13 Jan 2022: Tonga To Follow El Salvador

13 Jan 2022: Tonga To Follow El Salvador


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Breaking: Aside from Shark Tank, Mark Cuban says 80% of his new investments are in crypto. Tesla appears to be testing a payment option for Dogecoin. Tonga to copy El Salvador bill making Bitcoin legal tender, says former MP and Mark Cuban and Robinhood's CEO join $6 million round for high-yield investment app Seashell.

High Rotation Issues (Mentioned in several publications)

  • Gemini Now a ‘One-stop Shop For Advisors’ After BITRIA Buy
  • Bitcoin And S&P 500 Correlation Near All-Time High, BTC To Revisit Lows?
  • Major XRP Bummer: Why The Expert Discovery Deadline In The SEC v. Ripple Case Will Be Delayed Further
  • NEAR Token Spikes After Protocol Raises $150M Led by Three Arrows Capital
  • $272 Million in Ethereum Stolen by North Korean Hackers in 2021.
  • Ripple vs. SEC: Expert Discovery Extended to Late February
  • India's First Bitcoin and ETH ETF to Be Launched by Torus Kling Blockchain
  • Fed Chair Jerome Powell Says Full Report on Digital Currencies To Be Released in Coming Weeks
  • Solana Could Become the ‘Visa’ of Crypto Assets, According to Bank of America Analyst
  • Gap Releases First Line of NFTs on Tezos Blockchain
  • Iran Agrees To Allow Local Merchants To Use Crypto For International Payments

Have the Crypto markets topped or bottomed? Data shows Bitcoin traders’ neutral view ahead of Friday’s $750M BTC options expiry. ‘Hundreds Of Billions, If Not Trillions’ Set To Flow Into Bitcoin As US Inflation Hits 7% For First Time In Nearly 40 Years.

Bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) Breaks Out From Descending Channel, Targeting Previous Support. Bitcoin's Incoming Death Cross: This Is What Historical Data Suggests. Bitcoin Outperformed Crude Oil, S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Gold in 2021. China Decoupling From Bitcoin. Bitcoin sells off after $44K resistance tap, eliciting scrutiny from options traders. MVRV Gives Signal That Preceded Previous Parabolic Increase: Bitcoin (BTC) On-Chain Analysis.

Altcoins
82,048 Ethereum Just Bought by Number 1 BNB Whale and Ethereum Approaches Deflation as $35 Million More Coins Were Burned Than Issued This Week. Top Ethereum Whales Load up on Polygon ($MATIC) and Chainlink ($LINK) as Crypto Market Recovers. $Ion is the utility token for Osmosis, a cross-chain automated market maker (AMM) that allows developers to build and deploy their own customized AMMs. Osmosis is built on top of the Cosmos (ATOM) network, which has seen its own hot streak, up 55% in the last two weeks. Mike Tyson Goes "All In" on Solana. Yearn.Finance (YFI) Regains Footing But Still 64% Below All-Time High. Litecoin Indicates Growth as Whales Begin a Monthlong Accumulation Spree. Enjin Coin (ENJ) Makes Fourth Breakout Attempt Above Resistance. Ascending channel pattern sets Polygon (MATIC) up for a potential 30% rally. Small cap altcoins flash bullish signals even as Bitcoin revisits $42.5K.

Doggie-Coin Watch
$BABYDOGE’s stunning new year rally helps it to flip $ETH again to become most traded token on BSC. Shiba Inu Whale Just Bought 58.9 Billion SHIB Amid 20% Rally. Shiba Inu Surpasses MATIC in Market Capitalization After 23% Rise. Shiba Inu Is Now Biggest USD Position in Whale Wallets: Details. Here's How Much More SHIB Must Be Burned for Price to Soar: Shib Community. Meme Coins Dogecoin, Shiba Inu Mount Double-Digit Recovery Amid Crypto Rebound. Dogecoin Is Now Leading Altcoin Market Rally With 12% in Last 24 Hours.

Analyst's Corner
Fidelity exec says Bitcoin is ‘technically oversold,’ making $40K a ‘pivotal support.’Largest Ethereum Whales now hold over $80,000,000,000 worth of ETH as weak hands capitulate: Analytics Firm Santiment. Here’s What’s Next for Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, $EGLD, and $VET, According to Analyst Michaël van de Poppe. The pseudonymous cryptocurrency analyst Smart Contracter tells his 201,500 Twitter followers that crypto assets in the Fantom ecosystem are rallying.

