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The Top Blockchain Launches to Watch in Q2

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The first quarter of 2021 brought many new exciting updates to the blockchain industry. Over a half-billion dollars worth of NFTs were transacted, nearly $50 billion was locked in various DeFi protocols, and mainstream adoption exploded with the likes of VISA, Tesla, and other institutions actively participating in the market. Without question, one of the driving factors to this growth was the consistent innovation emerging from blockchain and DeFi-specific startups.

As we look towards the future, these innovative startups are going to be at the forefront of global adoption by helping solve challenges like scalability, liquidity, and safety. On the consumer side, we are starting to see dApps with real use cases and traction arise. The following list represents some of the most promising companies and their respective launches scheduled in Q2.

1. Crowny

Crowny is an innovative advertising platform built and supported by Solana and the Serum Foundation. Using the Crowny app, users and advertisers are incentivized to display and engage with relevant content that benefits all parties. Brands can also leverage the platform to create free loyalty programs, complete with a robust content delivery system and analytics.

The platform is helping solve one of the most challenging aspects of advertising: providing the right brands with the right people in a secure and data-protected manner. Crowny is targeting an IDO in mid-April 2021, with support from some of the leading blockchain investors.

2. Equalizer

Equalizer is the first dedicated flash lending marketplace connecting liquidity providers and borrowers while democratizing access to flash loans. Equalizer will offer users the chance to access loans, provide liquidity in return for rewards, and benefit from the upside of the platform. This includes low lending and dynamic fees, multi-chain capabilities, and a unique governance model using Equalizer’s native governance token (EQZ).

Built by a team of seasoned blockchain entrepreneurs, Equalizer is well poised to drastically impact the DeFi market in 2021. Equalizer will be launching an IDO on Paid Ignition and on Zeroswap (BSC) on April 09, 2021.

3. Genesis Shards

Genesis Shards is the first marketplace for pre-IDO tokens on NFTs, helping reimagine NFTs as DeFi options rather than just collectibles. Genesis Shards looks to solve the growing OTC liquidity and trust problem in the pre-IDO market and has built out a team of DeFi experts to do the job. This will unlock a new world of opportunities for fungible tokens, investors, and projects looking to tap into Genesis Shards’ expansive DeFi product suite.

Recently, Genesis Shards announced it will conduct the first-ever Dual-IDO with an IDO on Polkastarter and an IDO on Binance Smartchain in April 2021. In recent weeks, Genesis Shards has announced partnerships with Kylin Network, PolkaFoundry, and Polygon.

4. Beyond Finance

Beyond Finance is a game-changing protocol and ecosystem bringing synthetic assets to the world in a convenient, inclusionary, and decentralized approach. Using Beyond, users will be able to mint, stake, earn, and trade synthetic assets on the company’s decentralized exchange, without jeopardizing security or liquidity. The company is helping solve one of the blockchain industry’s most pressing challenges around reliable and accessible synthetic assets infrastructure.

Beyond will be launching an IDO on DuckDAO and Ignition (+DAO Maker Pool) on April 12th, allowing community members a chance to acquire Beyond’s native token (BYN) at the public sale price. Beyond Finance previously raised $7.5 million in their private round from leading funds including Moonwhale Ventures, A195, Rarestone Capital, DuckDao, and more.

5. Cryptocurrencies.AI

Cryptocurrencies.AI (CCAI) is a next-generation trading platform complete with advanced trading tools for spot/futures traders and the world’s fastest decentralized exchange (DEX) built on Solana. CCAI’s DEX, which is already live, provides a strong alternative to Ethereum-based DEXs that are riddled with high fees and congestion. CCAI’s DEX benefits from Solana’s low fees and faster transaction times, without sacrificing user functionality.

Led by Bloomberg alum Hisham Khan, CCAI will also launch a centralized exchange that provides the tools necessary to onboard both novice and institutional level traders. This includes features such as Smart Trading and Orders, TradingView alerts, portfolio tracking, and more. The company has already partnered with Binance to gear up for an upcoming launch this quarter.

6. Polkalokr

Polkalokr is a highly customizable escrow platform for token economies built on Polkadot. The company’s multi-chain token escrow platform will put token distribution in the hands of network participants through governance-as-a-service. A truly unique value proposition, Polkalokr removes the human element and adds full customization to its product suite in order to provide a simplified solution to current market challenges around transparency and liquidity.

Polkalokr’s highly-anticipated IDO will take place on April 07, 2021, on Polkastarter. With one of the largest pre-launch communities of over 100,000 people, Polkalokr is set to make an impact on the DeFi industry in Q2 2021.

7. XFai

XFai is a DEX liquidity oracle aiming to solve liquidity inefficiencies on DEXs through their revolutionary set of autonomous liquidity management smart contracts. The company’s DEX Liquidity Oracle (DLO) allows small to mid-cap tokens to start earning APY on their token holdings in a safe and simple manner with no risk of slippage or exorbitant fees.

