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📉NFTs Tumble Amid Crypt Market Rally

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NFTs have been left out of the latest leg of the crypto bull market, with many of the top collections by trade volume posting double-digit weekly losses. The volatility pushed the number of liquidations on Blend to new all-time highs.

In other news, DeFi stablecoin funding rates are spiking as traders seek out leverage, Wormhole unveiled tokenomics and airdrop eligibility criteria, Astar’s zkEVM is live on mainnet, and Farcaster’s user base is down 60% in one month.

Plus, two SEC commissioners have taken exception with the agency’s settlement with ShapeShift.

✍️ In today’s newsletter:

  • NFTs tumble as cryptocurrencies rise
  • Leverage spikes DeFi stablecoin rates
  • Wormhole’s tokenomics and airdrop plan
  • Astar zkEVM’s mainnet launch
  • Active Farcaster users plummet
  • SEC commissioners decry ShapeShift settlement

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Bitcoin$66,0702.77 %
Ethereum$3,822 6.72 %
Gold 1st Future$2,150 0.79 %
S&P 5005104.76 0.51 %
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⬇️ Floor Prices Of Top NFT Collections Crash As Cryptocurrencies Rally

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Five of the six most-traded NFTs on Blur are down between 20% and 37% in seven days when measuring against ETH, with many collectors looking to offload their nonfungibles in favor of hodling Ether amid the ongoing bull market. Blend, the NFT lending protocol from Blur, hosted record liquidations amid the market turmoil.

💰 DeFi Traders Increase Leverage As Markets Rally

DeFi degens are rapidly borrowing stablecoins for trading as digital asset prices climb, with outstanding stablecoin loans growing 20% to $8 billion in 2024 and borrow rates jumping to high teens. For comparison, lending rates remained below 5% throughout much of the bear market.

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🕳️ Wormhole Releases Airdrop Eligibility Tool

Wormhole, a leading cross-chain interoperability protocol will distribute roughly 6% of its 10 billion W tokens to early adopters in its highly anticipated airdrop. The drop will take place on the Ethereum, Solana, Arbitrum, Optimism, and Base networks.

🌉 Astar Launches zkEVM Mainnet Boasting Ethereum Interoperability Via Polygon AggLayer

Astar Network, a leading Polkadot parachain, has deployed its zkEVM Ethereum Layer 2 on mainnet. The network leverages Polygon’s AggLayer to achieve interoperability across the Ethereum, Polygon, and Astar ecosystems.

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🎢 Farcaster Loses 60% of Users In One Month As Interest In SocialFi Wanes

The number of daily active users on Farcaster, the recently bubbling SocialFi platform, has plummeted from 40,000 in February to 16,000. Protocol revenue has also tumbled to just $288 from a high of $49,735 on Feb. 5.

😡 SEC Commissioners Criticize Regulator Over ShapeShift Securities Case

SEC Commissioners Hester Peirce and Mark Uyeda are again speaking out against their agency’s handling of crypto, this time decrying the SEC’s settlement ShapeShift, a former centralized exchange. The commissioners highlight that the SEC fails to identify which assets supported by the platform constituted investment contracts, nor explain how ShapeShift’s operations brought harm to consumers.

🌍 ELSEWHERE

  • Pantera Raising Funds to Buy Solana Holding From FTX Estate (Bloomberg)
  • HKMA launches wholesale CBDC pilot aimed at creating digital financial ecosystem (South China Morning Post)
  • Hut 8 Shuts Down Alberta Bitcoin Mine Amid Energy Crisis (FX Empire)

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