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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Hacker tastes own medicine as community gets back stolen NFTs

The tales of traders getting scammed out of their nonfungible tokens (NFTs)  were quite common at the peak of the NFT boom. However, in an interesting turn of events, the Solana community came together to “scam” a scammer in order to get back some stolen NFTs. It all started with the Discord channel hack of cross-chain gaming development studio Uncharted NFT, where scammers managed to drain out 109 user wallets. The scammers got away with 150+ SOL tokens and 25 World of Solana (WOS) NFTs, including three rare and highly…

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Finance Redefined: Samson Mow’s DeFi question, Fireblocks expands to institutional and more

The week was filled with several new project developments and key updates from leading decentralized applications (DApps) and decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols. Fireblocks has expanded its institutional access to Terra’s DeFi ecosystem and Solana partnered with the Notifi network to improve the abysmal participation rates in governance votes. We will also look into the Cointelegraph research into the Terra ecosystem’s future and see if it can sustain the current growth. Samson Mow, the former executive at Blockstream, questions the decentralized aspect of the DeFi ecosystem. Top DeFi tokens saw another…

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Nifty News: Solana NFTs on OpenSea in April, Ross Ulbricht’s new collection… and more

Solana (SOL) NFT holders will soon have a new option for where to trade, with OpenSea teasing its integration of the Solana blockchain. A 16-second video shared by the OpenSea Twitter account opened with the phrase “wen solana???” being typed into a search box and revealed that Solana will be supported by the marketplace in April. The best kept secret in web3 pic.twitter.com/xuZn64cZ4U — OpenSea (@opensea) March 29, 2022 Rumors of OpenSea supporting Solana NFTs have circulated for months. Security researcher Jane Manchun Wong — who made Forbes 30 under…

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What is Solana (SOL) Pay, and how does it work?

[ad_1] PayPal was a massive innovation in the payments processing industry. The financial brainchild of Peter Thiel, Max Levchin and eventually, Elon Musk aimed far ahead of its time, facilitating instant payments between customers, businesses and more while utilizing the internet. Solana (SOL) Pay is considered by many to be the next innovation in the payments processing arena, facilitating payments while taking nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and Web3 into account. Some are going so far as to call Solana’s new payment protocol the Visa or PayPal of Web3. This post will…

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Bank of America Says Solana Could Take Market Share From Ethereum, Become the ‘Visa of the Digital Asset Ecosystem’ – Altcoins Bitcoin News

[ad_1] Bank of America’s analyst says that Solana could take market share away from Ethereum. Noting that Solana is optimized for micropayments, gaming, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the analyst expects “Solana could become the Visa of the digital asset ecosystem.” Bank of America on Crypto, Ethereum, and Solana Bank of America (BOFA) analyst Alkesh Shah published a research note on cryptocurrency this week arguing that Solana could take market share away from Ethereum. The Bank of America analyst described that Solana “produces a blockchain optimized for consumer use cases by…

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3 reasons why Solana (SOL) price could see additional upside in 2022

[ad_1] Solana (SOL) has become a top contender in the smart contract industry and in the past year the network’s total value locked (TVL) grew by $660 million and stretches across more than 40 decentralized applications to hit an all-time high above $11 billion. Even with this growth, investors have reason to question whether the current $56 billion market capitalization is justified and how it compares to competing networks like binance smart chain (BNB), Avalanche (AVAX) and Polygon (MATIC). Avalanche, Solana, Binance Coin, and Polygon, priced in USD. Source: TradingView…

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Michael Jordan and Son Reveal First Tech Venture, Heir Platform to Feature NFTs and Leverage Solana – Bitcoin News

[ad_1] The legendary former professional basketball player Michael Jordan and his son Jeffrey Jordan have revealed they are getting into blockchain and Web 3.0 technology, according to an announcement published on December 15. The father and son duo’s first tech venture is called Heir Inc., a platform that aims to connect loyal fans with popular athletes. Furthermore, Jordan’s tech platform aims to launch a token called “heir” built on the Solana blockchain. Jordan Duo to Launch Heir Platform in 2022, Heir Token to be Built on Solana Michael Jordan and…

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