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Cardano (ADA) Is About To Die and Turn into A ‘Zombiechain,’ Ethereum Maxi Says

Cardano (ADA), the 8th ranked crypto asset in terms of market capitalization, remains in the red as it loses 6.3% of its value in the last seven days. Cardano lost more than 6% of its value for the past week UniSwap surpassed ADA in terms of daily average transactions Positivity remains among crypto enthusiasts for Cardano As of this writing, according to Coingecko, the asset is trading at $0.43 but still remains one of the top 10 digital assets thanks to its market capitalization which stands at almost $14.7 billion. They hefty market cap, however, is not enough to fend off some negative criticisms and projections about the crypto created by the Hong Kong Input-Output (IOHK) led by Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson. In fact, Evan Van Ness, a well-known die-hard fan and Ethereum maximalist, claims the token is already at death’s door and will soon turn into a “zombiechain.” Let’s check in on the $ADA zombiechain 🧟⛓️ Not only does Cardano do less than one transaction per second… Uniswap does substantially more transactions than Cardano pic.twitter.com/wg0fNoFPck — Evan Van Ness 🦇🔊 (@evan_van_ness) September 29, 2022 ADA Losing Steam Aside from his belief that Ethereum is the best crypto out there, Ness has some alarming information regarding Cardano which could spell its immediate future. ADA’s network is currently living at an incredibly low transaction count of less than one per second. That’s lesser than other assets with lower market capitalization. UniSwap, for example, only has $4.9 billion market cap, but is beating Cardano on the seven-day average of daily transactions. Related Reading: Shiba Inu Fanbase Awaits Eternity Download Event – Will It Boost SHIB Price? Source: Evan Van Ness This is surprising, considering that UniSwap also has significantly higher daily fees count, currently at $1 million, compared to ADA’s $10,000. What Lies Ahead For Cardano While Ness says a lot of negativity towards a crypto asset that was once making breakthroughs, some remain positive about its future. Coin Quora, armed with the results of their price monitoring for Cardano, said the asset will have a bullish run and will close the year with a price of $12. It also predicted that by 2023, its value will increase up to $18. By 2025, however, the crypto, having experienced price corrections, will change hands at significantly lower prices. Analytics Insights place the value of Cardano at $3.81, going as low as $3.68 and as high as $4.38. Both prices are way higher than its current value, $0.43. It remains to be seen if the Ethereum’s maximalist’s claims pack some truth into them, but ADA’s recent performance so far is not helping its case. Related Reading: Uniswap Could Slide Below Support Zone – No Demand For UNI This Week? ADA total market cap at $14.7 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Featured image from Cute Wallpaper.org, Chart: TradingView.com

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Crypto Trader Updates Outlook on Bitcoin and XRP, Says Ethereum’s Preparing a Move Up – Here’s His Target

A widely followed crypto trader is giving a bearish forecast for Bitcoin (BTC) and XRP as he expects Ethereum (ETH) to surge once the leading smart contract platform bottoms out. The pseudonymous analyst known as Altcoin Sherpa tells his 183,600 Twitter followers that the price of BTC will likely continue trading within the $18,200 and $19,500 […]

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Top Analyst Says Short Squeeze Incoming, Predicts Rallies for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Chainlink

A widely followed crypto analyst is predicting an abrupt rally for a trio of digital assets fueled by short sellers. Crypto strategist Michaël van de Poppe shares to his 628,000 Twitter followers a tweet by financial researcher Jason Goepfert. According to Goepfert, retail traders have spent $18 billion on put options and accumulated $46 billion […]

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Ethereum’s Buterin Seeks Dogecoin’s Switch to PoS as DOGE Becomes 2nd Largest PoW Coin

Ethereum's Buterin Seeks Dogecoin's Switch to PoS as DOGE Becomes 2nd Largest PoW Coin

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has hinted at his desire to welcome Dogecoin to the PoS community. This divulgence comes as the asset assumes the second position of the largest PoW network following Ethereum’s switch to PoS. Vitalik hopes Dogecoin and Zcash will switch to PoS soon Vitalik Buterin revealed the inclination while speaking […]

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Shiba Inu Adds Nearly 36,000 Holders Since June Despite Crypto Market Turmoil

