03 May: Algorand Partners with FIFA!


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Happy Tuesday Folks! Nothing super exciting about the news cycle this morning. Algorand is up on the news it has partnered with FIFA and Cardano whales are hungry, gobbling up over 190 Million $ADA since last month. However, Hunter Merghart joining Millennium to plot firm's crypto strategy could be big news if they get off zero in a big way. Angel Studios disclosed that they sold shares for Bitcoin, Ripple case could be solved by end of year, and Crypto mortgages could pose risk if market declines. Make time to watch the Altcoin Daily and Data Dash videos, listen to the podcast because there is a lot of good stuff in them! 

MOST COVERED

CRYPTO MARKET WATCH

  • Market Watch: Bitcoin Fights for $38K, LUNA the Only Green Crypto in Top 10 (CryptoPotato)
  • What are the most bullish cryptocurrencies to buy right now? | Find out now on The Market Report (Cointelegraph)
  • Markets are weak, but ALGO, FXS and HNT book a 20%+ rally — Here’s why (Cointelegraph)
  • Altcoin Aversion: Why Bitcoin And Stablecoin Dominance Is On The Rise (NewsBTC)

BITCOIN IS THE SAFEST PLACE FOR YOUR MONEY 

BITCOIN

  • Bitcoin Gives Bullish Clues, Will The FED Meeting Get In The Way? (NewsBTC)
  • 3 reasons why Bitcoin price is clinging to $38,000 (Cointelegraph)
  • Bitcoin (BTC) on-Chain Analysis – Mayer Multiple Consolidates in Oversold Region (BIC)
  • TA: Bitcoin Bears Keep Pushing, Why Upsides Remain Limited (NewsBTC)
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Appears to Be Nearing the Final Stages of a Consolidation Pattern (BIC)
  • Is Bitcoin price optimism fading after the crypto market’s rocky April? (Cointelegraph)

ALTCOINS

  • Huge 2022 Ethereum Price Prediction Comes With A Serious BNB, Solana, Cardano, Avalanche And Polkadot Warning (Forbes)
  • Ripple Records 8x YoY Growth in ODL Volume per Quarterly Reports (UToday)
  • Cardano price drops to level that sparked a 65% ADA rally in March — will history repeat? (Cointelegraph)
  • 1.12 Billion ADA Return to Circulation as Price Hints at Incoming Volatility (UToday)
  • Dogecoin Sees Immense Push As Elon Musk Mulls Utilizing DOGE To ‘Defeat The Spam Bots’ On Twitter (ZyCrypto)
  • Dark Times For Dogecoin As Another 40K Holders Exit The Meme Coin (Bitcoinist)
  • Trust in Dogecoin Plunges in U.S. (but There's Silver Lining) (UToday)
  • SHIB Balance of Top ETH Whales Drops Below $1 Billion: Report (UToday)
  • Shiba Inu’s Transaction Volume Hits 12-Month Low as $SHIB Holder Numbers Rise (Cryptoglobe)
  • Axie Infinity's AXS Token Down 30% This Week as Gamers Abandon 'Play-to-Earn' Title (Decrypt)
  • ApeCoin (APE) Rebounds At Previous All-Time High Resistance: Multi-Coin Analysis (BIC)
  • Record-high surge in Ethereum Name Service domains triggers 90% rally in ENS (Cointelegraph)
  • IOTA Drops to New Yearly Low as $0.42 Becomes Crucial Support Level (BIC)

ANALYST'S CORNER

  • John Hawkins: Experts Say Ethereum Will Grow 100% To Hit $5,783 By Year-End (NewsBTC)
  • Lyn Alden: Here’s How Terra (LUNA) Could Trigger Bitcoin (BTC) and Crypto Market Capitulation: Macro Analyst (TDH)
  • Dan Held: In Search of the Missing Bitcoin Supercycle: Mass Adoption vs Complicated New Asset Class (BIC)
  • Nicholas Merten: Analyst Predicts Worst-Case Scenario for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) As Crypto Markets Correct (TDH)
  • ‘More likely’ BTC price will hit $100K before Bitcoin sweeps $30K lows, forecast says (Cointelegraph)
  • Credible: Bitcoin (BTC) Can Still Ignite Parabolic Rally to $100,000 This Year, According to Top Crypto Analyst – Here’s How (TDH)
  • Various: Ethereum (ETH) Could Hit $11.7k by 2025 and $23.3k by 2030 – Analysts Predict (EWN)
  • Guy: Polkadot (DOT) vs. Cosmos (ATOM): Coin Bureau Looks at Two Fast-Rising Ethereum Competitors (TDH)

