Top Stories of 2022: If you are a devoted crypto brother or crypto sister, you may have already seen some of these articles. For everyone else, it will give you an idea of what topics your fellow crypto lovers are getting into.
While the year isn’t over yet, it’s certainly interesting to see what readers caught on in 2022.
Turns out, the crypto crowd was obsessed with Simpson’s predictions, using crypto to rebel against governments, AI-generated art, the Terra Luna debacle, XRP, the Ripple case, and influential scams. Read on to uncover articles that just keep on giving.
Top Stories of 2022: 1st Place
The Simpsons: Will This XRP Price Prediction Come True After The SEC Case Is Over?
This story about The Simpsons and XRP was by far our most viewed article of 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people had a good grip on the story. Why? Because the Simpsons team often featured scenes in their cartons that seemed ridiculous at the time. But what these events portrayed eventually came to pass.
As for this article, it was published as the Ripple Labs vs. SEC case nears the endgame. (By the way, we’re still hanging on to a solution.) The article had a look at a rumored price prediction about XRP by the writing team of Simpsons. The picture in question was written on Bart Simpson’s blackboard that Ripple’s cryptocurrency would reach $589. XRP investors were optimistic that this was another successful foreshadowing of the screenwriting team. But was everything as it seemed?
Top Stories #2
Ethereum Proof-of-Work Victims Ripley Attack, Price Tanks 18%
This story was also seen by hundreds of thousands of eyewitnesses. Ethereum proof-of-work token suffered a replay attack. This happened through the omni bridge of the Gnosis series.
After the news broke, the ETHW token dropped 18% of its value within 24 hours. Which is high drama for a crypto brother or sister who is in the whole ETHW deal. It was almost panic station, until it was like that.
Top Stories #3
Canadians withdraw money from banks in surprising numbers
The story had all elements of humanitarian protest, rebellion against the government, and a bank ditch. And that is why we are all caught up in the promise of decentralized currencies.
The story told how Canadians were protecting their financial sovereignty. After protests by people about mandatory COVID-19 vaccines, Trudeau and other officials announced they planned to freeze bank accounts of people who participated in the protests. The government also said that they would add people to the terrorist list. Citizens started withdrawing their money in wild amounts. Then he swapped it for bitcoin. This was a brilliant use-case for bitcoin: it cannot be confiscated.
Top Stories #4
Shiba Inu: Will the price reach $1? when will it be?
This piece captured the imagination of #ShibArmy, who love a good pro-SHIB article. 2021 was an explosive year for the Memecoin Shiba Inu (SHIB). Some investors made some astronomical profits, making new billionaires.
Since then, SHIB has seen increasing adoption and has introduced a metaverse to create utility for crypto. SHIB also appeared in the top 10 cryptocurrencies. Alas, here’s a prediction that it will take SHIB 1 year for the cryptocurrency to reach $128,000.
Top Stories #5
Jake Paul Exposed as $2.2m Serial Crypto Scammer
This story was a perfectly fine example of an influencer using his fame to do some scam stuff and extort his followers. An investigation by cryptocurrency detective Coffeezilla linked Jake Paul to a series of fake crypto projects and promotions. The YouTuber also had his own NFT collection that was physically inspired. It was called Stickdicks. classy!
Paul showed a pattern of behavior whereby he happily enriched himself with the misfortunes of others. Now it becomes difficult for him to feel sorry that his $623,000 Azuki NFT is worth $10.
Top Stories #6
Jamaica becomes first country to make CBDC legal tender
This story is the most read of the many stories about the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). CBDC stories have been very popular with our audience.
Earlier this year, Jamaica’s central bank officially recognized the “JAM-DEX” central bank digital currency (CBDC) as legal tender. This made Jamaica the first country to do so. The reason the central bank likes it is because Jamaica is a cash-based economy, man. Now that Ganga has been cleared of crime, I think we are all going to pay tax on that when we start there and use the CBDC.
CBDC uptake has been good, but it may have something to do with the $2,500 incentive given to people to start using Jam-Dex. And it can be used without a bank account. It can work well, it can go up in smoke. we will keep you posted.
Top Stories #7
AI Art: The world’s first bot-generated graphic novel is hitting the market
This article was one of three stories about the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and artistic pursuits. All articles were viewed by many people. So we know that crypto brothers and crypto girls can be drawn into topics other than how they are doing their crypto.
Before this story, AI-generated art hit the news for outwitting humans in a fine arts competition. This caused a storm of conflicting views in the art world.
This article was about a new novel that had mesmerizing illustrations and took only 100 hours to prepare. This made artists, who have spent years honing their craft, to wonder if they were now obsolete.
Top Stories #8
Islamic Coin Claims It Will Rise Like Bitcoin And Reach $1 Trillion in Value
This article is about a Sharia-compliant Islamic coin. The creators have wild hopes for it. Namely, it could grow like bitcoin and reach $1 trillion in value. This is based on an adoption rate of around 3% of the current 1 billion Muslim Internet users.
However, people in the Middle East are loosening their ties to Islam. This is especially true in countries like Iran. But, wildly things have happened in crypto, so we’ll keep watching.
Top Stories #9
Three big crypto predictions for October 2022
This article is true to what our readers love: our expert opinion on whether or not crypto gangbusters are going to go. Thus this story elaborates on how macro conditions continued to dictate the short-term path for crypto predictions. And, that bearish sentiment took over the larger market.
All eyes on this article were green crypto predictions and hope for better performance. Whether they get the journey in green remains to be seen.
Top Stories #10
Terra 2.0 Genesis Imminent, So Who Gets the Luna Airdrop?
This article includes more drama from the Terra Labs debacle. Our readers were informed about a new Terra 2 Native asset called LUNA. And, the old token will be called Luna Classic. It also told readers who was eligible for the airdrop of the new token.
The collapse of Terra Labs was a catastrophic event for investors and was credited as the originator of the crypto winter. The entire Terra theme was followed by our readers this year.
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