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Twitter Rolls Out Verified NFT Profile Pictures 

NFTs and jpegs are about to become a bit more distinct – at least on Twitter. The social media platform is rolling out a new feature to register Ethereum NFTs as their profile pictures. As a result, these NFTs appear hexagonal rather than traditional PFPs that use a circle. Twitter Embraces NFTs Twitter Blue – the microblogger’s subscription service – announced its NFT integration on Thursday. It stated that due to popular demand, NFT Profile Pictures had begun rollout in…

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Bukele Mocks IMF’s Request To Remove Bitcoin As Legal Tender

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has re-stated its disapproval of El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law.  President Nayib Bukele responded with mockery over social media – as with all of his nation's critics. Even Edward Snowden called out the institution.  IMF Wags its Finger on Bitcoin The institution made its grievances public in a statement from its website on Tuesday. Though it recognized El Salvador’s economic solid recovery after the pandemic, it doesn’t think the Bitcoin law is helping:  “The adoption of…

MyCointainer Raising Over $6M In Seed A Funding Round

MyCointainer, a cryptocurrency staking platform, recently raised more than $6 million in a Seed A funding round. The Polish startup will use these funds to help develop and expand its yield earning platform to Asian, European, and Middle Eastern countries.  What Is MyCointainer? MyCointainer’s funding round includes top names within the crypto industry, including Maple Block, Shima Capital, and ByBit exchange. Each of these organizations has a history investing in some of the most successful names in crypto, including 1Inch,…

Chainanalysis: Cryptocurrency-based Crimes Reached $14 billion in 2021

A new report published by the blockchain data platform Chainanalysis estimated crypto-based criminal activity at $14 billion in 2021. The Crypto Crime Report is a yearly analysis shared by the company to provide insight into the darker side of this industry. Blockchain users’ anonymity generally provides a safer payment network, but some exploit data encryption for malicious purposes. This article will highlight the primary evidence anticipated by Chainanalysis to the market, compared to past numbers. How do criminals exploit cryptocurrencies?…

Twitter Rolls Out Verified NFT Profile Pictures 

NFTs and jpegs are about to become a bit more distinct – at least on Twitter. The social media platform is rolling out a new feature to register Ethereum NFTs as their profile pictures. As a result, these NFTs appear hexagonal rather than traditional PFPs that use a circle. Twitter Embraces NFTs Twitter Blue – the microblogger’s subscription service – announced its NFT integration on Thursday. It stated that due to popular demand, NFT Profile Pictures had begun rollout in…

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Bukele Mocks IMF’s Request To Remove Bitcoin As Legal Tender

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has re-stated its disapproval of El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law.  President Nayib Bukele responded with mockery over social media – as with all of his nation's critics. Even Edward Snowden called out the institution.  IMF Wags its Finger on Bitcoin The institution made its grievances public in a statement from its website on Tuesday. Though it recognized El Salvador’s economic solid recovery after the pandemic, it doesn’t think the Bitcoin law is helping:  “The adoption of…

MyCointainer Raising Over $6M In Seed A Funding Round

MyCointainer, a cryptocurrency staking platform, recently raised more than $6 million in a Seed A funding round. The Polish startup will use these funds to help develop and expand its yield earning platform to Asian, European, and Middle Eastern countries.  What Is MyCointainer? MyCointainer’s funding round includes top names within the crypto industry, including Maple Block, Shima Capital, and ByBit exchange. Each of these organizations has a history investing in some of the most successful names in crypto, including 1Inch,…

Twitter Rolls Out Verified NFT Profile Pictures 

NFTs and jpegs are about to become a bit more distinct – at least on Twitter. The social media platform is rolling out a new feature to register Ethereum NFTs as their profile pictures. As a result, these NFTs appear hexagonal rather than traditional PFPs that use a circle. Twitter Embraces NFTs Twitter Blue – the microblogger’s subscription service – announced its NFT integration on Thursday. It stated that due to popular demand, NFT Profile Pictures had begun rollout in…

