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Brendan Blumer Says EOS Will Unleash DeFi As Ethereum Fees Skyrocket

Block.one CEO Brendan Blumer says EOS is the most suitable blockchain for the decentralized finance (DeFi) market as users experience slow and costly transactions on Ethereum. In a tweetstorm, Blumer laments the performance of Ethereum amid the booming DeFi market, which has resulted in network congestion and high transaction fees. “Ethereum has resulted in slow, […]

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Block.one CEO Brendan Blumer says EOS is the most suitable blockchain for the decentralized finance (DeFi) market as users experience slow and costly transactions on Ethereum.

In a tweetstorm, Blumer laments the performance of Ethereum amid the booming DeFi market, which has resulted in network congestion and high transaction fees.

“Ethereum has resulted in slow, costly, high inflation chain, controlled by a 3 pool cartel that refuses to upgrade the scalability of the protocol, while taking billions per year in mining fees as well as $90 per transaction.”

Blumer points out that EOS has the solutions to issues that are currently hounding the protocol underpinning most DeFi protocols.

“ETH promises upgrades that sound more like EOS everyday, but with endless delays and no practical path to implementation, while EOS delivers technological innovation monthly, that is in turn held to a high degree of scrutiny from a talented global community.”

EOS is touted as one of Ethereum’s main challengers, and Blumer thinks the blockchain can help the decentralized finance sector do away with its limitations. The Block.one head says EOS already has the ecosystem to take DeFi to the next level.

“EOS will unleash DeFi… EOS has the performance, liquidity, and developer community to support DeFi applications that aren’t possible anywhere else.”

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin has criticized EOS in the past, calling its delegated proof-of-stake model centralized due to its reliance on a handful of nodes.

A Q1 2020 report from Dapp Review found Ethereum remains the dominant platform for decentralized applications, moving $5.64 billion in volume compared to $1.74 billion on EOS.

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Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Burns $6.7 Billion in Shiba Inu (SHIB) Tokens

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Vitalik Buterin, who was gifted half of Shiba Inu’s total supply, has burned 90% of his holdings worth nearly $7 billion. The Ethereum co-founder further said he would allocate the remaining 10% to charitable organizations while also praising the “dog token community” for its generosity.

Buterin Burns $6.7B in Shiba Inu

The Dogecoin rise to the top led to the creation of numerous copycats that garnered significant attention in the past several weeks. Perhaps none became more popular than the self-described DOGE-killer – Shiba Inu.

One of the compelling features came from the anonymous developers who decided to send half of the total supply to Vitalik Buterin – the co-founder of Ethereum. The other half remains locked for liquidity on Uniswap.

Buterin, who donated 50 trillion SHIB tokens (and other dog-related digital assets) to India Covid Relief Fund last week, has decided to burn the majority of his Shiba Inu holdings now.

“I have decided to burn 90% of the remaining Shiba tokens in my wallet. The remaining 10% will be sent to a (not yet decided) charity with similar values to CryptoRelief (preventing large-scale loss of life) but with a more long-term orientation.” – he explained in the transaction hash.

Buterin outlined the severe problem COVID-19 has created for the entire world and added, “it’s important to think about the longer term future too.”


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Upon the time of the transaction, the 410,24 trillion SHIB tokens Buterin sent from his wallet had a value of about $6.74 billion.

The booming popularity of SHIB caused a massive price surge in the past few weeks. It culminated in an all-time high at nearly $0.00004 after a listing on the world’s leading crypto exchange – Binance.

The Generosity of Dog People

Ethereum’s co-founder touched upon his aforementioned decision to donate a substantial amount of his dog tokens to charity organizations.

“Plenty of dog people have shown their generosity and their willingness to not just focus on their own profits but also be interested in making the world as a whole better.”

However, he also attracted some heat following his actions as some angry developers created coins with offensive names. As such, he urged the community to refrain from sending him new tokens without his consent in the future.

“I don’t want to be a locus of power of that kind. Better to just print the coins into the hands of a worthy charity directly (though do talk to them first.)”

