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Gaules, NBA on Bringing Pro Basketball to Brazil Through Twitch

 On Monday, popular Brazilian streamer Alexandre “Gaules” Borba Chiqueta announced a co-streaming deal with NBA Brasil and Budweiser (an official sponsor of NBA in the country) that will see him broadcasting NBA games via Twitch beginning Wednesday evening with a doubleheader —  the Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles […]

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 On Monday, popular Brazilian streamer Alexandre “Gaules” Borba Chiqueta announced a co-streaming deal with NBA Brasil and Budweiser (an official sponsor of NBA in the country) that will see him broadcasting NBA games via Twitch beginning Wednesday evening with a doubleheader —  the Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers.  

NBA Brasil partnered with Budweiser in February, and since that time it has utilized the partnership to identify new areas of growth, particularly viewers of gaming content and top streamers. Gaules was of particular interest to the league due to his popularity and his regular NBA 2K21 streams,  Rodrigo Vicentini, head of NBA Brasil tells TEO’s James Fudge.

“Gaules was truly a natural fit as we identify creative ways to reach younger viewers,” he said. “His content makes fans feel like they’re a part of an immersive experience and we hope to deepen that connection with viewers during his NBA live streams. Gaming has also been a priority of ours for quite some time as its popularity has grown incredibly in Brazil and around the world, so the timing couldn’t be better. As we initiated conversations and gained a better understanding of what Gaules is all about, it became clear our visions were aligned. “

The former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) pro turned content streamer is immensely popular on social media and streaming platforms. He has 715.8K followers on Twitter, 2.7M on Twitch, 629K subscribers on YouTube and is regularly found at the top of TEO’s top channels by hours watched.  Riot Games recently signed Gaules to co-stream the Valorant Masters matches on his Twitch channel.

The deal made a lot of sense, Gaules tells TEO’s Victor Frascarelli, because he works closely with Brazilian entertainment firm Omelete, who in turn has an existing relationship with NBA Brazil.  

“We had already seen that basketball had many fans in Tribo [what he calls his community] and that it would be an incredible service to provide this content for free for everyone to enjoy, Gaules said. “We took advantage of the relationship that Omelete already had with the NBA to open conversations about the popularization of basketball and they joined us with Budweiser, which brought in the Playoffs rights.”

Gaules added that basketball in Brazil is second in popularity only to soccer and he believes that the “professionalization and quality of the NBA” has contributed to that and will ultimately “attract more and more fans” in Brazil.

Vicentini claims that nearly 44 million people watch NBA content in the country currently and that “in-language, localized content” created across various platforms and social media channels are helping to drive growth.

“This partnership offers opportunities to not only reimagine how fans consume NBA games, but merge their passion for basketball with other sectors such as lifestyle and gaming,” he said.

While Gaules announced that he will have his own special guests during his streams, Vicentini says that the NBA isn’t opposed to helping out on that front in the future: “we’re always looking to enhance the viewing experience and if we identify a potential guest who complement the live stream, we will evaluate that opportunity.” 

Finally, while Guales is the first to partner with the NBA, Vicentini sees a future where other content creators in regions around the world will be brought on board, where it makes sense, to help drive growth. He declined to provide specifics on possible deals with streamers in the U.S. 

“Gaules is the first streamer we’ve partnered with in Brazil, but gaming will remain a focus of ours moving forward and we’ll continue to explore opportunities in the space if they make sense for us and our fans.  He’s the second most popular streamer in the world in terms of watch hours and we look forward to bringing the excitement of the NBA to a wider audience.”

Source: https://esportsobserver.com/gaules-nba-twitch-interview/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gaules-nba-twitch-interview

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SEC Puts $7.6 Million Fine on Crypto Invention Database

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How Archer Swap Has Helped End Ethereum’s Bidding War

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Most DeFi users have heard of Ethereum’s high congestion issues, but few are aware of the controlling forces operating behind the scenes, and how badly they can be impacted by this single problem. When traders send a regular transaction via the Ethereum network, it is susceptible to attacks from bots or front-running software run by entities seeking to profit from trader activity.

Ethereum’s ecosystem is perhaps amongst the fastest growing in the crypto space. Thus, there are already many solutions that tackle this issue and operate for the benefit of the users and decentralized exchange (DEX) traders. Most of them have gone under the radar.

Archer Swap is part of the Archer DAO, a project with features designed to mitigate the risks associated with sending transactions on Ethereum. It protects users from Miner Extractable Value (MEV) strategies, sandwich attacks, and front-running bots while maintaining a connection with Uniswap and SushiSwap, two of the most popular DEXs on Ethereum.

In this sense, Archer Swap can be described as a DEX extension that enhances the trader experience on these dApps. This protocol combines two powerful sets of features that give traders improved operations on Ethereum – protecting them and making trades more cost-efficient.

The first set of benefits are called Archer MEV Shield. Besides protecting transactions from bot attacks, it allows users to eliminate failed transaction fees, a recurring problem on Ethereum. Traders can also cancel transactions at no additional cost.

