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Weekly Crypto Digest: BTC Over $40k, $1T Market Cap
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In the first full week of the year, we have already seen plenty of news. Crypto news, too! Check out our first crypto digest of 2021 for the highlights, Bitcoin digest and market analysis.

Latest Crypto News

Bitcoin Digest

Bitcoin price chart for the first week of January 2021
Source: TradingView

Tech News

Business & Crypto News

Crypto News on Adoption

Crypto Regulation & Politics News

Twitter Crypto Digest

Data outlet The TIE published statistics on the number of unique Twitter accounts posting about Bitcoin. It turns out that this number, 66 thousand accounts, is currently even higher than in 2017, 64 thousand.

It was a tough week for privacy coins, but Gemini’s founder, Tyler Winklevoss did not change his mind about Zcash. 

Mr Beast, a YouTuber with a 50-million audience, has joined the ranks of verified Brave creators. The current users of Brave Browser are now able to tip him directly in the browser with BAT. But there is a more great thing about this: his sizable audience may gain exposure to crypto as a whole.

Influencer of the Week

Altcoin Sara is a rare female member of the crypto community — and what a member she is! Civil engineer, bodybuilding model and, of course, a crypto enthusiast. Despite the handle, she does not ignore Bitcoin, but the attention she gives to altcoins is much appreciated.

Top Coin Digest

What is happening to cryptocurrencies? Well, looks like altcoins have finally started moving to follow Bitcoin. Some are already outperforming it, too!

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

7d Top Coin Change

7D price change for the first week of January 2021
Source: Coin360

At the moment of writing the crypto digest, the 7-day change of the top currencies is the following:

Gainers of the Week on ChangeHero

At the time of writing this crypto digest, the altcoins that saw the most gains are:

Key Takeaways


As far as crypto is concerned, the start of the year is going quite well. Let’s hope the impulse lasts well into 2021.

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