The Weekly News Roundup, ending 19 December 2021

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Headlines


Adoption
Deel Expands Crypto Payment Options with Addition of USDC and Solana
HSBC and Wells Fargo to Settle Forex Transactions Using Blockchain
German savings banks want to enable Bitcoin for 50M clients
Ukrainian bank uses Stellar to launch electronic hryvnia pilot


CBDC (are just Surveillance Tokens)
HSBC and IBM Conduct Successful CBDC Experiments on Cross Cloud Environment


Company / Product / Project News
Anchorage Digital Raised $350M in Series D Round from KKR and Goldman Sachs
NYDIG Raises $1B in Funding to Accelerate Growth of Its Bitcoin Platform
FTX Announces Partnership with Nuvei to Provide Instant Payments
LABEL Bridges to Binance Smart Chain via MultiBaas Middleware
ETH 2.0 contract deposits hits an all-time high with a value of over $33 billion


Chatter, Commentary and Opinions
NBA’s Kevin Durant Partners with Coinbase in Promotional Deal
Play-to-Earn Games: New Wave of Blockchain Gaming
Coinbase President: Crypto on track to hit a billion users globally in the next 5 years


Crime/Scams
Crypto scammers ‘rug pulled’ $2.8 billion in 2021, over $7 million daily


DeFi


DYOR


Exchanges
Binance Partners with MDI-led Group to Build Crypto Exchange in Indonesia
Robinhood Acquires Cove Markets to Enhance Crypto Trading Offerings
Binance.US Hires Sidney Majalya from Intel as Its First Chief Risk Officer
Switzerland’s largest online bank plans to launch crypto exchange
UK advertising watchdog bans crypto ads for Coinbase and Kraken


Implementation
Coinbase Brings Support for Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in Its Browser Wallet
Robinhood Plans to Bring New Crypto Gifting Feature
Block’s Cash App will allow users to gift BTC for the holidays


Legistlation & Regulation & Legal Matters
Indian Crypto Bill Likely to Be Delayed as Cabinet Contemplates Adjustment
Bank of Russia to ban mutual funds from investing in Bitcoin
Six senators urge Treasury Secretary to clarify definition of broker in infrastructure law before 2022
Thailand to define ‘red lines‘ for crypto in early 2022
IMF chief economist calls for global policy on cryptocurrency
Senate hearing on stablecoins: Compliance anxiety and Republican pushback
US Financial Stability Oversight Council identifies stablecoins and cryptos as threats to financial system
US Senate confirms CFTC chair as President Biden announces commissioner picks


Metaverse
Intel Plans to Release Computing-Enhancing Software as First Foray into Metaverse
Footwear Giant Nike Enters Into Metaverse and NFT by Acquiring RTFKT Studios


Mining


NFT (Tokenization)
Twitch Co-founder Unveils Solana-based Gaming NFT Marketplace Fractal
Sotheby’s Crosses $100 Million in NFT Sales in 2021
eCommerce giant Shopify enables merchants to mint and sell NFTs on its platform


Nation States (and other political jursidictions)
Myanmar Opposition Government Adopts USDT as Official Currency Despite Central Bank Ban
China bans cryptocurrency-related short videos on various social platforms
Fed chair Jerome Powell says he isn’t concerned about crypto disrupting financial stability in the US


Taxation
IRS Amends Crypto Tax Question in 1040 Form


The Wall Street
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Time Capsule


Outside News


Supply Shocks
Study: $65 billion worth of Christmas presents at risk due to a supply chain breakdown


You Do Not Change Bitcoin. Bitcoin Changes You.


Reports:
Lyn Alden: Proof-of-Stake and Stablecoins: A Blockchain Centralization Dilemma

Bloomberg expects the U.S. to embrace cryptocurrencies in 2022 (Report)


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