These 3 Signs Show Ethereum’s 35% Surge Could Soon Be “Halted”

“Explosive” would be a good term to describe Ethereum’s price action over the past week. Per data from TradingView, the asset is up approximately 35% in the past seven days when assuming the $230 highs the asset surged to. Analysts say this rally is a byproduct of the strong fundamental trends that the underlying Ethereum blockchain is seeing. These trends include ETH2 moving closer, adoption of decentralized finance, and Ethereum finding use as tools for prominent companies like Reddit and Ernst and Young. Three on-chain and social signs, though, indicate…

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One Crucial Factor Suggests Bitcoin‘s Intense Uptrend is About to Slow Down

Bitcoin and the entire crypto market are currently consolidating following the immense volatility seen throughout the past couple of days BTC bulls are currently attempting to establish $11,000 as a support level, although they appear to be struggling as the crypto hovers beneath this level The benchmark cryptocurrency also is flashing a few warning signs, including incredibly high funding rates across major trading platforms This has led one analyst to note that BTC needs some time to cool off before it can push any higher Bitcoin has seen some notable…

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Augur Deploys V2 Upgrade, Integrates Features From DeFi

Decentralized prediction market platform Augur has completed its v2 upgrade, introducing a host of DeFi features onto the platform. Decentralized predictive betting market platform Augur (REP) has announced the successful deployment of its v2 upgrade. The upgrade is intended to address bugs and vulnerabilities identified with the existing platform and its rules surrounding betting markets, to introduce support for the Dai stablecoin and other popular DeFi protocols, and to institute an affiliate program. On July 29, Augur revealed that its v2 protocol contracts had been deployed on the Ethereum Mainnet…

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Vitalik Says DeFi Users Are ‘Underestimating Smart Contract Risk’

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin has warned about the risks of smart contract exploits in DeFi. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has warned of the dangers of ‘smart contract risk’ in DeFi protocols in an interview to mark Ethereum’s fifth birthday. Buterin also warned users not to ‘risk their life savings’ in DefI in his appearance on Laura Shin’s Unchained Podcast. Smart contract risk When asked about his main criticism and concerns about DeFi, Buterin responded; “I think one big one is just that a lot of people are underestimating smart contract…

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Ethereum Price Creates GPU Shortage, Some Manufacturers Blame Nvidia

During the last four weeks, cryptocurrency markets have gathered significant value, and the crypto asset ethereum gained over 40% during the last 30-days. The price of ether moving northbound has caused a strain on the graphics processing unit (GPU) market, as ETH miners have become scarce. Regional reports stemming from China explain that GPU miners are becoming much harder to obtain since the price of ether started rising exponentially. Ethereum (ETH) touched an 11-month high on Monday, touching $327 per coin. Statistics from Etherscan shows that Ethereum’s network hashrate has…

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Messari: DeFi Can Continue to Grow as ‘Useless’ Top 30 Coins Wither

With the value of funds locked in DeFi almost quadrupling in less than two months, the community is debating whether DeFi is in a bubble. Data published by crypto market analytics firm Messari on July 29 indicates that the collective capitalization of the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector is equal to only 1.5% of the entire crypto capitalization. According to Messari, the collective capitalization of every DeFi project put together is roughly $4.12 billion — less than that of the fifth-ranked crypto asset by market cap, Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Watkins also…

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Bitcoin’s Current Breakout Sets It up for $28,000, Headed for Six Figures – Max Keiser

Max Keiser has predicted that bitcoin’s current bullish pattern will lead toward a price of $28,000. While the bitcoin bull does not give a timeframe when this is likely to happen, he believes that, thanks to relentless government money printing, the benchmark cryptocurrency will eventually test $100,000. But not before some correction. “$28,000 is in play before we see a pullback – and then we’re heading to 6-figures,” Keiser forecast, in the course of several tweets. Bitcoin (BTC) soared more than 20% to hit $11,300 on July 28, its highest…

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HEX Plasters UK with Ads Boasting of 11,500% Returns

Ads boasting that the price of the controversial HEX token has risen 11,500% in four months appeared at English Premier League soccer games. Richard Heart’s controversial HEX token has launched an advertising blitz in the U.K., plastering ads on London public transportation, in newspapers, and during English Premier League soccer games.  As reported by Twitter user Metallic Elmo, scrolling text appeared behind players at the series of soccer matches on July 26.  “HEX price went up 11,500% in 129 days,” the ads stated, directing viewers to visit the ERC-20 token’s…

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Bakkt Futures Volume Hits $122 million, as Bitcoin Reached New 11-Month High

Volumes on bitcoin futures offered by Bakkt set a record high on July 27, with 11,500 contracts traded on the institutional exchange. Altogether, the contracts are worth about $126 million, at the time of writing. Each contract is equivalent to one bitcoin (BTC). Total open interest – an indicator of the total number of outstanding contracts held by investors – reached $8 million from a low of around $4 million a few days earlier, showing that more money is flowing into the marketplace. In a tweet, Bakkt said: “Our bitcoin…

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$39M of Bitcoin Stolen in 2016 Bitfinex Hack Is on the Move

Hackers have transferred roughly $38.7M out of $1.3B worth of Bitcoin from wallets connected to the infamous 2016 hack of crypto exchange Bitfinex. Some of the 119,756 Bitcoin that was stolen from crypto exchange Bitfinex in 2016 has started moving again.  According to a series of tweets posted by Whale Alert on July 27-28, wallet addresses known to be associated with one of the largest breaches ever of a crypto exchange moved 3503 Bitcoin (BTC) — worth roughly $38.7 million — over 12 transactions.  The largest individual movement was of…

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