Southeast Asia’s Largest Bank DBS Enters the Metaverse

DBS, the largest bank in Southeast Asia, says it is “the first bank in Singapore to make a foray into the metaverse.” A DBS executive explained that “The metaverse presents exciting opportunities to redefine how we live, work and engage with......

E-commerce Giant Ebay Files Trademark Applications Covering Wide Range of Metaverse, NFT Services

E-commerce giant Ebay has filed two trademark applications covering a wide range of products and services relating to the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Ebay’s NFT, Metaverse Trademark Applications Ebay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) filed two trademark applications with the United States......

Stablecoin Market Nears 15% of the Entire Crypto Economy’s Market Valuation

Roughly two months ago on April 11, the stablecoin economy was valued at $190 billion and was getting closer to surpassing $200 billion in value. However, after the Terra stablecoin fallout, the fiat-pegged token economy lost $16.31 billion in value since......

Bitcoin Miners May Get Another Break This Week as Network’s Mining Difficulty Is Expected to Drop

Bitcoin miners may catch another break this week as the network’s mining difficulty is estimated to see a reduction tomorrow. Every two weeks Bitcoin’s difficulty adjustment algorithm (DAA) changes, and during the last DAA change, the difficulty dipped by 4.33%. Currently,......

Value Locked in Decentralized Finance Slides 17% Lower Over the Last 30 Days

The value locked in decentralized finance (defi) protocols has lost 17.77% over the last 30 days, falling from $221.67 billion to today’s $182.27 billion. Moreover, statistics show the total value locked (TVL) across a broad range of defi protocols shed significant......

Geopolitical Risk and Ukraine Worries Shake Equities, Cryptocurrencies — Gold Soars Higher

On Wednesday, global markets have been volatile as Ukraine officials declared a state of emergency amid fears of a Russian invasion. Wall Street’s top indexes shuddered during the day’s trading sessions, and cryptocurrency markets slipped more than 4% during the 24......

Stablecoin Economy Continues to Balloon as USDC’s Market Cap Crosses $50 Billion

As the entire lot of 12,333 digital currencies hovers just above $1.8 trillion in value, the stablecoin economy has recently swelled to $178.8 billion or 9.9% of the entire crypto economy. Out of the top five stablecoins, usd coin (USDC) saw......

Bitcoin Dips Below $44K, Crypto Economy Drops 4.5%, Traders Rush to Stablecoins

The price of bitcoin dropped below the $44K zone on Wednesday to $43,678 per unit as the entire crypto-economy has shed billions in value. At the time of writing, the overall crypto economy is down 4.5% as it dipped to $2.25......

Microstrategy Buys More Bitcoin, Now Holding 124,391 BTC

Nasdaq-listed Microstrategy has bought more bitcoin for its corporate treasury. The latest purchase for 1,914 coins has raised the company’s total cryptocurrency holdings to 124,391 bitcoins. CEO Michael Saylor recently said that he expects the price of the cryptocurrency to eventually......