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Cryptocurrency News DeFi

The entire DeFi market is worth less than XRP or Bitcoin Cash, despite the frenzy

The DeFi market has exploded in recent times, bringing back ICO-like returns on some projects. But a recent report said that despite the frenzy, the sector remains a fraction of the crypto space and is worth less than XRP or Bitcoin Cash. Even Dogecoin worth more Ryan Watkins, an analyst at Messari, tweeted yesterday that Read more…

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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin’s Latest Surge Higher Is Extremely Positive: Factors to Consider

For the past month, Bitcoin has effectively flatlined in an extremely tight consolidation pattern. Prices have been locked in a ~7% range between $8,900 and $9,400. Earlier this week, the cryptocurrency began to resolve the consolidation by inching higher. This culminated in a strong surge higher that peaked on Thursday, when BTC hit $9,650 on Read more…

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Booming DeFi Craze Decouples Bitcoin From Stock Market

The last 48 hours of trading have witnessed Bitcoin decoupling from the US stock market. The cryptocurrency traded sideways with a bias modestly shifted towards bears. On the other hand, the S&P 500 moved in the opposite direction. This lack of short-term positive correlation coincides with a booming DeFi craze. Bitcoin appears to have decoupled Read more…

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Cryptocurrency News Ethereum

Analyst: It’s “Hard to See” Ethereum Going Fully Bullish Without Wall Street

Despite a brutal bear market that shook out most investors, Ethereum is fundamentally stronger than ever. David Hoffman, the CCO of RealT and a podcaster in the industry, accentuated this in the tweet below. The tweet notes that a number of Ethereum’s usage metrics and use cases are at all-time highs, despite the meager price Read more…

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Altcoin Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin Analyst Shares 4 Reasons Why the Altcoin “Party” Will End Soon

It’s been an explosive week for the altcoin market, but not for Bitcoin. As Bitcoinist has extensively covered over recent days, a number of altcoins have surged higher. This list includes Dogecoin (DOGE), Chainlink (LINK), Synthetix (SNX), Cardano (ADA), and VeChain (VET). BTC vs. altcoins Tron, Ethereum, Cardano, and Crypto.com since the start of 2020. Read more…

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Cryptocurrency News DeFi

Founder of Compound votes against using wrapped Bitcoin as collateral, deems WBTC “risky”

Robert Leshner, the founder of Compound, has voted against the latest proposal to increase the WBTC collateral factor on the platform from 0 to 65 percent. Leshner defended his decision by saying collateral in WBTC was currently too risky due to low liquidity and a high possibility of a technical flaw that could wipe out Read more…

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Cryptocurrency News DeFi Ethereum

Ethereum DeFi: Aave Google Searches Explode, But Not For Why You Think

The sudden rise of decentralized finance (DeFi) applications in 2020 has rearranged the cryptocurrency landscape. In a little over two years, a combined sum of $2 billion has made its way into various DeFi protocols, while giving birth to the “yield mining” meme in the meantime. With this in mind, it perhaps shouldn’t be a Read more…

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Cryptocurrency News

Ethereum “Builds the Bases” for a Parabolic Move; Here’s What Could Stop It

Ethereum has incurred a sharp upswing over the past day, significantly outperforming Bitcoin and most of its peers The token’s ongoing upswing came about after buyers defended against a dip below its crucial support at $220 yesterday This movement has allowed ETH to recapture its position within its multi-month trading range Analysts are noting that Read more…