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Shiba Inu Breaks Downtrend Line – Is A Trend Reversal Imminent?

Shiba Inu (SHIB) along with another meme coin Dogecoin (DOGE) have had the worst crashes. However, SHIB is singing a different tune as it turns green after suffering a bearish downturn for a long time. Unlike DOGE, the crypto community is very optimistic about the future of Shiba Inu’s price. Shiba Inu is a popular dog meme coin that is said to rival Dogecoin. SHIB is a high-performer in the crypto space but also suffered a catastrophic drop like the rest of the crypto market. 5 BTC + 300 Free Spins for new players & 15 BTC + 35.000 Free Spins every month, only at mBitcasino. Play Now! However, in October, SHIB was able to bounce back by more than 100% and reached an ATH of $0.00008616. Related Reading: BNB Registers New ATH Against BTC – And Zhao Is Not A Bit Surprised Shiba Inu was built on Ethereum while DOGE had its own blockchain. SHIB went viral as it was treated like a joke on social media, especially on Twitter. Basically, Shiba Inu initially was able to ride on with DO..

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Dogecoin (DOGE) Will Lose All Its Value, Finder’s Survey Shows

Dogecoin (DOGE) is faltering in its climb to recovery. Is it time to sell your DOGE? A panel composed of crypto specialists and analysts are nodding to this idea and saying that it’s your cue to sell Dogecoin. Most crypto experts claim that DOGE will completely shed off its value and now is the time to sell the meme coin. Finder, a price comparison platform, had this quarterly survey done in July. They asked the forecasts of over 54 crypto experts on how DOGE price will fare in the next decade. 5 BTC + 300 Free Spins for new players & 15 BTC + 35.000 Free Spins every month, only at mBitcasino. Play Now! Related Reading: Decentraland Up For 4th Straight Session As MANA Targets $1.5 55% Of 54 Crypto Experts Say DOGE A Goner Finder asked “Do you think DOGE will completely lose its value?” Around 55% of the experts agreed that DOGE will shed off its value while 21% says the meme coin will recuperate. Roughly 24% were not certain of DOGE’s outcome. Approximately 3% of the experts say t..

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BNB Registers New ATH Against BTC – And Zhao Is Not A Bit Surprised

Binance Coin (BNB) was able to climax at an all-time high that outperformed Bitcoin (BTC) – and Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO, isn’t surprised at all. Remarkably, the BNB/BTC pair reached $0.0124. On the other hand, the BNB/USDT pair spiked by 56.92% and still in the green lane but wasn’t as significant as the BNB/BTC pair. According to CoinMarketCap, BNB price was up by 3.73% and currently trades at $291.12 as seen in the past 24 hours. Moreover, the token also gained an impressive number with its new monthly high that reached $298.06 in July 29. Related Reading: Cardano Pulls Up 5% In 24 Hours, Unfazed By Vasil Hard Fork Delay Zhao Focused On BNB Price Increase In addition, Binance Coin also spiked on a weekly chart by 8.81% implying that investors were able to rake in some profit. In any case, BNB has not yet been successful with outpacing BTC, ETH, and USDT in terms of market capitalization despite the coin’s all-time high. 5 BTC + 300 Free Spins for new players & 15 BTC + 35.000 ..

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Decentraland Up For 4th Straight Session As MANA Targets $1.5

For the fourth straight session, Decentraland has shown up and has seen a surge of nearly 2%. More so, MANA’s fourth day exhibited a price spike trading above $1. Metaverse has been picking up steam especially since Facebook was revamped to Meta. Prior to that, Decentraland has always been extremely popular, especially for those who are into the virtual world but have grown tired of child play. Related Reading: STEPN Kickstarts Gamers’ Interest As GMT Capitalizes On Bullish Retracement The Popularity Of Decentraland MANA Basically, Decentraland was geared towards teenagers and adults who are looking to socialize, build, and earn with virtual land. All the virtual lands and assets seen in Decentraland can be bought with the MANA token. 5 BTC + 300 Free Spins for new players & 15 BTC + 35.000 Free Spins every month, only at mBitcasino. Play Now! Virtual real estate has also been very in-demand and MANA has been consistently shaping its virtual environment to provide sophisticated and ..

