13 Apr: Crypto Credit Card

“We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.”
-Marcel Proust


Happy Humpday! It was just a matter of time before we saw a Collateralized Credit Card that didn't require you to spend your Bitcoin. Nexo is first but will not be the last to offer this service, I can see Celsius being next.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission decision to stop Celsius from providing interest for non-accredited investors is crazy and should be challenged.

There is a lot of activity happening in the WEB 3 space today, definitely listen to The Breakdown Podcast hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore and watch Scott Melker channel in about 15 mins :)




  • Four newcomers tips from billionaires on how to get started in the crypto industry (Finbold)
  • Blockchain Firm Serenity Shield Is Bringing Non-custodial Inheritance Solutions to Crypto (Bitcoinist)


  • Crypto Market Goes Into “Extreme Fear”, What’s Next? (NewsBTC)
  • “Buy” Is The Top Trending Term On Crypto Platforms Even As Bitcoin Struggles To Hold Above $40K (ZyCrypto)
  • Spread of Sanctions Makes Privacy Tokens the Hot Bet in Crypto Markets (Coindesk)


  • Market Wrap: Cryptos Rise as Bitcoin Returns Above $40K (Coindesk)
  • Data Shows Bitcoin Selling On Binance Has Been Weakening Recently (Bitcoinist)
  • Can The 600-Day MA Support Line Push Bitcoin Again? (NewsBTC)
  • Bitcoin Holding Support at $40K; Resistance at $43K-$47K (Coindesk)
  • Bitcoin Jumps Above $41K, Rising With Nasdaq, S&P (Coindesk)
  • Bitcoin bounces to near $41K after crypto sentiment gauge hits 6-week lows (Cointelegraph)
  • First Mover Americas: Bitcoin's 4-Year Halving Cycle May Be Dead (Coindesk)
  • Number of Bitcoin whales falls around 5% in 4 days; Is a further BTC price decrease imminent? (Finbold)
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Struggles to Sustain Rebound Rally Above $40,000 (be[IN]crypto)
  • Determining Bitcoin’s (BTC) Correlation to the Dollar Index and the S&P 500 (be[IN]crypto)
  • Around 60% of Bitcoin Holders Are in Profit Despite the Current Bearish Price Action (be[IN]crypto)


  • Crypto Giant Coinbase Reveals List of 50 Altcoins Under Consideration for Listing (The Daily Hodl)
  • TA: Ethereum Steadies Above $3K, Why Upsides Could be Capped (NewsBTC)
  • 331 Million XRP Shifted by Ripple and Exchanges, Including ODL Bridge Bought by Ex-Binance CFO (UToday)
  • XRP price bounces to $0.72 but still risks new lows in April — Here's why (Cointelegraph)
  • $ADA’s Top Whales Back to Their ‘Largest Percentage of Supply Held in Two Years’ (Cryptoglobe | ZyCrypto | Bitcoinist)
  • Long-term investors increase SHIB holdings by almost 60% in a month (Finbold | Coindesk)
  • 2.41 Billion SHIB Burned Over Past Week, Making Circulating Supply Shrink (UToday)
  • Shiba Inu Lists on SouthAfrican Exchange, Bringing Access to Thousands of Customers (UToday)
  • Ethereum Whales Increase Shiba Inu Holdings Following Robinhood Listing (Bitcoinist)
  • Uniswap (UNI) Bounces At Long-Term Support But Fails To Initiate Upward Movement (be[IN]crypto)
  • Algorand (ALGO) Falls to Support of 430-Day Range (be[IN]crypto)
  • ApeCoin eyes 250% rally amid 'bull pennant' breakout, Robinhood APE listing rumors (Cointelegraph)
  • ICHI token price collapses by 99% in latest DeFi debacle (The Block)
  • Indicators flash bullish on COTI ahead of its mainnet and Djed stablecoin launch (Cointelegraph)


