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Chairman Jerome Powell Holds A Press Conference At The Federal Reserve (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Not Ready to Soar as Investors Await Fed Chair Speech, More Earnings
ALSO: As crypto prices rise, venture capital into the blockchain space is likely to rise. But will investment firms learn from their past overindulgences in the sector?
Chairman Jerome Powell Holds A Press Conference At The Federal Reserve (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Dips Into Red but Holds Strong Above $23.5K
ALSO: CoinDesk analyst Glenn Williams Jr. highlights the spike in crypto trading activity following the U,S. central bank's interest rate hike.
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First Mover Asia: Is Bitcoin's Ride Past $24.1K a Stopping Point or Sign of Further Gains?
ALSO: Shaurya Malwa writes that Waves’ decision to abandon the stablecoin model underlines a decline in this sector stemming from the terraUSD implosion and other debacles.
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First Mover Asia: Lido DAO Governance Token Down, Staked Ether Stable as Withdrawal Proposal Comes Into Focus; Bitcoin Rises as Fed Rate Decision Nears
While the DAO has yet to formally see the Lido proposal to allow withdrawals from stETH, Galaxy Digital has already been critical. The Lido governance token has fallen about 15% from its high last week week.
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Bitcoin and ether have taken a hit, but exchange coins are on the rise. (Erik Mclean/Unsplash)
First Mover Asia: Centralized Exchange Tokens Post Solid Gains in January Despite SEC Interest; Bitcoin, Ether in the Red.
The tokens of Binance, Crypto.com and KuCoin are all comfortably in the green over the past month.
Bitcoin and ether have taken a hit, but exchange coins are on the rise. (Erik Mclean/Unsplash)

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First Mover Asia: Amazon’s Web3 Foray Will Be a Compliance Nightmare; Bitcoin Tops $23.9K
The retail giant’s initiative, especially in NFTs, may force some regulatory clarity for digital assets. Cryptos surge in Sunday trading.
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First Mover Asia: Cryptos Shrug Off Latest US Productivity, Jobs Data; Bitcoin Hovers at $22.9K
ALSO: Sam Reynolds considers litecoin's strong performance over the past year compared to bitcoin and ether. The first altcoin has been operating largely out of the spotlight.
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CDCROP: Three Arrows pointing upwards (Jungwoo Hong/Unsplash)
First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Tops $23.7K in Wednesday Comeback
The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization regained ground lost in a late Tuesday swoon. ALSO: Laguna Labs CEO Stefan Rust discusses Genesis and bitcoin's short-term prospects in a CoinDesk Q&A.
CDCROP: Three Arrows pointing upwards (Jungwoo Hong/Unsplash)

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First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Seesaws Above and Below $23K Again
The largest cryptocurrency has been holding steady near this threshold as investors remain hopeful about inflation and the economy.
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First Mover Asia: Ether Prices Fall Relative to Bitcoin
The ETH/BTC currency pair has declined 8% since Jan. 11 as the price increase in bitcoin has been more pronounced than ether’s; BTC hovers near $23K in Monday trading.
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