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POSTPONED: Bitcoin 2020 Is Moving to Q3 2020



Following the rapid escalation of COVID-19 in California and worldwide, Bitcoin 2020 has been postponed from March 27 and 28, 2020, to Q3 of 2020.

The Bitcoin 2020 team has been in close contact with health authorities, the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco and the State of California regarding this evolving situation. Following this week’s State of Emergency declaration by Governor Newsom and yesterday’s announcement by Mayor Breed regarding community transmission in the city, our commitment to delivering the best experience and protecting the safety of our community necessitated this shift.

Having spent the last year preparing for Bitcoin 2020 along with an amazing group of speakers, panelists, sponsors and partners, we’re disappointed to ask you to wait a few more months. But we’re confident that Bitcoin 2020 will still serve as the biggest and best celebration of Bitcoin in history at this later date. We can confirm that your ticket to Bitcoin 2020 will be automatically transferred to the new date, and there is nothing you need to do in order to be registered for the event.

We appreciate your support and understanding as we work through all of the details around the new date for Bitcoin 2020. Further updates will come from the @bitcoin2020conf Twitter handle and will appear on our website:


I was due to attend Bitcoin 2020 in March. Do I need to do anything to ensure my ticket is valid for the rescheduled event in Q3?

All tickets for Bitcoin 2020 will automatically be valid for the rescheduled event in Q3 — you don’t need to do anything. Please expect an email communication in the coming weeks which will provide you with more information, including specific dates.

Will my Bitcoin 2020 ticket be refunded?

Our standard policy is that all ticket sales are final, however this is a unique circumstance. We think you’re going to love the new Bitcoin 2020 event, and ask that all registered attendees wait until updated details are announced before requesting a refund. For any attendee that is unable to participate in the new event, we will work with you individually.

I bought a flight and reserved a hotel, can you reimburse me?

We are unable to reimburse any personally-booked costs for travel, but most airlines and hotels have adopted flexible cancellation policies due to the virus outbreak and State of Emergency. Here is a list of current airline policies. Please check individually with your travel providers.

If an official statement about the event rescheduling would help in your independent effort to secure travel reimbursement, please let us know and we will be happy to provide one.

What if I’ve purchased something from the Bitcoin 2020 Store?

If you have purchased something from the store in anticipation of picking it up at Bitcoin 2020, you will still be able to pick it up at the postponed event. If you won’t be able to join us during the new dates, we will ship your purchase to you.

I’m a sponsor, speaker, vendor or other partner of Bitcoin 2020. How does this affect me?

We will be contacting each of our conference partners individually to confirm details and next steps over the coming days.

Will there still be any Bitcoin events happening in San Francisco between March 26 and 28, 2020?

Like everyone affected by the unforeseen spread of COVID-19, companies and groups that were planning to host events alongside Bitcoin 2020 are now making individual decisions about how to move forward. It is entirely up to them whether or not they will continue to host their events, and we will keep the list of satellite events updated on our website in case you are in the San Francisco area and would still like to meet up with folks.

When can I expect an update?

A detailed update will be provided in the coming weeks, or hopefully sooner. We value our community and its excitement around Bitcoin 2020 and will share details as soon as they’re confirmed.

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$165 Million Bitcoin Moved to Ethereum after Uniswap’s UNI Token Launch



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Uniswap locks up $1.79 billion two days after token launch, UNI surges to $7.50



Uniswap locks up $1.79 billion two days after token launch, UNI surges to $7.50

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Decentralized exchange Uniswap has locked up a staggering $1.79 billion in total assets just two days after the launch of UNI, its native governance token.

Uniswap shows who is boss

As per data on DeFi Pulse, Uniswap liquidity pools now lock up over 2.4 million ETH alone, with other assets combining to make a total of $1.79 billion. The figures are over thrice than the first week of September—when investors moved to Uniswap fork SushiSwap to lock their assets up.

Image: DeFi Pulse

For the uninitiated, Uniswap is a fully decentralized on-chain protocol for a token exchange on Ethereum that uses liquidity pools instead of order books. Any users, regardless of nationality or KYC status, can quickly swap between ETH and any ERC20 token and earn fees by supplying liquidity. 

The protocol also allows users to create their own market by supplying an equal value of ETH and an ERC20 token: The market creator can then set the exchange rate, which shifts through trading due to Uniswap’s “constant product market maker” mechanism.

UNI token 101

So far, the platform served as a pure-play DEX without a token. But competition from the likes of SushiSwap — and DEXs on other blockchains like Binance Smart Chain — spurred Uniswap to release its token last week.

The token briefly traded at under a dollar, as per data on CoinGecko, but surged shortly after to $2.4. Investors then piled into the token over the next two days, with UNI briefly trading at over $8.40 on Friday night — a rise of over 500%. It trades at $6.32 at press time.

Image: TradingView

Much of the buying pressure could be explained by the lure of taking part in community proposals, discussions, and governance on Uniswap. As per its token prospectus, a total of 1 billion UNI tokens will ever be available, of which 60.00% belongs to Uniswap community members, 21.51% to team members, and future employees with 4-year vesting, 17.80% to investors with similar vesting, and 0.069% to advisors.

Image: Uniswap

Over 110 million UNI are in circulation at press time. A perpetual inflation rate of 2% per year will start after 4 years, ensuring continued participation and contribution to Uniswap at the expense of passive UNI holders, the prospectus said.

Uniswap, currently ranked #32 by market cap, is up 25.1% over the past 24 hours. UNI has a market cap of $635.58M with a 24 hour volume of $5B.

Uniswap Price Chart

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Why the First US Crypto Bank Is a Big Deal



Kraken became the first crypto exchange to win a U.S. banking license this week. Here’s why that matters. 

On this edition of The Breakdown weekly recap, NLW looks at:

  • DEXetition – Uniswap’s battle with SushiSwap heats up as the former dropped the UNI governance token in what some likened to a crypto stimulus check 
  • The Fed has no clothes – After another FOMC meeting of “nothing new,” the mirage of Federal Reserve omnipotence is fading
  • TikTok and WeChat banned from U.S. app stores – Is it just a negotiating technique? Whatever the case, people are not happy
  • Kraken becomes a bank – What it means now that Kraken has been approved for a Wyoming Special Purpose Depository Institution charter

This week on The Breakdown:



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