What’s popping, People of Breet? 

How’d the weekend go? Not too quickly, I hope? 🌚

And is it just me who’s seeing how fast December is going – we’re almost midway in and Christmas is less than two weeks away. Jingle bells don dey jingle o! 🎄 

Before you get too busy this Monday morning, it’s time for my favourite thing about a new week – Crypto news rundown by Breet! 

Ready? Let’s see What Happened In The Crypto World Last Week: 

1. Week two in December didn’t end badly for the biggest cryptocurrencies – on Friday afternoon, Bitcoin was at a gain of $17,252 at going up by 2.58%, while Ethereum had a 3.89% in the last 24 hours, and was at $1,285. Not bad at all! 🕺

2. Beverage brand Coca-Cola has partnered with Singapore-based exchange Crypto.com to launch a collection of 10,000 NFTs that are based on the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Exciting, yeah? 🤩

3. It’s happening! — following FTX’s collapse, the United Kingdom Treasury is finalising plans to regulate crypto, and this would involve monitoring and overseeing activities in the digital-assets industry. Thoughts? 🤔 

4. Next up — Ethereum developers have prioritised Beacon Chain withdrawals for the network’s next major upgrade (Shanghai) & will be delaying the implementation of The Surge, ETH network’s sequel to The Merge. Fingers crossed 👀

5. Binance is on a roll this last quarter of 2022, as the crypto exchange is in talks for a potential acquisition deal of Indonesia’s Tokocrypto in its latest move toward expanding their presence in Asia. Smart moves upandan! 💪🏼

6. Coffeehouse Starbucks has officially launched its blockchain-based loyalty program and NFT community — Starbucks Odyssey — to its first group of beta testers in the USA. Love to hear it! ☕️ 

7. Some FTX news 🌚 — Founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is under probe by U.S. prosecutors to ascertain whether he manipulated the prices of TerraUSD & Luna cryptocoins earlier this year for FTX’s benefit. Yikes! 

8. Meanwhile, Blockchain-based DON Chainlink held its first-ever staking pool draw in 24.27 million tokens (worth some $170 million!) with community allotment being filled up in only two days. Doings we love to see! 🤑

9. And finally — the U.S. SEC has issued letters to public companies to reiterate the need for them to disclose any potential impacts from the current mayhem in the crypto markets to their investors. Definitely a wise thing to do! 🤲🏼

It’s a wrap, Gang. Thank you for reading! 

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Till next time, have a fantastic week! 

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