Bitcoin news live: BTC price near 2022 record ahead of largest crypto conference in history

Bitcoin approached its 2022 price high on 28 March following a crypto market surge

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After a meteoric rise throughout the month of March, bitcoin appears to have settled just below its record price high for 2022 of $48,000.

The world’s most valuable cryptocurrency is enjoying a rare moment of stability at the start of the week, shifting by less than 1 per cent over the last 24 hours.

Other leading cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum (ETH), Binance Coin (BNB) and Ripple (XRP), have all mirrored bitcoin’s movements, with only Cardano (ADA) seeing any gains over the weekend.

The crypto market calm could be about to come to an end, according to some analysts, who anticipate major announcements at Bitcoin 2022 this week.

Dubbed as the largest bitcoin conference in history, the Miami event is the same one that El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced last year that his country would be adopting BTC as a legal form of tender.


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Bitcoin 2022 will be ‘largest bitcoin conference ever’

There’s less than two days to go until Bitcoin 2022, which organisers claim will be the largest bitcoin conference in history.

Over 300 speakers will appear across four days at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida, including US Senators, tech giants and world leaders.

Some analysts are predicting big announcements, which could cause major waves across the crypto market. Last year, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele kickstarted a record-breaking price rally after announcing that his country would adopt BTC as a legal form of tender. President Bukele will be there again this year.

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Anthony Cuthbertson4 April 2022 17:28

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Crypto donations to Ukraine pass $70 million

Cryptocurrency donations to assist Ukraine’s military and humanitarian efforts following Russia’s invasion have topped $70 million.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation has been tracking donations since Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov called for funds to “contribute to the Ukrainian victory as well as support civil people”.

Donations are being accepted in bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), Terra (LUNA), Solana (SOL), Polkadot (DOT), Cardano (ADA), dogecoin (DOGE) and others, allowing people to contribute directly to Ukraine’s efforts.

Official crypto addresses to donate to can be found here.

Here’s a breakdown of the donations made so far:

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Anthony Cuthbertson4 April 2022 17:23

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Anthony Cuthbertson4 April 2022 10:27