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We have a Friday digest for you. Take a look at the biggest news in the cryptocurrency industry right now.

Bitcoin climbed above $60,000
BTC skyrocketed as traders bet on ETF approval by U.S. regulators. They are waiting for authorities to clear the future of the first bitcoin fund.

The U.S. leads Bitcoin mining as China ban takes effect
China's action in June and the resulting fall in mining have been reflected in a decline in Bitcoin's energy consumption - but as mining recovers due to mining power in the USA, that fall will reverse.

$1.6 billion worth of BTC were purchased in 5 minutes this Wednesday
According to CoinDesk, a client or a group of investors left an order on a centralized exchange to buy $1.6 billion worth of BTC. That's roughly 4.5% of the average daily volume in the bitcoin spot segment over the past two months. As a result, its price skyrocketed up to $55,500, having a 5% growth.
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BTC hits new record
Bitcoin, the world's first and most popular cryptocurrency, reached a new all-time high of $66,974 this week.

Bitcoin futures ETF makes its debut on the NYSE
The first-ever exchange-traded fund of Bitcoin started trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Proshares Bitcoin-linked ETF started trading on the stock exchanges with the ticker name BITO.

Ether prices are climbing higher
ETH reached a local high of $4,366.09. Its previous record was $4,362.35 that it set in May.
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▪️Shiba Inu reached all-time-high
The SHIB touched the $0.00008456 price on Thursday, up 72.62 per cent from the day before, according to CoinMarketCap. The record-breaking high price for Shiba Inu came after a petition on Change.org urged Robinhood, a cryptocurrency trading platform, to list the meme-inspired currency.

▪️Indian government plans to regulate cryptocurrencies as a commodity
Officials from India's financial authorities admitted that potential law on cryptos would likely come around the time the government submits the Union Budget in February next year.

▪️Bank of Spain issues registration guidelines for crypto services
The Bank of Spain has published a set of rules on VASP registration for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) purposes, requiring institutions to submit their registration requests through an electronic registry.
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Grayscale: metaverse is a trillion-dollar market opportunity
According to the report published by crypto, the virtual gaming industry's investment giant could grow to $400 bln in 2025.

Bitcoin slid to $55K as COVID concerns influenced financial markets
The markets "blushed" this Friday as worries over a new coronavirus variant appear to have calmed risk appetite. So, BTC is trading 6.7% lower today, near $55k.

The Bank of England: BTC is too volatile to be adopted as legal tender
Financial authorities admitted their concerns about this crypto. They examine a chance to integrate a central bank digital currency.
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey noticed that it has to be stable, especially if it can be used as a means of payment. "That is not true for crypto assets." - he added.
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▪️Blockchain.com plans to launch its NFT marketplace
The crypto exchange and digital wallet provider is currently developing a new platform. It will allow users to trade and store NFTs.

▪️Indonesia plans to combat crypto using CBDC
Financial authorities notified about their decision to struggle with the mass adoption of digital assets by implementing a trustworthy and credible solution - CBDC.
Indonesian government hopes that citizens would accept this currency as a legal tender.

▪️South Korea postponed plans to tax cryptocurrencies to 2023
According to CoinDesk, the proposed fee is a 20% tax on gains in virtual assets. Financial authorities are waiting for support from younger voters by delaying this tax.
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Polkadot, Solana, Terra faced a great loss during the market plunge
This Friday, a set of native tokens of the most prominent blockchains faced losses. Polkadot (DOT) had a 7% loss, and Terra (LUNA) slid down with an 8% loss.

India plans to prohibit payments made in cryptocurrencies
According to the Reuters report, the legislation will bring a general prohibition on all activities by any citizen on mining, generating, holding, selling, or dealing in virtual assets. The bill has info that suspected individuals could be arrested without any warrant.

Australian authorities plan to take cryptocurrencies under control
The Australian government plans to update legislation that controls the financial segment and crypto payments. Next year, it will also discuss the rules and prepare a set of rules for licensing companies that operate using virtual assets.
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Russian central bank plans to prohibit investment in digital assets
The Russian central bank wants to ban investments in cryptocurrencies within the country. Financial authorities marked a threat to financial stability in the soaring number of transactions made in crypto coins.

Goldman Sachs: Blockchain is key to Metaverse and Web 3
The Wall Street bank said in a research report that blockchain is one of the most robust solutions since the advent of the internet.

