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January 27, 2022

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NASA blasts NFTs: Says they won't take off with its imagery

Concerning NFTs, NASA stated that it “does not wish for its images to be used for these purposes.

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NASA blasts NFTs: Says they won't take off with its imagery

Concerning NFTs, NASA stated that it “does not wish for its images to be used for these purposes.
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Top 5 Crypto Metaverse Coins Below $0.001 to Watch in 2022

Metaverse Crypto coins continue to outperform other projects in the space, and many investors are looking to accumulate relatively unknown and undervalued projects. Some of the most popular Metaverse crypto coins among new investors are low market cap, and low unit prices coins since they have a high potential to see significant price gains. In […]The post Top 5 Crypto Metaverse Coins Below $0.001 to Watch in 2022 appeared first on NullTX.
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IRS special agent: Crypto's the future but there are ‘mountains of fraud’

IRS chief sees “mountains and mountains” of fraud in NFTs and cryptocurrencies as demand continues to rise going forward in 2022.

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IRS special agent: Crypto's the future but there are ‘mountains of fraud’

IRS chief sees “mountains and mountains” of fraud in NFTs and cryptocurrencies as demand continues to rise going forward in 2022.
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How 2021 Become One Of The Most Surprising, Formative Years In Bitcoin Mining

Numerous developments made 2021 an unprecedented year in Bitcoin mining, setting the stage for a monumental 2022.
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Ban less likely? Putin says crypto mining has advantages in Russia

Putin says that a surplus of electricity and well-trained personnel gives Russia a “competitive advantage” in crypto mining.

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Ban less likely? Putin says crypto mining has advantages in Russia

Putin says that a surplus of electricity and well-trained personnel gives Russia a “competitive advantage” in crypto mining.
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Crypto money laundering up by one third in 2021 but still below record

Chainalysis report detailed how cyber criminals laundered their crypto funds in 2021 compared to the previous year, with DeFi protocols seeing the biggest increase in use.

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Crypto money laundering up by one third in 2021 but still below record

Chainalysis report detailed how cyber criminals laundered their crypto funds in 2021 compared to the previous year, with DeFi protocols seeing the biggest increase in use.
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Turkey’s Erdoğan Orders Study of the Metaverse

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Number of Addresses Holding Cardano ($ADA) Hit New 4 Million All-Time High in December

The number of addresses holdings Cardano ($ADA) grew in December to a new all-time high of 4 million. The number of holders grew even as activity on the cryptocurrency’s network suffered that month. According to CryptoCompare’s latest Asset Report, the 4 million figure includes a significant decline in the number of traders holding the cryptocurrency, […]
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Gemini Galactic approved for FINRA membership

Gemini Galactic, an affiliate of cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, received approval from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to operate a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and is now a FINRA member. The post Gemini Galactic approved for FINRA membership appeared first on The Block.
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Ripple Scores $15 Billion Valuation — CEO Says Financial Position Is Strongest Ever Despite SEC Lawsuit Over XRP

Ripple has bought back shares from its Series C funding round, which raised the company’s valuation to $15 billion, according to CEO Brad Garlinghouse. He added that despite the lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the status of XRP cryptocurrency, Ripple had the best year on record. Ripple’s $15 Billion Valuation […]
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Have We Reached Peak NFT Hype?

James Butterfill is Investment Strategist at major European digital asset investment firm CoinShares.____...Read More: Have We Reached Peak NFT Hype?
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Top 3 Metaverse Crypto Coins Gaining The Most Price Today (NTVRK, MTS, SHOE)

This week, Crypto markets continue to trade sideways, with Bitcoin and Ethereum managing to hold support. Today we take a look at the top three Metaverse crypto coins gaining the most price, ordered by 24-hour growth, lowest to highest. Netvrk (NTVRK) +32% Launching in May 2021, Netvrk describes itself as a multichain Metaverse platform with […]The post Top 3 Metaverse Crypto Coins Gaining The Most Price Today (NTVRK, MTS, SHOE) appeared first on NullTX.
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Superdao Raises $10.5 Million to Build an 'All-in-One' DAO Platform

Superdao aims to make it easier for online communities to build and launch DAOs.
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Dogecoin Becomes Most Traded Token Among BSC Whales After Musk’s $DOGE Push

