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Algorand Venture Studio Launches Grant Program to Fuel Ecosystem Development

Algorand Venture Studio Launches Grant Program to Fuel Ecosystem Development
  • A grant program designed to accelerate development of the Algorand ecosystem has launched.
  • Elite student groups from some of the world’s most famous universities are also involved in the program.

A grant program designed to accelerate development of the Algorand ecosystem has launched. Eterna Borderless Venture Studio is an Algorand acceleration initiative led by Eterna Capital, Borderless Capital, and Algorand, with support from leading industry players including blockchain PR and marketing agency MarketAcross. Elite student groups from some of the world’s most famous universities are also involved in the program, which aims to attract participants from across a broad spectrum while showcasing the many possibilities afforded by Algorand’s proof-of-stake chain.

In addition to providing the funding to projects committed to building on Algorand, the venture studio will mentor and support the teams selected. Hands-on support on a rolling three-month basis has been promised, with eligible projects receiving up to $100k in funding. Projects that show promise may also be given the opportunity to conduct larger raises further down the line with the support of Borderless Capital and Eterna Capital.

Venture Firms Stump Up

Eterna Capital and Borderless Capital, the leading entities funding Eterna Borderless Venture Studio, have close ties to Algorand, and are deeply committed to seeing the blockchain network succeed. Borderless Capital’s focus lies on investing in financial products that will bootstrap Algorand adoption, while London-based investment firm Eterna Capital specializes in blockchain investments.

Commenting on the initiative, Algorand founder Silvio Micali said: “An important component of the Algorand community today is broad support for the accelerating momentum of DeFi organizations, enterprises, and governments using this next generation technology.” He added: “I am excited to see two thought-leading organizations come together and create a rigorous program that will support innovation and frictionless exchange on Algorand."

Leaving Other Networks in the Shade

The commencement of Eterna Borderless Venture Studio marks the clearest sign to date that Algorand is preparing to leave other blockchain networks behind and forge its own path. The other smart contract network with a significant grant program at its disposal, EOS, has failed to attract meaningful development. As a result, its network has stagnated, and prompted some of the more enterprising projects to migrate to other chains.

Algorand’s architects are eager to prevent that from happening, and to prove that its proof-of-stake protocol can operate at scale, making it as suited to hosting consumer dApps as it is to onboarding major enterprises. Having secured the support of a cross-industry swathe of players, including representatives from the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and Imperial College of London, as well as F6S, one of the largest startup ecosystems in Europe, Eterna Borderless Venture Studio has all the pieces in place to fuel development of Algorand.

In related news, the Algorand Foundation has just committed 250 million ALGO tokens, worth around $50M, to encourage third party developers to build on Algorand. Decentralized applications (dApps), education programs, and community initiatives are among the projects invited to apply for grants. Coinciding with the launch of Eterna Borderless Venture Studio, the news gives hope to early Algorand backers that the network is finally starting to make good on its promises, and to show that it can form a vibrant ecosystem for hosting everything from enterprise applications to consumer wallets and exchanges.

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BTC/USD Facing Challenge at 17850: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 28 November 2020 BTC

BTC/USD Facing Challenge at 17850: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 28 November 2020 BTC

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) glided higher early in today’s North American session as the pair appreciated to the 17444.88 area trading as low as the 16880 area in the European session, with the intraday high representing a test of the 100-bar 4-hourly simple moving average.  Traders are carefully monitoring how BTC/USD will trade around important historical upside price objectives that were absorbed during the pair’s recent climb near its all-time high, including the 17657.16, 17891.76, 18256.14, and 18946.91 areas.  The pair stopped short of testing the 15808.49 area during the recent move lower, representing the 23.6% retracement of the wide appreciating range and absolute 2020 range from 3858 to 19500.  Significant Stops were elected during the decline including below the 18605.14, 18275.16, 18016.74, 17604.12, 17517.42, 17156.69, 17099.13, 16905.00, 16603.10, 16357.50, and 16292.58 levels.  If the pair is able to resume its upward trajectory and establish a new all-time high, traders are carefully monitoring the 20311.36 and 21909.24 areas as upside price objectives.  Similarly, the 20534.46 area is an upside price objective related to buying demand that originated earlier this year around the 6854.67 area. 

Traders will pay close attention to some potential areas of technical support during pullbacks lower and these include the 16092.69 and 15935.90 areas.  Notably, the 15935.90 and 16304.69 areas represent the 76.4% and 78.6% retracements of a historical depreciation from 19891.99 to 3128.89.  Further below current market activity, traders are paying close attention to additional potential areas of technical support during pullbacks and these include the 14273.50, 14259.01, 14101.50, 13989.55, 13892.29, 13705.50, 13663.43, and 13594.42 levels. Chartists are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly).   Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (hourly).

Price activity is nearest the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) at 17450.09 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 17224.83.

Technical Support is expected around 16200/ 15996.17/ 15479.66 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 19500/ 20311.36/ 21909.24 with Stops expected above.  

On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.

On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

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SoftBank CEO believes bitcoin will be useful in the future but “not any time soon“

SoftBank CEO believes bitcoin will be useful in the future but “not any time soon“

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  • Crypto adoption is on the rise recently since the leading cryptocurrency of bitcoin has been doing the rounds when it comes to bullish momentum. 
  • But not everyone yet understands fully what bitcoin is or how it works. 

Crypto adoption is on the rise recently since the leading cryptocurrency of bitcoin has been doing the rounds when it comes to bullish momentum. But not everyone yet understands fully what bitcoin is or how it works. 

