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Can one resolution and aspect ratio combination be better than the rest? We aim to answer that question below.

It all depends on what you are most comfortable with, as texture quality, FPS, and field of view all change based on your video settings. What you choose to play with should ultimately come from personal preference, not necessarily what pro players use. Each option has its benefits over the others.  

A popular choice for aspect ratio is 4:3, which scales the game down from the 16:9 ratio that most modern monitors display. This smaller scale offers some improvements when running Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on older computers and monitors. It’s less demanding of your system, allowing the game to run more smoothly. 

With the 4:3 ratio, you have the option to have black bars on the side of the game to fill in the unused space on your display. You can also choose to stretch the ratio to fit the 16:9 standard. Stretching uses the entire display when in-game and can for some players make aiming feel slightly easier as player models appear wider than they actually are. It also makes aiming left and right feel faster, so you may need to adjust your mouse sensitivity. 

The downside to using 4:3 is a more limited field of view. Smaller aspect ratios cut off the far sides of your in-game vision, which could give your opponents an advantage over you in some situations. For example, a player could sneak past you without you knowing.

Another popular choice is the 16:9 aspect ratio. This is the default for most monitors, and the game will likely display at this ratio unless it is manually changed. If you dislike the stretched look, 16:9 is better suited for you. Player models won’t appear as wide, but you are able to see a significant amount more to your left and right. The game may run at a lower FPS, but for higher-end computers, this won’t make much difference. 

How to find the best resolution for playing CSGO

Once you decide on an aspect ratio, you can find the resolution that you prefer. 

Starting with the native resolution for most monitors,1920×1080 is the highest and clearest quality setting  for CSGO. This can be advantageous as players at farther distances will be easier to separate from the background. This resolution can’t be used with the 4:3 aspect ratio, so you’ll have to use 16:9.

When using 4:3, the 1280×960 and 1024×768 resolutions are good options. According to csgopedia.com, these are the two most popular resolutions used by professional players. Using either of these will make the game more pixelated than you’ll see with your monitor’s native resolution, but it may also increase your FPS. 

Testing various combinations of aspect ratios and resolutions can help you find the one that best suits you and your computer.

Source: https://win.gg/news/8278/what’s-the-best-resolution-and-aspect-resolution-in-csgo-question-mark

After Bitcoin Dipped Below $30K: Is Bear Market Confirmed? Industry Experts Weigh In

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With BTC’s price going through a severe correction this week, reaching a near six-month low, the question arisen within the community if we have officially entered a bear market.

Dumping to more than 50% south from its peak, which came just two months ago, certainly has some arguing that the bears are indeed in control. To find out more expert views on the matter, though, CryptoPotato reached out to some of the most prominent names in the industry.

Those include the host of Keiser Report – Max Keiser, Jason Deane – Bitcoin Analyst at Quantum Economics, CoinGecko’s Bobby Ong, and the renowned DJ turned crypto analyst – Scott Melker, better known with his Twitter handle – The Wolf Of All Streets.

Version One: Bear Market It Is

After the previous bull market in 2017/2018, bitcoin’s price started to fall quickly and saw a half of its value slashed in a few months. Fast-forward to the middle of 2021, and the situation is quite similar.

BTC peaked in mid-April at $65,000 before it started to decline in value gradually. FUD, initially propelled by Elon Musk and intensified by China, resulted in more vigorous movements that culminated (so far) days ago when the cryptocurrency fell to around $28,500 – the lowest price tag since January 2020.

The Co-Founder and COO of CoinGecko, Bobby Ong, believes this drop has officially marked the start of the 2021 bear market but raised questions about its longevity.

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Bobby Ong. Source: CoinGecko

“Bitcoin trading at its current levels has already made the current market a bear one as it is down 50% from its ATH. The question now is how long and how deep the bear market will be.”

He outlined a few differences between the start of this bear market and the previous ones as “there is no blow-off top, and this has been a gradual decline over the past month. How long this bear market will last will be anyone’s guess as well.”

The Wolf Of All Streets supports Ong’s stance to some extent. He noted that a 50% retracement from the top means the asset is “not in a bull market” because “it’s not a healthy correction anymore.” But that’s only when zoomed-in on a smaller timeframe.

If one looks at a more macro scale, seeing that BTC is still up by more than 200% in less than a year, the most logical conclusion is that BTC is “absolutely” in a bull market.” As such, he believes “much higher prices are likely.”

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Scott Melker

The Relationship Between Price and Hashrate

China has received most of the blame for the adverse price developments. The Asian Superpower took its negative stance on the industry a step further by going after BTC mining and ousting miners.

Being the country responsible for over 60% of the hash rate until that moment, its actions had an immediate impact on the metric, which went down by roughly 50% in a matter of a month.