The second feature is called Archer Trader Extractable Value (TEV), a proprietary and innovative concept introduced by Archer Swap. Operating within the Archer Relay, Archer TEV uses automated rebalancing transactions with bots to sync market prices when big market moves occur.

After a trade or a big swap, there is usually an arbitrage opportunity in a market. Archer TEV uses these opportunities to capture the value and redistribute it to Archer Swap users. In essence, Archer TEV takes revenue generated by Archer Swap and gives it back to one of the protocol’s core components, the traders.

Archer Swap Launches Campaign To Reward Traders

Following a community vote, Archer DAO recently launched a 6-week campaign to buy back and distribute its native token ARCH. In this way, the protocol can reward early adopters. The tokens will be acquired with the revenue generated by Archer TEV.

The protocol won’t have to touch its treasury reserves to attract new users to the platform. The protocol and the users will benefit – as more users trade on Archer Swap, the campaign will have more resources to acquire and distribute ARCH. Therefore, the token will most likely see an increase in buying pressure during the coming weeks, and the platform will see a surge in the number of users.

Archer DAO will distribute rewards every Friday from June 11th to July 16th, 2021. The platform will calculate rewards for each user based on their transacted volume for each week. The rewards will be delivered automatically and with basically 0 risk for the users, all they need to do is trade.

Archer Swap has had famous trades. In May, during the high of the dog meme coins, the inventor of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, used Archer Swap to dump his supply of Shiba Inu (SHIB), AKITA, MIRI, ELON, and others into the market.

The dump served a good cause, as Vitalik used this money to send over $1 billion to different charity organizations. The most notable is the Covid-19 relief campaign for India started by Polygon’s co-founder, Sandeep Nailwal. This trade could be among the most famous in 2021 and was enabled by a protocol whose main objective is to shield its users and give them back the power to operate safely within the Ethereum dark forest.

Source: https://bitcoinist.com/how-archer-swap-has-helped-end-ethereums-bidding-war/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-archer-swap-has-helped-end-ethereums-bidding-war

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Crypto Crash Trends On Twitter As Bitcoin Falls Below $30,000

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Twitter has gone into a frenzy after bitcoin fell below $30,000 this morning. The hashtag #cryptocrash is currently trending on the platform. This is after the coin broke the $30,000 stronghold and fell below it. A price that has been a stronghold for bitcoin for a while now. Speculations were that as long as the asset didn’t fall below $30,000, then there would be a recovery.

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Bitcoin has been in a downtrend for a couple of days now. News of mining rigs closing down in China pushing the price even further down. Falling below $30,000 means bitcoin is about to erase its gains for 2021. The coin was trading at $29,001 n December 2020. Only breaking the $30,000 barrier in 2021. Now bitcoin is trading at only 3% gains for the year 2021.

Bear Market Trends

Richard Bernstein was on Trading Nation two weeks ago to talk about the trends in bitcoin. The CEO called bitcoin a bubble. He pointed out that bitcoin was currently in a bull market. Noting that people were leaving the markets that were actually in a bull market behind.

Chart showing bitcoin crash below $30,000

Bitcoin crashes below $30,000 before recovering back up to $32,000 | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

Bitcoin has been struggling for the past two months. This was after the coin finally hit the all-time high of $64k in April. There was a lot of speculation that the coin was headed for $100k. But it seems the asset had other plans.

Analysts have compared this to the 2018 crash. When bitcoin hit a new ATH of nearly $20k and then proceeded to lose 80% of its value. At one point trading at a little over $3k.

There Is Still Hope For Bitcoin

Mike Novogratz was on CNBC earlier to talk about the price drop below $30,000. Novogratz said that while he was less happy than he was at $60,000, he still hopeful about the coin.

Novogratz further explained that calling a bottom on the crash is hard to do. This he attributed to the large liquidations currently taking place across a number of assets.

With regards to the $30,000 price level, Novogratz said, “We’ll see if it holds on the day. We might plunge below it for a while and close above it.”

Related Reading | Over 3 Metric Tons Of Bitcoin Mining Rigs Airlifted Out Of China

The co-founder of Galaxy Digital noted that he wasn’t worried about the price crash. Explaining that he does not expect another crash of the 2017 magnitude to occur again. This he chalked up to the maturity of the ecosystem. Pointing out that much more mature players are now moving into the system.

“Every single bank is working on their own crypto project, how they can get bitcoin to their wealthy clients. I think a lot of clients that didn’t buy it the first time will see this as an opportunity to buy it and get involved.

– Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital

Twitter users have taken to the platform to express their opinions on the current market movements. There are countless tweets asking people to not panic. That the market is going to recover. And right now, it is starting to look like they’re right as the market has gone back into the green. Bitcoin is currently back up to $32k, after a dramatic price drop below $30k.

Featured image from Forbes, chart from TradingView.com

Source: https://bitcoinist.com/crypto-crash-trends-on-twitter-as-bitcoin-falls-below-30000/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=crypto-crash-trends-on-twitter-as-bitcoin-falls-below-30000

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