Time to pump? Data suggests traders intend to push Filecoin (FIL) above $100

Filecoin (FIL) accumulated 65% gains over the past 30 days to reach its highest price since June 8. The recent strength was accelerated after an Aug.6 partnership with Chainlink’s oracle protocol on Aug. 6 allowed the projects to join their grant initiatives to speed up the development of hybrid smart contracts to leverage code running on the blockchain while the managing data computation process off-chain. Filecoin (FIL) price in USD at Coinbase. Source: TradingView Numerous events triggered the $235 all-time-high on April 1, but that movement is clearly long gone…

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Here’s what traders expect now that Bitcoin price rallied back to $50K

There was widespread celebration across the crypto ecosystem on Aug. 23 after the sight of Bitcoin (BTC) back above $50,000 triggered a resurgence of calls for the top cryptocurrency to reach $100,000 before the end of 2021.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the early morning bullish momentum that lifted the price of BTC to an intraday high at $50,514 began to wane as the day progressed at currently the price trades slightly above $49,0. BTC/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Here’s what analysts are saying could possibly…

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Binance denies allegations of market manipulation

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is pushing back against allegations of market manipulation and working against the interest of its users. In a Monday Twitter thread, Binance seemingly laid the blame for any claims of manipulating the crypto market on publications spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt as well as certain individuals impersonating employees at the exchange. The firm said it “reserves the right to take legal action to protect its interests,” but was not opposed to “responsible whistle-blowing that protects the trust of our community.” “Binance has never traded against our…

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Pro traders are mildly skeptical about Bitcoin’s recent return to $50K

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is back at the $50,000 level, and there’s little doubt that the 47% positive rally over the past 30 days has been fueled by whale accumulation, institutional adoption and positive remarks from regulators regarding a possible exchange-traded fund (EFT) approval. Despite the positive newsflow, the top traders at crypto exchanges and derivatives data appear unmoved by the recent rally to the $50,000 resistance. Crypto analyst Will Clemente highlighted the accumulation from addresses containing 1,000 to 10,000 BTC. Price down today while whale holdings went up…

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DeFi protocol BENQI hits $1B TVL days after launching

Liquidity market protocol BENQI has reached $1 billion in total value locked, or TVL, less than a week after launching on the Avalanche (AVAX) network, a major milestone that highlights the explosive growth of DeFi lending services.  Benqi Finance announced the milestone on Twitter late Sunday, where it thanked its community for the overwhelming support. Absolutely speechless… Thank you everyone for the overwhelming support. @avalancheavax #AvalancheRush #Avalanche $QI pic.twitter.com/36zRSrvHSs — BENQI (@BenqiFinance) August 23, 2021 The protocol generated $200 million in TVL in the first 24 hours and $500 million…

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Bitcoin Breakout Beyond $50K Brings Bull Market Fractal Back In View

Bitcoin price is back above $50,000 and its return to the key resistance level has brought a potential bull market fractal back into focus. The bullish fractal in question suggests that another leg up in the crypto bull cycle is coming, matching the epic 2013 rally grand finale. If the potentially repeating price pattern playing out similarly isn’t quite enough to convince, two separate technical indicators on monthly timeframes also appear to match the conditions that prompted one of the largest rallies in the cryptocurrency’s history. Is A Clean Break…

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CFTC commissioner says agency has broad enforcement authority on crypto derivatives

Dawn Stump, one of four commissioners currently serving at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, has released a statement clarifying the agency’s authority with respect to digital assets.  In a Monday statement, Stump said the CFTC is empowered with both regulatory and enforcement authority for commodities. She did not specifically say that digital assets were cash-like commodities in the eyes of the regulatory body, but “even if a digital asset is a commodity, it is not regulated by the CFTC.” However, according to the commissioner, the agency is within its…

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WAX, Gnosis and IOST pack on gains after Bitcoin price hits $50K

The bull market narrative has returned now that Bitcoin (BTC) price managed to briefly climb above $50,500 on August 23.  A handful of altcoins have also seen their prices charge higher as the momentum in the market continues to build. For many tokens, the price has been buoyed by new exchange listings and cross-protocol collaborations that have brought a new level of activity and attention to their ecosystems.  Top 7 coins with the highest 24-hour price change. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that…

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Crypto exchange Bybit signs esports deals with Astralis and Alliance

Bybit has secured new contracts with esports organizations Astralis and Alliance that will see the cryptocurrency exchange expand its footprint in the video game industry.  Bybit will have its logo featured on gaming jerseys and twitch.tv streams as part of a broader strategic initiative targeting more expansive player engagements, carbon neutrality initiatives and financial education programs, the exchange announced Monday. Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit, said his company “is in it for the long run,” referring to esports. He believes there is a “special connection” between the esports…

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