BTC is trading below $50 000
Bitcoin recovered this Tuesday but remained below the psychologically key $50,000 point. It is far from highs closer to $70,000 set in November.
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Kraken acquired staking platform Staked to integrate new products
Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken revealed info about acquiring a non-custodial staking platform known as Staked. The product was bought for "an undisclosed sum," as stated by Kraken. The firm also noticed that it was one of the largest acquisitions within the crypto industry.

Dogecoin Foundation collaborates with Ethereum co-founder to provide DOGE staking
The team behind the meme-based asset DOGE is working on a staking system in partnership with Vitalik Buterin. The new version will allow participants to be rewarded for their contribution to running the network.

Dubai World Trade Centre will roll out a new cryptocurrency hub and become a regulator
Another government-backed solution was created to set up an attractive ecosystem for the industry.
The United Arab Emirates is one of the world's biggest crypto-friendly jurisdictions, and financial authorities published an initiative to support local crypto development and regulation.
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Brazil plans to invest 1% of city funds in BTC
As stated by Cointelegraph Brazil, Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, announced plans for “Crypto Rio.”
This city will be a cryptocurrency hub during Rio Innovation Week. He wants to change 1% of the city’s treasury into Bitcoins.

Dogecoin skyrocketed as Musk tweeted about its integration on Tesla
DOGE surged today after Elon Musk hinted on Twitter that it could be used to purchase merchandise on Tesla.
According to CoinGecko, its price gained 15% and reached $0.20.

Bitcoin slid down below $42K this week
According to the latest stats, it was a hard week for cryptocurrency as it traded near the lowest levels since September. BTC was close to $40K on Thursday.
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🔹The UK plans to ban misleading crypto ads
Financial authorities are ready to tighten regulatory hurdles and take cryptocurrency ads under control.

🔹BTC crashed below $40K
For the second time this month, Bitcoin has slid down below $40K ($38,642). According to CoinGecko, BTC has been down by nearly 8% in the last 24 hours.

🔹Multichain suffered $3M losses as a result of hacking
Hackers have continued to use a critical problem in the cross-chain router protocol that first appeared this Monday.
According to Tal Be’ery, the co-founder of the ZenGo wallet, the stolen sum has soared up to $3 mln.
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Binance CEO warned customers of massive SMS fraud
Changpeng "CZ" Zhao has alerted the Binance community against a "massive" SMS phishing scam targeting clients.

Nintendo plans to utilize NFTs
Following the latest financial report, Nintendo held a live Q&A where its team showed interest in the potential of the Metaverse when it comes to introducing blockchain and non-fungible token technology into its games.

Cryptocurrencies are the new reason to struggle
In an exclusive interview with Fox Business, JMP Securities director of financial technology research, Devin Ryan, stated that there is "tremendous innovation and capital formation happening" in the crypto industry. Countries will struggle to lead the industry.
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Fraudsters were accused of $4.5 bln laundering in cryptocurrencies
Two individuals were arrested in the US. They laundered $4.5 bln during the 2016 hack of Bitfinex.

Binance will invest $200M in Forbes to boost users skills in crypto
Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao noticed that media is an essential part of building a wide community and educating them.

Top Japanese bank MUFG launched a new stablecoin project
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is the biggest financial organization in Japan. It plans to take the leading position in the stablecoin development race. The company will launch a system called Progmat Coin.
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Bitcoin difficulty and hash rate soared up 45% in 6 months
The network has bitten another all-time high in terms of difficulty as the competition among miners rose. It climbed up to a new high of 27.97 trillion hashes.

Chinese authorities warned against fraud risks in the metaverse
The Chinese financial regulator called the metaverse "attractive and deceptive," users can lose money if they don't know about its possible risks.

Binance stopped all activities in Israel following regulatory requirements
Israel's authorities reported that they never received a license application from Binance. So, it has no allowance to operate within the country.
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BTC suffered losses
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were crushed this Thursday. According to Coin Metrics, BTC slid down to $39,637.11, having a 5% loss. Other cryptocurrencies such as ETH and XRP faced a drop in prices too.

Okcoin starts an investment fund to ease BTC mass-adoption
Cryptocurrency exchange Okcoin in partnership with the Stacks Accelerator and Stacks Foundation revealed the launch of the "Bitcoin Odyssey." It will be a one-year commitment among investment firms to invest $165 mln in solutions to make BTC more popular and provide use cases of this crypto.

