Bitfinity Weekly: Issue #100

Bitfinity Weekly: Issue #100

Welcome to Issue #100 of Bitfinity Weekly for our #BITFINIANS community. If this newsletter was forwarded to you, sign up here.

What's in Today's Email?

  • Global Crypto News
  • This Week in our Blog
  • NFT Market Bytes
  • Tweet of the Week
  • Meme Time
  • A Matter of Opinion

Global Crypto News

Dust to Dust: Terraform Labs and its co-founder Do Kwon have been found liable for civil fraud (deceiving investors about the stability of their stablecoin and the Terra blockchain's use cases) following SEC allegations regarding the $40 billion collapse of the Terra ecosystem in 2022. Kwon also faces criminal charges in the U.S. and South Korea, with extradition pending in Montenegro.

Welcome Aboard: PayPal announced on Thursday that its U.S.-based customers can now use $PYUSD to fund international payments. Customers can send international payments through its Xoom payment platform with zero fees once they convert PayPal USD ($PYUSD) to dollars. $PYUSD is an ERC-20 stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar, launched by PayPal last year and issued by Paxos Trust Co.

Selling Sunset: Telegram-based trading app Solareum shut down on Monday following last week's $523k wallet drain. The exploit, which affected an estimated 300 Solana users, was initially suspected to be connected to popular trading bot BONKbot due to its widespread usage. The BONKbot team launched their own investigation and released a statement saying that it was "unclear whether [the Solareum exploit] was an external breach or an internal drain".

Insecurities: Coinbase won a significant legal battle as the U.S. Court of Appeals regarding secondary cryptocurrency sales. The dispute centered on whether cryptocurrencies traded on Coinbase qualified as securities. While the court acknowledged Coinbase's potential liability under certain sections of the Securities Act of 1933-1934, it rejected claims related to the Securities Exchange Act due to insufficient evidence.

This Week in our Blog

Unlike the early days of Ethereum, there is no existing infrastructure to leverage when building on Bitcoin. Take a look at how Bitfinity will help usher in the Bitcoin Renaissance:

OrdFi: The Bitcoin Renaissance
Explore the Bitcoin Renaissance through the lens of ordinal inscriptions and digital collectibles. Uncover how Bitfinity’s innovation bridges Bitcoin with artistic expression and gaming.

A comprehensive overview of The Block Size War on Bitcoin, sparked by community disagreement regarding scaling solutions for the Bitcoin blockchain and what Bitfinity will bring:

Bitcoin’s Scaling Crisis: From Blocksize Battles to Bitfinity’s Breakthrough
Discover how this pivotal battle shaped the cryptocurrency’s future, the rise of Layer 2 solutions like Bitfinity, and what it means for developers, users, and the blockchain ecosystem.

NFT Market Bytes

Doodles of Fun: Web3 brand Doodles announced that their team will be debuting an animated film titled "Dullsville and the Doodleverse" this summer, featuring contributions from artist, designer and producer Pharrell Williams, rapper Lil' Wayne, and singer Coi Leray. Williams also serves as Doodles' Chief Brand Officer. The film is being marketed as a "groundbreaking animation and music experience", with an accompanying soundtrack release.

Open Canvas: Coachella, a popular California-based annual music festival, is expanding their footprint into the NFT world. Not only are Coachella passes available for puchase as NFTs, festivalgoers will be able to earn perks and upgrades through a blockchain-based game this year. Developed in partnership with Ava Labs (Avalanche blockchain's official team), the Coachella Canvas app will enable the creation of a personal 'passport' to begin quests.

But Why?: Binance is discontinuing marketplace support for Bitcoin Ordinals on April 18th. The company explained through a blog post that the decision to no longer support Ordinals on its NFT marketplace is due to their "ongoing efforts to streamline product offerings". Many on CT expressed their confusion about Binance's stated explanation, especially given the increasing volume and social media visibility of numerous Ordinals projects, such as Bitcoin Puppets.

Tweet of the Week

Let's get you caught up on Runes!

Meme Time

meme originally by @sartoshi

A Matter of Opinion

We are incredibly honored to send out our 100th weekly newsletter. In the past two years that we have been publishing Bitfinity Weekly, our goal has always been to deliver trustworthy, unbiased and timely news to our readers. Although Bitfinity is not in the 'business' of education, we put tremendous effort into providing free content because we believe that educating our community is the best way to help people help themselves.

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