The prices of leading cryptocurrencies sustained a steady ascent for the third straight week, with market leader Bitcoin setting a 2022 high of $48,000 on Monday. Over on Crypto Twitter, things were a bit calmer than usual.
There was a trickle of notable announcements.
On Tuesday, crypto whale tracking bot Whale Alert tweeted that an account containing 1,000 Bitcoins had been activated for the first time in nearly eight years. Back in 2014, the stash was worth around $583,859—today, more than $47 million.
💤💤💤💤 A dormant address containing 1,000 #BTC (47,370,290 USD) has just been activated after 7.7 years (worth 583,859 USD in 2014)!https://t.co/KZVqzoR2ge
Bruce Fenton, the former executive director of The Bitcoin Foundation and current managing director of Boston-based crypto fintech firm Chainstone Labs, announced on Wednesday that he’s running in New Hampshire for a U.S. Senate seat.
I will not stand by while my country and our values are destroyed by politicians in Washington DC.
We must build a future based on liberty, peace, sound money, human rights and voluntary interaction.
I’m running for the United Senate representing New Hampshire. #NHPolitics
The former chief operating officer at Robinhood, Christine Brown, announced that “after 5 amazing years” she’s leaving the crypto trading platform “to start something new.” She didn’t elaborate but assured followers she’s “excited to be staying…