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The Weekly Recap: $60K BTC, Polkadot Parachains & When ETF?

For the first time since April, Bitcoin’s price is back at $60,000. It’s a major psychological level, even though, from a technical standpoint, it doesn’t contain that much resistance. In any case, this followed a considerable weekly increase and rumors of the approval of a futures-backed Bitcoin ETF in the US. Let’s take a dive. This time last week, Bitcoin was trading at around $54K, but it was mostly up from there. It had almost reached $58K by Tuesday when BTC went...

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Binance Will Support Polkadot’s Upcoming Parachain Auction in November

Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, has continued to express its support for the ecosystem development of the sharded heterogeneous multichain blockchain network, Polkadot. In an official announcement on Friday, the company revealed that it will start the Polkadot Parachain Slot Auction which is scheduled to commence in November. “A separate announcement will be posted with more details. Please stay tuned for the upcoming initiatives!,” the exchange said....

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Polkadot Parachains Ready to Launch, Auction Dates Proposed

Polkadot was first introduced in a Whitepaper almost five years ago. Now, the heterogeneous multichain network announces a massive milestone – its parachains are officially ready to launch on the mainnet. Polkadot Parachains Greenlighted Polkadot’s parachains are one of, if not the most integral component of its network. They represent diverse and specialized blockchains that connect to Polkadot’s Relay Chain. They also constitute the multichain aspect of Polkadot’s...

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Wanchain Integrates Polkadot Into Its Cross-Chain Infrastructure

Decentralized blockchain interoperability solution, Wanchain, has recently announced the integration of its non-custodial cross-chain infrastructure with the sharded heterogeneous multi-chain blockchain network, Polkadot. Wanchain Connects Polkadot to Other Networks According to a press release shared with CryptoPotato, Wanchain has deployed several direct bridges connecting Polkadot to other blockchain protocols, including Ethereum, Moonriver, Wanchain, and Avalanche. The...

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Moonbeam Partners with Lido to Offer Liquid Staking on Polkadot

Moonbeam – a Polkadot parachain smart contract platform with Ethereum compatibility, has partnered with Lido, a liquid staking derivatives protocol currently live on the Ethereum and Terra blockchains, to bring liquid staking to the Polkadot DeFi ecosystem. The press release shared with CryptoPotato informed that the integration would enable Lido to provide liquid staking to Moonbeam and its Kusama-powered sister network, Moonriver. It will also allow Polkadot (DOT) users to...

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KILT Protocol Goes Live After Winning Kusama’s 6th Parachain Auction

KILT Protocol is the winner of the 6th edition of the Parachain Slot Auction organized by Polkadot’s canary network, Kusama. KILT Goes Live According to a press release shared with CryptoPotato on Wednesday, the KILT Protocol mainnet is now live following the announcement of the milestone. The project describes itself as an open-source blockchain identity protocol for issuing claim-based verifiable, revocable, and anonymous credentials on Web 3.0. In the PR, KILT gave a...

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Bitcoin Back Above $50k, Altcoins Surging Double-Digits: The Weekly Crypto Recap

This week saw Bitcoin’s price surging past $50,000 on a few occasions, while altcoins have been charting double-digit gains all along. Let’s start with BTC. The primary cryptocurrency is up about 7% over the past seven days, and it’s currently sitting above the coveted $50K mark. However, it took it a few attempts to go there, and we need to see today’s daily candle close above it for further validation of the bullish continuation. Towards last weekend, Bitcoin attempted to...

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Wanchain Taps Moonbeam to Enhance Polkadot’s Kusama DeFi Ecosystem

Blockchain interoperability solution, Wanchain, has partnered with Moonbeam to deploy its non-custodial cross-chain infrastructure on Moonriver as part of its efforts to strengthen the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem of Polkadot’s Canary network, Kusama. According to an official press release, both Wanchain and Moonbeam are poised to develop a multi-chain structure for the blockchain sector with Kusama-based Moonriver becoming a recipient of the service. Commenting on...

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Polkadot’s Kusama (KSM) Announces the Next 5 Parachain Auctions

Following the success of its first six parachain auctions, Kusama – Polkadot’s Canary network, goes ahead and announces the dates and details for the next 5 auctions. Kusama Goes Ahead With 6 More Parachain Auctions According to materials shared with CryptoPotato, Kusama will schedule the next five parachain auctions on its network. The dates for them, as per the current recommendations, are as follows: 2021/09/01, 12:00 GMT: Sixth Kusama Parachain Slot auction commences....

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What is Polkadot? The Complete Guide

Polkadot has quickly become one of the most popular and, by far, among the biggest cryptocurrency blockchains throughout the entire industry. It appears that the hype surrounding Polkadot is only growing stronger, so we’ve taken the liberty to compile a comprehensive walk-through, guiding those who are less aware of the project and what it is all about. Photo by Alina Grubnyak on UnsplashWhat is Polkadot In Simple Words? Polkadot is Ethereum Co-founder Gavin Wood’s bet...

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