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Shiba Inu Fanbase Awaits Eternity Download Event – Will It Boost SHIB Price?

The original release of the blockchain implementation of Shiba Eternity occurred in Australia on September 17. Shiba Inu followed the larger market sell-off that began on September 13 and rallied nearly 7% from September 17-18. During this time span, the rally did not significantly alter market sentiment. New information about the game’s release, though, may add some hype. According to a recent tweet by Shib Rumours, the release date of the game is set for October 1. However, the latest post on the official Shiba Inu Twitter account indicates that the worldwide launch of the game will take place on October 6. SHIB has a current trading range of $0.00001073 – 0.00001154. Could the meme coin see a resurgence after the game’s release? Related Reading: Uniswap Could Slide Below Support Zone – No Demand For UNI This Week? Shiba Inu: Increasing Speed After the latest sell-off on September 18, an uptrend has been noted and has been very consistent up to the time of writing. Given that this occurred only a day after the Australia release, it’s likely that long-term token holders witnessed the price increase and sold off their holdings. During this period, the memecoin saw a pullback and plummeted 8.5% immediately. Currently, the recent price movements have created a head and shoulders pattern before to today’s breakout. During this breakout, the price increased by 2.9% Given the current state of Shiba Eternity, this price movement can be regarded as a sign of increased anticipation for the game’s October 6 release. ETH whales are also contributing to the hype train. According to WhaleStats, the top 1,000 Ethereum whales have more than $147.5 million. WhaleStats also regarded Shiba Inu as the token with the highest dollar value position. Related Reading: ApeCoin Performance Could Attract The Whales – How About The Bulls? Keeping A Close Eye On The Market Therefore, there are a few things that future Shiba Inu players and investors/traders should be aware of. One of these is that a price increase is frequently followed by a severe market correction, similar to what we experienced on September 18 following the rally on September 17. As of this writing, SHIB is trading at $$0.00001137, up 2.5 percent in the last seven days, data from Coingecko show, Saturday. As October 6 approaches, we will have a better sense of whether Shiba Inu will increase in value or decline further. SHIB total market cap at $6.29 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Featured image from VOI, Chart: TradingView.com

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Why Bitcoin, Ethereum May Not Be The Best Plays For The Next Bull Market

Since the launch of bitcoin, there have been massive gains recorded by those that got in early and held on long enough. The same was the case with Ethereum, whose market cap grew to the hundreds of billions. However, the growth that these digital assets have already seen over the years, it has put a hamper on how much they can still grow over the coming years. This is why investors are looking elsewhere for larger gains. Bitcoin, Ethereum Gains Are Lower Over the last bull market, it became apparent that bitcoin and Ethereum will no longer be able to give the kind of returns that early investors had gotten. During the previous cycle low, bitcoin had dropped to as low as $6,000 but had reached $69,000 during its peak. This was a 10x growth for the digital asset. Related Reading: Why Most Public Bitcoin Miners Have Performed Terribly In Their Lifetimes The case was similar to Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, although it had fared much better compared to bitcoin. It had grown from its cycle low of around $100 to $4,800 at its peak. This was about a 500x growth for the digital asset. BTC grows 10x | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com However, their already massive growth has been putting investors off of them, not because they are not good investments but because the potential to explode exponentially has been greatly reduced. An example is that from bitcoin’s current price, even if it were to reach $100,000 per coin, it would still be a less than 10x growth. The same with Ethereum, although the digital asset does carry more potential for larger growth compared to bitcoin due to it being much younger. If ETH were to grow to $10,000 per token, it would barely be a 10x growth. Altcoins Take The Cake Altcoins had barreled ahead of market leaders such as bitcoin and Ethereum when it came to gains in the last bull market. Where these large digital assets were doing below 500x, smaller altcoins such as Dogecoin and Shiba Inu had recorded ROI in the thousands. Related Reading: Bitcoin Sees Massive Decline In On-Chain Activity Mainly, meme coins were notorious for such returns, but altcoins from other spheres had seen the same kind of growth too. FTM is a token that had traded as low as $0.2 and peaked above $3.4 during the bull market. DOGE’s price had made an impressive run-up from $0.004 to $0.7 at the height of its rally. However, these are only, but a small example of the many ways altcoin had been great investments during the bull market. With the next bull market expected to happen in 2024, it is no surprise when investors are turning to smaller cap tokens in hopes of catching the next DOGE or SHIB. Disclaimer: The following op-ed represents the views of the author, and may not necessarily reflect the views of Bitcoinist. Bitcoinist is an advocate of creative and financial freedom alike. Featured image from Medium, chart from TradingView.com Follow Best Owie on Twitter for market insights, updates, and the occasional funny tweet…

