Ethereum’s price has been freefalling in the past few days, losing nearly $200 of value at one point. According to a recent report, the price drop came shortly after the top 100 ETH exchange addresses dumped over 1 million tokens.
ETH’s Recent Price Dump Predicted By Sell-Offs?
Just until a few days ago, ETH’s price was on a roll. The second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap soared to a 2-year high at about $490. With such an impressive bull run, the community wondered how long it would take for Ethereum to exceed $500.
However, the situation sharply reversed. Instead of marking another high, ETH started losing value rather rapidly. The asset first broke below $400 before bottoming at about $310, losing about 35% in the process.
Data compiled from the analytics company Santiment reveals that Ethereum whales may have been ahead of the curve. As ETH’s price was accelerating towards its recent high, the top 100 exchange addresses began disposing of their tokens.
Ultimately, the company concluded that those addresses “decreased their tokens held from 16.92 million to 15.89 million over the past week.” This means a “significant” drop of over 6%, which, according to Santiment, was “almost certainly a sparkplug” to the massive price dump.
A recent report indicated that the number of developers utilizing the network has been surging since 2018. In fact, the Ethereum-specific code packages downloaded in 2020 exceed the downloads from 2018 and 2019 combined.
Additionally, the Medalla testnet has attracted over 1.1 million test Ethers – a substantial increase from the numbers a week earlier.
Medalla serves as the final testnet before the official launch of the Ethereum 2.0 network, which aims to initiate the transition from the current proof-of-work consensus algorithm to proof-of-stake. The 38,000 active validators who have staked their ETH are already earning returns.
Ultimately, these developments have contrasting effects. While the increased usage implies more and more users are employing the Ethereum blockchain, it also highlights notable issues.
The network has become almost constantly clogged. The Ethereum mempool displays over 160,000 pending transactions as of writing these lines, which skyrockets the fees on the network.
At the start of September, the average fees paid jumped to the highest levels of about $6,60. ETH miners benefit the most from this as their profits skyrocketed. However, users are waiting for the release of ETH 2.0 hoping that it will improve their experience. Otherwise, they might start exploring other options.
StormGain: Crypto Mining now available on all smartphones
For many years, cryptocurrency mining has only been reserved to a select few – those people with enough time and capital willing to invest resources into setting up their own mining rigs. However, cloud mining has been quickly gaining speed, and StormGain’s solution removes the technical barriers from the equation in hopes of creating a more even playing field.
Since miners need to keep several factors in mind, including electricity costs, upkeep and maintenance, and the overall investment return, mining has become less lucrative for the smaller players. StormGain wants to change this narrative, and give everyone the chance to participate in the verification of cryptocurrency transactions, earning a nice income whilst doing so.
Cloud mining is a prevalent trend in the cryptocurrency industry today. However, many providers claim to offer significant yields and fail to deliver on those promises. StormGain is a different breed, as it provides a mobile-based cloud mining solution. Every user can mine cryptocurrency directly from their mobile phone without dealing with the hardware side of things. Mobile app users connect directly to remote cloud servers, allowing StormGain to provide a risk-free and convenient mining solution, incomparable to those offered by other cloud mining service providers.
The first step is to register at the StormGain platform using a smartphone – or desktop computer for those who prefer that option. StormGain purposely opts for a pain-free registration process to get as many people acquainted with cloud mining as possible. The registration process also involves a lucrative bonus of $5 USDT, delivered directly to users’ mining accounts. The process is simple – upon registering, use the promo code MINER to receive the bonus. After confirming the account, users can begin mining Bitcoin right away by connecting to the cloud mining server, with no impact whatsoever on the smartphone’s performance.
After meeting the minimal $10 USDT profit threshold, users are free to trade and exchange their crypto assets with StormGain. Withdrawal of mined currency is not possible without going through the trading process first, but all profit generated via trading can be transferred out of one’s account at any given time – a fair trade-off.
The trading and exchanging via StormGain is available at 0% commission, with users benefiting from all standard and advanced instruments at their disposal. The service also introduces fiat-based cryptocurrency purchasing for those who want to expand their crypto portfolio quickly and effortlessly.
StromGain has contracted incredible partnerships since its inception, making it the 1# interest rate provider for crypto traders by CoinMarketCap, a member of the well-known Blockchain Association within the Financial Commission, but also an S.S. Lazio official trading partner, and the market’s best cryptocurrency trading & exchange platform, according to The European. To date, StormGain’s trading product notes a 30-day volume of over $6 billion, generated by tens of thousands of traders worldwide.
What sets StormGain apart from other cloud mining providers is how mining rewards are proportional to trading volume. Users with a higher trading volume will earn a higher daily mining income. Mining with StormGain over more extended periods can have a significant impact on one’s profit potential, showcasing huge capital inflows for the most active miners and traders.
Cloud mining rewards are distributed every 30-40 minutes. Then, users are free to withdraw the funds to their trading accounts, within less than 72 hours. For newcomers, the first mined Bitcoin rewards will become accessible within 4 hours, a feat that is available nowhere else within the cloud mining industry.
