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The $20,000 Human IPO and 5 Other Crypto Stories That Have Nothing to Do With COVID-19

From regulation-related shutdowns to a human IPO and G20 warnings about stablecoins, NLW breaks down a set of crypto trend stories that really aren’t about COVID-19.

CoinDesk Insights
Apr 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 8:28 a.m. UTC

From regulation-related shutdowns to a human IPO and G20 warnings about stablecoins, NLW breaks down a set of crypto trend stories that really aren’t about COVID-19.

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Even as the market tries to make sense of everything happen (or ignores it, depending on your perspective), crypto keeps on plugging along. 

Today on The Breakdown @NLW looks at five recent crypto stories that are representative of larger trends, including:

  • Coinbase Custody enabling staking for Polkadot DOTs
  • A Telegram-focused exchange shutting down due to regulatory compliance costs
  • A $20,000 "Human IPO" on Ethereum 
  • Shapeshift acquires Portis & other crypto M&A
  • A G20 report on the threat of stablecoins

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