# Nusefile

Crypto News

Crypto stories without the hype

My favourites from the cryptouniverse in the past month

Advice, Global, Crime?, Coins, National, Swiss, Business, Wild Side, Catch Up

Advice

↑ = encouraging more acceptance/watch out for FOMO, ↓ = negative/watch out for FUD

Loopring: What Is LRC and How Does Make Ethereum Gas Fees Cheaper?makeuseof30 December 2021 (LINK)
Here's Why I Still Won't Buy Bitcoin, and You Shouldn't, Eitherfool26 December 2021 (LINK)
I teach cryptocurrency at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Here are 3 things every new crypto investor needs to knowmarketwatch23 December 2021 (LINK)
What Is Loopring and What’s Driving Its Rise?coindesk22 December 2021 (LINK)

The blockchain-based project Loopring has developed a layer 2, or companion system, technology to help Ethereum scale, or increase capacity, ahead of its upgrade - by as much as 1,000x, according to the former head of business.

These Are the 10 Biggest Media Cryptocurrenciesentrepreneur17 December 2021 (LINK)
How to Pay With Crypto on Amazonmakeuseof17 December 2021 (LINK)
The Top 5 Reasons Why Cryptocurrencies Crashambcrypto15 December 2021 (LINK)
Risks of DeFi hacks can magnify as we head into 2022, here's whymakeuseof16 December 2021 (LINK)
WEF's crypto report: a 50-minute analysis by CoinBureau's Guy (youtube) — youtube14 December 2021 (LINK)
November blockchain funding recaptheblockresearch13 December 2021 (LINK)
Netflix over Bitcoin payment channels (technical proposal) — coingeek13 December 2021 (LINK)
Quick Reference about All Things About Terra (LUNA) For Beginnersthecurrencyanalytics13 December 2021 (LINK)
How Bitcoin Fixes The Old World Bureaucracy Of Paymentsbitcoinmagazine12 December 2021 (LINK)
My Node Runs On Home Solar: How Solar Energy Offers Protection From Government And Inflation Like Bitcoinbitcoinmagazine12 December 2021 (LINK)
UK's Atom Learning picks up $25M from SoftBank for an AI-based online learning platform aimed at elementary school-aged studentstechcrunch9 December 2021 (LINK)
The Craig Wright sagadecrypt9 December 2021 (LINK)
How to Sell on Trust Walletcryptopolitan6 December 2021 (LINK)
How to Connect Trust Wallet to MetaMaskcryptopolitan5 December 2021 (LINK)
Everything you need to know about Uniswap before investingnewsbtc5 December 2021 (LINK)
Crypto Exchanges in 2022: More Services, More Compliance, and Competitioncryptonews4 December 2021 (LINK)
Academic research claims ETH is a 'superior' store of value to Bitcoincointelegraph3 December 2021 (LINK)
Earlier advice

Global

2021 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Moments of the Yearcryptobriefing23 December 2021 (LINK)

2021 was the most eventful year for the crypto industry to date. Major events of the year included a boom in meme coins and NFTs, crypto adoption at a nation state level, and rising corporate interest in the Metaverse.

The pandemic supercharged the creator economy in 2021engadget23 December 2021 (LINK)
SpyWolf launches web portal contributing to a safer crypto spaceambcrypto22 December 2021 (LINK)
Metamining Uses an Innovative Cooling Solution To Make Bitcoin Mining Farms Viable in the Middle Eastdailyhodl22 December 2021 (LINK)
Coinbase Lists Mco2, The World's First Green Digital Assetdailycoin22 December 2021 (LINK)

"We believe this to be a landmark in the global voluntary carbon credit market. MCO2 has already been used by more than 300 companies around the globe." Moss's innovation consists in backing in blockchain a real green asset generated by environmental projects in the Amazon Rainforest and which can be traded on exchanges or used to neutralize gases in the atmosphere.

