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Why BlackRock's BUIDL Matters

gm Bankless Nation, crypto prices bounced back on Monday, but is ETH still being underestimated?
Mar 25, 20243 min read
Why BlackRock's BUIDL Matters
Published on Mar 25, 2024
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Bitcoin Back Up
  1. 🌕 BTC back above $70K. After a week of gloom, BTC prices roared back on Monday, briefly kissing $71K and reaching prices not seen in 10 days.
  2. 🇳🇬 Nigeria charges Binance. After detaining two senior Binance execs (one of whom escaped over the weekend!), Nigeria has officially charged the crypto exchange with tax evasion.
  3. 🤖 FTX unloads AI startup shares. FTX will sell shares of AI startup Anthropic for $884M to several institutional firms, including one owned by Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala.
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Why ONDO Keeps Surging

📊 Real World Ascent. ONDO surged another ~10% today, capping ~100% in weekly gain despite the crypto market's rough past week. Is the surge over, or is crypto waking up to the outsized opportunities in the Real-World Assets (RWA) world?

Prices as of 5pm ET 24hr 7d
Crypto $2.65T ↗ 5.0% ↗ 3.9%
BTC $69,901 ↗ 5.2% ↗ 3.4%
ETH $3,592 ↗ 5.1% ↗ 1.8%
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Why BlackRock’s BUIDL Bet is Bullish
Bankless Author: Jack Inabinet

BUIDL is not just another tokenized treasury fund; it is a landmark initiative that could one day mark a turning point in the onchain revolution.

Unlike competitive products, BUIDL is differentiated by the immense clout of BlackRock, widely considered a leader among institutions given its deep ties to America’s political and financial scenes.

Read more about BlackRock's big bet 👇


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The Pacman Interview

Pacman is one of the most interesting builders in crypto right now. After creating Blur, a disruptive NFT exchange that toppled the OpenSea empire, he's now targeting the L2 space with his new yield bearing L2 called Blast.

In this episode, we cover Pacman’s story, how he built Blur, how he pioneered points, and what's so special about Blast.

Citizens get an exclusive Debrief conversation unpacking the episode 👇

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