Crypto Economy’s Top Privacy Coins Take a Hit After US Government Banned Tornado Cash

Following the U.S. government prohibiting the use of the ethereum mixing service Tornado Cash, the crypto economy’s top privacy coins lost more than 8% in USD value the following evening after the ban announcement. The top privacy coins like monero and zcash managed to recover the losses two days later, but during the last 24 hours, the top privacy coins by market capitalization today are around $6.44 billion, down 3% from the day prior. While the Top Privacy Coins Have Seen Some Recovery, Most Took a Market Beating Last Week…

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Immutable X gains 50% following the close of a $200M fundraising round

[ad_1] Nonfungible token (NFT) projects have been hard hit by the price decline across the cryptocurrency ecosystem and the current bearish conditions have spared few tokens from a price collapse. One project that is attempting to get back on solid footing is Immutable X (IMX), an NFT-focused layer-2 scaling solution for the Ethereum network designed to offer near-instant transactions and zero gas fees for minting and trading. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the price of IMX has climbed 69.6% since hitting a low of $1.09 on March…

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REN price gains 65% after Catalog launch brings a cross-chain DEX to its blockchain

[ad_1] Decentralized finance projects like Ren pumped in 2021, only to finish the year right back where they started as high fees on Ethereum (ETH) led to decreased activity for many protocols and DeFi took a backseat to more popular sectors like nonfungible tokens (NFTs).  Now, it appears as though that downtrend is in the process of reversing course after recent global events highlighted the benefits of DeFi and holding assets outside the traditional financial system. This week REN price climbed 69% from a low of $0.247 on Feb. 24…

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Five coins that saw huge gains in 2021

[ad_1] The year 2021 was unprecedented for crypto, with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) gaining 60.58% and 408.5% throughout the year, respectively. For the latter, the explosion of decentralized finance (DeFi), nonfungible tokens (NFTs), decentralized applications (DApps) and decentralized exchanges (DEXs) built on its blockchain created a whole new digital currency cyberspace encompassing all corners of the world. But, the year was also an auspicious one for altcoins, whose performance far outweighed that of BTC and ETH during the same time period. So, without further ado, let’s look at five…

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Aavegotchi (GHST) gains 50% as ‘Gotchiverse’ auctions set a path to the Metaverse

[ad_1] The world of decentralized gaming has seen significant growth in 2021 as the rise of play-to-earn (P2E) gaming merged with NFTs to open the first pathway to the Metaverse. Aavegotchi is currently making inroads in the blockchain-based gaming sector with a somewhat novel approach that incorporates features from P2E gaming, NFTs and decentralized finance (DeFi). Data from TradingView shows that since hitting a low of $1.56 on Oct. 1, the price of GHST, Aavegotchi’s native token, has rallied 53% to a daily high at $2.40 on Oct. 29 as…

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CoinSwitch Kuber becomes crypto unicorn, Bitcoin returns to a $1T market cap, and a 2017 Ethereum fractal that resulted in 7000% gains resurfaces: Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 3-9

[ad_1] Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Indian crypto exchange CoinSwitch Kuber raises $260M Indian crypto exchange CoinSwitch Kuber closed a $260 million Series C funding round this week at a valuation of $1.91 billion, adding itself to the prestigious unicorn club. The funding round was led by Coinbase Ventures and…

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Ethereum fractal from 2017 that resulted in 7,000% gains for ETH appears again in 2021

[ad_1] Bids for Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) could rise to $13,000 in the next two months if history repeats. So shows a fractal indicator from 2017, consisting of at least four technical patterns that were instrumental in pushing the ETH price up by over 7,000%. The same set of bullish indicators have flashed once again in 2021 as Ether trades above $3,350 after rallying over 360% year-to-date. The 2017 Ethereum fractal, explained In detail, the four technical indicators are Stochastic RSI, Relative Strength Index (RSI), Bullish Hammer, and a…

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Ethereum alternatives and layer-1 solutions see steady gains in September

[ad_1] The competition among layer-one (L1) smart contract platforms has been on the rise in the past couple of months as traders and developers continue to embrace Ethereum (ETH) network alternatives that offer faster transaction times and lower fees. According to a recent report from Delphi Digital, the price of Ether has remained relatively flat over the past month while competitors like as Solana (SOL) and Fantom (FTM) have seen their prices rally more than 200% during the same time. Relative performance of L1 tokens over the past 30 days.…

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RMB stablecoin in Shanghai, Evergrande FUD, and FTX gains ground – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   This week, the word “Evergrande” found its way into the vocabulary of every western investor. After years of watching the corporation’s football team on TV and drinking its bottled water, Crypto Twitter was the last place the Man in Shanghai expected to find it. After facing debts of over $300 billion, all types of rumors swirled, leading…

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Triple-digit gains make Dogecoin and Ethereum Classic the top performers of Q2

[ad_1] In early 2021 Bitcoin and Ether price was the center of attention as each asset seemed to hit a new all-time high every 24-hours and traders called for $100,000 BTC and $5,000 ETH. Fast forward to the present and both assets are still more than 40% down from their all-time highs and the bulls calling for unbelievable price targets are nowhere to be found.     A recent report from CoinMetrics reviewed the performance of Bitcoin and altcoins during Q2 2021 and the analysts found that even with the sharp…

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