Jason Deane, a Bitcoin Analyst at Quantum Economics, touched upon this topic and debunked the idea that BTC’s price and hash rate are actually correlated. His company doesn’t see this as the start of a bear market, as the correction was mostly fueled by sentiment and momentum instead of actual fundamentals.

“This is most likely the case here, with that momentum almost certainly sparked, among other things, by the widely held (and incorrect) belief that lower hash rate is a hard driver for lower prices. It is true that this is a period of adjustment, but the network continues to run perfectly and will continue to do so, just as it was designed to do.”

Furthermore, he believes China’s actions will make the Bitcoin network “far more decentralized than ever before, and this move is considered to be extremely positive in the medium to long term.” Interestingly, recent reports indicated that miners are relocating from China to other countries, like Kazakhstan and the US, which would indeed loosen the nation’s grip on the mining industry.

“Fundamentals remain intact. In our view, therefore, this is far more likely to be a period of market overreaction that will ultimately correct in due course.” – Deane concluded.

Not The Worst Correction

Max Keiser, who has been a permanent BTC bull for over a decade, reassured the masses that such retracements are somewhat expected for the asset. In fact, he has been through “15 major pullbacks” since 2011, and this one “is not as bad as several I have seen.”

He also attributed it to the migration of mining out of China, but “the miners will be up and running soon enough in new regions. And it’s a huge positive to be out of China, in my view.”

Max Keiser. Source; Yahoo
Max Keiser. Source; RT

Additionally, he believes there’re far more critical factors to consider when examining BTC’s actual value.

“If you are asking whether or not this pullback is a bear market, keep in mind that Bitcoin’s fundamental value proposition is not price-sensitive; it’s block-sensitive. As the price has pulled back, so has the difficulty adjustment ensuring that blocks keep coming right in schedule. So in effect, nothing has changed. Blocks keep coming no matter what the price is.

For those looking at price only, keep in mind this one important axiom: Fiat money, over time, has zero volatility and a guaranteed loss of purchasing power. Bitcoin, over time, has some volatility and guaranteed increase in purchasing power.”

Keiser also referred to BTC as “sound, unconfiscatable money separated from the state, and a perpetual bull market.”

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Kraken Daily Market Report for June 24 2021

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Overview


  • Total spot trading volume at $1.02 billion, the 30-day average is $1.49 billion.
  • Total futures notional at $332.0 million.
  • The top five traded coins were, respectively, Bitcoin (+2.9%), Tether (0%), Ethereum (+1.0%), Cardano (+8.7%), and Dogecoin (+12%).
  • Strong returns from Tron (+14%), Dogecoin (+12%), and Siacoin (+11%).

June 24, 2021 
 $1.02B traded across all markets today
 Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF, AUD 
BTC 
$34664. 
↑2.9% 
$344.5M
USDT 
$0.9999 
↓0.03% 
$275.9M
ETH 
$1988.1 
↑1.0% 
$165.3M
ADA 
$1.3586 
↑8.7% 
$63.5M
DOGE 
$0.2635 
↑12% 
$46.6M
USDC 
$1.0 
↑0.0% 
$37.4M
XRP 
$0.6701 
↑4.6% 
$31.6M
DOT 
$16.218 
↑2.6% 
$21.9M
LINK 
$19.029 
↑3.4% 
$13.1M
LTC 
$134.44 
↑4.2% 
$10.3M
SC 
$0.0115 
↑11% 
$7.74M
XMR 
$225.31 
↑3.1% 
$6.9M
KSM 
$205.14 
↓0.29% 
$6.88M
BCH 
$486.82 
↑2.9% 
$6.11M
TRX 
$0.0660 
↑14% 
$6.0M
EOS 
$3.9205 
↑6.8% 
$4.61M
AAVE 
$209.93 
↑0.8% 
$3.91M
FLOW 
$8.71 
↑1.7% 
$3.59M
XLM 
$0.2685 
↑5.0% 
$3.39M
DAI 
$1.0003 
↓0.0% 
$3.2M
FIL 
$57.137 
↓2.6% 
$2.87M
MINA 
$1.76 
↓2.8% 
$2.67M
MATIC 
$1.2027 
↑2.3% 
$2.57M
ATOM 
$10.358 
↑7.8% 
$2.16M
UNI 
$18.041 
↑1.4% 
$1.97M
OXT 
$0.2463 
↑3.2% 
$1.9M
NANO 
$5.0086 
↑7.7% 
$1.8M
ALGO 
$0.8725 
↑4.8% 
$1.75M
KAVA 
$3.5567 
↑5.0% 
$1.61M
KEEP 
$0.2697 
↓0.5% 
$1.55M
ANT 
$3.5411 
↓0.9% 
$1.5M
SOL 
$31.19 
↑3.1% 
$1.49M
XTZ 
$2.8275 
↑5.2% 
$1.34M
ETC 
$43.079 
↑5.2% 
$1.26M
OMG 
$3.8772 
↑3.4% 
$1.23M
DASH 
$131.23 
↑3.0% 
$1.22M
YFI 
$31305. 
↑1.0% 
$1.21M
MANA 
$0.5238 
↑4.8% 
$1.13M
ZEC 
$112.63 
↑0.8% 
$1.03M
COMP 
$256.34 
↑5.9% 
$942K
SNX 
$6.5814 
↓1.4% 
$772K
ICX 
$0.8113 
↑3.4% 
$724K
WAVES 
$13.517 
↑2.9% 
$678K
QTUM 
$6.1507 
↑4.7% 
$635K
BAT 
$0.5719 
↑3.9% 
$523K
GRT 
$0.6017 
↓0.23% 
$522K
MLN 
$66.198 
↓0.6% 
$514K
CRV 
$1.6669 
↑11% 
$504K
PAXG 
$1779.5 
↓0.14% 
$427K
OCEAN 
$0.4304 
↑4.7% 
$409K
BAL 
$17.98 
↑6.2% 
$400K
REPV2 
$12.863 
↑8.7% 
$353K
STORJ 
$0.6808 
↑2.7% 
$349K
KNC 
$1.4049 
↑4.0% 
$341K
RARI 
$8.02 
↓11% 
$338K
MKR 
$2235.8 
↑3.2% 
$265K
LPT 
$23.16 
↓4.9% 
$231K
SRM 
$2.9789 
↑2.4% 
$226K
EWT 
$6.2520 
↑5.6% 
$184K
LSK 
$2.0937 
↑5.3% 
$166K
GNO 
$148.32 
↑0.4% 
$150K
ANKR 
$0.0783 
↑1.8% 
$146K
REP 
$18.633 
↑3.1% 
$131K
SUSHI 
$6.99 
↑0.9% 
$96.2K
REN 
$0.3520 
↑1.4% 
$82.5K
SAND 
$0.2019 
↑4.2% 
$37.2K
ENJ 
$1.07 
↑2.0% 
$36.6K
GHST 
$0.9626 
↓1.8% 
$21.9K
ZRX 
$0.66 
↑3.3% 
$18.6K
TBTC 
$35310. 
↑10% 
$4.22K
BNT 
$3.1430 
↑4.0% 
$1.99K



