Mad Lads’ Backpack Exchange surpasses $300M trading volume in 24 hours

Mad Lads’ Backpack Exchange surpasses $300M trading volume in 24 hours

The Solana-based Backpack crypto exchange reached the $300 million mark in less than 24 hours after the beginning of its pre-season beta launch, according to a Feb. 15 X post by Backpack. The exchange was launched by the creators of Solana’s Mad Lads executable nonfungible token (NFT) collection.

The popularity of the exchange is partly due to the Backpack ecosystem’s record-breaking Mad Lads xNFT collection and the potential of its underlying Solana blockchain, according to Anndy Lian, intergovernmental blockchain expert and author of the book NFT: From Zero to Hero. He told Cointelegraph:

“Backpack Exchange leverages the Solana blockchain, one of the fastest and most scalable platforms for decentralized applications […] Solana is also seen as a potential contender for the future of decentralized finance, or DeFi, which is a fast-growing sector of the crypto industry.”

Backpack registered 6,000 unique deposit transactions within 24 hours of its pre-season launch, according to a Feb. 13 X post by Armani Ferrante, the founder and CEO of Backpack.

The newly-launched exchange boasts impressive trading metrics, including one-millisecond order placement and sub-one millisecond order cancelation, according to Ferrante.

Backpack’s SOL/USDC spot trading pair reached over $643 million in 24-hour trading volume, overtaking the world’s largest exchange, Binance’s trading pair, which generated $2.4 million in 24-hour trading volume.

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

Mad Lads become third-largest NFTs by daily volume

Following Backpack’s success, the 24-hour trading volume of Mad Lads NFTs rose 77.93% to over $1 million, becoming the third-largest collection by daily trading volume across all blockchain networks.

Solana’s sales volume rose 20.19% to $7.35 million, becoming the second-largest blockchain by daily NFT sales volume after Ethereum, which generated $18.28 million in 24-hour NFT sales volume, according to NFT data aggregator CryptoSlam.

 

 

 

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/mad-lads-backpack-300-m-trading-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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Mad Lads’ Backpack Exchange Crosses $300 Million Trading Volume in 24 Hours

Mad Lads’ Backpack Exchange Crosses $300 Million Trading Volume in 24 Hours

According to Cointelegraph: Backpack, a crypto exchange based on the Solana blockchain, achieved a trading volume of $300 million within 24 hours of its pre-season beta launch. This significant milestone was declared in a Feb 15th post by the Backpack team following the successful launch of the exchange. Backpack was ushered in by the founders of Solana’s Mad Lads, a popular nonfungible token (NFT) collection.

The exchange’s popularity is attributed both to the success of the Mad Lads xNFT collection and to the potential of the Solana blockchain platform. Blockchain expert Anndy Lian credits the Solana blockchain for its remarkable speed and scalability, making it a potential future heavyweight in the world of decentralized finance (DeFi).

The founder and CEO of Backpack, Armani Ferrante, reported 6,000 unique deposit transactions within the first 24 hours of the exchange’s pre-season launch. Trading features include one-millisecond order placement and sub-one millisecond order cancellation. Backpack’s SOL/USDC spot trading pair achieved over $643 million in 24-hour trading volume, surpassing Binance’s trading pair, which stood at $2.4 million.

Backpack received a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) license from the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) in October 2023. Additionally, the exchange secured numerous other operational licenses across multiple jurisdictions in the latter half of 2023.

Following the launch, the Mad Lads NFTs reported a rise in their 24-hour trading volume by 77.93% to over £1 million, making it the third-largest collection by daily volume across all blockchain networks.

 

Source: https://www.binance.com/hu/feed/post/4197002116281

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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Today in Crypto: Bitget Q3 Report Finds BGB Trading Volume Exceeded $1.3 Billion, US Doctor Pleaded Guilty to Hiring Hitman With BTC, Beluga Raises $4 Million

Today in Crypto: Bitget Q3 Report Finds BGB Trading Volume Exceeded $1.3 Billion, US Doctor Pleaded Guilty to Hiring Hitman With BTC, Beluga Raises $4 Million

Exchange news

  • Bitget released a financial report highlighting the platform’s achievements for Q3 2023, stating that, despite the spot trading and derivative trading volume on centralized exchanges (CEXs) declining by 22% and 23%, respectively, Bitget achieved one of the highest increases in market share of 9.43%. It further reported that the BGB token reached the top 5 CEX tokens by market cap, with a 300% year-to-date price growth; the number of BGB holders overpassed 350,000 in Q3; the trading volume for BGB exceeded $1.3 billion; the exchange unveiled its expansion plans into the Middle East region, and it launched the $100 million fund to support the Web3 ecosystem.

