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The Bitcoin Origins (13) - 2021


Other parts of series:
The Bitcoin Origins (0) - Pre-bitcoin
The Bitcoin Origins (1) - The beginning to 2009
The Bitcoin Origins (2) - 2010
The Bitcoin Origins (3) - 2011
The Bitcoin Origins (4) - 2012
The Bitcoin Origins (5) - 2013
The Bitcoin Origins (6) - 2014
The Bitcoin Origins (7) - 2015
The Bitcoin Origins (8) - 2016
The Bitcoin Origins (9) - 2017
The Bitcoin Origins (10) - 2018
The Bitcoin Origins (11) - 2019
The Bitcoin Origins (12) - 2020
The Bitcoin Origins (13) - 2021

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2021-01-25
Marathon Invests $150 Million in Bitcoin
"Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA), one of the largest enterprise Bitcoin self-mining companies in North America, today announced that it has purchased 4,812.66 BTC in an aggregate purchase price of $150 million."
https://ir.marathonpg.com/press-releases/detail/1224/marathon-invests-150-million-in-bitcoin

2021-02-01
Tweet - Bloqport (@Bloqport)
"Guggenheim's proposed SEC filing to buy $500 million in #Bitcoin via GBTC has officially just become effective" https://sec.report/Document/0001628280-20-016852/#s65AABB22DA0B5D58B396AB32D9E161B7
https://twitter.com/Bloqport/status/1356225388205191168

2021-02-08
Tesla bought $1.5 billion in bitcoin
Tesla bought $1.5 billion in bitcoin
"Tesla announced in an SEC filing Monday that it has bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin."
"The company also said it would start accepting bitcoin as a payment method for its products."
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/0001318605/000156459021004599/tsla-10k_20201231.htm
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/08/tesla-buys-1point5-billion-in-bitcoin.html
(Image via Fortune)

2021-02-21
1 BTC = 1 kg of gold
1 BTC = 1 kg of gold
Bitcoin crossed parity with one kilo of fine gold.
https://news.bitcoin.com/pricing-gold-food-and-altcoins-with-the-btc-denominator-how-to-measure-an-assets-worth-in-bitcoin/
(Image via Reddit)

2021-02-23
Square bought 3318 bitcoins
Square announced a $170 million purchase in bitcoin
"Square has purchased approximately 3,318 bitcoins at an aggregate purchase price of $170 million." (with average price $51 235 for 1 bitcoin)
https://investors.squareup.com/news/news-details/2021/Square-Inc.-Announces-Fourth-Quarter-and-Full-Year-2020-Results/default.aspx
(Image via Comparisun)

2021-02-24
MicroStrategy Acquires Additional 19,452 Bitcoins for $1.026 Billion
"MicroStrategy purchased an additional approximately 19,452 bitcoins for approximately $1.026 billion in cash at an average price of approximately $52,765 per bitcoin, inclusive of fees and expenses."
https://www.microstrategy.com/en/investor-relations/press/microstrategy-acquires-additional-19452-bitcoins-for-1-026-billion_02-24-2021

2021-03-05
MicroStrategy Acquires Additional $10 Million in Bitcoin at Average Price of $48,888
"MicroStrategy purchased approximately 205 bitcoins for $10 million in cash, at an average price of approximately $48,888 per bitcoin, inclusive of fees and expenses."
https://www.microstrategy.com/en/investor-relations/financial-documents/microstrategy-acquires-additional-10m-in-bitcoin-at-average-price-of-48-888_03-05-2021

2021-03-07
Software Firm Meitu Buys $17.9M Bitcoin for Its Treasury
"Cayman Islands-incorporated Meitu said it bought 379.1 BTC in open market transactions on March 5."
https://www.coindesk.com/software-firm-meitu-buys-22m-of-ether-17-9m-bitcoin-for-its-treasury

2021-03-08
Norwegian holding company Aker ASA bought 1170 Bitcoin for $58.5 million
"Bitcoin is our treasury asset. Our first purchase was 1,170 BTC and our strategy is to hodl."
https://decrypt.co/60541/norwegian-multinational-aker-asa-to-invest-in-bitcoin-through-new-unit

2021-03-09
Tweet - Documenting Bitcoin (@DocumentingBTC)
"bitcoin sounds crazy until you realize the Federal Reserve is not federal nor has any reserves"
https://twitter.com/DocumentingBTC/status/1369345699951829005

2021-03-10
Lyn Alden - Analyzing Bitcoin’s Network Effect
https://www.lynalden.com/bitcoins-network-effect/

