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**Cryptocurrency News:**
• Global crypto exchange Binance has launched a crypto card that allows refugees from Ukraine to make crypto transactions and receive funds through the Binance Visa Card.
• The highly-anticipated launch of three crypto-focused ETF in Australia has been halted less than 24-hours before a proposed listing on CBOE Australia.
• Fidelity Investments will allow its clients to allocate part of their retirement savings to bitcoin.
• Major crypto exchange and service provider Crypto.com launched a major lobbying operation at the beginning of 2022 spending near $300,000 on lobbying efforts in Q1 of 2022.
• A hacker has stolen 91 NFTs worth at least $2.8 million through a phishing attack targeting Bored Ape Yacht Club owners today. It was carried out through the official Bored Ape Instagram account.
• OpenSea has acquired NFT aggregator service Gem.
• Standard Chartered Bank has become the latest major bank to enter the metaverse. The bank has acquired “virtual land at The Sandbox metaverse’s Mega City district, a culture hub based on or inspired by Hong Kong talents.”
• The CEO of the Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, says Apple has not played nice with crypto, noting that the tech giant has banned a bunch of crypto features in its App Store. Apple’s anti-crypto policy raises “potential antitrust issues,” said the Coinbase executive.
• NFT sales have increased by 23.56% over the last week, as $945.2 million in sales were recorded across 15 different blockchains during the last seven days. NFT sales stemming from Ethereum jumped 29.16% in seven days, gathering $863.2 million in sales or 91.32% of the $945.2 million in sales.

** CoinMarketCap Top 10 Trending Cryptos:**
1. GMT
2. APE
3. XCAD
4. EOS
5. DOGE
6. GST
7. SHIB
8. BTC
9. CAKE
10. LUNA

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