Altcoin Watch

Altcoins pump while traders anticipate a lower support test from Bitcoin

Bitcoin (BTC) bulls are locked in a battle with bears in order to take control of the $40,000 level and dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggest that loose monetary policies will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Generally, the crypto ecosystem is “cautiously optimistic” about further price rises as the fallout …

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Here’s why DinoSwap’s (DINO) TVL rose above $330M a week after launch

Decentralized finance (DeFi) remains one of the fastest-growing subsectors of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and newly launched platforms looking to grow their userbase and attract liquidity typically offer high-interest staking pools for the first few weeks after launching.  One new project that has steadily gained traction in terms of user growth and total value locked (TVL) since …

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DeFi tokens book double-digit gains after Bitcoin rallies above $39,000

A renewed sense of optimism has returned to the cryptocurrency ecosystem on July 26 as Bitcoin’s (BTC) recovery above $38,900 has sparked a market-wide rally in the altcoins.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the top movers over the past 24 hours are Amp (AMP), Venus (XVS) and Reserve Rights (RSR). Top …

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Ethereum eyes rally to $3K with 39% ETH price rebound triggering a classic bullish pattern

The price of Ether (ETH) jumped to a three-week high on July 26, triggered by similar gains in the Bitcoin (BTC) market that appeared in the wake of rumors about Amazon’s foray into the cryptocurrency sector. A job posting from the retail giant showed that it is seeking an executive to build its “digital currency …

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Coin98 gains 1,200% after Binance listing, Ampleforth soars on Aave integration

Few things in the cryptocurrency space generate more hype than a new token listing because the prospect of finding a rare 1000x coin continues to be a top goal of many crypto investors.  Coin98 (C98) is the most recent example of this phenomenon after the Binance Smart Chain-based decentralized finance (DeFi) solution rallied 1,200% from …

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Record network activity and a second NFT boom send WAX price higher

Just a few days before Bitcoin (BTC) price plunged below $30,000, the NFT sector was dominating headlines for the second time in 2021, led by a month-long 972% surge in the price of Axie Infinity.  Another NFT-focused protocol that has been gaining fundamental strength in recent months is Worldwide Asset eXchange, also known as WAX — …

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Altcoins secure double-digit gains after Bitcoin surges toward $33K

Charts turned green as Bitcoin (BTC) price rallied to $32,858, but a number of analysts also cautioned that the market may not be out of the woods yet.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the top movers over the past 24-hours were Telcoin (TEL), Polygon (MATIC) and Axie Infinity (AXS), indicating that …

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NEM, Augur and District0x price push higher while Bitcoin trades below $32K

Bitcoin (BTC) is on the verge of closing another week that saw the price dip closer to $30,000 but the same bearish observation cannot be made for all altcoins. On Friday, several smaller-cap altcoins managed to shake off the bearish assault and post-double-digit gains before traditional markets closed for the weekend.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets …

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Small Love Potion (SLP) price doubles as Axie Infinity user growth explodes

Last week Axie Infinity’s AXS token went on an impressive parabolic run and hit a new all-time high at $19.60.  Small Love Potion (SLP), a token in the Axie Infinity (AXS) ecosystem that is minted through gameplay as a reward to users, also broke out with a triple digit gain. SLP can then be used …

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3 reasons why Constellation (DAG) price outperformed most altcoins this week

The concerns voiced about the consensus mechanisms of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) have played a part in the sideways price action both assets have seen over the past two months, opening the door for other competing projects to gain attention.  One project that managed to overcome the sideways action in the market and rally …

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