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Cardano Price Analysis: 17 May

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At a time when other altcoins were stumbling, Cardano [ADA] witnessed significant growth. Although the price of the digital asset mirrored the correction in the Bitcoin market, the overall market still seemed to hold on to a high value.

At the time of press, ADA had lost 12% of its value since the peak and was currently being traded at $2.14 with a market capitalization of $69.31 billion.

Cardano hourly chart

Source: ADAUSD on TradingView

The above chart of Cardano shows the drops seen by the markets recently. Although the price dropped from a peak of $2.47, it has now managed to hold on to $2.13. Though the overall market looked strong, short-term indicators predicted a correction.

As the price traded right above the support at $2.10, a fall could push it under the level and close to the next immediate support at $2.02.

Reasoning

ADA market unlike many other altcoins markets was showing reduced volatility. Convergence of Bollinger bands was indicative of this trend. The signal line was moving lower, tracing the movement of the candlesticks.

As the price remained above the current support for a long time, there were chances that the price would breach support. The relative strength index was noting that selling pressure which was maintained close to 50 was now heading towards the oversold zone. The rise in selling pressure could push the price lower; however, Chaikin money flow suggested that the money that was leaving the market was now coming back in.

Crucial levels

Entry-level: $2.09
Take profit: $2.01
Stop level: $2.16
Risk to Reward: 1.04

Conclusion

The current Cardano market was suggesting that the consolidating price might be looking to correct again. The indicators were suggesting a rise in selling pressure, which could result in another fall. However, the buying pressure could result in a trend reversal as the CMF highlighted money entering the ADA market.


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Legacy Records, The First Record Label Paying Music Artists In Crypto

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From painters to digital artists to musicians, crypto continues to find integration across artistic mediums. Music continues to be a field that is ripe for revitalization, from a business standpoint. Accordingly, a number of different musicians have been releasing songs and albums as NFTs. Now, we have what’s being reported as the first official record label looking to get involved. The label looks to have artists join the ranks of other musicians getting involved in crypto.

Two-Pronged Approach

In a press release issued to start this week, Legacy Records CEO Keishia McLeod said it came down to “either get involved or get left behind”. McLeod cited unique income stream opportunities for artists and closed by saying that “this is the future, not a trend”. McLeod has stated previously her intent to drive the label to be at the forefront of leveraging emerging technology in music.

There are two major buckets contributing to Legacy’s approach. The first is the most notable, as the label will become the first to offer artists an opportunity to receive their advance and royalty payments in the form of crypto. The second is to engage artists with NFTs, allowing fans to participate in auctions for unique content. The label’s specific plans around NFTs, and number of artists seeking to get paid in crypto, have not yet been disclosed.

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As the crypto market grows, both artists and businesses are getting involved | Source: CRYPTOCAP-TOTAL on TradingView.com

Legacy Music’s Broader Business Growth 

Las Vegas-based Legacy Records, not to be confused with Sony’s Legacy Recordings, will look to take advantage of the potential press buzz from the announcement. However, in tandem with the release, the label also announced a to-be-name music distributor who has also agreed to pay Legacy Records artists in bitcoin. The label also merged with New Jersey entertainment lawyer Navarro Gray’s ‘The Gray Firm’, to provide legal guidance around digital execution.

McLeod has noted previously that the label has desired being a mainstay in revolutionizing the way music artists do business. In a January interview with the LA Tribune, McLeod cited Netflix’s impact on the film industry, adding that “we haven’t seen that yet in this industry, but it’s coming. We’re going to be a large part of making that happen”.

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Music Artists Emerging Into Crypto

Legacy’s roster has the potential to join a growing list of music artists that continue to engage with crypto and NFTs. Last month, we wrote about long-time hip-hop artist Eminem partnering with Nifty Gateway to release original instrumental beats. Saturday Night Live promptly had a sketch explaining the digital collectibles parodying Eminem’s “Without Me”.

Other musicians engaging with NFTs include DJ Premier, 3LAU, The Weeknd, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, and more.

Each week, our team recaps the week’s NFT action with ‘NFTs In A Nutshell‘ – covering everything NFT, from sport, music, and more.

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