2019 Year In Review - E194


Bitcoin price in 2019

Price had 3 phases this year, 1) consolidation, 2) huge rally, 3) mini bear market.

Bitcoin fees in 2019

Fees were very low all year, blocks full

Lightning network in 2019

First full year of mainnet wallets

  • 3x Growth
  • Lightning Torch
  • Watchtowers Added To Lightning
  • Loop In Added To Lightning
  • Multi-Part Payments Added To Lighting
  • Hodlonaut
  • Lightning Bugs

Bitcoin Plug-n-play nodes in 2019

The rise of the plug and play node

Bitcoin Privacy debates, privacy was enhanced in 2019

MISC

  • QuadrigaCX
  • Twitter And Square, Jack Dorsey
  • #DeleteCoinbase
  • Binance Hack
  • Tether And Bitfinex
  • CSW Faketoshi Sues Everyone And Gets Owned In Court
  • Liquid Tokens
  • Plus Token
  • China Block Chain

FUTURES

  • Bakkt
  • ErisX
  • Binance/FTX
  • Crypto Facilities/Kraken
  • BitMEX Seychelles

CUSTODY

  • Fidelity
  • Coinbase/Xapo
  • Bitgo/Kingdom Trust
  • Swiss Bank Vontobel

GOV CRACKDOWN

  • FINCEN Threatens KYC
  • IRS And Other Tax Agencies Start Asking Direct Questions
  • FBI Says Bitcoin Is A Growing Issue For Them

LIBRA and STABLECOINS

CBDCs

REPO market and the Fed

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