29 Apr: Kremlin Blocked and Bitcoin Jesus Returns

“Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”
-Elizabeth Elliot


Happy Friday Folks! The overall Digital Asset market isn't feeling so happy but it's okay, how long? Not long. In other news, looks like Roger Ver has resurfaced on Twitter after being away for 2 years and Binance is upping the pressure on Russia by blocking accounts in any way related to the ruling regime in the Kremlin. Watch Peter McCormacks interview with Dan Held and listen to The Breakdown podcast as NLW talks about Bitcoin coming to your 401(K).



  • Crypto Investment Products See Trading Volumes Decline for Sixth Straight Month (Cryptoglobe | Finbold)


  • Bitcoin Momentum Weakens; Support at $35K-$37K (Coindesk)
  • Bitcoin whale holdings at 7-month highs despite warnings of BTC price crash to $20K (Cointelegraph)
  • Bitcoin on exchanges hits a 44-month low; How does this impact BTC price action? (Finbold)
  • Bitcoin Shrugs Off Futures Expiry (Trustnodes)
  • Bitcoin disappoints on bull run as AMZN stock sees biggest 1-day drop since 2014 (Cointelegraph)
  • First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Down as Market Braces For 50bps Fed Rate Hike (Coindesk)
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Briefly Jumps Above $40,000 Before Rejection (BIC | CryptoPotato | NewsBTC)
  • TA: Bitcoin Key Indicators Suggest Strengthening Case For Decent Increase (NewsBTC)
  • Bitcoin Nears Psychological Barrier, Here’s What To Look Out For (NewsBTC)
  • $120 Million Worth of Shorts Liquidated as Bitcoin Teases Return to $40,000 (UToday)
  • Bitcoin price slow to react as US dollar rally stops at 20-year highs (Cointelegraph)
  • Mysterious Bitcoin Whale Acquires More Than $71,000,000 in BTC in Just One Week (TDH)


  • Ethereum Trades Below $3,000 Support, Why Is ETH Falling Since November? (NewsBTC)
  • Ethereum Network Revenue Surges Year-on-Year but Falls This Quarter (BIC)
  • Coinbase Data Shows Stronger Accumulation Trends for $ADA and $SHIB Than Other Coins (Cryptglobe)
  • 3 reasons why Dogecoin price can now gain 50% by September (Cointelegraph)
  • Dogecoin ($DOGE) Whale Transactions Near 4-Month High After Twitter Accepts Musk’s Buyout Bid (Cryptoglobe)
  • Polkadot (DOT) Volume Dips More than $187B in Quarterly Low (BIC)
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club’s ApeCoin Soars as Community Mulls DAO Proposals (Decrypt)
  • ApeCoin (APE) Misses New All-Time High by $0.40: Biggest Weekly Gainers (BIC)
  • ApeCoin Futures See $36M in Liquidations After Volatile Trading (Coindesk)
  • GMT and APE Carrying Cryptocurrency Market as Total Volume Reaches $6.2 Billion (UToday)
  • Binance Suspends APE Lending Function Due to Excessive Demand, ApeCoin Daily Trade Volume Now Ranked 4th (EWN)
  • VeChain can be used as payment in 2M stores — and VET bridged to BNB chain (Cointelegraph)
  • Zilliqa (ZIL) Decreases 63% in April: Biggest Weekly Losers (BIC)
  • Nexo Token Enjoys Short-Lived Rally Upon Binance Listing (Coindesk)


  • First Mover Asia: Hong Kong Isn’t Sure if It Needs a CBDC (Coindesk)
  • Residents of 3 Chinese cities paying taxes and charges with digital yuan (Cointelegraph)
  • China’s residents to receive 15 million in digital yuan as part of government’s CBDC giveaway (Finbold | Bitcoinist)
  • What Happens if Stablecoins Win? (Coindesk)


  • ETH2 deposit contract now holds 10% of the circulating ETH supply (Cointelegraph)


  • Justin Bennett: Here’s What’s Next for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and VeChain (VET): Crypto Analyst Justin Bennett (TDH)
  • Benjamin Cowen: Issues Crypto Alert, Warns Risk of Severe Bitcoin Sell-Off Rising (TDH)
  • Ali Martinez: $ADA: On-Chain Analyst Finds Bullish Trend in Growth in Number of Cardano Whale Addresses (Cryptoglobe)
  • Coinmarketcap: Crypto community projects over 50% upside for Cardano by May 31, 2022 - $1.2645 (Finbold)
  • Coinmarketcap: Crypto community with 70% historical accuracy sets SHIB price for May 31, 2022 - $.00003167 (Finbold)
  • Jim Cramer: Calling 40% Price Increase on Ethereum, Community Is Now Worried (UToday)
  • Coin Bureau: XRP vs SEC: Here’s Why the US Regulator Targeted Ripple (TDH)


