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STX Doubles as Building-on-Bitcoin Activity Surges

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Stacks’ Token Doubles as Building-on-BTC Activity Surges

Ordinals Protocol Mints 150K Tokens in Three Weeks

By Owen Fernau  


In a surprising development in crypto, building products on Bitcoin is surging this year. 

Case in point: Ordinals, a Bitcoin-based protocol that allows people to attach digital content to small denominations of BTC. Over 150,000 of Ordinals’ tokens have been minted since the protocol launched on Jan. 31, according to a Dune Analytics dashboard

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Real World Assets

Tokenization Picks Up Steam With On-Chain Tesla and Apple Shares

Regulated Exchange Swarm Tokenizes Stocks Amid Real World Asset Push

By Aleksandar Gilbert 


In the latest effort to bring real-world assets onto the blockchain, retail and institutional investors will be able to buy and borrow crypto against tokenized stocks and bond ETFs this week.

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NFT Marketplaces

NFT Marketplace Upstart Blur Leapfrogs OpenSea After Airdrop

OpenSea Waives Fees as Blur Handles $613M in Transaction Volume

By Tarang Khaitan  


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