Ferrari launches its own NFT collection, Biden signs a law with a DLT strategy, ProShares wants to offer Metaverse-EFT, Bitcoin is more popular than ever on Twitter, and Marathon wants to become the world’s largest miner.
The last week of 2021 is over for the crypto space as well. The most important events around Bitcoin and Co. in a compact overview.
Crypto Formula 1: Ferrari launches its own NFT collection
Ferrari has reached an agreement with the Swiss company Velas to develop NFT for Scuderia fans. The starting shot will be given next year. After some competitors have already dived into the NFT space, the Italian automaker now dares to enter a corresponding partnership.
Starting in March 2022, just in time for the start of the new Formula 1 season, Ferrari and Velas want to allow fans to purchase digital collectibles. The even most successful Formula 1 team of all time would like to offer its fans such exclusive content with the non-expendable tokens.
You can find more information about this here.
Biden signs new law with DLT strategy
US President Joe Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which, among other things, provides for a new DLT strategy. Although there is no direct mention of crypto or blockchain, the new legal text calls for a process to be developed to incorporate new technologies, including DLT, by April next year.
However, the DLT is just one of many aspects of the new law. There is also talk of software development, product engineering and management, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.
You can get more information in the detailed article.
ProShares I would like to launch a publicly traded index fund with a focus on the metaverse. According to a document from the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the money manager submitted an application for the new ETF on December 28, 2021.
The call ProShares Metaverse Theme ETF if he Solactive Metaverse Topic Index recreate. The index is made up of several companies whose business activities are strongly oriented towards the metaverse. For example, belonging to this group Apple, meta platforms Y Nvidia.
You can read more about it here.
2021: Bitcoin was mentioned more than 100 million times on Twitter
The analytical company Visibrain announced that the term “bitcoin” appeared in 101 million tweets on the microblogging platform. In a year-on-year comparison, this is a 350 percent increase.
Last but not least, the fact that Twitter has become a bastion for the crypto communities shouldn’t be entirely insignificant for the clear increase. Above all, well-known cryptocurrency enthusiasts such as Elon Musk or Michael Saylor secure a horde of tweets and comments with their advertisements in the space, which draws a lot of attention to the cryptocurrency.
You can find the detailed article here.
Marathon buys nearly $ 900 million worth of mining hardware
The mining giant Marathon is already popping the New Year’s corks. With a proud sum of almost 900 million US dollars, the company is buying even more mining hardware.
With the new equipment, Marathon aims to increase its hashrate to 23.3 EH / s. With the new addition, the company now owns 199,000 mining devices. With the potential hashrate, Marathon is by far in the top league when it comes to mining and probably makes the other miners in the US, or even the rest of the world, look almost old.
You can find more information on the subject here.