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Morning Coinheads.

It’s Thursday morning in Greater Sydney and there’s movement at the station for the coins from overnight have got away.

And smoking hot from the stacks at, we’ve got price calls on NEXO and NEO.

Grab your saddle, let’s pony up…


US Market Close: Crypto assets, arise

The prominent cryptocurrencies were up during US markets opening on Wednesday, 12 January.

Bitcoin up 3.0%.

Ethereum up 4.8%.

Litecoin up 7.5%.


Bank consortium to release private stablecoin

And also overnight, a consortium of banks are partnering to develop a bank-minted stablecoin.

The cabal includes the New York Community Bank, NBH Bank, FirstBank and it’s not a continental breakfast without JAM FINTOP.

Known as USDF, the group said its stablecoin is being minted “to remove friction from the financial system.”

More are expected to join throughout 2022.


Senator wants The Fed to approve crypto banks

Wyoming’s Sen. Cynthia Lummis urged Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to “throw a lifeline” to cryptocurrency institutions in her state on Tuesday. The comments came during Powell’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee.


In a $1.15bn about-face, Citadel aims at cryptocurrencies

Citadel Securities, founded by curmudgeonly-cryptophobe Ken Griffin – here he is before Christmas telling everyone about life in the middle of a meme stock comedy – has taken $1.15bn (£845m) in funding from private equity firms Sequoia and Paradigm with plans afoot to expand operations into cryptocurrencies.


Investment angst: Crypto Bull vs Crypto Bear

According to Allied Market Research, the global cryptocurrency market size is projected to reach $4.9bn (£3.6bn, €4.3bn) by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 12.8% from 2021–2030.

But not all analysts share bullish views on the cryptocurrency market prospect.


NEXO price prediction: Where to next in 2022?

The NEXO crypto is the Nexo platform’s native token, and its design is based on a typical blockchain incentive structure. Learn more about it here, with some cracking analysis on its performance.


NEO price prediction 2022: what’s next for ‘Chinese Ethereum’?

China’s first digital coin, NEO has been on the slide since hitting a peak last May, despite its increasing reputation as a preferred blockchain platform for the development of smart contracts and dApps. This is a look at its past and possible future as an investment.


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