From January 1, 2022, till the time of writing, Coinscreed will help you keep an eye on the trending cryptocurrency events and news.
South Korea’s Top Presidential Candidate Will Accept BTC and ETH as Campaign Contributions
According to The Korea Times, South Korean politician Lee Jae-Myung, who formally became the progressive Democratic Party’s presidential contender in October, will accept Bitcoin and Ethereum, as well as three other cryptocurrencies to be determined by his election committee.
This month, Lee’s cryptocurrency-savvy followers will be able to contribute to the campaign. According to the report, all contributed bitcoin would be converted to cash through a local exchange.
Lee is attempting to win younger voters with his cryptocurrency campaign. According to a November survey, 40.5 percent of respondents between the ages of 20 and 40 claimed they have invested in cryptocurrencies.
During a lecture at Seoul National University last month, he stated that he wants South Korea to take the lead in the global bitcoin scene, calling cryptocurrency an “undeniable reality.”
Lee also advocated for deferring cryptocurrency taxation until next year, while also vowing to expand deduction limitations.
Bitcoin Hashrate Reaches New Milestone
The Bitcoin network’s processing power and security have never been higher, and the network hit a significant milestone in early 2022.
Diagram of hashrate On Coinwarz, the BTC hashrate peaked at 209.39 EH / s on January 1, 2022. The hashrate is still at 203 EH / s at the time of writing, while the network briefly hit 224.32 EH / s on Saturday, according to the 30-day stats.
Elon Musk Makes Hilarious Remark About Bitcoin’s Genesis Block
In a response to former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeting the code that marked the beginning of the world’s first blockchain, Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted the 13th anniversary of Bitcoin’s genesis block.
Reminds me of when I hex edited Ultima V to get out of the final maze— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 3, 2022
Musk compares it to hexing an edited version of the popular role-playing video game “Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny,” which was released in March 1988.
Musk tweeted in August 2016 that Ultima V was one of his favorite childhood games.
To enable cheats for PC games, some gamers use a hex editor, which is a program for manipulating fundamental binary data.
Eminem buys Bored Ape “EminApe” NFT for $460K
Eminem became a member of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) by acquiring one of the nonfungible token (NFT) Bored Apes on OpenSea’s NFT marketplace for $462,000. Bored Ape has a gold chain necklace and khaki army headgear that Eminem wears in real life and has been added to his portfolio by OpenSea.
GeeGazza collaborated with Bored Ape to produce the NFT dubbed the “EminApe.” Six, a digital agency that has previously worked with Wu-Tang Clan, Tycho, and Galantis, finalized the acquisition.
Congrats! This aged well https://t.co/s82B6sZOAf— 0xFastly.eth (@0xFastly) December 31, 2021
This is not Eminem’s first investment in NFTs. The rapper, who was born in Missouri, presently controls multiple OpenSea NFTs under the moniker “Shady Holdings.” Additionally, Eminem’s portfolio includes a number of Lil Baby Doodles X NFTs, including Ditaggdogg#1, the rapper’s stencil artwork, and Superlative Apes #3880.