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Cryptocurrency News Digest: Walmart Fake-Out, SOL Downtime
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This has been a week full of all sorts of news: from the Solana network experiencing and recovering from massive downtime to the debunking of crypto payments in Walmart. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day events but we prepared this cryptocurrency news digest so you stay informed, enjoy!

Key Takeaways

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Bitcoin This Week

BTCUSD chart: September 17, 2021
Source: TradingView

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Video of the Week

In this video, influencer Anthony Pompliano and the SoFi team go through the news about Fidelity Investments having a call with the SEC lobbying for a Bitcoin ETF approval. First they give a more leveled perspective on the event than the headlines made it seem. Then, they go through the implications of approval of such an ETF: principally, it will give Bitcoin more legitimacy as an asset.

Cryptocurrency News from Twitter

In Ethereum news, a hacker managed to cause a split in Ethereum nodes that ran a Nethermind client. The split chain eventually was overtaken in block length and difficulty by the majority, and the consensus of nodes rendered an attack unsuccessful.

A Twitter user Zuwu managed to discover the fact that (now ex-) product lead of OpenSea NFT marketplace Nate Chastain was using his position to trade NFTs before they go public. Ethereum blockchain being transparent and uncensorable made it possible to hold him accountable for what essentially constituted insider trading.

Bitcoin enthusiasts in Budapest, Hungary erected a bust of Satoshi Nakamoto this week. The face of the bust is left featureless and polished to drive a message: we are all Satoshi.

Influencer of the Week

Spencer Noon is a well-known figure in the space, mainly focusing on Ethereum and Bitcoin but not ignoring the rest of the market. His level-headed insights come from the experience in venture capital and analysing startups, mainly in the crypto sphere.

This Week on the Market

How is the market this week? At the moment of writing the digest, the general stats are:

7d Change in Top Coins

7D crypto digest: September 17, 2021
Source: CryptoRank

Which is the best crypto to buy right now? The top was shaken up again, some currencies that were on the decline last week started to recover: XRP, UNI, LINK. At the moment of writing, the weekly change of the top currencies is:

Gainers of the Week

Among the coins and tokens you can swap on ChangeHero, these ones brought in the highest returns this week:


Bitcoin and the market are on the track to recover and even continue the bull run. More institutional investors are looking into the space, and more countries realize the prospects of crypto businesses. If you liked it, check out the next weekly crypto news digest in our blog. Follow ChangHero on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Telegram for daily updates and more content.