Bitcoin is hovering over $23,000. (Oliver Furrer/Getty Images)
First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Hovers Near $23K; Why AI Tokens Are on a Months-Long Tear
ALSO: Shaurya Malwa writes that institutional investment has made a compelling argument for AI-related protocols; LDO jumps after a tweet by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong.
Bitcoin is hovering over $23,000. (Oliver Furrer/Getty Images)

Ordinals is exploding on Bitcoin (DALL-E/CoinDesk)
Bitcoin NFTs Explode in Popularity as BitMEX Research Shows 13,000 Ordinals
Interest has skyrocketed following the first Ordinals transaction on Dec. 14.
Ordinals is exploding on Bitcoin (DALL-E/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Tandem Drift Race Cars (Ralfs Blumbergs/Unsplash)
Crypto Markets Analysis: Ether Pulls Even With Bitcoin in Year-to-Date Performance
BTC had been outperforming ETH, but the spread between the two largest cryptocurrencies has now evaporated as the ether supply continues to decline.
CDCROP: Tandem Drift Race Cars (Ralfs Blumbergs/Unsplash)

Ordinals Inscriptions (ordinals.com)
Bitcoin’s Newfound NFT Hype Attracts Interest of BSV Developer Twetch
Twetch has already built a suite of NFT apps on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. So the new push by Ordinals to bring NFTs to the Bitcoin blockchain looks like an opportunity for expansion.
Ordinals Inscriptions (ordinals.com)

CDCROP: Craig Wright at CoinGeek Conference New York (Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for CoinGeek)
Craig Wright Loses Bitcoin Copyright Claim in UK Court
The self-proclaimed author of the Bitcoin white paper claims Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash violate his intellectual property rights.
CDCROP: Craig Wright at CoinGeek Conference New York (Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for CoinGeek)

Sandbox Screenshot (Modified by CoinDesk)
First Mover Americas: The Sandbox Is Up on Saudi Arabia Partnership News
The latest price moves in crypto markets in context for Feb. 8, 2023.
Sandbox Screenshot (Modified by CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Inflation (Getty Images)
First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Flirts With $23.4K as Fed's Powell Repeats Comment About Waning Inflation; Market Weighs DCG-Genesis Deal With Creditors
ALSO: Stakeholders in the venture capital industry explain why embattled crypto trading firm Alameda Research will not be missed.
CDCROP: Inflation (Getty Images)

CDCROP: AI Artwork Charts Graphs Indicies Market (Midjourney/CoinDesk)
Crypto Markets Analysis: Decline in Bitcoin Transfers Underlines Investor Optimism
Declines in net transfer volume suggest investors are holding on to their BTC.
CDCROP: AI Artwork Charts Graphs Indicies Market (Midjourney/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 30, 2022. (Helene Braun/CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Rises to $23.3K as Jerome Powell Repeats 'Disinflationary Process' Comment
The Fed chair spoke days after the central bank last hiked interest rates.
CDCROP: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 30, 2022. (Helene Braun/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Bull Market (Kameleon007/Getty Images)
Bitcoin On-Chain Metrics Look Bullish, Bitfinex Report Highlights
The supply “in profit,” a measure of market sentiment, has risen 20% since January.
CDCROP: Bull Market (Kameleon007/Getty Images)