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  1. Crypto Goes to College — Soon after Tal Rabin joined the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2020 the computer and information sciences professor successfully convinced the institution to let her teach a dedicated blockchain engineering class. “I had a class of 140, but I was restricted by the size of the room,” she said. “There were 200 students on the waiting list who didn’t get in, so it was definitely received with a lot of excitement.”
  2. On Starting A Crypto Career In The Dead Of Winter — This week at CoinDesk we’ve been highlighting the growing number of university programs that focus on blockchains and cryptocurrency. College isn’t necessarily a requirement for a solid career in the field, but for most people it’s the surest first step. But now may be a strange time to think about college, especially for those hoping for a career in crypto. After a two-year stretch of unprecedented hype, we’ve entered “crypto winter,” a recurring species of downturn that has proven typical of the blockchain industry as speculation outpaces adoption, then retreats.
  3. ENS address registrations in September notch an all-time monthly high — The number of newly-registered Ethereum Name Service (ENS) addresses in September reached a monthly all-time high of 427,325 at the time of publication, despite total NFT trading volume falling 97% from January when sales peaked, according to data from Dune Analytics, a crypto analysis site.
  4. Elon Musk laid out his idea for a new blockchain-based social media platform to his brother Kimbal in private texts: ‘This could be massive’ — Elon Musk shared an idea for a potential Twitter competitor with his brother Kimbal Musk ahead of offering to purchase the company, according to a series of private texts that were released amid Musk’s court battle with Twitter. “I think a new social media company is needed that is based on a blockchain and includes payments,” Musk texted Kimbal Musk on April 10, the same day he announced he would no longer be joining Twitter’s board of directors.
  5. Michael Saylor says UK turmoil is a signal to ‘opt out’ and embrace bitcoin as policymakers scramble to avert disaster in global market—Michael Saylor, co-founder of MicroStrategy, said bitcoin offers a non-sovereign store of value, while policymakers at the Bank of England scramble to stabilize financial markets with bond-buying. The bitcoin evangelist suggested in a Wednesday tweet that the Bank of England’s frantic moves to avert further chaos in the country’s bond market should spur an embrace of crypto as a “non-sovereign” assets like bitcoin. Included in his post was a photo of a Financial Times cover story about the the BoE’s bid to avert a debt catastrophe by intervening to buy long-dated government bonds.
  6. Crypto Whale DJ Seedphrase Sells Rare CryptoPunk for $4.4M — DJ Seedphrase, an early bitcoin investor and prominent personality within the non-fungible token (NFT) community, sold his rare CryptoPunk 2924 on Wednesday to a buyer in Texas for 3,300 ether (ETH), or about US$4.45 million.
  7. Cardano’s Founding Entity Emurgo to Invest Over $200M to Boost Ecosystem — ardano development lab Emurgo will invest over $200 million to support the ecosystem’s growth over the next three years, founder Ken Kodama told CoinDesk on the sidelines of the ongoing Token 2049 conference on Thursday. Emurgo is a founding entity of the Cardano protocol and develops products, services and applications meant to support the growth of the network.
  8. Bitcoin mining difficulty drops 2% after reaching all-time high in last adjustment — Bitcoin mining difficulty dropped 2.14% on Wednesday, after reaching an all-time high in the previous adjustment on Sept. 14, according to data from
  9. Bitcoin ‘might double in price’ under CFTC regulation, its chairman says — Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Rostin Behnam said Thursday the crypto industry has “a massive opportunity for institutional inflows that will only occur if there’s a regulatory structure,” pushing for his office to lead the effort.
  10. Crypto wallet Metamask unveils all-in-one digital asset portfolio dApp — Global digital asset wallet Metamask recently launched a beta version of its new decentralized application (dApp) that would serve as a “one-stop shop” for managing crypto and non-fungible token (NFT) portfolios on different platforms.



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