  • InvestAnswers: Here Are Three Reasons Crypto Markets Are Correcting, According to InvestAnswers (The Daily Hodl)
  • Kevin Svenson: Altcoins Close to Being ‘Obliterated’ As Bitcoin Holds On to Historically Critical Support Level: Crypto Analyst (The Daily Hodl)
  • Dave The Wave: Analyst Who Called May 2021 Crypto Collapse Says Case for $135,000 Bitcoin in Play (The Daily Hodl)
  • TechDev: Is Bitcoin Following an Early 90s Stock Market Pattern? Crypto Analysts Make Bullish Case for BTC (The Daily Hodl)
  • Cred: Here Are Two Bullish Scenarios for Bitcoin After Failed BTC Breakout, According to Top Crypto Analyst (The Daily Hodl)
  • Benjamin Cowen: Will the US Dollar Decide Bitcoin’s Next Move? Analyst Looks at BTC’s Connection to USD (The Daily Hodl) | Accumulation Phase of a Lifetime Could Be Coming for Bitcoin (The Daily Hodl)
  • Altcoin Sherpa: Crypto Strategist Says All-Time High Coming for $NEAR, Predicts Pullback in Two Other Altcoins $AVAX $ZIL (The Daily Hodl)


  • Raoul Pal: Macro Guru Says ‘The Low Is In’ for Crypto Markets, Upside Catalysts To Spark New Rallies (The Daily Hodl)
  • Mark Yusko: explains the real problem with Fed policy — and why Bitcoin matters (Cointelegraph)
  • Michael Saylor: Bullish on Promise of Crypto Regulation (Blockworks)
  • Paolo Ardoino: Stablecoins are the perfect trojan horse for Bitcoin, says Tether CTO (Cointelegraph)
  • Kevin O'Leary: Massive Wall of Money Is Waiting To Enter Bitcoin and Crypto Markets, According to the Shark Tank Investor (The Daily Hodl)
  • Charles Hoskinson: Cardano Founder says ‘Vasil’ Hard Fork Will Deliver ‘A Massive Performance Improvement’ (Cryptoglobe) | EcoSystem exploding (The Daily Hodl)
  • Cynthia Lummis: Senator, Hodler (Coindesk)


  • No VCs Allowed: How NFT.com Aims to Take On OpenSea (Decrypt)
  • Binance's NFT head adopted this implementation model during the platform’s creation (Cointelegraph)
  • China-based regulatory and trade associations target NFTs in latest risk notice (Cointelegraph)
  • 'Jack Dorsey's First Tweet' NFT Went on Sale for $48M. It Ended With a Top Bid of Just $280 (Coindesk)
  • "CryptoPunk" NFT Sells for $3.2 Million (UToday)
  • Logan Paul’s Latest NFT Project Reignites Community Anger (be[IN]crypto)
  • Sotheby’s to host an NFT auction for generative art this month (The Block)
  • Astronaut Launches 1st NFT, Raises $500K To Help Ukraine Fight Russia (Bitcoinist)
  • MetaMask’s Institutional Arm Makes Push for DAOs With New Custody Deals (Coindesk | Cointelegraph)
  • Logan Paul on how fighting Floyd Mayweather led to his new NFT collection (The Block)
  • Sega Lays Groundwork for Metaverse With 'Super Game' NFT Plan (Decrypt)
  • SHIB in "The Metaverse" Officially Launches as Shiba Inu Delivers New Utility for SHIB (UToday | Cryptoglobe | EWN)
  • HTC Wants To Build An Open Metaverse While Splinternet Accelerates (Forbes)
  • The Life of a Crypto Artist: Pplpleasr on NFTs, Memes and 'Idea Sex' (Decrypt)
  • Meta’s Metaverse Under Fire From Facebook Whistleblower (CryptoPotato | Cointelegraph)
  • ‘Natural extension:’ Sega’s Super Game project looking to add NFTs (Cointelegraph)
  • Elden Ring Has Outlasted Its Critics, and So Will Bitcoin (Coindesk)
  • Chinese Banking Associations Target NFTs (Coindesk)


  • Fireblocks teams up with FIS in capital markets crypto push (The Block | Coindesk | Forbes)
  • Why Crypto Is A Lifeline For Sex Workers Banned By Banks (Bitcoinist)
  • No Bitcoin: Mozilla will only accept Proof of Stake crypto donations (Cointelegraph)
  • Dogecoin Aims for Offline Transactions via Starlink Technology (CryptoPotato)
  • NFL Teams Test the Waters of Crypto Fan Tokens (Coindesk)
  • Community contributors ask Wikimedia Foundation to ban crypto donations (The Block | Finbold)


  • DeFi For Everyone, How This GK8 Integration With MetaMask Will Give Access To Institutions (Bitcoinist)
  • Cardano Sees Nearly $50 Million Inflow into DeFi Within 24 Hours Despite Price Drop (UToday)
  • Multi-chain, stocks and stablecoin-focused DeFi protocols are showing signs of strength (Cointelegraph)



