Comes every saturday Hodler’s digest will help you keep track of every single important message that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, highlights of adoption and regulation, leading coins, predictions, and more – one week on Cointelegraph in one link.
Top Stories This Week
ETH breaks a record high with a new price hike
Ether? Record high! Binance coin? Record high! Speckle? Record high! Bitcoin? Flat like a pancake!
Altcoins were in the driver’s seat this week, and ether broke $ 2,100 for the very first time – the ATH from $ 2,036 that was discontinued on February 20th. Strangely enough, some coins belonging to so-called “Ethereum Killer” block chains also bloomed.
ETH prize broke out against Bitcoin For the first time in 23 days on Thursday, not long after credit card giant Visa announced it was testing a program that would do so Enable your partners to use Ethereum’s blockchain Process transactions in Fiat.
Traders have now become, and are, extremely optimistic about Ether’s prospects expect more upside potential in the short term, with $ 2,500 in play now. In particular, there is interest in the price activity that we can expect in June and July, though an important suggestion for improvement EIP-1559 is supposed to revise the existing fee structure of Ethereum.
The celebratory atmosphere after ETH’s all-time highs was subdued as the gas fee crisis persisted. The cost of using this blockchain has increased by 77% in the past few daysThe average fee is $ 22.97.
April Bulls Day? Bitcoin just closed its best in March and first quarter in eight years
Bitcoin may struggle to gain a foothold above $ 60,000 at the moment, but at least we can get an idea of how well the cryptocurrency has done so far this year.
Although March was a historically bleak month – with losses for six of the past nine years – BTC returned 29.84% gains over that 31-day period. Better still, we’re now heading into April, where BTC has only posted negative returns twice since 2013.
Bitcoin also gained in the first quarter of the year, which ran from January to March 103%and had the best performance in eight years.
Traditionally, the second quarter is the busiest time of the year for Bitcoin. Negative returns are seen in just two years, both below 10%. The bulls now want to outperform profits from 159% seen between April and June 2019.
In other optimistic developments, BTC has just got closed six consecutive monthly green candles For the first time since April 2013, and should history repeat itself, we could see more parabolic gains this year.
PayPal enables US customers to pay in Bitcoin at global merchants
Bitcoin is recovering from $ 55,000 was likely fueled by PayPal’s announcement that crypto is now being accepted as a medium of exchange at millions of global merchants.
With the new “Check out with Crypto” function, US customers can use their digital assets “seamlessly” for purchases. PayPal also supports Ether, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash.
Crypto will be converted to fiat once the transaction takes place, and the payment giant says this will create “value security and no additional transaction fees”.
Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal, said: “Enabling cryptocurrencies for purchases from businesses around the world is the next chapter in driving the ubiquity and mass adoption of digital currencies.”
A fly in the ointment here concerns how America’s Treasury Official, the Internal Revenue Service, views crypto as property rather than currency. This means that even expenses of Bitcoin that have increased in value can be considered a taxable event.
Coinbase expects a direct listing on April 14th
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has given Coinbase its blessing for its IPO. The exchange confirms that this will happen on April 14th. It will appear on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol COIN.
Coinbase was supposed to go public in March but is said to have postponed its plans afterwards Paying a $ 6.5 million fee as part of a settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Crypto analyst Filbfilb says the direct listing could trigger “increased volatility” for the Bitcoin priceespecially when Coinbase sells out instantly, as Deliveroo did during its unfortunate London IPO.
In other developments, Messari put together a report The conclusion that the so-called “coinbase effect” – a popular belief that new token listings on the exchange tend to outperform launches on other exchanges – is true.
Michael Jordan and Will Smith are participating in a $ 305 million financing round for NBA top shot maker Dapper Labs
Dapper Labs has raised $ 305 million in a star-studded round of funding – meaning it’s now worth $ 2.6 billion.
The company that brought CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot to life wants to go beyond American basketball and expand the “same magic” to other sports franchises.
In other news, intrepid Cardano developers found a way to forge unverifiable tokens – despite the fact that the blockchain does not yet support smart contracts. Meanwhile, The Weeknd announced that it is releasing its first NFT via Nifty Gateway with “new music and art in limited editions”.
Nifty Gateway has announced this as well plan to go carbon negative in the near future by calculating emissions and buying twice as many carbon offset payments per month.
The excitement behind NFTs now seems to have reached the maximum parodyeven after NBC’s celebrity Saturday night live The sketch show dealt with non-fungible tokens in a sketch with Kate McKinnon as US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
Announcement of the week
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Winner and Loser
At the end of the week, Bitcoin is at $ 59,699.22, Ether at $ 2,111.64 and XRP at $ 0.63. The total market capitalization is $ 1,965,398,828,338.
