EOS price jumps 20% for biggest gain in 15 months — what’s fueling the uptrend?

EOS rose approximately 20% to reach $1.66 on Aug. 17 and was on track to log its best daily performance since May 2021. Initially, the EOS rally came in the wake of its positive correlation with top-ranking cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), which gained over 2% and 3.75%, respectively. But the upside move was also driven by a flurry of uplifting updates emerging from the EOS ecosystem. EOS/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView EOS incentive program launch On Aug. 14, the EOS Network Foundation (ENF), a not-for-profit organization that oversees…

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What’s next for the future of Ethereum? Mihailo Bjelic from Polygon explains

With the transition to a scalable, energy light proof-of-stake blockchain (dubbed “the Merge”) at play for Ethereum, many have cast doubts on the popular coin’s future given the magnitude and complexity of the upgrade involved. But among prominent stakeholders, one particular project remains heavily bullish on Ethereum’s future, which is non-other than layer-two scaling solution Polygon. At the annual Ethereum Community Conference in Paris, Cointelegraph’s Events Manager Maria A. spoke to Polygon’s vice president of growth Mihailo Bjelic regarding the topic. Here’s what Mihailo had to say with regards to…

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Lido DAO most ‘overbought’ since April as LDO price rallies 150% in two weeks — what’s next?

The price of Lido DAO (LDO) dropped heavily a day after its key momentum oscillator crossed into “overbought” territory. LDO undergoes overbought correction LDO’s price plunged to as low as $1.04 on July 16 from $1.32 on July 15, amounting to a 20%-plus decline. The token’s sharp downside move took its cues from multiple bearish technical indicators, including its daily relative strength index (RSI) and its 100-day exponential moving average (EMA). LDO’s latest plunge came after it rallied over 150% in just two weeks, a move that simultaneously pushed its…

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Dogecoin misses bullish target after Elon Musk snubs Twitter — what’s next for DOGE price?

Dogecoin (DOGE) has missed a much-anticipated technical upside target and is down nearly 10% over the past week amid an ongoing spat between Elon Musk and Twitter. Musk hurts DOGE price To recap: Musk, whose companies Tesla, SpaceX, and Vegas Loop accept DOGE payments, had suggested introducing the same checkout option on Twitter this April. Bitcoin spoofs a breakout while Dogecoin jumps on Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover news. https://t.co/dlMH5u5jaf — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) April 25, 2022 Nonetheless, the Musk-Twitter deal has turned sour after the billionaire attempted to walk away from…

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Bitcoin miners sell their hodlings, and ASIC prices keep dropping — What’s next for the industry?

Crypto companies are going belly up left and right and Bitcoin mining companies also appear to be taking on water faster than they can bail. In mid-June, Compass Mining CEO Whit Gibbs and CFO Jodie Fisher abruptly resigned after allegations that the Bitcoin mining hardware and hosting company had failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in overdue electricity bills to Dynamics Mining, a facility provider for Compass. Bloomberg recently reported that many industrial-size Bitcoin miners took on a significant amount of debt by leveraging their equipment and BTC…

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Bitcoin’s inverse correlation with US dollar hits 17-month highs — what’s next for BTC?

Bitcoin (BTC) has been moving in the opposite direction of the U.S. dollar since the beginning of 2022 — and now that inverse relationship is more extreme than ever. Bitcoin and the dollar go in opposite ways Notably, the weekly correlation coefficient between BTC and the dollar dropped to 0.77 below zero in the week ending July 3, its lowest in seventeen months. Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s correlation with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite reached 0.78 above zero in the same weekly session, data from TradingView shows. BTC/USD and U.S. dollar correlation coefficient.…

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This is what’s standing in the way of DeFi’s ‘NFTification’

Ask someone what an NFT is, and they’ll instinctively think of digital art — the CryptoPunks, Bored Apes and Ether Rocks that have sold for eye-watering sums. In some circles, nonfungible tokens have been dismissed as a vehicle for speculation, with critics lamenting that demand for such assets is fueled by greed. But this argument doesn’t give us the full picture. We’re barely scratching the surface of what these one-of-a-kind tokens can achieve — and new use cases are continually emerging. The music industry is tentatively exploring what NFTs have…

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Ethereum Beacon Chain experiences 7 block reorg: What’s going on?

Ahead of the Merge tentatively penciled in for August, Ethereum’s Beacon Chain experienced a seven-block reorganization (reorg) yesterday. According to data from Beacon Scan, on May 25 seven blocks from number 3,887,075 to 3,887,081 were knocked out of the Beacon Chain between 08:55:23 to 08:56:35 AM UTC. The term reorg refers to an event in which a block that was part of the canonical chain, such as the Beacon Chain, gets knocked off the chain due to a competing block beating it out. It can be the result of a…

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Cosmos price rebounds 45% in one week despite Terra’s debacle — What’s next for ATOM?

Cosmos (ATOM) emerges as the biggest gainer among the top cryptocurrencies this May 20, brushing aside the fears about its association with Terra (LUNA), an algorithmic stablecoin project whose market valuation fell by 99% last week. Cosmos TVL down from $10M to $155K ATOM’s price increased by over 10% intraday to almost $12. The gains appeared as a part of a broader upside retracement that started on May 12 when it had fallen to its eleven-month low near $8. That marked around a 45% price recovery in almost a week.…

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What’s the best stablecoin type?

TerraUSD (UST) flipping BinanceUSD (BUSD) for the third spot in the market capitalization list didn’t last long. The once-mighty stablecoin that powers the entire Terra ecosystem finds itself reduced to “Terra is more than UST” tweets. While no one knows for sure if LUNA can stage a comeback, UST will certainly go down as one of the algorithmic stablecoins that went kaput in the same fashion as Basis Cash — which Terra creator Do Kwon was allegedly a part of — and Mark Cuban-backed Iron Finance. UST’s failure begs the…

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