Litecoin rose to a three-month high in today’s session, following a breakout of a key resistance level. The move took place prior to the release of U.S. inflation data, which fell to 8.3% in August. However, following the release, which was higher than expected, earlier gains eased. Apecoin also hit a multi-week high in today’s session. Litecoin (LTC) Litecoin (LTC) climbed to a three-month high on Tuesday, as the token moved beyond its $64.50 resistance level. Following a low of $60.39 to start the week, LTC/USD rallied to an intraday peak of $67.07 in today’s session. This is the strongest point that litecoin has traded at since June 1, when the token hit a high of $70.50. LTC/USD – Daily Chart Today’s surge in LTC was somewhat short lived, with prices falling below the aforementioned resistance point as the day progressed. As of writing, litecoin is trading at $63.43, and this comes as the relative strength index (RSI) hit a hurdle of its own. The index collided with a ceiling of 60.00, which bulls have so far been unable to move beyond, resulting in prices dropping. Apecoin (APE) While litecoin hit a three-month peak, apecoin (APE) moved to a three-week high earlier in the day. APE/USD was able to climb to a peak of $5.87 on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after trading at a low of $5.25. Tuesday’s top is the highest point that apecoin has traded at since August 18, when the token was above $6.00. APE/USD – Daily Chart Looking at the chart, APE has been on a bull run over the past week, following a bounce from support of $4.20. This has led to an increase in price momentum, with the 10-day (red) moving average, now on the cusp of a cross with the longer-term 25-day (blue) trend line. Prices have since tailed off, as the RSI fell from its recent six-week peak above the 60.00 mark.
The privacy coins monero and zcash managed to see fewer percentage losses against the U.S. dollar this week, in contrast to crypto assets like bitcoin, ethereum, and solana. Seven-day statistics indicate zcash has lost 5.6% against the USD, while monero dropped by 6.1%. Privacy Coins Manage to Stave off Some of This Week’s Market Carnage, but Are Still Down 62% Lower Than 9 Months Ago At the time of writing, the entire market capitalization of all the privacy coins in existence is roughly $5.55 billion. Monero (XMR) leads the pack with a market valuation of around $2.64 billion or 47.5% of the entire privacy coin economy. Zcash (ZEC) is the second largest privacy coin in terms of market capitalization as ZEC’s overall market valuation today is $789 million. The top five privacy coins by market valuation on August 29, 2022. Behind XMR and ZEC, are privacy tokens such as decred (DCR), nucypher (NU), secret (SCRT), horizen (ZEN), ergo (ERG), digibyte (DGB), and beldex (BDX), respectively. Top privacy coin double-digit gainers this week include deeponion (ONION), litecash (CASH), pivx (PIVX), and masari (MSR). The week’s top privacy coin losers in terms of percentage losses include tokens like zclassic (ZCL), lethean (LTHN), and phore (PHR). XMR/USDT 1H chart. The top five privacy coin crypto assets make up most of the $5.55 billion in privacy coin value, and each token offers different types of privacy techniques. XMR is a Cryptonote token with a blockchain protocol that was not forked from Bitcoin. XMR uses ring signatures, ring confidential transactions, stealth addresses, bulletproofs, and Dandelion++. The ZEC network can shield transactions by leveraging a zero-knowledge proof called zk-SNARKs. ZEC/USDT 1H chart. Decred (DCR) utilizes a Coinjoin mixing scheme called Coinshuffle++ (CSPP) to obfuscate transactions. Nucypher (NU) deploys Proxy Re-Encryption (PRE), a technology that allows the owner of the private key to encrypt data. Similar to NU, the Secret (SCRT) blockchain provides key management techniques, Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) schemes combined with encryption to enhance privacy. While privacy coins have taken less of a beating this week compared to ETH or BTC, they still have lost quite a bit of value during the last year. Four months ago the privacy crypto coin economy was worth a whole lot more, at $10.7 billion. XMR’s overall market valuation was $4.13 billion and ZEC’s was $1.84 billion on April 28, 2022. Nine months ago on November 6, 2021, the privacy token economy was worth $14.9 billion. At that time in November 2021, NU was not in the top five, as horizen (ZEN) held the fifth position in terms of privacy coins by market cap. XMR’s overall market valuation was $4.69 billion. ZEC’s market capitalization on November 6, 2021 was slightly higher than the April 28, 2022 record with $1.94 billion. In November 2021, XMR’s and ZEC’s market caps combined were larger than today’s privacy coin economy value.