Popular meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin ($DOGE) has become the most traded token among whales on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) shortly after Elon Musk pushed McDonald’s to accept DOGE as a payment method. According to data from whale monitoring resource WhaleStats large addresses on the BSC network started trading the meme-inspired cryptocurrency as its price surged […]
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Reddit May Soon Add NFT-Based Profile Pictures

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How MakerDAO's Content Team Was Fired by MKR Holders

The lending protocol's community demanded more visibility.
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Ethereum NFT Game The Sandbox Launches $50M Metaverse Accelerator

The makers of the upcoming game plan to invest in and mentor up to 100 startups working to build the open metaverse.
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The Sandbox announces $50M fund for its startup accelerator program

The Sandbox launched a metaverse accelerator program aimed at developing potential startups.
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The Sandbox announces $50M fund for its startup accelerator program

The Sandbox launched a metaverse accelerator program aimed at developing potential startups.

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Metaverse Platform The Sandbox to Pour $50M Into New Accelerator Program

The Sandbox Metaverse Accelerator Program will target 100 startups developing on the Open Metaverse, gifting them up to $250,000 eachThe post Metaverse Platform The Sandbox to Pour $50M Into New Accelerator Program appeared first on Blockworks.
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Meta’s Cryptocurrency Project Diem Could Go for Sale (Report)

The Diem Association (formerly known as Libra) is reportedly exploring ways to sell its assets.
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Markets Slump In Wake of Fed Meeting

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Can ‘DeFi Winter’ really wipe out 80% dApps from the market

The recent lull in cryptocurrency market prices has been felt across all sectors in the industry, but decentralized finance might be in for an especially harrowing time, according to experts at DApp Radar. All major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum witnessed double-digit losses over the past week, and experts fear that a bear market has […]
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Executive Order: Crypto Market Readies For President Biden’s ‘Green or Red Light’ In February

US President Joseph Biden will decide the fate of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the US with a White House Executive Order (EO) scheduled for release in February. Biden’s executive order will probably glean from a series of reports and guidelines issued by the US treasury, the Congress finance oversight committee, and the US Federal […]
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Bounce Incoming for Bitcoin (BTC), According to Crypto Analyst Michaël van de Poppe – Here’s His Target

Popular crypto strategist Michaël van de Poppe says that Bitcoin (BTC) is due for a heavier bounce even amid the bearish sentiment surrounding the digital asset markets. In a new strategy session, Van de Poppe tells his 164,000 YouTube subscribers that he believes the Bitcoin bottom is not yet in despite BTC’s bounce from the […]The post Bounce Incoming for Bitcoin (BTC), According to Crypto Analyst Michaël van de Poppe – Here’s His Target appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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Crypto Exchange FTX Reaches Massive $8 Billion Valuation in New Funding Raise

Crypto exchange FTX has reached a staggering new valuation after it completed its latest round of fundraising. According to a press release, the company closed $400 million during its Series A round of funding today, which now has FTX valued at $8 billion. Brett Harrison, FTX’s president, says that the crypto exchange’s valuation reflects its […]The post Crypto Exchange FTX Reaches Massive $8 Billion Valuation in New Funding Raise appeared first on The Daily Hodl.
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Dead On Arrival? How The Nigerian eNaira Has Fared Since Launch

The Nigerian eNaira was launched to much fanfare after delays had rocked the project. Upon launch, it made the West African nation one of the very first countries to issue its very own central bank digital currency (CBDC). Residents rushed to explore this new legal tender, at one point overwhelming the website with traffic. Now, […]
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Bitcoin Leverage: Lack Of Liquidations Could Indicate Another Wave Of Selling

Bitcoin finally broke below the $40K point this past weekend. This had sent the cryptocurrency back towards six-month lows. One thing though was that liquidations or the digital asset remained lower than expected. The current liquidation volumes lay well below the volumes that have accompanied previous crashes like this one. This could be a very important indicator for the market. Bitcoin Liquidations Remain Low In Shakeout Previously, whenever the price of bitcoin had dumped this hard, liquidation volumes have quickly risen. This is due to the massive sell-offs that follow such crashes as investors try to get out of a bleeding market. This time around, bitcoin liquidation volumes have not jumped. They remain really low, indicating that maybe investors were not done selling their holdings. Related Reading | Has Bitcoin Reached Its Bottom? Analyst Says It Still Has A Long Way To Go If this is the case, then there may be more downside coming as the week runs toward the end. Massive sell-offs have already sent the digital asset to lows not seen since mid-last year. Another round of sell-offs could end up pushing the cryptocurrency’s value down below $30K. Last Friday, when the price of BTC had successfully broken below $40,000, the bitcoin futures and perpetual markets were rocked by liquidation. By the time the beginning of the weekend rolled around, over $854 million in long liquidations were already recorded. This may see...
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Global Crypto Owners Predicted to Surpass 1 Billion This Year

