Cryptonomics – your weekly crypto & blockchain readings 📰

27th September – 3rd October

Hi guys, 

This is Rizvi, entrepreneur and crypto enthusiast based in Zurich, Switzerland. Every week, I’ll share with you some of my weekly readings and thoughts around crypto and blockchain topics, from market insights to trading activities. Feedback is more than welcome!

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🪙 Crypto Market News

The Bitcoin Futures ETF ProShares is one of the most traded ETF ever. The first-ever exchange-traded fund (ETF) backed by bitcoin futures hauled in some $570 million of assets on its first day of trading, a sign of just how hungry investors remain for bets on the cryptocurrency as prices approach a record high. 📰 Coindesk

Facebook launches Novi Wallet with Paxos stablecoin. In its pilot stage, the Novi wallet app will be available to select customers in Guatemala and the United States. David Marcus, who heads Novi, noted that the pilot will serve the U.S.-Guatemala remittances corridor, a market in which 56% of people do not have access to banking and financial services. 📰 Cryptobriefing

Australia has third-highest rate of crypto adoption in the world. Finder’s survey found Australia has the third-highest rate of crypto ownership at 17.8%, topping such countries as Indonesia (16.7%) and the city of Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China (15.8%). The global average is 11.4%, according to Finder’s results. 📰 Coindesk

France tests CBDC issuance in treasury bond blockchain trial. A consortium of institutions led by Euroclear have completed a test run of the use of central bank digital currency (CBDC) for settling French treasury bonds on a blockchain. The experiment uses ttechnology from IBM. 📰 Finextra

Options traders bet big on an Ethereum ETF is coming soon. Options traders are turning their attention to long-term bullish bets on the ether cryptocurrency because some anticipate an ether-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) product will likely follow the launch of the first bitcoin futures-based ETF in the U.S. 📰 Coindesk

🖼️ NFT Market News

CryptoPunks owner refuses $9.5 million offer. CryptoPunks is the most valuable NFT avatar collection, with a starting price of nearly $400,000 worth of ETH on the secondary market and dozens of sales over the $1 million mark to date. One owner could have cashed in big recently when a $9.5 million offer came in for his CryptoPunk—but he quickly declined. 📰 Decrypt

Saw readies for Halloween with terrifying NFT Drop. 10,000 NFTs will make up the collection in total, split into three different categories. The first of which are “traps,” based on the sinister machinations of the movie series. The drop takes place on October 26, via the Autograph and DraftKings platforms. 📰 NFT Plazas

Facebook goes into the Metaverse. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been talking up the metaverse, a digital world where people can move between different devices and communicate in a virtual environment, since July, and the group has invested heavily in virtual reality and augmented reality, developing hardware such as its Oculus VR headsets and working on AR glasses and wristband technologies.  📰 Reuters

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