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Meet the Projects Unlocking Illiquid Markets

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When it comes to investments, liquidity is an important part of the equation. After all, a liquid market means you can easily enter and exit a market without suffering from excess slippage.

However, there are a number of asset classes that generally offer a range of incredibly lucrative investment opportunities, but currently suffer from either poor overall liquidity, or are simply difficult to enter and exit.

Now, thanks to the advent of blockchain technology and a few innovative platforms, these untapped opportunities are becoming increasingly accessible. Here, we take a look at three projects using blockchain technology to unlock the hidden potential of illiquid markets.

Liquidify

Long-tail assets are a relatively untapped investment class, and are typically leveraged only by the few that can spot and take advantage of niche products with low market capitalization and liquidity.

Until recently, investing in many long-tail assets was a challenging affair, and was largely the domain of long-term investors that often had to rely on intermediaries to broker a deal with a buyer at a later date.

This is exactly the issue that Liquidify looks to address with its blockchain-powered platform that looks to accelerate the liquidity of long-tail assets by allowing users to easily swap them over the blockchain through a unique asset pooling system — known as a liquidity accelerator.

It achieves this through a unique combination of two utility tokens. These are LAT, a token that can be used for collateralizing long-tail crypto assets in a reversible process, and LFY — the token used for governance of the protocol, including asset whitelisting and rating.

The platform provides a simple entry channel for investors to gain exposure to a range of long-tail assets that would previously be either unfeasible to invest in, or impractical due to problems with fair price discovery.

Version 1.0 of the Liquidify platform is scheduled for launch in April and will bring with it collateral synthetization — allowing users to load their long-tail assets into a liquidity pool. These are then converted into a number of LAT and LFY, which can be used throughout the Liquidify ecosystem.

LABS

Real estate and blockchain are an unlikely combination, but when done right, the result is surprisingly effective.

Right now, investing in real estate can be a challenging task. Not only is there a high barrier to entry due to the simple cost of many properties, but there are also geographical restrictions and countless intermediaries to deal with, while quickly liquidating a property investment is typically unfeasible without taking a serious hit.

But LABS, a platform that uses blockchain technology to bridge the worlds of real estate and DeFi, might be the first to solve these issues. It does this by allowing the tokenization and fractionalization of real estate investments. Whoever purchases and holds these tokens will be the equivalent of a fractional owner in the underlying real estate.

This not only unlocks the liquidity of potentially illiquid real estate assets by making them more accessible to the everyday investor, but it also makes building an international real estate portfolio far more accessible, since investors can avoid the technicalities that come with securing property in other countries.

The security tokens created through the fractionization process will be tradable on a fully licensed securities exchange, and also LABS in-platform swap platform, ensuring holders can always source liquidity for their real estate shares.

NFT Tech

The popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has grown immensely in recent months, as a wide range of new use cases became apparent, including NFTs that represent albums, virtual critters, real estate, and much more. We even saw the most expensive NFT sale of all time just weeks ago, with a recent Beeple NFT selling for a cool $69 million.

But despite interest in NFTs reaching record highs, they still suffer from one glaring issue — a lack of liquidity. Unlike regular cryptocurrencies that can change hands dozens of times in a day, NFTs generally move far slower, and have limited liquidity. But this might be not the case for much longer if NFT Tech has its way.

Although NFT Tech seeks to help users create non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and display their NFT portfolio, it has several intriguing features that could help seriously boost the liquidity of NFT markets. The first of these is its automatic valuation system, which assigns a value to NFTs to enable automatic NFT arbitrage.

But perhaps more important is its powerful order book-based NFT exchange, which allows users to place bid and ask orders for NFTs, helping investors easily buy and sell tokenized works of art and other NFTs on its marketplace.

The platform also features incentives for liquidity providers who can fill orders between multiple NFT marketplaces, further boosting the liquidity of NFTs.

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Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/news/company/meet-the-projects-unlocking-illiquid-markets/

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Polkadot, Cosmos, Zcash Price Analysis: 14 April

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On the back of a significant uptrend, Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, climbed from under $60,000 to over $64,500 in less than 48 hours. At press time, however, the crypto’s bullish momentum seemed to be exhausting itself, with corrections setting in and pulling the value of the larger crypto-market south. The same was evident when the price charts of alts such as Polkadot, Cosmos, and Zcash were taken into account.

Polkadot [DOT]

Source: DOT/USD on TradingView

It’s been just under two weeks since Polkadot, the market’s 7th-largest crypto, was trading at its ATH. While corrections soon followed, thanks to BTC’s latest foray above $60k, market bulls once again spurred the movement of DOT’s price action. In fact, over the last few trading sessions, DOT hiked by almost 10%.

At press time, however, corrections affecting the Bitcoin market were taking the toll on DOT too, with the alt losing value by the hour.

Whether these corrections will amount to a definite trend reversal, however, is a question that cannot be answered at this moment. While the Parabolic SAR’s dotted markers were well under the price candles and suggested bullishness, the Chaikin Money Flow was healthy, despite noting a dip to correspond with the alt’s price fortunes.

The project was in the news recently after Tether announced that it will be launching on Polkadot and Kusama.

Cosmos [ATOM]

Source: ATOM/USD on TradingView

Cosmos, the crypto ranked 31st on CoinMarketCap’s rankings, has had a good last few weeks, with the alt consistently registering higher lows on the back of a sustained uptrend. While ATOM hasn’t been a stranger to brief periods of depreciation, the last few days did see the alt surge by over 17.5% on the charts.

Like DOT, the last few hours did see ATOM correct, however, with the crypto trading over 8% away from its ATH.

