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Alt Season 2.0: Analyst Claims It’s “Showtime” For Ethereum

Ethereum has had an incredible year thus far, breaking its former all-time high on its USD pair and soaring well above it. However, on its Bitcoin trading pair, the altcoin has struggled to get anywhere near its former highs.

According to one crypto trader, that all is about to change, and it is finally “showtime” for Ethereum to take the center stage in the crypto market.

Crypto Trader: It’s Showtime For Ethereum

At the height of the last bull market, ICO fever propelled Ethereum to its then all-time high of $1,400 per token. During peak altcoin season – a period when the alternative cryptocurrencies outperform Bitcoin by a large margin –the ratio of Ethereum to Bitcoin rose as high as 0.1.

Related Reading | Altcoin Market Cap On The Verge Of Life-Changing Breakout

A dramatic 90% fall against the first ever cryptocurrency took place in the months following, and the top ranked altcoin and backbone of the DeFi movement has been struggling to return to those highs.

It could finally be “showtime” for Ethereum, according to one crypto trader. The analyst has shared a chart depicting a clear breakout from downtrend resistance on the ETHBTC trading pair, following a short-term Adam and Eve bottoming formation.

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Ether is breaking out against Bitcoin after putting in an Adam and Eve bottom | Source: ETHBTC on TradingView.com

Why A Showstopping Altcoin Season Is Just Around The Corner

Adam and Eve bottoms are surprisingly common in cryptocurrencies. A small timeframe version of the pattern acted as Bitcoin’s bear market bottom, much like it has on the ETHBTC pair over the last few weeks.

As the analyst demonstrates, it could be time for Ethereum to make a shocking comeback against Bitcoin. On higher timeframes, an even larger Adam and Eve bottom has been in the works for the entire bear market, since the 2018 peak was put in.

An Adam and Eve bottom is characterized by a sharp, V-shaped bottom, followed by a more drawn out and rounded bottoming pattern.

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An even Adam and Eve bottom is forming on high timeframe ETHBTC charts | Source: ETHBTC on TradingView.com

The rounding bottom pattern has also formed what appears to be an inverse head and shoulders pattern – another type of bottoming structure.

Related Reading | Five Signs That Say Altcoin Season Hasn’t Even Started Yet

With so many signals pointing to sustained upside in Ethereum against Bitcoin, a return to former highs on the ratio may be in the cards, and the show should be starting any day now. In the past, major Ethereum breakouts have ignited a larger altcoin season.

If history repeats, life-changing wealth will be generated in altcoins over the next several weeks. But be careful, altcoin seasons happen fast, and tend to have an unhappy ending. For now, the show will continue to go on until the credits roll.

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eToro and DS TECHEETAH change face of sponsorship with unique profit only deal

eToro and DS TECHEETAH change face of sponsorship with unique profit only deal


eToro and DS TECHEETAH change face of sponsorship with unique profit only deal

  • Global investment platform eToro has launched a first-of-its-kind sponsorship deal with reigning double Formula E Champions, DS TECHEETAH. eToro will stake £1million for DS  TECHEETAH to invest in its platform and the team will keep any profits made. 

DS TECHEETAH will invest the money in some of eToro’s top investors, using eToro’s innovative CopyTrader feature. The team will also invest in themes that align with the team’s values by investing in two of eToro’s thematic portfolios: Renewable Energy and Driverless. The latter portfolio contains a number of stocks in the electric car sector, including Stellantis – the owner of DS Automobiles, the manufacturer of DS TECHEETAH. 

eToro believes that this is the first time in the history of sport sponsorship that a deal has been structured in a way where a team risks its profits on the stock market, as the amount of money collected will depend on CopyTrader Investor performance. Traditional sponsorship models are based on a set fee, whereas in this case, it is fluid. 

Dylan Holman, Global Sponsorship Manager of eToro, said:

‘We are excited to work with  DS TECHEETAH, who believe in our product as much as we do. We hope that by structuring  our partnership in this unique way, we can raise awareness to more people around the world of the potential to grow their wealth through investing. We hope to work with more companies in a  similar way in the future. 

“2020 saw a meteoric rise in retail participation in capital markets and we think this trend is here  to stay. People want simple access to markets. eToro is a social investing platform where  people can execute trades, but also see what others are doing and talk to each other. We were  the first to bring social investing to the masses and took this concept one step further by  inventing CopyTrader.”  

