Crypto Futures Exchange Bakkt Going Public at a Valuation of $2.1 Billion

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt is going public via a merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) created for taking startup firms public. Both companies have now confirmed the transaction, and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under a new name – Bakkt Holdings Inc., – sometime in the second quarter of 2021. Rumours about the deal have swelled since early January. After the merger, Bakkt is expected to have an enterprise value of $2.1 billion, the company announced on Jan. 11.…

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‘Noxious Poison’ – Bitcoin’s Market Cap Surpasses Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Valuation

For many years, the business tycoon Warren Buffet has condemned bitcoin as an investment telling people that the crypto asset is nothing but gambling. Two years ago, just before a Berkshire Hathaway 2018 annual shareholder meeting, Buffet said bitcoin is “probably rat poison squared.” Despite the investor’s criticism, the crypto asset’s market capitalization has surpassed Buffet’s multinational conglomerate holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, in net value. Bitcoin has a lot of haters, including people like Jamie Dimon, Peter Schiff, and Nouriel Roubini. In addition to these pundits, the American investor and…

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Report: Market Valuation of 14 Banking Giants Shed $635 Billion This Year

The world’s largest banks lost a considerable amount of market valuation amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report that estimates financial incumbents lost $635 billion. Between December 2019 and August 2020, the market caps of 14 major banking institutions lost upwards of 30-50% during the time period. A newly published report written by Buyshares and the researcher Justinas Baltrusaitis, shows that during the first half of 2020, the world’s banks lost a considerable amount of market capitalization. Buyshares data shows that 14 select “major global banks” lost a…

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Aggregate ERC20 Market Cap Outpaces Valuation of ETH in Circulation by $2 Billion

Data now shows that the aggregate market valuation for all the ERC20 tokens in existence has surpassed the market capitalization of Ethereum’s native coins. According to data, the net worth of the ERC20 token ecosystem is roughly $2.5 billion larger than the $26.7 billion Ethereum valuation. The cryptocurrency community has been discussing the aggregate market valuation for all the ERC20 tokens ever created versus the Ethereum market capitalization. For instance, the Defiant News contributor, Camila Russo, tweeted about how ERC20 tokens recorded on Etherscan surpassed the net worth of all…

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