The Weekly News Roundup, ending 20 February 2022

This week, a new, short Medium piece, a Co$t of Crypto Sidenotes on stablecoins, lots of new legislation on stablecoins, nationstate news and NFT tech.

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Be well, Everyone.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“It is becoming clear, however, that 2022 shall be a pivotal year when it comes to crypto-assets management.”

Thomas Campione, blockchain and crypto-assets leader at PwC Luxembourg

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Articles on Medium this week

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Podcasts

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This Week In Twitter

https://twitter.com/BTC_Archive/status/1492899024520859689



Headlines


Adoption
DBS Plans to Launch Retail Digital Assets Trading Desk by Year End
Coinbase Launches Crypto Remittance Pilot for Mexico
Mastercard to Offer Crypto, Open Banking & ESG Services


CBDC (are just Surveillance Tokens)
Digital ruble trial goes live as Bank of Russia insists on Bitcoin ban


Company / Product / Project News
Binance Rebrands Its Blockchain in Overture to Decentralization
Investors Bolster The Graph With $205M Ecosystem Fund
Crypto Custody Firm Fireblocks Acquires Payments Tech Platform First Digital for Reported $100M


Chatter, Commentary and Opinions
Crypto ‘best place’ to store wealth during Fed rate hike: Pantera CEO
Ethereum dominance may dwindle as competitors emerge: Morgan Stanley
Super Bowl 2022: Here’s the scoreboard of crypto ads


Crime/Scams
DOJ Launches Special Unit to Tackle Rising Crypto Crimes
OpenSea planned upgrade stalls as phishing attack targets NFT migration
FBI is launching team to address crypto exploitation: US Deputy Attorney General
Multichain recovers $2.6M stolen funds, to reimburse losses on condition
Warning: How one-time password bots can steal all your crypto


DeFi


Exchanges
Crypto Platform Voyager Keying in on Staking, NFTs in 2022


Fundraising (keep an eye on these names)
Funding Roundup: Capital and Funds Continue To Launch Into Crypto
Maverick Derivatives Protocol Raises $8 Million in Strategic Move Led by Pantera Capital
Sequoia Capital Launches Sequoia Crypto Fund to Invest Up to $600M in Crypto Startups 
DCG leads $205M growth fund for The Graph


Implementation
Twitter Announces Ethereum Tipping Feature, TWTR Stock Slightly Down
Chainlink Verifiable Random Function v2 goes live on mainnet


Metaverse


Mining
Kazakhstan Floats 500% Tax Increase on Bitcoin Miners
Digital Power Optimization Partners with NYDIG in $2.5M Funding
Mining worldwide: Where should crypto miners go in a changing landscape?
Oil giant ConocoPhilips reduces gas flaring emissions via Bitcoin mining


Nation States (and other political jursidictions)
Ukraine Passes Law Legalizing Crypto as Threat of War Looms
Colorado Will Start Accepting Crypto for Tax Payment This Summer
UAE Prepares Crypto Licenses in Order to Become Global Crypto Hub
US Senate Bill Aims to Resolve Risks to United States from El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law [it’s called an outside assault on a nation’s sovereignty]
MiamiCoin disbursement to fund a rental assistance program, says Mayor Suarez


NFT (Tokenization)
Animoca Brands Partners Brinc to Launch $30M Guild Program for Play-to-Earn Ecosystems
UEFA Announces Partnership with Socios for Fan Tokens
Universal Music Group (UMG) Joins Hands with Curio to Launch Its Own NFT Projects
Harmony launches Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT Passport
NFTs and DeFi are revolutionizing real estate investing and homeownership — Here’s how


Regulation, Legislation & Legal Matters
FDIC Lists “Crypto-Asset Risk” as Priority in 2022
Bill Ackman Calls for New York to Reform BitLicense
BlockFi Agrees to Pay $100M to SEC and 32 States Over Registration Charges
‘Keep Your Coins’ bill introduced to restrict government control of crypto
Marshall Islands officially recognizes DAOs as legal entities


Stablecoins
Wyoming lawmakers introduce legislation for state-issued stablecoin
US lawmaker introduces bill for government-backed insurance of ‘qualified’ stablecoins


Taxation
US Treasury reiterates that the IRS won’t consider crypto miners, stakers or coders to be brokers


The Wall Street
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Crypto Fear and Greed Index– A measure of sentiment, useful during market moves
Fidelity International Launches Bitcoin ETP in Europe
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Invests $1B in Brazilian Fintech Platform Nubank
NYSE Makes Suprising Move, Files Trademark Application for NFT Marketplace
SEC chair hints at no spot Bitcoin ETFs yet, but cites ‘careful consideration’ for future
Here’s why the SEC keeps rejecting spot Bitcoin ETF applications


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