Bitcoin in the News- January 2022

  • 17 January 2022
  • Faris Mali


  1. Jack Dorsey (founder of Twitter) continues to deliver new projects supporting the Bitcoin eco-system. As CEO of Block he has announced they will be delivering new mining equipment that will make mining bitcoin easier, cheaper and more accessible for anyone and everyone 

  2. In an industry survey, more than half of the Swiss banks responded they interned to launch products and/or servers allowing their customers to invests in cryptocurrencies. 

  3. The state of Arkansas will offer $10,000 in bitcoin as an incentive to entice developers and blockchain experts to relocate and work in the state. The initiative was made possible through donations by the Walton Family Foundation (of Wal-Mart fame)

  4. Legendary investor Bill Miller, who manages over US$4 Billion in an interview said that he has allocated 50% of his own wealth in Bitcoin. He describes bitcoin as ‘financial insurance’ 

  5. Brazilian app Mercado Pago, a subsidiary of MercadoLibere (one of the largest online payment gateways in the American continent) will allow its millions of customers the ability to purchase Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Tether directly from the app. 

  6. The city of Abilene, Texas, announced that in partnership with Lancium it will build a US$2.4 billion data centre that will also mine bitcoin using renewable energy. Construction is expected to commence in first Q1, 2022. 









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