News of cryptocurrencies of the 4th week of May 2024

Bitcoin Pizza Day

May 22 is an important day for cryptocurrency traders. On this day in 2010, programmer Laszlo Heinitz bought 2 Papa John's pizzas and paid 10,000 BTC for them. This is believed to be the first known purchase of real goods using BTC. At that time, quite a few people believed in the success of Bitcoin. The seller, who received 10,000 BTC, did not store it for a long time, but spent it on some small things. If he had kept the coins until now, he would now have about $700 million.

MetaMask is working on Bitcoin integration

CoinDesk reports that MetaMask, known as the most popular Ethereum wallet, plans to add support for Bitcoin. According to preliminary forecasts, the developers will implement this within a month. At first, the functionality of interaction with BTC may be limited. MetaMask currently supports Ethereum, L2 protocols and EVM-compatible networks.

In June, Telegram will launch an internal currency on the TON network

On June 12, the Telegram Stars currency will be sold. Its main goal is to use digital goods and services as payment in bots and mini-applications. Telegram informed the developers about this by sending out notifications.

The decision to introduce the currency is due to a notification from Apple about violation of the App Store policy, which prohibits accepting internal payments from customers, including cryptocurrencies. The new currency will be available for purchase on the App Store or Google Play. Payments for physical goods and services will remain the same. To withdraw Telegram Stars, developers will be able to use the TON blockchain.

FTX has completed the sale of Solana tokens at a deep discount

The next auction of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX for the sale of Solana to large funds has ended. The token was sold at a deep discount for $2.6 billion. Among the buyers were Figure Markets and Pantera Capital.

Charles Hoskinson: The industry no longer needs Bitcoin

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson has expressed his opinion regarding the current status of Bitcoin. He compared the first cryptocurrency to religion. Hoskinson believes that the industry has outgrown its dependence on it, and he also noted that the cryptocurrency has low activity and dependence on Proof-of-Work. Hoskinson cited the example of tech giant Microsoft, which has adapted to new laptops and mobile phones to remain popular. Hoskinson also previously expressed doubts about the second-level solution on the blockchain of the first cryptocurrency.

DOGE character dog Kabosu has passed away

On May 24, the crypto community received sad news. A Shiba Inu dog named Kabosu, who became famous thanks to the meme about DOGE, and subsequently became a symbol of this cryptocurrency.

The dog's owner thanked fans for their love and support. Kabosu was already elderly; he would have turned 19 in November.

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