Hebdo Crypto #195 – Bitcoin and cryptocurrency news of the week

The week of 05/23 in brief – The news about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is constantly boiling. It can happen that crucial information gets lost in the daily information flow and that you miss important points. This format is there to remedy that. We return to thenews from last week I’Crypto Weekly to keep you informed about the current situation of cryptocurrencies.

Crypto news in brief

Christine Lagarde persists and signs. The president of the European Central Bank stated that “Cryptocurrencies are worthless”. According to her, cryptos lack collateral.

Optimism revises its token airdrop rules. The protocol announced that it had set up a anti-Sybils protectionallowing to exclude people who have artificially increased their chances of obtaining several airdrops by using several addresses.

Bitcoin (BTC) remains untaxed in Portugal. The 2 laws aiming to introduce taxation on capital gains made in BTC were rejected by Parliament.

Meta pursues its ambitions vis-à-vis cryptocurrencies. Indeed, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram has just filed a patent for “Meta Pay”offering both a payment service and a cryptocurrency trading service.

Luna rises from the ashes. The proposal creation of a new channel, initiated by Do Kwon, was 65% accepted by the governance of Terra (LUNA).

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The 5 metrics of the week

12 yearsis the time that has elapsed since the first bitcoin transaction having had an impact in the physical world. Indeed, on May 22, 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz bought 2 pizzas for the modest sum of 10,000 BTC. Since then, this event has been celebrated every year under the title “Pizza day”.

The first purchase of 2 pizzas with bitcoin was 12 years ago

$440,000it’s the amount stolen by an attacker who usurped the artist Beeple’s Twitter account. After taking ownership of the account, the attacker posted phishing links to steal NFTs from several users.

Beeple impersonator stole $440,000 from users on Twitter
Beeple impersonator stole $440,000 – Source: Twitter

$78 millionthis is the amount ofTerraform Labs fined for tax evasion. A new blow for the company behind Terra (LUNA), which is trying painfully to manage the collapse of its ecosystem.

$1 billionit’s the sad liquidation record recorded by the DeFi ecosystem in one month. Unsurprisingly, this record was recorded on the protocol anchorfollowing the collapse of the UST and the LUNA token.

Record liquidations on the Anchor protocol.

3 to 5 yearsThose are the estimates unveiled by the IMF and the Banque de France concerning the democratization of central bank digital currencies (MNBC).

Tweet of the week

Tweet of the week goes to @cleminso and his document gathering a significant amount of knowledge about Ethereum. A document produced in collaboration with @non01022.

Have a nice week on the Journal du Coin! 🙂

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