Bitfinex refuses to freeze Russian crypto funds
Bitfinex, an affiliate firm of the biggest stablecoin provider, Tether (USDT), doesn't plan to freeze the accounts of ordinary Russian clients. Paolo Ardoino, chief technology officer, noticed during the interview with Cointelegraph the platform will not ban them unless it's forced to do so.
😎Friday is here. Let’s take a look at the latest news in the fields of cryptocurrencies and blockchain:

The fatal mistake led to selling $1M rock NFT for a penny
A rock valued at 444 ETH, or $1.2M, was sold for 444 Wei ($0.0012) to a bot as the seller. Known as DinoDealer on Twitter, a user shared his case and noticed that WEI instead of ETH was selected. He tweeted that in one click, he lost a million.

Web 3 C2X gaming platform raised $25M in a token sale
Blockchain gaming project gained $25 mln in a private token sale that included purchases from FTX Ventures, Jump Crypto, and Animoca Brands, its parent organization MetaMagnet.

Mark Zuckerberg announced that Instagram would integrate NFTs soon
The Meta CEO noticed that they are working hard to integrate non-fungible tokens. They will provide NFT minting in the upcoming months.
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Financial authorities of Malaysia respond to a proposal to legalize BTC
Operating like Indonesia, Malaysia decided not to ban cryptocurrencies. But they are not ready to provide mass adoption for this currency and integrate BTC as a payment solution.

El Salvador plans to postpone Bitcoin bonds to September
The government decided to slow down the pace of purchasing new Bitcoins as well.
They decided to do this due to the unpleasant market conditions influenced by the geopolitical crisis.

ETH soared up to $3K
Ethereum price finally broke through the $3K barrier, and while the further upside is warranted, analysts believe that retest of lower levels will be urged first.
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Blockchain organization Ronin suffered a $615M loss
The team behind the project announced that hackers stole cryptocurrency worth almost 173,600 ETH worth $615 million from its platform. It is a "record" cryptocurrency heist.
Ronin had discovered the hack by the end of March.

Elizabeth Warren offered to create an American CBDC
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren noticed that the U.S. should make its own central bank digital currency. She was interviewed by NBC's Chuck Todd.

Opera implemented a wide set of blockchains
It is a part of the Crypto Browser project initiative. The company plans to ease the introduction of Web3 to more than 380M mobile and desktop users all over the world.
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The UK plans to be a crypto-friendly place
This week, the UK authorities unveiled their plans to build a friendly ecosystem for crypto and companies involved in this segment. In addition, a regulatory framework will be created for cryptocurrencies.

France's presidential candidates avoid solving crypto problems
On Sunday, French citizens will elect their leader. According to CoinDesk, the company examined the most important segments that people want to solve. Among them are cryptocurrency issues.
Blockchain and crypto played a prominent role in major elections in South Korea, but there's been barely a whisper about it in France.

Dogecoin is the most wanted and searched cryptocurrency in the US
Coin Insider's recent research showed that analyzing Google search revealed the highest interest in DOGE cryptocurrency within the US.
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Twitter collaboration with Stripe to launch payments in crypto for creators
The social media network announced a partnership with the digital payments processor to implement cryptocurrency payouts for content generation.

ZRX soared up to 47% after news about its partnership with Coinbase
This token fuels the 0x protocol, and soon it will power Coinbase's (COIN) NFT marketplace. As a result of this breaking news, the token climbed up and gained impressive results.

Anchorage Digital Bank National Association accused of violation of AML rules
U.S. financial authorities announced their position. They said that the crypto bank didn't follow AML and compliance rules for monitoring suspicious activities.
😎April is finally over. So, let's find out the most prominent crypto and blockchain news that you should definitely see!

Goldman Sachs launched its first bitcoin-backed loan
The company reflects the growing interest in the cryptocurrency industry from Wall Street companies.

Ethereum gas price soared as a result of $300M cashed by Yuga Labs
Yuga Labs made $319M after 55,000 NFTs sold out in a flash. While the community was witness to the largest NFT mint yet, Ethereum (ETH) gas prices soared significantly. Moreover, they faced failed transactions due to blockchain projects.

International tax consortium notified about 'Red Flags' related to fraud within the NFT segment
A list of strong and moderate indicators of fraud in non-fungible token marketplaces to help financial organizations and private industry crackdown on criminal activity.