Notable Voices
Jeff Gundlach: Bitcoin Is Massively Overvalued, Billionaire ’Bond King’ 
Pascal Gauthier: ‘People Power’ Driving Bitcoin Price Says Ledger CEO
Jason Warnick: Robinhood Exec on Shiba Inu Listing: "We'll Keep Our Options Open"
Matt Hougan: Here’s Why a Spot Bitcoin ETF is Coming This Year, According to Bitwise CIO
Charles Hoskinson: This Is When Cardano Will Match Solana and Other Platforms in Terms of Scaling
Antoni Trenchev: Bitcoin (BTC) Could More Than Double in Coming Months, According to Nexo Co-Founder

Acceptance/Adoption
Visa survey shows that 24% of SMBs plan to accept crypto payments. BBTV launches crypto payment solution for media monetization. Apartment bought in Mexico for 5.78 Bitcoin. NYC Mayor’s Charisma Courting Crypto Companies.

Acquisitions/Partnerships
Mexico's national soccer team adds crypto exchange Bitso as sponsor. Visa Partners With ConsenSys to Develop CBDC On-ramp Tool. Crypto Exchange AAX Partners with The TIE Analytics Platform: Details. Crypto exchange Gemini pushes into wealth management with acquisition of BITRIA.

People on the Move
Solana's Ecosystem Solrise Hires TradFi Exec, Brings Institutions to Solana. Former CFTC chair Giancarlo joins CoinFund as an adviser. Ex-Citadel CTO John Macdonald Leaves For Position at Market Maker GSR.

Follow Dat Money
Global Processing Services extends fundraising round with another $100 million. DeFi Alliance Raised $50M, Shifts to DAO Structure. DeFi API startup Conduit raises $17 million from Portage Ventures. Friktion Labs Raised $5.5M to Bring The Best of TradFi to DeFi, CEO Says.

ETFs/Funds
Interest wanes in Bitcoin futures ETF’s as contracts fall below 5K. Exclusive: Crypto Hedge Fund Says No to More Money (For Now) After Banner 2021.

Exchanges/Wallets/ATMs
Coinbase acquiring derivatives exchange, Bitcoin futures trading to follow.Crypto Giant Coinbase Abruptly Adds Four Ethereum Tokens ($LQTY $PRO $NCT $INV), Sparking 296% Altcoin Rally. Turks Traded $1.8B in Crypto Amid Lira Crash During Q4 2021. Real Bedford football club to secure its Bitcoin with CASA. Japan-based crypto exchange DeCurret plans to sell to HK's Amber Group: report. 100 Bitcoin ATMs to Be Installed in Spain This Year.

Blockchains
Discussing the importance of Bitcoin's open-source ethos. Moonbeam Network Finally Live on Polkadot, GLMR Rocketing on Exchanges. More than 70 new smart contracts landed on Cardano in the last 30 days. Industry players respond to Vitalik Buterin's thoughts on cross-chain ecosystems.

Mining
‘1 in a billion’: Second tiny miner solves a block. Bitcoin cycle is far from over and miners are in it for the long haul: Fidelity report.

Regulation
Pakistan
Central Bank and Federal Government Recommend Complete Crypto Ban. Thailand’s Revenue Department Weighs Tax Measures Aimed at Crypto Trading. Congress announces hearing on crypto's energy use and environmental impact.

Web3
3LAU-backed platform Royal crashes during first music NFT drop, mint delayed. Dapper Labs Becomes First NFT Company To Register To Lobby With U.S. Government. LÜM to launch ‘Access Pass’ NFTs for 25 globally known musicians. China aims to separate NFTs from crypto via new blockchain infrastructure. The Sandbox ($SAND) Mega City LAND Sale. Candy Digital launches marketplace for Major League Baseball NFTs. World of Women Ethereum NFTs Follow Bored Apes to Hollywood, Prices Surge.

Stablecoins/CBDCs
U.S. Banks Form Consortium to Mint USDF Stablecoins. Hong Kong Seeks Feedback on ‘Risk-Based’ Approach to Crypto, Stablecoin Regulation. Swiss National Bank confirms a successful CBDC test with five commercial banks. UK lawmakers reject proposed ‘Britcoin’ CBDC citing threats to financial stability. Fed's Lael Brainard invites Congress to choose whether to compete with China's digital yuan.

With the good comes the bad, ‘Emergency’: Wikipedia editors vote against classifying NFTs as art. Ripple’s Top Lawyer Urges SEC to Move Case as Swiftly as Possible. Legal fight emerges between ConsenSys AG, former venture partner over fund proceeds.



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