On July 19, the digital asset company Bitgo announced it has partnered with the Near Foundation and will be “the first qualified custodian to support the protocol and its assets, including its native token.” The collaboration will give institutions holding near protocol (NEAR) tokens the ability to store and stake the coins via Bitgo’s platform. Bitgo Partners With the Near Foundation The digital asset financial services firm Bitgo has inked a partnership deal with the Near Foundation, the non-profit foundation headquartered in Switzerland that’s responsible for the development and core governance for the Near protocol. The Near protocol is an open-source, carbon neutral, public proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain that uses the Nightshade consensus mechanism. The Palo Alto, California-based company Bitgo says that through the new partnership, “institutions holding [near protocol] tokens will now be able to custody and stake these tokens via hot wallets and qualified custody wallets on Bitgo’s platform.” The Near Foundation will also custody the foundation’s treasury and stake the assets via Bitgo’s platform. “Bitgo is excited to become the first qualified custodian to provide services to the entire Near Protocol ecosystem, including holders of the [near] token who have been searching for a secure way to store and stake their assets,” Bitgo’s vice president of product, Nuri Chang said in a statement. Chang added: "The [Near Protocol] has built an extensive network of institutions that are committed to furthering the Open Web and Web3 evolution, and we are excited to deliver them safe and secure custody and staking services for their [near] tokens." Bitgo’s Token Roster Is Just Shy of 600 Crypto Assets The crypto asset near protocol (NEAR) is the 27th largest by market capitalization at the time of writing and has been trading for $3.92 to $4.57 during the last 24 hours. NEAR’s market valuation today is $3.3 billion or 0.298% of the crypto economy’s $1 trillion market valuation. NEAR has performed better than most crypto assets this year as the digital currency has gained 45% during the last 30 days and year-to-date, NEAR is up 133.3% against the U.S. dollar. In terms of decentralized finance (defi), the Near protocol has roughly seven defi projects and today, there’s $344.4 million total value locked among them. Bitgo details that adding near protocol (NEAR) to the company’s roster makes it just shy of 600 crypto tokens supported by the company. Bitgo believes the token diversity underscores “the growing interest among institutions for access to high-speed, complex blockchains and their native tokens.”
Bitcoin moved closer to $40,000 during Thursday’s session, as traders continued to react to yesterday’s Fed rate hike. The FOMC opted to increase interest rates by 0.5% during May’s meeting, which is the largest hike in over twenty years. Bitcoin Bitcoin rose for a second consecutive session on Thursday, as bulls were buoyed by the Fed’s decision to increase interest rates. Following yesterday’s surge, BTC/USD climbed even higher during today’s session, as it moved closer to the $40,000 level. BTC hit an intraday high of $39,902.95 earlier today, which is the highest point prices have reached since last Thursday. BTC/USD – Daily Chart Today’s rally was halted by a key resistance point of $39,800, which has historically been the main obstacle preventing prices entering $40,000. Looking at the chart, this resistance coincided with another ceiling within the RSI indicator, as price strength was unable to move past 48.70. As we identified yesterday, this level of resistance would be an area of contention for both bulls and bears, and it seems that bears have so far won this battle. Ethereum ETH was also higher during today’s session, as the uncertainty surrounding the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting finally passed. As this cloud passed, bulls seemed to be tentatively returning to crypto markets, with ETH hitting a one-week high as a result. This high was the $2,956.69 point which ETH/USD hit earlier today, and comes following a low of $2,829.99 yesterday. ETH/USD – Daily Chart Thursday’s move saw ethereum marginally pass its long-term resistance level of $2,950, climbing over 2% from yesterday’s low in the process. Despite this upwards momentum, some bulls have backed away as we hit resistance, with earlier gains easing, likely as a result of positions being closed. Momentum however continues to be bullish, as the 14-day RSI is tracking at 48.50, which is above its own ceiling. TAGS IN THIS STORY Analysis, Bitcoin, BTC, ETH, Ethereum Once we enter the $3,000 level, will we see a sustained rise in prices? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. till us your opinion send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org market will rise or down again :).
