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SandStorm Platform Wants to Bring Brands to the Metaverse
The number of brands seeking to gain a foothold in the metaverse has risen exponentially in recent months, with the likes of Nike and Disney conducting a recruitment drive to employ metaverse specialists. According to JPMorgan, annual metaverse revenue opportunities through social commerce, live events and advertising could soon surpass $1 trillion. SandStorm, the world’s largest weekly metaverse event, is determined to capitalize on this trend by paving the way for brands to establish a presenc
Bitcoin Leverage Ratio Remains High Despite Recent Drop
On-chain data shows the Bitcoin leverage ratio has continued to stay at high values despite the recent decline in the crypto’s price. Bitcoin Leverage Ratio Hasn’t Budged Much In Response To Price Plunge As pointed out by an analyst in a CryptoQuant post, the BTC leverage ratio has remained at high values recently, despite the price declining to $41k. The “estimated leverage ratio” is an indicator that’s calculated by dividing the open interest with the exchange reserve. In simpler terms, what t
Cardano Whales Hoard During Plunge?, What Could Save ADA From Further Losses
Cardano investors have been heavily impacted by current market conditions with ADA losing its spot in the top 5 crypto by market cap. After an impressive rally during 2021, this cryptocurrency has lost critical zones and could return to previous lows. Related Reading | Cardano (ADA) Ready For Rally Towards $1.50? What Indicators Are Saying At the time of writing, ADA’s price trades at $0.87 with a 2.3% loss in the last 24 hours. In higher timeframes, Cardano records a 19.5% and 28.1% loss for th
Axie Infinity Ranks As Most Searched NFT On Google Search
Just recently, Design Bundle, a source of design materials and an online marketplace for designers to develop and sell their work, has released a ranking of the most popular NFTs. On top of its list is Axie Infinity. The NFTs were ordered by the number of times each one had been looked for on Google in a particular month. Axie Infinity came on top of the searches, with 3.86 million searches. Related Article | Bitcoin Prices Dragged Down By Geopolitical Tensions, Ukraine Nuke Plant Bombing Axie I
Bitcoin Prices Dragged Down By Geopolitical Tensions, Ukraine Nuke Plant Fire
Bitcoin prices plummeted on Thursday as global geopolitical tensions escalated to unprecedented levels. On Thursday, there was no agreement reached to end the war during the second round of negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian officials. In response to the impasse, markets were jittery, which pushed prices of conventional safe-haven assets up such as gold and the US dollar. Before the Russian invasion, Bitcoin moved in a manner comparable to that of other risky assets such as technology st
Crypto in Wartime: Interview with Ben Caselin, Head of Research & Strategy at AAX
We recently caught up with Ben Caselin — Head of Research & Strategy at AAX to talk about Bitcoin and the crypto market in general amid the escalation of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war. In a short interview, we asked him a few questions, and this is what he had to say. Q: Ben, we know you are associated with AAX. Before we dive into the current global situation and Bitcoin’s role, can you please provide some information about your company? Ben: Yes, you are right. I am the Head of Research & St
Supporting Multiple Cryptos and Public Chains, ViaWallet emerges as a Secure Asset Management Tool
On March 3rd, 2022, ViaWallet, a multi-chain & multi-cryptocurrency decentralized wallet, organized a Twitter Q&A Session in collaboration with CoinEx Exchange. The questions centered on ViaWallet’s project ideas, unique features, security level, future development and partnership. Here are some of the questions asked during the session along with in-depth responses provided by the organizers. Overview 1. Can you briefly explain the main idea/purpose behind the ViaWallet project? ViaWallet is ma
What Does an NFT Whitelist Spot Get You?
Getting in on exclusive new NFT drops and bagging a rare collectible for next to nothing is the new-age way of rolling up in a brand new Tesla. But how do people get early access to NFT launches, and how can you get whitelisted for them? While the concept of whitelisting is fairly simple, how it pertains to NFTs might be tricky for those new to this space. In this short guide, we will cover what an NFT whitelist is, the benefits, and how you can get exclusive access to the world’s best artists a
A Valuable DeFi Trend You Should Know About: Data Finance (DataFi)
Since 2019, decentralized finance (DeFi) proved a valuable utility for cryptocurrency and likely kickstarted the bull market. Yield farming, staking and lending earned many cryptocurrency investors annual interest rates in double- and even triple-digit territory. Unheard of in traditional finance! But with high returns, investors faced high risks too. Numerous exploits of smart contracts where user funds were drained and malicious activity of DeFi protocols that suddenly withdrew large amounts o
NFT Market Records Decreasing Number Of Buyers – Is The NFT Hype Dying?
The last few months have been turbulent for the NFT market, and the numbers point to a sluggish trend in terms of interested buyers. The number of unique non-fungible purchases fell below 800,000, snapping a three-month trend, in what data aggregator CryptoSlam refers to as a “mini-bear market.” According to CryptoSlam data, the number of unique NFT buyers decreased by 13% in February from the previous month’s record. This is the first time since October that buyers will go below the 800,000 lev
Tether And The City Of Lugano Presented Its “Plan B.” What Did We Learn?
