Crypto News Digest March 28-3rd April

March 28, 2021

Pseudonymous YouTube content creator called “stacksmashing” has managed to turn his Nintendo Game Boy, a handheld game console released over 30 years ago, into a Bitcoin (BTC) mining machine.

A Reddit user is claiming his wife is leaving him after he refused to sell his Bitcoin holdings to take a profit when the BTC price first hit $60K.

During his most recent ask-me-anything session live-streamed from sunny Colorado, IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson touched upon various topics, including the U.S. potentially banning Bitcoin and, subsequently, Cardano.

U.S. federal authorities are accusing an Instagram user of defrauding followers for millions of dollars in Bitcoin.

March 29, 2021

90% of Bitcoin mining comes from ‘dirty energy,’ Miami mayor, Francis Suarez says

Norwegian billionaire investor Øystein Stray Spetalen has gone from dismissing Bitcoin (BTC) as a “nonsense currency” to revealing that he has joined the board of Norway’s top domestic crypto exchange MiraiEx.

The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the crypto sector more than doubled to $1.1 billion in 2020, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

March 30, 2021

PayPal Holdings Inc will announce later on Tuesday that it has started allowing U.S. consumers to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay at millions of its online merchants globally.

A Scottish music school, Morningside School of Music in Edinburgh will begin accepting cryptocurrency for tuition payments following demand from students, it was announced this week.

Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill that seeks to legally recognize transactions and registrations made via blockchain smart contracts.

March 31, 2021

Coin Metrics co-founder Nic Carter has produced a well-researched rebuttal to some of the key claims suggesting power-hungry Bitcoin mining is causing an environmental disaster.

One BTC will be worth a Lambo by 2022, and a Bugatti by 2023: Kraken CEO

iPhone user blames Apple for $600K Bitcoin theft via fake app. A scam cryptocurrency app on Apple’s app distribution service App Store has reportedly stolen $600,000 Bitcoin (BTC) from one iOS user.

Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs readying Bitcoin product for clients — BTC bounces above $58K

April 1, 2021

Bitcoin’s last six monthly candles have closed green, tying its previous tying its previous record streak for bullish monthly candles.

Oakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (The A’s) have successfully sold a full-season suite ticket to Voyager Digital Ltd. for 1 BTC.

NFT Investments, an investment company specializing in non-fungible tokens and established by the co-founders of $1bn market cap Argo Blockchain plc, has announced its intention to apply for admission of its Ordinary Shares to trading on the Access segment of Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market (AQSE) in London, UK.

South Korean gov’t makes $10.5M profit10.5M profit from 4-year-old Bitcoin crime haul

April 2, 2021

Cuban says his cryptocurrency portfolio cryptocurrency portfolio is 60% bitcoin, 30% ethereum, and the rest is dedicated to smaller cap cryptos.

Bitcoin surge could be driving digital yuan interest, says People’s Bank of China

Bitcoin ‘on brink of strong breakouon brink of strong breakout,’ says analyst ahead of Coinbase IPO

Tyler Winklevoss thinks Bitcoin is past the risk of a US ban.

April 3, 2021

Bitcoin’s appeal among institutional investors is spreading toward insurance firms and life and annuity companies.

Nonfungible tokens are “ten times better than their physical counterparts”, according to digital art collector MetaKovan.

In a TV appearance, ex-SEC Chair Jay Clayton warned new regulations around bitcoin could be coming soon.

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