XFai will be conducting the world’s first Liquidity Generation Event (LGE) on April 8, 2021 and a dual on Paid Ignition and Poolz on April 29, 2021. The company also recently announced a strategic investment and partnership with Roger Ver.


AIOZ Network is a Layer 1 content delivery network (CDN) built with blockchain technology. Using a decentralized approach, AIOZ will revolutionize the way digital media is created and consumed. The company’s CDN network uses p2p edge Nodes for storing, streaming, and transferring data vs. traditional data centers. This creates a faster, cheaper, and more dynamic platform for content streaming.

Currently, AIOZ has over 7,000 nodes live and a working product that can be experienced at AIOZ Tube. AOIZ conducted an IDO on both Paid Ignition and BSCPad on April 2, 2021, which saw incredible support and participation from the community.

9. The Crypto Prophecies

The Crypto Prophecies is an innovative peer-to-peer price prediction game that uses NFT characters (called Crypto Prophets) to access games and wagers. The Crypto Prophecies uses a real-time points-based system to reward players for their accuracy in predicting how the candles in the game (Battle Arena) will close. Winners will walk away with the wagered amount minus a 3% Kingdom fee.

The Crypto Prophecies combines gaming, NFTs, and rewards into one experience. The game will be built on Polygon, offering users a quick and inexpensive way to compete and collect as the NFTs will be available on OpenSea. Keep an eye out for the company’s upcoming IDO.

10. GlobeDX “Globe”

Globe is a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange looking to become the “Coinbase for derivatives” by offering robust features to both institutional and retail traders. Using Globe, traders can access a wide range of tools such as shorting via margin trading options and perpetual futures contracts, while earning some of the highest trading rebates in the industry (5 to 40%). Globe is expected to announce an upcoming IDO in the following weeks. The company is backed by Pantera, Y Combinator, Draper Dragon, and more.

11. Sigmadex

Sigmadex is a Polkadot-based decentralized perpetual liquidity protocol merging DeFi, blockchain technology, and game theory. Sigmadex will be able to achieve equilibrium that outperforms existing collateralized liquidity models by involving risk optimized by penalty and reward mechanics. Liquidity providers will be offered various short and long-term incentives based on collective models and multiple layers of rewards.

Sigmadex eliminates the need for having to trust any intermediaries, is governed by the community, and is fully gas efficient by utilizing the Substrate framework. With their private round recently closed, Sigmadex is one project to keep a close eye on.

12. Relite Finance

Relite Finance is a cross-chain lending protocol built on Polkadot with a specific goal of democratizing lending and borrowing for people around the world. To accomplish this, Relite has built a user-friendly and fee-optimized platform that is interoperable, fast, and convenient. The company’s native governance token (RELI) will be used to reward users, can be staked to earn additional rewards, and offer community participation in the company’s DAO. This is one project not to miss leading into Q2.

13. Orakuru

Orakuru is a decentralized network of independent oracle nodes and off-chain data focused exclusively on Binance Smart Chain (BSC). Given the nascency of BSC, there are limited oracle options available as reliable data sources. Orakuru’s data will be available for on-chain usage in DEXs, prediction markets, insurance, lending, and more, using their feeds to power different Orakuru will also take the essence of BSC’s community-centric approach to offer a community-governed oracle.

Currently, Orakuru has seven experienced validators and will recruit more validators later in the year based on how many ORK tokens are being staked by a candidate. Orakuru is launching in April as the first official project on Kickpad’s launchpad.

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Grayscale Adds $1 Billion in Bitcoin, Nears $50 Billion in Total AUM

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Investment giant Grayscale recently added another $1 billion worth of Bitcoin in almost 24 hours. Now, the firm nears the $50 billion mark with $46.1 billion in total assets under management (AUM)

AUM Growing

As reported by CryptoPotato recently, the investment firm increased its total AUM by more than $3 billion, shortly after expanding its crypto-trust offerings by adding five new tokens for their eligible accredited investors. 

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) accounts for $38.1 billion (82.64%) of Grayscale’s total AUM, while the Ethereum Trust (ETHE) accounts for $6.6 billion (14.26%). The remaining trusts, including Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin, account for the rest.

Notably, tokens such as Filecoin, Livepeer, Basic Attention token, MANA, and LINK saw a surge in price after Grayscale announced adding them into the list of offered trusts. The company expanded its total number of trusts to 14 after CEO Michael Sonnenshein explained they see many clients seeking exposure to more crypto assets.


Grayscale Confirms Its Intentions to Launch a BTC ETF

Grayscale has confirmed its plans to convert its most popular investment product, the GBTC, into a Bitcoin Exchange-traded fund —after posting several ETF-related job positions on its careers page. Although, the firm does not consider that the current regulation weather in the United States is suitable for such a fund.

