POKKET: Crypto Market Update (Aug 18)

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Bitcoin is lower -2.5% to $45.1k, ETH is dangerously close to breaking $3k level, -4.2% to $3045. Movers are BRD +33%, AUDIO +19%, REN +18%, AXS +10%, PNT -11%, CHR UNI GTO CRV -10%, and rest of the alts are down.

Galaxy Digital has filed with the SEC for a Bitcoin futures ETF.

ETH 2.0 staking contract has finally surpassed wETH to become the single largest holder of ETH, with 210k validators on the network representing 5.7% of circulating supply.

Dogecoin foundation returns with Musk as the representative, and Vitalik as an advisor — DOGE -5.7% to 30 pennies.

Alibaba Group Holding has launched an NFT marketplace allowing trademark holders to sell tokenized licenses on their IP.

BitDAO launched its governance token BIT, raising $365M in a dutch auction which finished today.

Solana continues to enjoy attention, as it now sees more than $2B flowing through the protocol — SOL +6.3% to $66.

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