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ChainLink now the 5th most valuable crypto, gains 418% since July 1

Link is currently worth about $19, gaining about 418% since July 1, 2020

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

Chainlink (LINK) has joined the top 5 most valuable cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, following a surge in interest by crypto traders and investors for the digital coin over the last few weeks.

Link, which is currently worth about $19, has gained about 418% since July 1, 2020, when it was trading around $4.55. Chainlink (link) is pushing closer to the $20 threshold and solidifying itself in the number five position for the most valuable cryptocurrencies ranked by market capitalization.

READ MORE: XRP plunges more than 10%, biggest daily percentage drop since March 12

Is Chainlink in a price bubble?

Sometimes when the price of crypto-assets increase overtime, it gets to a point when the bubble will burst and almost all assets will experience price correction. The less mature the crypto asset and the weaker the fundamentals, the sharper the correction will be.

Is Chainlink overvalued?

Nairametrics does not believe that Chain link is overvalued. Compared to 2017, DeFi tokens are nowhere close to being as overvalued as mainstream crypto assets like BTC and ETH. However, there is a strong level of caution among investors.

Quick fact: Defi means “decentralized finance”. It is a crypto ecosystem made up of financial apps designed on leading blockchain platforms.

These digital assets are designed on Ethereum codes, and usually exhibit characteristics that include having protocols and financial smart contracts.

READ MORE: Crypto-Scammers stole $24 million worth of BTCs in 2020  

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Chainlink is a blockchain that is designed to bridge the space between blockchain technology-based smart contracts (created by ETH), and other user programs.

Since blockchains by principle can’t have access to data outside their paths or networks, a DeFi instrument is needed to facilitate data feeds in smart contracts, and Chainlink helps to solve such needs.

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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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Dogecoin post weekly gains of over 450%, more valuable than Barclays and Credit Suisse

The listing of DOGE on Coinbase and other related institutional-focused exchanges could make DOGE’s value rise as high as $1.

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In recent weeks, Dogecoin (DOGE) has become the darling of many crypto traders and investors as it rallied by more than 450% amid high buying pressure.

Even after earlier pullbacks, its current market valuation of about $35 billion makes it more valuable than century-old banks like Barclays and Credit Suisse which have a valuation of $32 billion and $23.9 billion respectively.

The crypto asset, at the time of writing, was the only profitable crypto in the top 5, triggered by Twitter posts from Elon Musk, one of the world’s most powerful and wealthiest person alive.

Market pundits argue that the credence from the world’s leading billionaires like Elon Musk and Mark Cuban might have given the fast-rising crypto enough support amid the recent price correction ongoing in the flagship crypto market.

Crypto pundits also argue that the listing of DOGE on Coinbase and other related institutional-focused exchanges that offer altcoin derivatives could make its value rise as high as $1.

At the time of writing this report, Dogecoin traded at $0.409118 with a daily trading volume of $35.3 billion. It is currently the fifth most valuable crypto by market value surpassing the likes of Tether, Cardano, and Polkadot.

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.”

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Bank of England considers digital currency

If approved, the digital currency would exist alongside other payment options, rather than replacing them.

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The UK government and the Bank of England are taking landmark steps towards the creation of a central bank digital currency, joining other nations that include China and Bahamas in the digital currency drive.

A press release issued on the government’s website announced the creation of a body with the mandate to coordinate on the possibility of a Bank of England-issued digital money for use by households and businesses.

If approved, the digital currency would exist alongside other payment options, rather than replace them.

READ: Bank of Canada quickens up its digital currency launch

Speaking at Fintech Week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak spoke on the initiatives put in place with regulatory support and structural reforms toward the British drive on a central bank digital currency.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak said:

“Our vision is for a more open, greener, and more technologically advanced financial services sector. The UK is already known for being at the forefront of innovation, but we need to go further. The steps I’ve outlined today, to boost growing fintechs push the boundaries of digital finance and make our financial markets more efficient, will propel us forward. And if we can capture the extraordinary potential of technology, we’ll cement the UK’s position as the world’s pre-eminent financial centre.

A new Taskforce, bringing together HM Treasury and the Bank of England, will be established to explore a possible UK central bank digital currency (CBDC).

READ: U.S Central Bank leader says no rush into crypto dollar

Two new forums will also be established to engage technical experts and key stakeholders (including financial institutions, merchants, business users, civil society groups, and consumers) through the process.”

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A digital currency is a cash balance recorded electronically on a store value card or other physical devices, which could someday replace the physical notes of the British pound or Naira, for instance.

Digital currencies can be decentralized, a situation where the control over cash supply can come from diverse sources. Digital currencies can also be centralized, a situation where there is a midpoint of control over cash supply, just like the way central banks work.

READ: Crypto crash: 3 major risks involved in investing in Crypto

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The U.S government is also considering a framework for creating a U.S. central bank digital currency, which would be mined through the blockchain protocol, transferred between users, and recorded in a public ledger.

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