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.
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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 newsletter covers Robinhood’s IPO, Tesla’s and Twitter’s earnings in context of Bitcoin, Bitcoin as collateral for loans, Shopify becoming an NFT platform, among others. It also includes news on Coca Cola’s unique NFTs commemorating friendships.
In that spirit, I want to thank all my reader friends for your loyal readership. Hope you continue to enjoy reading my posts!!