CopyTrader allows users to automatically copy the same trades as top investors in proportion to the amount users choose to invest. To copy an investor on eToro there is no cost and trades are carried out at exactly the same time and at the same market rate. CopyPortfolios offer people access to thematic investing. 

Keith Smout, Chief Commercial Officer of DS TECHEETAH, said: “We always want to be at the forefront of innovation, which is one of the key values of Formula E and DS TECHEETAH.  There is a lot of synergy with this deal as a number of the DS TECHEETAH team, including two-time Formula E Champion Jean-Eric Vergne, have been using eToro’s CopyTrader. We have  seen the benefits of investing in the financial markets and we’re excited about this partnership,  as we aim to help demystify investing to our fans throughout the season.” 

This partnership sees eToro gain global exposure through an extensive range of marketing opportunities including featuring on the livery of the DS E-TENSE FE20, the team environment,  digital rights, VIP tickets, and more. 

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About eToro 

eToro was founded in 2007 with the vision of opening up the global markets so that everyone can trade and invest in a simple and transparent way. The eToro platform enables people to invest in the assets they want, from stocks and commodities to crypto assets. We are a global community of more than 19  million registered users who share their investment strategies, and anyone can follow the approaches of those who have been the most successful. Due to the simplicity of the platform users can easily buy, hold and sell assets, monitor their portfolio in real-time, and transact whenever they want. 


DS TECHEETAH Formula-E team is a Chinese racing team in the all-electric street racing series, ABB  FIA Formula E. The team is owned by SECA (Shanghai) Limited. The 2018/19 season saw DS  TECHEETAH secure both the Drivers’ Championship with Jean-Éric Vergne and the Teams’  Championship in the first year of our partnership with DS Automobiles. In the 2019/2020 season, DS  TECHEETAH claimed its second back-to-back Teams’ and Drivers’ Championship titles, this time with  Antonio Felix Da Costa at the helm. TECHEETAH holds the record of most back-to-back Driver wins with  Jean-Éric Vergne and Antonio Felix Da Costa securing the Driver titles in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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‘Chain-Agnostic’ Orion Protocol Set to Expand to Binance Smart Chain

‘Chain-Agnostic’ Orion Protocol Set to Expand to Binance Smart Chain

March 2, 2021 — Orion Protocol, the liquidity aggregator building a decentralized gateway to the entire crypto market, has revealed Binance Smart Chain (BSC) as the latest chain to be integrated into the protocol, with more chains to be announced in the coming weeks.

Phase One of Orion Terminal launched on Ethereum on Dec 15, granting users access to the liquidity of major centralized exchanges such as Binance, KuCoin, and BitMax without the need for an account on those platforms. With a full public launch slated for the end of March, incorporating Binance Smart Chain will benefit Terminal users principally through reduced costs and increased transaction speeds.

“As a decentralized gateway to the entire digital asset market, we have always been chain-agnostic,” said Orion Protocol CEO Alexey Koloskov. “Expanding to Binance Smart Chain and other blockchains is a natural move for Orion Protocol, as it gives our users more freedom to transact across the crypto sphere.

“Binance Smart Chain has attracted huge interest since launching last September, from projects and from end-users. With transaction fees a fraction of what you’d expect to pay on Ethereum, and a familiar user experience, BSC is making life easier for cryptocurrency traders. At Orion Protocol, we have plans to become a validator on the BSC network to take a more active role in its advancement.”

The implementation of the Binance Smart Chain into the Orion Terminal is already underway, with the latest updates to the Terminal set to be live imminently. Orion’s expansion to BSC promises to halve wait times for off-chain order execution and on-chain order settlement.

Orion Protocol will provide decentralized access to all major digital asset exchanges on the market, including centralized exchanges such as Binance and decentralized alternatives like Uniswap. Through Orion Protocol, users can access thousands of trading pairs at the best possible price, with near-zero slippage. They also get to trade across the entire market from the safety of their own wallet.

The Orion Protocol team is continuing to work on the implementation of the Elrond blockchain and smart contracts, with a number of other chains to be announced in the coming weeks. While many multi-chain aggregators require end-users to select the separate chains and trade on the tokens available on that chain, the multiple chains integrated into Orion Terminal remain in the back-end for a seamless user experience more akin to that of a CEX – but without surrendering your assets.

