A sharp drop in TVL and DApp use preceded Avalanche’s (AVAX) 16% correction

After an impressive 73% rally between July 13 and Aug. 13, Avalanche (AVAX) has faced a 16% rejection from the $30.30 resistance level. Some analysts will try to pin the correction as a “technical adjustment,” but the network’s deposits and decentralized applications reflect worsening conditions. Avalanche (AVAX) index, USD. Source: TradingView To date, Avalanche remains 83% below its November 2021 all-time high at $148. More data than technical analysis can be analyzed to explain the 16% price drop, so let’s take a look at the network’s use in terms of…

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TA- Binance Coin Price Fails To Break $337, Have Bulls Given Up?

The price of Binance Coin (BNB) has struggled to break above $337 against Tether (USDT) after being rejected from that region.   Binance Coin price in the past few weeks outperformed the price of Bitcoin (BTC) but has not been able to match the strength it has shown earlier to break above this resistance and trend higher.  Binance Coin (BNB) Price Analysis On The Weekly Chart Weekly BNB Price Chart | Source On Tradingview.com From the chart, the price of BNB saw a weekly low of $209, which bounced from that…

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Nigeria aims for millions of new eNaira users as it increases features, targets unbanked

The eNaira, Nigeria’s central bank digital currency (CBDC), will enter the second phase of its expansion with new technology to beef up its user base, Nigerian Central Bank governor Godwin Emefiele said Thursday, speaking at the 2022 eNaira Hackathon in Abuja. The eNaira, Africa’s first CBDC, was launched in October 2021. “The eNaira is a journey, not a one-time event,” Emefiele said, adding: “We don’t have a choice but to live with the fact that we are now in a digital economy, in a digital space, where the user[s] of…

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South African Reserve Bank Supports Friendly Crypto Operations

According to the banking regulator, minimizing risk by disconnecting crypto-related consumers may represent a “threat” to financial integrity. The Reserve Bank of South Africa’s Prudential Authority advised its subsidiaries to avoid illegal activity, asking banks not to terminate all links with bitcoin. It implied that such an act might pose a higher risk in the long term. Prudential Authority CEO Fundi Tshazibana signed the formal notification. Certain South African banks have already severed links with crypto asset service providers (CASPs), as referred to in the letter, due to unclear laws…

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Options data shows Bitcoin’s short-term uptrend is at risk if BTC falls below $23K

Bitcoin (BTC) briefly broke above $25,000 on Aug. 15, but the excitement lasted less than an hour and was followed by a 5% retrace in the next five hours. The resistance level proved to be tougher than expected but may have given bulls false hope for the upcoming $335 million weekly options expiry. Investors’ fleeting optimism reverted to a sellers’ market on Aug. 17 after BTC dumped and tested the $23,300 support. The negative move took place hours before the release of the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) minutes from…

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Bitcoin Price Must Clear This Level If It Wants To See $28,000

Bitcoin’s trajectory in the recent recovery showed a clear intent from bulls to target the $28,000. While it hit some important milestones in its big to reach this level, it has been unsuccessful in reclaiming it. The tug-of-war between the bears and the bulls continues as the fight for control wages on. Given this, there is now a critical technical level that the price of bitcoin must clear before it is able to continue on its campaign to reach $28,000. Capitulate And Breakout Bitcoin has held considerably better than what…

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CME Group plans to launch options on ETH futures prior to the Merge

Major derivatives marketplace Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group intends to launch options trading for its Ether (ETH) futures products. In a Thursday announcement, the CME Group said that subject to regulatory review, it plans to launch options contracts for its Ether futures, sized at 50 ETH per contract. The futures options, expected to start trading on Sept. 12, will follow the firm launching micro-sized Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether options in March 2022, BTC options trading products in January 2020, and a BTC futures contract in December 2017. CME Group’s global head of equity…

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Blockchain venture capital funding down over 43% in July: Report

Typically a lagging indicator of the sector’s health, the explosion of venture funding in the blockchain sector in 2021 and the first half of 2022 appears to be cooling off after seven consecutive sectors of growth. According to Cointelegraph Research, inflows in the blockchain venture capital market have declined by 43% month-on-month in July 2022. The Web3 sector, including GameFi and the Metaverse, continues to command the lion’s share of investor interest. But, the decline in capital inflows should be viewed in context as the numbers are close to the…

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Bitcoin ‘liveliness’ lowest since 2021 amid new 5-year BTC hodl record

Bitcoin (BTC) long-term holders are knuckling down as a record portion of the BTC supply stays dormant for years. Data from on-chain analytics firm Glassnode confirms that the percentage of the supply now stationary for at least five years is higher than ever. 2017 BTC buyers not this year’s sellers Bitcoin has recovered almost 40% from its macro lows of $17,600 just two months ago, but for the cryptocurrency’s diamond hands, it has been a non-event. Those who purchased BTC in 2017 or earlier continue to hodl their stake, and…

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How can DAOs involve fans in filmmaking? Expert answers

As more people begin to integrate Web3 technologies into entertainment and production, the use case for decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) in filmmaking has been highlighted in a Cointelegraph interview with Jake Fraser, the head of business development at the film-focused blockchain project Mogul Productions.  When it comes to DAO usage in films, a deeper level of fan engagement was highlighted by Fraser. As an example, the executive pointed out the involvement of fans in the production process such as in creating the script, choosing stories and picking the location. He…

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