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Bitcoin: $42,249.13 | Dom: 40.2% | HR: 180.518 EH/s

Breaking: $140 Billion Asset-Management Firm Man Group Considers Launching Crypto Fund |300 Banks to Offer Bitcoin to Clients in First Half of 2022 | Crypto IRA iTrustCapital raises $125M, pushes valuation over $1B | SoFi scores conditional approval for bank charter from US regulator

This Just In: Gemini Acquires Crypto Trading Tech Platform Omniex. Tom Brady’s Autograph NFT Platform Raised $170M From Andreessen, Others. Google Considering Allowing Users to Store Crypto in Digital Cards; hires PayPal Vet

TOP NEWS

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  • Bitcoin investment saves London/Canadian restaurant chain Tahini from collapse
  • BIS general manager Agustín Carstens: Central banks generate trust, not big techs or “anonymous ledgers"
  • On-chain analyst claims Crypto.com hack was closer to $33 million
  • USD Coin (USDC) Surpassed Tether on the Ethereum Blockchain
  • Nexo Taps Bakkt to Custody Customers’ Ether and Bitcoin
  • UFC Heavyweight Champion Ngannou to Collect Half Of His UFC 270 Purse in Bitcoin
  • You Can Now Leverage Your Bitcoin Holdings To Get A Mortgage Thanks To This FinTech
  • Grayscale taps Bloomberg for Future of Finance Index launch amid ETF push
  • Most JPMorgan Clients See Bitcoin ($BTC) Surpass $60,000 This Year
  • Morocco's Largest Bank Attijariwafa Bank Joins RippleNet

Bitcoin
2 key Bitcoin trading indicators suggest BTC is ready for a 62% upside move as Bitcoin Flashes Ultra-Bullish Signal Following “First Selloff” Wave In Current Bull Cycle. Bitcoin Outperforms Nasdaq. Bitcoin’s Make-or-break Moment as 43% of Bitcoin trading volume during US market hours: Arcane Research. Bitcoin bounces at $41K as optimism increases over stocks correlation. Bitcoin (BTC) RSI and MACD Generate Bullish Divergences Near $40,000 Support. Bitcoin Leverage Flush Looms as 30% of Supply 'Underwater': Report. Here's Who Isn't Selling Their Bitcoin Holdings and Why. Bitcoin Reaches September's Support Level That Marked Its Run to $69,000. Institutions Shift Their Interest from Bitcoin to Ethereum and DeFi. Bitcoin Rebounds Past $42K Amid Increasing Bond Yields and Spike in Retail Interest. Bitcoin Spot Volume Nose Dives To Lowest Since Summer Selloff.

AGGREGATE BITCOIN PRICE HAS INCREASED BY $87 BILLION IN LAST FIVE MONTHS

Altcoins
Altcoin Cap (ALTCAP) Creates Double Bottom Pattern Above Support. Here’s why Binance Coin is 33% down from its all-time high. Cardano’s Incredible Milestones Set ADA For An Explosive Year. Cardano, Monero and a Few Other Altcoins Show Possible Incoming Price Rise per This Metric. Third-Richest Ethereum Whale "LIGHT" Splurges Over $128,000,000, Accumulates Two Metaverse ($MANA $SAND) Tokens and Four Other Crypto Assets ($CQT $GALA $OMG $LINK.) Top DeFi Tokens in Uniswap, Chainlink, Curve All Dip as Crypto Markets Cool. ELA, API3 and PROM buck the market-wide downtrend by posting a 20%+ gain. Cardano, Polkadot, Bitcoin, and Dogecoin Poised For Huge Rebound – What To Expect In The Near Term. Terra (LUNA) Approaches All-Time High Despite Market Correction: Multi Coin Analysis. Polygon Starts Burning MATIC Tokens After Successfully Implementing Ethereum (ETH) Update. MXC’s 200% gain hints that LoRaWAN IOT mining projects could rally in 2022.

Doggie-Coin Watch
Some SHIB Starts Going Back into Circulation. 2.5 Billion SHIB Burned Since Dec. 1, 428 Million Gone This Week; Will Price Start Rising Soon? BabyDoge Up 13% on CoinEx Listing, Token Now Held by Over 1.275 Million Users. Shiba Inu Team Clarifies the Situation With CoinMarketCap. Shiba Inu, Ether, and DOGE Are Slowly Eating Into Bitcoin’s Multi-Billion Dollar Payments Sphere.

Analyst's Corner
Quantum Fintech’s founder Harry Yeh: BTC might hit $400k as we could be entering a crypto supercycle. Ava Labs President John Wu Says Total Crypto Market Cap Will Go to $5 Trillion in 2022. Bearish sentiment may soon abate according to Coinshares and Bitcoin metrics. Bitcoin ‘Mega Whales’ Make Reappearance As BTC Struggles To Stay Above $40,000: Crypto Intelligence Firm Santiment. Bitcoin Is Harder To Manipulate Than Gold, Says Analyst PlanB. Ethereum Challenger Harmony (ONE) ‘Heavily Bullish’ As Cardano (ADA) Ignites New Market Cycle: Analyst Michaël van de Poppe. Bitcoin will emerge stronger after stocks dip ‘10%–20%’ — Bloomberg analyst Mike McGlone. Here’s What’s Next for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Solana (SOL), According to Crypto Analyst Pentoshi. Can Cardano Continue Its Rally? Crypto Analyst Benjamin Cowen Looks at What’s Ahead for ADA. Cardano's IOHK Gives a Recap of Enormous Progress Made So Far in 2022. Cardano ($ADA) Whale: ‘Transactions per Second Should Scale to 500-1000 This Year’. Ethereum Oversold and Due for a Bounce, According to InvestAnswers. Bitcoin (BTC) Running Out of Time To Save Bull Market: Veteran Trader Tone Vays. Major Spikes Could be Coming for Binance Coin (BNB), Axie Infinity (AXS), Monero (XMR) and Four More Altcoins: Santiment. Shark Tank Investor Kevin O’Leary Says Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC) and Hedera (HBAR) Have ‘Large’ Potential.