GameStop Wants to Launch Its NFT Marketplace

In the pre-covid era, the gaming giant GameStop experienced a slow decline in its sales, surpassed by the online market and the success of streaming gaming platforms. Luck would have it that a group of willing to do anything traders brought this company back into fashion via a popular group on Reddit. Many have seen a parallel between the retail investing community that boosted GameStop's share price and that which invests in cryptocurrencies. Today, the paths of the crypto world…

Cash App Rolls Out Lightning Network For Free Bitcoin Transfers

Jack Dorsey's Block promised to be at the forefront of Bitcoin innovation. Now, they are starting to deliver. Cash App finally confirmed free and free and instant Bitcoin transfers anywhere in the world. Block (formerly Square) finally integrates the Lightning Network with its Cash App. A feature promised back in 2019 will soon be available to all U.S. users. Users will soon instantly send Bitcoin to any wallet that can accept Lightning Network payments. This includes wallets such as Chivo,…

Pakistan Central Bank Proposes Total Crypto Ban

Pakistan's authorities consider a complete ban on crypto after a scandal that cost thousands of investors $100 million. A committee headed by the bank's deputy governor recommended a complete ban on crypto. On Thursday, Sima Kamil, deputy governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), submitted the findings to the provincial court. After a careful risk-benefit analysis, it emerged that risks of cryptocurrency far outweigh its benefits for Pakistan. The committee cited concerns over the balance of payments, losses to…

Sneaky New Scam Robs Crypto Startups Of $300k+ Using Bitcoin

Small crypto startups are being duped for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin by figures posing as VCs. Victims reportedly include RematicEGC (RMTX), Taboo token (TABOO), and InstantXRP (INSTANT XRP) – all of which recently suffered massive price dumps. Rematic Gets Robbed Mike Pazuki – CEO of RMTX – recently spoke with CryptoAdventure to share details regarding the scam. He recalled being contacted by two individuals through LinkedIn that claimed to be investors. They both expressed initial interest…

Bitcoin Dips Below $40k, Approaches ‘Death Cross’

It's been a lousy week for Bitcoin. First, the largest crypto dipped below $40,000 as crypto markets lost $1 trillion in market cap. Technical indicators are not looking good either. Bitcoin metrics are approaching the so-called "death cross." The ominously named technical indicator triggers BTC's 50-day moving average fell below the 200-day moving average. Typically, the indicator signals an even more bearish turn for the asset. It is usually a signal that investor sentiment has shifted lower in traditional markets.…

How Adidas Is Entering the NFT Market

The modern fashion industry is rapidly discovering the massive potential of the NFT marker to boost the sector’s revenues. From luxury brands such as Dolce & Gabbana to sporting clothing, blockchain technology leads to new business models. This article will discuss Adidas, the latest multinational clothing company to join the NFT market. After reminding readers about the NFT concept, we will analyze Adidas's choice and place it in a broader market context. The popularity of NFTS An NFT (non-fungible token)…

UK Regulator Bans Misleading Crypto Ads

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK's independent advertising regulator, has again intervened in the UK crypto market. A few days ago, the advertising authority issued several orders on violations involving six crypto companies. These companies also include big names among the most popular exchanges in the sector, including several brokers. Within this article, we will better analyze the decision of the ASA, studying its context and reasoning over its nuances.  What didn’t the regulator appreciate? The ASA explained that,…

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Putin Believes Russia Could Benefit From Bitcoin Mining

Vladimir Putin isn’t as hawkish on cryptocurrencies as his nation’s Central Bank authorities. The Russian president recently stated that Bitcoin mining could be “advantageous” to Russia, casting doubt on any ban-like approaches to the sector. Internal Division Putin aired his thoughts on the matter in a government meeting on Wednesday. He began the discussion by addressing the regulation of cryptocurrencies, which he called an “issue in the spotlight”. “We have certain competitive advantages here, especially in the so-called mining,” he…

