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June 2021

Bitcoin hot in Singapore; China crypto mining bans widen | The Daily Forkast

El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin has the world buzzing. Can Singapore be next? China mining crackdown continues.

El Salvador’s Bitcoin experiment. Ethereum’s steady rise. Free money in China.

Top blockchain and crypto news: El Salvador bets on Bitcoin as national currency. ETH gains ground on BTC. Beijing dishes out digital yuan in latest trials.

El Salvador’s Bitcoin law wins vote, set to shake up BTC investments everywhere

Now that Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s Bitcoin-as-legal-tender bill is almost reality, what will it mean for BTC investors around the world?

Take that, Miami: Hong Kong hosts its own Bitcoin meet-up

As 50,000 Bitcoiners and crypto superstars whoop it up at Miami’s Bitcoin 2021 fest, a smaller group of BTC fans hold their own at the Fringe in Hong Kong.

How serious is the threat of Bitcoin mining to the environment?

Is Bitcoin’s carbon footprint a growing risk to Earth, or is it a red herring? On this year’s United Nations World Environment Day, crypto mining is a hot topic.

HK’s Bitcoin Meetup ahead of Bitcoin 2021; Banksy work offered for crypto | The Daily Forkast

Hong Kong arranged a Bitcoin gathering ahead of Bitcoin 2021 Conference in Miami as Phillips auction house offers Banksy’s work for crypto.

Governments meet crypto industry; Hope for Bitcoin miners in Sichuan | The Daily Forkast

Governments meet up with the crypto industry to discuss how to regulate the booming industry as BC Group’s OSL ties up with SC Ventures.

Is India’s central bank greenlighting crypto? Bitcoin fees fall to new lows. Cardano rolls out Alonzo upgrade for DeFi.

Other top blockchain and crypto news: Thailand’s SEC tries to rein in DeFi via regulation. Will China’s future DCEP digital yuan offer smart contracts?

What’s up with Taproot, the biggest proposed change to Bitcoin since 2017?

Bitcoin’s proposed Taproot update for smart contracts and privacy has wide verbal support from miners, but will they put their crypto where their mouth is?

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IMF targets El Salvador’s Bitcoin adoption, citing financial and legal concerns

U.S. millennial crypto fans want to spend their coins like cash, study shows

Moonstake ties up with Uzbekistan exchange in blockchain push

New York State passes bill restricting Bitcoin mining

Miami property deal breaks crypto real estate record

Chinese Bitcoin investors among most profitable globally

Indian crypto exchanges form self-regulatory body

Bitcoin worth millions recovered from Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack

Four in 10 Australian millennials would buy crypto over real estate

XRP sees robust institutional inflows; Ethereum ‘altcoin of choice,’ report says

Bitcoin mining rig maker Canaan to open service center in Kazakhstan

El Salvador poised to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender

Crypto mining rig maker Goldshell to launch ‘mine-at-home’ kits in Asia

Australia’s first Bitcoin capital growth fund gaining interest

Luno crypto exchange looks to expand into Indonesia and SE Asia

UK watchdog: Crypto firms fall short on anti-money laundering rules

BitFlyer to launch Bitcoin-Japanese yen pair for U.S. traders

Standard Chartered, BC Group to launch digital asset trading platform

Bitcoin mining rig maker Canaan reports huge jump in overseas sales

‘Green’ crypto mining should be spared crackdown, Canaan chief says

Dogecoin to list on Coinbase Pro

Robinhood’s Chinese rivals to launch crypto services abroad

Bitcoin suffers second-biggest monthly price drop in May

June 2021

Crypto crimes surge in Asia; Bitcoin cause for divorce in S. Korea | The Daily Forkast

Crypto crime is surging in Asia while Bitcoin is being blamed for splitting up married couples in South Korea.

How FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried navigates crypto trading’s new normal

From mass liquidations to meme trading, the characteristics unique to the crypto market can now be seen in traditional markets, says FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.

Can Elon Musk shrink Bitcoin mining’s carbon footprint? PancakeBunny’s $200 million hack. Ray Dalio admits to owning crypto.