The price trend of Shiba Inu has been following the rest of the cryptocurrency market and remains negative. Notably, SHIB is still seeking to reclaim the high points it reached last year, when the value and popularity of the meme coin surged. As of this writing, SHIB is trading at $0.00001145, down 4.5% in the last seven days, data from Coingecko show, Sunday. Despite the crypto market’s sluggish condition, a portion of the dog-themed coin’s investors are optimistic that the asset will recover and are boosting their coin purchases while ignoring the market’s weakness. According to data from CoinMarketCap, as of September 24, SHIB has 1,226,031 holding addresses, representing an increase of around 35,835 new holdings over the course of three months. The new holders represent a 3% increase from the 1,190,195 who were registered on June 26. Related Reading: Dogecoin (DOGE) Is On Top Of Whales’ Menu – Here’s Why Shiba Inu: Increasing Use Case In addition to the prospect that new SHIB holders may wager on the coin’s appreciation, investors are likely drawn by SHIB’s rising utility. It is worth mentioning that interest in meme-based cryptocurrencies waned as a result of unfavorable publicity around the coins’ supposed lack of utility. Since June, Shiba Inu’s value has been on a roller-coaster ride, but the price has mostly remained low. The coin’s three-month high price was $0.000017 on August 15, and as of the time of writing, it had gained about 5% in the last 24 hours. Previously, the majority of retail investors liquidated around the price and then sought entry points as the memetoken approached $0.00001. Due to the massive concentration of tokens in the hands of small and medium-sized whales, Shiba Inu faces a significant increase in selling pressure whenever it succeeds to breach past local resistance barriers. Holding On To The Meme Coin Meanwhile, around 30% of SHIB investors have held the asset for more than a year, according to statistics from Into The Block. Despite the ongoing bear market, investors have generally abstained from disposing of their coins. These holders are fostering a bullish mood among investors while aiming to eliminate SHIB as a quick-profit asset. As of the time of writing, the trading volume of Shiba Inu is still declining, hence the token’s volatility remains high. The decline in trade volume is unfavorable for a coin that heavily depends on speculative appeal. As the number of SHIB holders increases, it appears that interest in the coin is waning. Google Trends data indicates that global searches for the keyword “Shiba Inu” decreased to their lowest level in the past 12 months, suggesting that SHIB could be losing its most avid fans. Related Reading: Can WAVES Flow Back From Its Low Ebb And Reclaim $4.6? SHIB total market cap at $6.27 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Featured image from Daily Pets Care, chart from TradingView.com

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Crypto Strategist Predicts Big Bounces for Bitcoin and One Ethereum Rival – Here Are His Targets

The crypto analyst who called the end of the crypto bull market is now predicting big bounces for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) challenger Solana (SOL). Popular crypto strategist Pentoshi tells his 612,000 Twitter followers that after nearly a year, he’s no longer extremely bearish on Bitcoin. “Hard to switch bias after being a doomer […]

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Quant (QNT) Adds 10% In 24 Hours While Macro Uncertainty Pulls Others

Interoperability enabling network Quant has gained 10% in the last 24 hours amidst the general crypto bear market. The token is inexorably climbing up the price charts while other tokens struggle to keep their heads above water. The crypto is steadily gaining, testing new highs after its yearly low in June when its price dipped below $50. The Quant blockchain was a project geared toward solving the issue of interaction among multiple blockchains. Since its inception in 2018, the token began an upward climb from below $1, culminating in an all-time high just below $400. This unprecedented event in the history of Quant took place in September 2021. Quant soared 200% from $187 to $490 on the month, a spike that analysts attribute to three factors.  Related Reading: Sandbox Struggles In A Bear Market, How Low Can Price Go? Quant’s All-Time High Catalysts The first catalyst outline was the launch of Overledger 2.0.5, the network’s DLT connection for businesses to all networks and DLT. Secondly, Quant offered developers incentives via the “Quant developers Program,” a means to lure devs into its ecosystem. Devs build useful protocols and apps, which in turn, attract more users, thereby ensuring the growth of Quant.  Finally, Quant’s price boosted when it got listed on major exchange platforms like Coinbase and Binance. This move alone caused the protocol’s trading volume to skyrocket from $9 million to a whopping $740 million, according to coinmarketcap. And the rest, they say, is history. Although the token has not tested such highs since then, it continued to do well for itself till the general market became turbulent. Macroeconomics Turned Crypto Assets Bearish By June this year, when the crypto market dropped into a downward spiral, the Quant token dipped to a low of $49. A combination of macro factors dragged down most cryptos, including Bitcoin, from their lofty heights. For one, the Russo-Ukrainian war began causing global unrest, which always targets risk-prone assets, e.g., crypto. Then followed inflation and Fed’s hawkish attitude towards digital assets in fixing the problem. Ethereum’s merge with its initial hype and subsequent letdown came into the mix, further muddying up the waters. As a result, crypto assets globally have been testing unheard-of lows.  At the time of writing, Bitcoin continues to fluctuate around the $20,000 resistance level. This is notably a far cry from its legendary $65,000 high, which occurred in 2021. Similarly, ETH and SOL are not left out of this bearish market turn, trading at $1300 and $33, respectively. Ethereum is 70% down from its all-time high, while Solana is 87% below its own. Related Reading: Dogecoin (DOGE) Is On Top Of Whales’ Menu – Here’s Why Yet Quant is slowly but surely wending its way up the chart, testing new highs daily. At the time of writing, the token is exchanging hands around $116 after briefly testing $120 earlier in the day. Against the past week’s prices, it is a 7.90% gain, 10% over the last 24 hours. Featured image from Pixabay and chart from TradingView.com

