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Barry and Winklevoss Twins Face Off, Square Lightning Integration & More

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Digital Currency Group and Gemini “Fraud” Accusations

Lots of news this week floating around Gemini, Digital Currency Group and Genesis.

Barry Silbert, the CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), released a statement on Twitter reflecting on 2022.

Genesis, a crypto-lending firm run by DCG, apparently owes Gemini $900 million USD.

In response to all the news, Gemini's co-founder Cameron Winklevoss accused Barry of fraud. Read more about the story here.

GBTC Premium

The GBTC premium has been negative since March 2021. The CEO of BTC Media, which runs Bitcoin Magazine, has been running a campaign called RedeemGBTC.com.

The goal of RedeemGBTC is to gather the owners of GBTC together and file legal action against GBTC to get DCG to dissolve the GBTC fund. This would give GBTC shareholders actual bitcoin.

Regardless of the result, the pressure being put on by RedeemGBTC has helped close the GBTC premium, which now sits at around 37% percent.GBTC has since seen a significant spike in NAV this past week in correlation with the news.

Square Working On Lighting Integration At All Terminals

Jack Dorsey posted on Nostr that he is working on Lightning integration at every Square terminal. This would mean you would have the ability to pay in Bitcoin through Lightning at any merchant that uses Square (around 2 million merchants).


Pay In Lightning To Book Meetings With LNcal

A new platform has been released called LNcal, allowing anyone to book calendar meetings while using Bitcoin on Lightning to pay.

It is a public calendar that allows users to share and book with other Bitcoiners, including Der Gigi and Kevin Rooke.


The Bitcoin price has been on a small run over the past week. Bitcoin has run from the $16,800 USD area to $18,100, with a high of $18,389. This marks a solid weekly increase of around 7.3%.

Bitcoin obituaries have been a meme since the inception of Bitcoin. News sources would pronounce bitcoin “dead”, and soon, websites started to track the number of times Bitcoin “died”.

The number of deaths peaked in 2017, indicating that Bitcoin is finally starting to break through to mainstream understanding.



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