  • Former Trump Aide Mick Mulvaney Tapped as Astra Protocol Adviser (Coindesk | The Block)
  • Binance poaches French financial regulator's deputy general counsel (The Block)


  • PolySign to Buy Digital Asset Fund Administrator MG Stover for Cash and Stock (Coindesk)
  • Zebedee and Fumb Gaming Partner for Online Bitcoin Mining Simulator (Bitcoin Magazine)
  • Crypto.com’s Cronos partners with Chainalysis to track CRC-20 tokens (Cointelegraph)
  • Luno Forges Multimillion-Dollar Partnership With London Entertainment Venue KOKO (Coindesk)
  • Kenyan Startup Partners With AI-Powered Crypto Rating Platform, Evai (Forbes)



  • What Is ‘The Merge’? Ethereum’s Move to Proof of Stake (Decrypt)
  • Ethereum Devs Launch Their First Mainnet “Shadow Fork” Ahead Of Merge (Bitcoinist | Decrypt)
  • Ethereum Merge No Longer Expected in June (Coindesk | ZyCrypto | CryptoPotato)
  • Reminder: The Merge Won’t Solve Ethereum’s Scaling Woes by Itself (Coindesk)
  • Terra's Anchor Protocol to Launch on Polkadot DeFi Hub Acala (Coindesk)
  • Dogecoin ($DOGE) to Use Elon Musk’s Starlink to Conduct Offline Transactions (Cryptoglobe)
  • How to bridge tokens from other chains to the Polygon Network (Cointelegraph)
  • Charles Hoskinson's IOHK Gathered Most Important Cardano Updates in Last 10 Days (UToday)
  • Chainalysis Adds 'Internet of Blockchains' Cronos to Its Compliance Software (Decrypt)
  • XRPL Proposes Update to Allow Issued Tokens to Be Used in Payment Channels Beside XRP (UToday)



  • Another Indian Exchange Halts Bank Transfers as Crypto-INR Purchase Options Shrink (be[IN]crypto | Bitcoinist)
  • Coinbase Says Idiosyncratic Variables Still Impacting Crypto Returns (Coindesk)


  • Regulating crypto firms: 'It's important that policymakers are involved,' says Web3 Foundation COO (Cointelegraph)
  • Brazilian Senate announces incoming approval of the ‘Bitcoin law’ (Cointelegraph)
  • Buyer of ‘Jack Dorsey Tweet’ NFT Is Out of Prison and Under Fire From Investors (Coindesk)


  • A16z Leads $4M Seed Round for Web 3 Recurring Payments Startup (Coindesk)
  • Dfns Raises $13.5M to Build Out Password Protection for Crypto Wallets (Coindesk)
  • Web3 'follow' app Context announces $19.5 million seed round (The Block | Coindesk)
  • Over 60 Celebrities Poured $87M in MoonPay's Series A Round (Coindesk | be[IN]crypto | Cointelegraph | Bitcoinist)
  • Binance announces 100 million euro investment in France (The Block)
  • Crypto funds Dialectic and Seven Seven Six back Bisonic's 'Forgotten Runiverse' fundraise (The Block)


  • Elephant Money DeFi Hacked, Are Funds SAFU? (UToday)
  • How These NFT Projects Drained 40K ETH From Their Communities (Bitcoinist)
  • Ronin Exploiter Moved 21,000 Ether to Tornado Cash in Past Week (Coindesk)
  • Class action lawsuit accuses Uniswap Labs, its investors of allowing fraudulent activity on the DEX protocol (The Block)


  • The Breakdown: Janet Yellen’s Shifting Tone on Crypto
  • Bitcoin Fundamentals: BTC073: Bitcoin Policy Considerations w/ Jason Brett
  • The Pomp Podcast: #913 Dylan LeClair Explains The Financial Repression Occurring Right Now
  • The Scoop: Animoca Brands CEO Robby Yung explains the ‘open’ metaverse

How do you rate this article?




I've been aware of Bitcoin since 2011 and my desire is that you will be better informed about the digital asset industry by reading my daily post. If you want to sign up for SMS alerts - text CRYPTO to +1 (214) 380-2013.

The Crypto Curator
The Crypto Curator

I've been exposed to the world of crypto since 2011. Now I use my knowledge to curate the most relevant news articles, podcast, videos, blogs and social media information to help you be in the know in Crypto!

Send a $0.01 microtip in crypto to the author, and earn yourself as you read!

20% to author / 80% to me.
We pay the tips from our rewards pool.