Backpack surpasses $1B in 24-hour volume, announces Banxa partnership

Backpack surpasses $1B in 24-hour volume, announces Banxa partnership

Cryptocurrency exchange Backpack has partnered with global crypto on-ramp provider Banxa for a digital asset on- and off-ramp solution.

Backpack users in over 130 countries will be able to use the new on-ramp solution, according to Banxa’s Feb. 19  announcement on X. Backpack Exchange was launched by the creators of Solana’s Mad Lads executable nonfungible token (NFT) collection.

The partnership is viewed as a positive step for Backpack users and the exchange’s user experience, according to Anndy Lian, intergovernmental blockchain expert and author of the book NFT: From Zero to Hero. He told Cointelegraph:

“[The partnership] enables Backpack users to easily buy and sell crypto with fiat currencies using various payment methods, such as credit cards, bank transfers, and e-wallets. This will help increase the adoption and liquidity of Backpack and its supported tokens.”

The announcement came after Backpack surpassed $1 billion in 24-hour trading volume on Feb. 18, within four days of the launch of its trading pre-season. Backpack surpassed $300 million in daily trading volume within 24 hours on Feb. 15

Following the rapidly growing trading volume, Armani Ferrante, the founder and CEO of Backpack, took to X to caution against potential overexcitement by traders that could cause them to execute losing trades.

“This is a long-term program for our long-term users, and I’d like to encourage people to trade responsibly. We have *a lot* to build, and the pre-season just got started.”

Backpack Exchange received a virtual asset service provider license from the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority in October 2023. The exchange bagged many other operational licenses across several jurisdictions worldwide in the last half of 2023.

Backpack’s SOL/USD pair leads global trading volume

Backpack’s SOL/USDC trading pair is currently the most traded Solana spot trading pair in the world, with over $890 million in 24-hour trading volume. Binance’s SOL/USDT is in second place with $362 million in 24-hour volume, followed by Bybit’s $13.7 million SOL/USDC pair in third.

SOL rose 1.71% in the 24 hours leading up to 10:25 am Central European Time to trade at $112.25, according to CoinMarketCap data. SOL remains the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap after temporarily overtaking Binance’s BNB token on Feb. 13.

 

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/backpack-1-billion-24-hour-volume

 

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author- “NFT: From Zero to Hero” and “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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NFT 2023 SEOUL – The Future of Art in the Digital Age

NFT 2023 SEOUL – The Future of Art in the Digital Age

NFT 2023 SEOUL is a dynamic and forward-thinking event that dives deep into the convergence of art and technology in the digital age. With a lineup of expert speakers covering a wide range of topics, the event explores how NFTs, generative AI, blockchain, and decentralized technologies are reshaping the art landscape.

From discussions on the transformative power of AI-generated art to insights into decentralized curation and the fusion of physical and digital art forms, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the evolving art world. The event also highlights the role of NFTs in media and other industries, showcasing their influence beyond traditional art realms.

Thoughts on the Evolution of Art in the Age of Generative AI, NFT, and other Digital Technologies – 차인혁: Explore the transformative impact of generative AI, NFTs, and digital technologies on the world of art.

The following are the key speakers for Part 2:

ART & TECHNOLOGY & Community – Mariko Nishimura: Delve into the dynamic relationship between art, technology, and the influential role of communities in shaping the art landscape.

Creative collaboration, co-creation, and decentralized curation – Aleksandra: Discover how decentralized curation and collaborative approaches are redefining the art world in the context of NFTs.

Decentralized Dreams: The Journey of NFTs in the Age of AI and Web3 – Anndy Lian: Trace the exciting journey of NFTs within the realms of AI and Web3, exploring their potential and impact.

Blockchain as a new medium for ART + Coding ART – Nori: Dive into the technical aspects of utilizing blockchain as an artistic medium, where coding meets artistry to create innovative works.

Legitimate / Physital- NFT 기술 실제적 융합 – Calvin: Explore the practical integration of NFT technology in art, addressing authenticity concerns and the fusion of physical and digital art forms.

Web3 Art NFT Platform – 2r2.io – 정창희: Showcase the capabilities of the 2r2.io NFT platform within the Web3 ecosystem, shedding light on tools available for artists and collectors.

NFT NOW: Future of media and beyond – Alejandro Navia: Gain insights into how NFTs are shaping the future of media and extending their influence across diverse industries beyond traditional art.

This event promises a comprehensive exploration of NFTs, generative AI, blockchain, and their profound impact on the evolving world of art and digital expression.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author- “NFT: From Zero to Hero” and “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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Panel Discussion: How to survive and strive in Web3?

Panel Discussion: How to survive and strive in Web3?

Web3 refers to the third generation of the World Wide Web, which focuses on decentralized technologies such as blockchain and peer-to-peer networks. Web3 technologies have the potential to disrupt traditional centralized models and enable greater user control, privacy, and security.

There are a few reasons why Web3 is gaining popularity:

Decentralization: Web3 technologies are decentralized, meaning they are not controlled by a single entity or organization. This can give users greater control over their data and assets and reduce the risk of censorship or interference.

Security: Web3 technologies are designed to be more secure than their centralized counterparts. For example, blockchain networks are secured through cryptographic techniques, making them resistant to tampering and fraud.

Privacy: Web3 technologies can help preserve user privacy by allowing individuals to control their own data and assets rather than relying on a third party.

Interoperability: Web3 technologies are designed to be interoperable, meaning they can work together and exchange data seamlessly. This can enable the development of new and innovative applications and services.

The popularity of Web3 technologies is driven by the potential for greater control, security, privacy, and interoperability in the digital world.

But does the wider audience in the crypto space think the same? How do we survive and strive in the Web3 environment? This topic is covered by a panel of experts at Twitter Spaces on 30th Dec 2022 at 21:00 SGT.

Hosted by Blockcast (https://twitter.com/Blockcastcc) and
Co-Hosted: Bybit NFT (https://twitter.com/Bybit_NFT) and Bybit Web3 (https://twitter.com/Bybit_Web3).

It was moderated by Scott Tripp, Marketing Lead of Blockcast.cc.

With the following guests discussing the Web3 topic:
– Allan, Head of Operation, Moledao (https://moledao.io)
– Anndy Lian, Book Author, NFT: From Zero to Hero (https://anndy.com)
– Grace, CMO of TwitterScan
– Jenny Zheng, BD Lead of Bybit NFT (https://www.bybit.com)
– Yoka, Secretary General of ABGA

In conclusion, here are a few tips that might help you survive and thrive in the Web3 ecosystem:

Keep learning: The Web3 ecosystem is constantly evolving, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. This can be done through online courses, attending conferences, and following industry leaders on social media.

Network: The Web3 ecosystem is still small and tight-knit, so networking with other professionals can be incredibly valuable. Join online communities, attend meetups, and participate in hackathons to meet others in the industry.

Focus on a specific area: While it’s important to have a broad understanding of the Web3 ecosystem, it can also be helpful to focus on a specific area and become an expert in that field. This could be a particular protocol, platform, or application.

Experiment: The Web3 ecosystem is still in its early stages, so there is much room for experimentation and innovation. Don’t be afraid to try new ideas and approaches, and be open to learning from your failures.

Stay positive: The Web3 ecosystem is full of challenges and setbacks, so staying positive and maintaining a growth mindset is essential. Keep an open mind and remain resilient, and you’ll be well-equipped to handle whatever comes your way.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author- “NFT: From Zero to Hero” and “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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