22 days ago, Bitcoin.com News wrote about a Coin Insider trends study that combed through Google Trends data in the United States. According to the report, dogecoin was the most Googled cryptocurrency in the country. Another study — published by askgamblers.com — has covered similar data, but concentrated on the U.K.’s and Europe’s Google searches. According to the report, while bitcoin is the most popular crypto asset in Europe, the study of the trends shows that the meme token shiba inu is the most popular in the United Kingdom. Trends Study Highlights the Most Popular Crypto Assets in Europe, UK — Bitcoin Reigns in Europe, While Shiba Inu Takes the UK This week Bitcoin.com News was sent a report from askgamblers.com that analyzes Google Trends (GT) data over the last year in order to find out what the most popular crypto assets are in the U.K. and Europe. According to the findings, bitcoin (BTC) is the most popular digital currency in Europe as it was the most searched crypto in 21 countries. BTC outpaced the competitors in the askgamblers.com study, as the leading crypto asset rules the roost in countries like Germany, Finland, Norway, Poland, Romania, and Belgium. Askgamblers.com map of the most Googled cryptocurrencies in every European country. While bitcoin (BTC) was the top crypto across Europe, shiba Inu (SHIB) is the most popular cryptocurrency in the U.K., according to the researcher’s collected Google searches. The meme token SHIB saw a significant increase in popularity during the last 12 months. The study’s findings show SHIB commands six different countries and the United Kingdom. In fact, SHIB is huge in Russia, France, Spain, Ukraine, Italy, Hungary, and Switzerland, in terms of GT searches. Additionally, ethereum (ETH) was the third most popular in the study capturing interest from Sweden, Czechia, Latvia, and Slovenia. Then cardano (ADA) held the fourth position in terms of GT search data, as Andorra, the Netherlands, and Bulgaria showed a lot of interest in ADA. With dogecoin (DOGE) being the most popular in the U.S., it is the fifth in Europe as the meme crypto is popular in Albania and Greece. “With 38 million crypto users in Europe, and thousands of cryptocurrencies on the market to choose from, it is fascinating to see which one people are the most interested in investing in,” a spokesperson from askgamblers.com told Bitcoin.com’s newsdesk. “Although bitcoin is the most popular overall, the interest in shiba inu has grown to surpass bitcoin in major countries such as Russia and the U.K.” In the U.S. research study published by Coin Insider, shiba inu (SHIB) only captured seven states across the country. Dogecoin was named the leader in that study as DOGE was the most popular in 23 states in the U.S., in terms of GT searches. SHIB’s popularity in the U.S., according to the data in that specific report, was ranked the fourth most popular crypto in the country. TAGS IN THIS STORY ada, Andorra, AskGamblers, Askgamblers.com, Bitcoin, Bitcoin (BTC), Bulgaria, Cardano, Coin Insider’s study, Czechia, Doge, dogecoin, Ethereum, Europe, European Countries, France, Google trends, Googled Searches, GT metrics, GT searches, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Russia, shib, shiba inu, slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, uk, Ukraine, United Kingdom What do you think about the popularity of bitcoin in Europe and the shiba inu interest in the U.K.? Let us know what you think about this research study in the email section below send here email@example.com.
Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki says “Bitcoin has the greatest upside.” He also revealed that he invests in the cryptocurrency because he does not trust “our leaders, the Fed, Treasury, nor the stock market.” Robert Kiyosaki Reveals Why He Buys Bitcoin, Says the Crypto Has the Biggest Upside Robert Kiyosaki, the renowned author of the best-selling book Rich Dad Poor Dad, explained Tuesday why he invests in bitcoin, noting that the cryptocurrency has the biggest upside in the current environment. Rich Dad Poor Dad is a 1997 book co-authored by Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. It has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for over six years. More than 32 million copies of the book have been sold in over 51 languages across more than 109 countries. Kiyosaki tweeted Tuesday after bitcoin’s price rose past the $50,000 level: "Bitcoin to $50,000. Great news for bitcoin holders. Bad news for mom and pop. The primary reason I invest in bitcoin, gold, & silver is because I do not trust our leaders, the Fed, Treasury, nor the stock market. Unfortunately mom and pop who save money do."