Trump Family Threatens Legal Action Against TrumpCoin

After discovering TrumpCoin five years after its launch, Eric Trump blasted it on Twitter. So now, devs are reaching out to the family. The developers of the meme coin that appeared in 2016 are trying to sort things out with the Trump dynasty. Creators of TrumpCoin claim to contact Eric Trump after he threatened legal action. Yesterday, Eric Trump tweeted about our amazing cryptocurrency project. We are currently in direct communication with him and using this opportunity to bring clarity…

The Complicated Launch of New Cardano-Based DEX SundaeSwap

After a long wait, many Cardano blockchain supporters saw SundaeSwap launch on the market a few days ago. This decentralized exchange (DEX) is the first experiment on the entire Cardano network. However, as we will see in this article, SundaeSwap has disappointed the first expectations of the market. Therefore, this article will analyze the SundaeSwap initiative and its initial problems that made traders nervous. Beyond these complaints, we will look beyond this initial DEX stop. In particular, we will propose…

China – Investors Think It Is Almost Time to Buy Bitcoin

It took Bitcoin price around three months to fall by 50%, and investors wonder how low it can go. While this is not the most profound decline in BTC price, it certainly caught the market attention.  As experts discuss the reasons behind the fall, traders are proposing a more practical approach. Today, in particular, we will take a look at the opinion of Chinese investors on the matter. As a first step, we will briefly analyze the recent price decline…

Turkey – the Lira Crisis Is Leading to a Bitcoin Boom

The Turkish lira crisis is leading many investors to look with interest to the world of cryptocurrencies. The data shows how the increase in people who convert the Turkish currency into Bitcoin (BTC) has never been higher. This article will provide more details regarding what is happening in the Turkish currency market. After this premise, it will be easier for readers to understand the success of BTC in the country. The Lira crisis – A sad tale of high inflation…

Solana Experiences Another Outage Due to Network Congestion

In recent days, the Solana network has registered another outage linked to the congestion of its network. It is not the first time the system has suffered from these problems, and the market is starting to worry. Today we will better understand the problem of network congestion, starting from the functioning of Solana Mainnet Beta. Solana is not the first blockchain to find itself in this situation, but the market hopes that newer systems will solve this problem. About Solana…

McDonald’s Trolls Crypto Twitter Influencers

Bitcoin crashed almost 50%, and McDonald's marketing department is just rubbing it in. "How are you doing, people who run crypto Twitter accounts," they asked on Twitter, as about $130 billion in crypto assets disappeared in 24 hours. Judging by the answers, things are not going that great. Billionaires and crypto exchanged responded with crypto memes and phrases, showing just how bad things are. Crypto exchange Binance perhaps summed up the sentiment best. They responded with an image of a…

Here’s Why Bitcoin Needs Proof-Of-Work and NOT Proof-Of-Stake

A prominent crypto figurehead thinks Bitcoin needs proof-of-stake to stay afloat. The precise opposite is true.     Ben Armstrong  – a crypto investor and YouTuber of over 1.45M subscribers – had a bold take for Bitcoiners this Sunday. As stated to his 792k Twitter followers, he predicted the premier blockchain would “have to change” from using proof-of-work (POW). The creator claimed that an ever-growing environmental lobby would eventually get “too loud” for the mining industry to persist. Meanwhile, he cited…

Former Goldman Sachs CEO Acknowledges That Crypto Is “Happening”

Though Bitcoin has been at its most oversold point since March 2020, long-term investors haven’t taken their eyes off the ball. Ex-Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein believes the crypto industry is “happening”, having matured significantly in 2021. As a result, he suggested that now could be a great time to invest, much like other devotees buying this week’s dip. A Rapidly Growing Ecosystem Blankfein aired his thoughts on the industry in an interview with CNBC’s Andrew Sorkin on Monday. Sorkin…

String Of Tiny Bitcoin Miners Win Hash Lottery Throughout January

Are you feeling lucky? It turns out you don’t need to join a giant hash pool to profit from crypto mining. Over the past month, three small Bitcoin miners have individually won the race to mine Bitcoin’s next block. That means it rewarded each with a whole 6.25 Bitcoin for providing their proof-of-work. Beating the Odds Solo CK pool administrator Dr Con Colivas reported the most recent small miner win earlier today. Using just 86TH/s of hash rate capacity over…