Among the top 100 cryptocurrencies are the top three altcoin winners of the week Holo, Bit torrent and helium. The top three altcoin losers of the week are Voyager token, SwissBorg and Pundi X..
For more information on crypto pricing, see Market analysis by Cointelegraph.
The most memorable quotes
“We expect Ethereum to outperform Bitcoin for the entire second quarter.”
“We expect Ethereum to outperform Bitcoin for the entire second quarter.”
Beginner, Crypto trader
“Is theta really worth all the hype? I’m not sure because it’s too early to tell. I want to see how well your mainnet works. “
Marie Tatibouet, Chief Marketing Officer of Gate.io.
“SpaceX will put a literal Dogecoin on the literal moon.”
Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and “Technoking”
“Bitcoin currently tracks between 2013 and 2017.”
Plan B, Stock-to-flow model builder
“Tether-Winky, buy the Dipsey, Laa Laa, Poor.”
“I think Bitcoin is on an inevitable path to the same market cap and then a higher market cap than gold.”
Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital
“We are working closely with teams across the company to find ways in which private customers can gain thoughtful and appropriate access to the ecosystem. We expect this to be in the near future.”
Mary Rich, Goldman Sachs Head of Digital Assets
“This is the first time that you can seamlessly use cryptocurrencies like a credit card or debit card in your PayPal wallet.”
Dan Schulman, PayPal CEO
“Part of the problem with Bitcoin is that 90% of it is not done in the US. 90% of it is made in countries with dirty energy. That is why it is considered a dirty activity. “
Francis Suarez, Mayor of Miami
Forecast of the week
One BTC will be worth a Lambo by 2022 and a Bugatti by 2023: Kraken CEO
After it was previously stated that Bitcoin will be worth “infinitely” in the future (Digests passim)Kraken CEO triumphantly returns to prediction of the week.
Speaking to Bloomberg, Jesse Powell was interested in offering alternatives to measuring Bitcoin value in dollars – by comparing future price movements with high-end sports cars whose value can also be measured in dollars.
Powell said that a Bitcoin currently worth a Tesla Model 3 could be worth a Lambo by the end of this year … and a Bugatti by 2023.
He added: “There could be ten times as many dollars in a year, so it’s really difficult to measure bitcoin against the dollar.”
FUD of the week
iPhone users accuse Apple of $ 600,000 in Bitcoin theft via a fake app
A fraudulent cryptocurrency app on Apple’s App Store was reportedly defrauded 17.1 BTC from an unsuspecting user.
Phillipe Christodoulou thought he had downloaded the official Trezor software because it had many five-star ratings. Little did he know the company doesn’t currently offer such an app.
After Christodoulou enters his starting phrase, he says that his money has been stolen. His crypto transport was worth $ 600,000 at the time, but now it’s worth $ 1 million.
The Washington Post reports that he has now filed a report with the FBI, but it appears the victim is reserving most of his anger for the tech giant: “You betrayed the confidence I had in you. Apple didn’t deserve to get away with it. “
Trezor spokeswoman Kristyna Mazankova told Cointelegraph that the company has been fighting fraudulent apps for years – but claimed that the wallet company “has not received any response from either Apple or Google”.
Oops! A 100% Bitcoin Hodl outperformed CNBC’s 2017 altcoin basket by 170%.
Ah, 2017. A crazy time that was a blast in the middle of the ICO boom.
An investment portfolio championed by CNBC at the time has now resurfaced, consisting of 30% bitcoin and 70% altcoins.
Four years later, those who invested $ 10,000 at the time would have been about $ 52,300. If they had just bought and hacked Bitcoin, they would be over now $ 140,000.
StatsBTC cracking the numbers noticed: “The 30% # BTC allotment is responsible for 75% of the return.”
The South Korean government makes a profit of $ 10.5 million from the four-year-old Bitcoin crime
South Korean prosecutors have finally sold a Bitcoin transport that they seized from a criminal in 2017, and it’s worth it $ 10.5 million more than at the time of arrest.
This is believed to be the first time the country’s authorities have sold confiscated bitcoin – and when the crypto was seized it was poorly worth it $ 238,000.
In late March, the South Korean government first enacted widespread crypto-specific laws, putting increased pressure on exchanges and virtual asset service providers to use real-name trading accounts and report their activities to the Korean Financial Intelligence Unit.
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