Bitcoin reached $48,000 this week, a 2022 record, but went down again to $45,000. (Cryptocurrency exchange balances hit a three-year low - people are withdrawing cryptocurrency from trading platforms for future HODL.)
The rest of the top 10 currencies also closed the week in the green zone. Solana (+33%) and Terra (+24.5%) showed the best dynamics.
On March 31, a vote was held - the European Parliament supported a mandatory KYC for DeFi-Wallets.
On April 1, the 19 millionth bitcoin was mined, out of 21 million. Only 2 million coins remain, and it will take 140 years to mine them.
Visa teaches NFT art
Payments giant Visa has officially launched an educational program for NFT creators.
A limited number of creators will be able to learn how to develop a business in the field of non-fungible token, as well as receive grants for a successful start in this field.
USA and cryptocurrency
The White House plans to raise more than $10 billion over 10 years from cryptocurrencies as part of upcoming regulation of the industry - primarily through expanded tax reporting requirements.
MicroStrategy took out a $205 million bitcoin loan to buy bitcoins.
(MicroStrategy already holds more BTC in its wallets than will be mined in the last 100 years of mining).
The world's largest cryptocurrency platform Binance announced the launch of Bridge 2.0, an updated bridge for the collaboration of assets from the BNB Chain blockchain with Ethereum tokens.
Users will now be able to receive BEP20 wrapped tokens (BTokens) to further work with DeFi-platforms on Ethereum.
NFT for fiat on OpenSea
The largest NFT-marketplace OpenSea has launched payments with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay.