you want to buy bitcoin for $100 now you will get about 0.0064 BTC for this.

The total market cap is $290,412,849,936.00 with a circulation of 18,535,200 BTC.

Bitcoin broker BLOX receives approval from De Nederlandse Bank

As of today BLOX is a registered bitcoin company in the Netherlands. BLOX is after AMDAX the second party in the register of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). It is the first bitcoin company aimed at regular consumers that is officially approved by the regulator.

Anycoin Direct is the third Dutch bitcoin company with DNB approval.

Following in the footsteps of AMDAX and BLOX, Anycoin Direct also succeeded in completing the registration procedure with De Nederlandsche Bank. The Bitcoin Stock Exchange announces this today in a press release.

Bitcoin companies that want to operate in the Netherlands have to register with our national central bank. The procedures for this disguised license have been running for several months. Yesterday, Anycoin Direct received the redeeming word: it is officially registered as a cryptocurrency exchange service with De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).

America seizes over $1 billion in Silk Road Bitcoin

The US Department of Justice has seized more than $1 billion worth of bitcoin. This is an old wallet linked to Silk Road, an online marketplace that has been disbanded for some time now. That is what Bloomberg reports.

The authorities seized the money from an as yet unknown hacker who gained access to an old wallet with the bitcoin fortune.

Previously, it was thought that the owner of the wallet was just putting his or her accounts in order. Now it turned out to be a successful hacker. Success is relative in this sense, because America is now seizing the money.

Wasabi shares plans for new and improved Bitcoin privacy wallet

The well-known Wasabi Wallet, which allows you to use Bitcoin with an extra layer of privacy, comes with an updated version. The Wasabi 2.0 is a light wallet and it is said to make it faster, cheaper and also easier to use.

In the blogpost they describe why they have chosen this step. The adoption and acceptance of Bitcoin is not automatically in line with software improvements.

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