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What’s Going on With Crypto? – August 16th – Gypsycoin, Walmart, ETH 2.0, BTC Nodes, Solana, Cardano, Samsung, TIME, Coinbase, Polygon

Published 08/16/2021, 10:30 AM
Updated 08/16/2021, 11:02 AM
What’s Going on With Crypto? – August 16th – Gypsycoin, Walmart, ETH 2.0, BTC Nodes, Solana, Cardano, Samsung, TIME, Coinbase, Polygon
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Top 10 stories of today:

  • Solana reached the top 10 coins by market capitalization for a while and hit a new all-time-high of $64.48, making +40% in the last 24h.
  • Cardano announced the smart contracts to be implemented on September 12th, before the biggest company’s summit to happen on September 25-26.
  • Walmart (NYSE:WMT) announced a search for a cryptocurrency product lead.
  • The Ethereum 2.0 staking platform experienced an increase up to 7M ETH, which equals $21.7B.
  • Samsung (KS:005930) will make available South Korean CBDCs on their smartphones as a result of participation in the government’s pilot program.
  • TIME Magazine is collaborating with Cool Cats, which means they’ll mint 400 NFTs together.
  • The number of nodes in the Bitcoin Lightning Network has risen from 7.5K to more than 14K since the previous year.
  • Mr. Whale reported that thousands of Coinbase users couldn’t reach their funds over the past weekend
  • The first-ever token “merger” happened: Polygon acquired Hermez in a $250 million deal.
  • Romanian “King of Roma” launched Gypsycoin.

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