A look at current NFT launches
22 Oct 2021
A lot has happened in the past week, and here is a quick recap of top crypto news from the past week.
Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet NFT Finally Sold for $2.5 Million in Auction
Jack Dorsey’s first tweet posted 15 years ago in 2006 has been sold for $2.5 million, the proceeds of which shall go for charity.
On Sunday, March 21st, the auction for the first tweet NFT from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey came to conclusion. The auction started two weeks back as Dorsey tried jumping on the NFT craze. Thus, the tokenized version of his first tweet finally went for a price of $2.5 million.
Tesla Starts Accepting Bitcoin
E-car manufacturer Tesla has started accepting Bitcoin, according to a new tweet by CEO Elon Musk, marking a new milestone for the cryptocurrency’s adoption.
The entire fleet of the company’s electric cars (Model S, Model Y, Model 3, and Model X) can now be purchased with the help of the largest cryptocurrency in the U.S.
It’s important to note that Tesla will keep its coins instead of converting them into U.S. dollars.
Fidelity Investments Files Bitcoin ETF Application
Fidelity Investments has filed a Bitcoin ETF proposal with the SEC. The asset management giant is the latest to join the queue of firms hoping to lay claim to the product.
Fidelity’s subsidiary, FD Funds Management LLC, filed its S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm’s Bitcoin ETF is called the “Wise Origin Bitcoin Fund.”
The financial service company’s child unit Fidelity Digital Assets, will provide the custodial services to store Bitcoins backing the ETF.
Indian companies will now have to disclose their crypto holdings in financial statements
Indian companies have been mandated to disclose their crypto holdings in financial statements, according to new rules that are coming into force on April 1.
India’s Ministry of Corporate Affairs amended Schedule III of Companies Act, 2013 on Thursday, and it now requires companies to detail their crypto holdings.
The details include “profit or loss on transactions involving cryptocurrency or virtual currency,” “amount of currency held as at the reporting date,” and “deposits or advances from any person for the purpose of trading or investing in cryptocurrency/ virtual currency.”
Also see: Is Crypto legal in India? (Video)
Indonesian Govt To Launch Crypto Exchange to Get a Piece of Crypto Pie
The Indonesian deputy minister of trade Jerry Sambuaga has announced that his ministry will launch its own crypto exchange in the near future.
The initiative will allow the government to capture a share of the country’s booming crypto sector, with last year’s crypto asset-related trade estimated to be worth about USD 4.44 billion, according to data cited by the deputy minister.
Sambuaga pointed out the rising value of Indonesia’s crypto market, and the deputy minister said that what “this means is that it shows the future direction that digital assets [and] digital commodities can be an alternative.”
New Zealand Retirement Fund Invests In Bitcoin
The KiwiSaver Growth Strategy fund, which is part of New Zealand’s national KiwiSaver program, has reportedly invested 5 percent of its funds into bitcoin.
The program is meant to be used as a retirement savings vehicle for New Zealand’s citizens, with tax incentives and age requirements similar to a 401(k) account in the U.S. The KiwiSaver Growth Strategy fund has about $244 million ($350 million New Zealand dollars) in total investments, according to local news outlet Stuff. It’s managed by wealth firm NZ Funds Management.
What is Binance Card and How does it work?
The Binance Card is a cryptocurrency debit card that is free, fast and easy to both obtain and use.
This is a debit card with which it is possible to convert and spend cryptocurrencies in more than 60 million shops worldwide using the Visa circuit, by transferring crypto from the Binance spot wallet to the card wallet.
The special aspect is that it is completely free of charge. In fact, Binance does not charge the user any administration or transaction processing fees, however, third-party fees may still apply based on usage.
Also check out: Best Bitcoin Debit cards
Well thats all for this week.
I will see you soon with more exciting updates from the crypto world.
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