Venezuela Bans Bitcoin Mining (Again)?

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Will, Matt and Charlie dive into this week’s Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining news.

This week, we saw the Bitcoin mining difficulty increase 1.5%, reflecting a relatively stable period.

The gang then shifts to legislative developments, particularly the passage of the Fit 21 Bill by the U.S. House, which seeks to provide a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in the United States. This bill has garnered bipartisan support and could potentially lead to favorable outcomes for the cryptocurrency market, despite skepticism from notable figures like Biden and Maxine Waters.

Another significant topic is MetaMask’s rumored plan to add Bitcoin support, which could integrate Bitcoin with Ethereum’s most popular wallet. This move would cater to new users and possibly enhance the adoption of Bitcoin, indicating a trend towards multi-chain compatibility.

The episode also covers the fluctuating stance of Venezuela on Bitcoin mining. Currently, the country is cracking down on Bitcoin mining operations, citing grid stability issues. As always, be careful operating mining operations in regions with volatile regulatory environments.

Lastly, the hosts delve into the story of Rabbit, an AI gadget company that raised substantial venture capital but failed to deliver on its promises. The CEO’s dubious past in the crypto space raises concerns about the recurring presence of questionable figures in the industry.

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