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BNB Skyrockets To $20 As CZ Hints On A Binance DeFi IEO

Bitcoin maintains its position above the $9,500 level, while some altcoins mark impressive gains. Rumors from Binance CEO CZ about an upcoming DeFi involvement send BNB upwards.At the same time, the US stock market indexes decrease in value a bit while gold broke above the coveted level of $1,900 per ounce.Gains In The Crypto MarketAfter yesterday’s sudden loss of over $4 billion for the entire cryptocurrency market cap, today’s situation appears reversed. Bitcoin’s $9,500 support line...

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Binance Will Use Syscoin (SYS) Bridge for BUSD Stablecoin

The Syscoin Foundation announced that the Syscoin Ethereum Bridge would be used and explored by the stablecoin of the world’s largest exchange, Binance (BUSD).Per the agreement, BUSD will be available on Syscoin’s network. The stablecoin, issued by Binance and Paxos, pegged 1:1 with the US Dollar, is approved and regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).Syscoin’s Network to Feature BUSDAccording to a press release shared with CryptoPotato, the stablecoin issued...

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Avalanche Raises $42 Million in Less Than 4.5 Hours

AVA Labs, the team behind Avalanche, an open-source platform for launching decentralized applications in a highly-scalable ecosystem, recently raised $42M in a 4.5 hour-long token sale last Wednesday. The sale marks one of the largest ICO’s out of the U.S. since 2017.Avalanche’s Recent Key HiresAVA Labs, founded by Cornell Ph.D.’s and led by Professor Emin Gun Sirer, initially completed a $6M Series A in 2019 backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, Metastable, Polychain, and angel...

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Ampleforth (AMPL) Adaptive Money: The Next Big Thing in DeFi?

Decentralized finance (DeFi) is all the rage in 2020 as projects in the field continue to explode. The total value locked in lending protocols has skyrocketed throughout the year.And while there are plenty of exciting projects, one seems to stand out with its unique approach.The project in question is Ampleforth (AMPL). It addresses a few problems that even Bitcoin, being the primary and most widely-adopted and perhaps, understood, cryptocurrency, has.But for AMPL to make sense, let’s dive...

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Ethereum Surpasses Bitcoin For Daily Settlement Value But There’s a Catch

Recent research has indicated that Ethereum has ‘blown past Bitcoin’ in terms of daily settlement value, which is a testament to how much economic activity has increased on the network.Ethereum Beats Bitcoin on Economic ActivityMessari researcher, Ryan Watkins, recently posted his findings stating that a quarter ago, Ethereum had just about reached parity with Bitcoin in Daily settlement value. A quarter later, Ethereum has blown past Bitcoin.Zooming in on Ethereum, in Q1 Ethereum had just...

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5 Promising Cryptocurrencies Besides Bitcoin That Can Break Their All-Time High In 2020

While Bitcoin remains relatively calm in its comfort price territory, lots of alternative coins have been fluctuating significantly. Decentralized finance (DeFi) and some prominent developments from several projects initiated serious price increases for various altcoins, and given the decrease in Bitcoin’s dominance, a new altcoin season booms.Chainlink (LINK) continues to impress with its performance, marking new all-time high records one after the other. With that in mind, let’s have a look...

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How BZRX Uniswap Listing Made One Trader $550K In 30 Mins

Following the announcement that BZRX token, the native cryptocurrency of DeFi project bZx, will be listed for trading on UniSwap decentralized exchange, reports suggest that a trader made more than half a million dollar within 30 minutes of trading the token.How It HappenedOn Monday evening, Security engineer Roman Storm took it to Twitter to explain how he spotted someone who made $1 million in a half-hour by trading the BZRX during an Initial DEX Offering (IDO) on UniSwap.An IDO is the...

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DeFi Protocol Compound Touches $1 Billion in Cryptocurrency Loans

Ethereum-based cryptocurrency lending system, Compound (COMP), is on the verge of touching the $1 billion mark in crypto loans. This comes amidst total USD funds locked in Defi surpassing $2 billion.DeFi’s Most Popular Lending Token Hits the Billion Dollar MarkAccording to the official Compound website, the total valuation of borrowed crypto assets under the Ethereum based lending protocol has just hit the $1 billion-dollar mark.Compound’s most popular lending and borrowing token is DAI....

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A Massive Expected Bitcoin Price Move Could End The Ongoing 2020 Alt-Season

Cryptocurrency markets have remained in consolidation over the weekend with little movement from the high cap coins. Total market capitalization has increased slightly to $274 billion, but in general, things have remained in consolidation.Bitcoin prices dipped to a weekend low of $9,150 (Bitstamp), but things had recovered slightly during Monday’s first hours of trading. At the time of writing, prices were nudging $9,240, but the overall outlook for BTC was still range-bound.Bitcoin Price...

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Ethereum Blasts Bitcoin In Terms Of New Active Addresses Since The Start Of 2020

Ethereum has seen its active addresses count explode by nearly 150% since the start of the year. Its addresses are also massively outperforming Bitcoin’s despite being up by 50% YTD.Ethereum Outperforms BTC In New Active AddressesAccording to data provided by the blockchain monitoring company Messari, the number of Ethereum active addresses year-to-date has surged by 145%.New Active Addresses Ethereum And Bitcoin. Source: MessariThe chart illustrates a couple of significant surges. The first...

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