Acceptance/Adoption
Survey shows that 67% of Canadians want to get paid in crypto by 2027. Bitcoin Beach: Wave Park to be Built After Anonymous Crypto Donation.

CROWDFUNDING IS BROKEN, HERE’S HOW BITCOIN CAN FIX IT

Funds/ETFs
Grayscale is "Selling" Bitcoin at 26% Discount via GBTC But No One Is Buying It. Crypto Investment Products Close Fifth Straight Week of Outflows. 

Follow Dat Money
India
-Based TikTok Competitor Chingari Closed $15 Million Funding Round. NGRAVE Crypto Cold Wallet Producer Secures $6 Million in Funding: Details. a16z, Google lead $20M investment in Africa Web3 game publisher Carry1st. Spellfire NFT Card Game Completes Private Funding Round with $3.8 Million Raised. Spellfire Oversubscribed Twice, a Staggering $3.8M Raised. 

Blockchain
Ethereum Leads Cardano In Terms Of Volume. But Fees Tell A Different Story. Pantera CIO Joey Krug Believes Ethereum Will Surge 50% In Transactions. Cardano (ADA) Launches New Project To Accelerate Decentralized Application Development. Hedera Governing Council to buy hashgraph IP, and open-source projects code. Smart contracts can redefine business — But this doesn’t imply wide openness. BOTLabs Releases SocialKYC on KILT Protocol: Details. Nym Technologies Introduces Cosmos-Based Blockchain Nyx: Details.

Exchanges/Wallets/ATMs
Swiss
‘Unicorn’ banking app converts into Bitcoin vault as banks tried to squeeze them out. Robinhood to Wait for Regulatory Clarity Before Listing Shiba Inu ($SHIB) and Other Cryptos, CFO Says. Thai Central Bank Issues Licenses to Two Crypto Exchanges.

DeFi/CeFi
THORChain brings DeFi yields and swaps to DOGE

Mining
Georgian
citizens made to swear an oath to stop mining crypto.

CONGRESS SHARES WITNESS LIST FOR UPCOMING BITCOIN MINING HEARING
What to Expect at Tomorrow’s Energy and Commerce Hearing

Regulation
SEC Advisory Committee member calls agency to open for public comment on crypto regulation. South Korea’s Presidential Candidates Yoon Suk-yeol, and Lee Jae-myung Look to Reintroduce ICOs Following 4-Year Ban. Turkish ruling party holds meeting in metaverse, talks crypto regulation. UK’s Financial Regulator Proposes to Treat Crypto Similarly to Other High Risk Investments. The Income Taxation Of Creators, Investors, Dealers And Collectors Of NFTs. Australia's Top Financial Regulator Urges Investors Not to Put All Their Money Into Crypto.

SINGLE-ISSUE BITCOIN VOTERS OR A SINGULAR BITCOIN APOLITICAL FORCE

Web3
NFT sci-fi game Parallel plans to donate auction proceeds to online learning platform Khan Academy. Dogecoin-Friendly AMC Rewards 580K Shareholders With Free NFTs. Puppy Bowl Is Going Crypto With NFTs to Benefit Ariana Grande's Animal Rescue Charity. ERTHA Metaverse Token Listed on KuCoin Exchange. What is it with NFTs and destroying real-world items? Showtime: NFT tickets take the stage in 2022, connecting artists and fans. G2 Esports Team Launching Solana NFTs as Membership Pass for Fans. Solana NFT total sales volume crosses $1 billion. Cardano (ADA) Metaverse Launches With Thousands Investing in Its Digital Real Estate. NFT Marketplace LooksRare Sinks Fangs Into OpenSea With “Vampire Attack.” Web3 Founders Welcome Walmart and Its NFTs to the Metaverse.

CBDCs/Stablecoins
Iran to reportedly pilot central bank digital currency soon. Digital RMB Wallet Reaches 20% Adoption in China Ahead of Winter Olympic Trial.

Would you Believe?
Russian Orthodox Patriarch is not a Bitcoiner, church clarifies and 4Chan Bitcoin Prophecy Coming True. Astrology charts beat technical analysis: Maren Altman is a star.

With the good comes the bad, Kim Kardashian And Floyd Mayweather Sued Over Crypto Token. One of Ripple's Chris Larsen's Attorneys Withdraws from Defense. Hacker steals $200,000 through Multichain bug, offers to return 80% to victim. Will El Salvador default on its debt because of Bitcoin? Markets say yes. 

Fraud, Funding Woes and a President Who Won’t Quit: El Salvador’s Bitcoin Experiment

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