The Bitcoin News Show #66 – Government Shutdown, Bitcoin Regulation, Schnorr Paper, Lightning Charge


The Bitcoin News Show #66 – Government Shutdown, Bitcoin Regulation, Schnorr Paper, Lightning Charge

The Bitcoin News Show for the week of Jan 15th with your host @theonevortex and panelists: @Ragnarly @francispouliot_ @AnselLindner @GabrielDVine and special guest Christian Decker (@Snyke)!

Announcements:
Lightning network growing by about 40% per day https://p2sh.info/dashboard/db/lightning-network?orgId=1

Milestone: Cboe’s First Bitcoin Futures Contract Expired
https://www.coindesk.com/cboes-first-bitcoin-futures-contract-expired-today/

2.1mb block mined by BitGo
https://twitter.com/BitGo/status/954998877920247808

Topics:
-How will the Government shutdown affect BTC?

-India sending tax notices, PBoC wants services to stop serving crypto traders, South Korea looking to regulate more deeply
https://www.coindesk.com/report-indias-government-sends-tax-notices-to-cryptocurrency-traders/
https://www.coindesk.com/pboc-reportedly-orders-payment-services-to-stop-serving-crypto-traders/

-The long awaited Schnorr Paper has been released
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-devs-release-long-awaited-schnorr-paper-for-scalability-gains/?utm_content=buffer89751
https://twitter.com/alexbosworth/status/954143242773192704

-Lightning Charge (discussion and demo)
https://twitter.com/Blockstream/status/953424395099189249
https://twitter.com/businessinsider/status/953997392440946688

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