Channel + integrated NFT and metaverse; Apto launch his blockchain; the NFT factory opens in Paris; N26, Plaid adopt the crypto And MasterCard prepare the banks… Back tonews of the week.
The cryptocurrencies, as good as the others? The offers of business they have been largely democratized. Reserved for a while for specialized platforms or some new banks like Revolut, they have developed significantly since then. This is particularly tangible among the fintech.
Since autumn 2021, Lydia has been offering trading in partnership with Bitpanda. Digital assets are an investment product, just like stocks are more traditional products. Also with Bitpanda, N26 positions itself in turn. A few years earlier, online banking was planning to acquire the cryptocurrency brokerBitpanda confirmed to us via email this week.
Banks and fintechs: same crypto battle
The crypto is gradually becoming part of the standard fintech offering, all over the world. In Latin America, Nubank, a popular mobile bank that already offers cryptocurrency trading, is now planning to launch its own token on Polygon, the Nucoin. Ironically, the company counts among its main investors Berkshire Hathawaythe company of billionaire Warren Buffett, historically anti-bitcoin.
In another segment of financial services, Plaid unveiled its first native cryptographic tool this week. Called Wallet Onboard, it makes it easy to connect hundreds of wallets like Metamask to decentralized applications. The traditional banks will have to accelerate to avoid being left behind by more agile fintechs. MasterCard aims to help them in this on the retail market thanks to an association with Step.
NFT Factory: the French showcase of NFT
In the presence of a minister, the NFT factory open to the press on October 18, a few days before its opening to the public (October 22). Announced earlier this year, the NFT factory is both a place, located opposite the Center Pompidou, and the start of a true ecosystem in France.
The NFT Factory is at the crossroads of entrepreneurship, technology, business and art. Will offer weekly free workshops to visitors, as well as paid training to acculturate Web3, both individuals and businesses. The challenge: to develop a new economy in France.
For Jean-Noel BarrotFrance has what it takes to become a European and even a global hub NFT. In the media, several companies are making their mark, such as Webedia on the Web and Canal + in the audiovisual sector.
Millions, L1 blockchain and tokens … for a mixed start
Apto it already looks like a giant, at least financially. During the first half of 2022, its founders, former Meta employees, raised $ 350 million in two rounds of funding. They have promised to launch their blockchain during the year. It’s done.
The project aims to provide a scalable and high-performance blockchain environment focused on games, social networks, media and finance. Its core network is based on the AptosBFT consensus and is compatible with Move, a new programming language. But in terms of tokenomicssome voices are already heard.
On networks, the blockchain is referred to as the “VC blockchain” due to the share of APT Token assigned to investors. The startup specifies that their tokens, as well as those of the main contributors, will be blocked for 4 years.
Gold on the blockchain … and it’s not Bitcoin
And if in the future gold and Bitcoin, often competing in the storytelling of crypto influencers, did they share the same ownership? This convergence point could be the blockchain. Why not ? With the tokenization and security tokens, the giants of traditional finance are preparing the management of traditional financial assets on the public blockchain.
historical asset, gold it could also benefit from adopting these technologies. In any case, this is the position defended by a London child lobby. London is an important market for gold trading. With Gold 247, the World Gold Council so he wants reform the gold market. But to succeed in this revolution, he must convince the big banks, reluctant to endanger their domination.
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