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Bitcoin Slowly Trends Upwards Into $20,000, Will The Monthly Candle Turn Green?

Bitcoin has seen some profits over today’s trading session as September’s monthly candle is coming to an end. Market participants were expecting a tight battle between bullish and bearish forces, but the cryptocurrency has been moving sideways with slight upward pressure. Related Reading: Trade Activity Shows Ethereum Whales Are Seeking Refuge In Stablecoins At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) trades at $19,700 with a 2% and 1% profit over the last 24 hours and 7 days. Other cryptocurrencies in the crypto top 10 by market cap are displaying similar price action, but BTC seems to be leading the low timeframe bullish momentum. People Buy Bitcoin To Hedge Against Their Currencies Downside Trend? Data from Material Indicators shows that investors with buying orders from $1,000 to $10,000 bought into Bitcoin’s recent price action while other investors sold their coins. In that sense, a rally into the monthly close seems unlikely. However, Material Indicators also show that ask (sell) liquidity has been decreasing as Bitcoin is rejected from the area of around $20,000. If the price can resume its bullish momentum and can gain more support from larger buyers, bears might be unable to defend $20,000. This might lead BTC to higher levels, and possibly for a reclaim of the levels around $26,000, according to a report from NewsBTC. The cryptocurrency must flip $20,100 into support, analyst from Material Indicators wrote the following about BTC odds as the market heads into the monthly close: There are short term signs of a potential pump, but the crossing of key moving averages suggests the broader trend will continue down. Resist the urge to overtrade or FOMO in. Additional data provided by research firm Messari picked a spike in buying pressure from investors in the Eurozone and the United Kingdom (UK). This pressure is related to a decline in the value of their currencies as the U.S. dollar rallied to a multi-decade high. The New Narrative, Will The Fed Pivot Leading Bitcoin To New Highs? This data from Messari has been put into question by several users. Regardless of its legitimacy, this data speaks about an increasing trend in the sector: more and more market participants are highlighting the impact of central banks in the financial sector and the global economy. According to a report from Charles Gasparino, a reporter for FOX Business, members of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) are aware of the negative consequences of their monetary policy. They have brought a steep downside pressure for equities and risk-on assets, such as Bitcoin. SCOOP (1/2): @federalreserve officials getting increasingly worried about “financial stability” as opposed to inflation as higher rates begin to crush bonds, several big investors tell me. Fed growing worried about possible “Lehman Moment” w a 4% FF rate as Bonds and derivatives — Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) September 30, 2022 Related Reading: Uniswap Could Slide Below Support Zone – No Demand For UNI This Week? If the pressure inside the Fed becomes too high, the financial institution might pivot its measures, and provide some room for a relief rally across the board. Speaking on this possibility, and on why Bitcoin has been showing strength relative to legacy financial assets, analyst William Clemente said: In theory: People front-running expected CB (Central Banks) pivot by buying BTC -> Perceived BTC “safe haven” flows -> Reflexive response from other market participants? Not my base case but non-zero possibility that my mind is open to.

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Uniswap Could Slide Below Support Zone – No Demand For UNI This Week?