#####################. Trading Volume by Asset. ##########################################

Trading Volume by Asset


The figures below break down the trading volume of the largest, mid-size, and smallest assets. Cryptos are in purple, fiats are in blue. For each asset, the chart contains the daily trading volume in USD, and the percentage of the total trading volume. The percentages for fiats and cryptos are treated separately, so that they both add up to 100%.

Figure 1: Largest trading assets: trading volume (measured in USD) and its percentage of the total trading volume (June 24 2021)



Figure 2: Mid-size trading assets: (measured in USD) (June 24 2021)


###########. Daily Returns. #################################################

Daily Returns %


Figure 3: Returns over USD and XBT. Relative volume and return size is indicated by the size of the font. (June 24 2021)


###########. Disclaimer #################################################

The values generated in this report are from public market data distributed from Kraken WebSockets api. The total volumes and returns are calculated over the reporting day using UTC time.

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Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/analysis/btc/bitcoin-breaks-35k-rally/

Bitcoin price regained strength for a fresh increase and it broke $35,000 against the US Dollar. BTC is likely to accelerate higher towards $36,500 or even $37,000.

  • Bitcoin started a fresh increase above the $34,000 and $35,000 resistance levels.
  • The price is now trading nicely above $34,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $33,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair is showing positive signs and it could even rise towards the $37,000 level in the near term.

Bitcoin Price is Gaining Pace

Bitcoin formed a base above the $32,000 zone to start a fresh increase. BTC broke the $33,500 resistance the 100 hourly simple moving average to move into a positive zone.

The upward move gained strength above the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $36,200 swing high to $28,850 zone. There was also a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $33,500 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair.

The pair is now trading nicely above $34,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Bitcoin is now trading above the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $36,200 swing high to $28,850 zone.

Bitcoin Price

Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

It is showing a lot of positive signs and it could continue to rise above $36,000. On the upside, an initial resistance is near the $36,200 level. The main resistance is now near the $37,000 zone. Any more gains could lead the price towards the $38,000 zone.

Dips Limited in BTC?

If bitcoin fails to clear the $36,200 resistance or the $37,000 resistance, it could start a downside correction. An immediate support on the downside is near the $34,500 level.

The next major support is near the $34,000 level. The main support is now forming near the $33,500 level and the 100 hourly SMA. A downside break below the 100 hourly SMA could open the doors for a fresh drop towards the $32,000 zone in the coming sessions.

Technical indicators:

Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now well above the 50 level.

Major Support Levels – $34,400, followed by $33,500.

Major Resistance Levels – $36,200, $37,000 and $38,000.

Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/analysis/btc/bitcoin-breaks-35k-rally/

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