The number of global crypto owners is expected to exceed one billion by the end of the year, according to a report by Crypto.com. “Nations can no longer afford to ignore the growing push to crypto by the public. We may in many cases expect a friendlier stance towards the crypto industry,” the company said. […]
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How Does Bitcoin Impact Your Taxes? 10 Things To Know

A professional tax advisor explains the key things for Bitcoiners to know when filling out their returns for 2021.
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Real Bedford Football Club To Accept Bitcoin Through OpenNode

The integration is the latest addition to the club’s suite of tools to embrace a Bitcoin standard.
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Ethereum bulls aim to flip $2.8K to support before calling a trend reversal

ETH price appears to be bottoming but analysts are watching for $2,850 to flip from resistance to support before calling a bullish reversal.
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Why The Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow Model Is Not Useful

PlanB’s S2F/S2FX models are scientifically invalid and have fundamental issues that may lead investors astray.
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Ethereum bulls aim to flip $2.8K to support before calling a trend reversal

ETH price appears to be bottoming but analysts are watching for $2,850 to flip from resistance to support before calling a bullish reversal.

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Market Recap: Fed Holds Rates Near Zero, For Now

Fed Chair Jerome Powell spoke on the Fed's policy changes and revealed that rate hikes were on the horizon but would remain unchanged for nowThe post Market Recap: Fed Holds Rates Near Zero, For Now appeared first on Blockworks.
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Twitter’s New NFT Verification Tool Does Not Confirm Authenticity

Right-click-and-savers can still get their NFTs verified, even if the underlying artwork was stolenThe post Twitter’s New NFT Verification Tool Does Not Confirm Authenticity appeared first on Blockworks.
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Vitalik Buterin Discusses Benefits of Non-Transferable NFTs

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Putin Provides Hope For Bitcoin Thriving In Russia Despite Central Bank’s Sheer Proposal For Blanket Bank

In surprising comments made by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the nation could be softening its stance toward cryptocurrency. Putin is unlikely to directly endorse a cryptocurrency, but he seems to believe Russia could do very well mining bitcoin rather than outlawing it. Putin: Russia Has “Competitive Advantages” In Crypto Mining Putin has offered hope for […]
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Valkyrie files for bitcoin mining ETF

Valkyrie has filed for an ETF that will invest the majority of its net assets in companies focused on bitcoin mining.The post Valkyrie files for bitcoin mining ETF appeared first on The Block.
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America’s Five Star Bank Is Now Allowing Its Clients to Buy, Sell, and Hold Bitcoin

On Tuesday, Five Star Bank, which is a subsidiary of Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI), announced a new partnership with NYDIG, through which it will “become one of the first financial institutions in the U.S. to enable its banking clients to securely buy, sell and hold bitcoin.” Five Star Bank is “a $5 billion community bank offering a wide […]
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Finding Bitcoin’s True Point of Pain, Why Sub $30K Seems Likely

Bitcoin maintains its bullish short-term trajectory into the U.S. Federal Reserve FOMC meeting, suggesting the downtrend might be losing strength. BTC investors have feel the pain in the last weeks, as the cryptocurrency displays a high correlation with the U.S. stock market. Related Reading | Bitcoin Whales Take Advantage Of Market Crash To Gobble Up Millions In BTC As of press time, BTC trades at $38,301 with a 2.3% profit in 24-hours. Data presented by Joe Orsini, Director of Research for Eaglebrook Advisors, Bitcoin has historically experienced a positive performance in terms of percentage on FOMC announcement days. As seen below, the current FED Chair Jerome Powell’s administration has boosted the price of BTC as much as 20% during these days. In addition, the chart shows that the BTC percentage change in the daily chart it’s typically moderate during these events. Probably due to the market already pricing in any potential announcements. With the exception of April 2020, every FOMC meeting is followed by moderate price swings on these timeframes with the largest downside change near 5%. If Bitcoin remains on its current trend, it could score yet another bullish post FOMC trading day. However, when the current Bitcoin drawdown is compared to that of April 2020, and July 2021, BTC seems ready for further losses. On the latter periods, BTC dropped below 60% and 50% before a significant price reversion. On the contrary,...
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NFT ‘ETH in Mellieha’ Set to Go on Auction for Legal Rights to Number Plate

