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Weekly Cryptocurrency News: Respite in Rally
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This week we have experienced both the anxiety of correction and the joy of a renewed market rally. The markets these days are less prone to reacting to cryptocurrency news, but not entirely resistant. What events were occupying the mind of the community for the past seven days? We have a look and recap Bitcoin and Ethereum news, as well as the market changes.

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Now let’s move on to recounting the news. As usual, we start with a Bitcoin digest and price update.

Latest Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin Digest

Bitcoin price chart - 15th January 2021
Source: TradingView

Tech Cryptocurrency News

Business Cryptocurrency News

Cryptocurrency market growth prediction
Source: Bakkt Investor Presentation

Cryptocurrency News on Adoption

Bar sale advertisement for Bitcoin and Ethereum
Source: New York Post/ Tamara Beckwith

Regulation & Politics Cryptocurrency News

Twitter Crypto Digest

Ledger can’t catch a break. Another leak happened because of their partner platform Shopify. Users are reporting receiving phishing emails and threats over phone, emails and messages. To control the situation, Ledger offered users to address their team for sensitive information removal. They also declared a bounty of 10 BTC for anyone who helps them identify the culprit.

In 2017, everyone was sure that once celebrities start talking about crypto, that was the beginning of the end. Worry not — it’s 2021 and Twitter user Ameero has only commissioned American actress Lindsay Lohan to deliver the message. We can’t help but wonder if the request piqued her interest ;)

Twitter came under fire for suspending the account of President Donald Trump a week ago. The incident became a hot topic for discussion, so it was inevitable that Jack Dorsey had to address it. In his own words, he did not expect the ban to grow into a full-blown deplatforming. Later in the thread, Dorsey shifted the focus to the bigger picture, and that’s why he mentions Bitcoin. He expressed hope that one day the Internet would be uncensorable and decentralized as it is.

Influencer of the Week

CryptoHustle is one of the enthusiasts who turned to crypto for ideological reasons. This well explains his irreverent demeanor and chill attitude to market swings. So if you feel like following someone who would crack jokes and call politicians out on the regular — this account may be to your liking.

Top Crypto Digest

Unlike the previous week, the market looks quite normal. Some assets are dipping while others are catching up to the rally.

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

7d Top Coin Change

7D crypto digest: 15th January 2021
Source: Coin360

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

ChangeHero Gainers of the Week

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

Key Takeaways


Cryptocurrency news in 2021 so far proves to us that the market has matured. The shift in official narrative of FCA and Bakkt presentation, for example, illustrate this. We have an inauguration of the US President-elect Joe Biden to look forward to next week, so stay tuned!

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