Other top blockchain and crypto news: Australia signals progressive approach to crypto as Hong Kong moves closer to banning retail crypto trading.

Crypto market rebound as investors go green; Indonesia plans CBDC | The Daily Forkast

Investors are turning to green alternatives to tackle Bitcoin’s impact on the environment as Indonesia gears up for a CBDC.

China crypto crackdown fallout; Politician turns influencer in Korea | The Daily Forkast

China’s miners prepare for migration and Hong Kong reacts to possible retail ban. Meanwhile a South Korean governor becomes a crypto influencer.

China’s cryptocurrency mining sector becomes target of fresh clampdown 

Chinese authorities’ latest regulatory offensive against the crypto industry may not be as bad for the sector as it appears.

What will happen if Hong Kong bans retail investors from trading crypto?

Hong Kong is poised to ban small investors from buying cryptocurrencies, while making exchanges get licences. Industry experts discuss how this might play out. 

What is the outlook for Bitcoin and Ethereum for the rest of 2021?

The current dip aside, what are Bitcoin and Ethereum’s longer-term price forecasts? Finder’s brain trust of 35 crypto experts peers into a crystal ball.

Bitcoin dominance rises to 45% as altcoins crash over China crypto crackdown

As the crypto sell-off continued over the weekend, Bitcoin once again proved its resilience relative to other cryptocurrencies in not bleeding as much.

Crypto market rebound; Sotheby’s next NFT auction eyes millennials | The Daily Forkast

The crypto market has rebounded after one of its biggest crashes. Bitcoin is a ‘safe haven’ for many investors.

Solana gets Coinbase listing after SOL prices surge amid crypto market crash

Coinbase Pro adds Solana’s native token, opening the doors for US investors after SOL outperforms Bitcoin and most other cryptos amid market crash.

What’s really behind the Bitcoin market crash? Tether USDT lifts veil on reserves. Facebook-backed Diem going to California.

Other top blockchain and cryptocurrency news: BlockFi’s accidental BTC millionaires. China’s Inner Mongolia asks citizens to report illegal crypto mining.

Bitcoin drops below US$40,000; China sends another crypto warning | The Daily Forkast

China’s newest warning against crypto sends market into nosedive and Bitcoin dips below US$40,000 for the first time since February.

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Bitcoin suffers second-biggest monthly price drop in May

Bitcoin mining difficulty drops 16% amid Chinese regulatory headwinds

Crypto sector faces tougher enforcement over sanctions-busting, report says

Hong Kong crypto exchanges seek to wash hands of dirty power problem

Almost four in ten consumers have bought cryptocurrencies, study finds

Crypto miner BitDeer blocks China users as Beijing gets tough on sector

PayPal to let users move their crypto into third-party wallets

Cardano sees US$10M inflows as big investors switch to proof-of-stake coins

Marathon to host 73,000 Bitcoin miners in Texas as Chinese exodus looms

Bitcoin rallies as Elon Musk meets with miners in green energy push

Bitcoin price plunges and altcoins sell-off as crypto market decline intensifies

Singapore’s DBS Bank says no investment discussion can omit Bitcoin

Meitu, Chinese crypto-invested firms’ stock slammed by Bitcoin crash

US Treasury calls on firms to report to IRS on crypto transactions over US$10K

Thailand’s The Brooker Group still bullish on crypto, planning US$3M investment in DeFi

South Korea switches course on crypto amid backlash over regulator’s remarks

Illegal crypto mining in Inner Mongolia’s crosshairs as reporting hotline set up

Bitcoin appears to stabilize after dramatic correction

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride leaves market players unfazed as upside beckons

Bitcoin long positions worth $1.5 billion liquidated amid crypto crash

Australia seeks fresh submissions on cryptocurrency rules

China-based SOS announces activation of 6,039 mining rigs for ETH, BTC

Riot Blockchain’s Bitcoin mining revenue soars 881% to US$23.2M

China shuts banks, finance firms out of cryptocurrency business

UAE study shows growing appetite for cryptocurrencies

New coin launch seeks to curb Elon Musk’s influence over crypto markets

Elon Musk slips down rich list as Tesla’s stock loses shine