As part of its services, StormGain’s cloud mining service effectively removes all entry barriers to the mining market. Consequently, there’s no longer a need to invest in expensive mining chips that take up space, make noise, and consume electricity. Contract prices are inherently small so ongoing investments can translate to significant profits over the long term. Since the bitcoin mining service is readily available via the cloud, accessing it via desktop and mobile devices couldn’t be easier, with no hardware and time investments involved.
Disclaimer: This is a paid post and should not be treated as news/advice.
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SingularityNET Partners With Ocean Protocol Prior to the AI-Based DeFi Fund Launch
[Press Release – Amsterdam, Netherlands, 18th May 2021]
The collaboration will see the OCEAN token’s inclusion in SingularityDAO’s index fund/investment portfolio. Moreover, SingularityDAO is designed to leverage AI at multiple levels: AI manages dynamic token-sets, executes predictive market-making strategies to provide liquidity for these token-sets on DEXs, and predictively models hedging strategies.
All this AI requires a lot of data to learn and improve, which is why SingularityDAO is a natural user of Ocean data sets – data sets published via Ocean Market (and other Ocean-based markets) into the Ocean ecosystem. The Ocean ecosystem is host to many diverse and varied trading and DeFi data sets. These make excellent candidates for consumption by SingularityDAO’s AI agents to enhance its financial modeling.
I’m really excited by the opportunity to work together with Ocean Protocol, one of the most respectable projects in crypto that has been constantly delivering community-driven, decentralized data solutions. SingularityDAO will constantly make use of data to train our ML and I can’t think of a better partner than Ocean Protocol. – Marcello Mari, CEO at SingularityDAO
The news follows the successful completion of a total of $5.2 million raised in three different rounds for the highly anticipated Governance Generation Event on MANTRADAO, which reached its hard cap within less than 2½ hours.
The protocol, described as ‘DeFi meets decentralized AI,’ held the event exclusively for SingularityNET $AGI holders and attracted 5,800 registrations in one week. The token sale raised $1.6 million (8,000,000 SDAO).
The successful Governance Generation Event follows a recent private sale wherein SingularityDAO raised $2.7 million of funding from a number of top-tier investors such as AlphaBit, Marshland Capita, GBV, and SMO Capital. SingulariyDAO’s governance token has been generated on May 13th and distributed on the same day. It is currently trading on Uniswap.
SingularityDAO is a decentralized platform, governed by the SDAO token, tasked with governing DynaSets. DynaSets are diversified baskets of cryptocurrency assets dynamically managed by AI and curated by the protocol. SingularityDAO brings the financial sophistication of AI-managed funds to DeFi, deploying SingularityNET’s AI technology to navigate complex markets.
About Ocean Protocol
Ocean Protocol’s mission is to kickstart a Web3 Data Economy that reaches the world, giving power back to data owners and enabling people to capture value from data to better our world.
Data is a new asset class; Ocean Protocol unlocks its value. Data owners and consumers use the Ocean Market app to publish, discover, and consume data assets in a secure, privacy-preserving fashion.
Bought the Dip? MicroStrategy Purchased $10M in Bitcoin at $43.6K
Michael Saylor’s NASDAQ-listed company continues with its initiative to purchase sizeable amounts of bitcoins at frequent intervals. The firm said earlier today it had allocated another $10 million in cash in BTC, and its total stash is over 92,000 coins.
- The founder and CEO of the business intelligence giant announced the latest purchase on Twitter earlier on May 12th.
- It reads that the firm has bought 229 bitcoins for $10 million in cash at an average price of $43,663 per coin.
MicroStrategy has purchased an additional 229 bitcoins for $10.0 million in cash at an average price of ~$43,663 per #bitcoin. As of 5/18/2021, we #hodl ~92,079 bitcoins acquired for ~$2.251 billion at an average price of ~24,450 per bitcoin. $MSTRhttps://t.co/fU6LN4WbKI
— Michael Saylor (@michael_saylor) May 18, 2021
- Keeping in mind the multiple purchases made since August 2020, the firm holds 92,079 bitcoins. MicroStrategy has paid $2.251 billion for its stash, with an average price of $24,450 per token.
- Although this is far from being the largest single acquisition, as the company once bought more than $1 billion worth of BTC, this one actually comes in a compelling moment.
- In fact, buying 10 million coins at an average price of $43,663 means that MicroStrategy has taken advantage of a popular narrative in the crypto community – buy the dip.
- The price of the primary cryptocurrency has suffered severely in the past week or so after Elon Musk announced that Tesla has stopped receiving BTC payments for its electric vehicles.
- In a matter of days, bitcoin fell from over $58,000 to a three-month low of $42,000.
- Although losing $16,000 of value in less than a week could be considered a major blow, and some investors disposed of their coins even at a loss, MicroStrategy has reaffirmed its promise to continue buying bitcoin as part of its reserve treasury strategy.
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