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What’s Going on With Crypto? – August 16th – Gypsycoin, Walmart, ETH 2.0, BTC Nodes, Solana, Cardano, Samsung, TIME, Coinbase, Polygon

Top 10 stories of today: 

  • Solana reached the top 10 coins by market capitalization for a while and hit a new all-time-high of $64.48, making +40% in the last 24h.  
  • Cardano announced the smart contracts to be implemented on September 12th, before the biggest company’s summit to happen on September 25-26. 
  • Walmart announced a search for a cryptocurrency product lead. 
  • The Ethereum 2.0 staking platform experienced an increase up to 7M ETH, which equals $21.7B. 
  • Samsung will make available South Korean CBDCs on their smartphones as a result of participation in the government’s pilot program. 
  • TIME Magazine is collaborating with Cool Cats, which means they’ll mint 400 NFTs together. 
  • The number of nodes in the Bitcoin Lightning Network has risen from 7.5K to more than 14K since the previous year. 
  • Mr. Whale reported that thousands of Coinbase users couldn’t reach their funds over the past weekend 
  • The first-ever token “merger” happened: Polygon acquired Hermez in a $250 million deal.  
  • Romanian “King of Roma” launched Gypsycoin. 

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