14 Apr: Boring Bitcoin


“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.”
-Thomas Huxley

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Not a lot really going on folks. It's a boring Bitcoin morning. Notable voices and Analyst are saying big things are coming (as they usually do) so just keep being patient. Lightning Network continues to see a rise in adoptions and more money continues to flow into Digital Asset projects. Be sure to check out the Untold Stories Podcast as Charlie Shrem talks with Ledger's CTO Charles Guillemet about Self Sovereignty and Self Custody. 

JUST IN

  • New Virginia law allows state-chartered banks to custody crypto (The Block)
  • Crypto wallet firm Ledger integrates tax solution to simplify reporting (Cointelegraph)

BITCOIN

BITCOIN IS THE SAFE ASSET WITH CONSUMER PRICE INDEX AT 8.5%

ALTCOINS

  • Vitalik Buterin Crashed Ethereum Again (Trustnodes)
  • XRP Falls After Creating Bearish Pattern: Multi-Coin Analysis (be[IN]crypto)
  • Shiba Inu Trading For Over 17 Million Robinhood Users — Is A Mind-Blowing SHIB Moonshot Incoming? (ZyCrypto)
  • Compound (COMP) Spikes 28.21%, Here Are 2 Potential Reasons (UToday | Decrypt)

ANALYST'S CORNER

  • ‘Zone of heavy opportunity:’ Analysts tip Bitcoin will stage a comeback (Cointelegraph)
  • Santiment: Crypto Market Turnaround Coming? Analytics Firm Says Spike in This Metric Triggers Trend Reversal (The Daily Hodl)
  • On-Chain Wallet Profiler Nansen Adds Solana Coverage (Coindesk)
  • Here's How Crypto Is Expected to Move Amid Rate Hike: Historical Analysis (UToday)

NOTABLE VOICES

  • Alex Mashinsky: Bitcoin (BTC) Will Hit $100,000 in 2022 After Blowing Past These Key Resistance Zones: Celsius Network CEO (The Daily Hodl)
  • Antoni Trenchev: Nexo Co-Founder Predicts Bitcoin Could Reach $100K ‘Within 12 Months’ (Cryptoglobe | Finbold)
  • Andy Jassy: Amazon CEO says No plans to accept crypto anytime soon, but NFTs will boom (Finbold | UToday | Coindesk | be[IN]crypto)
  • Larry Fink: BlackRock Inc. Aiming at Cryptocurrencies: Company CEO (UToday | CryptoPotato | The Daily Hodl)
  • Dan Morehead: Pantera Capital Warns Investors Will Flee Stocks, Bonds and Real Estate This Year, Predicts Massive Crypto Rally Incoming (The Daily Hodl)
  • Robert Kiyosaki: Rich Dad Poor Dad Author Says One Ethereum Competitor Is Just Getting Started, Predicts Inflation Will Wipe Out US Economy (The Daily Hodl)

ACCEPTANCE/ADOPTION

  • Shiba Inu Now Accepted as Payment by Delivery App Rappi Mexico (UToday | Cointelegraph)
  • Cash App and Chivo help drive Lightning payment volume up 400% (Cointelegraph | be[IN]crypto)
  • MGM Grand Trials NFT Ticketing in YellowHeart Tie-Up (Coindesk)
  • Bank of Canada Using Quantum Computing to Simulate Crypto Adoption Scenarios (Decrypt)

ETFs/FUNDS

  • Spot Bitcoin ETF Approval Now ‘Very Likely’ After SEC Gives Nod To New Futures Application (ZyCrypto)

WEB 3

  • SHIB Metaverse Transactions Exceed 4,500; Here Is Current Bid Event Countdown (UToday)
  • Solana NFTs Now Heading to Rarible Following OpenSea Debut (Decrypt)
  • Researchers find security flaw in Rarible: Users could have lost all their NFTs (Cointelegraph)
  • Texas, Alabama Securities Regulators Block Sales of ‘Metaverse’ Casino NFTs (Coindesk | Cointelegraph)
  • Japan’s most popular social messaging app Line adds NFT marketplace (Cointelegraph | EWN)

CBDC

  • Stablecoin issuer says it is closer to opening a U.S. crypto bank charter (Finbold | be[IN]crypto)
  • US Federal Reserve Officially Considering CBDC to ‘Improve Existing Payment Systems’ (be[IN]crypto)

MINING

  • North Dakota hopes to double the $3B of clean crypto mining in the state (Cointelegraph)

BLOCKCHAINS

  • Ethereum Merge a 'few months after' June: Dev clears up what’s going on (Cointelegraph)
  • Decentralizing the grid: Operators test blockchain solutions (Cointelegraph)
  • Cosmos Gains Interchain Accounts as Upgrade Kicks In (Coindesk)

EXCHANGE

  • Gemini crypto exchange launches credit card in United States (Cointelegraph)
  • FTX Review 2022: A Look at the Crypto Derivatives Exchange (Bitcoinist)

REGULATION/LEGISLATION

  • Will Biden’s Recent Executive Order Smash Barriers to Crypto? (Coindesk)
  • EU’s Crypto Activism Gets Mixed Reception at Paris Blockchain Week (Coindesk)
  • Some Indian Payment Processors Cut Off Local Crypto Exchanges (Coindesk | Bitcoinist | Decrypt)
  • MEP Stefan Berger: ‘Yes, we need regulations, but you still have to leave room to breathe’ (Cointelegraph)

FOLLOW DAT MONEY

  • South Korean Smart Contract Auditing Platform Soohoo.io Raises $4.5M (Coindesk)
  • Ethereum Push Notification Service Raises $10.1 Million in Series A (Decrypt | Coindesk)
  • Sam Altman and others Invests $19.5M in NFT Social Network Startup (Trustnodes)
  • Avalanche Developer to Rake In $350 Million (UToday | The Block | Coindesk)
  • Terraform Labs Donates 10 Million LUNA to LFG (EWN | The Block | Cointelegraph)
  • Skynet EGLD Capital Fund Raises $40 Million to Invest in the Elrond Ecosystem (CryptoPotato | Coindesk)
  • Hedge Fund Volatility Vets Launch Crypto Fund as Investors Look to TradFi Pros (Blockworks)
  • Bitfinex and Tether Donate 25 BTC to Aid El Salvadoran Families Hit by Gang Violence (CryptoPotato)

HACKS/ATTACKS/SCAMS

  • Ex-SafeMoon marketing chief caught in $12 million pump and dump scheme (Finbold)

PODCASTS

  • Untold Stories: Self Sovereignty and Self Custody with Charles Guillemet
  • The Pomp Podcast: #915 Benyamin On Becoming A 13 Year Old Crypto Millionaire
  • The Breakdown: 'Putin's Price Hike' vs. 'Bidenflation': The Blame Battle on Inflation Heats Up
  • Decrypt Daily: April 13: Are You Are Too Poor to Earn Interest?

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