  • Mark Cuban: Proposes using Dogecoin to solve Twitter's crypto ad problem (Cointelegraph)
  • Jonathan Steinberg: WisdomTree CEO: We Will Be First to Bring Passive Investing to the Blockchain (Blockworks)
  • Brian Armstrong: Coinbase CEO responds to insider trading allegations with changes for token listings (Cointelegraph)
  • Anthony Scaramucci: ‘Bitcoin Has Reached Escape Velocity,’ Claims SkyBridge’s CEO (BIC)
  • Robert Kiyosaki: Rich Dad Poor Dad Author Warns ‘Everything Bust’ Is Coming, Says Gold, Silver and Bitcoin Will Far Outperform US Dollar (TDH)
  • Vitalik Buterin: Criticizes Sanctions Against Everyday Russians (BIC)


  • Latest in Crypto Hiring: 21Shares Taps Ex-Uber Exec to Lead Product Roadmap (Blockworks)
  • London to NYC: The top 10 cities for a career in crypto revealed (Finbold)


  • US crypto adoption remains high despite global inflation fears (Cointelegraph)
  • Dogecoin-Accepting Luxury Brand Seeing Demand for Crypto Payments (UToday)
  • VeChain (VET) Now Accepted as a form of Payment in over 2 Million Stores Spanning 70 Countries (EWN)
  • Singaporean investors’ appetite for crypto is key to mainstream adoption (Cointelegraph)
  • 62% Of Brazilians Consider Crypto To Be The Future Of Finance – Report (ZyCrypto | Bitcoinist)


  • Dorsey, Saylor, Fidelity and others defend environmental impact of bitcoin mining in letter to EPA (CNBC)


  • Bored Ape NFT floor price hits record high above $430,000 (TB)
  • Turning up the volume: Blockchain projects aim to disrupt the music industry (Cointelegraph)
  • Meta Still Bullish on Metaverse Despite Dull Q1 Financials (BIC)
  • Walmart-owned Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart plans web3 expansion (TB)
  • BAYC’s Otherside Land Sale: Everything You Need to Know (CryptoPotato | CryptoPotato)
  • Ethereum Domain Sells For $150,000 (Trustnodes)
  • Yuga Labs' Otherside scraps Dutch-style auction for NFT sale (TB)
  • Internet Computer's ORIGYN is watching the watches using NFT authentication (Cointelegraph)
  • What is ERC-721? The Ethereum NFT Token Standard (Decrypt)
  • International Tax Consortium Lists ‘Red Flag Indicators’ of Fraud in NFT Marketplaces (Coindesk)
  • Solana Is Coming For Ethereum’s Crown As NFT Project Hits New Record (Bitcoinist)


  • Dogecoin Ranks Most Widely Utilized Smart Contract Among Top BSC Whales (UToday)
  • Cryptopedia: Learn the basics of smart contracts and how they work (Cointelegraph)


  • Binance Temporarily Halts Transactions on Solana and Ape; Here Are Reasons (UToday)
  • Layer 2, Decentralized Exchanges Show Strong Growth on Ethereum in Q1 2022 (Coindesk)
  • A Look at Top 3 Cardano-Powered DEXes and Their Use With a Ledger Hardware Wallet (Cryptoglobe)
  • WisdomTree's Q1 Crypto Assets Managed Increases by 23% to $324M (Coindesk)
  • DBS Will Focus on Institutional Crypto Before Looking at Retail Trading Desk (Coindesk)
  • Banks Don’t Need Extra Crypto Protections Yet, EU Regulator Says (Coindesk)
  • Turkey's second wave of major crypto interest: Bitfinex, Coinbase and KuCoin ramp up (Cointelegraph)


  • As Congress weighs digital wallet regulation, focus turns to electronic cash proposal (TB)
  • Senators Bragg and Lummis discuss crypto laws collaboration between US, Australia (Cointelegraph)
  • Bipartisan bill to give CFTC authority over exchanges and stablecoins (Cointelegraph)
  • India Encourages Service Providers to Report Breaches Within 6 Hours; Suggests Keeping KYC Records for 5 Years (BIC)


  • Gate Ventures on Track to Close $200M Crypto Fund by Q3 (Coindesk)


  • Ripple Partner Nium Set to Take on European Markets (UToday)
  • Financial Infidelity: Hiding Crypto Purchases is the New Cheating (BIC)
  • SALT/FTX conference highlights emerging crypto scene in The Bahamas (TB)
  • What’s In A Name? Ethereum Domain Name Sales Climb 2,300%V (NewsBTC)
  • Ripple Website Design Goes Through "Extreme Makeover," Featuring Ripple Liquidity Hub (UToday)


  • The Breakdown: Bitcoin Is Coming to Your 401(k)
  • Unchained: FTX Wants to Compete With CME -- Here's Why It's a Big Deal
  • The Pomp Podcast: #939 Understanding The Current State Of Bitcoin w/ Darius Dale, Perianne Boring, & Brian Estes 
  • The Scoop: CoinFund executives explain why crypto is the ‘obvious’ choice for ambitious fintech pioneers
  • Decrypt Daily: April 28: Pay w/ Crypto, NYC Mayor Says Listen Up, FTX Charity
  • Empire: Optimism’s Airdrop Is The Future of Governance | Weekly Roundup

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