On Thursday, the $6.7 price range of Uniswap was rebuffed once again. The momentum has slowed on the shorter time frames, which is a bearish indicator for traders and investors. It’s possible that the recent decline in Bitcoin’s value is responsible for UNI’s lag. Statistics show that there is a moderately high relationship between UNI and Bitcoin. Recent price changes for both coins show a strong correlation between them. UNI has been closely following Bitcoin’s price action. As the bearish slump in Uniswap continues into its second day, the currency pair may be retracing its recent gains. As of this writing, UNI is trading at $6.45, up 12% in the last seven days, data from Coingecko show, Friday. Related Reading: ApeCoin Performance Could Attract The Whales – How About The Bulls? Uniswap Indicator: Bearish UNI fell to a closing price of $6.379 yesterday, 7.62% lower than its September 28 closing price of $6.555. Price action in the past is also suggestive of a developing bearish momentum. The momentum indicator is at a bearish low at the moment. Daily and 4-hourly trends tell the same pattern as well. The amount of UNI currency on hand is at an all-time high, per CryptoQuant statistics. Foreign exchange reserves on the rise portend worse conditions. As of this writing, daily UNI transaction volume in the shorter time frames from September 27 to now has been volatile. During this time range on September 27, UNI rallied and tested the $6.7 resistance level. This price trend mirrored that of Bitcoin. Although demand for UNI is not very great, both BTC and UNI are currently exhibiting indications of recovery. A Retreat, Or Advance? A recent research predicted that UNI would decline to $5.50, a volatile region that might spark a bigger sell-off in the crypto. A decline of this nature could prompt investors and purchasers to acquire a position inside the aforementioned price range, restoring the currency to its current value. However, UNI’s technological aspects are relatively neutral. On the charts, this appears as a near-stabilization of the price, which is supported by the 38.20 Fibonacci level. This neutrality of the technical indicators and the relatively stable price range can assist the bulls in gaining strength for a breakout. However, UNI has struggled to surpass the $6.49 level of resistance. A breach of this resistance might initiate a gradual rally toward the $6.7 price level. As the price trend wanes, UNI has a same chance of falling to $5.5 or rising to $6.7. Related Reading: QUANT Basks In Green As QNT Coin Surges 35% On 7-Day Rally UNI total market cap at $4.95 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Featured image from Brightnode, Chart: TradingView.com

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Terra Reacts To Case Against Do Kwon, Claims Matter Is Highly Politicized

The collapse of the algorithmic stablecoin Terra and its native token LUNA remained a shocking event in the crypto space. The outcome was the loss of billions of dollars for many individual and institutional investors. It also threw the entire crypto industry into a historic crisis. Lots of changes have taken place following the fall of the stablecoin. Subsequently, some investigations and legal cases have been against the founder of Terraform Labs, Do Kwon. Firstly, the South Korean Prosecutors leveled some allegations against the Terra Chief. Related Reading: Polkadot Price Drops On Chart With Resistance At $6.80, What’s Next? Also, the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) issued a Red Notice against him. The Interpol request is for law enforcement’s immediate arrest of Do Kwon globally. There was a massive loss of over $60 billion of investors’ funds through the fall of Terra and its ecosystem in the first half of the year. The South Korean Prosecutors requested the assistance of Interpol for the arrest of Kwon. The prosecutors accused the Terra chief of hiding to avoid their investigations. According to a source, Kwon was seen in Singapore, though the city police noted that he later left. Terra Says Case Against Kwon Is Highly Hyped Up Following the alert from Interpol, there was a slight fall in the prices of Terra Classic (LUNC) and the newly launched Terra LUNA. Some rumors have been that Kwon went into hiding since the collapse of Terra and its ecosystem. Terraform Labs has finally reacted to the case against Do Kwon. The firm stated that the case is highly politicized while speaking to Bloomberg. The spokesperson mentioned that the South Korean Prosecutors’ steps depicted unfairness in all aspects. Related Reading: Cardano Price Fails To Pierce Through $0.48 As Bears Continue To Dominate According to the spokesperson, the prosecutors failed to adhere to the basic rights available under Korean Law. Also, he noted that the prosecutors’ allegations against Kwon of breach of capital market laws indicated reasonable bias. Featured Image Pixabay, Charts From Tradingview.com

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Subsidiary Of Block Inc. Collaborates With Circle To Promote Global USDC Adoption

