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DeFi Dev Now Leads UK CBDC, ChatGPT Chooses IOTA, EU Unbans Self-Hosted Wallets: April Fools' Day in Crypto

Sat, 04/01/2023 - 17:31
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Vladislav Sopov
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DeFi Dev Now Leads UK CBDC, ChatGPT Chooses IOTA, EU Unbans Self-Hosted Wallets: April Fools' Day in Crypto
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While today's April Fools' Day in crypto is way more quiet than it was in previous years, here's a quick recap of some eccentric statements crypto Twitter speakers made in the last 24 hours.

DeFi developer now appointed UK CBDC head by HM Treasury

Indexed Finance's contributor Laurence Day shared details of his unexpected career twist. Starting from April 24, 2023, he will be responsible for the development of United Kingdom's central bank digital currency (CBDC).

According to his own statement, he received this proposal directly from HM Treasury. Now, he is preparing to take care of Digital Pound, one of the most anticipated CBDCs globally.

However, his followers should not be too jealous about Day's career accomplishments with "free coffee and pens." Now he is hiring and everyone can join him on the mission toward CBDC for United Kingdom.

ChatGPT recommends IOTA to invest

Following the latest trend on using ChatGPT for research and content tasks, Bitcoin (BTC) educationist Holger Rohm, author of Rainbow Chart and KONSENS & NONSENS podcast host, decided to employ OpenAI's main products for his investing strategy.

IOTA is the first coin he is going to buy in his DCA challenge as per the advice of ChatGPT. The legendary chatbot stressed that IOTA has never been closer to Coordicide, its crucial decentralization milestone.

Once it is reached, all 2017 investments in IOTA will reach unbelievable "dozens of dollars," so, Rohm should not miss such an opportunity. IOTA's Antonio Nardella appreciated such a decision.

EU unbans self-hosted wallets as Gary Gensler steps down

Seasoned Bitcoin (BTC) entrepreneur Samson Mow shared some insights about the next regulatory changes in crypto strategy of the European Union. According to his sources, EU will lift the ban on self-hosted wallets. However, there's a number of caveats.

Transactions will only be available from Monday to Friday in working hours of banks. Also, one person should not operate more than 10 crypto addresses.

There are also some news about the main U.S. regulator, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As per the sources of XRP Army, its chair Gary Gensler left the office.

The followers of the community-driven account dropped numerous suggestions about next career opportunities for Gensler.

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