2021-03-11
Biden signs $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill
Biden signs $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill
"President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Thursday afternoon. "
"The plan, his top priority as president, sends direct payments of up to $1,400, extends a $300 per week unemployment insurance supplement, expands the child tax credit and puts funds into vaccine distribution."
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/11/biden-1point9-trillion-covid-relief-package-thursday-afternoon.html
(Image via CNBC)

2021-03-12
MicroStrategy Acquires Additional $15 Million in Bitcoin at Average Price of $57,146
https://www.microstrategy.com/en/investor-relations/financial-documents/microstrategy-acquires-additional-15m-in-bitcoin-at-average-price-of-57-146_03-12-2021

2021-03-17
Meitu Buys More Bitcoin and Ether, Bringing Total Holdings to $90M
"The company said Wednesday it has, through its subsidiary Miracle Vision, bought another 16,000 ETH valued at around $28.4 million and 386.086 BTC valued at approximately $21.6 million."
https://www.coindesk.com/meitu-buys-more-bitcoin-ether-bringing-total-holdings-to-90m

2021-03-17
Tweet - Leo Polovets (@lpolovets)
"The compounded rate of growth for #Bitcoin over the past 10 years:

81,000% per decade
210% per year
10% per month
2.2% per week
0.3% per day

Bitcoin has on average grown more each day than a typical savings account grows in a year."

https://twitter.com/lpolovets/status/1372003410816344065

2021-03-17
Morgan Stanley becomes the first big U.S. bank to offer its wealthy clients access to bitcoin funds
"The investment bank told its financial advisors Wednesday in an internal memo that it is launching access to three funds that enable ownership of bitcoin, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter."
"Morgan Stanley is only allowing its wealthier clients access to the volatile asset: The bank considers it suitable for people with “an aggressive risk tolerance” who have at least $2 million in assets held by the firm. Investment firms need at least $5 million at the bank to qualify for the new stakes."
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/17/bitcoin-morgan-stanley-is-the-first-big-us-bank-to-offer-wealthy-clients-access-to-bitcoin-funds.html

2021-03-17
Bitcoin Is Your Exit Strategy
You Don’t Need a Bitcoin Exit Strategy, Because Bitcoin Is Your Exit Strategy From the Current System
"Bitcoin was created to give you back the power of money. Bitcoin protects the fruits of your labor from the ravages of monetary inflation in a way that resists censorship."
"Bitcoin is not an investment, but a savings technology. The best in the world, even."
"Those who bought Bitcoin were able to protect the fruits of their labor. Those who decided to avoid Bitcoin are already paying the price today as the U.S. dollar continues to weaken."
https://www.inbitcoinwetrust.net/you-dont-need-a-bitcoin-exit-strategy-because-bitcoin-is-your-exit-strategy-from-the-current-2b740bbc69df

2021-03-24
Tweet - Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
"You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin"
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1374617643446063105

2021-03-24
Tweet - Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
"Tesla is using only internal & open source software & operates Bitcoin nodes directly.

Bitcoin paid to Tesla will be retained as Bitcoin, not converted to fiat currency."

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1374619379929772034

2021-03-29
Ark Invest CEO on Bitcoin: "1 Trillion is Nothing" Compared to Future Growth
"If we add all of the potential demand relative to the limited supply, we come up with incredible numbers over the long term. We have just begun. One trillion dollars is nothing compared to where this ultimately will be."
https://bitcoinist.com/ark-invest-ceo-on-bitcoin-1-trillion-is-nothing-compared-to-future-growth/

2021-03-30
PayPal Launches Checkout with Crypto
PayPal Launches "Checkout with Crypto"
"Enables PayPal customers in the U.S. to checkout with cryptocurrency alongside other payment methods in the PayPal wallet"
"Significantly increases cryptocurrency utility, available at checkout with millions of businesses"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAysfZiO3Ys
https://newsroom.paypal-corp.com/2021-03-30-PayPal-Launches-Checkout-with-Crypto

2021-04-05
MicroStrategy Acquires Additional $15 Million in Bitcoin at Average Price of $59,339
"MicroStrategy has purchased an additional ~253 bitcoins for $15.0 million in cash at an average price of ~$59,339 per #bitcoin. As of 4/5/2021, we #hodl ~91,579 bitcoins acquired for ~$2.226 billion at an average price of ~$24,311 per bitcoin."
https://www.microstrategy.com/en/investor-relations/financial-documents/microstrategy-acquires-additional-15m-in-bitcoin-at-average-price-of-59-339_04-05-2021

