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Play-to-own, NFTs and Web3: Crypto Raiders drops knowledge with NFT Steez

Blockchain gaming and the play-to-earn model were all the rage in 2021, but over time, the model declined as a few kinks were revealed and the wider nonfungible token (NFT) and crypto market hit a few speed bumps. It’s safe to say, the sector is “down, but not out,” and it’s entirely possible that blockchain gaming could see another 2021-style surge once the wider market regains its momentum. In the most recent episode of NFT Steez, a weekly Cointelegraph podcast hosted by Alyssa Exposito and Ray Salmond, the founders of Crypto Raiders joined to discuss the state of blockchain gaming and the future of play-to-earn-based projects. According to the founders, Crypto Raiders is an NFT-based dungeon crawler, and in the episode, each agreed that the current blockchain gaming landscape should focus on sustainability and “fun” first. Can the play-and-earn model work in Web3 gaming? Co-founder Nick Kreupner spoke about the adoption of “hybrid models” for play-and-earn gaming, stating that th..

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This little-known DeFi crypto token has rallied over 800% in a month

A new and relatively unknown DeFi token called BarnBridge (BOND) has rallied over 800% to reach $20 on July 26. The BOND price surge comes more than a month after bottoming out at around $2.19. In comparison, top coins, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) have only rebounded by 18% and 54% in the same period, respectively. BOND/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingViewAnother pump and dump?BarnBridge is a cross-chain risk management protocol that offers a suite of composable DeFi products for investors to hedge against interest rate fluctuations and price volatility. Examples include SMART Yield — a product that enables investors to secure fixed rate yields from the debt pools of other projects such as Aave, Compound, Cream, or Yearn.finance — and SMART Exposure, which offers investors tools to rebalance portfolios. BarnBridge SMART products explained. Source: Official WebsiteBarnBridge's latest product, SMART Alpha, allows investors to hedge against price fluctuations and provides th..

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IMF recession warning sees Bitcoin dip under $21K amid fresh $1M BTC price forecast

Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $21,000 for the first time in eight days on July 26 as Wall Street prepared for a decision on United States' anti-inflation policy. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewFed jitters test market resolveData from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD ending a period of sideways action on the Wall Street open, hitting lows of $20,788 on Bitstamp. Against its highs of $24,280 on July 20, the pair was now down over 14% as nerves across risk assets heightened in anticipation of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates due July 27. The higher the base rate hike by the Fed, the more problematic the outlook for crypto investors as more tightening would mean more conservative conditions prevailing across the economy. "BTC has lost the Higher Low, which represented a lower timeframe technical uptrend," he told Twitter followers alongside an illustrative chart. Elsewhere on macro, the International Monetary Fund (..

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