Crypto Trends Weekly Dec. 25 – 31

    03 Jan 2022

    Breaking crypto news from the last week (Dec. 25 – 31, 2021):


    Dec. 25: During the 2021 Paris Auction House event, Vodafone sold the world’s first SMS as an NFT for €132,680 (or $149,729). Vodafone proceeded the entire amount for charity to support the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).


    Dec. 26: Simba Storage, the first token in the world released for Satoshi Bitcoin, received a crypto storage license from DMCC, the UAE’s free economic zone. The project is a partner of TRES OTC DMCC, which received the first cryptocurrency trading license in Dubai.


    Dec. 27: Shiba Inu outperformed Bitcoin and Ethereum to become the most viewed cryptocurrency in 2021 on the CoinMarketCap crypto data aggregator, with 188 million views. Dogecoin was ranked in the 3rd position among the most viewed cryptocurrencies in 2021 with 107 million views, followed by Cardano and Ethereum with 86 million views and 81 million views, respectively.


    Dec. 28: World’s leading crypto exchange Binance has received in-principle approval from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) to establish itself as a crypto-asset service provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain. If the Bahrain application is approved, it will be Binance’s first regulatory approval in the Middle East and North Africa region.


    Dec. 29: Iran, for the second time this year, ordered a shutdown of authorized cryptocurrency mining centers as part of efforts to ease the strain on the country’s power plants and avoid blackouts, according to Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, director of the state-run Iran Grid Management Co. and a spokesman for Iran’s power industry.


    Dec. 30: Tech billionaire Elon Musk has unveiled the identity of the person who he believes is the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. Speaking on the Lex Fridman podcast, the entrepreneur said that computer scientist and cryptographer Nick Szabo might have developed the cryptocurrency.


    Dec. 31: Binance, the world’s biggest crypto exchange, revealed that it will gain the excess extraordinary shares of Swipe, a prominent crypto Visa card supplier. As a result, users of Binance will obtain the ability to spend their coins in more than 70 million areas worldwide.

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