NOTABLE VOICES

  • Chris Burniske: Crypto Researcher Burniske Foresees $20k Bitcoin and $1,500 Ether As Max Bearish Price Scenarios — Here’s Why (ZyCrypto)
  • Randal Quarles: Ex-Fed vice-chair Quarles has lost none of his fervor in opposing US CBDC (Cointelegraph)
  • Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano: This Fundamental Bitcoin Feature Will Bring In Next Wave of Investors, According to BTC Bull (TDH)
  • Brian Armstrong: Coinbase CEO Predicts How Crypto Can Change Twitter Following Elon Musk Takeover (TDH)
  • Maria Bartiromo: $ADA: Fox Business Anchor Calls Cardano ‘An Incredible Success Story’ (Cryptoglobe)
  • Ken Griffin: Billionaire Citadel Securities founder compares crypto value to abstract art (Cointelegraph)
  • Brad Garlinghouse: Ripple CEO Says SEC Case Could Resolve This Year (UToday)
  • Reggie Fils-Aimé: Ex-Nintendo CEO acknowledges blockchain holds potential for gaming experiences (Finbold)

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

  • Hunter Merghart joining Millennium to plot firm's crypto strategy (TB)

WEB3

  • NFT Growing Pains: ‘Blue Chip’ Success Exposes Ethereum Weaknesses And Market Strengths (Forbes)
  • Bored Ape Ethereum NFT Price Drops 32%, Down $135K Since Last Week (Decrypt)
  • Gatorade Will Make Sure You Won't Be Dehydrated in Metaverse (UToday | Cointelegraph)
  • DraftKings Continues NFT Push With Metabilia Partnership (Blockworks)
  • Gemini launches Superlunar design studio to help grow web3 adoption (TB)
  • Web3 Foundation And Zondax Bring Ledger Apps To Polkadot Parachains (Bitcoinist)
  • The Nightly Mint: Daily NFT Recap (Bitcoinist)
  • World’s first NFT Museum Offering Art and Education Opens in Seattle (BIC)
  • Louis Vuitton NFT Game Racks Up More Than 2 Million Downloads (Bitcoinist)
  • Mercedes, Hyundai, VanECK, Global Brands Adopt NFTs (Trustnodes)
  • Quantum Mechanics-based Random Number Generator to Enable Blockchain Gambling (Blockworks | Cointelegraph)
  • Blockchain games take on the mainstream: Here’s how they can win (Cointelegraph)
  • What is MetaMask? How to Use the Top Ethereum Wallet (Decrypt)

PARTNERSHIP

ACCEPTANCE

  • Everyday Bitcoin usage in El Salvador remains low despite government push, US academic study finds (TB)
  • MicroStrategy says it may explore more 'yield generation opportunities' following bitcoin-backed loan deal (TB | Cointelegraph)
  • Seller of This $6.5 Million Estate Not Only Accepting Crypto, but Aiming To Hold It (BIC | Cryptoglobe)
  • (Crypto) Action! Indie Movie Studio Received $10M in Bitcoin for Shares Last October (Coindesk)
  • New York Luxury Gym Club to Accept Membership Payments in Crypto: Report (CryptoPotato | TB | Cryptoglobe)

CEFI/DEFI

  • Ethereum Supply Locked In Staking Contract Passes 10% Milestone (Bitcoinist)
  • After Massive Community Backlash CryptoCom Will Revise Recent Reward Staking Changes (CryptoPotato)
  • Weiss Ratings issues warning over crypto mortgage risks (Cointelegraph | CryptoPotato)
  • What To Stake in 2022: Zilliqa Blockchain in figures (NewsBTC)
  • Anchor (ANC) Surpasses Maker (MKR) in Total Value Locked (BIC)
  • DeFi trading platform, Gains Network launches leveraged trading of US stock prices! (NewsBTC)

