Important news this week in numbers and facts: 23-29.08.2021

Important news this week in numbers and facts: 23-29.08.2021

The best and worst quotes, a few important quotes from important people, numbers and events – all that the last days of August on the crypto market were remembered for.
The first and foremost cryptocurrency recovered its price level at $ 50,000 this week, although the asset subsequently fell several thousand dollars as part of a price correction, fluctuating from $ 45,000 to $ 50,000 for most of the week.
Today Bitcoin is worth $ 48,373, Ether – $ 3233 and XRP – $ 1.14, and from dry statistics we are moving on to an overview.
117, the US Congress is stepping up measures to ensure the regulatory framework for cryptography in 2021 and this year has already put forward 18 bills related to digital assets and blockchain technology.
Also this week, congressional officials said the House of Representatives will vote on the controversial $ 1 trillion infrastructure bill proposed by the Biden government by September 27. The vote will take place without any amendments to the controversial cryptocurrency tax provisions. Experts assess this as an extremely disturbing action, and it is difficult to disagree with this.
A lot of attention has been focused on NTF this week – in addition to trading $ 1.3 billion on the Open Sea since early August, collectors have rushed to buy CryptoPunk. So this week, payment giant Visa spent $ 150,000 on a tokenized JPEG!
The payment service acquired CryptoPunk 7610 – a female figure with a mohawk, green clown eyes and lipstick. We posted the controversial acquisition in the story, nicknamed it facepalm among ourselves.
By the end of the week, by the way, it became known about the first case of theft of cryptocurrency from the Open Sea wallet through a fake support service. Half a million dollars were stolen, and so far it has not been possible to recover these funds. It remains to wish the marketplace to strengthen the protection of user data, otherwise there will be no one to buy pictures like CryptoPunks.
This week, Coinbase customers reported hacks and depletion of funds to the crypto exchange support.
According to an August 24 CNBC investigation, thousands of disgruntled U.S. customers have filed complaints against the company and are unhappy with Coinbase’s lack of response to hacks and theft.
“Interviews with Coinbase customers across the country and reviewing thousands of complaints have revealed a pattern of account hijackings where users see money suddenly disappear from their accounts, followed by poor customer service from Coinbase, which makes those users feel abandoned and angry.” , CNBC said.
Meanwhile, another payment giant PayPal has announced the rollout of its cryptocurrency services to customers in the United Kingdom. The service first launched its crypto services less than a year ago, and Britain is the first country outside of the United States to feature these services. UK customers will now be able to buy, sell and store crypto assets including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether, Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
A recent poll from Redfield & Wilton Strategies on behalf of Politico, incidentally, found that 30% of British adults are worried about the central bank’s digital currency issued by the Bank of England, or CBDC. Against this background, the PayPal initiative seems even more successful, doesn’t it?
We will continue to bring you the best news, but for now we wish everyone a successful Sunday and enjoy the last summer days!
29.08.2021