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Investors are now rushing into Ethereum, as gains surge by 262% in 4 months

ETH is a decentralized system, fully independent, and is not under anyone’s authority.

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Investors are now rushing into Ethereum, as gains surge by 262% in 4 months

Ethereum (ETH), the world’s second most valuable cryptocurrency by market value, has more than doubled in value over the last four months. This has left BTC, the world’s flagship currency, in the dust.

Data from Coinmarketcap showed that Ether was trading around $293 at the time of this report, representing about 262% gain since March 12th, 2020, when it traded at $112. It’s market capitalization presently at $32 billion.

In addition, ETH miners are smiling to the bank as data feed obtained from Glasscode has shown revenue from fees surging to an all-time high. On the hourly chart, Nairametrics observed that more than a third of the ETH miner revenue currently comes from fees rather than blocks; up from less than 5% in April.

READ MORE: BTC & ETH on pace to hit transactions worth $1.3 trillion in 2020

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Recall that Nairametrics had earlier given valuable insight about Ethereum’s price action, revealing ETH was finally breaking out of its long $200-$250 daily close range, and that it was time to revisit its historical model that illustrated the number of times a daily close transition had occurred between psychological support levels.

ETH is sitting in its “sweet spot” where the most polarization has historically unfolded (between the $200 and $300 levels) during its five-year history. A close above $300 in the near future would be the 42nd instance of the price closing above or below it.

READ: Dogecoin gains 50% in less than 24 hours, highest single-day gain since 2017

ETH is a cryptocurrency designed for decentralized applications and deployment of smart contracts, which are created and operated without any fraud, interruption, control or interference from a third party. It is a decentralized system, fully independent, and is not under anyone’s authority. It has no pivotal point, and its platform is connected to thousands of its users through their computing system around the world, which means it’s almost impossible for ETH to go offline.

Like with many other crypto assets, speculating with Ethereum can be highly profitable and has had a good history of giving its investors huge returns. However, there are also many other options to make income from Ethereum. These options include Ethereum mining, Ethereum faucets, and ETH staking.

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Olumide Adesina is a French-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment Trading. A member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society. Financial Market; Yale University, Behavioral Finance; Duke University. You can follow Olumide on twitter @tokunboadesina or email [email protected]

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Ilenikhena mabel

    July 26, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    How do l invest

  2. Anonymous

    July 27, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Please how do I get Ethereum

  3. Gladys Ikechukwu

    August 7, 2020 at 12:25 am

    Pls how do I invest in etherum

  4. Adedoyin Olufemi Ariyo

    August 10, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    How do I invest in etherium

  5. Ndem Agwu Frank

    August 10, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    How do I invest in etherium

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Bitcoin could potentially become superior to cash

BTC holds a maximum supply of about 21 million digital coins.

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dollars, Bitcoin has halved, what happens next?, Naira should watch out; Nigeria leads in the peer to peer use of Bitcoin than all African countries combined

MicroStrategy, a publicly traded company in the US valued at over $1.2 billion, disclosed via an official statement that it would be adopting the world’s most valuable crypto as a “primary treasury reserve asset”.

“Since its inception over a decade ago, Bitcoin has emerged as a significant addition to the global financial system, with characteristics that are useful to both individuals and institutions. MicroStrategy has recognized Bitcoin as a legitimate investment asset that can be superior to cash and accordingly has made Bitcoin the principal holding in its treasury reserve strategy,” MicroStrategy CEO, Michael J. Saylor said. He also acknowledged that Bitcoin could potentially become superior to cash.

Data from Coin360 showed the flagship crypto-asset was trading above $11,700 with a market valuation above $216 billion and a daily trading volume of about $9.6 billion. This was as at the time this report was being drafted.

Why Bitcoin might be rising

What’s driving the most valuable crypto and its usage as an investment asset lately?

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Well, many financial experts believe the sudden rise of crypto assets’ value might be due to the weakness in the US dollar.

The American dollar has fallen in recent months, on expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates near zero for the long term as a result of the financial disruption caused by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

Quick fact: BTC holds a maximum supply of about 21 million digital coins of which there are about 18.5 million in circulation, while over 4 million BTCs have already been lost forever. These show that its definite supply protects it asset against value dilution.

Recall that Nairametrics earlier gave valuable insights into why Bitcoin is now the most preferred asset to own among institutional investors.

Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance, on his Twitter feed commented on the reasons companies are investing in cryptos. He said:

“Smart publicly listed company buys $250,000,000 worth of bitcoin, as a safe haven asset. Stimulus money flowing from Wall Street into bitcoin. Are you in front of or behind them?”

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Ethereum on rampage, surges to a 2-year high of $430

ETH breaking the strong resistance level of $450, in the nearest future.

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Luno breaks barrier, allows Ethereum/Naira trading pair

The second most valuable crypto surged past its two-year high. Just a day after reaching a two-month low in address activity amid fears of soaring fees, ETH has defied short-term fundamental concerns and soared to a 2-year high of $430.

According to Santiment Research Company’s Twitter feed, Ethereum traders were also elated about sky-high social volume levels.

What’s next?

The two-year high record band is now the new barrier to overcome as ETH sits above $400 per token. If Ethereum manages to stay above $425, Nairametrics could soon see ETH breaking the strong resistance level of $450, in the nearest future.

But not everything is all smooth in the second most valuable crypto market. The growing popularity of Ethereum-based networks and the use of DeFi protocols are both a blessing and a curse.

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The Ethereum network is presently close to reaching its technical limits, as DeFi and Tether are essentially responsible for as many transactions as the network can handle at the moment.

Quick fact: Ethereum is a cryptocurrency designed for decentralized applications and deployment of smart contracts, which are created and operated without fraud, interruption, control, or interference from a third party.

Like with many other crypto assets, speculating with Ethereum can be highly profitable and has had a good history of giving its investors huge returns. However, there are also many other options to make income from Ethereum. These include Ethereum mining, Ethereum faucets, and Ethereum staking.

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Two day old crypto, YAM’s market value drops from $60 million to $0 in 35mins

Given YAM’s governance module, this bug would render it impossible to reach quorum.

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Two-day-old crypto asset, YAM has seen its market capitalization vanish in less than 60 minutes. This happened after developers of the once-promising defi project attempted to fix a bug in the code, but weren’t successful.

Data from BKCoincapital, a crypto hedge fund, revealed how YAM, a liquidity mining protocol which attracted >$400mm in just its first 2 days of trading, had a bug discovered in its code. The bug caused the unaudited defi platform’s Market Capitalization to go from $60 million to $0 in approx. 35 minutes.

READ MORE: Bitcoin is on rampage as it breaks through $12,000 price level

YAM is an experimental protocol mashing up some of the most exciting innovations in programmable money and governance.

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READ ALSO: Tether market capitalization surges close to $10 Billion

What happened?

YAM project developers, discovered a bug in the YAM rebasing contract that would mint far more YAM than intended to sell to the Uniswap YAM/yCRV pool, sending a large amount of excess YAM to the protocol reserve. Given YAM’s governance module, this bug would render it impossible to reach quorum, meaning no governance action would be possible and funds in the treasury would be locked.

At its core, YAM is an elastic supply cryptocurrency, which expands and contracts supply in response to market conditions, initially targeting 1 USD per YAM.

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