10 stats that explain the state of digital currencies and assets today
Over $23 billion in Bitcoin is traded every day
There have been 37 million NFTs sold since 2017
There are over 20,000 different cryptocurrencies
The most expensive NFT sold for $91.8 million
Bitcoin’s price peaked at $68,789
One company paid $4.3 million for real estate in the metaverse
At least 27 different publicly traded companies have invested in digital currencies
VC-backed crypto and blockchain company valuations reached $3.95 billion before 2022’s possible wave of crypto bankruptcies
52% of institutional investors worldwide have invested in digital assets
There are over 83 million registered blockchain wallets
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PREVIOUS OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS
– The Cadillac Pub opens where Klingers used to be at 24 E. Main Street in Fleetwood
– II-VI Inc. (pronounced “two-six”) will become Coherent Corp., taking on the name of a company it recently acquired.
– ABEC, a company that provides services and products to the pharmaceutical industry, with headquarters in Northampton County, will invest in a new disposable-container facility in North Carolina.
– A new Lehigh Valley Martial Arts center will hold a grand opening starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, with a ribbon-cutting shortly afterward.
– Bethlehem Township’s planning commission has approved an Amazon parking lot with 248 spaces at Brodhead and Mowrer roads.
– The Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board rejected variance requests that would have allowed multifamily homes to go up on the Southside properties at 508-512 Selfridge St.
– Northampton County Council voted 1-8 against a tax break for development of a proposed warehouse at the Dixie Cup building on South 25 Street in Wilson Borough.
– The former Valley Farm Market, now known as Gerrity’s Valley Farm Market, will take on a new name as of Oct. 14: Gerrity’s The Fresh Grocer.
– Hamsa Exoticz is already open at the Lehigh Valley Mall, but it will hold a grand opening at 5 p.m. Sept. 16 with the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce.
– A new Home Depot will open a 136,048-square-foot building on about 21 acres of vacant land just off Hamilton Boulevard in Lower Macungie Township.
– Rocco Ayvazov’s Monocacy General Contracting received approval from the Bethlehem Planning Commission to put up a six-story building with 55 apartments and retail space on the first floor at 128 E. Third St.
– The old Allen Organ showroom building on Route 100 in Lower Macungie Township will come down and about 100 total apartment units will go up.
– Reading Hospitality’s Catering by DoubleTree will handle food at events at Reading Country Club, after Exeter Township supervisors approved a new agreement.
– Natural healing is the goal at Reike Balance, which will open Sept. 9. on Reading Avenue in West Reading.
– The Pocono Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening at the Bartonsville branch of Farmhouse Cafe.
– The reopening date for the historic Frenchtown Inn building overlooking the Delaware River in New Jersey remains unclear.
– River Paws, a pet-supply store, is across Race Street from the Frenchtown Pharmacy.
– The planned reopening date of Aug. 13 for Toby’s Cup was pushed back after ownership said a dispute about the occupancy of a home on the hot dog stand’s property delayed the reopening.