Highlighting what went right, and what went wrong, in this week’s crypto news analysis.

Copper’s big news last week was the stunning new custody application feature called Optical air-gapping. You can read more about it below and on the Copper Insights page, but suffice it to say Copper has created the safest way to sign a transaction, ever.

Elsewhere in crypto, while regulators continue to mull over the correct path, reaction to the CBOE not renewing BTC futures has been overblown. Noelle Acheson at Coindesk reminds us not to start reading tea leaves.

Below we have our weekly roundup of industry and coin specific news. If you’d like to get in touch with us about any of our products or services, we look forward to hearing from you. Just send us a note.

Latest Industry News

Optical air-gapping is here

  • Copper announced the exclusive new custody feature enabling multi-sig transaction signing while maintaining a true air-gap with offline machines

  • The method uses multiple encrypted QR codes which cycle and give the appearance of animation

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Bakkt struggles to convince regulators

  • Despite the massive $740mn valuation, Bakkt has yet to release a product owing to delays with regulators

  • Sources say the CFTC is unimpressed by Bakkt’s plan to self-custody client BTC in order to settle physical futures contracts

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Insurers playing catch up

  • A new report shows the incredible (almost unbelievable) growth in the number of insurers who claim bitcoin and blockchain expertise

  • Looking at Linkedin profiles over a two year period, the number of blockchain experts exploded from just 96 to nearly 30,000

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Latests Coin News



  • Price analysis

  • Gas fee hits

    , indicating the network is nearly at capacity

  • Eth addresses

    by Metamask browser extension by default


  • Price analysis

  • Crypto Twitter’s favourite lawyer on next steps for the

  • Explaining the difference between BTC's PoW and


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