With BTC taking a breather and a look back at $COIN’s first day of trading on the Nasdaq, CoinDesk’s Market Daily is back with the latest news roundup.

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Today's stories:

U.S. Retail Sales Climb Most Since May 2020 in Broad Advance (Bloomberg)

IMF urges eurozone to boost spending to fuel economic recovery (FT)

JPMorgan Unveils Goal to Support $2.5 Trillion in Climate-Friendly Investments

Hedge funds post best start to year in the decade since since the global financial crisis

Market shake-up has created ‘fertile’ environment for managers to make bets (FT)

ePIC Blockchain Raises $7.5M to Manufacture ASIC Crypto Miners in North America

AXA Switzerland Allows Customers to Pay in Bitcoin

Ark Investment Funds Bought $246M Worth of Coinbase Shares on First Day of Trading

Japanese Internet Giant Taps Zero Hash for Settlement in Yen, US Dollar Stablecoins

Gary Gensler Confirmed as New SEC Chief

$623M in Bitcoin From 2016 Bitfinex Hack Moved Under Cover of COIN Hype

DeFi Token YFI Rises Above $50K for the First Time Since February   

Why Coinbase’s Trading Debut Is a Cryptocurrency Coming-Out Party (NYT) 

Coinbase Shares Meet Crypto Volatility: First Soar, Then Fall to Close Below Opening Price