2021-04-13
Fiat Money - Biggest Pyramid Scheme Of All Time
Fiat Money - Biggest Pyramid Scheme Of All Time | Why We Need Bitcoin | Masters and Slaves of Money
"Time stolen by The Fed since 1981 is 341% more per year than the trans-Atlantic slave trade. With 23.4B hours stolen annually. The Fed could (in theory) build 2.3 Great Pyramids each year. In terms if absolute human time stolen per year, fiat currency is the largest pyramid scheme and institution of slavery in human history."
"By buying Bitcoin, you are participating in a global protest against state-controlled currency pyramid schemes in a way that politicians cannot ignore - since money is the only voting system in which your voice cannot be muted."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF3DC1rmgfI

2021-04-27
Nexon purchased $100M bitcoins
" Today we announced that Nexon has purchased $100 million (¥11.1 billion) of bitcoins, approximately 1,717 bitcoins in total at an average price of $58,226."
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210427006215/en/Nexon-Purchases-100-Million-Worth-of-Bitcoin
https://medium.com/nexon/nexons-purchase-of-bitcoin-81e3079a3f58

2021-05-05
More than 1 million new $1,400 stimulus checks have been sent. Here’s who got a payment
"A new set of $1,400 stimulus checks has been sent, bringing the total number of payments issued to 164 million, or about $386 billion."
"The new payments mark the eighth batch sent since Congress approved the checks in March."
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/1-million-new-1400-stimulus-checks-have-been-sent-who-got-a-payment.html

2021-05-05
Bitcoin is coming to hundreds of U.S. banks this year, says crypto custody firm NYDIG
"For the first time, customers of some U.S. banks will soon be able to buy, hold and sell bitcoin through their existing accounts, according to crypto custody firm NYDIG."
"This is not just the banks thinking that their clients want bitcoin, they’re saying: We need to do this, because we see the data, Zhao said. They’re seeing deposits going to the Coinbases and Galaxies and Krakens of the world."
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/bitcoin-is-coming-to-hundreds-of-us-banks-says-crypto-firm-nydig-.html

2021-05-11
Mark Zuckerberg - Max and Bitcoin
Mark Zuckerberg named his goats "Max" and "Bitcoin"
https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-twitter-decodes-why-zuck-really-named-his-goats-max-and-bitcoin

2021-05-13
The Bitcoin Car
The Bitcoin Car
"The world’s first Bitcoin Car will be racing at the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500. We have officially teamed up to race the Bitcoin car, racing for Bitcoin awareness and Bitcoin open-source development."
"There is a Bitcoin address in QR code format on the car itself. This will be the primary on-chain address used for donations through the race."
Donation address 3GCLkEZrhQ7AdPA7t3SvhoBixQWs1he6SQ currently received more than 1.3 BTC.
https://jimmymow.medium.com/announcing-the-bitcoin-car-520a25b9b41e

2021-06-05
El Salvador looks to become the world’s first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/05/el-salvador-becomes-the-first-country-to-adopt-bitcoin-as-legal-tender-.html

2021-06-09
El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender
"The #BitcoinLaw has been approved by a supermajority in the Salvadoran Congress.

62 out of 84 votes!

History! #Btc"

https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1402507224916836352

2021-06-21
MicroStrategy Acquires Additional Bitcoins and Now Holds Over 105,000 Bitcoins in Total
"MicroStrategy has purchased an additional 13,005 bitcoins for ~$489 million in cash at an average price of ~$37,617 per bitcoin. As of 6/21/21 we #hodl ~105,085 bitcoins acquired for ~$2.741 billion at an average price of ~$26,080 per bitcoin. $MSTR" - https://twitter.com/michael_saylor/status/1406946140344442882
https://www.microstrategy.com/en/investor-relations/press/microstrategy-acquires-additional-bitcoins-and-now-holds-over-105000-bitcoins-in-total_06-21-2021

2021-06-21
Mexico's third-richest man Ricardo Salinas Pliego believes in bitcoin
"Bitcoin should be part of every portfolio. It's an asset that has value, international value, that is traded with an enourmous liquidity at a global level."
"The finite supply of bitcoin, the 21 million, is the key part."
"Fiat is fraud, I started my carreer in 1981, the Mexican Peso was 20:1 [USD], today we are at 20000:1."
"If today you could choose an asset, good or money to take 30 years into the future what would you take?" "I would take bitcoin."
https://twitter.com/APompliano/status/1408964287918379012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCuvZxmcKac (spanish)

2021-07-09
The Key 10138
Diamond (The Key 10138) Sold for $12 Million in Cryptocurrency at Sotheby’s
"The pear-shaped diamond weighing 101.38 carats. The Key 10138 is the first important diamond in the world to be auctioned with cryptocurrency (bitcoin or ether) as an accepted method of payment. It was named to symbolise the unlocking of a new era in commerce and technology, and thus is a key to history."
https://www.sothebys.com/en/digital-catalogues/the-key-10138

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