Tag: History

Trump Signs Largest Relief Bill in US History: When Will Americans Get Stimulus Checks

Trump Signs Largest Relief Bill in US History: When Will Americans Get Stimulus Checks U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law what he calls the largest single economic relief bill in history. “At $ 2.2 trillion dollars, this bill will deliver urgently-needed relief for our nation’s families, workers, and […]

Bitcoin History Part 19: Wikileaks and the Hornet’s Nest

Bitcoin History Part 19: Wikileaks and the Hornet’s Nest “WikiLeaks has kicked the hornet’s nest, and the swarm is headed towards us.” With those 13 words, Satoshi Nakamoto stepped into oblivion, leaving a blizzard of unanswered questions that would enshroud his disappearance. That ominous message was to prove his penultimate […]

Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTC

Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTC Technically speaking, it’s impossible to destroy bitcoins. But it is possible to send coins to an unspendable address, rendering them redundant to all intents and purposes. In October 2011, that’s exactly what Mark Karpeles did when he consigned 2,609 […]