In the video, Sam discusses various updates in the cryptocurrency space. He mentions that the price of cryptocurrencies has remained relatively stable but highlights positive news such as big banks offering crypto services to their clients and predictions of Bitcoin reaching $100,000 and more countries adopting it as legal tender. Sam also talks about smaller altcoins like Phantasma that have been performing well. He mentions the anniversary of the genesis block and shares news about Italian bank Banca Generali enabling customers to buy and sell Bitcoin through their bank accounts. Additionally, he mentions that Samsung is launching an NFT platform for Smart TVs.