Hebdo Crypto #189 – Bitcoin and cryptocurrency news of the week

The week of 4/11 in a nutshell – News about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is constantly boiling. It can happen that crucial information gets lost in the daily information flow and that you miss important points. This format is there to remedy that. We return to the news of the past week in theCrypto Weekly to keep you informed about the current situation of cryptocurrencies.

News in brief

E-commerce service provider Shopify adopts Bitcoin. Thus, a partnership between the Stripe solution and Shopify will make it possible to integrate payments in BTC via the Lightning Network.

Hard blow for Ethereum, The Merge postponed. The Merge, the long-awaited update that will lead to the transition to Proof of Stake has been postponed by the developers. No new date has been announced.

Uniswap Labs Unveils Uniswap Labs Ventures. This new entity takes the form of a venture capital company. Its objective will be to finance various initiatives in Web3.

India has indicated the creation of a 30% tax on cryptocurrency session. As a result, the volumes of the country’s major exchanges have been halved.

Robinhood diversifies its offer. Thus, the trading platform adds four new cryptocurrencies, including Solana, Polygon, Compound and Shiba Inu.

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The 5 metrics of the week

$10 millionit is the amount raised by the EPNS project (Ethereum Push Notification Service). This Series A funding round will fund the notification service for smart contracts.

$0.03it is the average fee amount on the second layer of Ethereum Metis. These costs were divided by 100 in the space of a few months.

$100 millionit is the amount of AVAX tokens that have been purchased by the Luna foundation. These will be used to increase the reserves of the Luna Foundation Guard.

$20 millionit is the amount allocated by the Polygon project to offset its carbon footprint. The funds can also be used to support initiatives in favor of the climate.

50it is the number of cryptocurrencies that could be added to Coinbase’s offer. Among them, we find both stablecoins, altcoins well known to all and obviously projects unknown to the battalion.

Tweet of the week

Tweet of the week goes to @Cobie. This one goes back to the well-proven rumors of inside trading from a Coinbase employee.

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Hebdo Crypto #189 – Bitcoin and cryptocurrency news of the week

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