Blockchains and Bagels: the morning market update to get you ready for the day ahead. Today,  Bitmain to invest in Opera’s NASDAQ listing while Gemini has hired Robert Cornish from the NYSE as CTO.

Bitmain invests US$50 million alongside Opera’s US$115 million initial public offering

The maker of the Opera web browser will be going public on the NASDAQ in a US$115 million IPO. The filing with the SEC outlines a concurrent private placement of US$50 million by Bitmain and US$10 million by IDG China Capital.

Gemini hires Robert Cornish from the NYSE as Chief Technology Officer

The exchange owned by the Winklevoss Twins have taken on a former NYSE executive as Chief Technology Officer. Robert Cornish was formerly head of the NYSE Pillar project, an initiative to refresh the dated electronic trading platforms.

The CBOE has applied for a Bitcoin ETF license

The CBOE Global Markets is exploring the opportunity to list Bitcoin ETFs. The company has applied for a license with the U.S Securities Exchange. The proposal outlines the intent to list and trade SolidX Bitcoin Shares, the fund issued by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust. Van Eyck Investments and SolidX jointly run the fund.

Global hash rates dive as flooding in China takes miners offline

Flooding in the Sichuan province of China has damaged numerous mining operations and lowered hash rates across multiple digital assets. The impact highlights the role China plays in digital asset infrastructure.

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