Experts Say Ethereum Will Grow 100% To Hit $5,783 By Year-End

Ethereum remains one of the most successful cryptocurrencies in the market, although its current price does leave a lot to be desired. It has not been spared from the general market downtrend that has rocked the crypto space and has since lost its footing above $3,000, a crucial point for the digital asset. Nevertheless, it seems the future is not at all gloomy for the second-largest cryptocurrency going by reports from a Finder’s panel. Ethereum To Surge 100% A recent Finder’s panel made up of industry experts has released an…

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MicroStrategy may explore ‘future yield generation opportunities’ on 95,643 BTC holdings

Business intelligence firm MicroStrategy said it will consider opportunities for yield generation on 95,643 “unencumbered” Bitcoin (BTC) held by its subsidiary MacroStrategy. In MicroStrategy’s report for the first quarter of 2022 released on Tuesday, the firm said it “may conservatively explore future yield generation opportunities on unencumbered MacroStrategy bitcoins” as a consideration following a $205 million BTC-collateralized loan issued by Silvergate Bank in March. As of March 31, MicroStrategy held a total of 129,218 BTC, which the firm reported had a carrying value of roughly $2.9 billion, reflecting cumulative impairment…

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Ex-Fed vice-chair Quarles has lost none of his fervor in opposing US CBDC

Former United States Federal Reserve vice-chair for supervision Randal Quarles discussed central bank digital currencies (CBDC) and the chances of the U.S. adopting such technology in an interview on the “Banking With Interest” podcast Tuesday. Quarles, who is known for his opposition to a CBDC, expressed his skepticism about the so-called digital dollar and predicted the U.S. will not introduce it. Quarles, who served at the Fed from 2017 to 2021, said a close analysis of CBDCs would show that their advantages are “extremely marginal, if they exist at all.” He…

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Markets are weak, but ALGO, FXS and HNT book a 20%+ rally — Here’s why

Large-cap cryptocurrency continue to slump as investors await comments from the Federal Open Markets Committee regarding the exact size of the next interest rate hike. There are, however, a few bright spots in the market and select altcoins managed to post double-digit gains in trading on May 3, thanks to a big-time partnership announcement and cross-protocol collaborations that led to a spike in demand. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that three of the biggest gainers over the past 24-hours were Algorand (ALGO), Frax Share (FXS) and Helium…

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Sen. Lummis teases upcoming crypto bill, says NFTs won’t be included in it

United States Senator Cynthia Lummis appeared on a livestream hosted by Axios on Tuesday to tease the highly awaited bill on cryptocurrency she is authoring. The Wyoming Republican said the bill will be introduced as “one big piece so people can see the big picture” and be broken down into five or six components for consideration by the appropriate congressional committees. The bill, which Lummis is expected to introduce along with New York Democrat Kristin Gillibrand, is designed “so that it works within the traditional framework for managing and regulating…

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Bitcoin Indicator Hits Historical Low Not Seen Since 2015

Bitcoin bulls continue to be demoralized, as the price per coin grinds continuously at lows for what feels like an infinite amount of time. However, a bottom could be forming, according to an indicator that has reached historical lows not seen since the 2015 bear market bottom. What followed the last signal, was 10,000% returns and Bitcoin became forever became a household name. While such returns aren’t likely a second time, such oversold conditions could yield some significant, unexpected upside. Here is a closer look at the 3-day Stochastic on…

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Gatorade trademark applications hint at joining the metaverse

Stokely-Van Camp, the beverage company with the original rights to market and produce Gatorade, may be exploring releasing virtual sports drinks in the metaverse. According to records submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, on Wednesday, Stokely-Van Camp filed two applications for the word Gatorade and the sports drink’s “G”-shaped orange, black and white logo to be used in connection with “virtual beverage products” and nonfungible tokens, or NFTs. The filings suggest Gatorade may be preparing to introduce its branded products to the metaverse. Getting dehydrated…

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Record-high surge in Ethereum Name Service domains triggers 90% rally in ENS

A handful of industries and tech workers are shifting from Web2 to Web3 and with this move, awareness of blockchain technology is also spreading. The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is one project that is looking to help facilitate Web3 adoption by making it easier for DApp users to interact with the Ethereum network. This is accomplished through the creation of human-readable Ethereum addresses that can be converted into the normal machine-readable alphanumeric codes. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that since hitting a low of $14 on April…

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Nym Technologies raises $300M to advance internet privacy, sending token price up

Swiss privacy startup Nym Technologies announced it has secured $300 million in commitments from venture capital partners in support of the NYM Innovation Fund. Nym intends to issue grants to developers and incentivize them to build on top of Nym’s decentralized infrastructure. This funding comes a couple of weeks after its native token NYM launched on major crypto exchanges, including OKX and Huobi.  At the time of publication, NYM token traded at an average price of $0.92, and its 24-hour trading volume witnessed a spike since the fund’s announcement. The day…

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Square Enix to sell Tomb Raider franchise and invest in new initiatives such as blockchain

In a statement published on Monday, Japanese video game publisher Square Enix announced that it would be divesting its popular Tomb Raider franchise for $300 million and investing the proceeds into blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing technologies.  The principal developer of Tomb Raider is Square Enix’s subsidiary Crystal Dynamics, which generated $92 million in revenue in its fiscal year ending March 2021. Aside from Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Interactive, another subsidiary to be divested, hold intellectual properties for titles such as Deus Ex, Thief and Legacy of Kain. …

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