The Winter Edition
💌 Hello Tribe Vibers! Happy Mid-November!❄️Baby it’s cold outside, but we have Bitcoin energy to keep us warm!🔥
Welcome to another exciting week in Bitcoin! Coming up:
🗞News: The latest Bitcoin News
👩💼Women in Business: Where the action is happening
💰Investors: The hottest startup in Bitcoin this week
💼 Founders: The must-have tool for your Bitcoin-powered business
🐣Moms: Tips on how to teach your kids about Bitcoin
🎧 & 🎥Vibe of the Week: Our content recommendations
📈 Trending Topics in the News
1. Exploring Bitcoin in the University: Preparing a Foundation for Widespread Adoption - from Bitcoin Magazine
It’s no secret that both students and professors are increasingly exploring providing and obtaining an🎓education in Bitcoin. As one of the most important technologies of our lifetimes, understanding how Bitcoin works is now critical to a future career in much the same way as understanding the internet how is. Moreover, as it has become impossible to ignore the systemic issues inherent in the 🌎 global economy, many students and professors have become interested in the sound money principals that Bitcoin enforces, which closely align with Austrian economics.
Why you should care 🌐
Across the world the race is on to ensure that the talent pipeline coming out of universities is bitcoin-native.🇸🇻 El Salvador is undoubtedly winning the race as the home of the not-for-profit Mi Primer Bitcoin whose curriculum has been deployed across schools in El Salvador and is now being adapted for the Salvadoran universities. Not far behind is🤠 Texas A&M who announced earlier this year that they would begin teaching Bitcoin at the university. Moreover, those who would like to learn about Bitcoin free of charge can complete billionaire Michael Saylor’s Bitcoin certification.🚨Don’t get left behind! Start now.
2. Senator Elizabeth Warren strikes again… - from Sam Lyman for Forbes
The Scoop 🕵️♂️
A report inaccurately claimed that Hamas raised over $130 million through cryptocurrency, prompting Senator Elizabeth Warren and 104 Congress members to label crypto a "national security threat" and urge White House intervention. However, this figure has been contested by blockchain analytics firms Elliptic and Chainalysis, stating the actual amount linked to terrorism is likely overstated and misrepresented in the cited data.
Why You Should Care 🌐
Crypto's association with illicit activities has been a point of contention in policy debates. With misinformation potentially shaping legislative decisions, it's crucial to discern fact from fiction. Blockchain experts challenge the inflated figures, suggesting a need for accurate data in crafting regulations. Moreover, the rationale makes little sense. Fiat is used much more widely in money laundering. Perhaps the US should consider banning fiat? The outcome of this debate, influenced by lawmakers like Senators Warren and Lummis, could significantly impact the future of digital asset innovation and its role in the U.S. economy.
💼 Women in Business
🦃 Thanksgiving reading of the Bitcoin Whitepaper: Bitcoin developer D++ and Bitcoin talent agent Martell Fox will be hosting a reading on Twitter Spaces of the Bitcoin Whitepaper, providing the audience with the opportunity to delve into each section and discuss.
📅 22nd November 8:00 PM Eastern
🔗 Spaces link here
⬇️ Download your copy of the Bitcoin Whitepaper here.
(Image courtesy of D++)
💡 Investor Vibes
Hot Company: Voltage “Enterprise-grade infrastructure for the Lightning Network. Scalability should be as fast and as easy as Lightning itself.”
About: Voltage are an innovative company providing turnkey solutions for integrating Bitcoin and Lightning services into your tech stack.
📚 Read our recent article about Voltage here: https://accesstribe.com/post/spotlight-on-voltage-unlocking-financial-freedom
Why you should care: Bitcoin and the Lightning Network are becoming increasingly necessary in order to run a resilient, scaleable and global business. However, onboarding can still present some technical challenges. For smaller startups a turnkey solution such as Voltage can place them way ahead of more established organisations in the race for customers and a 21st century payment infrastructure.
Must-Have Tool: BitStream - Decentralised File Hosting Incentivised via Bitcoin Payments
Summary: The whitepaper titled "BitStream: Decentralised File Hosting Incentivised via Bitcoin Payments" written by Robin Linus introduces a system designed to address the economic challenges of decentralised file hosting networks. 🌐 BTW, this is the same dude who created BitVM…he’s been busy 🤯
Usability: Like BitVM, this is a very new tool. However, it took just 1 day for the first proof-of-concept to be created (see below).
Why It’s Essential: There are many benefits to decentralised file hosting, most importantly it allows for resiliency as files do not sit in a single location where they are vulnerable; in addition, decentralised file hosting provides censorship resistance.🛡️
The current systems do not offer a sustainable economic model for servers that host and allow file downloads, often leading to bandwidth costs that can outweigh earnings from data hosting. This is because even though payment is made for the hosting service, not the download service. So, if a piece of content is hosted once but downloaded thousands of times, the server doing the hosting will pay more than it receives. 💸
First Steps: The proposed solution is a "pay-to-download" approach, where servers can charge for each download of a file. This ensures that the server's revenue scales with the file's popularity and demand. The core idea is to perform an atomic swap of coins for files, allowing an open market for content hosting where anyone can monetise their bandwidth and data storage capacities. 💰
The whitepaper was released 11th November, and by the 12th there was already a proof of concept built by Calle. Bitcoin technology moving at the speed of lightning again. ⚡🚀
👩👧👦 Bitcoin for Kids
Educational Tools: Tuttle Twins is a fun YouTube channel that streams educational cartoons about Bitcoin for kids. 📺 Watch this engaging 3 minute explainer titled “What is Bitcoin” with your kids 🧡
🎧 & 🎥 Vibe of the Week
Must-Listen Podcast: 🎧 We were excited to host Lisa Hough, VP of Strategic Relationships at Custodia Bank on the podcast recently. You can watch the full interview below. Lisa transitioned to the Bitcoin sector in 2019 after a successful 10-year career in energy trading🔄. She is often called upon by executive teams 👥and leadership forums as they build an informed thesis on Bitcoin📚, and frequently speaks at global finance💵, energy🌐, and Bitcoin conferences🎤.
🔗 Coming Up on Access Tribe - Many of the Access Tribe members are yogis, so we have decided to start hosting virtual yoga sessions for the community. Allison Yanci, founder of Optimal Wellness will hosting our first session coming up.
Allison Yanci founded Optimal Wellness in 2020 to spread the joy of a balanced, healthy life through yoga 🧘♀️✨. From a fitness enthusiast and bodybuilder 🏋️♀️, she discovered yoga's power to bring harmony and self-care into her life. She's a certified yoga teacher since 2016, known for integrating fun and compassion into her practice 🕉️. Her transformative journey includes studying in India 🇮🇳, exploring various yoga styles, and embracing self-study. Allison's mission is to guide others toward inner steadiness and joy in both yoga and life 🌟.
👋 See you all next week for more Tribe Vibes!