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Daily Crypto News Dec 24, 2021: Top 3 crypto updates for today

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We saw it coming, didn’t we? When Uniswap and Polygon announced the launch of Uniswap version 3 on the Ethereum scaling platform we knew we were about to see spikes in their value. It is no surprise to us as MATIC reaches an all-time high after this announcement. 

While all this happened in a day, LUNA has again been breaking its own records silently. the TVL of Terra network hit an ATH surpassing the TVL of Binance smart chain at $20 billion. Is LUNA heading for a position at the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization? Read below to find more. 

Visa is again in news due to its new crypto ventures. It has announced its acquisition of CurrencyCloud for $925 million. CurrencyCloud is a company that provides foreign exchange solutions to banks as well as fintech companies for cross-border exchanges. This comes after Visa announced its partnership with 60 crypto platforms across the globe for its new card program. 

Quick Crypto News Roundup! 

Daily Crypto News  Dec 24, 2021

MATIC achieves an all-time high after Uniswap launches on Polygon

It was on Wednesday that the decentralized exchange Uniswap and the Ethereum scaling platform Polygon declared the launch of Uniswap version 3 on the polygon mainnet. This deployment came a few days later when the UNI holders decided to vote in favor of the decision. The prices of both UNI and MATIC saw a rise in value with MATIC reaching new ATH. 

MATIC hit an all-time high of $2.73 on Thursday. The borderless and dynamic ecosystem brought in by ethereum led to increased usage as well as fees on the Ethereum Layer 1. According to Mihailo Bjelic, co-founder of Polygon, the polygon version of Uniswap aims to bring in a change in the same.

Read more in detail about the collaboration between Uniswap and Polygon has in store for all of us. 

Source: Coindesk  

Terra Network(LUNA) TVL attains an ATH of $20 billion surpassing BSC

This year has been full of LUNA-r eclipses! All the major cryptocurrencies have surely been overshadowed by the amazing performance of Terra LUNA this year. It is a popular open-source stablecoin network that has recently broken all its past records and now has surpassed $20 billion TVL across its DeFi protocols.

According to the data from DeFi Llama, this TVL started ramping up for LUNA in late November and early December. This is more than in value that is currently locked on Binance smart chain (BSC). The TVL for BSC is under $17billion. Terra LUNA has now become the second-highest TVL among all networks listed on DeFi Llama. 

Source: Aliens.com 

Visa acquires Ripple Partner CurrencyCloud at $925M

Visa has been in news with its crypto-related projects recently. It recently partnered with 60 crypto platforms for its new card program and here it is again completing the acquisition of CurrencyCloud for $925 million. CurrencyCloud is a platform that provides foreign exchange solutions for cross-border payments to fintech companies as well as banks. 

Although the news came in way late, the actual deal was signed in July 2021. The same news was confirmed by CurrencyCloud via their Twitter handle. The primary focus of this partnership is to process cross-border payments with the help of RippleNet with which CurrencyCloud partnered in July 2020. 

Read what Visa and CurrencyCloud have in store for us. 

Source: Cryptopotato

Crypto Market Trend December 24, 2021 

Here is a quick summary of the top crypto gainers and losers for the day. 

Top 3 Crypto Gainers 

Cryptocurrency  Price (latest by December 24, 2021)  Change in % 
The Sandbox (SAND) ₹478.55 19.12%
Chromia (CHR) ₹61.95 18.8%
Sushi (SUSHI) ₹570.75 14.22%

*Prices are latest by 11:50 AM December 24, 2021.*

Top 3 Crypto Losers

Cryptocurrency  Price (Latest by December 24,  2021)  Change in % 
Yearn.finance (YFI) ₹24,18,677.70 4.62%
Polygon (MATIC) ₹201.86 3.25
Ripple (XRP) ₹75.63 3.7%

*Prices are latest by 11:50 AM December 24, 2021.*

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