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⛽ ️ Average commissions on the Bitcoin network are now $28 - the figure has increased by 3000% since the summer. The main reason is the popularity of Ordinals, with which the mempool has been flooded.

🇺🇸 Reuters reports that the SEC and companies that have applied for Bitcoin ETFs have begun discussing key technical details of the investment products - which may indicate their imminent approval by the U.S. regulator. So far, 13 asset management companies, including BlackRock, Invesco, Grayscale and ARK Investments, have filed applications to float a spot BTC ETF.

🇶🇦 Max Kaiser, Bitcoin advisor to the president of El Salvador, said that Qatar's sovereign wealth fund could invest up to $500 billion in VTS. 🇨🇦 Canada's largest restaurant franchise Tahini's has officially started purchasing BTC for its corporate balance sheet.

🪙 Bitcoin has hit a new yearly high at $42,000. 🇺🇸 The U.S. Space Force has proposed that the Department of Defense adopt Bitcoin as a "compensation strategy." 🇸🇻 Nayib Bukele said El Salvador's Bitcoin investments are on the plus side of $3,620,000. 🪙 Binance announced airdrop for "Web3 wallet" users. 🐳 An unknown trader sold all of his 2,850 ETH ($6.35M) today at $2230, earning ~$457,000 - he's traded Ethereum 25 times in the last year for a total profit of over $3,000,000. The 🐹 Shortist is down $6,000,000 at one point today. 🇧🇷 Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco has started offering cryptocurrency trading services.

🐳 An unknown trader sold all of his 2,850 ETH ($6.35M) today at $2230, making ~$457,000 - he has traded Ethereum 25 times in the last year for a total profit of over $3,000,000.

🇪🇺 Binance will list Anchored Coins EUR (AEUR), a stablecoin whose exchange rate is pegged to the euro - 99% of all issued AEUR tokens are owned by Binance. The asset's reserves are held at FlowBank, a regulated Swiss bank, and the reserves will be audited by Prescient Assurance.

📈 BTC capitalization has reached $800 billion - the first cryptocurrency now ranks 10th on the list of all global assets. Ethereum is currently in 36th place.

🇵🇭 Philippine regulators are going to block access to Binance in the country. 🪙 Tokens inspired by the possible opening of funds on Ethereum started to appear. ETHETF rose in value by 400% as soon as it started trading on the decentralized exchange Uniswap. ⚡ ️MicroStrategy purchased 16,130 BTC - the company already has 174,530 BTC on its balance sheet. 🧬 AIFire analysts released a huge study on neural networks - with tons of useful guides and tutorials. 💸 Scam exchange FTX was allowed to sell $873 million in assets. 🤖 After 12 days, Sam Altman officially returned as CEO of OpenAI. 🪙 The SEC officially confirmed the application for registration of the spot Ethereum ETF from Fidelity Investments.

⚖️ Cristiano Ronaldo has been taken to court over the promotion of Binance—plaintiffs claim that his NFT sales were "incredibly successful" in promoting the exchange, leading to a large number of users remaining on the platform and "buying unregistered securities."

⛔ ️ On December 15, Binance will conduct a complete delisting of the Binance USD (BUSD) stablecoin, ceasing its support entirely. Starting from December 31, the withdrawal of BUSD will be disabled, and any remaining BUSD in users' Binance accounts will be automatically converted to FDUSD.

🪙 Binance's new CEO Richard Teng says he will completely transform the crypto exchange, key talking points: 1️⃣ The company will begin its transformation from a "rogue" tech startup to a traditional financial organization. 2️⃣ Binance is a baby that is just getting ready to go to elementary school. 3️⃣ The company has made a number of mistakes during its infancy and rapid growth, but has learned from them. 4️⃣ Binance will begin to build out a traditional corporate structure, including having a board of directors, a physical address and transparent financial operations. 5️⃣ The company's capital structure is deleveraged, and revenue and profits remain strong.

📉 Euro payments volumes via SWIFT have fallen sharply.

⚖️ Top 15 largest fines that US regulators have imposed on cryptocurrency companies. It is worth noting that the bankrupt cryptolending platform Celsius Network is unlikely to pay $4.7 bln.

✖️ CZ's 𝕏 (Twitter) account was "temporarily restricted" yesterday.

⚽️ Spanish soccer club Atletico Madrid is suing Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange WhaleFin over non-payment of €40 million from sponsorship.

🤖 A guy on Reddit put together a robot at home that is controlled by ChatGPT - it can see, assess its surroundings, engage in dialogs and answer questions.

👀 CZ's lawyers said that "there is no risk that their ward will abscond and that CZ is ready to take full responsibility." Earlier, US prosecutors asked Changpeng Zhao to remain in the US until sentencing.

⛔ ️ Mining pools have started blocking transactions from or to addresses sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) - they simply aren't added to the blocks. There have been 6 such cases in the past few weeks. One by ViaBTC, one by Foundry USA, and four more by F2Pool. The most interesting thing is that not only US mining pools are involved, but also Chinese ones. The attached picture shows the hashrate distribution, the top 3 pools can block any transaction.

🪙 The director of Netflix's sci-fi series "Conquest" used millions of dollars from the show's budget to speculate on the markets. As a result, he plowed $6 million into stocks - but then raised $27 million on Dogecoin.

⛔ ️ Hackers hacked into DEX exchange KyberSwap - $46 million worth of assets were withdrawn from the trading platform. The attacker left a message online saying that he wanted to start negotiations.