Cryptocurrency news digest

The most resounding crypto news of late are the El Salvador Bitcoin law entry-into-force and the death of John McAfee. But that is not at all exhaustive, find other significant events in our weekly cryptocurrency news digest!

Key Takeaways

  • Bitcoin reached a two-week low of $28,600 as Chinese banks restricted access to crypto services but is in slow recovery now;
  • The lack of news on altcoins led to the market largely following BTC and moving downside;
  • In other possible news, Israel might be considering Ethereum for their CBDC and Paraguay politicians will fight for a Bitcoin law in their country.

Latest Cryptocurrency News Digest

Bitcoin Digest

BTCUSD chart: June 25, 2021
Source: TradingView
  • The first thing seen from the weekly chart is a huge dip on June 22. You can probably guess that China is to blame again: People’s Bank of China reminded the largest banks and Alipay of trading restrictions. Bitcoin price reacted by sinking as deep as below $29,000.
  • What is the current situation of Bitcoin? The news could not keep the price from going further down, and buyers managed to get Bitcoin to $34k.

Bitcoin News

  • The largest mining equipment manufacturer, Canaan, set up shop in Kazakhstan after moving out of China. Following them, BIT Mining and other miner companies deliver their equipment to the country and will soon go back online.
  • Nasdaq Dubai exchange opened trading of the Bitcoin Fund, the first Bitcoin ETF in the region.

Altcoin News

  • An unconfirmed report, which claims Bank of Israel is testing a national digital currency and it uses the Ethereum blockchain, surfaced this week. If confirmed, this fact could become large Ethereum news in the nearest future.
  • Binance NFT Marketplace is live! It’s powered by Binance Smart Chain, so bids are accepted in BNB and BUSD.

Business Cryptocurrency News

  • PayPal and Visa organised a $300 million fund under Blockchain Capital’s guidance. The payment giants are seeking investment opportunities but being new to the space chose to collaborate with one of the oldest crypto venture capital firms.

Cryptocurrency News on Adoption

  • Auction house Sotheby’s will accept payments in bitcoin and ether for an extremely rare diamond. Chairman of Sotheby’s explained this decision was a gesture to connect one of the oldest and most modern forms of value.
  • More countries are looking to follow El Salvador: Paraguay politician Carlitos Rejala unveiled plans to introduce a bill to make Bitcoin legal tender. Rejala’s party has only two seats in the parliament out of eighty, though, so the process of passing this law will not go as easily as in El Salvador.

Regulation & Politics Cryptocurrency News

  • Cape Town-based startup firm Africrypt founders have gone missing with $3.6 billion worth of crypto assets. The aggregate amount of 69 thousand coins would make this the largest scam exit to this day.
  • Coinbase has received a green light from Japanese authorities to operate in the region. The NASDAQ-listed cryptocurrency exchange can now trade BTC, ETH, LTC and XLM in this highly regulated market.

Cryptocurrency News Digest from Social Media

Video of the Week

Peter McCormack’s interview with the President of El Salvador went up this week on the WhatBitcoinDid YouTube channel. In the first talk since the passing of Bitcoin law, Nayib Bukele shared reasons for making this step and forward-looking plans.

Cryptocurrency News Digest from Twitter

In probably the most shocking news of this week, John McAfee was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona, on June 23. The day before, Spanish court ruled to extradite him to the US.

McAfee was a scandalous character in crypto space, with people having extremely divided opinions about him, but undeniably influential.

To deal with a decisive crackdown, Chinese miners are moving operations to foreign jurisdictions. One of the destinations is the US, which is more than willing to reclaim the world leadership in hashrate production.

Bitcoin price decline was so sharp this week, stock-to-flow model author PlanB called his own creation into question. A move lower would have invalidated the model that projected growth of Bitcoin to $100,000 in 2021 and $1,000,000 in five years.

Can a Bitcoin crash, then? Ultimately, they remain optimistic: their latest update on Bitcoin prediction puts targets at $43k in September as a local low. His expected close target of Bitcoin is $125k.

Influencer of the Week

Our trader of the week deals mostly with Bitcoin, but instead of quantity they provide quality analysis. Despite favoring investments over speculation, George does know technical analysis enough for short-term ideas, too.

Top Coin Digest

At the moment of writing the digest, the general market stats are:

  • Total Market Cap: $1,339,801,805,625 (-13.61%);
  • BTC Dominance: 47%.

7d Change in Top Coins

7D crypto digest: June 25, 2021
Source: CryptoRank25/

Reds this week sent weak hands panicking and asking “Why is crypto crashing?” Altcoins followed Bitcoin on the way down but have yet to catch up to the recovery. At the moment of writing, the weekly change of the top currencies is:


Markets may not seem optimistic but the prompt recovery of Bitcoin from below $30k gives a positive signal. The news from Israel and Paraguay give the entire community much to look forward to for more details.

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9 months ago

Nice news roundup.