Shiba Inu eyes 50% rally as SHIB price enters ‘cup-and-handle’ breakout mode

Shiba Inu (SHIB) broke out of its prevailing “cup-and-handle” pattern on Aug. 14, raising its prospects of securing additional gains in the coming weeks. Shiba Inu could soar 50% A cup-and-handle appears when the price falls and rises in a U-shaped trajectory in the first stage, followed by a swift move sideways or downward in the second. Notably, the price trend develops under a common resistance level. Typically, cup-and-handle patterns resolve after the price breaks above the resistance level; SHIB did the same on Aug. 14 after rising 27% to…

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A catalyst for mainstream crypto adoption

For Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin (BTC), the motivation to create a new payment ecosystem from scratch in 2009 stemmed from the economic chaos caused by the banking sector’s over-exuberant and risky lending practices mixed accompanied by the bursting of the housing bubbles in many countries at the time.  “And who do you think picked up the pieces after the fallout? The taxpayer, of course,” said Durgham Mushtaha, business development manager of blockchain analytics firm Coinfirm, in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph. Satoshi recognized the need for a new…

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Bitcoin hits $25K as bearish voices call BTC price ‘double top’

Bitcoin (BTC) spiked through $25,000 for the first time in months on Aug. 14, but traders refused to take any chances on a bull run. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Weekend produces brief $25,000 tap for BTC Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked a sudden run-up on BTC/USD, which hit $25,050 on Bitstamp in a $350 hourly candle. The move took the pair to a new personal best since June 13, erasing more of the losses seen that day in what remains a significant BTC price correction.…

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Velodrome recovers $350K stolen funds from team member Gabagool

Velodrome Finance, a trading and liquidity marketplace, announced the recovery of $350,000 stolen on Aug. 4. However, the occasion turned bittersweet when internal investigations pointed out the involvement of a prominent team member, who goes by the pseudo name Gabagool. On Aug. 4, one of Velodrome’s high-worth wallets — dedicated for operating funds such as salaries — was drained off $350,000 before it could be transferred to the company’s treasury multisig wallet. A subsequent internal investigation revealed the attacker’s identification, which allowed the company to recover the entire loot. Velodrome’s…

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Polkadot (DOT) To Retest $9.88 Resistance – Can Bulls Regain Solid Footing?

Polkadot (DOT) price reveals that the extreme bullish movement pumped the price reaching $9.54. DOT price extremely bullish; set to retest $9.88 key resistance level. Support spotted at the $9.29 zone. Polkadot pumped up its price to $9.54.  DOT’s price trendline has spiked for the past couple of weeks following the coin’s overwhelming gains over the past few days. Today, DOT/USD is trying to test the $9.87 key resistance level which is pretty strong. However, if the bulls continue to push further then DOT will have no problem breaching this…

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BlueBenx fires employees, halts funds withdrawal citing $32M hack

BlueBenx, a Brazilian crypto lending platform, reportedly blocked all of its 22,000 users from withdrawing their funds following an alleged hack that drained $32 million (or 160 million Brazilian real). While no details about the hack were made available, the company allegedly laid off most of its employees. BlueBenx joins the growing list of crypto companies that failed to deliver on their promise of exorbitant yield returns this crypto winter. The Brazilian crypto lender promised up to 66% returns for users investing in cryptocurrencies via various in-house earning avenues. A…

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