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BAND, fastest growing crypto gains 5,620% in 7 months

BAND Protocol is backed by Sequoia Capital and Binance.

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BAND, fastest growing crypto gains 5,620% in 7 months

Band Protocol (BAND), an arch-rival blockchain network to Chainlink (LINK) has just hit an all-time high. Data from Coinmarketcap showed BAND growing from $0.2 on Jan 05, 2020, to $11.24, at the time this report was written, showing an impressive gain of 5,620%, recording a new high.

READ ALSO: ChainLink’s digital coin skyrockets 388% in 130 days, still soaring

Fundamental analysis of BAND

Despite BAND’s significant re-rating year to date, it is worth noting that its market capitalization is still only 5% of LINK.

This is fair, currently given BAND’s nascent stage but Nairametrics expects the valuation gap will continue to close in the next 12 months as BAND scales.

READ ALSO: Bitcoin surges pass $11,500, BTC wallets activity hit 2.5 year high

In the coming months, BAND will be announcing a number of partnerships that will show how far along they have come. This will dispel the misinformation that some rivals have tried to spread much better.

The 2nd phase of BAND’s re-rating continues. Given its partnership pipeline and impending exchange listings, I would be disappointed if the BAND’s market capitalization is not at least 10-20% of LINK’s within the next 12 months.

READ MORE: Ripple has released 1 billion XRP; here’s what this means

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Quick Fact; BAND Protocol is a cross-chain data oracle network that aggregates and connects real-world data and APIs to smart contracts. Blockchains enable immutable storage and deterministic, verifiable computations — however; they cannot securely access data available outside the blockchain networks.

BAND Protocol is backed by Sequoia Capital and Binance.

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Band Protocol enables smart contract applications such as DeFi, prediction markets, and games to be built on-chain without relying on the single point of failure of a centralized oracle.

Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Message Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina. He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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    Coinbase debuts on Nasdaq at around $100 billion valuation

    Coinbase resumed trading on the Nasdaq Composite Index today under the ticker “COIN”.

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    Coinbase, a Cryptocurrency exchange made its highly anticipated debut on Nasdaq on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, becoming the first company devoted entirely to cryptocurrency to enter the US stock exchange.

    The IPO of Coinbase Global today was a big turning point for the cryptocurrency business. It had a rousing debut on Wall Street with the digital currency exchange’s stock growing as high as $429, giving it a market cap of $100 billion for a brief period of time.

    According to analysts, retail trading accounts for 90% of Coinbase’s income, with the majority of trading taking place in the United States and focusing mainly on the two main cryptos: Bitcoin and ETHUSD. Dubbed the most talked-about IPO on Wall Street, Coinbase resumed trading on the Nasdaq Composite Index today under the ticker “COIN.”

    What this means

    Given Coinbase’s reception, Crypto optimists insist Bitcoin will not go anywhere in the near future, but will instead become more mainstream. They see the Bitcoin craze as the “start of a new era” in the digital currency world, rather than a passing phase.

    Due to Bitcoin’s young and unpredictable existence, investors and public corporations are also wary of investing in it. However, as long as the currency’s popularity is sustained, the bubble hypothesis can be debunked as control and acceptance of the currency spreads further down the line, according to analysts.

    It is important to note that Coinbase has a strong correlation with Bitcoin and as it benefits from its bullish run, it can also be hit by a downturn in the market.

    What you should know

    • Coinbase has become popular amongst cryptocurrency optimists since being founded in 2012, for providing an easier way to exchange shares of digital currencies.
    • Coinbase announced last week that its first-quarter sales jumped 847% to $1.8 billion and that it currently has 56 million confirmed customers.
    • Coinbase is now one of the largest publicly traded firms in the United States, with a market cap of more than $100 billion.
    • Only 83 companies in the S&P 500 index have a market value greater than $100 billion.
    • The combined market value of Nasdaq Inc., which operates the Nasdaq Stock Market, and Intercontinental Exchange, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, is greater than Coinbase’s.

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    Dogecoin hits a new milestone, surges by 54%

    DOGE experienced a strong 54% rally and established a new all-time high of $0.1161.

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    The price of Dogecoin, the fast-rising crypto popularly referred to as DOGE experienced a strong 54% rally and established a new all-time high of $0.1161 amid strong buying pressures prevalent in the Cryptoverse.

    While crypto pundits can’t clearly give the rationality behind the recent surge of Dogecoin, its debut as one of the most popular crypto on social media, with top celebrities including Elon Musk and Mark Cuban giving the crypto endless support, makes a strong case.

    READ: Sacramento Kings becomes first sports team to offer salary option in Bitcoin

    At the time of writing this report, Dogecoin was trading at $0.113824 with a daily trading volume of $11.3 billion. Dogecoin is up 54.49% for the day.

    Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban is predicting the price of Dogecoin (DOGE) will eventually hit $1, after few days of accepting the crypto as a form of payment.

    Dogecoin is a type of digital coin that is decentralized and facilitates peer-to-peer digital transactions. This means you can send money online with much ease. It is usually referred to as “the internet currency.”

    READ: 3 Cryptos set to explode high

    It is different from BTC’s proof-of-work protocol in many ways, one of which is the Scrypt technology. The fast-growing altcoin also has a block period of 1 minute, and the total supply is unlimited, meaning that there is no limit to the amount of Dogecoin that can be mined.

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    “The recent rise of dogecoin, a meme coin, should serve as a reminder to everyone in the space that the most popular use case for crypto is still pure speculation,” said Anil Lulla, a former analyst at Bloomberg and co-founder of the cryptocurrency research firm, Delphi Digital.

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