Price analysis 8/15: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, SOL, DOGE, DOT, SHIB, AVAX

Bitcoin (BTC) has been witnessing a tough battle between the bulls and the bears near the $25,000 level. A clear winner may not emerge in the short term due to a lack of a catalyst and because there is no major macroeconomic data scheduled for this week in the United States. Data points from Asia or Europe may increase volatility, but they are unlikely to start a new directional move. Anthony Scaramucci, founder and managing partner of Skybridge Capital, in an interview with CNBC, advised investors to ride out the…

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Price analysis 7/27: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, SOL, DOGE, DOT, MATIC, AVAX

United States equities and cryptocurrency markets are heading into the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision on July 27 on a positive note. This suggests that the market participants believe the Fed will deliver a 75 basis point rate hike, which is in line with market expectations.  Some economists expect the Fed to calm the markets by indicating less aggressive rate hikes in the future. Trading firm QCP Capital said that the market reaction has been positive to all the Federal Open Market Committee meetings this year and they expect the…

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Defi TVL and Smart Contract Platform Tokens Swell in Value With ETH, ETC Leading the Pack

The top smart contract platform tokens by market capitalization and the total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance (defi) have swelled significantly in value during the last few days. Since the value locked in defi reached a 2022 low of $70 billion on June 19, the defi ecosystem’s entire TVL has grown by more than $17 billion. Meanwhile, the two smart contract tokens ethereum and ethereum classic saw their fiat values rise during the last seven days, as the two coins led the pack this week with double-digit gains. Defi…

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Biggest Movers: MATIC Climbs 20% to Hit 2-Month High, as AVAX Nears 6-Week Peak

Polygon was up by nearly 20% to start the week, as the token rallied to its highest level since May. Today’s surge comes as crypto markets were mostly in the green, with avalanche also hitting multi-week highs, and as of writing, is up by over 10% on the day. Polygon (MATIC) Polygon (MATIC) was one of the most notable gainers in crypto markets on Monday, as prices rose by nearly 20%. Following a low of $0.7464 on Sunday, MATIC/USD raced to an intraday high of $0.9269 to start the week.…

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Defi Protocol Anchor to Implement ‘Semi-Dynamic Earn Rate’ Following Governance Vote

On Thursday, the team behind the lending protocol Anchor announced that a proposal has passed and the decentralized money market will “implement a more sustainable semi-dynamic earn rate.” Following the announcement, the value of the protocol’s native token ANC slipped roughly 2% lower during the last 24 hours. Anchor Protocol Is Changing the Application’s Earn Rate Anchor Protocol, the decentralized finance (defi) money market and lending application built on Terra, is making some changes to its earn rate. According to a recently passed governance vote, Anchor Protocol will dynamically adjust…

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Terra, Avalanche and Osmosis lead the L1 recovery while Bitcoin searches for support

[ad_1] The layer-one (L1) ecosystem has received increased attention in recent months as users search for new investment opportunities in the Cosmos (ATOM), Fantom (FTM) and NEAR.  Following January’s market sell-off, where Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped to bottom below $34,000, much of the L1 field has struggled to regain its momentum. Price performance of L1 tokens since Jan. 24. Source: Delphi Digital According to data from Delphi Digital, since the BTC bottom on Jan. 24, the only L1 to experience a notable gain in price include Terra (LUNA), Avalanche (AVAX)…

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3 reasons why Avalanche (AVAX) price is up 200% this month

[ad_1] Layer-one blockchain networks like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) form the foundation of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and enable smart contract functionality that has allowed the creation of new industries like decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFT). Avalanche (AVAX) is a relatively new layer-one solution that has recently seen a significant increase in price and adoption as the dominant smart-contract platform (Ethereum) continues to struggle with high transaction costs and slower processing times than its competitors. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after hitting a low…

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Avalanche Rush to give out more than 180M in DeFi incentives

[ad_1] Smart contract platform Avalanche has announced a $180 million liquidity mining incentive program, named Avalanche Rush. The program aims to encourage more applications and tokens to move to Avalanche’s decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, according to the release. It’s set to follow a multi-stage deployment starting with the Aave and Curve protocols, before expanding to other assets in the coming months. For this first stage, Avalanche will allocate up to $20M AVAX tokens for Aave and $7M AVAX tokens for Curve over a 3 month period. At the same time,…

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