There are numerous videos and articles out there that explain it but some people will leave those articles and videos more confused than when they started!

This is a sentiment that is being shown in numerous institutional investors such as Masayoshi Son, who is the billionaire technology entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank, a conglomerate institution based in Japan. He has said that he doesn’t “understand“ bitcoin as it rises significantly in its value.

Son has said that bitcoin investment is seemingly pulling his attention away from his actual own business according to a report from business insider last week on the 19th of November.

He added that he would spend five minutes every day watching the price of bitcoin go up and down highlighting that he was told by a friend to invest 1% of his personal assets into the coin. Quick maths shows that this is around $200 million.

When discussing the future of digital currency, the CEO said that digital currencies will be useful in the future and are great for development but it will take time and they won’t go anywhere any time soon.

“I think digital currency will be useful [...] But I don't know what digital currency, what structure, and so on.”

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ETH/USD Continues Recovery After Holding 503.57 Level: Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 28 November 2020 ETH

ETH/USD Continues Recovery After Holding 503.57 Level:  Sally Ho's Technical Analysis 28 November 2020 ETH

Ethereum (ETH/USD) extended its recent recovery in today’s North American session as the pair appreciated to the 529.90 area after trading as low as the 505.01 area in the European session, a test of the 100-bar 4-hourly simple moving average.  Traders lifted ETH/USD back above the 50-hour simple moving average during the North American session.  Some short-term upside retracement levels that traders are monitoring relate to the recent depreciating range from 623.22 to 480.08, and these include the 534.76, 551.65, 568.54, 589.44, and 592.59 levels.  The recent pullback was a test of the 479.03 area, representing the 78.6% retracement of the appreciating range from 439.77 to 623.22.  One level that traders are carefully monitoring is the 503.57 area, a level that represents the 38.2% retracement of the recent appreciating range from 310.00 to 623.22Stops were recently elected below a series of retracement levels including 579.73, 563.58, 553.14, 531.50, 526.88, 509.85, 496.86, and 483.06. Larger Stops were elected below the 550.01 and 504.72 areas, retracement levels related to the wider appreciating range from 313.00 to 623.22.  On the upside, Stops were recently elected above the 615.19 area during the climb higher, an upside price objective related to buying activity that originated around the 142.10 level earlier this year.  The pair’s next upside price objectives include the 637.79, 668.87, 679.78, and 698.88 levels.   Traders are also paying close attention to technical resistance around the 627.83, 638.28, and 652.36 areas. 

Stops were recently elected above the 583.59 and 592.24 areas during the ascent, retracement levels related to selling pressure that commenced around the 894.50 and 1419.96 levelsStops were also recently elected above the 519.16, 521.13, 524.97, and 540.64 areas during the ascent higher, preceded by Stops triggered above the 503.54, 508.69, and 510.22 levels.  During pullbacks lower, traders are paying close attention to the pair’s trading activity around the 461.31 area, an upside price objective related to buying pressure that emerged months ago around the 125.52 area.   Some additional downside retracement levels include 432.71, 431.36, 427.78, 424.14, 422.81, 419.74, 415.20, 411.91, and 408.12. Additional areas of potential downside support include the 400.56, 395.87, 387.62, 380.03, 377.17, 367.24, 366.72, 354.44, and 353.78 areas.  Traders are observing that the 50-bar MA (4-hourly) is bullishly indicating above the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) and above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly).  Also, the 50-bar MA (hourly) is bearishly indicating below the 100-bar MA (hourly) and below the 200-bar MA (hourly).

Price activity is nearest the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) at 507.28 and the 50-bar MA (Hourly) at 519.49.

Technical Support is expected around 417.60/ 388.49/ 366.72 with Stops expected below.

Technical Resistance is expected around 627.83/ 637.79/ 668.87 with Stops expected above.

On 4-Hourly chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bearishly below MACDAverage.

On 60-minute chart, SlowK is Bullishly above SlowD while MACD is Bullishly above MACDAverage.

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As it grows, how much ground will XRP cover next year?

As it grows, how much ground will XRP cover next year?

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  • Is 2021 XRP’s year?
  • How adoption will result in the success of the token.

Timothy Peterson, the well-known advocate for bitcoin and manager of global macro, believes that the San Francisco-based XRP token will have its best year in 2021 since 2017. 

As previously reported earlier this week, Peterson has recently said:

“I know it doesn’t look like much but this is $XRP lowest price forward. I think people will be surprised at $Ripple’s performance in 2021. It will probably have its best year since 2017 and maybe outperform #Bitcoin.”

As many people will already be aware, the success for ripple and its token will all depend on adoption by financial institutions. They have developed numerous new products such as rippleX in order to help facilitate a seamless transaction on the decentralised ecosystem for the network. But for the tokens targeted market, only 2% of financial institutions are actually willing to use it.

The Chief Technical Officer of Ripple, David Schwartz has previously said that there are numerous obstacles that prevent adoption for the token some of which include problems with regulation. That being said, well-known traders and investors at Galaxy trading have said that the asset is proven to be resilient.

“Although it is perhaps one of the most disliked projects, it has more than once shown its aggressive nature at a time when no one is expecting it.”

They see that the coin is capable of sparking by 10 times its current price as they say:

“We believe that this moment is very close and since catching the exact bottom is something very unpredictable, our advice to all who want to invest is to start buying at these “golden” levels of support where 10X can become a reality.”

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