Crypto Prices Moved Higher Following Powell’s Congress Testimony on Inflation

Just a few days ago, the crypto world was looking with interest at the testimony of Jerome Powell in front of the U.S. Senate. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve appeared in front of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on January 11th. The testimony inaugurated the beginning of Powell’s second term leading the Federal Reserve. As the inflation rate appears to pick up in the Western world, many are looking at the Fed to learn about its…

How Meta (And Other Big Tech) Could Ruin NFTs For Everyone

Facebook (now Meta) did everything it could to maintain its monopoly in all its history. Could it do the same with NFTs? NFT investors are ecstatic as major social media companies finally come out with major NFT integrations. Twitter, a significant hub for NFT users, was the first to roll out the feature. NFT owners can now showcase their NFT profile pictures with a particular hexagonal shape. That way, users can instantly see whether that Bored Ape picture is legit…

Are We Quite Sure That Ethereum Isn’t A Security?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) remains hazy on which cryptocurrencies are “securities'', versus “commodities”. Even Ethereum isn’t out of the woods.    The SEC is notoriously slow at providing regulatory clarity for the crypto industry. Besides its strange hostility toward permitting a Bitcoin spot ETF, the commission refuses to classify which cryptocurrencies are securities. Instead, SEC chairman Gary Gensler continues to make vague statements on the matter that shake confidence in every altcoin holder. In a September conversation with…

WMA: Bitcoin Drops Below $40k, but Hash Rate and Mining Remain Promisingly High

Get the weekly summary of crypto market analysis, news, and forecasts! This Week’s Summary The Crypto Market ends the week at a total market capitalization of $1,630 trillion. Bitcoin is down by almost 19% and trading at around $35,000. Ethereum lost the $3,000 level after a 28% drop. XRP is down by nearly 23% after a rough week. Most altcoins are trading in the green after constantly dipping in the red after a week. The DeFi sector lost over $3…

Jim Cramer: Dogecoin Is A Security

Dogecoin may be a lighthearted joke, but it's no laughing matter when your money is involved. Jim Cramer – host of “Mad Money” on CNBC – recently claimed that Dogecoin is security eventually regulated. Is Doge A Security? Cramer issued a warning about the meme coin in a tweet on Thursday. Were the SEC to agree with his assessment, he suspects exchanges will come under fire for making money from newly “created” Dogecoin. “Please be careful with Dogecoin...It is a…

El Salvador Buys The Dip Netting 410 Bitcoin For $15M

While some market participants are panicking amid the recent crash, the most fervent HODLers buy the dip. For example, El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele just announced a purchase of another 410 Bitcoin for $15 million. A Nation-State Buys The Dip Bukele announced his recent purchase in a tweet moments ago, faking out some of his followers. The president – known for trading the nation’s Bitcoin from his phone – last purchased Bitcoin in December. After bagging 21 Bitcoin for $1…

Federal Reserve Releases Discussion Paper On US CBDC Implementation

The Federal Reserve recently released its discussion paper examining the costs and benefits of CBDC implementation in the United States. While inviting questions from the public, it marks the first official discussion from the central bank on how such a technology could improve domestic payments. A United States CBDC As released on the Fed’s website yesterday, the paper does not favour any particular policy outcome. Instead, it simply weighs existing payment infrastructure against the emerging cryptocurrency sphere and analyzes how…

Bitcoin Drops To $38,000 – More Pain Ahead?