UK FINTECH APP MODE RELAUNCHES BITCOIN CASHBACK PROGRAM WITH HIGHER PAYOUTS

BLOCKCHAINS

  • Ethereum Faces 18% Supply Reduction Following Bored Apes' "Otherside" Mint (UToday)
  • The birth of ‘Ethereum Killers,’ can they take Ethereum’s throne? (Cointelegraph)
  • Solana developers share 3 key mitigation steps to make the network robust (Cointelegraph | ZyCrypto)
  • Polygon Now Supports ApeCoin with access to 19,000 dApps (UToday | Cointelegraph)
  • 438.4 Million Dogecoin Moved to Robinhood for Fee That Easily Beats Any Bank (UToday)

A MODEST BITCOIN IMPROVEMENT PROPOSAL, PROPOSAL

EXCHANGES

  • Coinbase CEO Predicts 1 Billion Crypto Users Within the Next Decade (BIC | Bitcoinist)

MINING

  • Is It Possible For Crypto To Go Green? Big Companies Are Trying, But It’s Not That Easy (Bitcoinist)
  • Bitcoin mining revenues fell in April while Ethereum's rose (TB)
  • Riot sells half of bitcoin mined in April after 150% month-over-month production increase (TB)

LEGISLATION/REGULATION

  • Ohio's Senate Candidates Stake Out Crypto Positions (Coindesk)
  • Sen. Lummis teases upcoming crypto bill, says NFTs won’t be included in it (Cointelegraph)
  • Crypto stakeholders dropped more than $4 million on DC lobbying in Q1. Here are the biggest spenders (TB)
  • Rhode Island proposes crypto rewards for green home builders (Cointelegraph | Bitcoinist)
  • Hawaii Senate committees favor task force to regulate crypto, blockchain (Cointelegraph | Decrypt)
  • EU Commission report suggests rethink of regulatory approach to DeFi (Cointelegraph | Bitcoinist)
  • Uzbekistan's president issues decree to adopt special crypto framework (Cointelegraph)
  • Let’s Analyze The Actual Text From The Central African Republic’s Bitcoin Law (Bitcoinist)
  • India to Impose New 20% Tax on Cryptocurrencies Sparking Investor Fear (BIC)
  • Crypto Bahamas: Regulations enter critical stage as gov't shows interest (Cointelegraph)

FOLLOW DAT MONEY

  • Syndicate raises $6 million to grow decentralized asset management platform (TB)
  • Decrypt Raises $10M and Spins Out as Independent Web3 Media Company (Decrypt | TB)
  • Jane Street makes DeFi play with planned $25 million USDC loan (TB)
  • Total Investment in Syndicate DAO Tops $28 million After Latest Funding Round (Decrypt)
  • Nym Technologies raises $300M to advance internet privacy, sending token price up (Cointelegraph)
  • A16z Plans $500 Million Investment Round in India (BIC)

ATTACKS/HACKS/SCAMS

  • More than $1.6 billion exploited from DeFi so far in 2022 (Cointelegraph)
  • Hacked DAO Faces Lawsuit as Users Try To Recoup Stolen Funds (Blockworks)

MISC

  • Treatment Centers Launch Rehabilitation Programs for Crypto Trading Addiction (BIC)
  • CoinShares Q1 Earnings Slide, Retail Remains Focus, Execs Say (Blockworks | TB)
  • Craig Wright Sues Top Crypto Exchanges for Promoting "Fake" Bitcoin (UToday | Bitcoinist)
  • Ethereum Privacy Layer Recruiter Claims to Have Interviewed North Korean Hacker for a Job (BIC)
  • New Strike Product Targets Email Spammers With Bitcoin Payments (BIC)

PODCASTS

  • The Pomp Podcast: #943 Colton Sakamoto On How To Get A Job In The Crypto Industry
  • The Breakdown: The Fed vs. VC: What’s Driving Crypto Short-Term and Long-Term Market Outlook
  • What Bitcoin Did: Why Bitcoin is the Best Money with Lyn Alden
  • On The Brink: Paul Prager (TeraWulf) Building a Zero Carbon Bitcoin Miner
  • Stephan Livera Podcast: SLP372 Sergej Kotliar - Bitcoin For Convenience & Bill Paying
  • The Scoop: Crypto lobbying is becoming 'incredibly powerful,' according to Blockchain Association's Kristin Smith
  • Decrypt Daily: May 2: Buffet, Wiki, & Apes
  • Bankless: The Eternal Optimist with Karl Floersch | Layer Zero

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