Blockchain.com to Launch NFT Marketplace

  • The cryptocurrency exchange has already opened a waiting list for the new platform, which will allow users to buy, sell, and store NFTs.
  • In order to make the process of buying NFTs more straightforward and user friendly, Blockchain.com will add NFT functionality to its crypto wallet.

Coinbase Releases Standalone Browser Extension of Its Wallet

  • By releasing a standalone version of its browser extension wallet, Coinbase is finally able to compete with existing wallets such as MetaMask.
  • While the Coinbase Wallet browser extension has been available since May, it required transaction confirmation from the wallet's mobile app.

PBoC Claims 140 Million Individuals Now Have e-CNY Wallets

  • An executive of the People's Bank of China has claimed that the country's CBDC has already been used in over $9.7 billion worth of transactions.
  • He further stated that 1.5 million merchants were ready to accept payments from the 140 million individual and 10 million corporate e-CNY wallets in the country.

Facebook Launches Novi Pilot Program, Receives Pushback From Senators

  • The Novi digital wallet will use Paxos' stablecoin USDP for its services, and will also tap Coinbase for its custodial services.
  • The pilot program was launched in the U,S, and Guatemala, where a limited number of people will be able to download Novi from the Apple App and Google Play Store.

MoneyGram Partners With Stellar for USDC Settlements

  • The partnership will see MoneyGram connect its network to the Stellar blockchain, allowing connected wallets to access its global retail platform.
  • The financial service company will also work with Circle to enable "near-instant backend settlement" using the USDC stablecoin.

MetaMask Partners With Custodians BitGo, Qredo, Cactus

  • The institutional offering of MetaMask, which partnered with the three custodians, will offer the same functionalities as the standard wallet.
  • Launched back in December, MetaMask Institutional aims to provide institutional investors with access to the DeFi market.

Dharma Integrates 1inch Network to Power Swaps

  • The 1inch API has been fully integrated into the Dharma wallet.
  • The integration will increase the number of tokens the wallet supports by several thousand.

Crypto Wallet Cobo Raises $40 Million to Launch New Offering

  • The round was led by DST Global, A&T Capital, and IMO Ventures.
  • Cobo will use the investment to expand its DeFi-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering.

PayPal Completes Crypto Offering in U.K. With New App

  • PayPal's new app will provide a personalized view of the customers' account balance, wallet, payments, and finances.
  • The improved mobile application will bring a slew of features to its users, including direct deposits, bill pay, a digital wallet, crypto capabilities, and more.

Robinhood Testing New Crypto Wallet Features

  • Information in the code of Robinhood's iPhone app revealed that the company was testing out crypto withdrawals.
  • If launched, the features would enable users to manage their cryptocurrencies in the app and transfer them to external wallets.