# Nusefile

Crypto News

Crypto stories without the hype

My favourites from the cryptouniverse in the past month

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

Advice

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

ETH 2.0 Explained: Staking, Sharding, and Scaling Ethereumnulltx24 January 2022 (LINK)
How to use UniSwap: A step-by-step beginner's guidenulltx22 January 2022 (LINK)
Why You Should Trade Crypto Instead of Holding3commas19 January 2022 (LINK)
Top 5 Metaverse Crypto Coins With a Market Cap Over $2 Billion: ENJ, THETA, AXS, SAND, MANAnulltx15 January 2022 (LINK)
Envision: The Future of Buying & Selling Stock Media Content
blockonomi9 January 2022 (LINK)
7 Things Bitcoin Fans Say—and Why This Risk Expert Says They're Wrong
barrons6 January 2022 (LINK)
Learn to create, buy and sell art on the NFT marketplace ($20)
cultofmac4 January 2022 (LINK)
Top 5 Performing Wallets For NFTs, Including Coinbase Wallet
coingape3 January 2022 (LINK)
How to Shield Your Crypto Gains and Avoid Getting Audited for Your Crypto Trades in US
cryptonews31 December 2021 (LINK)
Earlier advice

Global

Blockchain Founders Fund Announces First Close of $75 Million Venture Funddailycoin25 January 2022 (LINK)
Gen-Z's Financial Problem Solvercryptonews21 January 2022 (LINK)
Indonesian Islamic organization issues new fatwa against crypto usecointelegraph20 January 2022 (LINK)
Cryptocurrency Exchange Bybit Launches NFT Marketplaceblockworks20 January 2022 (LINK)
Opera Launches Web 3 Browser With Built-in Non-Custodial Walletcryptonews19 January 2022 (LINK)
Crypto Markets Lose $100 Billion Daily as Bitcoin Dips Below $42K (Market Watch)cryptopotato18 January 2022 (LINK)
Most Defi Hacks in 2021 Had to Do With Centralization Issues, According to Certikbitcoin17 January 2022 (LINK)
Huobi Reports 70% Of Crypto Investors Joined Last Yeardcforecasts16 January 2022 (LINK)
Bitcoin millionaires are moving to Puerto Rico for lower taxes and island livingcnbc16 January 2022 (LINK)
The Top 5 Undervalued Cryptocurrencies: XLM, XRP, ROSE, RVN, ZILcoingape16 January 2022 (LINK)
Visa: One in Four Businesses Surveyed Plan to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments This Yearcoinnounce15 January 2022 (LINK)
Countries With Cryptocurrency Restriction Laws Jumped In Past Three Yearsbitcoinist14 January 2022 (LINK)
IMF Economists Warn of 'Contagion' Risk in Increasingly Linked Bitcoin and Stock Markets
decrypt12 January 2022 (LINK)
Catchup: Bitcoin's Correlation With S&P 500, Nasdaq Hits Highest Level Since July 2020
decrypt11 January 2022 (LINK)
Jack Dorsey and Co. formalize Defense Fund to protect Bitcoin developers from lawsuitsambcrypto12 January 2022 (LINK)
Morocco Becomes North Africa's Leader for Bitcoin Trading, though illegal
thenewscrypto12 January 2022 (LINK)
Associated Press Plans to Launch NFT Marketplacebitcoin11 January 2022 (LINK)
Moviecoin.com to Transform Movie Financing on Blockchain
bitcoin10 January 2022 (LINK)
Most Surprising Crypto Statistics of 2021
dailycoin9 January 2022 (LINK)
PayPal confirms that it is 'exploring' a stablecoin
theblockcrypto9 January 2022 (LINK)
From Static to Intelligent: Autonomy Network bringing the first-ever living, autonomous NFTs (aNFTs)
newsbtc6 January 2022 (LINK)
Help Yourself To A Better Tomorrow through tree-planting With Green Climate World
coinpedia5 January 2022 (LINK)
Samsung Will Utilize Cardano Blockchain To Manage The Planting Of Over 2 Million Trees In Madagascar
zycrypto5 January 2022 (LINK)
The number of countries banning crypto has doubled in three years
cointelegraph4 January 2022 (LINK)
DeFi market shows signs of recovery on first Monday of New year; $YFI, $UNI, $AAVE among the top performers
coingape3 January 2022 (LINK)
2022 Starts in Red: AVAX is the Only Top 20 in Green
cryptopotato1 January 2022 (LINK)
2021 Was The Wildest Year Yet For Bitcoin, Ether, Cardano, Solana, XRP, Dogecoin, Polygon — What To Expect In 2022
zycrypto31 December 2021 (LINK)
2021 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Moments of the Year
cryptobriefing23 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 2021
engadget23 December 2021 (LINK)

Crime?

