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Is the Crypto Market Barking up the Wrong Tree?: Digital Asset Digest Volume #80

Welcome to the latest edition of ‘The Digital Asset Digest’. Today, we discuss why dog-themed cryptocurrencies have increased in popularity and analyze the correlation between the Metaverse and digital assets.

SNIPPETS

Cosmos liquid staking protocol pSTAKE raises $10 million in seed funding

Source: The Block

“pSTAKE, a liquid staking protocol from blockchain startup Persistence, has raised $10 million in a seed funding round.”

IOTA Foundation to launch staging network and reward token

Source: CoinTelegraph

“The IOTA Foundation has announced the upcoming launch of a staging network, Shimmer, in a bid to advance the IOTA roadmap towards fully functional decentralization.”

Crypto Market Drops $250 Billion In Hours As Bitcoin, Ethereum Emerge Biggest Losers In Latest Gargantuan Market Sell-Off

Source: ZyCrypto

“The cryptocurrency market has experienced another major sell-off today. Leading the plunge are the two biggest cryptocurrencies by market valuation, Bitcoin and Ethereum.“

Polygon Unveils ZK-Rollup Solution Miden to Scale Ethereum

Source: CryptoBriefing

“Polygon has launched a new Layer 2 ZK-Rollup solution called Miden. The solution uses zero-knowledge STARKs, otherwise known as ZK-STARKs—a type of cryptographic proof technology that can verify data or computation without revealing them to a third party.“

India to Legalize Bitcoin

Source: TrustNodes

“A meeting of Indian parliamentarians and crypto representatives has concluded with a decision to regulate this industry, taking a ban off the table in one of the biggest political victory for this space.“

Is the Crypto Market Barking up the Wrong Tree?: Digital Asset Digest Volume #80

TOP GAINERS

Is the Crypto Market Barking up the Wrong Tree?: Digital Asset Digest Volume #80

TOP LOSERS

Is the Crypto Market Barking up the Wrong Tree?: Digital Asset Digest Volume #80

INDUSTRY WIDE SNAPSHOT

Is the Crypto Market Barking up the Wrong Tree?: Digital Asset Digest Volume #80

MARKET BREAKDOWN

Why Digital Assets are a key part of the Metaverse

With several tech giants throwing their hat into the ring, it seems the so-called ‘metaverse’ is finally going mainstream. A confluence of social factors and emerging technologies could make this virtual world a reality. Digital assets could play a pivotal role. Here’s a glimpse into the far-future and the present-day tech that could enable it.

EXPLORING NEW IDEAS

Why Digital Assets are a key part of the Metaverse

With several tech giants throwing their hat into the ring, it seems the so-called ‘metaverse’ is finally going mainstream. A confluence of social factors and emerging technologies could make this virtual world a reality. Digital assets could play a pivotal role. Here’s a glimpse into the far-future and the present-day tech that could enable it.

TOKEN OF THE WEEK

Axie Infinity AXS

In 2020, unique applications of blockchain technology emerged that could finally make the innovation mainstream. The rise of Non-Fungible Tokens is an excellent example of how digital assets are now being adopted by the general public. But another more intriguing example is the rise of Play-to-Earn online games.

Axie Infinity is a pioneer in this new segment of the digital assets landscape. The game went from obscurity to front-page news earlier this year, when revenue on the platform exploded beyond $1.5 billion on an annualized basis. Here’s a closer look at this week’s token and its role in a virtual nation of playable NFTs.

THIS WEEK’S DEEP READ

Fidelity International: It’s a Problem that Regulators Around the World Look at Crypto Differently

Source: Blockworks

“Fidelity’s Anne Richards argues that while digital asset volatility is a challenge and regulations are coming, along with CBDC, ultimately these developments are both necessary and beneficial for adoption.”


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