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Top Crypto News today: HSBC Enters Metaverse Banking with SandBox

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In today’s crypto news, following the footsteps of US-based banking giant JPMorgan, which recently opened a lounge in Decentraland, HSBC has become the first global financial services provider to enter The Sandbox Metaverse. Instagram announced NFT plans that are in line with its parent company’s metaverse vision. 

In today’s global crypto news, El Salvador’s initial $1 billion bitcoin bond issue, which was scheduled to take place between March 15 and March 20, could be impacted by the conflict in Ukraine.

Before heading to the news section, let’s have a quick glance at the latest crypto price trends. 


Crypto Prices Today 


Price Trend  Price for March 17, 2022  Percentage change 
The global cryptocurrency market cap  $1,823,961,403,971 4.56%
The total crypto market volume $94,143,607,036 8.27%
Bitcoin Price $41,142.26 5.21%
Ethereum Price 

*All prices are latest by 11:30 AM, 17 March 2022.

Top Gainers and Losers Today

Top 3 Crypto Gainers  

Cryptocurrency  Price (Latest by March 17, 2022)  Change in % 
Celo (CELO) ₹261.65 35.77%
THORChain (RUNE) ₹662.17 17.97%
The Sandbox (SAND) ₹247.18 15.71%

*All prices are latest by 11:30 AM, 17 March 2022.

Top 3 Crypto Losers 

Cryptocurrency  Price (Latest by March 17,  2022)  Change in % 
The Graph (GRT) ₹32.10 4.12%
Elrond eGold (EGLD) ₹12404.68 3.13%
Alpaca Finance (ALPACA) ₹31.08 2.30%

*All prices are latest by 11:30 AM, 17 March 2022.

Crypto News Global 


El Salvador Could Launch Its Bitcoin Bond This Week

El Salvador is still considering launching its bitcoin bond between March 15 and March 20, according to a government official, however, the situation in Ukraine is a factor that could impact the schedule.

Besides, Bitfinex Securities is currently waiting for approval to submit an application for a license, which is a necessary step before launching the first bitcoin bond.

Read: Why TVL (Total Value Locked) in DeFi Matters?

Source: TheBlockCrypto


Top Metaverse & NFT News today 


HSBC Enters Metaverse Banking with SandBox

Virtual and augmented reality are already influencing how financial institutions around the world perceive their industry’s future. And Sandbox’s increased integration with global financial systems could benefit greatly from the partnership with HSBC.

According to their announcement, the bank will purchase a plot of LAND, virtual real estate in The Sandbox metaverse, which will be developed to engage and connect with sports, esports, and gaming enthusiasts.

Read How to Buy Virtual Land in the Metaverse?

Source: CryptoNews


NFTs Coming to Instagram In ‘Several Months’ 

According to various sources citing Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the Meta-owned global photo and video social network Instagram may start supporting “certain” NFTs “over the next several months.” 

Zuckerberg also hopes that avatar apparel in the metaverse can be minted as NFTs, according to Hannah Murphy, a tech reporter for the Financial Times.

Read: How To Build An NFT Community I Step by Step Guide

Source: CryptoNews




New Coin Market Cap Circulating Supply
NEO (NEO) ₹111,053,458,426 70,538,831.00 NEO


Celer Network (CELR) ₹19,494,468,513 6.78B CELR
Monero (XMR) ₹258,824,258,008 18,093,839.93 XMR
Anchor Protocol (ANC) ₹60,496,976,675 264,755,833.11 ANC
Stacks (STX) ₹124,240,917,828 1.30B STX

*All prices are latest by 11:30 AM Feb 17, 2022.* 

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