OpenSea Bug Allows Attackers to Steal Bored Apes at Massive Discountscryptoknowmics25 January 2022 (LINK)
Cross-chain protocol Multichain bug gets exploited for $1.34 milliontheblockcrypto18 January 2022 (LINK)
Chinese police froze $1 million worth of crypto in a Defi rug pulltheblockcrypto18 January 2022 (LINK)
Crypto.com's $15m Stolen Ether Being Laundered Via Tornado Cashcoindesk18 January 2022 (LINK)
New Wave Of Bitcoin Scammers Impersonating MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylorcryptocoin17 January 2022 (LINK)
Russia Busts Revil Ransomware Group on US Request, Arrests 14 Membersbitcoin16 January 2022 (LINK)
North Korea hackers stole $400m of cryptocurrency in 2021, report saysbbc14 January 2022 (LINK)
ConsenSys Sues Former Investment Head, Alleging Resume Fraudcoindesk13 January 2022 (LINK)

The complaint comes two weeks after Kavita Gupta's lawyer filed a complaint against the Ethereum firm asking for at least $30 million in monetary damages.

Kim Kardashian, Floyd Mayweather Sued Over Promotion of Crypto Token EMAX
cryptoknowmics12 January 2022 (LINK)
Crypto crime was the highest – and lowest – ever in 2021: Chainalysis
theblockcrypto6 January 2022 (LINK)
Solana Reportedly Went Down Again After a DDoS Attack
cryptonews4 January 2022 (LINK)
Ethereum Project Airdrops Scam Token, Then Pulls the Rug
cryptobriefing31 December 2021 (LINK)
Hacker Exploits Vulnerability To Steal 801,601 MATIC Tokens From Polygon
bitcoinist31 December 2021 (LINK)
Convicted UK Terrorist Got In Jail Again For Dark Web BTC Trading
dcforecasts22 December 2021 (LINK)

Coins

The Ethereum Foundation Sold At The Top Again. Did They Know Something We Didn't?newsbtc25 January 2022 (LINK)
Ethereum Rival Fantom (FTM) Overtakes Solana (SOL) and Avalanche (AVAX) To Become Fourth-Largest Blockchain by Total Value Lockeddailyhodl23 January 2022 (LINK)
WAX to Give Out 10 Million Free NFTs in Largest-Ever NFT Dropdecrypt20 January 2022 (LINK)
The Algorand Foundation Announces Partnership with ICONcryptonewsz19 January 2022 (LINK)
Cardano Enters The Basho Stage: How It Improves Performancenewsbtc15 January 2022 (LINK)
Moonbeam becomes first fully operational parachain on Polkadotcryptopotato15 January 2022 (LINK)
Dogecoin Surges 11% as Payments Go Live on Tesla Store: Users can purchase belt buckles, chargers, and other merchandise as of Fridaycoindesk14 January 2022 (LINK)
Shiba Army Can Now Lend and Borrow on Non-Custodial Platform Euler
cryptoglobe12 January 2022 (LINK)
Unstoppable Domains Launches Single Sign-On Service for Ethereum and Polygon
: "NFT domains now become a unique internet identifier that can be used as a login with Web3 superpowers" — cryptoknowmics12 January 2022 (LINK)
Richest Ethereum Whales Accumulating Two Surging Altcoins As Top Wallet Buys $15,000,000 Worth of Polygon (MATIC)
dailyhodl12 January 2022 (LINK)
Stellar Development Foundation Launches New Account Model, How Users Will Benefit
newsbtc11 January 2022 (LINK)
Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) Forms Partnership With UK Government To Build Air Traffic Control Infrastructure
dailyhodl11 January 2022 (LINK)
Decentraland Starts Delivering Royalties to the Creators
dailycoin6 January 2022 (LINK)
French Esports Team Vitality Taps Tezos for Fan Engagement Initiatives
cryptopotato6 January 2022 (LINK)
Where is Crypto.com Coin headed and what it needs to reclaim its now past glory
ambcrypto5 January 2022 (LINK)
Cardano ($ADA) Leads Crypto Developer Activity in 2021, an 'Underrated Indicator of Project Success'
cryptoglobe3 January 2022 (LINK)
GoChain 2021: Year in Review
medium1 January 2022 (LINK)