Crypto markets collapsed after a global sell-off in risk assets and as Russia's proposed a ban on all cryptos. Bitcoin fell 9% to $38,500, breaking key support at $40,000, as global markets saw a 1% decline. Other major cryptos fell as well. Ethereum dropped by almost 12% to $2,793. Binance's native coin BNB dropped 10%. Smart contract blockchain Cardano lost 13%, dropping to $1.19, while Solana dropped by 15%, to $117. Almost all the major cryptos were in the red,…

Crypto.com Admits Hackers Stole $34 Million From Users

A crypto exchange Crypto.com confirmed that hackers stole nearly $34 million during Monday's hack. In a Tuesday update, the exchange revealed that hackers stole 443.93 bitcoin ($18.7 million), 4835.25 ether ($15.2 million) and approximately $66,200 in USD. The company faced criticism over its communication after the incident. The company's CEO only confirmed the hack on Wednesday, three days after it took place. In total, the hack affected 483 users. However, Crypto.com said that they fully reimbursed all of them. The…

Hacker Returns 800k in ETH to Multichain Hack Victim

The Multichain hack has cost users $3 million so far. However, one victim managed to get back most of their money - by talking to the hacker directly. A "white hat" hacker returned about 800k in Ether to a hacking victim. However, the hacker kept $150,000 as a "tip" for keeping the funds safe. The CTO of crypto wallet ZenGo Tal Beery highlighted the conversation between the hacker and his victim on the blockchain. The hacker presented himself as a…

Michael Saylor Says MicroStrategy Will Never Sell Its Bitcoin

MicroStrategy remains fully committed to its macro-strategy of investing everything it can into Bitcoin. Company CEO Michael Saylor recently confirmed that the company would “never” sell its Bitcoin, even given the current state of the market. Though the asset has helped the institution profit tremendously overall, it is down on its 2021 positions. HODL Forever, Says Saylor The CEO affirmed his devotion to Bitcoin in a recent interview with Bloomberg. However, Saylor dismissed the thought when asked whether he was…

Europe Should Ban Crypto Mining, Top Regulator Says

A top European regulator called on European authorities to ban all crypto mining to reduce CO2 emissions. Vice-chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority Erik Thedéen said that crypto mining is a huge issue for Europe. In his native Sweden, Bitcoin mining has become a "national problem," he said in an interview. Mining could pose a risk for the country's climate change goals written out in the Paris Agreement. The solution? Steer the crypto industry away from the proof…

The SEC vs. Ripple Lawsuit Heats Up After Fair Notice Confusion

Ripple is in the spotlight again for its lengthy, ongoing cryptocurrency lawsuit with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This time, the court has ruled against a defendant claiming that the term "dealer" had no fair notice. Therefore, it would have less binding authority than the “investment contract” term. Nevertheless, attorney Hogan quickly explained that it is the Commission's fault and the burden is on them. Meanwhile, SEC has filed a letter of supplemental authority. This document should support its…

Bloomberg Analyst Thinks 10-20% Stock Dip Will Boost Bitcoin

Bloomberg analyst cautioned investors not to bet against the Fed, as he sees markets dropping 10-20%. However, he also sees a silver lining for Bitcoin, but not for altcoins. On Tuesday, Mike McGlone, the Senior Commodity Strategist for Bloomberg, appeared on the Wolf of All Streets podcast. There, he cautioned both stock and crypto investors against risk bets. Namely, he believes that the Federal Reserve is serious about raising interest rates. Unfortunately, that's a move that will likely hurt risk…

Former U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios Says People Are Missing Out on Crypto Investments

In 2022, the crypto market boasts a $2 trillion value. Bitcoin is trading for more than $40k apiece, and blockchain penetrates almost every industry. So, is it too late to invest in crypto? According to Rosie Rios, former U.S. treasurer, and Harvard scholar, "the train has already left the station." Rios broke the "bad news" for those still hesitating to jump on the crypto wagon in a recent CNBC interview. The ex-treasurer in the Obama Administration is adamant that “blockchain…

Bitcoin Price News – The King Crypto Seesaws while U.S. Inflation Hits 39-Year High

Bitcoin continues to fluctuate in value between $41,000 and $43,000 at the start of the week. The most popular cryptocurrency worldwide cannot overcome the bad news and fear of shrinking most financial markets. For instance, the U.S. just recorded the highest inflation in the past four decades. Nevertheless, crypto analysts remain optimistic about Bitcoin's foreseeable future. Bitcoin’s Flat Volatility As the third week of January kicks off, the crypto market’s capitalization drops below the $2 trillion level. This downtrend affects…