Mastercard and Hi app launch the first NFT debit card

    Payment giant Mastercard partnered with crypto financial app Hi to launch the world’s first NFT card, an official announcement said. This new card will allow people customize their NFT avatars with an item from a collection comprised of these digital assets. Per the statement, Mastercard and Hi will enable customers to personalize their verified profiles…

    Robinhood launches Web3 wallet beta, tapping Polygon as the first blockchain

    Robinhood announced the launch of its beta Web3 wallet, allowing 10,000 customers from the waitlist to participate in the wallet’s testing. The trading app said it tapped Polygon blockchain for its “scalability, speed, low network fees, and robust developer ecosystem.” Trading app Robinhood, which is solely available on iOS devices, will reportedly let users trade…

    FTX wins auction to acquire Voyager Digital’s assets

    Crypto exchange FTX US has won the bid for the assets of embattled crypto brokerage firm Voyager Digital, which to be approved by the UA Bankruptcy Court, with a bid valued at approximately $1.4 billion. Voyager hinted that its customers would eventually transition to the FTX platform after it finishes its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings….

    Post-Merge Ethereum has become obsolete

    Staked ETH is more capital efficient and profitable than regular ETH, and platforms that offer liquid staking derivatives are bolstering its popularity, writes Sam Forman on Cointelegraph. For years, various blockchain projects were rumored to be future “Ethereum killers,” projects that would unseat Ether from its throne and usurp its title as the top digital…

    Apple wants to allow NFT sales in Apps but with 30% commission fees

    Apple is adding standardizing acceptance of NFT-based apps to be available on the Apple App Store. However, the company is including their standard 30% transaction fees for all transactions, a mechanism that many NFT firms argue is unreasonable and simply not feasible for their existence in the store. In a report from The Information first…

    Grayscale Bitcoin Trust discount hits a record -35% amid market downturn

    The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), which has been trading at a discount since the beginning of 2021, hit a record low of -35.26% on Sept. 23. This decline comes four months after its previous all-time low of 34%. Now, Grayscale is suing the SEC after rejecting its application to convert to a spot Bitcoin ETF…