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BlackRock Launches ETF – BLKC; While Meta Now Supports Digital Wallet Connection

Daily Market Wrap

  • Crypto market cap: 941.12 Billion, down 0.26%

  • BTC price stands at USD 19,362, down 0.52%

  • ETH price stands at USD 1,327, up 1.03%

  • Top gainer: UNUS SED LEO (LEO), up 9.88%

  • Top loser: Bitcoin SV (BSV), down 2.76%

News of the Day

BlackRock’s newest ETF invests in 35 blockchain-related companies

Why it matters:

  • Last month, BlackRock launched a Spot Bitcoin Private Trust for their U.S. clients and are now launching an ETF to provide European customers a way into the blockchain industry

  • The iShares Blockchain Technology UCITS ETF (BLKC) includes 50 holdings, of which 35 are global companies; Coinbase, Block, Marathon Digital Holdings are amongst them

  • BlackRock ETF product strategist Omar Moufti says “We believe digital assets and blockchain technologies are going to become increasingly relevant for our clients”, as the firm has reportedly been looking to bring in some metaverse exposure for their clients

Crypto Daily Spotlight

Meta Opens NFT Sharing on Instagram and Facebook to All US Users

Brief introduction: Facebook rebranded its name to Meta last year, which was a reference made to the metaverse, to show the company’s all in determination to integrate blockchain technology and develop within the web3 space. Starting in March 2022, its VR product line also changed its social media and websites to Meta Quest. As the company works on the concept to combine social media with virtual and augmented reality, they have been introducing Web3 components to their existing apps.

Why it matters:

  • US Instagram and Facebook users are now able to connect their crypto wallets from Coinbase, Dapper Labs, MetaMask, Rainbow and Trust, enabling them to post their NFTs onto their social media accounts

  • When a user shares their digital collectible, they will automatically tag the creator and collector

  • There are no fees associated with ones activity but will allow creators to take more control over their work, how they interact with their fans and how they can monetise

Daily Sector Tracker

Daily News Roundup

  1. Binance Starts Ethereum Proof-of-Work Mining Pool, Initially With No Fee

  2. Warner Music Group partners with OpenSea to create more Web3 opportunities for artists

  3. Web3 Watch: Disney and Walmart Target Young Audiences in the Metaverse

  4. Polygon Onboards New Web3-native Communication Network

  5. Spanish telecom giant Telefonica enables crypto payments via Bit2Me: CoinDesk

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