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STEPN (GMT) Holds Gains While Many Top Coins Taste Declines

The GMT’s price has been in a strong upward trend in the past seven days despite other major coins nosediving. It experienced a 13% 7-day growth and a 24-hour gain of 0.53% this morning. Meanwhile, several top coins like FEI USD, Basic Attention Token (BAT), and Ravencoin have seen their prices plummet badly. STEPN (GMT) remains a major move-to-earn crypto project in the market despite fierce competition from the likes of SWEATCOIN. With a market cap of over $400 million, GMT is the 87th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization on Coinmarketcap.  Related Reading: BIS Announces Successful Completion Of CBDC For Cross-border Transactions STEPN Pumps Thanks To GigaSpace Partnership The coin’s price has risen significantly over the past few days after it announced its partnership with GigaSpace metaverse. The partnership will see both companies building a STEPN virtual city for community members.  STEPN users can buy STEPN items, organize community events, and engage with others in the metaverse. It’ll have a sports theme and have buildings and amenities, including stadiums, shopping malls, and communal space. After the announcement on GigaSpace’s official Twitter handle, the coin price doubled within 24 hours. This was followed by a steady weekly rise from $0.59 on the 21st to $0.73 yesterday. Meanwhile, other top coins were all down between -5% and -10%. Surviving Amidst Competitors And General Bearish Sentiments STEPN (GMT) has enjoyed a good run since its inception in 2021. Over 4.72 million people have downloaded the app, attracting $5 million in financing and one million active daily users. But in recent weeks, the GMT price exhibited a significant negative trend as Stepn activity showed symptoms of slowing. Sweatcoin’s rise in popularity coincided with its decline. On September 13th, Sweatcoin released its own cryptocurrency, SWEAT. CoinMarketCap reported that the price of SWEAT increased by over 30% in the 24 hours following the launch. As a result, it’s likely that the introduction triggered the GMT price struggle as investors rushed to purchase SWEAT. GMT had also struggled alongside the entire crypto market. On April 29, 2022, it climbed to an all-time high of $3.80. But by the middle of June 2022, it dropped to its all-time low of$0.58, plummeting even more sharply than GST, its sister token. GMT Price Predictions Despite these bearish sentiments, GMT has managed to hold onto its position this week. It closed with a 10% increase two days back at $0.684746.  The trading volume over the last 24 hours totaled $265,743,486, with a current price of $0.6719. STEPN lost 0.39% in the past day, ranking #87 on CoinMarketCap with a $400,997,811 market cap. There are a total of 600,000,000 GMT coins in circulation and a maximum of 6,000,000,000 GMT coins available. Related Reading: Is Short Bitcoin ETF Exposure Gearing Up For A Squeeze? STEPN may find support at $0.5964 after bouncing to $0.8070, which is now its resistance. If the GMT price manages a strong breach over $0.8070, it might go to $0.9215 or $1.1170.  Featured image from Pixabay and chart from TradingView.com

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Cardano Founder And ETH Dev Get Into A Tussle of Word On Twitter