ETH in Mellieha is the latest in a long line of NFT experiments that aim to challenge traditional values and concepts of art and ownership. This particular project is being advised by Mamo TCV Advocates, one of Malta’s leading law firms. At the core of ETH in Mellieha is an Oil Painting that No Longer […]
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The Federal Reserve May Unveil a National Cryptocurrency

Many analysts are working to discover why it is that bitcoin has suddenly taken such a nasty price stumble. The world’s number one digital currency by market cap has fallen below the $40,000 mark after hovering there for the past several weeks, and it looks like it may be because BTC is in line to...The post The Federal Reserve May Unveil a National Cryptocurrency appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
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Executive Order: Crypto Market Readies For Biden’s Green or Red Light In February

US President Joseph Biden will decide the fate of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the US with a White House Executive Order (EO) scheduled for release in February. Biden’s executive order will probably glean from a series of reports and guidelines issued by the US treasury, the Congress finance oversight committee, and the US Federal […]
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Putin Provides Hope For Bitcoin Thriving In Russia Despite Central Bank’s Stark Proposal For Blanket Bank

In surprising comments made by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the nation could be softening its stance toward cryptocurrency. Putin is unlikely to directly endorse a cryptocurrency, but he seems to believe Russia could do very well mining bitcoin rather than outlawing it. Putin: Russia Has “Competitive Advantages” In Crypto Mining Putin has offered hope for […]
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Coinbase’s VP of product demos user experience for forthcoming NFT platform

While not released yet, Coinbase is poised to make a splash amongst NFT marketplaces when its upcoming platform does finally launch. The post Coinbase’s VP of product demos user experience for forthcoming NFT platform appeared first on The Block.
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Valkyrie Files for ETF That Invests in Firms That Derive 50% Revenue From Bitcoin Mining Industry

The digital currency asset manager Valkyrie has applied for an exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund plans invest at least 80% of its net assets into firms that derive at least 50% of their revenue from the bitcoin mining industry. Valkyrie’s Proposed ETF Targets the Bitcoin Mining Industry […]
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Solana, Bitcoin Cash, EOS Price Analysis: 26 January

As the bulls clawed back to reopen a recovery window, Solana crossed its 20 EMA but pulled back from its 25 EMA. Its 4-hour RSI still needed to close above the midline to confirm a strong reversal. Moreover, Bitcoin Cash and EOS’ RSI crossed the equilibrium. But they needed to inject more volumes to display […]
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Bitcoin Trades Neutral As Fed Chair Powell Speaks

Fed Chair Jerome Powell once again said the FOMC is committed to curbing inflation and promoting a strong labor market.
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Blockchain infrastructure firm Blockdaemon scores $3.25 billion post-money valuation in new fundraise

Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure company, has raised a $207 million funding round that gives the firm a post-money valuation of $3.25 billion, according to a Wednesday afternoon announcement.The post Blockchain infrastructure firm Blockdaemon scores $3.25 billion post-money valuation in new fundraise appeared first on The Block.
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Executive Order: Crypto Market Readies For Biden’s Green or Red Light

US President Joseph Biden will decide the fate of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the US with a White House Executive Order (EO) scheduled for release in February. Biden’s executive order will probably glean from a series of reports and guidelines issued by the US treasury, the Congress finance oversight committee, and the US Federal […]
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Renowned Computer Engineer Cracks Trezor Wallet Containing $2 Million Worth of Crypto

Friends invested $50k in Theta in 2018 but lost access to the Trezor One. However, they are now $2 million richer after one hacker helped cracked the wallet.
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Polygon (MATIC) sees a strong oversold bounce after $250B crypto market rebound

MATIC price secured a near 40% gain as crypto market sentiment improves in the wake of a notable $250 billion relief rally.

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SEC pushes decision on ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF to April 3

The regulatory body said it was "appropriate to designate a longer period" to approve or disapprove of the proposed Bitcoin ETF.

