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Top 10 NFT Marketplaces You Should Know in 2022

Tokenized assets and rare digital collectibles are raking in billions of dollars across NFT marketplaces, and everyone, including celebrities and top-notch artists, is looking for ways to take part in the craze. There are many platforms built on different blockchains that allow you to buy and sell non-fungible tokens. But before delving into the list of the top 10 best NFT marketplaces, let’s quickly look at the meaning of NFT and why there is a need for many NFT trading...

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Coachella and FTX to Sell Lifetime Festival Passes as Solana-based NFTs

The multi-day music and arts festival held in California – Coachella – partnered with the crypto exchange FTX to introduce non-fungible token (NFT) collections to fans. The digital collectibles are built on the Solana network. NFTs for The Music Fans The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to return this April. To provide fans with more opportunities on its comeback, it introduced a series of non-fungible...

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Solana’s Wormhole Bridge Says 120K ETH is Restored Following the Exploit

Wormhole Bridge is back up with developers claiming that all funds are restored following the $320 million hack. Wormhole, a cross-chain bridge from Solana to other networks, suffered a major breach on Wednesday. Hackers managed to take control of 120,000 wrapped Ether worth $320 million. The breach impacted all users that held Ethereum tokens (wETH) on the Solana blockchain. Shortly after the attack, Wormhole updated its users on the situation. They also said that they...

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Solana-based Phantom Wallet Hits $1.2B Valuation Following a $109M Funding Round

Solana ecosystem wallet, Phantom, has recently raised $109 million in a Series B funding round led by the crypto venture capital firm, Paradigm. Phantom Hits $1.2 Billion Valuation With the latest cash injection, Phantom has now attained the status of a crypto unicorn firm, as the funding brings its market value to $1.2 billion. In an official blog post published on Monday, Phantom noted that the funds raised will be used to improve the wallet’s technical capabilities. These...

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FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried: Solana Is Better Than Other Blockchains Despite Multiple Outages

Despite the multiple outages that the Solana network suffered in recent months, FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) believes the high-performance blockchain is still better than other networks in the industry. The latest Solana network outage happened on Friday and lasted for more than 48 hours, causing DeFi users who borrowed funds from lending platforms to suffer forced liquidation. According to Solana’s team, Friday’s incident resulted from “excessive duplicate transactions”...

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Solana Network Suffers Yet Another Network Outage: DeFi Users Pay the Price

While the crypto market was bleeding heavily on Friday, Solana experienced another network hiccup that caused panic among traders and DeFi users across the crypto community. 48-hour Solana Network Outage The Solana network has suffered multiple issues within the last few months, and this current incident is the second in January. But unlike other occasions, the latest outage lasted about 48 hours. The Solana team said they first noticed the hiccup on Friday, January 21 2022,...

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Bank of America Has High Hopes for Solana

Solana has caught the attention of Bank of America. In a recent statement, the financial giant stated that it feels Solana has what it takes to become the “Visa” of the cryptocurrency space. There’s a Lot of Hype Surrounding Solana The words came from the bank’s digital asset strategist Alkesh Shah, who clearly has high hopes for the altcoin. One of the main reasons for this thought is that Solana is one of several digital assets this week to experience great recovery....

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Bank of America: Solana Could Become The Visa of Crypto

Alkesh Shah – analyst at Bank of America – predicted Solana could continue to steal some of Ethereum’s market share as it’s easy to use and has significantly lower transaction fees. The strategist further asserted that Solana could become “the Visa” of the cryptocurrency industry. High Hopes for Solana Solana has been one of the top-performing cryptocurrency projects in the past 12 months. Its native token has increased its USD value by nearly 4,300% in one year and is...

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Terra to Deploy $139 Million in DeFi Projects to Enhance UST Use Cases

Multi-sector blockchain protocol Terra (LUNA) has announced a proposal to deploy $139 million to five different DeFi projects across Ethereum, Solana, and Polygon to enhance UST’s use cases. The proposal, however, needs to be accepted by the Terra community through a vote of governance participants that’s likely at a later date. Terra as a Dominant Crypto Player The details of how UST and LUNA worth $139 will be used on different DeFi platforms are contained in the document...

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Shiba Inu and the Rest: Top 8 Influential Altcoins in 2021

Another year has passed, and so many things have happened in the cryptocurrency industry that it’s hard to grasp it all took place within 12 months. With this article, we will take a look at some of the most influential altcoins throughout 2021. This doesn’t aim to summarize solely price performance, although it’s been considered, but the overall impact on the market, as well as potential future implications. It’s also worth noting that it’s questionable if the market would...

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