Crypto Market Valuation to Surpass $1.8B by 2027, Report – BeInCrypto

The market valuation for cryptocurrency will surpass $1.8 billion by 2027, according to a report from Global Market Insights.
The market growth is primarily fueled by growing demand for digital assets and secure transactions, the report says.

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Gary Vaynerchuk Announces His First NFT Collection, VeeFriends – BeInCrypto

Internet personality and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk announced today that he would be launching a collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). They will be called VeeFriends, and about 10,255-character tokens will be available for purchase through the Ethereum (ETH) network.

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Satellite-Based NFT Ecosystem Launches on SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket – BeInCrypto

IoT firm WISeKey is launching the first part of a non-fungible token (NFT) ecosystem aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in June 2021.
To be more precise, the Satellite PocketPod deployer developed by FOSSA Systems will launch aboard the rocket.

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A Democratized NFT Future Needs Technical, Legal, and Practical Limits

Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the world’s most renowned and timeless artists. Recently, someone minted one of his artworks as an NFT. The intention was to offer the NFT at an auction, with the winning bidder allowed to destroy the original.

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WallStreetBets Launches Blockchain App to Fight Market Manipulation – BeInCrypto

Despite starting as a grassroots movement that had no formal hierarchy or leadership, WallStreetBets continues to shake up the established financial industry. 
WallStreetBets announced their plans today to utilize blockchain tech in an app aimed at going head-to-head market manipulation.

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Market for NFTs Levels Off After Hectic First Quarter – BeInCrypto

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) took over news stories at the beginning of 2021 and they seem to have finally levelled off after a frantic first quarter. The market for digital-assets based on blockchain slowed in April, according to platform and product data.

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Polkadot-Based Equilibrium Raises $8.5M in DOT With PLO Drive – BeInCrypto

Equilibrium is looking towards its two-phase parachain lease offering (PLO) system for fundraising. Equilibrium will use the PLO to gain a Polkadot (DOT) parachain slot, but only once they acquire a minimum of 1 million DOT ($37 million, at press time).

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CBDCs Will Lack ‘Key Properties’ of Cryptocurrencies, Says CZ – BeInCrypto

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) expects that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) will lack “a few key properties” of cryptocurrencies.
CZ made the statement in light of a question whether CBDCs would displace cryptocurrencies, once they are adopted.

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