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STEPN Kickstarts Gamers’ Interest As GMT Capitalizes On Bullish Retracement

And the game is on for STEPN as the GMT token plays in sync with other cryptocurrencies amplified for the bull run. In the past couple of weeks, STEPN has been making upgrades on its network to rekindle the waning interest of gamers. And the token seems to be making a lot of progress. The move-to-earn game has recently rolled out Health Points that set a certain life cycle for STEPN sneakers. They also were brewing an exciting STEPNrun Contest that is scheduled to kick off from July 25 to August 8 which is meant to get the word out about STEPN on social media. The contest is designed to run on both Instagram and Twitter. Related Reading: Cardano Pulls Up 5% In 24 Hours, Unfazed By Vasil Hard Fork Delay GMT Token Price Warms Up At $1.01 The GMT token price is currently at $1.01 and is forecasted to take off in the past couple of days. It looks like STEPN is just warming up at this point with its recent updates. 5 BTC + 300 Free Spins for new players & 15 BTC + 35.000 Free Spins every..

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How High Can Ethereum Go Before The Merge

The Ethereum “Merge” has become a hot topic among top crypto analysts after the incident that led to the collapse of the Ethereum network in the sale of Otherside by Yuga labs, with nearly $200M lost as gas fees. Related Reading: Proof of Work Vs Proof of Stake – Laneaxis The Ethereum merge, also known as Ethereum 2.0, is the upgrade of the existing execution of the Ethereum layer 1 from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-state (PoS), Beacon chain. 5 BTC + 300 Free Spins for new players & 15 BTC + 35.000 Free Spins every month, only at mBitcasino. Play Now! POW was first used by the early pioneers of the blockchain Bitcoin and Ethereum. It aims to achieve decentralization and security by using miners to decode cryptographic algorithms or puzzle-like maths. As the demand increases for transactions, it becomes slow, gas fees increases, and resources intensify. Proof-of-Stake (POS) is similar to POW, just that users authenticate transactions on the blockchain employing stake and get re..

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Ethereum Price Surges Following The Final Testnet Details

The Ethereum community has been anticipating the move from the Proof-of-Work (PoW) to the Proof-of-Stake mechanism. Luckily for everyone, the Merge will soon occur, and reports show that the developers are approaching the final test phase before the significant event. Tim Beiko, the lead developer on Ethereum, disclosed these details on July 28. According to him, the testnet transition will take place on the Goerli testnet, a close simulation of the Ethereum mainnet. 5 BTC + 300 Free Spins for new players & 15 BTC + 35.000 Free Spins every month, only at mBitcasino. Play Now! This version is known as Prator, and the date will be between August 6 and 12. The network upgrade will be called Paris, but another upgrade, Bellatrix, will position Prater well for the Goerl Merge. According to Beiko, the date for the Bellatrix upgrade will be on August 4. However, the lead developer also stated that validators and those who run nodes on Ethereum should pass through the process to prepare tho..

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Ethereum Bullish Signal: Exchange Inflows Decline To Low Values

On-chain data shows the Ethereum exchange inflows have declined to low values recently, a sign that could be bullish for the crypto’s price. Ethereum 7-day MA Exchange Inflows Have Gone Down In Recent Weeks As pointed out by an analyst in a CryptoQuant post, the ETH price has been reversing up as the PoS merge comes near. The “exchange inflow” is an indicator that measures the total amount of Ethereum moving into wallets of all centralized exchanges. When the value of this metric shoots up, it means a large number of coins are being deposited into exchanges right now. Since investors usually transfer to exchanges for selling purposes, such a trend can be bearish for the price of the crypto. On the other hand, low values of the indicator can suggest holders aren’t sending in many coins to exchanges at the moment. Depending on whether they are also withdrawing or not, this trend could be either bullish or neutral for the value of ETH. Now, here is a chart that shows the trend in the Ethereum 7-day moving average all exchanges inflow over the past six months: The 7-day MA value of the metric seems to have been going down in recent days | Source: CryptoQuant As you can see in the above graph, the Ethereum exchange inflows sharply rose up in June and hit a peak. The price simultaneously suffered a big hit due to the selloff. Following this surge, the indicator’s value started to observe a decline. Around when the ETH developers announced the 19th September date for the PoS merge, the coin’s price started making recovery as the inflows continued to trend down. Now the metric finds itself at pretty low values. There has only been one dip below the current values in 2022, which was back in March. These rock-bottom inflow values can imply Ethereum might see more bullish momentum in the near future as long as the selling pressure remains muted. The chart also displays data for the “open interest,” another on-chain indicator that measures the amount of positions currently open in the derivatives market. It looks like the ETH positions have recently seen some growth. An active futures market can result in higher volatility due to excess of leverage, and in this year so far, high open interest hasn’t been constructive for the crypto’s price. ETH Price At the time of writing, Ethereum’s price floats around $1.7k, up 12% in the last week. Over the past month, the crypto has gained 56% in value. The below chart shows the trend in the price of the coin over the last five days. Looks like the value of the crypto has moved sideways recently | Source: ETHUSD on TradingView Featured image from Bastian Riccardi on Unsplash.com, charts from TradingView.com, CryptoQuant.com

