Posted 2 months ago | by Catoshi Nakamoto

Visa launches a new NFT program for content creators, Lionel Messi kicks up the Chiliz chart and Whales are accumulating in a big way. My name is Ben. This is your crypto nightly news wrap up. Let’s get it!

If you have been following the charts closely, you probably notices that Chiliz, has gained some serious momentum, running up 47% in the past week and 83% in the past month. The self-proclaimed “World’s leading blockchain fintech provider for sports and entertainment”, is true to their title by securing partnerships with the UFC, select NFL and MLB players, the New England Patriots and an array of professional soccer teams. CHZ is blockchain network behind Socios.com, a place where sports fans can win prizes,earn rewards, vote on team decisions and win once in a lifetime experiences though their “Fan tokens.” Similar to the Tom Brady moment with FTX, the recent Chiliz pump is a direct result of Socios.com landing a three year $20 million dollar deal with soccer superstar, Lionel Messi. cryptobriefing.com reports that Messi is now Socios’s global ambassador and that “The Argentine athlete will play a key role in publicity and promotion campaigns that Socios.com is creating ahead of the Qatar World Cup 2022, which starts in November.” Keep an eye on Chiliz as we continue to move up a charts, it likes to hover around the 50 cent area and it’s all time high is 85 cents. It is currently just above 30 cents.

It’s a bullish time for NFTs even though the market for NFTs is down in the dumps. Thankfully Apple can see that NFTs are a blue ocean of opportunity and have thrown their support behind the biggest tech companies in blockchain, Consensys. Starting with iPhone users, Metamask is adding integration with Apple Pay starting today with Metamask update 4.3.1

This is the lowest friction method for purchasing NFTs and will undoubtly make Ethereum gas fees go crazy once people figure out they can buy a Bored Ape right from their iPhone. Metamask is using payments rails Wyre and Transak to support debit and credit cards and users and while the transfers using Wyre is limited to $400 of Eth a day and Transak is limited to $15,000 a day. Be aware this is a full KYC deal, so buyer beware. This could very well lead to OpenSea or Consensys itself getting purchased by Apple. Remember that Apple is sitting on a war chest of over 200 billion in cash that could easily purchase both companies without a breaking a sweat.

It always does my heart good when I hear these words: “Whales are accumulating.” This is a very bullish signal to average retail investors because if some of the richest people in the world are pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into crypto, they don’t exactly plan on the prices going down. We also like to tell our viewership to “swim with the whales” because a lot of the time, when one whale makes a splash, the rest of the pod is likely to follow. Do Kwon, founder of Terra Luna has been accumulating massive amounts of Bitcoin, and this tweet illustrates that Luna The Duck was tasked by the boss to take almost $140 Million to Binance for the next round of Bitcoin acquisitions. At least Luna The Duck has manners! In the tweet The Duck mentions, “One thing I have learnt today is the nice lady on the desk at Binance doesn’t appreciate when you turn up with millions of dollars in physical cash.” Hilarious. Luna The Duck is probably going to be a very busy duck for the foreseeable future since Trustnodes.com reports, “Terra’s Luna might never be quite done as they’re planning to continuously turn some of their seigniorage into Bitcoin with an initial target of $10 billion after the currently on going bootstrapping of $3 billion, of which is about $1.5 billion is still left to buy.” This latest purchase brings the Luna owners total to 30,727 BTC, worth $1.4 Billion dollars.

That’s all I got. Be blessed. Bitboy out!

About Catoshi Nakamoto

c6ea0c3794492f30883e516d39b2597a?s=90&d=blank&r=g MINDBLOWING Bitcoin Accumulation (DO NOT Buy Crypto BEFORE WATCHING)Activist/Journalist, former writer - We Are Change, The Mind Unleashed, Coinivore, others. Currently writing for - Activist Post and Bitboy Crypto. Not Right or Left Apolitical. I Care About Truths (CATS.) Cryptocurrency enthusiast, I mined and lost 100+ BTC in 2010-2011. I work with - Bitboy, SoMee, CEEK, Presearch, and W3BT aka FMW Media Group. Friend of mostly everyone who isn't a dick. Just A Cool Cat.