Weekly Roundup 09/08/23 (The Bitcoin security budget, Visa onboards stables, 2 years of El Salvador law) (EP.449)

Matt and Nic are back with another week of news and deals. In this episode:

  • Ryan Salame pleads guilty
  • Our thoughts on the latest turn of the Bitcoin security budget debate
  • What are the prospects for fees to develop on Bitcoin long term?
  • Is blockcspace a race to the bottom?
  • Visa adds merchant settlement tools for USDC on Solana
  • The significance of Visa’s move toward merchant settlement with stablecoins
  • CBOE files for spot Ether ETFs
  • We reflect on El Salvador’s Bitcoin law
  • The FASB moves to fair value accounting for Bitcoin
  • Greenpeace files a comment letter on the GlobalX Bitcoin trust
  • Are the ESG tides turning for Bitcoin mining?
  • Has El Salvador’s Bitcoin project been a failure?

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