The crypto market as a whole was in the green at the time of writing. Crypto companies in the UK were granted an extension by the country’s financial regulator to get their approval affairs straightened out.
Texas will require large-scale crypto asset miners to receive permission before connecting to the state’s electric grid as demand for electricity is expected to rise sharply among them in the coming years.
Solana and Avalanche stood out among major cryptos, gaining 9% and 7% over the past 24 hours. Solana gained on news of an OpenSea integration.
Cardano, Polkadot, and BNB all gained above 2%. Bitcoin was trading just above $47,000 at the time of writing, down less than 1% over the past 24 hours.
IoTeX and IOST, two similar ecosystems, are seeing spectacular gains today. They’re up 18% resp. 46%.
IOST built a cross-chain bridge to Polkadot and is launching the trial version of its cross-chain bridge with Ethereum in April, giving users on Ethereum access to quicker and cheaper transactions.
Both IoTeX and IOST users will have more options to earn with DeFi and staking.
Zilliqa is another market leader on March 31, up 32% at press time. Since Zilliqa announced the launch of its metaverse platform Metapolis, it has gained 270%.
Theta Fuel, which powers the Theta Network, is also one of today’s biggest gainers, adding 15%. Tron and Enjin Coin each added 11% to their value.
As the month closes, Chiliz, Aave, and Waves are reversing yesterday’s gains. They lost 5%, 6% and 4% respectively.
Mooney, a token issued by MoonDao with the purpose of sending a member of the organization to space this year, is up 103% in the last 24 hours.
After announcing a fundraiser to this end, MoonDAO accumulated 2,620 ETH on Juicebox, the equivalent of $8 million.