Funding Round for African Blockchain Startups Raises $6 Millioncryptoknowmics18 December 2021 (LINK)
Why Binance withdrew its Singapore license application, and what this means for Zilliqacryptoslate15 December 2021 (LINK)
UNICEF launches NFTs to help connect schools to the internetbeincrypto13 December 2021 (LINK)
Bitcoin Exchange Balance Hits Three-Year Lowbitcoinmagazine10 December 2021 (LINK)
SPLC report examines use of Bitcoin and Monero by right wing extremistscointelegraph10 December 2021 (LINK)
Kickstarter Announces That It Will Move to Blockchain using CELOcryptobriefing9 December 2021 (LINK)
Nonprofit Sats Center Launches To Educate U.S. Regulators On Bitcoinbitcoinmagazine9 December 2021 (LINK)
FTX Crypto Exchange Proposes 10 Key Principles for Regulating the Crypto Marketcoingape4 December 2021 (LINK)
Meta Relaxes Facebook's Cryptocurrency Ad Policy — Says Crypto Continues to 'Mature and Stabilize'bitcoin.com3 December 2021 (LINK)
5 year study: Can token rewards improve HIV patient outcomes in Africa?cointelegraph3 December 2021 (LINK)
Thai Crypto Unicorn Bitkub Plans to Become the Coinbase of Asianewsbtc2 December 2021 (LINK)
Miami to use PlanetWatch and Algorand for air quality monitoringcointelegraph2 December 2021 (LINK)

Crime?

Ethereum Project Airdrops Scam Token, Then Pulls the Rugcryptobriefing31 December 2021 (LINK)
Hacker Exploits Vulnerability To Steal 801,601 MATIC Tokens From Polygonbitcoinist31 December 2021 (LINK)
Convicted UK Terrorist Got In Jail Again For Dark Web BTC Tradingdcforecasts22 December 2021 (LINK)
US Authorities To Return Over $150m in Embezzled Bitcoin Back to Tech Conglomerate Sonydailyhodl22 December 2021 (LINK)
Revenue from crypto scams spike 81% to a near-record $7.7 billion in 2021, says Chainalysisbusinessinsider16 December 2021 (LINK)
Huobi, Shiba Inu Communities Extend Support to BitMart Following the $200M Hackcryptopotato6 December 2021 (LINK)
US SEC Charges Latvian With Defrauding Crypto Investors in Two Digital Asset Securities Offeringsnews.bitcoin.com5 December 2021 (LINK)
FBI Confiscated Around $2.3 Million in Crypto Tied to Ransomware Gang REvilcryptopotato4 December 2021 (LINK)
Largest DeFi Hack Yet? BadgerDAO Hack Results In Loss Of $120M+newsbtc3 December 2021 (LINK)

Coins

Polkadot Successfully Concludes 6th Parachain Slot Auction With Enjin’s Efinity Now Set To Bring NFTs To Polkadotzycrypto31 December 2021 (LINK)
Opera Partners With Polygon to Integrate Ethereum Dapps Into Browsercryptopotato23 December 2021 (LINK)
Will Zilliqa Price Surge of 100% Following Its Foray Into Metaverse?coinpedia22 December 2021 (LINK)
6,118 ETH Worth $24,657,165 Was Burned on 21 Decemberbenzinga22 December 2021 (LINK)
Cardano Has Launched a New Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Testnet to Accelerate Decentralizationcryptoknowmics18 December 2021 (LINK)
Bitcoin declared 'dead' 42 times this year, 3x as many as entire 2020finbold18 December 2021 (LINK)
XRP to Be Delisted by Yet Another Canadian Exchangeu.today13 December 2021 (LINK)
The First of Its Kind Metachain Project, ShuttleOne Joins Tezos Protocolbitcoin13 December 2021 (LINK)
Cryptocurrency Internet Computer Down More Than 11% Within 24 hoursbenzinga13 December 2021 (LINK)
10% of Cardano wealthiest addresses control 94% of all ADA circulating supplyfinbold13 December 2021 (LINK)
Polygon (MATIC) Announces Nearly $500,000,000 Deal in Effort To Lead Ethereum-Scaling Solution Racedailyhodl12 December 2021 (LINK)
Bitcoin hash rate recovers to nearly same level before China cracked downseekingalpha9 December 2021 (LINK)
Bitcoin and Ethereum Prices Tumble 5% After Evergrande, Kaisa Default in Chinadecrypt9 December 2021 (LINK)
Whales Are Actively Accumulating Three Altcoins — And Selling Two Others, According to Crypto Analytics Firm Santimentdailyhodl4 December 2021 (LINK)
Qtum (QTUM) & Vertcoin (VTC) to Undergo Halving in December — Multi Coin Analysisbeincrypto2 December 2021 (LINK)

