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Crypto News of the Day: 216% increase in ENS domains, Celsius repays $183M to Maker

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Crypto News of the Day: 216% increase in ENS domains, Celsius repays $183M to Maker


By ApolloX

Created a month ago, last updated a month ago
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Crypto News of the Day: 216% increase in ENS domains, Celsius repays $183M to Maker

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Hello, ApolloXplorer!

Have you seen today’s key headlines yet?

#1. ENS registrations spike 216% in one week

In the past week, the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) saw a 216% increase (108,000 domains) in domain registrations.

Secondary sales on OpenSea soared 300%, exceeding $7.9 million over the same period.

000.eth sold for 300 ETH ($344,000) on Sunday. Non-roman character names (such as Arabic or Chinese characters) have also seen some interest, with ٠٠٠.eth selling for 100 ETH ($114,500) on Monday.

Source: Decrypt

#2. Singapore leads in NFT searches worldwide

A new study published by reported that Singapore topped the list of countries for NFTs searches online, with 18,717 searches per million inhabitants per month.

Meanwhile, Poland is anti-NFT with “227 of every 1,000 NFT-themed tweets found to be negative in sentiment.”

The report also shows that P2E NFT game Axie Infinity is the most popular NFT project in terms of countries worldwide.

Source: Bitcoin News

#3. BOE wants stricter crypto rules

The Bank of England (BOE) called for tougher laws to protect the wider financial system in the future, amid the current crypto crash.

In its Financial Stability Report published Tuesday, it said “systemic risks would emerge if cryptoasset activity continued to develop”.

It previously said it would intervene to direct and oversee collapsing stablecoins.

Source: Decrypt

#4.  Celsius repays $183M to Maker

Blockchain data shows that Celsius has been aggressively repaying debt to lending platform Maker.

It could be trying to get back bitcoin-equivalent tokens that were used as collateral.

Celsius still owes 41 million DAI (about $41 million) in loans to Maker, but it has about 22,000 wrapped bitcoin (about $440 million worth) posted against those loans.

Source: CoinDesk

#5. Crypto-stealing malware spreads through YouTube

PennyWise, a new strain of crypto-malware, is tricking Youtube users to download software designed to steal crypto data from crypto wallets, browser extension and cold wallets.

It can also take screenshots and steal sessions of chat applications such as Discord and Telegram.

The malware is being spread on YouTube mining education videos purporting to be free Bitcoin mining software.


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