Shorts cryptonews for this week 12/52 (2022)

By Pasucaru | Crypto on fire | 26 Mar 2022

- This week Bitcoin hits over $44,800, there are now 40 million addresses holding bitcoin on the planet.

- Exxon, 1st American oil company, will mine Bitcoin with the excess gas produced by its extraction facilities. (Bloomberg)

- 2,000,000 ETH or $5.73 billion have been burned since the implementation of the EIP-1559 mechanism, making Ethereum deflationary.

- Cryptocurrency mobile app downloads grew nearly 1,000% in 2021 (Bloomberg) and the number of cryptocurrency users in Africa grew by 2,500% in 2021. (Cointelegraph)

- becomes the official sponsor of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, a first for a company less than 10 years old. (Sportbuzzbusiness)

- Goldman Sachs has executed the first over-the-counter banking transaction on a bitcoin contract. Until then, banks went through Wall Street derivatives. (CNBC)

- It's official, Europe will no longer ban Proof of Work cryptocurrencies. (TrendingTopics)

- The State of Florida will soon accept Bitcoin for tax payment.

- Thailand has banned the use of cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. (Barrons)

-14% of Salvadoran companies have already transacted with Bitcoin according to the country's Chamber of Commerce. (Bloomberg)

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