About Orion Protocol

Orion Protocol aggregates the liquidity of the entire crypto market into one decentralized platform and represents a non-custodial gateway to crypto for traders throughout the world. In addition, the Protocol will offer private banks, wealth managers, and funds a compliant and non-custodial point of access to the digital asset crypto market. With the ORN token at its core, Orion has developed 17 different revenue streams across its stack of solutions.

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An Ethereum and Web3-Compatible Sidechain Is Coming to Bitcoin Cash

An Ethereum and Web3-Compatible Sidechain Is Coming to Bitcoin Cash

On March 2, 2021, the average fee on the Ethereum network costs around 0.0083 ETH in gas or around $12.89 per transaction. Transaction fees of this caliber have dampened Ethereum-based decentralized finance (defi) applications and Web3 platforms. On February 23, however, crypto proponents were introduced to an alternative solution called Moeing chain. The Moeing chain project aims to provide the same benefits as Ethereum 2.0 scaling solutions but with help from the Bitcoin Cash network.

Moeing chain to Introduce an EVM and Web3-Compatible Sidechain for Bitcoin Cash

Decentralized finance (defi) has been a hot topic in 2020 and into 2021. Defi has also been dominant on the Ethereum (ETH) network, but during the last year, defi has leaked over to a number of other blockchains.

An Ethereum and Web3-Compatible Sidechain Is Coming to Bitcoin Cash
The Moeing chain project introduced itself on February 23, 2021, on Twitter.

For instance, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents have recently welcomed the noncustodial exchange Detoken and the Anyhedge protocol built by the startup General Protocols. Additionally, on February 23 a project called Moeing chain announced its arrival onto the scene on Twitter.

The Twitter account dubbed “Moeing chain” said:

Hello World. Moeing chain is an EVM & Web3-compatible sidechain for Bitcoin Cash. It will allow for a block gas limit of one billion, and provide the same benefits of ETH2.0 very soon—so stay tuned.

The tweet leads to a web portal called moeing.org, which explains what the project is with a similar description. A sidechain compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and Web3 wallets and other infrastructure can open up numerous possibilities.

The benefits of leveraging Bitcoin Cash (BCH) means that users can utilize extremely low fees and lightning-fast confirmations while using Ethereum. Developers can get some perspective on the Moeing chain project’s Github repository.

Bitcoin Cash Proponents Anticipate Possible Launch in June 2021

According to sources, Jihan Wu the cofounder of Bitmain is backing the Moeing chain project. A recent report notes that the project has been under development for some time now and is expected to launch in June 2021. The crypto blogger on read.cash Claudio83 who authored the report explains the various benefits of the Moeing chain concept.

“The Moeing team is implementing many improvements in order to reduce the cost of gas on the chain for any type of transaction and offer users maximum efficiency and simplicity with minimum costs,” Claudio83 writes. “The sidechain will guarantee the Bitcoin Cash blockchain a high number of transactions.”

The read.cash author continued:

An exciting 2021 for Bitcoin Cash that is gaining particular attention from the crypto world and is considered to be among the most underrated projects to date. In my opinion, Moeing’s implementation will be BCH’s turning point and yet another demonstration of the enormous potential compared to the surviving Bitcoin.

As of right now, the Moeing chain website allows interested people to subscribe to the mailing waitlist in order to get updates concerning this upcoming project.

Meanwhile, ETH fees have been over $12 per transaction this week and upwards of $38 last week according to bitinfocharts.com average ETH gas data. The web portal bitcoinfees.cash indicates that the cost to get into the next BCH block is $0.0027 per transaction, a fee that’s considerably less than ETH’s average fee.

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A Year in Review: Why AdEx Grew by 3,800%

A Year in Review: Why AdEx Grew by 3,800%


A Year in Review: Why AdEx Grew by 3,800%

AdEx Network, a decentralized advertising platform built to tackle some of the major inefficiencies in the advertising market — such as a lack of transparency and traffic fraud — has now been out of beta for an entire year.

In this time, thousands of clients have leveraged its technology to launch hundreds of campaigns, each of which provided a seamless advertising experience for end-users while improving ad spend and revenue for advertisers and publishers.

Here, we take a look at what AdEx has been up to in the last year and examine why it has grown substantially in this period.

