DeFi is Growing into the Next Generation of the Crypto Revolution

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DeFi is Growing into the Next Generation of the Crypto Revolution
The movement around decentralized finance (DeFi) is gaining swift traction, and many believe that it’s DeFi that will dominate blockchain space. Let’s find out what it is and why DeFi is such a big deal for the crypto community.
DeFi is Growing into the Next Generation of the Crypto Revolution

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Crypto Market Wrap: Decentraland in Fomoland with 40% Pump From HTC Partnership

Crypto markets are still cooling; The majors consolidating, Stellar, BNB and ETC moving a little, MANA going to the moon.
Market Wrap
Crypto markets are currently holding steady as there has been very little movement over the past 24 hours for the majority of coins. Total market capitalization has remained above $130 billion for now but things are likely to head south again before another rally initiates.
Bitcoin has bounced between $3,840 and $3,870 several times over the past day as it consolidates here before another move. Daily BTC volume is trailing off and has dropped to $7.7 billion and it is likely the next move will be to the downside.
Ethereum remains weakened before the hard fork scheduled for later this week. ETH has failed to break over $140 and signs are bearish at the moment with the next major support level at $132. XRP has also fallen back and it seems that the Coinbase Pro listing has done very little for Ripple’s token prices as it sheds 7% since the announcement.
The top ten is a mixed batch during today’s Asian trading session with only two altcoins making over 2%. Binance Coin and Stellar have inched up a little while the rest are pretty stagnant. Tron is only $60 million in market cap away from XLM so a flippening could occur when TRX forks tomorrow.
Similar lethargy can be seen in the top twenty with only Ethereum Classic and NEM climbing over 2% on the day. Bitcoin SV failed to retake tenth spot from BNB despite a huge pump yesterday.
Decentraland is in fomoland today as HTC announces support for its wallet and dApp on the new Exodus 1 blockchain phone. MANA has surged almost 40% on the day as South Koreans load up on the virtual reality land platform’s native token.

We're excited to announce our new partnership with HTC! We'll be working with HTC to bring the Decentraland ecosystem to the Exodus 1, HTC's blockchain enabled phone, complete with an integrated hardware wallet. Read more on our blog at: https://t.co/a5g8FhEhry pic.twitter.com/JE6vijVSBC
— Decentraland (@decentraland) February 26, 2019

“Decentraland and the Exodus team are collaborating to bring the Decentraland ecosystem to the EXODUS 1, the world’s first native blockchain smartphone. This means that all of your Decentraland assets can be securely stored in the Zion Vault, the all-in-one private vault on the blockchain,” the release added.
Theta, a decentralized video streaming platform is also getting a dose of fomo with another pump of 30% today as Bithumb announces support for mainnet token swap. Getting beat up is S4FE displaying a true pump and dump pattern losing over 50% today. Enjin Coin is cooling off after a Samsung induced surge of almost 200% as it drops 12% back today.

Total crypto market capitalization is holding just over $130 billion following a day of yo-yoing at this level. Daily volume has cooled off to $25 billion as things slow down after a volatile month. Markets are close to their levels this time last Wednesday, and are over 8% up on the month.
Market Wrap is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 cryptocurrencies during the current trading session and analyses the best-performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals.
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Flash Hike: Decentraland [MANA] Price Skyrockets Over 45% After Partnership With HTC

Partnerships have been a great way for projects to work around and bring real-life use to their coins and tokens. While many coins have already found great partners, Decentraland too has its right match as the coin announced its recent partnership with smartphone giant HTC.
Decentraland [MANA] price up by 45%
While partnership news has been a positive price mover for most coins and token, Decentraland news of a collaboration with HTC also had a similar impact. As the news of the collaboration hit the street, Decentraland coin broke all resistance levels and had an upward price break out of close to 45%.
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Decentraland Partnership with HTC

We’re excited to announce our new partnership with HTC! We’ll be working with HTC to bring the Decentraland ecosystem to the Exodus 1, HTC’s blockchain enabled phone, complete with an integrated hardware wallet. Read more on our blog at: https://t.co/a5g8FhEhry pic.twitter.com/JE6vijVSBC
— Decentraland (@decentraland) February 26, 2019

