Competing narratives around crypto clash on the Earth Day, April 19-26

Regulation by enforcement, a fast and economical substitute for thorough rulemaking, is widely regarded as some of the U.S. executive agencies’ preeminent approach to crypto regulation. It could be summed up as letting crypto firms explore the boundaries of what is permissible by themselves and then punishing industry participants in case their exploratory actions come […]

Coinbase NFT launches beta, AMC Theatres rolls out SHIB and DOGE payments, and Blockchain.com eyes IPO: Hodler’s Digest, April 17-23

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week AMC Theatres mobile app accepts Dogecoin, Shiba Inu and more […]

Paris is always a good idea, even for talking crypto policy — April 11–18

Last week was the Paris Blockchain Week, and the epicenter of crypto policy and regulatory conversation moved to the French capital accordingly. Cointelegraph reported extensively from the ground and ran a series of interviews with some of the crypto industry’s captains who shared their thoughts on the state of regulatory affairs. For one, Binance’s Changpeng […]

Epic Games raises $2B for Metaverse, Mastercard scales NFT plans and Ripple scores big win against SEC: Hodler’s Digest, April 10-16

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Mastercard files 15 metaverse and NFT related trademarks Multinational payments […]

XRP price bounces to $0.72 but still risks new lows in April — Here’s why

Ripple’s XRP took a break from its prevailing downtrend as its price rebounded from $0.68 to $0.72 in the last three days. Ripple scores vs. SEC Traders returned to buying XRP after a U.S. court denied the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) request to shield internal documents related to June 2018 speech made by […]

Crypto risks, imaginary and real, and creative ways of addressing them, April 4–11

Last week, there was a lot of regulatory talk about crypto-related risks. While this is very common in itself, some angles and proposed solutions to such risks came across as novel. In the United States, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a letter to commercial and savings banks under its purview, or all federally […]

Bitcoin plumbs April lows as US dollar strength hits highest since May 2020

Bitcoin (BTC) neared new price lows for April on April 8’s Wall Street open amid a fresh surge in the U.S. dollar. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView $43,000 hangs in the balance Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView captured another day of gloom for BTC bulls as the largest cryptocurrency slipped back under […]

SOL price eyes $150 in April

Solana (SOL) jumped past a critical resistance level that had limited its recovery attempts during the November 2021-March 2022 price correction multiple times, thus raising hopes of more upside in April. Solana flips key resistance to support To recap, SOL‘s price underwent extreme pullbacks upon testing its multi-month downward sloping trendline in recent history. For […]

Astar (ASTR) price doubles as the network prepares to add 15 new projects in April

Following the successful completion of its initial parachain auctions, the Polkadot (DOT) ecosystem has begun to gain traction with the cryptocurrency community as the first chains begin to come online and integrate with Ethereum (ETH).  Astar (ASTR) is one such Polkadot-based project that finished off the month of March on a hot streak after the […]

3 reasons why Ethereum price can hit $4K in April

Three market catalysts suggest that Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) is well-positioned to reach $4,000 this month. Google searches for “Ethereum merge” spike  Internet users’ interest in Ethereum’s upcoming network upgrade, dubbed “the Merge,” surged substantially in the week ending April 2, Google Trends’ data shows. Searches for the keyword “Ethereum Merge” reached a perfect […]