Amazon, the tech giant, has set its sights on Solana, promising a revolution in cloud technology and offering a launchpad to uncharted heights for blockchain. Meanwhile, a lone miner defies the odds by hitting the jackpot. Since NFTs made their way to Bitcoin, there's been a frenzy that's unsettling purists and pragmatists alike. Elon Musk clarifies his vision of Twitter without crypto, while Vitalik Buterin alerts us to the hidden risks of second-layer solutions. In the background, Tether swells its coffers and reaches peaks that challenge traditional institutions. Beyond the fray, Bitcoin and Ethereum outperform gold and traditional assets in 2023.