Daily news update: October 23rd, 2021

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Here you will find our daily update, which will provide you with all the main information and events on the crypto markets for the previous day.

Crypto market update

The news about American Bitcoin ETF brought significant gains for the primary cryptocurrency. BTC traded below $58,000 last week when the first reports emerged but quickly skyrocketed above $60,000 and broke its April ATH of $65,000 on October 20th. After that a sharp drop occurred and the situation worsened yesterday when bitcoin dumped all the way down to $61,800 (on Bitstamp), but it went to even four digits on some exchanges in a flash crash event. As of now, BTC is trading above $61,000.

Bitcoin (BTC) is now trading at 61,136 USD (all data from Coingecko.com)

Ethereum (ETH) is now for 4,027 USD

PlatonCoin (PLTC) is now for 0,515 USD

Total marketcap is currently at 2.648 trillion USD

Daily news update

Facebook and Novi wallet: Facebook has launched the pilot program for its Novi crypto wallet in Guatemala and most of the United States. Novi is a digital wallet from Facebook that allows its users to send and receive money instantly and without fees.

AP and blockchain: The Associated Press (AP) is tapping decentralized oracle network Chainlink (LINK) to make its data accessible on leading blockchains. Chainlink serves as a bridge that can bring off-chain information to blockchains and smart contracts.

Coinmarketcap and hack: Total of 3.1 million email addresses linked to CoinMarketCap accounts were reportedly being traded on hacking forums, according to Have I Been Pwned. CoinMarketCap, a subsidiary of Binance cryptocurrency exchange, confirmed that the list of leaked user accounts matched its userbase.

Wallmart and BTC ATMs: Walmart has partnered with coin-cashing machine company Coinstar and crypto-cash exchange Coinme to install 200 Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs in its stores across the United States. Although the pilot includes only 200 kiosks, the broader launch plans to eventually see the installation of 8,000 Bitcoin ATMs across the country, according to Bloomberg.

Nigeria and CBDC: After failing to roll out its CBDC on October 1, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released a document in which it reiterates its commitment to launching the e-naira. In fact, in this document titled The Design Paper for the E-naira, the CBN says it is now ready to launch Nigeria’s CBDC.

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