National

Gibraltar is trying to revamp itself as a big crypto havenlivebitcoinnews31 December 2021 (LINK)
Estonia's new laws set to clamp down on crypto industrycointelegraph31 December 2021 (LINK)
U.S.SEC Appoints New Senior Advisor for Cryptocurrency Oversightcryptopotato31 December 2021 (LINK)
100 digital payment token firms in Singapore fail to win licensescointelegraph22 December 2021 (LINK)
El Salvador Buys 21 Bitcoins on 21st Day of Last Month of 21st Year of 21st Centurycoindesk21 December 2021 (LINK)

In announcing the purchase on Twitter, President Nayib Bukele also noted the country's land area is 21,000 square kilometers.

XRP, BTC, ETH, LINK, BCH, DOT Now Can Be Bought by Ordinary Investors via New Japanese SBI Crypto Fundu.today18 December 2021 (LINK)
$XLM: Ukraine Uses Stellar To Pilot New Digital Currency Programcryptoglobe18 December 2021 (LINK)
Bitcoin Soars Against The Turkish Lira After Erdogan's Rates Cutdcforecasts18 December 2021 (LINK)
Reserve Bank of India requests board to impose a total ban on cryptofinbold18 December 2021 (LINK)
Paraguay: Senate passes bill to regulate crypto activitiescryptopolitan18 December 2021 (LINK)

According to the bill, Bitcoin will never be recognized as a form of legal payment. The bill included a proactive measure from regulators against entities mining Bitcoin across the country. The bill will also provide consumers with massive protections while limiting risks of trading in the market.

Brazil Stock Exchange B3 Plans to Enter Crypto Market in 2022: Reportcoindesk14 December 2021 (LINK)
Russian Mutual Funds Banned From Holding Crypto: Central Bank Directivebenzinga13 December 2021 (LINK)
Anti-Junta Groups in Myanmar Using Tether to Fund Resistancebeincrypto13 December 2021 (LINK)
Kenya Based Fintech Kwara Raises $4 Million in Seed Roundbitcoin12 December 2021 (LINK)
India releases a five-year roadmap for adopting blockchain technologycoinnounce10 December 2021 (LINK)
Japan is looking to tighten oversight for the stablecoin sectorcoinnounce10 December 2021 (LINK)
Volatility, hyperinflation and uncertainty: How everyday Venezuelans are using stablecoins to protect their livelihoodscointelegraph9 December 2021 (LINK)
Colombia's Largest Bank Taps Gemini to Offer Bitcoin, Ethereum Trading to Clientsdecrypt6 December 2021 (LINK)
Crypto Investors are Trying to Buy a Private Island in the Bahamas and Tokenize Its Ownershipcrypto island group / yahoo6 December 2021 (LINK)
South Korea Delays Plans to Tax Crypto to 2023coindesk3 December 2021 (LINK)
Cabinet note suggests India will regulate, rather than ban, cryptocointelegraph3 December 2021 (LINK)
Another One Bites The Dust: SEC Rejects WisdomTree's Bitcoin ETF Applicationbenzinga2 December 2021 (LINK)
Crypto Adoption Grows In Croatia: Supermarkets, Post Offices, Car Dealerships, +bitcoinist2 December 2021 (LINK)

