Discover the top news in crypto for the week!
More countries are regulating and embracing bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, while institutions are looking at digital assets to leverage pensions. Meanwhile, more corporations are launching Metaverse headquarters while GameFi sees a rise in interest. Find out the top 5 crypto news of this week.
Sygnum House View
April was an unsteady month for crypto and global equities markets, while the Sygnum Bank team was back to analysing the key market developments and news. The new edition of Sygnum House View has a special analysis on one of the trends shaping the market: the rise of crypto venture capital funds and recent investment records. Beyond the analysis of crypto VCs, find out the direction of crypto markets, the performance of the main assets, and more. Read more
GameFi is showing signs of a mature landscape: Report
GameFi is the intersection of gaming and decentralised finance (DeFi), where players can earn while playing and get an additional source of income based on Web 3. Blockchain games are one of the fastest-growing decentralised apps (dApps), growing over 500 percent in the 2nd quarter of 2021 and more than 35,000 percent since 2018. Alien Worlds, Axie Infinity, or Decentraland are key players, while the rise of alternative networks beyond Ethereum is popularising the new wave of play-to-earn gaming. Read more
Six crypto podcasts to tune in to
Are you into podcasts? Some of the most popular crypto investors produce podcasts, covering everything from market analysis to the future of Web 3. Sygnum Bank’s ‘The Crypto Explorer’ podcast highlights all the trending topics and news about crypto assets and Future Finance, but there’s more. Discover other top crypto podcasts, from ‘The Pomp Podcast’ to ‘Bankless’ and ‘Unchained.’ Read more
Can crypto go green? Major companies are trying — but it’s easier said than done
If there’s a sector tackling energy consumption, it is crypto. Crypto mining companies and cryptocurrency protocols are tackling the root of the problem, working towards a carbon-neutral state. For example, crypto mining companies like Hive are using hydro and wind power to increase their share of green energy sources for their infrastructures. Read more
Panama is poised to approve the use of bitcoin and eight other cryptos ‘without limitation’
Panama is following similar steps to El Salvador and the Central African Republic in adopting a very positive regulatory landscape for crypto. The Panamanian National Assembly just approved a new bill to enable bitcoin and eight other cryptocurrencies to be used for private transactions and taxes. A Panamanian lawmaker believes that this decision ‘will help Panama become a hub of innovation and technology in Latin America.’ Read more
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