DappRadar and LayerZero launch chain-agnostic staking token

DappRadar and omnichain interoperability protocol LayerZero have launched a new token to enable cross-chain staking across multiple blockchains and Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)-compatible networks — a move designed to minimize fees and increase access to staking opportunities. The functionality for the newly launched RADAR token is provided through a set of smart contracts, DappRadar said. One of the contracts is known as the controller and the other as a proxy. The two smart contracts work together to enable the new staking mechanism. Requests made to withdraw or claim rewards are…

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What bear market? This token is quietly making new highs, up 300% against Bitcoin in 2022

Unus Sed Leo (LEO) has not only survived the crypto market bloodbath in the first half of 2022, but has actually posted major gains, bucking the big crypto crash. LEO beats crypto kingpin Bitcoin LEO, a utility token used across the iFinex ecosystem, finished the first half of 2022 against Bitcoin at 32,793 satoshis, up almost 300%. The token also rallied 55% against the U.S. dollar in the same period, hitting $5.8 for the first time since February 2022. In contrast, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), the top two crypto…

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THORChain token price up 16% following mainnet launch

The price of THORChain’s token RUNE is up 16% since the project announced the official launch of its mainnet on June 22. The team announced the mainnet launch on Wednesday, alongside the rollout of a “Rune in a Million Campaign” on Binance that contains a total of $1 million worth of RUNE rewards for users of the exchange. The announcement has been followed by a 16% bump for RUNE to $2.18 at the time of writing, and the price is up 31.6% over the past seven days. The surge has…

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Celsius token CEL rises 300% in one week amid a GameStop-like ‘short squeeze’ event

The price of CEL, the native token of Celsius Network, has almost quadrupled since June 19 in what appears to be a frenzy stirred up by day traders. CEL price short squeeze CEL’s price rose from $0.67 on June 19 to $1.59 on June 21, a 180% spike compared to the crypto market’s 12.37% rise in the same period. Notably, the rally started after PlanC, an independent market analyst, announced a $20 million bounty for anyone who could prove that the Celsius Network suffered a coordinated attack at the hands…

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Chinese court invalidates 2019 car sale made using now worthless crypto token

Last week, a WeChat post published by the Shanghai Fengxian Court began circulating in crypto circles with regards to its recent ruling on a car sale in May 2019 made using digital currency. At the time, the buyer, identified only as Mr. Huang, signed a sales contract to purchase a 2019 Audi AL6 for CNY 409,800 ($59.477) in exchange for the consideration of 1,281 Unihash (UNIH) tokens with an undisclosed car dealership in Shanghai. Per the original contract, the seller was to deliver the car to Huang within three months’…

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Synthetix racks up over $1M in daily fees as SNX token value surges 100%

Layer-2 scaling solution Synthetix recently collaborated with liquidity provider Curve Finance to create Curve pools for sETH/ETH, sBTC/BTC, & sUSD/3CRV, allowing investors to cheaply convert synths such as sETH to Ether (ETH). Given the investors’ willingness to hold tokens instead of synths, the protocol racked up over $1.02 million in trading fees — overshadowing Bitcoin’s (BTC) daily performance by five times. Synthetix, Ethereum-based decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol, created a buzz across the crypto ecosystem after witnessing a sudden increase in trading activities and an unprecedented comeback of its in-house token,…

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Magic Internet Money token depegs as Terra (LUNA) domino effect persists

Magic Internet Money (MIM), a US dollar-pegged stablecoin of the Abracadabra ecosystem, joins the growing list of tokens losing their $1 value amid an untimely crypto winter. The sudden de-pegging of the MIM token commenced roughly on June 17, 7:40 pm ET, which saw the token’s price drop to $0.926 in just three hours. Terra’s LUNA and TerraUSD (UST) death spiral not only affected the investors but also had a negative impact on numerous crypto projects, including Abracadabra’s MIM token ecosystem — as alleged by Twitter handle @AutismCapital. Depegging of…

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Tether deploys new USDT token on the Tezos blockchain

Leading cryptocurrency stablecoin Tether has announced the launch of a new asset, Tether (USDT) tokens built on the Tezos blockchain, and with the ambition of expanding their digital footprint across the digital payments and decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. According to the press release, “USDT on Tezos will power revolutionary applications across payments, DeFi, and more.” In conversation with a Tether representative, greater context was provided as to the intended utility of Tether tokens: “Tether tokens are not an investment but a utility for engaging in internet commerce, combating volatility, and providing…

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More Than 4M Sweatcoin Crypto Wallets Created Since the Launch of SWEAT Token in April

SWEAT crypto token was launched on April 12, 2020 and it has seen the creation of over 4 million sweat crypto wallets through mobile applications since it was launched. This total number of wallets represents an allocation of over 860 million sweatcoins. These sweatcoins will be matched with SWEAT at the token generation event in July. The concept behind Sweatcoin’s new ‘move-to-earn’ crypto token is unique as it allows users to mine the token by tracking their steps and movements on their smartphones. A London-based tech company shared its view…

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Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission warn of nonfungible token risks

On Monday, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) released a statement warning investors about the risks of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, which have soared in popularity in recent years. The regulatory body wrote:  “As with other virtual assets, NFTs are exposed to heightened risks, including illiquid secondary markets, volatility, opaque pricing, hacking and fraud. Investors should be mindful of these risks, and if they cannot fully understand them and bear the potential losses, they should not invest in NFTs.” However, it appears that the SFC’s specific concern lies in…

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