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Bitcoin Miners Capitalizing on Ordinals Hype: Daily Revenue Hit 5-Year High at $17M

For some, the Ordinals craze has wreaked havoc in the Bitcoin ecosystem. BTC’s price may have, so far, failed to capitalize on it, but that was not the case for the network miners. In fact, the development has been a blessing in disguise for them. Bitcoin Miner Revenue Shoots Up This month was marked by skyrocketing transaction fees and network congestion as Bitcoin Ordinals reached unprecedented heights. While Bitcoin’s price is cautiously recovering with modest gains, the...

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Bitcoin Ordinals Inscription Exceeds 5M After Doubling in a Week: Data

Ordinal inscriptions are on fire. Users are continuously flooding the Bitcoin network with images, video games, and other content. There are now more than 5 million inscriptions. Over the past seven days, the total inscription count has more than doubled from 2.5 million. Ordinals Skyrocket According to data from Dune Analytics, text-based inscriptions, also known as the BRC-20 token standard, accounted for a vast majority of the Bitcoin ordinal inscription. At the time of...

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NFT Traders Sell BAYC Below Floor Price to Buy PEPE

Certain traders have recently sold NFTs part of the Bored Ape Yacht Collection (BAYC) at a discount to invest in the now-trending memecoin – PEPE. The asset has been among the best performers in the crypto market lately, as its price has surged by over 600% over the last two weeks before cooling off in the past 24 hours. Shifting From NFTs to PEPE The popular Twitter user Cirrus revealed recently that some traders had sold 14 BAYC NFTs below their floor price during the...

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Sotheby’s Auction House Launches Marketplace for Secondary NFT Sales

On May 1, the company announced an addition to Sotheby’s Metaverse in the form of a “dynamic destination to collect, buy, and sell remarkable digital works.” The blockchain-based NFT marketplace will be primarily for secondary sales of digital art. According to the announcement, the marketplace will feature a rotating, curated selection of leading artists hand-picked by Sotheby’s specialists. They will provide “expert guidance and context for each work, from thematic...

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Capitulation? NFT Trading Volumes and Prices Plummet in the Last 30 Days

The past 30 days have seen a decline in trading volumes and prices of most non-fungible token (NFT) projects, likely due to the prolonged bear market of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023. According to data from blockchain analytics firm IntoTheBlock, only six of the top 20 NFT collections by market capitalization recorded increased trading volumes over the last 30 days. The remaining collections experienced a significant decrease, ranging from 20% to 99%. NFT Trading Volume...

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Solana Sees Significant Growth Across DeFi, NFTs: Messari

After a turbulent 2022 owing to macroeconomic headwinds, Solana’s performance improved substantially in the first quarter of the year. Data suggested that its market cap increased by more than 118% QoQ along with the broader market. Furthermore, numerous ecosystem developments fueled fee payer and transaction activity during Q1. Solana’s Performance in Q1 Solana’s network outages previously sparked conversations around potential insolvency. But its performance stabilized...

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Animoca Brand’s Subsidiary TinyTap Closes $8.5 Million Funding Round

TinyTap – a technological startup that empowers users to create different educational game-based activities – secured an $8.5 million fundraiser. The company, which is a subsidiary of the blockchain gaming platform Animoca Brands, will use the funds to accelerate its product development and hire more staff. Several giants in the finance field led the multi-million funding round, including Sequoia Capital, Liberty City Ventures, Shima Capital, and Kingsway Capital. Polygon...

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OpenSea Pro Retaliates Blur’s Dominance in NFT Market: Data

Blur appears to have lost its title as the world’s most popular NFT marketplace. OpenSea Pro was rebranded and unveiled to court active traders from Blur. The latter was eating away at OpenSea’s market share since its launch last October. The counteroffensive proved somewhat successful as data suggest that the new “polished” NFT aggregator has surpassed Blur by daily transaction count. Delphi Digital’s analysis indicates that OpenSea Pro has surpassed transactions since...

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NFT Collector Destroys $129K CryptoPunk: How to Protect Your NFTs

Last month a crypto Twitter influencer accidentally destroyed their $129K CryptoPunk NFT. Here are some best practices to protect your NFTs from losses to technical mishaps with your crypto. “This is truly a devastating mistake for me.💔 But I did this myself, and it is no one’s fault but my own. Both the beauty and the curse of self-custody,” tweeted crypto investor Brandon Riley, “Stay safe out there, everyone, and please be way more careful than I was. Thank you to so many...

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OpenSea Launches New ‘Polished’ Zero-Fee NFT Aggregator

In the wake of fierce competition from rival Blur for the top spot, NFT giant OpenSea announced a new aggregator platform that boasts zero fees for a promotional period, advanced order types, as well as “deepest liquidity, and fastest speeds.” Dubbed “OpenSea Pro,” the marketplace was previously known as Gem, acquired by OpenSea last April. The move is an attempt to appeal to the pro-traders, a demographic that Blur is known to cater to. OpenSea Pro According to the official...

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