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Ripple Outperforming Almost The Whole Market, What’s Pumping XRP Price? 

The currency of the blockchain-powered online payment platform, XRP, has gained almost 60% in the past week. After briefly dipping to $0.34 five days ago, the token climbed back and traded around $0.52 this morning. Crypto influencer Ben Armstrong claims to know the reason behind this continuous climb amid the current general crypto bear market. The multiple-crypto holder shared his two cents about the state of events with his 800k plus followers on Twitter yesterday. Related Reading: Maker DAO Shows Bullish Sentiment After A While, Eyes $800? Influencer Believes Impending Close To Ripple-SEC Case Is Responsible According to Armstrong, multiple factors are causing Ripple’s insane price surge. However, he can confidently trace one primary reason to the ongoing SEC court battle with the sixth strongest crypto. The influencer tweeted that SEC has given up on its 2-year struggle of trying to prove XRP is a security. As of this week, the Ripple community “can be pretty confident the worst-case scenario is a fine,” the tweet reads. The last weekend saw both parties in the ongoing case filing for summary judgment. In other words, Ripple and SEC believe enough evidence has been provided for a verdict outside a court case. They wait for Judge Torres’ decision supporting one side or the other based on already available evidence. A court battle that started way over in 2020 might soon be coming to an end. Ripple And XRP Community Expect A Favorable Verdict Like Ben Armstrong, the Ripple community and Ripple Labs are expectant of a favorable ruling. If that happens, XRP will not be considered a Security but a digital asset, just as Ripple intended.  Another crypto influencer predicted that if this happens, it will be the needed boost the bearish crypto market needs. David Gokhshtein tweeted that the crypto market will go parabolic should XRP win this case. He and Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple’s CEO, believe a win for XRP would stamp cryptos stand with regulation. Consequently, it would increase investors’ faith in the ailing asset. Whale Movements On XRP Blockchain Also Partially Responsible For Price Boost Another reason for the surge in XRP seems to be whale movements on the platform. On-chain analytics firm, Sentiment data reveal an increase in whale transactions on the Ripple blockchain.  Furthermore, the Whale Alert crypto tracker revealed multiple anonymous transfers of significant amounts of XRP in the past week. Data showed that a 261 million XRP transfer and another 582 million XRP transaction took place. Ripple was involved in both transactions, moving 80,000,000 of the tokens externally. In total, close to a billion tokens exchanged hands in whale transactions last week.  Related Reading: Can WAVES Flow Back From Its Low Ebb And Reclaim $4.6? These two factors mentioned above are mainly responsible for the continuous climb of XRP tokens over the last week. One can only wait to see if the XRP community’s optimism is indeed rightly placed and that ripple will indeed win the case. At the time of writing, XRP is currently trading around $0.48 after briefly testing $0.52 earlier today per Coinmarketcap data.  Featured image from Pixabay and chart from TradingView.com

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Element and Fundamental Labs supporting the Era7 World Cup Tournament, building the first EsportsFi Ecosystem on Web3

Element and Fundamental Labs supporting the Era7 World Cup Tournament, building the first EsportsFi Ecosystem on Web3

Era7: Game of Truth, a BNB Chain TOP gamefi project, launched the first NFT TCG World Cup Tournament on September 11. The tournament has attracted continuous attention from partners in multiple fields of the blockchain industry. Fundamental Labs, a globally renowned crypto venture capital firm in the web3.0 field, and Element, the world’s first multi-chain […]