Hope y’all had a fun filled Christmas! Here is this week’s newsletter for some light holiday reading. This week was dominated by Web3 squabble on Twitter. Alongside, news includes the crypto world making inroads in US sports, El Salvador buying more bitcoins. Plus, there is never a dearth of NFT news.
This week’s newsletter covers many significant events, from Bitcoin’s Taproot upgrade to Square’s whitepaper.
It has been 75 weeks since I started penning this newsletter!! This 75th edition covers Ethereum’s Altair upgrade, eNaira launch, Mastercard’s efforts to bring crypto to the mainstream, MOBI’s new standards, DBS Bank’s new venture in the DLT space, and more.
China and the Crypto world continue their tussle. Coinbase and FTX launch their NFT marketplaces. Binance commits $1 billion to grow its platform. Ripple invests in clean energy projects. Bitcoin soars above $60K in hopes that SEC would approve a Bitcoin futures ETF. These and many more are in this week’s newsletter.
Evergrande and China Threaten Crypto Markets. Twitter Rolls Out Tip Jar. Bitcoin Carbon Footprint Will Not Skyrocket. Bhutan Selects Ripple for CBDC Pilot. Hackers Hijack Bitcoin.org. Binance Bows Down. Blockchain to Combat Bike Thefts – these and many more in this week’s newsletter.
This week, there were several significant developments in the crypto and blockchain space. Cardano’s Alonzo fork, Hedera’s new partnerships, insider trading at OpenSea, a phony press release — Watch out for these and many more in this week’s newsletter.
Bitcoin mining is often regarded a vital contributor to carbon emissions. How to make mining greener and build mutually beneficial relation with renewables?
This week, for the first time in history, Bitcoin became a national currency, with El Salvador becoming the first country to make Bitcoin a legal tender. Mastercard plans to buy crypto transaction tracing firm, CipherTrace. A study by UCL attempts to find out the greenest PoS DLT network. FTX launches an NFT platform shooting the price of Solana’s token. These and many more are in this week’s newsletter.
NFTs, NFTs, and more NFTs – NFTs dominated this week. But, there were other significant happenings as well. Several altcoins soar high. Many countries doubled down on CBDCs. Twitter might allow you to tip the content you like in Bitcoin. These and many more are in this week’s newsletter.
It was a week of NFTs. Visa and Budweiser dabbled into them. A picture of a rock was sold for a staggering $600K and many more. There were also other interesting events, such as USAF planning to use Blockchain for security, and carbon reporting on Blockchain is being made available in a subscription model. Substack accepts crypto, and Dorsey wants to build a Bitcoin DEX. These and many more are in this week’s newsletter.
Several companies and banks are actively investing and recruiting in the crypto space. Solana flies high, thanks to Apes’ NFTs. White hat hackers diffuse a million dollar heist. TikTok provides a platform for decentralized music. These and many more are in this week’s newsletter.
This week’s bonus – revamped website!
In this week’s newsletter, I cover the Poly Network saga, SEC VS Crypto world, Mossad’s attempt to hire crypto experts, Tesla’s ethical sourcing solution, and a unique blend of AR and Blockchain with reality, among many others.