Twitter threads from last week reveal a series of heated arguments between Cardano founder and Ethereum’s co-founder, and Vitalik Buterin. Amid several backlashes caused by lapses in the Ethereum Upgrade, the co-founders argue over the execution of the POS consensus mechanism. A lot has transpired within the past days after the Ethereum upgrade. Also, there are more like the Shanghai upgrade to come. On Saturday, 24 September, Evan Van Ness, a Web3 investor, expressed his opinion regarding the Ethereum merge. Van asserted that the last ten days after the merge are evidence the merge should have happened earlier. Related Reading: ETH Struggles To Break Past $1,300 Resistance – Back To $1K? Buterin seeing Van Ness’s tweet, agreed with him, saying they should have implemented an NXT-like chain based on POS. Charles Hoskinson Claims Ethereum POS Is a Bad Design Hoskinson joined the Buterin-Van Ness conversation, saying there should be a Snow White protocol to ensure faster POS migration. Hoskinson’s opinion didn’t go well with the others, which resulted in an argument between him, Van Ness, and other Ethereum developers. Snow White is a protocol that provides end-to-end proof of security for POS systems. Hoskinson has been an advocate of Snow White for many years. Hoskinson claimed his idea for the Ethereum network’s technical upgrade in 2014 was better than the present upgrade. Van Ness recalled that Hoskinson got removed from Ethereum due to his bad behavior and lack of notable technical contributions. Hoskinson accused Ethereum developers of ignoring Ouroboros in the last five years. Ouroboros is a secure proof-of-stake blockchain and the first peer-review researched based protocol. He also said the present version of the proof-of-stake upgrade is not well-designed. In their argument, Hudson Jameson, Ethereum’s core developer, responded to Hoskinson’s Ouroboros implementation claims. Jameson told Hoskinson that Ethereum developers hated Cardano because of his actions and behaviors. I guess Charles forgot about his Reddit history and how much he shit on Ethereum as he was building Cardano. Additionally, Vitalik did review Ouroboros a while ago. Ethereum devs aren't wanting to look at Cardano because of your attitude and actions as the face of Cardano. https://t.co/QB3QYRKkm5 pic.twitter.com/daX56FfwGv — Hudson Jameson (@hudsonjameson) September 26, 2022 The Ethereum developer also spoke of Hoskinson’s ill-treatment of Ethereum while he created Cardano. He also said Vatalik had reviewed Ouroboros. Charles Hoskinson On Success Of Cardano Hoskinson boasted that Cardano is not dependent on cryptocurrency to succeed and that they’ve grown to billions without mass adoption. Although similar arguments are not new between Hoskinson and the Ethereum developers, it shows how detached from each other the two blockchain’s have become. Both Ethereum network and Cardano are in the middle of intensive upgrades, but Hoskinson is known for his bullish opinions on his previous projects. Related Reading: Algorand: ALGO Price All Go With Nearly 30% Rally In Last 7 Days Cardano Vasil Upgrade and hard fork took place on Thursday, 23 September. Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), the blockchain company behind Cardano, announced the successful upgrade via Twitter. IOHK stated the hard fork upgraded the network to block transmission without full validation to enable faster block creations. The Plutus smart contracts upgrade was for increased efficiency and a low-cost running of decentralized applications. Featured image from Pixabay, Chart: TradingView.com

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Binance Coin Could Be Set For A Litmus Test, Eyes $280

BNB price ranges below 50 and 200 EMA on the daily timeframe.  BNB shows bullish strength on the 4H timeframe as price breaks an asymmetric triangle. The price could be poised to retest the 1D and 4H resistance of $280.  Binance Coin (BNB) price showed bullish strength in recent weeks, but the price has failed to match that run against tether (USDT). With the price of Binance Coin facing resistance to breaking above $337, acting as a tough resistance area, the price of BNB has maintained a downtrend as the price broke its bullish structure. (Data from Binance) Related Reading: Why Investing In Terra Classic (LUNC) May Be A Bad Idea Binance Coin (BNB) Price Analysis On The Weekly Chart The price of BNB has recently declined after bouncing from its weekly low of $210 as a price rally to a high of $340 before facing a stip rejection, and the price has struggled to re-establish its bullish trend. The price of BNB is still above a critical support level of $270, which acts as a good demand zone for buy orders. The price of BNB must break through its weekly resistance of $280 in order to trend higher. To restore a relief bounce, the price of BNB must break and hold above the $280 resistance, which is preventing the price of BNB from trending higher. If the price of BNB continues to reject $280, we may see a retest of $270 and possibly a lower support area of $210 on the weekly chart. If the price of BNB breaks and holds above $340, this could start a major rally as this has proven to be a tough area to break out for BNB price. Weekly resistance for the price of BNB – $340. Weekly support for the price of BNB – $270. Price Analysis Of BNB On The Four-hourly (4H) Chart The price of BNB continues to show strength in the 4H timeframe, breaking out of its downtrend range after forming an asymmetric triangle with good volume. The price of BNB is $278, which is higher than the 50 EMA but lower than the 200 EMA. The 50 EMA acts as a support for the BNB price, while the 200 EMA acts as resistance. Prices at the 50 and 200 EMA for BNB are $274 and $280, respectively. Four-Hourly resistance for the BNB price – $280. Four-Hourly support for the BNB price – $274-$250. Onchain Analysis Of BNB The price of BNB from the on-chain analysis looks more decent, producing a reasonable return on investment (ROI) compared to other crypto assets that have struggled for the past three months. With backing from investors and partnerships, the price of BNB could do well. Related Reading: XRP Price Stumbles Near $0.47, What’s Next With Selling Pressure Building? Featured Image From zipmex, Charts From Tradingview and Messari