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Weekly Crypto Digest: XRP Lawsuit, Ledger Leak
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It’s the last full week of the year. The ChangeHero team wishes you fun and happy holidays! As expected from the holiday week, there was not a lot of market action — but crypto never rests, and some hot crypto news did drop! Read our summary of the market situation, a Bitcoin digest and the events you should know about in our weekly crypto digest!

ChangeHero Updates

But first, we have some news to share with you in this crypto digest.

Celebrating Holidays with TOR

Starting this week, ChangeHero is holding a charity event for the holidays. During this event, all fees collected from exchanges made with the links from our posts will be donated to the Tor Project. If you wanted to put your crypto to a good cause while doing business as usual, this is your chance!

Celebrating Holidays with Verge Currency

On Christmas day, we have also partnered with the Verge community to bring you a good old giveaway of $500 in XVG. Check out the Twitter post for the full rules and to enter!

1INCH Listed on ChangeHero

Exchange 1INCH on ChangeHero

DEX aggregator 1InchExchange has just launched their own governance token — 1INCH (ERC-20). We are proud to announce that it is already available for exchange on ChangeHero. Get it while the supplies last (just kidding)!

Latest Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin News

Bitcoin price chart for 25th December 2020
Source: TradingView

Tech News

Business & Cryptocurrency News

Cryptocurrency News on Adoption

Regulation & Politics Cryptocurrency News

Twitter Crypto Digest

Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation. In his words, Bitcoin is finding plenty of use cases in communities stricken by humanitarian crises. The examples he gave are BYSOL and Nigerian Feminist Coalition. Both NGOs used Bitcoin to help protestors circumvent the regime-imposed restrictions on their bank accounts and other sources of financing.

Despite the fact that the Falcon 9 launch and test flights were happening at about the same time, Elon Musk found the time to shitpost on Twitter in between the coverage. He made some vaguely sceptical and some straight up confusing tweets about Bitcoin, thus summoning the entire Crypto Twitter to his mentions. We may not know what he meant by this meme, but we are sure he had some fun.

According to Michael van de Poppe, altcoin holders can brace themselves for some action in December. So far, this rally did not look like the repetition of 2018 for altcoins, but the metrics like BTC dominance and total market capitalization suggest further growth of the whole sector, he says.

Influencer of the Week

Bruce Fenton is an active member of the crypto community , stockbroker and a cypherpunk. For the past week, he has been providing tremendous insight into the most resonant crypto news. Particularly, he took great care to explain what the SEC lawsuit of Ripple means for the whole crypto industry. If you are looking for educated opinions with a reasonable degree of being laid back — follow @brucefenton.

Top Coin Digest

At the moment of writing the crypto digest, the market’s dynamics for the last 7 days are the following:

7d Top Coin Change

7D price change of top cryptocurrencies
Source: Coin360

What is happening to cryptocurrencies? This week the crypto market is looking all grown up, with some assets decoupled from Bitcoin. 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


This has been quite an eventful week for both the crypto market and the industry. Some of the stories, like the Ledger leak or Ripple lawsuit will be intriguing to follow in the future.

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The ChangeHero team wishes you a very happy Christmas and a prosperous new year!

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