Swiss

Dfinity’s Internet Computer Opens Ethereum Bridgecoindesk25 December 2021 (LINK)
Dfinity Foundation Launches $215 Million Grant To Boost Developer Ecosystemnewsbtc22 December 2021 (LINK)
Swiss SEBA Bank Launches Gold-Backed Digital Tokencryptoslate15 December 2021 (LINK)
BBVA Switzerland becomes first traditional bank in Europe to offer ETH to clientsambcrypto14 December 2021 (LINK)
Swiss Minister's Data Got Exposed In Recent Crypto Data Breachdcforecasts12 December 2021 (LINK)

Business

Bitwise Crypto Asset Manager Launches World’s First NFT Index Funddcforecasts18 December 2021 (LINK)
Crypto-Loving Social Media Platform Reddit Files To Go Publicdcforecasts18 December 2021 (LINK)
Justin Sun Steps Down As Tron CEO To Join Grenada Governmentdcforecasts18 December 2021 (LINK)
New Credit Card By Ledger in a Partnership with FTX, Coinbase, and Rariblecryptoknowmics18 December 2021 (LINK)
Crypto exchange Binance US hires its first-ever Chief Risk Officercoinnounce18 December 2021 (LINK)
Nike Acquires Non-Fungible Sneaker Studio RTFKTcryptobriefing14 December 2021 (LINK)
Wells Fargo and HSBC to Use Blockchain to Settle Forex Transactionscryptopotato13 December 2021 (LINK)
OKEx Blockdream Ventures completes a partnership with WAXcryptopolitan13 December 2021 (LINK)
Flexa adds Shiba Inu as a payment optioncryptopolitan13 December 2021 (LINK)
Remote working startup Deel adds USDC and Solana withdrawalstheblockcrypto13 December 2021 (LINK)
Crypto Offers Women a Seat at the Male-dominated Finance Tablebeincrypto12 December 2021 (LINK)
Binance is Planning a New Crypto Venture in Indonesiacoingape10 December 2021 (LINK)
EOS Community Blocks Ongoing Payments of $250 Million in EOS to BlockOnecryptopotato9 December 2021 (LINK)
Goldman Sachs and other top US banking institutions to consider Bitcoin-backed loansfxstreet3 December 2021 (LINK)
Payment firm Square rebrands to Block as focus shifts to cryptocurrencyfxstreet2 December 2021 (LINK)

On the Wild Side (includes prices and predictions)

The first text message is now a $150,000 NFT: Vodafone will donate the proceeds to the United Nations Refugee Agencyengadget23 December 2021 (LINK)
This Plot Of Digital Land Just Sold For $29,392 In MANA In Decentralandbenzinga22 December 2021 (LINK)
Adidas' Metaverse NFT Collection Sold for $23 Million in Minutescryptoknowmics18 December 2021 (LINK)
Dreaming of an Innovative Wedding? You Can Now Get Married in the Metaversedailycoin13 December 2021 (LINK)
Financial Adviser Warns Crypto Is 'One of the Biggest Bubbles Ever' — Says 'It's Going to Be Ugly'bitcoin10 December 2021 (LINK)
Ross Ulbricht NFT Collection Raises Over $6 Million in Ethereum, Free Ross DAO Wins Auctionbitcoin10 December 2021 (LINK)
Virtual Land Adjacent to Snoop Dogg's Sandbox Estate Sells for $450K in Ethereum — news.bitcoin.com4 December 2021 (LINK)
Ex-Trump Attorney Michael Cohen To Sell NFT Of His Prison Badge — benzinga1 December 2021 (LINK)
Omicron (OMIC) token pumps 900% in a weekend, then nose-dives — finbold1 December 2021 (LINK)

Catch Up

Earlier roundups

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