Unlike other investment giants that have filed for an ETF using S-1 forms, Grayscale will remain committed to converting GBTC into an ETF as the US’s regulatory environment gets clearer.

Founded in 2013, Grayscale has become the most prominent digital asset manager for accredited investors seeking exposure to bitcoin and other crypto assets. The institutional demand for BTC accelerated at the beginning of this year, according to Sonnenshein, adding that demand is nowhere near decreasing.


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Why ADA could run hotter than Bitcoin and make 10x gains

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After breaking in the crypto top 10 by market cap and with 3.597% gains over the past year, Cardano (ADA) seems to be laying low. At the time of writing, ADA trades at $1,24 with 1.7% profits in the daily chart and 6.4% in the weekly chart.

ADA moving sideways in the 24-hour chart. Source: ADAUSDT Tradingview

Cardano’s native token and its platform are moving towards a major milestone. Targeting a Q3 entry into DeFi with Hard Fork Combinator Alonzo.

Bullish investors are betting on ADA’s further appreciation. Analyst Justin Bennett claims this token next rally will happen by the end of April. Around this time IOG should be stress-testing its smart contracts platform, Plutus.

A day ago, Bennet said to be building a “sizeable” ADA position and set support at $1.10 to $1.30. Over the next month’s, according to the analyst, ADA could go as high as $10.

On the Cardano’s native token recent price action, the analyst said it moving sideways is an indication of a “fair game”, a sign that ADA’s price is not overvalued. Bennet added:

ADA moving sideways for 6 weeks tells me the market doesn’t believe it’s overvalued at all. I don’t buy markets that are going vertical. I buy markets that went vertical recently and have since gone sideways for over a month. That’s a recipe for the next leg higher.

By the end of the month, ADA could target $2, as indicated by the chart below, and then could go for a higher price at $3 in the coming months.

Source: Justin Bennett

In the 2017 bull run, ADA peaked at $1,18 therefore Bennet claims it could a 10x from its current price. Comparing ADA to Bitcoin, the analyst said the latter has “never done less than” a 10x profit in a bullish cycle. He added:

We know alts run hotter than Bitcoin. Translation: $10 $ADA is conservative, and $20 – $30 wouldn’t surprise me.

Smart contracts capabilities closing in on Cardano

Cardano’s next protocol upgrade is set to make it “the leading smart contract platform”, according to Olga Hryniuk from IOG. Outlining Alonzon’s roadmap and launch, Hryniuk wrote:

Throughout March and April, the IO Global team has been gradually combining the Alonzo rules with the Cardano node and ledger code (…). We expect the Alonzo upgrade (hard fork) to happen in late summer, and we will announce a firm date in April’s Cardano360 show.

In the crypto space, many believe Ethereum’s high fees are pushing users towards cheaper options. Cardano’s platform promises this with higher security for its smart contracts and EVM compatibility.

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With a 70.6% increase in just one month, BNB seems pegged to smash all resistance and keep scoring all-time highs. It remains to be seen if ADA will follow and take a place amongst DeFi giants.

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Litecoin Price Analysis: 11 April

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The Litecoin market has been seeing significant growth in price since the beginning of the year. At the time of writing, LTC was returning 93% year-to-date to its investors.

LTC was being traded at $257.39 with a market capitalization of $17.22 billion. The digital asset just saw a bullish breakout, however, will it be able to maintain this high value going forward in the market?

Litecoin 1-day chart

Source: LTCUSD on TradingView

The Litecoin price was building higher within an ascending channel and witnessed a strong surge as the price broke out of the channel. LTC saw the price surge from $163 to $258 within 16 days and turned the prevalent bearishness into a bullish market.

However, LTC has been closely trading to the resistance at $258 and if it rejects this price level, the value may trade lower.


The surge in the value of the digital asset has resulted in increased volatility in the market. The divergence of Bollinger Bands has been an indicator of the rise in volatility, while, the signal line moved under the candlesticks. The signal line will be acting as a support if the price pushes lower.

Meanwhile, the relative strength index was noting that the digital asset was close to becoming overbought as its value hit 68. The market has been witnessing selling pressure evolve at this stage and if it escalates, the RSI will be pushed towards the equilibrium zone.

While the market switches trends, the momentum has remained high owing to the recent surge. The bullish momentum could help the asset to maintain its high value, but the rise in selling pressure could result in a correction.

Crucial level

Entry-level: $240.99
Take Profit: $191.84
Stop-level: $268.88
Risk to Reward: 1.76


The current Litecoin market has been fairly bullish. However, a rising sell-off could push the price of the digital asset lower under $200. With 50 moving average and the signal line extending support close to $200, the price may not drop beyond this point.

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