While the mouth of the Bollinger Bands was widening at press time to point to some degree of incoming price volatility, the Awesome Oscillator pictured positive market momentum on the histogram, despite some bearish signals.

The development team behind the project activated the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol following a vote by members of the Cosmos ecosystem recently.

Zcash [ZEC]

Source: ZEC/USD on TradingView

One of the crypto-market’s leading privacy coins, Zcash has been on a steady uptrend for the past week, with the same punctuated by a set of brief price falls. One of these periods of depreciation was underway at press time after BTC failed to assert itself above the $64,500-mark. That being said, ZEC was still up by almost 10% in just over 48 hours on the charts.

Zcash’s indicators were very ambivalent, however. The MACD line was diverging away from the Signal line following the brief possibility of a bullish crossover. Finally, the Relative Strength Index exhibited buyer’s strength, with the same very close to the overbought zone.

Zcash was in the news recently after the ECC announced Halo Arc for the “next generation of Zcash.”


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Centurion Invest Launches Copy Trading System For CIEx Traders

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Centurion Invest Launches Copy Trading System For CIEx Traders

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Centurion Invest Exchange (CIEx) has launched its copy trading system for its traders. Notably, both novice and intermediate traders can use the new system to boost their earnings, especially in a volatile crypto market. Interested traders can manually copy trades from experienced traders and mutually benefit.

According to H.E. Ali Kassab, Chairman of Centurion Invest, the platform has 25 experienced traders to help cryptocurrency traders make informed and proper decisions.

“Cryptocurrencies are different from other asset types since the prices are volatile, making it much harder for junior traders and investors to establish proper investing strategies. Our copy trading service with over 25 expert traders onboard provides an immediate and convenient trading solution. CIEx novice traders can start trading with an immediate $100 bonus and instantly turn it into profit. As well as accessing the best copy trading feature on CIEx, including trade signals and guaranteed closing with profit, they can also opt for monthly secured income traded funds throughout our investment plans tailor-made for all users,” noted Kassab.

The company has set out a mechanism to incentivize traders who successfully participate in the copy trading system. Kassab further noted that the decentralized nature of the Centurion Invest copy trading platform enables traders to earn by both actively trading and through passive income. Vouching for the platform’s sustainability, Kassab noted that the developers made sure the new platform offers enhanced privacy and more robust security. “Depositing funds and accessing spot and futures trading are made effortless so that novice traders can gain confidence rapidly,” he explained.

By leveraging the power of blockchain technology and human expertise, Centurion Invest Exchange aims to help traders make more profit, especially from the ongoing rally.

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In a bid to attract more customers to its platform, Centurion Invest has put in place different mechanisms. One, the company launched a referral program where anyone stands a chance to win bonuses from referring friends. Currently, the platform is running a limited offer to new customers who register an account with the exchange, whereby one stands a chance to win 100 USDT.

Notably, the company strategically launched its cryptocurrency wallet dubbed CI Wallet last month. The wallet provides key features such as Spot Trading, Futures, and Margins. For anyone interested in subscribing to the Centurion Invest Exchange services, the platform supports Visa, MasterCard, bank transfer, and also through top digital assets.


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With Berlin looming, how is Ethereum’s price faring?

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The 14th of April 2021 is a historic day for the crypto-community, with the Berlin ETH hard fork expected to go live, alongside a Coinbase IPO valued at over $100 billion. Ergo, it does not come as a surprise that altcoins in the top-25 are rallying, alongside Bitcoin’s run to its latest ATH on the charts.

A top metric that underlines how the current altcoin rally is in response to these two events is increased on-chain activity. For Ethereum, the top metric is the number of non-zero addresses, with the same climbing to touch a new ATH of 57 million recently, based on data from Glassnode.

Here's why the altcoin rally is on for ETH, EOS, ADA, XLM, LTC

ETH Number of Non-zero Addresses || Source: Twitter

Based on the attached chart, the number of non-zero addresses on the Ethereum network has increased consistently with the price and the trade volume. In addition to the number of non-zero addresses, there has been an increase in major activity and metrics on ETH’s network, just as it has been so on Bitcoin’s network.

Here's why the altcoin rally is on for ETH, EOS, ADA, XLM, LTC

ETH’s increasing network activity || Source: Twitter

As can be observed from the attached chart, despite a 63% correlation between ETH and BTC, on-chain activity has risen exponentially for both assets. The bullish sentiment among traders on top spot exchanges is visible in the Options market as well. ETH Option skews have been decidedly bullish with very little variability in Skew.

What’s more, the implied volatility is climbing steadily for ETH too. What these metrics highlight are a) The strong demand for Ethereum Options and, b) Large ETH call premiums were blocked in anticipation of the price rally post the hard fork.

Here's why the altcoin rally is on for ETH, EOS, ADA, XLM, LTC

ETH Options || Source: Twitter

And, it’s not just Ethereum. Besides ETH, top altcoins like ADA, XLM, LTC, and EOS are rallying in response to these updates and Ethereum’s price rally.

EOS’s trade volume, for instance, was up by nearly 50% in a 24-hour window, while the price was up by over 16%. One of the top EOS price drivers has been the fact that one of EOS’s top markets is Coinbase Pro.

Similar on-chain metric updates were noted for Cardano. On the back of two price rallies over the past month, Cardano’s price, at press time, was at a level where 100% of its HODLers are profitable. Similarly, in the case of XLM, the trade volume has been anticipated to increase since Bitcoin’s price rally gained steam. In fact, the trade volume was up by over 40%, with the price rallying with Ethereum. It is likely that the price rally driven by today’s events and Bitcoin’s run to its next ATH may leave the rally less than sustainable, however.


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