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Market Overview

As of the time of writing (Monday 5pm), the total market cap of the crypto asset market $US1.20T, up 2.5% from last week.

Below is the weekly performance of the top crypto and NFT assets. 



News Headline Highlights

 Crypto Asset Project Updates

  • Ethereum successfully completed its third and final Testnet Merge, this time on the Goerli Testnet. The Ethereum Mainnet Merge, where Ethereum transitions from Proof-of-Work consensus to Proof-of-Stake, is estimated to happen around September 15-16.
  • White hat hackers have returned over US$32m of the US$200m of stolen funds to the Nomad bridge that was exploited last week.
  • One of Yuga Lab’s rarest assets, a trippy skin mega mutant, sold for an undisclosed amount. It is rumoured to have cost 2300 ETH (~US$4m).
  • Synthetix announced a partnership with traditional liquidity juggernauts Jump Capital, who will be working closely with the broader ecosystem to support asset liquidity and product development.
  • Maven 11 has launched a US$40m credit pool on Maple Finance, a DeFi credit platform. The pool was designed to provide liquidity to institutional borrowers in the absence of centralised institutional borrowing after the fallout of previous months.
  • The popular Moonbirds NFT, launched by Kevin Rose, has made all of their assets public domain by moving to a CC0 licensing arrangement (i.e. no rights reserved on IP).

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Metric of the Week

Ethereum options Open Interest, or the total amount of Ether options contracts currently open, reached 4 million ETH ($8.2B), surpassing its all-time high and, for the first time ever, Bitcoin Open Interest ($5.5B).

Source: The Block

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