- The network's native token, AVAX, surged 7.4%, outperforming bitcoin and ether (ETH), which are up 0.64% and 2.34%, respectively.
- The addition allows users to bridge native bitcoin and gain exposure to Avalanche's DeFi ecosystem by using the newly launched 'Core' wallet.
- A BTC.b to AVAX pool has also opened up on rival platform TraderJoe with yields of 17.5%.
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