Bison Bank, a Portuguese financial institution, has received a licence from Portugal’s central bank (Banco de Portugal) to operate as a virtual asset provider (VASP).
This is the first that that Banco de Portugal has granted a licence to a bank to offer custodian and crypto trading services, according to a press release.
In other news, Bandai Namco, a famous Japanese video game publisher, has announced its entry into the Web 3.0 world, starting with ‘GUNDAM Metaverse’.
The global crypto market cap increased by 1.75 per cent to $1.89 trillion at 7.50 am. However, the global crypto volume was down by 19.71 per cent to $62.14 billion, as per Coinmarketcap data.
Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s oldest cryptocurrency, was trading at $40,580.85, higher by 1.56 per cent in the last 24 hours. Ethereum (ETH) was also trading higher by 0.56 per cent at $3,040.16.
Among other major coins, Cardano (ADA) was up by 2.24 per cent at $0.959, Algorand (ALGO) was trading with a gain of 1.71 per cent at $0.743, Binance Coin (BNB) was up by 0.92 per cent at $418.46, Solana was up by 1.17 per cent at $101.75, and Polkadot (DOT) was trading with a gain of 3.16 per cent at $18.51.
Today’s top gainer was Metacyber (METAC), which was up by 900.18 per cent at $0.000005001. The top loser was GalaxyGoggle DAO (GG), which was down by 98.06 per cent at $0.698.
Meme Coin And DeFi Prices
Dogecoin (DOGE) was up by 2.48 per cent at $0.1469. Its volume to market cap ratio stood at 0.05669. Its rival, Shiba Inu (SHIB) was up by 0.25 per cent at $0.00002597.
Dogelon Mars (ELON) gained 0.02 per cent to trade at $0.0000008018. Floki Inu (FLOKI) was up by 1.57 per cent at $0.00003064, and Samoyed Coin (SAMO) was trading with a gain of 0.11 per cent at $0.01955.
In the DeFi segment, YFI (yearn.finance) was trading with a gain of 1.38 per cent at $19,098.63. Terra (LUNA) was up by 0.01 per cent to $80.65. Avalanche (AVAX) was, however, down by 0.55 per cent at $77.11. Uniswap (UNI) was up by 1.75 per cent to trade at $9.76, and Aave (AAVE) was trading with a gain of 0.71 per cent to trade at $175.08.
“The new mid-term plan will introduce a new means of connecting fans to entertainment properties by building a metaverse for each IP under Bandai Namco Group’s portfolio, which is also utilised as a key part of the company’s IP-based strategies. The development will begin with the creation of the “GUNDAM Metaverse”, where it will become a platform of opportunities for GUNDAM fans worldwide to come together to converse and connect in a variety of categories,” said Bandai Namco in a statement to the press.