This is our new format of staff picks where we gather stories we think might be interesting for each week of the month. It is simple and educating, and sometimes even funny or gossipy. Read on:
Ether price hits 2-week high as London hard fork momentum builds
The second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization peaked north of $2,350 on Sunday, its highest reading since June 18. Bitcoin price stability and anticipation of major protocol upgrades are fueling investors’ appetite for ETH.
San Marino approves VeChain eNFT vaccination certificate that's verifiable worldwide
San Marino has approved VeChain’s eNFT backed vaccination passport, dubbed the San Marino Digital Covid Certificate.
Ex-Cryptopia Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing $170K in Crypto
The unnamed employee created copies of Cryptopia's private keys and saved them to a USB affording access to over $100 million in crypto.
Twitter Releasing Set of Ethereum NFTs
Twitter is releasing a set of non-fungible tokens.The social media website teased seven pieces in a series of tweets from its official account Wednesday.
US Congressman Calls for Law Allowing Government to Reverse Cryptocurrency Transactions
A U.S. congressman has called for a law that allows the government to identify cryptocurrency users and reverse crypto transactions. “There’s a significant sentiment, increasing sentiment, in Congress that if you’re participating in an anonymous crypto transaction that you’re a de-facto participant in a criminal conspiracy,” he said.
Visa Has Handled $1 Billion in Cryptocurrency This Year
The payments card company has published an update on its crypto efforts.
Successful Use Of Central Bank Digital Currencies Can Only Happen With Global Cooperation And Coordination
It is critical for legislators, central bankers, and financial regulators to coordinate globally the implementation of Central Banking Digital Currencies (CBDC) in order to promote cheaper, faster, inclusive, and more transparent cross-border payment services.
Spanish Congress Passes Antifraud Law: Users Will Have to Disclose Crypto Holdings Inside and Outside Spain
The Spanish Congress has approved the antifraud law that was amended last month by the senate. Spanish citizens must now inform about their crypto holdings even outside the country.
Israel President to Receive Oath as NFT at Inauguration
The Israeli parliament will issue the newly elected president with a tokenized version of the presidential oath.
Crypto ads no longer allowed on TikTok
These new guidelines probably mean there won't be any more Dogecoin hyping on the platform.
High-profile Ethereum co-founder quits crypto over safety concerns
Despite co-founding the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, Anthony Di Iorio believes society is in little need of digital assets.
Data Shows Decentralized Finance Took a Hit in Q2 but Is Still Booming
While decentralized finance took a hit in Q2, stats still show there is an important movement in these protocols. Data taken from Messari’s Q2’21 defi review show that decentralized exchanges are busy settling important numbers.
El Salvador May Issue Its Own Stablecoin: Report
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele's brothers reportedly presented the plan to foreign investors.The brothers said they represented the president, according to the report, which was also based on documents El Faro had obtained.
Warning: The FBI Has Issued A Serious Bitcoin And Crypto Alert
Soaring bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices this year, making crypto a more-than-$1 trillion market, have attracted a wave of cyber criminals.
How Global Brands Like TikTok And Anheuser-Busch Are Approaching The Metaverse And NFTs
In a time when consumers are paying to skip advertisements, global brands are reimagining how they engage consumers by entering the metaverse. From social video sharing app TikTok to American beer company Anheuser Busch, companies across sectors are dipping their toes in the realm of NFTs.
Karura launches decentralized exchange on Polkadot and Kusama
Karura Swap has opened trading for the Kusama/Karura — KSM/KAR — pair as the platform becomes one of the first DEXs to launch on Polkadot and Kusama.
El Salvadorians take to the streets to protest Bitcoin law
Those who marched against Bitcoin this week claimed the cryptocurrency was too volatile and would allow businesses to "launder ill-gotten money."
Binance U.S. May Go Public, CEO Says
Changpeng "CZ" Zhao says that Binance U.S. may go public through an IPO.
How Twitter Could Integrate Bitcoin Into its Products
Jack Dorsey has outlined the various ways Twitter could integrate Bitcoin.
Goldman Sachs Survey Shows Family Offices Are Flocking to Crypto Investments
High net-worth families are turning to cryptocurrency investments, according to a recent Goldman Sachs survey that found close to half of the company’s family office clients are inquisitive about crypto-asset investments.