Breaking crypto news from the last week (Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, 2021):
Nov. 27: The analytic report suggests that the Bitcoin network already transfers more the dollar value than PayPal and could potentially match Mastercard’s network after 2026.
Nov. 28: Emirates Post Group (EPG) announced on November 28 the first in the region issuance of non-fungible token (NFT) stamps in commemoration of the UAE National Day 2021. Each of the four NFT stamps carries a distinct design centered on the UAE national theme.
Nov. 29: The Theatre of Digital Art and Generative Gallery has organized an exhibition of immersive digital art of seven modern artists around the world in Dubai. The event, held till February 2022, is featured by non-fungible tokens (NFTs) exposition and sales.
Nov. 30: David Marcus, the head of Facebook parent company Meta’s cryptocurrency efforts, said Tuesday that he will be parting company with the social media giant. Experts suggest that Marcus’s departure comes after delays of the Diem project amid scrutiny from regulators.
Dec. 1: A few days after Jack Dorsey’s resignation as Twitter CEO, payments giant Square announced changing its name to Block Inc., the company said in a statement. Jack Dorsey’s Bitcoin funding initiative Square Crypto has rebranded to Spiral and is aimed to focus on “making Bitcoin the planet’s preferred currency.”
Meta, ex-Facebook, on Wednesday announced its decision to reverse its long-standing policy that prevented most cryptocurrency companies from running ads on its services. The company’s new policy is huge for the crypto industry and will allow more retail investors to access cryptocurrencies than ever before.
Dec. 2: Interest in Metaverse and associated features, like virtual lands and real estate, is in hot demand, available data from DappRadar shows. Over $100 million was spent on purchasing these virtual properties last week, including the Sandbox grossing over $80 million and Decentraland above $15 million.
Dec. 3: Terraform Labs’ LUNA is becoming rapidly one of the crypto market’s best performers, having gained around 80% in value in the last week, upping bigger than either Shiba Inu or Avalanche. An upcoming network upgrade has driven its surge. In addition, JPMorgan’s expert said that terra’s stablecoin mechanism is suitable for cross-border payments.
Dec. 4: Bitcoin plunged along with other cryptocurrencies on Saturday night, another indication of the risk aversion sweeping across financial markets. The biggest cryptocurrency was down about 18%, the largest one-day loss since September, while the crypto market has lost about $550 billion in market cap in a day.