01 Apr: Be Careful What You Believe Today!


"Happiness is a quality of the soul ... not a function of one's material circumstances."
-Aristotle

--NO TAX ON CRYPTO PROFITS!--

Happy April Fool's Day folks so be vigilant against anything you read today. The news is meh at best. It seems the Netflix's QuadrigaCX documentary is making it's rounds and so far it's been interesting but nothing ground breaking. Van Eck's projection of a $4.3M Bitcoin is getting more of the attention from the press. Jack Dorsey talks with the Democrats, Snoop is talking to Charles, and SHIB is getting accepted by a Canadian meet company; yup it's April Fool's Day for sure. Podcast of the day is The Crypto Conversation where you will hear about Bitcoin being the signal and becoming EPIC! 

BREAKING

  • 19 Millionth Bitcoin Has Been Mined. When Will 21 Million Limit Be Reached? (UToday | Cointelegraph)

JUST IN

  • Netflix’s QuadrigaCX Documentary  (Coindesk | Cointelegraph | Decrypt)
  • Bitso gave away nearly $400,000 to Brazilian soccer fans in QR code game (The Block)
  • Self-proclaimed Satoshi plans to dump his BTC worth $50 billion as ‘Bitcoin has no utility’ (Finbold)
  • Inside Ukraine’s digital ministry and crypto efforts during wartime (The Block)

BITCOIN

  • Market Wrap: Bitcoin Rebounds Amid Lower Volatility, Altcoins Outperform (Coindesk)
  • Bitcoin recovers the $46K level, but several factors could prevent a stronger breakout (Cointelegraph)
  • Bitcoin Holds Support Above $44K; Resistance at $48K-$51K (Coindesk)
  • Bitcoin Drops to $45K Support as Analysts Point Out Seasonally Bullish April Month Ahead (Coindesk)
  • Bitcoin Briefly Dips Below $45,000 as EU Cracks Down on Crypto (Decrypt)
  • Bitcoin ‘dormant’ for 7+ years moved right before BTC price dropped 5% (Cointelegraph | ZyCryto)
  • Bitcoin Ends Q1 Closely Following S&P 500 (Coindesk)
  • Following Drop, Bitcoin (BTC) Bounces at Confluence Levels (be[IN]crypto)
  • Bitcoin's Guppy Indicator Flashes Green for Bulls (Coindesk)

ALTCOINS

  • TA: Ethereum Trims Gains, $3,200 Is The Key (NewsBTC)
  • Solana Jumps XRP in Market Cap and Leads in Weekly Gains: Details (UToday)
  • Zilliqa (ZIL) 7-Day Performance Report: 360% Pump, All Resistances Broken (UToday)
  • Helium (HNT) Breaks Out From 129-Day Resistance: Five Biggest Weekly Losers (be[IN]crypto)
  • ApeCoin Drops 8% After Bored Ape Yacht Club Discord Suffers Phishing Scam (Decrypt)
  • Solana-Based GMT Tokens Surge 54%, ZIL Sees $13M in Liquidations (Coindesk)
  • Fantom Increases by 10%, Here Are 3 Potential Reasons (UToday)
  • WAVES (WAVES) Reaches New All-Time High: Five Biggest Weekly Gainers (be[IN]crypto)
  • Astar (ASTR) price doubles as the network prepares to add 15 new projects in April (Cointelegraph)
  • Be[in]Crypto Presents Its Top 10 Altcoin Picks for April (be[IN]crypto)

ANALYST'S CORNER

  • Arthur Hayes: BitMEX CEO Shuffles Crypto Portfolio, Choosing Ethereum Over Bitcoin – Here’s Why (The Daily Hodl)
  • Santiment: Whale Activity for Axie Infinity, Litecoin and Five Additional Altcoins Is Exploding Amid Upswing: Analytics Firm (The Daily Hodl)
  • Coinshares: Institutional Investors Are Storming Back to Bitcoin and Ethereum From Altcoins, Says New CoinShares Survey (The Daily Hodl)
  • VanEck: Bitcoin could hit $4.8M if it became the global reserve asset (Cointelegraph | be[IN]crypto | Forbes | Cryptoglobe)
  • Coin Bureau: Altcoin Built on Ethereum Is ‘Perfectly Positioned’ As ETH’s Big Upgrade Nears (The Daily Hodl)
  • Kaleo: Top Analyst Updates Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE) Forecasts As Crypto Markets Pause (The Daily Hodl)
  • Michaël van de Poppe: Thunderous Rally for Cosmos-Based Altcoin Is Not Over Yet  (The Daily Hodl)
  • Crypto community: 77% historical accuracy sets XRP price for April 30, 2022 (Finbold)

NOTABLE VOICES

  • Vitalik Buterin: Praises 'Bitcoin Maximalism' (Maybe) (Coindesk)
  • Jack Dorsey: Block CEO briefs Congressional Democrats on bitcoin (The Block)
  • Do Kwon: Terra founder reveals what will happen to UST if Bitcoin price crashes (Cointelegraph)
  • Snoop Dogg: Discuss Cardano Ecosystem with Charles Hoskinson (CryptoPotato)
  • Piyush Gupt: Singapore Isn’t Ready to Extend Crypto Trading to Retail Consumers Anytime Soon, Says DBS Executive (be[IN]crypto)
  • Brian Armstrong: Coinbase CEO Says Europe’s New Crypto Law Eviscerates EU’s Privacy Standards (The Daily Hodl)
  • Chris Larsen: Ripple’s Chris Larsen Wants Bitcoin To Be Like XRP — Here’s How It’s Going (ZyCrpto)