The Philippines has a “Crypto Valley of Asia,” an initiative of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, the government agency responsible for managing the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport. An airport is now being planned for inside this economic zone to address the needs of its investors and crypto service providers. Many cryptocurrency exchanges have been licensed to operate within the zone. Airport Planned for Crypto Valley of Asia The Philippines’ Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) has confirmed its plans to build an airport inside its “Crypto Valley of Asia.” According to Administrator and CEO Raul Lambino, the airport will cost between $60 million and $80 million. He was quoted by the Manila Times on Thursday as saying: The construction of a new airport is an important facility in the establishment and realization of the so-called Crypto Valley of Asia concept that we have embarked. The CEO explained that CEZA is now in talks with the country’s Department of Transportation and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines which are responsible for licensing new airports. “We hope we will be able to realize this in the next three years,” he remarked. The Crypto Valley of Asia is a joint initiative by CEZA and private developer Northern Star Gaming and Resorts Inc. to provide a stable and safe region for blockchain developers and crypto exchange operators. The initiative is part of the government’s bid to foster a fintech ecosystem to attract international crypto and blockchain companies to set up shop in the country. Lambino believes that it will help the Philippines “become one of the major offshoring destinations for fintech and blockchain-related work.” Meeting Investors’ Demand According to Lambino, investors and companies operating within the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport have expressed concern over the lack of airport facilities since they need to get to the crypto valley as quickly as possible. However, the nearest airport to the economic zone, the Cagayan North International Airport, is 80 kilometers away. The CEO noted that a master plan and a feasibility study are currently being undertaken by an American company in collaboration with some of their local partners, the publication conveyed.
According to the Venezuelan government, millions of families have used the petro, the country’s national digital currency, to pay for goods and services. As shoppers rush to spend their coins, merchants are reportedly struggling, effectively forced to sell goods at a deep discount. At least one merchant is said to have been arrested. petro Adoption Rises The Venezuelan government announced on Jan. 4 the successful use of the petro (PTR) for payments between Dec. 18 and Jan. 3. According to the announcement, 2,585,755 transactions were conducted using Biopagobvd, the biopayment system of the Bank of Venezuela which allows people to pay with petros at stores. The government also claims that 1,233,093 people paid with the digital currency at 7,422 stores throughout the national territory during that time period. In addition, Maduro said on Jan. 1 that almost 6 million families have used the petro as a payment method. The Bank of Venezuela, in collaboration with the National Superintendence of Cryptoassets and Related Services (Sunacrip) and the Patria platform, is now making “improvements in its systems for more efficient use of the petro wallet.” The payment system is currently offline for maintenance from Jan. 4-10 “for the adoption of new applications and options,” the Venezuelan government detailed. Merchants Forced to Accept Petros, Effectively Selling Goods at Discount The situation is reportedly not rosy for merchants. According to Purse.io’s head of support, Eduardo Gomez, “The merchants are forced to accept the petro as payment at a fixed rate (2.5 million VES/PTR), whereas you can buy the token in the open market for as low as 1 million VES/PTR.” The Venezuelan explained on Dec. 29: In other words, you can get a 50% profit by buying cheap petro and spend it at the merchants. Subsequently, “The orderbooks in exchanges that trade petro are full in the sell-side and empty in the buy-side,” Gomez continued. “People get a subsidy in the form of a shitcoin in a depressed economy, and merchants are forced to accept the worthless token.” When customers pay with the petro, merchants do not receive the digital currency, however. The Biopago system converts petros into bolivars (BsS) at a set exchange rate and pays the merchants in BsS. The Bank of Venezuela repurchases customers’ petros at its own set rate. Merchants receive petros thinking they are worth $60 a coin. However, according to a calculation by one Twitter user, they actually receive approximately $38.2 worth in bolivars per petro after conversion.
Chinese law enforcement recently busted 72 individuals connected to the Cloud Token (CTO) scam. The Ponzi was similar to the Plustoken fraud and CTO scammers made off with $500 million. According to regional press, the CTO scam artists are likely connected to the Plustoken swindlers. Moreover, after the Cloud Token arrests in China, police in Inner Mongolia warned the public about another MLM crypto project.
On December 10, Switzerland-based firm Amun AG announced the company’s base prospectus has been approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (SFSA). The ETP provider said it has extensive plans to expand its digital asset ETPs throughout Europe, while Sweden shows “strong demand” for these products.