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Five Biggest Altcoin Gainers from Jan. 11 – 17

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Of the five biggest altcoin gainers from last week, IOST has the potential for a continuation of its significant upward move after reclaiming a long-term resistance area.

BQX and CRV have the potential for an increase towards the closest resistance area, while HEDG has yet to break out above long-term resistance. AVAX is already at an all-time high following a parabolic support line, making its position the most precarious out of the five altcoins.

 

Biggest Altcoin Movers

During the week of Jan 11-18, the five altcoins that increased the most were:

  1. HedgeTrade (HEDG) – 275%
  2. Voyager Token (BQX) – 162%
  3. Curve Dao Token (CRV) – 154%
  4. IOST (IOST) – 147%
  5. Avalanche (AVAX) – 133%

 

HEDG

HEDG has been following a descending resistance line since reaching a high of $3.15 on June 4, 2020. HEDG has validated the line multiple times up to this point, most recently on Jan. 16, during last week’s upward movement.

Despite the significant increase, HEDG failed to break out above this line, merely validating the $2.85 area as resistance once more. Currently, HEDG is back to trading below this descending resistance line.

While technical indicators in the daily time-frame are still bullish, the long upper wick and failure to break out is a strong sign of selling pressure.

Therefore, it’s possible that HEDG drops to the 0.618 Fib retracement level before potentially making another breakout attempt.

HEDGE Movement Altcoin
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BQX

Beginning on Jan. 4, BQX has had a massive run-up, increasing by 933% in the process.

Despite such a considerable upward move, there is no weakness in technical indicators yet, despite all of them signaling that prices are in the overbought territory.

BQX Daily Altcoin
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The weekly chart also suggests that there is room for further increases. The closest resistance area is found at $2.03 (0.382 Fib retracement level).

Weekly indicators are similarly overbought but bullish, supporting the continuation of the upward movement.

BQX Weekly Altcoin
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CRV

CRV has been increasing rapidly since breaking out from a descending resistance line and validating it as support on Jan. 11.

Despite the parabolic rate of increase, technical indicators are still bullish, though they are in overbought territory.

The closest resistance area is found at $2.27 (0.382 Fib retracement level). Similar to BQX, CRV is expected to reach this resistance.

CRV Resistance
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IOST

On Jan. 15, IOST reclaimed the $0.0175 area, which had previously acted as resistance since the beginning of 2018. IOST validated the area as support after and has been increasing since.

Technical indicators are still bullish, despite being overbought, supporting the continuation of the upward movement.

Therefore, IOST is expected to continue increasing towards the closest resistance area at $0.037.

IOST Resistance
IOST Chart By TradingView

AVAX

AVAX has been increasing rapidly since breaking out from a descending resistance line and reclaiming a horizontal level on Jan. 8. Since then, the rate of increase has become parabolic.

Due to the lack of support below the current price, the rally seems a little unstable. Nevertheless, technical indicators are still bullish, supporting the continuation of the upward move.

Due to AVAX being at an all-time high, we need to use a Fib extension on the original upward move in order to determine the next resistance areas.

Doing so gives us the $16.87 and $23 levels as potential resistance areas (2.61 and 3.61 Fib extensions respectively).

AVAX Movement
AVAX Chart By TradingView

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Valdrin is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and financial trader. After obtaining a masters degree in Financial Markets at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics he began working at the Ministry of Economic Development in his native country of Kosovo.
In 2019, he decided to focus full-time on cryptocurrencies and trading.

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PARSIQ Integrated Into Polkadot For Smart Triggers Across the Relay Chain

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[PRESS RELEASE – Tallinn, Estonia, 11th May 2021]

PARSIQ, a platform that monitors data and automation across blockchains, bridging both on and off-chain apps and sending out user alerts once transactions are executed, now offers compatibility for smart triggers with the Polkadot Relay Chain.

A smart trigger is effectively a smart contract that is deployed into the PARSIQ ecosystem. It allows triggers from external chains to be passed to off-chain systems. It collects data across a variety of chains in real-time and then constructs an indexed composition of actions in any one chain in the process of reverse-engineering. It can validate and process a huge amount of real-time data simultaneously via its distributed data management layer by utilizing chain-specific feature extraction.

Building a Bridge

PARSIQ shares the same ideology as Polkadot, which is to bridge data across a huge network of chains, leaving all chains completely equal to one another, where each chain has its own personal real-world uses and strengths. This is a model which builds strength from numbers and enhances usability by combining the entire group of chains into one strong network.

PARSIQ, rather than being a chain itself, is the bridge between the chains and between off-chain applications too. Developers can build their own smart triggers using PARSIQ. These smart triggers react to events, plus they are able to store and alter data and also to learn from the data as they grow.

The platform, in addition to monitoring data and creating alerts, can also be used to deploy bots, as well as for areas like monitoring AML, performing automated accounting, and more. Each developer’s data stream is completely unique with its own branding retaining as well as its pricing structure, even while it is growing and learning from the entire network.

PARSIQ is now integrated across all of the major blockchains, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Solana, Celo, Dash, and Algorand, to give users a way to simplify the automation of all their processes and applications off-chain, on-chain, and even across Layer-2 chains.

