BTC is currently trading around $40,500 and ETH around $2,800. Notable gainers in the last 24 hours are XIDO, APE, and MINA. The global crypto market cap is $1.89T, down 0.4% over the last day. DeFi Total Value Locked is ~$204b and BTC dominance is around 43%.
Notable news includes: Russia’s central bank has approved Sberbank’s application to become an official digital financial assets issuer allowing Sberbank to issue stablecoins for its corporate clients and offer digital asset exchange services; US Senator Warren has introduced a bill to restrict the ability of crypto businesses and investors to transact with Russia; Argentina’s Senate has approved a new debt deal with the IMF that includes vows to discourage the use of crypto assets; Taiwan’s MaCoin crypto exchange is weighing a Nasdaq listing; GameStop announced the coming launch of a new NFT marketplace for 2Q; and, Bitcoin mining difficulty has dropped for a second time this month.
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