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Latest Report Shows Cryptojacking Increased By 30% During The Crypto Slump

The crypto industry is fraught with different malicious actors preying on unsuspecting users, especially the cryptojacking attackers. Many hacks and exploits occur in the industry, targeting crypto firms and individual investors. According to data, crypto scams and exploits in 2022 amounted to $10.3 million from January to June. This shows that the industry is not safe to operate without caution. Apart from exploiting exchanges and networks, cybercriminals also target individuals through cryptojacking. This targeted attack on someone’s computer resources to mine crypto without permission. In cryptojacking, the lousy actor will infect the computer with mining malware through the target’s loopholes in extensions and browsers. This tactic might seem unpopular, but recent reports have shown that it increased by 30% in 2022, even with the failing crypto market. Cryptocurrency market trends upwards on the day chart | Source: Crypto Total Market Cap on TradingView.com This report emerged from SonicWall mid-year cyber threat update. According to the cyber-security company’s report, the volume of these exploits increased by $66.7 million compared to its figure in the first half of 2021. Factors Increasing Crypto Scams According to the company report, one of the factors that contributed to the increase in cryptojacking was the Log4j vulnerability. This flaw was discovered in December 2021, affecting a Java-based logging utility in Apache’s open source library. With this vulnerability, hackers can quickly access a system remotely and attack their targets. Another factor leading to this increase is that cryptojacking is easier to perpetrate. This method of attack is not risky compared to ransomware in that the victim must be involved so he can pay the ransom. In cryptojacking, the target will never know that the network or computer is under attack. Cryptojacking And The Financial Sector From this data, it’s evident that everyone operating in the financial sector is at risk. People are more aware of ransomware attacks and have devised means to prevent them or decrypt their files. Also, cryptojacking wasn’t that common in the financial sector. But now, criminals have changed their targets from other sectors. A recent report shows that finance and retail are at risk of this trend. The finance sector recorded a 269% increase, while retail saw a 63% increase in cryptojacking. This figure shows that attackers are targeting the finance sector more than retail. Cyber-security researchers claim cyptojacking was intense in quarter one of 2022 when crypto prices were standard. The activities only began to drop after the crypto market crashed. As the sector lost massively, the targeted profits plummeted, causing the hackers to reduce their operations. But judging by past trends, the researchers revealed that the volume of cryptojacking in Q3 will reduce but increase by quarter four. Featured image from Pixabay, chart from TradingView.com

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Cardano Pulls Up 5% In 24 Hours, Unfazed By Vasil Hard Fork Delay

Cardano (ADA) had no problems pulling off a 5% spike in roughly 24 hours despite the delay of the Vasil Hard Fork upgrade. Analysts forecasted that the hard fork can help ease Cardano out of its bearish stance but it seems the coin didn’t struggle a bit despite the postponement. Over the past 24 hours, Cardano’s value has jumped by 5% as it now trades at $0.58% in sync with the current crypto market price momentum. Over the past couple of weeks, ADA was seen to have fluctuated wildly as the coin’s being jerked sideways brought about by the mounting buying and selling pressure. In all likelihood, ADA seems to be mirroring the current crypto market trends as it adds and shaves off value. Vasil Hard Fork Moved For August Launch Vasil Hard Fork was supposed to be launched in June and then moved to the end of July. However, IOG, Cardano developer, made some announcements that there will be some delays and the upgrade will be rolled out by August to give way to smooth transitions in networks. According to Kevin Hammond, Technical Managerof IOHK, the purpose of the delay is to ensure that everyone is all set for the upgrade including API developers, stakeholders, and exchanges. This upgrade will set the stage allowing many developers to easily build on Cardano. Still, ADA outlook remains to be optimistic as the network constantly works to improve the network. And this upgrade is expected to push the token up to its next target of $1. Everyone is banking on the likelihood that ADA price will spike once the upgrade is launched similar to what happens following upgrades on other DeFi tokens. Cardano Unable To Keep Up With Strong Crypto Recovery? Cardano has developed a strong community that supports the coin following the rollout of smart contacts. It’s only Achilles heel at this point would be the recent crashes that assailed ADA’s value. Nevertheless, Cardano was able to muster an all-time high back in 2021 when the coin surged at $3.10 but it was a flash in a pan, as the price declined shortly. The plunge continued yet stopped when ADA’s value hit $0.51 as it has been trending with the observation that it may not be able to keep up with the recovery that the crypto market is enjoying at the moment. And so, the bearish sentiment continued for ADA. The CoinMarketCap community has predicted that Cardano will most likely trade at $0.7311 come August 31 of this year. Others forecast that ADA may surge by 19% in August. ADA total market cap at $17.7 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Featured image from Cryptocurrency News, chart from TradingView.com

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