Bitcoin Set Up for Success in 2022, Altcoins Could Gain in Popularity

Bitcoin had a successful 2021: reaching a new high of nearly $70,000, a $1 trillion market cap, and becoming legal tender in El Salvador. Investors also got the chance to invest in three Bitcoin futures-backed ETFs once they were approved. These developments set up the world's best-known digital coin for more success in 2022, but could altcoins like Ethereum, Litecoin, and others move into the top spot or impact Bitcoin's value? Matt Hougan, CIO of Bitwise Asset Management, joins Cheddar's Crypto Craze: The Year of the Token to discuss his 2022 outlook for Bitcoin, whether we could see an ETF backed by a physical coin, and more.
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Biden Proposes Canceling Student Loan Interest to Tackle Debt Crisis
The Biden administration has unveiled a plan, Plan B, to address the student loan debt crisis. It offers to cancel up to $20,000 in interest for borrowers enrolled in income-driven repayment plans. This proposal aims to reset balances for those facing growing debt due to unpaid interest, benefiting low—and middle-income borrowers. An estimated 25 million borrowers are eligible for some form of interest forgiveness.
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