Australian Open Dives Into NFT And Metaverse World; Bitcoin, Shiba Inu Fall

The Australian Open became the first ever major tournament to launch NFTs and a series of events on the Metaverse. “New era. New arena. Time to take tennis to another dimension. Introducing @aometaverse, more coming soon…” the Australian Open tweeted on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the prices of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Binance (BNB) have all fallen by more than 8 percent in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin (BTC) price is down 8.25 percent and is trading at $42910.89 in the last 24 hours. Bitcoin’s dominance in the global cryptocurrency market was 39.93 percent, up 0.54 percent in the past 24 hours.

The price of Ethereum (ETH) is down 12.08 percent in the past 24 hours, trading at $3,364.91. Binance Coin (BNB) fell 9.28 percent; It was trading at $464.65. Among other major currencies, Solana (SOL) fell 12.79 percent to $148.49, while Cardano (ADA) fell 9.74 percent to $1.22.

Meme coins

Like mainstream coinsAnd All major meme coins such as Dogecoin (DOGE), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Dogelon Mars (ELON) and Samoyedcoin (SAMO) have seen a drop in the last 24 hours.

The price of Dogecoin on January 6, 2022 was $0.1571, down 7.67 percent in the last 24 hours. Rival Shiba Inu fell 9.17 percent and traded at $0.0000298, Dogelon Mars (ELON) fell by 13.23 percent and was trading at $0.000001325, while Samoyedcoin (SAMO) was trading at $0.03345 and recorded a decrease of 12.82 percent.

General scenario

The global cryptocurrency market capitalization reached $2.02 trillion, recording a 10.79 percent decrease in the past 24 hours, while the total crypto market size reached $135.09 billion, down 46.38 percent.

NinjaFolki (NJF) became the biggest gainer, posting a 1,322.98 percent rise; It was trading at $0.0004376 at 4:30 PM. On the other hand, yTSLA Finance (yTSLA) experienced a maximum loss, declining by 100.00 percent; It is trading at 0.00000000000002719.

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Cryptocurrency-related crime surged to a record last year in value, with illegal addresses receiving $14 billion in cryptocurrency, up 79 percent from $7.8 billion in 2020, Reuters quotes a blog from blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis released Thursday. .

“Criminal abuse of cryptocurrencies creates significant barriers to continued adoption, increases the potential for restrictions by governments, and worst of all is victimization of innocent people around the world,” Reuters quotes Channelalysis.

The press release stated that Gurukula Kangri (which is believed to be a university) is located in Haridwar, and Uttrakhand has partnered with cryptocurrency exchange WazirX to provide a free course in blockchain technology.