The Weekly News Roundup, ending 27 February 2022

[Sorry for the late posting peeps, but family celebrations get priority. =) ]



I’m keeping this week’s recap short and sweet. The next test of Bitcoin’s use case is being presented to us before one of the largest, real-time global audiences to date, and with the people in authority still pushing forward with increased centralization of control and power, we NEED to be mindful of State-driven threats and overreach. I can’t emphasize that enough.

[Sidenote observation – the Nationstate news is starting to pick up steam. Eyes open.]

Any comments or suggestions, feel free to reach out – hello @ tinycryptoblog.com

Be well, Everyone.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“The actions of the Canadian federal government has shown the people of the Western world that protection from government censorship and repression isn’t isolated to developing nations- authoritarian actions can happen anywhere, to anyone, at any time on very short notice.”

-Brian Cost, Tiny Crypto Blog

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Articles on Medium this week

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Podcasts

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Headlines


Adoption
UK law firm begins accepting crypto as payment
California food chain Everbowl allows employees to get paid in bitcoin (see also: Food chain Everbowl adopts bitcoin standard and moves assets into bitcoin)
Puma registers ENS domain, changes name to Puma.eth on Twitter
Uphold becomes registered crypto-asset firm in UK post-FCA approval
BNY Mellon plans to launch digital asset custody platform later this year


CBDC (are just Surveillance Tokens)
Jamaica Joins The Bahamas And The Eastern Caribbean In Rolling Out Its Central Bank Digital Currency


Company / Product / Project News
Bitpanda to provide crypto custody with the acquisition of FCA-approved Trustology
Can crypto be used to prove financial independence for travel visas?


Chatter, Commentary and Opinions
NY Stock Exchange owner ICE buys stake in tZero security token platform
MORGAN STANLEY WARNS ETHEREUM COULD LOSE GROUND TO BINANCE, SOLANA, AND CARDANO, MAKING SHIFT TO ‘PROOF OF STAKE’ EVEN MORE URGENT
Should the US Federal Reserve hold bitcoin as an asset


Crime/Scams
Appellate court decision allows Bitconnect class action to proceed
DOJ indicts BitConnect’s Indian founder for $2.4B crypto Ponzi scheme


DeFi


Exchanges
Gemini joins Coinbase and Block at the Crypto Council for Innovation


Fundraising (keep an eye on these names)


Implementation
Maple Finance partners with Celsius to launch wETH lending pool
Here’s how the Thai Stock Exchange plans to connect crypto with its digital asset platform


Metaverse
Manchester City to build Etihad Stadium in the Metaverse


Mining
Intel unveils 2nd-gen Bonanza Mine chip for efficient Bitcoin mining
Canada to host Bitfury’s new 28-MW crypto mining facility
US Bitcoin miners expanding operations despite price volatility
Illinois lawmakers want to attract Bitcoin miners to the state with data center tax incentives
Georgia punches well above its weight for Bitcoin mining: Report
Canada to host new 28mw Bitfury mining facility
New workaround created to unlock additional hashrate for Nvidia RTX series of graphics cards
Kazakh ministry halts illegal crypto mining operations


Nation States (and other political jursidictions)
Mexican senator to propose crypto law: ‘We need Bitcoin as legal tender’
Tonga’s timeline for Bitcoin as legal tender and BTC mining with volcanoes
UKRAINE LEGALIZES BITCOIN
Bitcoin passes the Canadian trucker protest test
Tourism in El Salvador up 30% since Bitcoin adoption, minister says


NFT (Tokenization)
Monster Energy files NFT and metaverse trademark applications


Regulation, Legislation & Legal Matters
Russia’s Finance Ministry introduces digital currency bill, brushes off central bank’s objections
Trudeau revokes emergencies act powers, but the case for crypto grows
Brazil takes first steps to regulate bitcoin
European Parliament postpones crypto bill vote over proof-of-work
CA lawmaker introduces legislation to accept crypto as payment for govt services
EU members reportedly plan for AML watchdog to oversee crypto firms by 2024


Stablecoins
Stablecoin issuer Circle launches business accounts for USDC transactions
Total stablecoin supply hits $180 billion: Report
Tether slashes commercial paper by 21% in latest reserves attestation
Luna Foundation Guard raises $1B to form UST reserve denominated in Bitcoin
Crypto Biz: Stablecoins are serious business, Feb. 17–24
-WILL CIRCLE AND TETHER REGIN SUPREME? FEDERAL RESERVE PREDICTS STABLECOIN ISSUER DUOPOLY
Tether slashes commercial paper by 21% in latest reserves attestation


Taxation


The Wall Street
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Grayscale launches campaign to encourage public comments on Bitcoin ETF application


Time Capsule
Appellate court decision allows Bitconnect class action to proceed


Outside News


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