The City of Lugano in Switzerland, the most important Italian-speaking city outside of Italy, is not playing around. The goal of their “Plan B” is to “make Lugano the blockchain hub for the entire Europe,” according to Tether’s Paolo Ardoino. And it will probably succeed. The city wants to attract investment and talent, attract wealth and smart minds, and they’re putting their money where their mouth is. Why do they have to brand their plan using bitcoin’s name, though? In NewsBTC’s previous a
TA: Ethereum Drops Below $2,800, Why The Bulls Might Struggle
Ethereum extended decline below the $2,800 support zone against the US Dollar. ETH price is declining and might even trade below the $2,675 support zone. Ethereum started a downside correction below the $2,880 support zone. The price is now trading below $2,800 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $2,800 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could extend decline towards the $2,550 support if it breaks t
The Nightly Mint: Daily NFT Recap
In the midst of geopolitical chaos, Ukraine will be the first developed country to mint their own NFTs to assist the funding of their defense against Russia. Meanwhile, things have developed in the Treasure NFT marketplace story that we covered in yesterday’s edition of The Nightly Mint. Let’s catch up on these leading headlines for today’s NFT recap. The Nightly Mint Ukraine’s War Efforts & NFTs We’ve seen a variety of crypto relief funds, as well as formal crypto leaders at major blockchains,
TA: Bitcoin Showing Early Signs of Fresh Decline, But $40K Is the Key
Bitcoin started a downside correction and traded below $42,000 against the US Dollar. BTC must stay above $40,000 to avoid a trend reversal. Bitcoin started a fresh decline below the $43,000 and $42,000 levels. The price is trading below $43,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $42,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair might correct further, but the $40,000 support is the key. Bi
Ethereum Sports Bearish Signals As Crypto Market Shifts Back Into Fear
Ethereum has mostly mirrored bitcoin’s run in the recent rally. This has seen the digital asset break as high as $3,000 once again for the year. This point which has proved elusive for the cryptocurrency has continued to give it a hard time. In previous times, Ethereum has had a had time staying above this level. Such has been the case this time around as it fails to secure its spot above e$3K. Ethereum On The Decline Like all other cryptocurrencies, Ethereum is a highly volatile asset and as su
Biden Loves Intel’s Plan To Produce Semiconductors. What About Bitcoin Mining?
Intel played a big role in President Biden ’s State of the Union address. He highlighted the company’s plan to manufacture semiconductor chips in Ohio, and said, “Make more cars and semiconductors in America. More infrastructure and innovation in America.” Was he secretly approving Intel’s plan to produce ASIC bitcoin miners? Or did he not know that those semiconductors are an integral part of those machines? Make no mistake, semiconductor chips or integrated circuits are an integral part of alm
Bitcoin Bearish Signal: Exchanges Observe Huge Inflow From Long-Term Holders
On-chain data shows exchanges have received a huge Bitcoin inflow spike from long-term holders, a sign that could be bearish for the price of the crypto. Investors Holding Bitcoin Since 12 Months To 18 Months Ago Transfer A Huge Amount To Exchanges As pointed out by an analyst in a CryptoQuant post, some long-term investors holding on to their coins since between a year to a year and a half recently sent big inflows to exchanges. The relevant indicator here is the “exchange inflow,” which measur
Interpretation of New DeFi 3.0-BlackHoleDAO
BlackHoleDAO is a decentralized asset management protocol based on DAO governance. “BlackHole DAO Protocol (BHDP)” is a brand new standardized model constructed based on DeFi 3.0. The BHDP burn mechanism, by drawing on the stock split and stock merge in the traditional stock market, resolves the imbalance between high inflation and deflation in the market. It also rolls out the DAOs credit-based loan service. 1.0 BHDP Components 1.1 BHDP Design Highlights From the above picture, BHDP (BlackHole
Bitcoin Retraces Back To $43K, Why The Next Few Months Could Be Bullish
Bitcoin found short-term support near $43,000 as it retraces some of its gains from the current week. The first crypto by market cap is displaying more strength and managed to close February’s monthly candle in the green, something that last happened back in Q4, 2021. Related Reading | Bitcoin Breaks Above 50-Day SMA, Will BTC Ride It Out To $50,000? At the time of writing, Bitcoin trades at $43,985 with a 16.9% profit over the past week. In a recent update from QCP Capital, the firm reiterated
How Blockchain is Transforming Data Control
Considering that data is the gas in the tank of the Web2 business model, Web2 has proven to be woefully poor at controlling and protecting the very fuel on which it depends. Over recent years, leaks and hacks on centralized servers have become almost an everyday occurrence – and it’s getting worse. Once the pandemic hit, the sudden shift to working from home created multiple new attack vectors. The pressure on hospitals and healthcare systems made them particularly vulnerable, with cybersecurity