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Fortnite Season 5’s Secret Battle Pass Skin Is Predator

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Following today’s v15.20 update to Fortnite, dataminers have been able to confirm that the secret Battle Pass skin to follow in the footsteps of past seasons’ Deadpool and Wolverine will be Predator.

The rather terrifying, dreadlock-donning alien will be the secret, unlockable battle pass skin for the current season, and players will have to complete a series of challenges to unlock it. Before unlocking the actual skin, however, players will unlock a variety of different Predator-themed cosmetics, which can now be unlocked following today’s update, and can be viewed in the game’s ‘Secret’ tab on the Battle Pass screen.

The ‘Jungle Hunter’ quests will initially see players unlock a Predator Banner Icon, Plasma Caster Reticle, and ‘Heat Vision Hunter’ Spray which can all be seen in the tweet from iFireMonkey below.

In addition to these cosmetics, Predator’s ship has crash-landed onto the map by Stealthy Stronghold, explaining how the creature’s made its way into the Fortnite universe.

Further datamining from iFireMonkey reveals that the Predator skin will have a masked and maskless version, with each variant likely unlocked as part of the ‘Jungle Hunter’ questline in Fortnite.

Today’s Fortnite v15.20 update was otherwise a rather quiet one, with two weapons being announced — the Hop Rock Dualies and Lever Action Shotgun — and a number of cosmetics being added into the game. Some other minor gameplay tweaks were also included, such as IO Agents dropping health items, and player-built structures being made uneditable until actually placed in the environment.

Are you a fan of the latest secret battle pass skin addition to Fortnite? Will you be adding Predator to your Locker? Let us know down in the comments below.

Source: https://twinfinite.net/2021/01/fortnite-season-5-secret-battle-pass-skin-predator/

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Bitcoin advocate: One of the big benefits of DeFi, as we see in Ethereum, is…’

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With new developments and upgrades taking place on a daily basis, it would not be an over-exaggeration to state that the DeFi space is exploding. Technology, however, comes with its own risks.

Netherland’s ING Bank recently released a paper that analyzed the opportunities and risks associated with DeFi. 

The authors looked into how “Centralised institutions could benefit from DeFi’s borderlessness“. The paper highlighted how centralized financial services could consider partnering with decentralized financial services where the expertise of both could be combined. They said,

“Although DeFi currently appears to be a domain on its own, we envision that centralised and decentralised financial services will converge at some stage as both have unique capabilities that are beneficial to the other.” 

DeFi legislations may further enhance DeFi adoption globally. If regulators announce favorable legislation with regard to DeFi, the paper stated, it was more likely for financial institutions to adopt it. It further added,

“One glaring area that we see as holding DeFi back from adoption right now is the lack of clarity on where liability lies if a DeFi protocol does not work as intended.”

The paper highlighted how composability was the catalyst for innovation in DeFi. Highlighting the same it said,

“Composability allows DeFi developers to easily connect and re-use existing components on the blockchain to create new financial services.”

Tech entrepreneur and author Andreas Antonopoulos recently took YouTube to assert the same. He said,

“One of the big benefits of doing DeFi in an open platform or open systems way, as we see in Ethereum, is composability… If you need a governance solution, then you use an existing governance token or platform or library that you can incorporate into your smart contracts in such a way that you don’t reinvent the wheel.”

ING chose decentralized lending platform AAVE to carry out its research. The paper further highlighted,

“The biggest difference between AAVE and a traditional bank now is the maturity of unsecured lending. It is uncertain if DeFi protocols are actually in direct competition with banks at all.”

Antonopoulos further said,

“In order to wash out the kind of vulnerabilities of DeFi and improve the maturity of these systems they ought to be tested a number of times in different situations to become more robust.”

Commenting on the paper, ING blockchain lead, Herve Francois, told CoinDesk,

“DeFi could be more disruptive than Bitcoin to the financial sector.”

The paper concluded,

“The best of both worlds is achieved if centralised and decentralised financial services cooperate.”


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Ethereum, Dogecoin, XRP Price Analysis: 11 May

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Ethereum’s bearish signals could materialize into a correction and the first support mark lay around $3,810-$3800. Dogecoin cut losses at $0.44 but this area would need to be defended over the coming days as well. Lastly, XRP neared $1.31-support and a breakdown could go as low as $0.91.

