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Bitcoin Twitter Emoji Raises Spirits as Asian Markets Tank

In today's AROUND THE BLOCK, we covered the top news stories dominating the blockchain and digital assets space:

  • Asian Stock Markets take a deep dive following the extended new years break, what, if anything does this spell for Bitcoin?
  • Twitter embraces Bitcoin with a new emoji that has the sphere on fire. The social media giant that is twitter announced the senior cryptocurrency was receiving a hashflag of its own, with CEO Jack Dorsey even using it to prompt the Unicode text encoding standard to adopt it too. 
  • Minecraft modder BitcoinJake09 has developed a mod for the game that allows players to engage in a hunger games-style battle royale showdown, but instead of the goal being to be the last person standing, players are tasked with locating a hidden treasure somewhere on the server.
  • And today we introduce the first chapter one of our new series - The race to the CBDC. Episode one focuses on the current frontrunner - China.
     

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