According to the news, Decentraland will debut on the HTC EXODUS 1, an industry leader in blockchain mobile devices. This means that all the users Decentraland assets can be securely stored in the Zion Vault, the all-in-one private vault on the blockchain. The partnership looks a good match as HTC Exodus and Decentraland are both committed to redefining the way people manage their identities, privacy, cryptocurrencies, and other virtual possessions online.
The phone’s hardware will be storing the private keys and will allow users to secure their Decentraland identities, data, and assets directly in their pocket – totally cutting out the middleman. Decentraland’s LAND (the ERC-721 virtual real estate that makes up Genesis City) and MANA (our Ethereum-based cryptocurrency) will both be supported by the Zion Vault.
HTC has been a pioneer in mobile hardware space and has created foundational technology for mobile and virtual reality technology used around the globe and its Project EXODUS is a smartphone solution that will power the decentralized web- a move towards the future.
The street seems to be happy with the partnership and Decentraland could be in every pocket with HTC Exodus. A definite plus for the coin.
 Will Decentraland benefit from the HTC Exodus collaboration of will just prove out to be just another partnership? Do let us know your views on the same.
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Coinbase Announces Rollout in Six New European Markets

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Coinbase Announces Rollout in Six New European Markets

Coinbase said Thursday it had expanded its product to several European countries and overseas territories, including Lithuania, Iceland, Andorra, Gibraltar, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

Coinbase Announces Rollout in Six New European Markets

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Four New ERC 20 Tokens are Launching on Coinbase Pro

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Four New ERC 20 Tokens are Launching on Coinbase Pro

Civic, district0x, Loom Network, and Decentraland are already available to trade on Coinbase Pro.

Four New ERC 20 Tokens are Launching on Coinbase Pro

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Coinbase Criticized For Listing Civic (CVC) and Decentraland (Mana)

Coinbase threw a curveball as it announced that it would be listing fairly criticized coins such as Civic (CVC), DNT, LOOM, and Decentraland (MANA) on its Coinbase Pro platform. This announcement led to a lot of criticism for Coinbase among the community as the exchange ignored a lot of prominent coins.
Community not happy over Coinbase’s selection of coin
It came as a shocker to most of the people when Coinbase officially announced that it was launching ERC20 tokens Civic (CVC), district0x (DNT), Loom Network (LOOM), and Decentraland (MANA). While these projects were part of Coinbase’s ERC 20 exploration exercise, what didn’t go well with a lot of people is that Coinbase ignored a lot of prominent coins.
Even the official announcement did mention about the exchange’s decision to leave out some prominent coins, but still, that wasn’t enough to a piece the community. The exact words in the announcement were
“ We recognize that there are popular assets that we have not yet added to our platform. Our decision to add ERC20 tokens first is based on the relative ease of integrating the standard with our existing infrastructure, particularly from a security standpoint. However, as noted in our earlier post, we are exploring the addition of many new assets beyond ERC20 tokens on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis”
The prominent of the criticism came from the head analyst of The Block (of Diar Research Fame) Larry Cermak who said that its was a shocker decision from the exchange calling CVC and Mana as Zombie projects

Listing Civic and Mana is a total joke. Coinbase is losing all the credibility today. Both are literally zombie projects. I’m honestly shocked
— Larry Cermak (@lawmaster) December 7, 2018

 
The post was retweeted by a lot of prominent influencers clearly indicating the decision wasn’t appreciated by many.
As the criticisms for the exchange increased, Coinbase released another post on its official blog stating that it continues to explore support for the new digital asset. The post, very similar to its September announcement, noted that
“Coinbase is exploring a broad range of assets which include, in alphabetical order by symbol: Cardano (ADA), Aeternity (AE), Aragon (ANT), Bread Wallet (BRD), Civic (CVC), Dai (DAI), district0x (DNT), EnjinCoin (ENJ), EOS (EOS), Golem Network (GNT), IOST (IOST), Kin (KIN), Kyber Network (KNC), ChainLink (LINK), Loom Network (LOOM), Loopring (LRC), Decentraland (MANA), Mainframe (MFT), Maker (MKR), NEO (NEO), OmiseGo (OMG), Po.et (POE), QuarkChain (QKC), Augur (REP), Request Network (REQ), Status (SNT), Storj (STORJ), Stellar (XLM), XRP (XRP), Tezos (XTZ), and Zilliqa (ZIL)”.
The post also mentioned that although the exploration is on the exchange does not guarantee any listing yet.
What are the real reason behind selecting these coins are still unclear but definitely missing out on prominent coins is not something that has gone down well with the community Coming days would definitely tell us whether Coinbase decision to ignore prominent coins was wise or not.
What do you think of this listing decision by Coinbase? Do let us know your views on the same
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Chainbreakers – a New Strategy Game Powered by Smart Contracts

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Chainbreakers – a New Strategy Game Powered by Smart Contracts

Chainbreakers incentivizes players to earn dividends and strategically develop their assets by actively playing. The game assets are contained in NFTs stored on the Ethereum blockchain.

Chainbreakers – a New Strategy Game Powered by Smart Contracts

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