The popular peer-to-peer bitcoin trading network LocalBitcoins has shut down all trading operations for Iranian users. LocalBitcoins’ website offers a variety of pages for users of different nations and, as of May 24, 2019, the Iranian page displays a message that “LocalBitcoins is currently not available in your selected region,”
The Bitcoin community has been contributing to a crowdfunding campaign to restore the famous Notre-Dame de Paris, which suffered a catastrophic fire on April 15, 2019. During an ongoing renovation effort, the nearly 900-year-old cathedral experienced a colossal blaze due to what is currently believed to be a construction accident.
The Lightning Torch, a Lightning Network payment that has been forwarded to bitcoiners around the world via Twitter, has run its course and reached its end in the charitable hands of Bitcoin Venezuela. It’s grown a lot since we last covered it in February. In fact, the term “Torch” doesn’t
U.K. Brexit Deal Beamed Into Space Through Blockstream’s Satellite Messaging App Earlier this month, blockchain startup Blockstream announced that its satellite messaging application programming interface (API) was launching on Bitcoin’s mainnet. Now, one enterprising bitcoiner has used this platform to beam the U.K.’s proposed Brexit deal into space. The