National

El Salvador buys another 410 Bitcoin as prices reach below $36Kthecoinrise23 January 2022 (LINK)
Zimbabwe Signs Agreement Enabling Collection of Taxes From Crypto and E-Commerce Entitiesbitcoin23 January 2022 (LINK)
Decommissioned Power Plant in Armenia to Host Crypto Mining Farmsbitcoin23 January 2022 (LINK)
Botswana Cryptocurrency Regulation: Government Set to Present Virtual Asset Bill to Parliamentbitcoin22 January 2022 (LINK)
Binance To Expand Cryptocurrency Adoption In South Africa By Sponsoring AFCONbitcoin21 January 2022 (LINK)
Bank of Russia Proposes Wide Ban on Cryptocurrency Use, Trade, Miningbitcoin21 January 2022 (LINK)
Federal Reserve publishes long-awaited central bank digital currency reporttheblockcrypto20 January 2022 (LINK)
Indonesian Islamic organization issues new fatwa against crypto usecointelegraph20 January 2022 (LINK)

"1. The crypto tokens are believed to contain “gharar” (obscurity) which means they are not backed by anything like gold, which makes them unlawful under Islamic laws.2. Cryptocurrencies don't meet the standards of Islamic barter or medium of exchange laws which require them to be legal tender and accepted by both parties."

Singapore to Shut Down Bitcoin ATMs Following Central Bank Guidelinesblockworks20 January 2022 (LINK)
20% of the Chinese population has set up wallets for the country's CBDCcryptonews19 January 2022 (LINK)
Malaysia's Central Bank Exploring the Potential Launch of a CBDCcryptoknowmics19 January 2022 (LINK)
U.K. Watchdog to Restrict Crypto Ads to reach only Wealthiest Investorsbloomberg19 January 2022 (LINK)
Tonga accepts Bitcoin donations amid tsunami onslaughtcointelegraph17 January 2022 (LINK)
Singapore bars crypto service providers from advertising in public spacescointelegraph17 January 2022 (LINK)
Uruguay reportedly receives its first cryptocurrency ATMcoinnounce15 January 2022 (LINK)
China to launch state-run NFT blockchain that is entirely separate from cryptocurrenciesbusinessinsider13 January 2022 (LINK)
Looking to move? Arkansas will give you $10,000 in BTC to relocate there cryptoslate13 January 2022 (LINK)
SEC Chair Gensler Debates How Securities Laws Apply to Crypto Tokens
: dodges question on ETH — cryptoknowmics12 January 2022 (LINK)
Why the Island Nation of Palau Is Going Crypto
decrypt12 January 2022 (LINK)
Hydroelectric Plant in Costa Rica Reinvents Itself and Attracts Bitcoin Miners
dailycoin12 January 2022 (LINK)

The equipment used in Bitcoin mining is fed with the energy generated by a hydroelectric plant moved by a small river located in the middle of the forest with coffee and sugar cane plantations in the Central American country. Because the government stopped buying electricity from the hydroelectric plant during the pandemic crisis, as there was a surplus of energy, its administrators had to rethink the business.

Strike expands lightning payment service to Argentina amid hyperinflation
seekingalpha11 January 2022 (LINK)

Country faces "hyperinflation, predatory payment networks, and unusable cross-border transfers".

Kosovo Police Seize Hundreds of Bitcoin Mining Machines Amid Electricity Shortages
decrypt10 January 2022 (LINK)
Crypto is Not as Narcissistic as You Think: Tiger King Coin
newsbtc6 January 2022 (LINK)
Kosovo Has Banned Cryptocurrency Mining in Order to Save Electricity During the Crisis
cryptonewsz5 January 2022 (LINK)
Following energy shortage, Kazakhstan is reining in 2021's stampede of crypto miners
theblockcrypto5 January 2022 (LINK)
Cryptocurrency Draft Law Presented in Peru
bitcoin5 January 2022 (LINK)
Estonia Clarifies Upcoming Regulations, Will Not Ban Crypto Holding or Trading
bitcoin5 January 2022 (LINK)
China CBDC pilot live in select regions, app available on iOS, Android
ambcrypto4 January 2022 (LINK)
Chinese Tech Giant Baidu is Launching its Own Version of the Metaverse
blockworks 4 January 2022 (LINK)
Gibraltar is trying to revamp itself as a big crypto haven
livebitcoinnews31 December 2021 (LINK)
U.S. SEC Appoints New Senior Advisor for Cryptocurrency Oversight
cryptopotato31 December 2021 (LINK)

Swiss

UBS Warns Of Apocalyptic Crypto Winter And The Cryptocurrency Prices Are Poised To Crashcoingape24 January 2022 (LINK)
Union Bank of the Philippines Selects IBM, Swiss custody specialist Metaco for Crypto Custodycryptoknowmics20 January 2022 (LINK)
Swiss crypto broker taps former Barclays and UBS bank executive as CEO
finbold10 January 2022 (LINK)
Arab Bank Switzerland Is Quietly Getting Into DeFi
coindesk6 January 2022 (LINK)

The Swiss sister entity to Jordan-based Arab Bank is offering clients access to AAVE, COMP, UNI and more.

