As BTC breaks $63K, we take a look at the latest headlines and what a sustainable and permanent NFT standard could look like.

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Today's stories:

NYC Real Estate Mogul Secures $6 Billion in Gold to Back New Cryptocurrency (Bloomberg)

Banks, After Bracing for Disaster, Are Now Ready for a Boom (WSJ)

Europe’s Investment Bank Plans to Settle Bonds in Euros Using Blockchain according to a new Report

Microsoft’s Nuance Gambit Shows Healthcare Is Next Tech Battleground (WSJ)

Linux Foundation, Insurance Group Roll Out Platform to Cut Costs Using distributed ledger technology

NFTs Are Shaking Up the Art World. Are They Also Fueling Climate Change? (NYT)

Court Denies SEC’s Request Seeking Years of Financial Records From Ripple Execs

Ex-CIA Director Says Criminals Will Move Away From Bitcoin in New Lobbying Group’s First Report

What Would Biden’s Tax Hikes Mean for Bitcoin?

Brady Dale: There’s Certified Fair Trade Coffee, So How About Certified Persistent NFTs?