Meteoric Growth

In February 2020, AdEx Network exited its private beta and opened its decentralized advertising marketplace to the world, allowing both advertisers and publishers to connect and deal with one another securely.

As a platform that allows advertisers to dramatically improve the return on their ad spend by cutting out advertising fraud and improving transparency, AdEx has seen incredible uptake among advertisers who want to ensure their advertising budget is deployed efficiently. On the flip side, publishers are increasingly turning to AdEx to monetize their traffic without losing a massive chunk to intermediaries or contending with large withdrawal thresholds that effectively eliminate the smaller players.

At the time of the private beta, AdEx had just 159 private beta users. Now, the platform has a whopping 6,200+ users combined (including both publishers and advertisers), representing year-on-year growth of 3,800%. It also launched a staggering 887 advertising campaigns last year alone and is on track to smash this number in 2021.

The reasons behind this growth are obvious. By leveraging blockchain technology while providing an extremely simple marketplace for advertisers and publishers, AdEx is able to massively improve the efficiency and effectiveness of online advertising — allowing advertisers to get the best bang for their buck by eliminating ad fraud while giving publishers a way to easily monetize their traffic in a way that was previously not possible.

Significant Milestones

As a platform built to help advertisers secure quality traffic and publishers better monetize their advertising potential, AdEx has introduced a number of important upgrades in the last year which help accomplish exactly this.

Back in March 2020, AdEx overhauled its policies to better ensure advertisers only pay for high-quality traffic. This included enforcing a verification process for publishers as well as several changes to its AdView policies — including only counting ad impressions if at least 5 seconds are spent on the page the advert is served on.

AdEx also introduced a major upgrade in July 2020, which dramatically improved the user experience, campaign results, and flexibility for both advertisers by allowing them to select from an array of advanced campaign parameters, including the option to include or exclude incentivized traffic, limit average daily spending, and set CPM ranges. On the publisher side, they can now choose to display adult adverts (if available) and benefit from automatic categorization based on their content — helping to reduce setup efforts and minimizing errors that could reduce the number of campaigns they participate in.

On top of this, following massive user demand, AdEx expanded the range of funding options available, allowing publishers to pay in a variety of other cryptocurrencies (inc. BTC, ETH, and XRP) and fiat currencies (inc. USD, EUR, and GBP) — opening the platform to an increased range of advertisers and publishers.

Taken together, these changes have made AdEx a more efficient and inclusive marketplace for advertising campaigns, and have contributed to its significant growth in the last year.

The AdEx Token

As a blockchain-powered advertising solution, AdEx uses a network of validators to ensure that traffic is both genuine and the figures reported are accurate. To help participate in the validation process, users must stake the native utility token of the platform — known as AdEx (ADX).

By participating in the validation process, users share a fraction of the fee that is allocated to validators — this is equivalent to 7% of the campaign budget. At the moment, new stakers can expect to earn around 120% APR on their balance, whereas some of the earliest stakers are still enjoying over 200% APR.

The growth of AdEx combined with these impressive staking figures has also had a knock-on effect for the value of the AdEx (ADX) token, which demonstrated similarly impressive performance in the last year — climbing by more than 600% in this time while seeing its trading volume grow in tow.

This makes it one of the best performing micro-cap cryptocurrencies in the last year, demonstrating the strong uptake of AdEx advertising solution and its highly accessible staking solution.

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Billionaire Mark Cuban Explains to Peter Schiff Why Gold ‘Will Die’ As a Store of Value

On Tuesday (March 2), American billionaire Mark Cuban explained to Bitcoin hater Peter Schiff why gold did not have a bright future as a store of value asset.

Cuban is the majority owner of the professional basketball team Dallas Mavericks, as well as one of the “sharks” on the highly popular reality show “Shark Tank” (which is aired on the ABC television network).

Peter Schiff, who is one of Bitcoin’s harshest critics, is the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, a full-service, registered broker/dealer specializing in foreign markets and securities, and founder and Chairman of SchiffGold, a full-service, discount precious metals dealer. 

Yesterday (March 1), Schiff expressed his frustration over the fact that Wall Street firms “now advocate buying Bitcoin” via the following tweets:

Cuban then decided to school Schiff on gold and explain to him why gold is past its prime (now that we have Bitcoin):

 He then added:

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