Dfinity's Internet Computer Opens Ethereum Bridge
coindesk25 December 2021 (LINK)

Business

Meta Starts Developing Fastest AI Supercomputer for Upcoming Metaversethenewscrypto25 January 2022 (LINK)
Newly Launched Pmail Network Gains Over 1800% While Major Coins Fumbledailycoin23 January 2022 (LINK)
TIME Magazine to Allow Users to Connect ETH Wallets and Buy Exclusive NFTsthenewscrypto22 January 2022 (LINK)
MicroStrategy (MSTR) Stock On Free Fall As SEC Rejects Its Bitcoin Accounting Strategycoingape22 January 2022 (LINK)
First 1,000 Robinhood Customers Get Crypto Walletscryptonews21 January 2022 (LINK)
Jack in the Box ends suit against FTX for allegedly stealing its mascotcointelegraph21 January 2022 (LINK)
FTX and SALT Agree to Multi-Year Partnership, Launch Crypto Bahamas Event on 26-29 Aprilprnewswire20 January 2022 (LINK)
Union Bank of the Philippines Selects IBM, Swiss custody specialist Metaco for Crypto Custodycryptoknowmics20 January 2022 (LINK)
Microsoft's massive metaverse move: Buying Activision for $69Bcointelegraph19 January 2022 (LINK)
Coinbase NFT Marketplace Will Support Mastercard Paymentsbusinessinsider18 January 2022 (LINK)
Visa is testing a platform that will support central bank digital currencies in partnership with blockchain firm ConsenSysbusinessinsider13 January 2022 (LINK)
Cardano Foundation Completes Funding To Plant 1 Million Trees
newsbtc12 January 2022 (LINK)
Crypto and fintech stocks (Wise, Coinbase) surge after being in red for months
coinnounce12 January 2022 (LINK)
Elrond Acquires Utrust for Web 3.0 Ecommerce and Payments Solution
coinquora12 January 2022 (LINK)
eToro Launches Metaverse-Themed Smart Portfolio
cryptoknowmics12 January 2022 (LINK)
Binance Becomes Exclusive Cryptocurrency Sponsor of African Cup of Nations
cryptopotato11 January 2022 (LINK)
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao is the World’s 11th Richest Person, Net Worth at $96B According to Bloomberg
cryptopotato10 January 2022 (LINK)
BTCS stock jumps 44% after announcing first-ever dividend payable in Bitcoin
cointelegraph6 January 2022 (LINK)
Samsung Opens Virtual Store in Decentraland's Metaverse
cryptobriefing6 January 2022 (LINK)
The Sandbox Partners With a Myriad of Hong Kong Luminaries, Plans to Launch Metaverse 'Mega City'
bitcoin5 January 2022 (LINK)
Binance Labs leads $12M round for DeFi platform WOO Network
cointelegraph4 January 2022 (LINK)
Samsung Announces NFT Support on Smart TVs in 2022
cryptopotato3 January 2022 (LINK)

On the Wild Side

McDonald's Job Applications Sold as NFTs on OpenSea Following the Crypto Sell-offcryptopotato23 January 2022 (LINK)
You Can Use Bitcoin ($BTC) and Ethereum ($ETH) to Buy a Super Rare Black Diamond That May Be From Outer Spacecryptoglobes22 January 2022 (LINK)
Indonesian Student,22, Earns $1 Million Selling Selfies on NFT Platform OpenSeathenewscrypto16 January 2022 (LINK)
Elon Musk Announces Dogecoin (DOGE) Adoption at Tesla, Ignites Memecoin Explosiondailyhodl14 January 2022 (LINK)
The World's First Crypto Horse Racing: It's Live!
coinpedia12 January 2022 (LINK)
Wizardia — Experience The Magic Of Play-to-Earn Metaverse
pr / coinpedia12 January 2022 (LINK)
First-Ever Aging NFT Project The Novatar Offers Limited 25K Avatars
coinpedia6 January 2022 (LINK)
NFT Marketplace OpenSea Valued at $13.3B in $300M Funding Round
coindesk5 January 2022 (LINK)
Bored Ape Yacht Club crosses $1 billion in total sales
theblockcrypto4 January 2022 (LINK)
'Rogue Pandas' Brings Gambling Metaverse Into The NFT Spaces
coinpedia3 January 2022 (LINK)

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