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Christie’s Launches Ethereum NFT Marketplace and Gemini Announces Partnership with Betterment

Daily Market Wrap

  • Crypto market cap: 913.43 Billion, up 4.82%

  • BTC price stands at USD 18,743, up 4.96%

  • ETH price stands at USD 1,281, up 4.99%

  • Top gainer: Quant (QNT), up 10.09%

  • Top loser: XRP (XRP), down 11.59%

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Why it matters:

  • Upon previously seeing success with high-ticket NFT auctions and following the successful Ethereum merge, Christie’s is teaming up with Chainalysis, Manifold and Spatial to launch an on-chain platform for NFT art

  • By launching Christie’s 3.0, the traditional auction house will be the first to fully carry out the auction process on the Ethereum blockchain, including pre and post sale transactions

  • Christie hopes to encourage more young artists to enter the NFT space and collect the best digital artworks by the high-in-demand artists

Crypto Daily Spotlight

Brief introduction: Gemini is a privately-owned crypto exchange and custody firm which supports trading and storage of over 120 cryptocurrencies. The exchange has its own stablecoin, Gemini dollar – pegged to the US dollar, and also has a credit card. At the moment, the exchange primarily services retail and individual investors but are looking to expand into the institutional market.

Why it matters:

  • Gemini and quantitative financial adviser Betterment has reached a partnership where Betterment would now be able to invest in crypto for the clients

  • Betterment is to offer crypto portfolios constructed with digital assets listed on Gemini to their 730,000 own clients starting from next month

  • Chief Strategy Officer Marshall Beard wrote, “We think these institutions will be critical to onboarding the next wave of people into Web3 and crypto” to Blockworks

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