Ethereum [ETH]

Source: ETH/USD, TradingView

Since late April, Ethereum’s price jumped from $2,166 to a high of $4,200, while corrections have been few and far between. However, the appearance of a consecutive doji candlestick on the daily timeframe caused created some skepticism in ETH’s most recent rally. In fact, warning signals have been present in the market for the past few days and while buying pressure has kept up despite these signs, a correction might finally be around the corner.

On the 4-hour timeframe, consecutive red candlesticks saw ETH dip closer towards $3,800-support. Additional levels of support lay around $3,560, $3,200 and a sharper sell-off could go as low as $2,530 – a region that coincided with the 50-SMA (yellow). RSI was yet to dip from the overbought region – indicative of an incoming price correction. MACD line was well above the Signal line, but its histogram noted some weakening momentum.

Dogecoin [DOGE]

Source: DOGE/USD, TradingView

Dogecoin cushioned its losses at $0.44-support but some indicators still pointed towards weakness in the market. MACD was close to a bearish crossover. If the present support counters bearish presence over the coming days, DOGE would have established a reliable line of defense at $0.44. This would likely lead to a round of consolidation as DOGE prepares for its next upswing.

A break below $0.44 could go as low as $0.226 (50-SMA). Despite a sharp decline in trade volume, the flow of institutional capital remains healthy for Dogecoin. This was highlighted by Chaikin Money Flow as it maintained above the half-line.

XRP

Source: XRP/USD, TradingView

With regard to XRP, the 50-SMA floated around $1.14 and a dip below this point could lead to another round of sell-off. After steadily rising since early January, OBV started to decline from April 15. A downturn in buying pressure indicated that investors have been taking profits. If this continues over the week, XRP could dip below $1.14 and all the way towards $0.91 before buyers step in.

Awesome Oscillator formed a bearish twin peak- setup that usually sides strongly with the sellers. For a bullish comeback, levels to recapture include $1.52 and $1.66. This could lead to a jump towards the $2-mark.


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Ethereum Classic, Filecoin, Stellar Lumens Price Analysis: 11 May

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Filecoin projected a breakdown from a descending triangle. Stellar Lumens highlighted a few Fibonacci levels that could as support in case of further dips. Lastly, losses in Ethereum Classic amplified over the last 24 hours.

Filecoin [FIL]

Source: FIL/USD, TradingView

Filecoin made lower highs and steady lows since late March and its movement was within the confines of a descending triangle. A move below $130 could lead to a breakdown from the pattern and highlight the next region of support at $120. This would indicate a 30% retracement from the bottom trendline. In the case of short trades, this area can also be set as a take-profit level. An extreme bearish case could see FIL fall towards $91.8.

MACD’s histogram noted a series of red bars as the fast-moving continued to move below the Signal line. A fall below equilibrium could trigger a breakdown from the pattern. The RSI traded below 40 at press time and in bearish territory.

Stellar Lumens [XLM]

Source: XLM/USD, TradingView

While the daily timeframe still indicated minor gains for Stellar Lumens, successive red candlesticks were spotted on its 4-hour timeframe. If today’s close results in a doji candlestick, XLM would likely retrace along with the broader market. Using the Fibonacci tool, some important support levels were highlighted on the charts. The 50% ($0.54) Fibonacci level was an important area to defend for the bulls as it coincided with 20-SMA (red). Further down lay the 38.2% level ($0.504) close to 50-SMA. If XLM loses out on both these levels, a fall towards the 200-SMA could be on the cards.

OBV’s higher highs have noted sustained buying pressure in the market. Since buying was on the buildup, it was possible that investors could take profits at the current price level- causing a sharp sell-off. Stochastic RSI traded in the overbought zone and threw its weight behind a bearish outcome.

Ethereum Classic [ETC]

Source: ETC/USD, TradingView

While Ethereum Classic saw sharp gains until May 5, the narrative seems to have shifted over the past couple of days. A correctional phase was in effect as ETC fell below multiple support levels, the latest being $110. Some resurgence was seen around $101.4 on the 4-hour timeframe but this was likely to be lost out to the sellers considering a bearish broader market. The daily timeframe highlighted additional supports at $91.7 and $70 but these areas were yet to established as safe buy zones.

RSI continued its descent at the time of writing after highlighting severely overbought conditions in the market. On the plus side, the flow of institutional capital remained healthy according to the Chaikin Money Flow. Capital inflows could act as a buffer against a sharp sell-off, but the bearish sentiment would still have the upper hand.


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