Crypto in 2022: A fintech expert’s top 6 crypto predictions

    James Ledbetter, the editor and publisher of the fintech newsletter FIN and the former editor-in-chief of Inc, collected the top 6 crypto predictions for 2022. 2021 was a wild year for cryptocurrency. Despite Bitcoin’s recent plunge, for example, its price has still risen by more than 70% in the past 52 weeks. More important, Bitcoin…

    ProShares seeks to launch a Metaverse ETF tracking Apple, Meta, Nvidia

    ProShares, the first US-based company to launch a Bitcoin ETF, is now planning to launch an exclusive Metaverse ETF. ProShares Metaverse ETF will track the performance of the Solactive Metaverse Theme Index, which includes prominent tech firms such as Apple and Nvidia.   On Tuesday, ProShares filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

    Dubai’s MetaTerrace lounge-restaurant opens the door to the metaverse

    ColossalBit, Dubai’s crypto consulting, advisory, design, and development company, launches MetaTerrace, a lounge restaurant in the Central Park Towers, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). MetaTerrace is a unique establishment, which is mixing the digital and physical worlds, portraying the principle of the metaverse. Gulf Digital News announced that the launch of the ultra-modern space at…

    Crypto exchange Kraken plans to launch an NFT marketplace

    Major cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced plans to introduce an NFT trading marketplace. Kraken CEO noted the rising popularity of Metaverse NFTs like virtual property and digital items; however, he did not suggest a date by which the service may be launched. Other big exchanges, such as Binance, Coinbase, and FTX, have already introduced their own…

    Metaverse virtual real estate grossed $100 million last week

    Interest in Metaverse and associated features, like virtual lands and real estate, is in hot demand, available data from DappRadar shows. Over $100 million was spent on purchasing these virtual properties last week, including the Sandbox grossing over $80 million and Decentraland above $15 million. According to DappRadar, Metaverse-related projects like The Sandbox, Decentraland, CryptoVoxels,…

    Crypto exchange Gemini raises $400 million in funding, hitting a $7.1 billion valuation

    One of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, Gemini, has secured $400 million in a recent investment round led by Morgan Creek Capital. The funding round values the company at $7.1 billion. Gemini also plans to invest heavily in alternative metaverse proposals. Gemini, the cryptocurrency platform and exchange founded by twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has…