Nexo, a cryptocurrency lender, has partnered with global payments company Mastercard to launch the world’s first “cryptocurrency-backed” payment card. This signals the latest move by crypto and traditional financial networks to join forces as digital assets become more common. Nexo said the card, which will be available in some European countries to begin with, will allow users to spend without having to sell their digital assets, such as Bitcoin, which are used as collateral to back credit, NDTV reported.
Opera, an Internet browser, has announced a Web3-powered cryptographic browser for iOS (iPhone operating system) devices, specifically iPhones and iPads. This comes months after the company first revealed the browser for Windows, Mac, and Android.
Crypto Browser allows users to use decentralized applications (dapps), games, and metaverse platforms, and has an integrated non-custodial crypto wallet. However, with a non-custodial wallet, only you are in control of your private keys; there is no third party involved and no one else with access to the wallet, according to the Indian Express report.
The price of Bitcoin on the cryptocurrency market is up 0.55% in the last 24 hours and was trading at $40,416.10 at 4:45 p.m. IST. Its dominance in the crypto market is currently 40.86%, up 0.08% in the last 24 hours, according to Coinmarketcap.com.
In the last 24 hours, Ethereum (ETH) was trading at $3,044.10, up 0.45%, while Binance Coin (BNB) was down 0.30% in the same period and trading at $415.78. Solana (SOL) was up 0.48 percent at $102.06, while Cardano (ADA) was up 0.25 percent at $0.952.
Among meme coins, Dogecoin was down 2.35 percent and was trading at $0.1452 as of 4:45 p.m. on Coinmarketcap.com. Its rival, the Shiba Inu, was down 0.94 percent and trading at $0.0000258. Samoyedcoin is down 0.71 percent, trading at $0.01947, while Dogelon Mars is down 0.16 percent, trading at $0.0000007945.
According to Coinmarketcap.com, the global crypto market capitalization was $1.88 trillion, an increase of 0.34% in the last 24 hours, while the total crypto market volume was $55.53 billion, down 29.56%.
VIRAL (VIRAL) became the biggest gainer, recording an increase of 739.23 percent. It was trading at $0.0006623 at 4:45 p.m., according to Coinmarketcap. In contrast, DragonSb (SB) witnessed the maximum loss, dropping 99.58 percent. It was trading at $0.004648.