ACCEPTANCE/ADOPTION

  • Shiba Inu and Dogecoin Now Accepted by Vancouver-Based Meat Company Through BitPay (UToday | Cryptoglobe)

ETFs/FUTUREs

  • Bitcoin Spot ETF Imminent? This SEC Rule Change Could Be Key (Bitcoinist)
  • SEC Rejects Spot Bitcoin ETF Application From Ark 21Shares (Coindesk | The Block | Cointelegraph)
  • CME Group is considering altcoin futures on Solana and Cardano (The Block)

CBDCs

  • Elizabeth Warren Calls for US to Create a CBDC (Coindesk)
  • Proposed Bill Would Require Stablecoins to Be Backed by Dollars, Government Securities (Decrypt | Coindesk)

WEB3

  • NFTs Take Hollywood: My Week at NFT LA (Coindesk)
  • NFT Whale Who Ditched Auction of 104 CryptoPunks Lands $8M Loan (Blockworks)
  • Solana Surpasses $1.5 Billion Worth of NFT Transactions (UToday)
  • Cardano's Metaverse Now Has Over 22,000 Landholders: Details (UToday)
  • OpenSea rolls out credit card payments for NFTs (The Block)
  • The state of Web3: Community talks about opportunities around the world (Cointelegraph)
  • OpenSea Exec Who Quit After ‘Insider Trading’ Scandal Is Back With NFT Platform (Coindesk)

BLOCKCHAINS

  • Cardano-based smart contracts surpass 2,000 mark first time ever (Finbold)
  • Shiba Inu Team to Expound on Latest Developments at Binance-Hosted AMA (UToday)

EXCHANGE

  • Goldman Sachs to launch crypto services to high net worth clients in Q2, 2022 (Finbold)
  • Binance wins dismissal of class action over 2018 tokens that tanked (Cointelegraph)
  • OKX Starts to Offer Bitcoin, Ether Trading Pairs Against Terra's UST (Coindesk)
  • Kazakhstan Looks to Bring Crypto Exchanges to AIFC Hub (Coindesk)

WITH EMPTY BITCOIN MEMPOOLS, IT’S TIME TO CONSOLIDATE YOUR UTXOS

MINING

  • Bitcoin miner Riot Blockchain files prospectus for $500M stock sale (Cointelegraph | Coindesk)
  • Texas Bitcoin Miners Sketch a Future of Cozying Up to Gas Wells (Bloomberg)
  • Bitcoin mining revenues climb back up to $1.21 billion in March (The Block)
  • Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Eyes New ATH As Block Production Ramps Up (NewsBTC)
  • Greenidge permit renewal delayed as company debates with regulators (The Block)
  • Bitcoin Miner PrimeBlock Plans to Go Public With $1.25B SPAC Merger (Coindesk)

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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

  • The Latest in Crypto Hiring: FTX Names Head of Regulatory Strategy (Blockworks)
  • Binance hires ex-Microsoft and Agoda execs to develop web3 offerings (The Block)

REGULATION/LEGISLATION

  • Senators Warren, Lummis Divided on Digital Asset Value, Agree on Regulation (Blockworks)
  • Warren’s battle to curtail crypto gets boost from Ukraine conflict (Cointelegraph)
  • Skewed data: How could a new US law boost blockchain analysis? (Cointelegraph)
  • Biden Administration’s 2023 Tax Policy Includes Many Key Changes For Crypto Traders And Investors (Forbes)
  • Crypto pundits gather online to discuss innovation and national security (Cointelegraph)
  • SEC Staff Call For Crypto Entities To Show Liability on Balance Sheet (Blockworks | be[IN]crypto)
  • Indonesia to Charge 0.1% Tax on Crypto Transactions, Investments: Report (Coindesk | Cointelegraph)
  • South Korea Banks Looking for Approval to Service Crypto, Leaked Draft Report Reveals (be[IN]crypto)
  • Bank of Japan official calls for G7 nations to adopt common crypto regulations (Cointelegraph)
  • EU Vote to Block "Unhosted Wallets" (Cointelegraph | ZyCrypto | Forbes)
  • India’s Crypto Tax Takes Effect With Industry Fearing it Will ‘Stifle Growth’ (Blockworks | CryptoPotato)

HACKs/ATTACKs/SCAMs

FOLLOW DAT MONEY

  • Twitch Co-Founder’s Gaming NFT Marketplace Raises $35M (Coindesk | Blockworks)
  • Monetized Memes: Dank Bank Raises $4.2069M (Coindesk)

PODCASTS

  • The Crypto Conversation: Bitcoin is the signal - Bitcoin 2022 is going to be epic
  • Unchained: Bridge Hacks Have Caused ~$1 Billion in Losses. Here’s Why Bridge Security Is Tricky
  • The Pomp Podcast: #894 Personalized Monetary Policy Is Coming w/ Darius Dale

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