JPMorgan CEO’s Bitcoin Bashing Is a ‘Do as I Say, Not as I Do’ Situation

Jamie Dimon’s bank agreed to play a key role with BlackRock’s proposed bitcoin ETF, just weeks after he told U.S. senators: “I’ve always been deeply opposed to crypto, bitcoin, etc.”Source

BlackRock, Valkyrie Name Authorized Participants Including JPMorgan for Bitcoin ETF

BlackRock will use J.P. Morgan and Jane Street as their authorized participants. Valkyrie has also named Jane Street in addition to Cantor Fitzgerald.Source

Binance’s CZ Denied Permission to Travel by U.S. Judge for the Second Time

Zhao has requested permission to travel to the UAE, where his three children remain.Source

Crypto Stocks, Bitcoin Miners Sell-Off as Profit-Taking Caps Explosive Year-End

Bitcoin slipped below $42,000 on Friday, stalling below its yearly high.Source

India’s Local Crypto and Web3 Advocacy Body Asked for Action Against Offshore Entities: Source

The Bharat Web3 Association’s (BWA) Chairman wrote the letter to the Indian government on Dec. 16.Source

Bitcoin Miners Offload $129M BTC in Day, Sending Reserves to the Lowest Point Since May

Bitcoin miners’ reserves slid to the lowest since May following a spate of withdrawals to exchanges this week, data from CryptoQuant shows.Source

First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Set to Ring in the New Year Up Nearly 160%

The latest price moves in bitcoin [BTC] and crypto markets in context for Dec. 29, 2023. First Mover is CoinDesk’s daily newsletter that contextualizes the latest actions in the crypto markets.Source

Indonesian Authorities Crack Down on Bitcoin Miners Stealing Electricity From National Grid

The thieves allegedly tapped into utility poles of a state-owned energy firm to power mining operations.Source