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By Decrypt February 29, 2024 In Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Solana

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Bitcoin Ordinals Wallets Will Soon Be Showered With Runestones—Here’s What You Need to Know

Runestone, a Bitcoin Ordinals project spearheaded by pseudonymous NFT historian and Ordinals collector Leonidas, is preparing to launch its first airdrop. The Runestone project is garnering a lot of buzz because of its pedigree—Leonidas says it is a pre-Runes project that will exemplify Casey Rodarmor’s vision for fungible tokens on Bitcoin—but also the potential financial windfall Runestone holders can potentially see once the full Runes protocol comes online after the Bitcoin halving later thi…

by Jason Nelson · 4 min read

Feb 25, 2024

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This Week on Crypto Twitter: SBF Resurfaces, Yuga Labs Resets, and Elon Musk’s Xmail May Challenge Gmail

Illustration by Mitchell Preffer for Decrypt Just when you thought the world was ready to forget the catastrophic collapse of FTX and the conviction of its once-untouchable founder Sam Bankman-Fried, a photo of the incarcerated former executive along with a handful of other prisonmates hit Twitter, thanks to Tiffany Fong. First photo of Sam Bankman-Fried in jail at MDC Brooklyn. (December 17, 2023) pic.twitter.com/QlENjjmeQG — Tiffany Fong (@TiffanyFong_) February 20, 2024 Fong, who herself ca…

by Ryan Ozawa · 4 min read

Feb 24, 2024

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Satoshi Lore Grows as More Bitcoin Inventor Emails Emerge

The court case between the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) and self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright isn’t likely to yield any blockbuster revelations. But the release of emails attributed to Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, has provided a surprisingly nuanced history lesson for the heralded cryptocurrency. The latest batch of emails from the creator of Bitcoin—dated between February 5, 2009, and July 12, 2010—were addressed to computer scientist and software develope…

by Jason Nelson · 5 min read

Feb 24, 2024

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This Week in Coins: Ethereum Steals the Show, Bitcoin Loses Steam, and AI Tokens Explode

Illustration by Mitchell Preffer for Decrypt. After a phenomenal run, Bitcoin cooled down. The price of Bitcoin is now at $51,064, after a modest 2% weekly drop. Cash had flooded into the market as retail investors showed interest in the newly approved spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but that has finally slowed. Still, the asset is up significantly since the start of the year, when it was trading for $42,245 per coin. But Ethereum (ETH) has been the star of the week. The price of ETH crossed…

by Mat Di Salvo · 2 min read

Feb 23, 2024

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You Can Now Move Brave Browser Rewards On-Chain With a Solana Wallet

Brave, the company behind the privacy-focused Brave browser, is bringing on-chain Solana payments with its long-time Brave Rewards program, the company announced on Thursday. The on-chain Solana feature, Brave said, will allow Brave browser users to transfer BAT tokens from their local machines to a self-custody Solana wallet, without involving a centralized exchange. “We chose Solana as the ideal network for the launch of on-chain Brave Rewards given its high transaction speed and low fees, whi…

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