Top cryptocurrencies saw their performance dip in the previous week, but Bitcoin managed to gain 5% despite the challenges. El Salvador’s decision to accept the crypto as legal has played its part in helping Bitcoin and its investors.The Enforcement Directorate (ED) sent a show cause notice to WazirX’s founder and director Nischal Shetty to explain cryptocurrency transactions worth ₹2,971 crore under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) 1999.The ED accused WazirX of not collecting the required documents to carry out KYC (know your customer) verification of its users. As per ED, WazirX was used by the accused Chinese nationals to launder ₹57 crore by depositing the amount into their WazirX wallet and then converting them to cryptocurrency Tether and transferring them to a Binance wallet.Continuing its crackdown on money laundering, China’s Ministry of Public Security recently announced that over 1,100 people have been arrested over suspicions of money laundering using cryptocurrencies.As per the ministry, the police busted over 170 criminal groups involved in money laundering using cryptocurrencies.El Salvador has become the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender after a resolution was passed by the Congress on a proposal put forward by the country’s millennial President Nayib Bukele.After endorsing the use of Bitcoin, Bukele declared that the country’s next move would be to mine Bitcoin using geothermal energy from its volcanoes. A new well has reportedly been dug that is capable of providing 95MW of clean energy and designs for a new bitcoin mining hub that will be built around it are already underway.As per a report, the Indian government is considering classifying Bitcoin as an asset class with the country expected to table its new legislation around the use of cryptocurrency during the Monsoon session of the Parliament which is set to begin next month.The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is expected to oversee the regulation for cryptocurrencies if Bitcoin is classified as an asset class.Invesco, which manages nearly $1.5 trillion worth assets, launched two cryptocurrency-focused exchange-traded funds (ETF).The investment management company announced Invesco Galaxy Crypto Economy ETF and Invesco Galaxy Blockchain Economy ETF, which will have 85% fund exposure to crypto-linked equities.Invesco joins the likes of Fidelity Investments, Grayscale Investments among others.Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC) is an ‘open forum’ of miners, with a mandate of promoting transparency, good practices, and spreading awareness about Bitcoin and mining the cryptocurrency. The end game is to try and mitigate the impact of mining on the environment by promoting the use of renewable energy.Elon Musk, who had announced the formation of BMC along with MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor in May, does not find a seat at the table.“Elon Musk has no role at the BMC. The extent of his involvement was joining an educational call with a group of North American companies to discuss Bitcoin mining,” said BMC in a statement.The council consists of business intelligence provider MicroStrategy, investment management firm Galaxy Digital, blockchain mining company Argo, technology firm Hive, and mining company Riot.Cryptocurrencies could see more formal and institutional adoption, with two more countries – Paraguay and Iran – considering the introduction of regulations for cryptocurrencies.Carlos Rejala, a Paraguayan Congressman is set to present a bill that will set favourable regulations for crypto mining and crypto exchange businesses that want to set up shop in the country.Meanwhile, Iran President Hassan Rouhani has also asked his government to start working on a framework to regulate cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Clarity in terms of legality will help discourage dishonourable crypto business, according to him.Operation Trojan Shield has resulted in a global drug ring being exposed. This has led to the arrest of over 800 criminals, a seizure of over $48 million in various currencies and cryptocurrencies, and several tons of drugs.Concerns of authorities around the world that cryptocurrencies could be used for illicit activities are being reinforced with incidents such as these.Crypto exchange BitMEX has partnered with a space robotics company called Astrobotic to literally put Bitcoin on the moon through an upcoming lunar mission.It’s perhaps time to bring the ‘to the moon’ meme to reality.According to a report by security firm Kaspersky, cryptojacking cases have risen in the first quarter of 2021. The report shows that 432,171 users encountered miners on their devices in Q1, 2021.Cryptojacking is a specific type of scam that allows attackers to install malware — often called miners — on users’ devices. These miners utilize your device’s resources in the background to mine cryptocurrency.