Last Updated : January 30, 2022 / 09:09 AM IST
Top Cryptocurrency News Today: The biggest moves in Bitcoin and more
A daily round-up of the most interesting articles on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Tether to help you jump-start the day
Cryptocurrency Prices Today: Global trading volume skyrockets over 100,000%, Bitcoin gains 1.53%
The global cryptocurrency market capitalisation rose 1.55 percent over the last 24 hours to $1.73 trillion while the trading volume over the same period skyrocketed by 1,06,435.67 percent to $79.22 trillion. While decentralised finance (DeFi) accounted for 0.01 percent of the 24-hour cryptocurrency trading volume at $8.57 billion, stablecoins made up around 99.98 percent of the 24-hour trading volume at $79.20 trillion. Bitcoin’s market dominance dipped 0.07 percent to 41.75 percent and the currency was trading at $38,033.97 today. Read more here.
Diem is dead, but Facebook isn’t done with crypto
Facebook had announced its grand crypto plan on June 18, 2019: a “borderless global currency” called Libra, backed by a “collection of low-volatility assets like bank deposits and government securities, in currencies from stable and reputable central banks”. In other words: a stablecoin. On the same day, Facebook announced a crypto wallet called Calibra to hold your Libra. Two years and seven months later, Facebook is called Meta, Libra is called Diem, and Diem is reportedly selling off all its assets. Read more here.
Sam Bankman-Fried says FTX’s huge sports marketing push is ‘clearly’ working
In 2021, crypto exchanges chose a new marketing battleground: professional sports. Binance, Coinbase, Crypto.com, and FTX all inked multiple sports sponsorship deals—but none of them went in quite as aggressively as FTX. In a span of eight months, FTX signed deals with the Miami Heat (for stadium naming rights), Major League Baseball (official crypto exchange, including an FTX logo patch on every umpire’s uniform), the Golden State Warriors (international rights), the Washington Wizards and Capitals (official crypto exchange and NFT partner), and giant esports team TSM (naming rights). Read more here.