January 2017 – r/bitcoin recap

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At the start of this month I made a post about the first week in r/bitcoin.

People seemed to like it, so I figured I'd do it for the whole month. I stop by here daily anyways.

For each day I basically picked out what seemed to be the most interesting news.

Let me know if you think I missed something. If people liked it, I can do it again next month.

A recap of January 2017 in r/bitcoin

  • 01: Bitcoin price passes $1k, 45% of nodes enable SegWit. 🚀
  • 02: Bitcoin hits mainstream media.
  • 03: Bitcoin turns 8 years old. 🎂
  • 04: Bitcoin price passes €1k, nears ATH, second wave of mainstream media coverage. 🚀
  • 05: Bitcoin flash crash, r/bitcoin hits 200k subscribers.
  • 06: SegWit is the main topic of discussion again.
  • 07: Memes everywhere.
  • 08: Random Bitcoin statistics day.
  • 09: More statistics and Circle fake review drama.
  • 10: Bitcoin core development statistics & Julian Assange’s proof-of-life using the Bitcoin Blockchain.
  • 11: Announcement of PBoC inspections of Chinese exchanges.
  • 12: Lightning Network Daemon Alpha release.
  • 13: Chinese Exchanges to stop margin trading.
  • 14: Bitcoin not “banned” in Russia, Japanese trading volume overtakes US as #2.
  • 15: Lightning Network transactions on the testnet & Yelp "Accept Bitcoin" search filter.
  • 16: Bitcoin available at any 7-11 in the Philippines, Bitcoin’s hash rate +13.5% in the adjustment period.
  • 17: Coinbase BitLicense, Openbazaar 2.0 and Abra launch announcements, Mercedes buys Bitcoin service provider PayCash Europe and a funny Bitcoin billboard.
  • 18: A suggestion to use the Bitcoin rollercoaster meme for up- and downvotes (got to compensate for the 17th).
  • 19: A call to stop wasting time on drama, interesting discussion on Bitcoin energy consumption.
  • 20: Grayscale Investments Bitcoin ETF Filing.
  • 21: Japanese Internet giant GMO enters Bitcoin exchange and wallet markets.
  • 22: Banks being banks ($10B from Deutsche Bank never appearing in the books and fun stories of people getting their money taken).
  • 23: What it looks like when a government bans Bitcoin.
  • 24: Chinese exchanges start charging trading fees.
  • 25: SegWit advantages discussions (eg. for hardwallets) and clear insights in real Chinese trading volumes.
  • 26: An unusually high density of angry customers from Bitcoin exchanges.
  • 27: Hacked Bitfinex coins on the move.
  • 28: Mimblewimble (that cool better privacy upgrade) will support lightning-like networks and more.
  • 29: A hotel got hacked for the 4th time and the hackers wanted some bitcoin for it this time.
  • 30: bitcoin.com mining pool tries to mine a block over 1MB, leading to problems, a fix and valuable lessons.
  • 31: Bitcoin back on the rise after 2 quiet weeks 🚀

Thank you to everyone who is contributing to this exciting space!

Friendly reminder for February: Regardless of what size someone prefers their blocks or whether they like their cutlery hard or soft, don't be hostile to them. Insulting people is a bad way to convince them you're right. Let's focus on constructive, civilized discussion.

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