One of the expectations of the crypto community is adoption, a journey on which USDC has embarked. The more countries adopt crypto and its products, the better the industry thrives in value and utility. That’s why the reports of adoptions always evoke a sense of satisfaction in enthusiasts. Following cryptocurrency adoption reports from different countries year after year, 2020 and 2021 recorded the most global adoption based on transaction volumes. However, from quarter three of 2021 to 2022, the crypto adoption slightly leveled off the challenging market conditions. Related Reading: Why Most Public Bitcoin Miners Have Performed Terribly In Their Lifetimes However, despite the decline, the market has remained resilient, and long-term crypto investors continue to hold on, hoping for better outcomes. The Crypto industry Stakeholders try to explore endless options to enable the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies globally. A recent report revealed that TBD, a subsidiary of Block Inc., has formed a collaboration with Circle to work on open-source and open-standard technologies. In addition, the partnership aims to promote the adoption of digital currencies for global transactions and financial applications. Details Of The TBD-Circle Collaboration TBD is an open-source platform that allows developers to create products and services on decentralized technologies. TBD plans to connect traditional payments and decentralized financial systems to promote digital currency through its products. Block Inc. is a multinational tech firm founded by Jack Dorsey and co-founder Jim McKelvey. Block has many subsidiaries, such as Square, Cash App, Afterpay, and lots more. The company’s subsidiaries are majorly payments Platforms. It also owns a digital music streaming company known as Tidal. Block invested 1% of its total asset into Bitcoin in 2020. On September 29, TBD posted a tweet announcing its partnership with Circle to support cross-border remittance and self-custody of USDC stablecoin. The circle is a global financial tech company that helps businesses and developers explore the power of digital currencies for payment and internet commerce worldwide. The collaboration between TBD and Circle would undoubtedly yield benefits for the crypto industry. The Chief operating officer of TBD, Emily Chiu, thinks BTC is a potential reserve currency and might challenge the USD in the future. Chiu also feels the stablecoins would become the bridge between USD and BTC future. TBD to Support USDC Use Cases For Cross-border Remittance In the collaboration, TBD plans to support USDC in use cases. These use cases would enable developers to build on Block’s tbDEX protocol and Web5 decentralized identity platform. Related Reading: ApeCoin Performance Could Attract The Whales – How About The Bulls? The use cases include global real-time and low-cost remittance and self-custody USD-backed stablecoin wallets. The use cases would also enable businesses and consumers to make traditional payments using digital assets. In the current US Feds’ monetary tightening policy and inflation, currencies of many countries have devaluated. As a result, the stablecoins are now remittance and savings alternatives. TBD intends to support remittance in the United States and Mexico, targeting India, and the Philippines, the world’s largest remittance recipients. Mexico receives 95% of the remittances that come from the United States. Featured Image Pixabay, Charts From Tradingview.com

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MEXC’s M-Ventures Completes Brand Upgrade As Scaled Capital Reaches $200 Million

MEXC's M-Ventures Completes Brand Upgrade As Scaled Capital Reaches $200 Million

At the MEXC afterparty “M&M Launcher,” which took place on September 28, during the Token2049 event in Singapore, MEXC Exchange officially announced that its fund had been upgraded to M-Ventures and received a new management group. Through strategic investments, mergers and acquisitions, funds of funds, and project incubation, the upgraded M-Ventures is a comprehensive fund […]

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Terraform Labs Calls South Korean Prosecutor’s Case Against Founder Do Kwon ‘Highly Politicized’: Report

Terraform Labs is reportedly accusing South Korean authorities of giving in to public pressure when they issued a warrant of arrest against its founder Do Kwon. Kwon currently faces legal actions following the crash of the cryptocurrency Terra (LUNA) and the stablecoin TerraUSD (UST). A spokesperson for the Singapore-based firm tells The Wall Street Journal […]

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Second Largest Stablecoin by Market Cap Expands to Cosmos (ATOM), Polkadot (DOT) and These Three ETH Rivals

USD Coin (USDC) issuer Circle says it intends to make the second largest stablecoin by market cap available on five additional blockchain ecosystems. The digital financial technology firm says that USDC will be available on layer-1 blockchains Arbitrum One, NEAR Protocol (NEAR), Optimism (OP) and Polkadot (DOT) by the end of the year. The stablecoin will […]

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