Bitcoin ETF Updates

SEC's Bitcoin ETF decision looms, Logan Paul's $2.3M NFT buyback, Unity-Walmart's in-game shopping push.

This Week's Low-Down:

  • ⚖️ Anticipation Peaks as SEC Nears Decision on Bitcoin ETFs

  • 🤔 Logan Paul's $2.3M Buyback Plan for Defunct CryptoZoo NFTs

  • 🛒 Unity and Walmart Team Up to Innovate In-Game Shopping

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  • 11 Bitcoin ETF Applicants Update Their 19b-4 Filings (Bitcolumnist)

  • Polygon NFT Volume Hits 6-Month High, Igniting Renewed Interest in Layer-2 Scaling Solution (Crypto News)

  • Visa Elevates Customer Experience with Web3 Loyalty Program (NFT Plazas)

  • Bitcoin Devs Preserve Classic Nintendo Games With Ordinals (Decrypt)

  • Dave Announces to Repurchase $100M Stake From FTX in $71M (Bitcolumnist)

  • Azuki’s Value Surges Amid Weeb3 Foundation Alliance Rumors (NFT Plazas)

  • Shiba Inu Team Releases Step-By-Step Guide To Buy Shibarium-based NFTs (CoinGape)

  • Pixels Unveil New ‘$PIXEL’ Token – Available via Gamified Airdrop (NFT Plazas)

  • Upcoming Drops: Jan. 8 — Jan. 14 (nft now)

  • French Red Cross Redefines Charity Aid in The Sandbox (NFT Plazas)

  • Solana Falls Behind Polygon in Terms of NFT Trading Volume (U.Today)

  • Animoca Brands Celebrates a Decade of Blockchain Breakthroughs (NFT Plazas)

  • Thunder Terminal Hack Leads to More Than 86 ETH and 439 SOL Drained (nft now)

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The U.S. SEC is expected to announce a decision on Bitcoin spot ETF applications by January 10, with trading potentially starting January 12.

Web3 enthusiast Ben Armstrong (“Bitboy”) heads to Washington D.C. to champion Bitcoin ETFs.

  • ETF applicants, including Blackrock and ARK, updated their S-1 filings

  • The filings reveal competitive management fees, with Blackrock starting at 0.20% and ARK at 25 basis points.

  • Firms are competing on price to capture early market share, indicating high demand for crypto ETFs.

  • Strategies include fee waivers and substantial marketing efforts.

    Logan Paul's $2.3M Buyback Plan for Defunct CryptoZoo NFTs

YouTuber Logan Paul is refunding victims of his failed NFT game, CryptoZoo, with the condition that they waive their right to sue.

  • Paul faced backlash and a class-action lawsuit for his CryptoZoo game that never launched.

  • He's refunding buyers of in-game NFTs for CryptoZoo via a $2.3 million buyback program.

  • “Bad actors" disrupted the development of the play-to-earn game.

  • Read the full scope here.

Unity and Walmart Unite to Innovate In-Game Shopping

Walmart teams up with Unity, a trailblazer in real-time 3D (RT3D) content creation, to seamlessly incorporate Walmart's commerce APIs into games, merging digital and physical worlds.

  • Walmart aims to connect the physical and digital realms, allowing in-game transactions for real-world products

  • The collaboration offers creators the ability to market physical products in real-time 3D environments across various platforms.

  • Moreover, the Unity Software-Development Kit (SDK) enables developers to integrate commerce APIs.

Today's edition was written by Leah Alger