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Weekly News 22/12/2021: Bitwise launches NFT-tracking index fund

23 December 2021

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Alexandre Ouicher

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HSBC and IBM create successful multi-ledger CBDC demo

HSBC and IBM announced the successful test of an advanced token and digital wallet settlement between two central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs. The experiment consisted of transactions between CBDCs, eBonds, and forex. IBM’s Hyperledger was used for the transactions, and the project was overseen by Banque de France.


Bitwise launches NFT-tracking index fund

Bitwise has launched an index fund tracking the 10 largest non-fungible token collections: the Bitwise Blue-Chip NFT Index Fund will purchase and hold in custody NFTs from CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club and eight other collections. Investments can be made by accredited investors with a minimum investment of $25,000.

A company for sale as an NFT

DeGenData.eth, a data provider for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), is being put up for sale. But the sale is linked to the purchase of a cryptopunk NFT. The CryptoPunk — and the business — will be offered for sale at a price of 420.69 ETH. “NFTs aren’t just profile pictures. They are becoming the value of what you create around them.” the team wrote.

Crypto Scams Rose by 81 Percent in 2021

Chainalysis revealed that scams stole over $7.7 billion over the year. The most common form of scam was the classic rug pull, where developers launch a scam project, rope in investors, and then abandon the project, with a total of  $2.8 billion stolen.

BitMEX will launch and airdrop its native token BMEX

BitMEX, a well-known derivatives exchange, is set to launch its own token and will airdrop to both its existing and new users. BMEX tokens will have a maximum supply of 450 million units. They will be minted at once and vested over a period of up to 5 years. The large majority of BMEX will be spent to reward users, and the company will buy and burn BMEX tokens every quarter.

Justin Sun Is Retiring From Tron

Justin Sun is moving to focus on crypto legitimization in Latin American countries. He will become an ambassador of the Grenada government to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Tron blockchain, which is not doing so good on the market, is going to be left to TRON token holders.


Parachains officially launch on Polkadot network

Five parachains went live this week — Acala, Astar, Clover, Moonbeam, and Parallel Finance. Nearly 99 million DOT, worth approximately $2.4 billion, was garnered by the five projects during the auction period. A series of additional parachain auctions are currently live.

DeFi protocol Grim Finance hacked for $30M

The rotocol Grim Finance reported $30 million in losses due to an exploit of the platform’s deposits. Running on the Fantom blockchain,  Grim allows users to stake liquidity provider tokens by employing complex vault strategies.


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