Clients of Hargreaves Lansdown, Britain’s largest retail trading platform, can now invest in Bitcoin through Exchange Traded Notes (ETN). Taking Bitcoin exposure just got a lot easier for non tech-savvy investors. After dropping to a low of 46%, Bitcoin market capitalization as a percentage of total cryptocurrency market cap is back over 50%. Bitcoin has hit $2,000 on a major exchange as prices across the board close in on the historic milestone. Social media panned the efforts of ‘Israeli Bitcoin activists’ to criticize Bitmain, while one industry commentator said it was the “result of centralization attempts.” A drop in Bitcoin’s mempool size is welcome news for anyone using the network regularly, a sign that processing speeds are improving. Bitcoin usage on the ground in India in no way reflects the online reality, early adopters have said.