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Altcoins book 40% gains after Bitcoin and the crypto market enter a relief rally

FRONT, DG and QSP join the list of altcoins that surged more than 40% after BTC recovered the $38,000 level.

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Price analysis 1/26: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, LUNA, DOGE, DOT, AVAX

Bitcoin and altcoins are in a strong relief rally, but overhead resistance levels and expected comments from the Federal Reserve could impact the recovery.

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Crypto policy advocacy group warns of 'disastrous' provision in a new US bill

According to Coin Center director, the proposed bill would essentially bypass existing checks and balances on the Treasury Secretary’s authority in surveilling financial institutions, including crypto firms.

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Valkyrie aims for ETF linked to Bitcoin mining firms on Nasdaq

The proposed ETF would invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of companies that “derive at least 50% of their revenue or profits” from BTC mining.

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Turkish president orders ruling party to organize metaverse forum

Turkish officials have recently identified the metaverse as a priority area for policy development.

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Ripple announces $200M share buyback and expresses optimism for 2022

The company has repurchased all Series C shares originally issued to Tetragon Financial Group, SBI Holdings and Route 66 Ventures in December 2019.

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BTC price hits $38K as Bitcoin analysts focus on weekly close

$39,600 is the favored short-term target, whether or not Bitcoin price action ultimately returns to downward momentum.

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Can DeFi and CeFi coexist? Three takeaways from experts panel

Education, transparency and access were the key themes discussed by experts from across the crypto industry during a debate on whether CeFi and DeFi can coexist.

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Crypto exchange FTX US closes $400M funding round to reach $8B valuation

The new funding will be put toward expanding FTX US' workforce and introducing new offerings.

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Bitcoin pundits split over BTC floor as Bloomberg analyst eyes bounce

The jury is out on what data to trust when it comes to Bitcoin putting in a local price floor near — or below — $30,000.

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NFL star’s massive tax bill highlights problems with BTC salaries

Odell Beckham Jr.’s reported BTC salary tax debacle may provide a dire warning for anyone looking to get paid in crypto.

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Etherescan adds new messaging feature for anons: 'Blockscan Chat'

The Blockscan Chat service enables users to message each other via their Ethereum wallet addresses.

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Grayscale considers VeChain and Iota as Coinbase lists 4 low-cap coins

Grayscale added 25 tokens to those it is considering for investment products and added AMP to its DeFi Fund, while Coinbase listed four small projects.

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Ex-Goldman Sachs banker launches crypto app after $33M raise

Adam Dell, brother of the billionaire Michael Dell, has pinched an impressive team to help get the project started.

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Eth2 is no more after Ethereum Foundation ditches name in rebrand

“By removing Eth2 terminology, we save all future users from navigating this confusing mental model,” the Ethereum Foundation stated.

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Engineer hacks Trezor wallet, recovers $2M in 'lost' crypto

Hacker helps Trezor One owner who forgot his wallet passcode and seed phrase to recover cryptocurrency funds valued over $2 million.

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Zuckerberg's Diem reportedly weighing sale after stablecoin plans falter

It looks like Meta is planning to jump ship, with inside sources saying that the crypto initiative is trying to sell its assets.

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Fading power? Weak DOGE spike after Elon Musk makes McDonald’s offer

The Twitter feud between Elon Musk and McDonald’s has escalated after the Tesla CEO offered to eat a happy meal on television.

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Madonna, Beanie, Rug Radio and CryptoSkulls: 5 NFT events trending on Twitter

OpenSea transaction volumes are booming again, a certain influencer was “cancelled” and Madonna might be on the verge of buying a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT.

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Stop the steal? Trump family threatens legal action against TrumpCoin

The former president's son Eric Trump fired off a threatening tweet to TrumpCoin for using his family’s name fraudulently, although the token’s Twitter account appeared unconcerned.

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Bitcoin hits $37.5K, stocks recoup losses ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC statement

BTC and stocks bounced back from Monday’s onslaught as analysts speculate that the Fed’s upcoming rate hikes are beginning to be priced into the Bitcoin’s price action.

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IMF urges El Salvador to remove Bitcoin's status as legal tender

According to the IMF's executive board, the use of Bitcoin as legal tender carried “large risks” related to financial stability, financial integrity and consumer protection.

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