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Cryptocurrency

America’s oldest bank set to accept Bitcoin

Bank of New York Mellon disclosed it will hold, transfer and issue Bitcoin and other digital assets on behalf of its asset-management customers.

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America’s oldest bank, Bank of New York Mellon Corp. is making the leap into the Crypto market.

In a report credited to WSJ, the New York-based bank disclosed it will hold, transfer and issue bitcoin and other digital assets on behalf of its asset-management customers.

In addition, BNY Mellon in the future will permit crypto to pass through the same processes as used by fund managers, more traditional holdings—from debt instruments to technology stock.

READ: Twitter considers paying its staff in Bitcoin

At the time of writing this report, Bitcoin traded at $47,608.07 with a daily trading volume of $77 billion and is up 7.55% for the day.

BNY Mellon is proud to be the first global bank to announce plans to provide an integrated service for digital assets,” Roman Regelman, CEO of asset servicing and head of the digital at BNY Mellon, said in a press release.

“Growing client demand for digital assets, the maturity of advanced solutions, and improving regulatory clarity present a tremendous opportunity for us to extend our current service offerings to this emerging field,” he added.

READ: Bank of Canada quickens up its digital currency launch

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Shares of the New York-based bank rose 2% in premarket trading following the news.

The move represents a major shift by America’s most prominent custodian banks, which specialize in the protection of the financial assets of their clients.

Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Message Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina. He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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Dogecoin investor loses $12 million on Binance as Doge suffers violent dump

Recent price actions reveal $DOGE lost as much as 25%, dropping as low as $.50 amid record selling pressures.

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The fast-rising crypto asset, Dogecoin suffered record losses in the early hours of Sunday despite Elon Musk’s debut on the long-awaited Saturday Night Live which surprisingly led to a violent dump.

At the time of drafting this report the dog meme coin traded at $0.564505 on the FTX Exchange with a daily trading volume of $31 billion. Dogecoin is down 21.34% for the day.

Recent price actions reveal $DOGE lost as much as 25%, dropping as low as $.50 amid record selling pressures.

The largest single liquidation order happened on Binance-DOGE value $12.07 million as over $270 million positions in the Dogecoin assets vanished into thin air.

READ: Dogecoin up 168%, more valuable than Polkadot, Cardano

READ: Altcoin season? Ether, ADA, Doge and others hit all-time highs

Supporters of the fast-growing crypto were earlier hopeful that Elon Musk might offer some strong bullish bias in favour of Dogecoin but that was not to be. Although the Tesla CEO has, many times via social media, stated that Dogecoin remained his favourite crypto, he recently warned fans to invest in the asset with great caution.

Crypto pundits have often frowned at the inflationary properties of Dogecoin considering that it is printed every minute of every day, giving it a potentially infinite supply. The implication of this is that the crypto asset’s unlimited supply could, over time,  impact negatively on its price.

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How Nigeria’s ethnic diversity is boosting the crypto market

The crypto market has facilitated more economic collaboration and cooperation among Nigeria’s geopolitical regions.

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How Nigeria’s ethnic diversity is boosting the crypto market

Africa’s biggest crypto market, Nigeria keeps gaining momentum in spite of its exclusion from Nigeria’s financial ecosystem. This reflects dwindling faith in Nigeria’s traditional financial asset classes.

Adding credence to such bias is data retrieved from Paxful. The global leading Peer to Peer trading platform reveals Africa’s biggest economy and home to over 200 million people has now become its biggest market with 1.5 million users. In just four months, about $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin exchanged hands.

In addition, data retrieved from Google revealed that Nigeria is the only country with a perfect score in regards to its interest in the flagship crypto.

Using local geographical metrics, Delta State has the highest level of interest in the flagship crypto on a state level, followed by Anambra, Bayelsa, Ondo, and Ekiti. This points to Bitcoin’s stronghold in southern Nigeria.

READ: Dogecoin breaks new high, far more valuable than Nigerian Stock Market

However, the same can’t be said of the fast-rising crypto, Dogecoin, which was created in 2013 as a joke, to mock the crypto-mania at that time. Data reveals Dogecoin has its strongest trend in the North-central and some Eastern parts of Nigeria such as Ebonyi, Plateau, Imo, Enugu, Niger, and Nasarawa.

Surprisingly, Borno state, despite being ravaged by conflict showed a high interest in the dog meme coin.

Anambra, Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Imo, and Cross river have the strongest interests in Ethereum that’s already breaching record highs amid the ongoing bullish run, in play at the crypto-verse.

READ: Unknown whale moves $440 million worth of Bitcoin as institutional buying drops

Surprisingly, Lagos, Nigeria’s busiest economic hub on the state level, misses out of the top 10 in any of the rankings despite its strong fintech presence coupled with the fact that it is host to most of Nigeria’s crypto platforms like Buycoins Africa, Quidax, Bittle, and Bundle Africa.

This data reveals how much the crypto market thrives on Nigeria’s ethnic diversity, taking into account that the country, which is Africa’s biggest fintech community and home to Africa’s only two fintech unicorns – Interswitch and Flutterwave, will benefit from policies that encourage diversification and long-term inclusive growth.

READ: Unknown whale moves $272 million worth of Bitcoin

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In a country prone to stringent foreign exchange policy and expensive transaction fees compared to other emerging markets, the crypto industry is thriving and already creating jobs at record levels via the Nigerian crypto start-ups, which are facilitating millions of dollars worth of transactions daily and fostering a new wave of crypto-based solutions.

Bottom Line: It is important to note that the crypto market has facilitated more economic collaboration and cooperation among Nigeria’s geopolitical regions further boosting the prospects for a strong political and economic entity that many young Nigerians desperately desire.

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