The Weekly Crypto Update (29/03/2024)

Welcome to our newest edition of The Weekly Crypto Update — your source for the most recent shifts in the crypto market, the latest news, and upcoming market movements.

Weekly Crypto Performance

The cryptocurrency market didn’t experience any notable price changes — still, the overall trend is bullish. Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) saw increases of +5.91% and +1.48%, respectively, over the past seven days.

Most of the top 10 altcoins by market cap have also shown an uptrend in their value over the last week.


Top-10 Crypto Coins by Market Cap 7-Day Performance

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Top Crypto Market News

Nilam Resources Announced Plans to Purchase 24,800 BTC

Nilam Resources is making headlines with its bold strategy to acquire 24,800 bitcoins, valued at approximately $1.75 billion. This venture is set to be in partnership with Xyberdata Ltd, a renowned telecommunications service provider based in Mauritius.

Nilam Resources, a company with a diversified portfolio spanning fintech, medtech, and climatetech, among others, is eyeing this significant bitcoin purchase as a strategic asset acquisition. By signing a letter of intent to take over MindWave, a special-purpose vehicle, Nilam aims to bolster its balance sheet with these digital assets, leveraging them as collateral to fund lucrative investment ventures.

Aptos (APT) Approached Its All-Time High

Aptos has seen a remarkable surge, climbing 12% over the past week to breach the $18 threshold. With a market capitalization soaring past $7.3 billion, Aptos is teetering on the edge of surpassing its all-time high of $19.92 set in January 2023.


7-Day APT Price Chart

Behind this impressive rally is Aptos Labs, the innovative force propelling the blockchain platform forward with a slew of groundbreaking initiatives. Recent highlights include the introduction of a novel authentication method for transaction signing, eliminating the traditional reliance on passwords. This development, coupled with strategic partnerships with tech giants like Microsoft and Google Cloud, positions Aptos as a frontrunner in the integration of Web3 solutions across diverse sectors, including the burgeoning gaming industry.

Fifth Richest Bitcoin Whale Just Moved 94 500 BTC

The crypto waters rippled with intrigue as the fifth-largest bitcoin whale made a monumental move, transferring coins worth over $6 billion to three new addresses. This activity, spotlighted by Arkham Intelligence, marks a significant shift, as the 94,500 BTC in question had remained dormant since 2019.


6-Billion BTC Transfer (source: Arkham)

The distribution of this vast wealth—spanning transactions of $5.03 billion, $561.46 million, and $488.4 million—leaves a mere 1.4 BTC in the original wallet, sparking speculation and debate within the crypto community about the implications and potential market impacts of such a significant transfer.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights into the world of cryptocurrency!