About PARSIQ

PARSIQ’s smart triggers have far-reaching functionality, including monitoring transactions, assets are withdrawn from a user, sent to other users, transfers exceeding a pre-set level, and many more. Developers can use the PARSIQ platform to build their own smart triggers for data workflow automation, storage, and learning here:

https://portal.parsiq.net/signup

Examples of workflows include:

Alerts of DOT transactions as they happen

Bridging events in the Polkadot Relay Chain (as well as other chains) with a simple user interface

Monitor data flow and create advanced analytics from the data

Alerting to strong potential trades

Usage for traders, platforms, and market researchers to build strong, data-backed pictures of the markets.

About Polkadot

Created by one of Ethereum’s founders, Dr. Gavin Wood Polkadot’s goal is to take blockchains to a state closer to Web3, where all on-chain activity is shared across a variety of chains. It is an intersection capable of translating architecture into one heterogeneous language for customizing side chains to connect with public blockchains.

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Raze Network Kicks Off Testnet Phase With UI Community Voting

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[PRESS RELEASE – Singapore, Singapore, 11th May 2021]

Raze Network, the first Polkadot-based privacy protocol, is bracing to engage community members with our first testnet. Early birds will be able to provide feedback on the quality, function, and overall experience of the Polkadot-based privacy protocol.

This huge milestone clears the way for ‘Razers’ and collaborators to easily test drive the newest features and allows plenty of maturation time for these new features to be fully tested.

Our team already started designing the user interface of the privacy protocol we promised to launch. However, we want to resort to the collective wisdom of our community on how to actually bring this to realization, thus launching this UI Community Voting Campaign.

The beta testnet marks the latest step forward in Raze Network’s overall mission to enable the broader community to contribute to the evolution of our trustless decentralized privacy protocol.

Raze Network’s applications present the decentralized finance (DeFi) community with a cross-chain middleware solution on Polkadot for concealing transactions when operating on decentralized exchanges.

With a clear vision and solid use-case, the protocol-based solution leverages the Polkadot ecosystem to offer the required privacy layer for the crypto sphere. The privateness protocol aims to guard anonymity for all the DeFi stack on the Polkadot.

To achieve higher participation during the testnet, Raze Network is organizing a number of events, competitions, and challenges to encourage participants to actively test critical components of our ecosystem. Specifically, we will airdrop 1,000 $RAZE tokens to 10 lucky voters based on how many entries they generated to vote for the best UI style.

$RAZE is set to be the lifeblood of the Raze Network, designed as a utility token to represent participation in the ecosystem.

The launch of Raze Network’s UI testnet comes on the heels of several other recent milestones, including a robust set of developer resources and partnerships that continues to expand.

Just in April, we announced the strategic listing of Raze token on the popular DeFi platform, Uniswap. This listing closely follows our completed triple IDO event on three launchpads.

Interestingly, apart from going live on DEX exchanges, $RAZE tokens will also soon be listed on several tier-1 centralized exchanges.

This networked testnet release allows Raze to continue working with our partners towards the mass adoption of decentralized applications and smart contracts.

Since its inception, Raze Network sought to develop an infrastructure that is easy to understand and smooth to navigate. One where even new users can reap the benefits of a cross-chain middleware solution for anonymous transactions, payments trading, and mining.

Although the token launch is done, the real work starts. Most recently, we have completed the development of mint, transfer, and redeem contracts in Solidity. Currently, we are testing how to deploy these contracts on EVM.

Also, the major front-end and client modules that can invoke the aforementioned contracts have been developed.

About Raze Network

Raze Network is a Substrate-based cross-chain privacy protocol for the Polkadot ecosystem. It is built as a native privacy layer that can provide end-to-end anonymity for the entire DeFi stack. The Raze Network applies zk-SNARKs to the Zether framework to build a second-layer decentralized anonymous module.

It will then be imported as a Substrate-based smart contract. The objective of Raze Network is to enable cross-chain privacy-preserving payment and trading systems while protecting the transparency of your assets and behaviors from surveillance.

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First Spot: Coinbase’s App Surpassed TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook on iOS in the US

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Coinbase’s mobile application has become the most popular app on iOS in the US. With its rise to the top, it has surpassed some highly utilized applications like TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and more.

Coinbase Tops US iOS Chart

According to data from SensorTower, the mobile application of the largest US crypto exchange has taken the first spot in terms of the most popular free apps on iOS in the country.

The app enabling users to buy, sell, or simply hold various digital assets has climbed with several spots in the past few weeks.

As of writing these lines, TikTok – the Chinese video-sharing social networking giant that saw the light of day in 2016 takes the second spot.

Further down the list is YouTube, followed by other social media giants like Instagram and Facebook. Interestingly, Robinhood’s app is not even in the top ten. The iOS application of the financial services company takes the 12th spot.


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It’s worth noting that the top 50 free iOS applications have two Coinbase representatives. The exchanges’ wallet app is the 46th most popular application, which places it ahead of Uber, Google Drive, and Microsoft Teams.

Coinbase’s Rise

Taking the aforementioned first spot only validates Coinbase’s popularity boost in the past year or so. The company took full advantage of the ongoing crypto bull market, which has seen prices exploding.

Consequently, the firm reported a massive increase in terms of user base, volume, and revenue in the first quarter of 2021.

These impressive results came shortly before Coinbase became a publicly traded company. As CryptoPotato reported in mid-April, the firm’s shares (COIN) launched on the giant US exchange – Nasdaq.

Although some of the early backers sold off their stocks and prices suffered in the month that followed, Coinbase only intensified its aggressive expansion. In the latest endeavor, the firm agreed to acquire Skew – the popular crypto analytics company.

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