Binance Launches New Payments App In Public Alpha – March 12

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Current Bitcoin Price:Β $56,913

Bitcoin price has made a run at all-time highs over the last day of trading, now retreating slightly to around $57,000.

Top-20 altcoins are looking a little stronger over the last 24 hours, as Ethereum rises 3%, XRP gains 2% and VeChain leads the way with a 19% jump.

Top Stories for March 12, 2021 πŸ”₯

πŸ‘‰ Binance Launches New Payments App In Public Alpha

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched Binance Pay, its payments app, in public alpha.

The app is a peer-to-peer platform which allows users to send and receive payments in over 30 different cryptocurrencies, as well as supporting several fiat currencies.

Merchant-based transactions are among the new features available in the alpha release, which is available to all eligible users on the Binance exchange.

πŸ‘‰ WisdomTree Files Latest Application For A Bitcoin ETF

WisdomTree is the latest company to file for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) product, with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The company is a fund management company which has been creating ETFs since 2006, and plans to list shares of the ETF on Cboe’s BZX Exchange.

πŸ‘‰ Artist Beeple Sells NFT For Record $69 Million

Digital artist Mike Winklemann, also known as Beeple, has sold an NFT artwork for $69 million at Christie’s auctionhouse, setting a new record for tokenized art.

The sale is the latest of several multi-million dollar sums that the artist’s work has sold for this year. Before October 2020, the most the artist had ever sold a print for was $100.