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Bitcoin Daily: Bitcoin Addresses Rise 30 Pct; Hall of Fame, Dolphin Team On Athlete NFTs

The total number of Bitcoin addresses is up 30 percent as the most popular cryptocurrency has seen a network activity boost over the past week, FinanceMagnates.com reported.

Crypto analytics program Glassnode found that the active Bitcoin entities per day had risen from 250,000 to around 325,000 in the last week, according to the report.

The latest jump in activity was mostly driven by the large spike in the price of Bitcoin, the report stated, with the coin hitting $42,500 as of last week.

In other news, Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company is teaming with Dolphin Entertainment on a series of nonfungible tokens (NFTs), which will highlight memorable moments from several athletes, according to a press release.

It will be called “Playbooks” and will be available Aug. 5 on crypto portfolio platform FTX, the release stated. Creators will be able to acquire the NFTs through that platform via either a debit or credit card or cryptocurrency.

The players featured will include, per the release: “Los Angeles Raider Marcus Allen, the only NFL player to win a Heisman Trophy, NFL MVP, Super Bowl, Super Bowl MVP and be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame; Tim Brown, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, Heisman Trophy winner and legendary wide receiver who played 16 seasons with the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders; University of Texas and Houston Oiler legend Earl Campbell, also a Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy winner; 3-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe; Joe Theismann, NFL MVP, and Super Bowl winning quarterback for the Washington Redskins; and the late Doak Walker, 1948 Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Football Hall of Famer.”

Meanwhile, Voyager Digital, a crypto platform, has acquired cryptocurrency payment platform Coinify, which has a user base in over 150 countries, according to a press release.

With this acquisition, Voyager will soon allow customers to make payments directly from their digital asset accounts, according to the release.

Voyager is looking to use the Coinify acquisition to expand into payments, which follows Voyager’s user base growth by over 1,400 percent in the first half of the year, the release stated. The company is looking to provide payments options for its customers — many of whom are small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owners.

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