Crime news

  • A Georgia, USA, doctor pleaded guilty to using the dark web to hire a hitman to kill his girlfriend, paying over $16,000 in bitcoin (BTC) for the job. According to the US Attorney’s Office, the order included the victim’s name, address, Facebook account, license plate, and car description, with James Wan (54) stating: “Can take wallet phone and car. Shoot and go. Or take car.” In April 2022, Wan transferred a 50% downpayment of approximately $8,000 in BTC to the dark web marketplace, but that payment was lost, so he followed it up with another one. The administrator confirmed the new address was correct and that the BTC had arrived in the escrow account. A week later, he sent another $8,000 worth of BTC to ensure his escrow account contained the total required to complete the order, followed by $1,200 in May after the BTC price had dropped. FBI agents learned about the order, notified the victim, and provided her protection, the press release said.

Investment news

  • Crypto platform Beluga announced a $4 million seed round from crypto and FinTech investors. The round was led by Fin Capital with participation from AnagramUDHCDispersion CapitalAptos Labs2 Punks CapitalBorderless CapitalKyber Capital186 VenturesW11 CapitalRubik Ventures, and more. Angel investors included Charlie Lee, Founder of Litecoin; Mike Lempres, Former Chief Risk and Legal Officer of Coinbase; Brandon Gath, Head of Kraken Ventures; Akash Garg, Former CTO of MoonPay; Salil Pitroda, Former Blockchain.com Board Observer; Howard Lindzon, Co-Founder of Stocktwits; and Jim Robinson, Co-Founder of RRE VenturesAccording to the press release, in the coming months, Beluga plans to launch more tools to help onboard new users and help them find and use the best crypto products.

Regulation news

  • The use of cryptocurrency by Hamas to fund its strike on Israel is likely to raise red flags in Asian countries that are framing regulations to govern the digital currency, the South China Morning Post reported, citing analysts. “It is a kick on the backside for most governments. All regulatory bodies will take a closer look at crypto regulation. Governments will need to start implementing new rules and regulations,” said Raj Kapoor, founder of India Blockchain Alliance. Some countries may even “bring up the narrative that banning cryptocurrencies is the way forward,” argued Anndy Lian, Singapore-based author of the book NFT: From Zero to Hero. He added that banning crypto would just drive terrorist financing underground and make it harder to trace and stop. “Cryptocurrencies can be traced and tracked, while fiat (currency) such as US dollars cannot.” Terrorist financing underscores the need for harmonizing standards across jurisdictions, analysts opined.

AI news

  • ELONN.AI (ENHANCED_LANGUAGE_ORIENTED_NEURAL_NETWORK), backed by SMART VALOR, a Switzerland-based technology company and the only digital asset exchange listed on Nasdaq in Europe, today announced the first stage of its product roadmap and the app launch. Per an announcement, “in a bold pursuit to disrupt the supremacy of Big Tech in the realm of AI, the founders’ vision is to craft an AI companion, elevating every investment experience with heightened intelligence, safety, and effortless simplicity.” Olga Feldmeier, the Chief Evengelizer of ELONN.AI, said that “we believe that the future of AI is decentralized, open-source and does not belong in walled gardens.” As an initiator, SMART VALOR, has funded the initial development of ELONN.AI for the amount of $14 million, with part of the funding stemming from the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq First North last year, it said.

Blockchain news

  • Q Development AG, the company supporting the decentralized Q Protocol, which works to strengthen the governance of blockchain-based projects, announced the beginning of stage two of its Saving & Borrowing Incentive Program. Per the press release, the initiative is designed to encourage the use of Q’s Saving and Borrowing platform, which enables users to borrow QUSD stablecoins against collateral such as WBTCDAI, and USDC. Users receive Q tokens for asset bridging when assets are transferred from Ethereum to Q; locking collateral assets into a Q vault; and parking QUSD stablecoins within Q’s Saving Portal. The initiative comprises three phases, each lasting three weeks, with subsequent phases only commencing should a pre-set total value locked (TVL) goal be met. The current phase requires users to lock a total of $500,000 by October 29, it said.

 

 

Source: https://cryptonews.com/news/today-in-crypto-bitget-q3-report-finds-bgb-trading-volume-exceeded-13-billion-us-doctor-pleaded-guilty-to-hiring-hitman-with-btc-beluga-raises-4-million.htm

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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