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Morning, Coinheads.

2021 was a good year for North Korean hackers.

Turns out kicking the rate rise can down the road wasn’t a confidence inspiring strategy. After a rally so brief you’d blink and miss it, all the major players were back in the red by lunchtime. Bitcoin had a wee fire sale, the Stablecoin Tether widened the gap with Binance Coin, and an ETH2 merger looms large.

Let’s go.

US market close: Crypto U-turn 

All the majors were up on Thursday before plunging back into the red, with Bitcoin down 1.57%, Ethereum down 2.59%, and Litecoin 0.94% lower. Alt coins also took a dive, with Bitcoin cash and Dogecoin down 0.36% and 3.19% respectively.


Tether price prediction: Can the first stablecoin thrive through scrutiny?

Third largest cryptocurrency, Stablecoin Tether (USDT) widened the gap with Binance Coin (BNB) in terms of market cap ranking, as the latter continues to lose value in the current bout of market turbulence.


UK crypto news: Bitcoin mimics US equities as sell-offs continue

Bitcoin (BTC) traded at around $36,000 in London’s morning trade, after falling from $39,000. The combined market value of all virtual tokens dropped 2.5% over the last 24 hours.


North Korean hackers bag $400m of digital assets in cyberattacks

North Korean hackers made as much as $400m from at least seven different attacks on decentralised finance (DeFi) networks during 2021, according to data from Chainalysis.


ETH2 merge looms large as developers migrate to Polygon

Gas fees and intermittent network outages are putting pressure on the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency blockchain to complete its long-planned – and frequently delayed – protocol merge to Eth2.


Chromia coin price prediction: Can СHR retake old highs?

Native token of the Chromia blockchain platform, CHR almost halved in value at the start of the year, dropping by 44%. By the 27th of January its price was down 5% at $0.52. Chromia says it is different to the rest because it focuses on the user interface and developer experience. Here’s what to expect from prices over 2022, 2023, 2025 and 2030.


FET coin price prediction: where next for the AI-driven coin?

Like many cryptos, FET fell over the edge on the 20th of January and has been scrambling to find its feet all week. On 27 January it was at $0.325, down another 6% for a total loss of 37% for the week. Here’s what the future price of FET could look like.


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