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Solana SOL Emerges as Top Choice for Investors Toppling BNB and Ethereum

Solana (SOL) Emerges as Top Choice for Investors, Toppling BNB and Ethereum

By Newton Gitonga – March 22, 2024

Solana has emerged as the top choice for investors, surpassing top assets like BNB and Ethereum in terms of global investor interest.

According to a Wednesday report by Coingecko, Solana, currently the fifth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization accounted for 49.3% of global investor interest in blockchain ecosystems, while Ethereum followed closely behind with 12.7%.

The growth of Solana’s popularity can be attributed to several factors, including the development of ecosystem projects like Pyth Network (PYTH) and the popularity of meme tokens such as SLERF and ‘Dogwifhat’ (WIF). Additionally, Solana’s high trading volumes and low transaction fees have made it an attractive option for investors.

On the other hand, Ethereum maintained its position as a leader in the L2 protocols segment, with second-layer networks built on Ethereum gaining increasing popularity among investors.

“This is likely because Ethereum is already well-established as an ecosystem and familiar to investors, such that it is no longer considered a new, trending crypto narrative. At the same time, attention towards the Ethereum ecosystem is increasingly dispersed across the layer 2 ecosystems building on top of it,” Coingecko wrote.

Arbitrum and Base emerged as the most popular second-layer network ecosystems, with 3.3% and 3.2% of investor interest, respectively.

Other L1 ecosystems, such as Cosmos, Avalanche, and Sui, also gained traction among investors. According to Coingecko, Cosmos’ success can be attributed to successful airdrops like Celestia and Dymension, while Avalanche’s meme tokens like Coq Inu have contributed to its popularity. Sui, on the other hand, lept ahead of TON in terms of investor interest despite TON’s connection with the Telegram messenger.

The report also highlighted the growing interest in L2 networks, with Arbitrum, Polygon, zkSync, and Metis attracting notable attention. Optimism, Blast, and StarkNet are among the top 20 L2 networks.

Notably, Ethereum’s recent Dencun hard fork, which activated on the mainnet on March 13, significantly impacted L2 networks. The update reduced commissions in L2 networks based on Ethereum, leading to a significant increase in the daily volume of transactions on Base, one of the projects that benefited the most from Dencun.

That said, Solana’s emergence as the top choice for investors comes amidst a notable price surge for the crypto asset. Notably, the asset recently tapped $200 and is up over 100% year to date, making it one of the best-performing cryptocurrencies in recent months.

Despite witnessing a brief pullback that saw it plunge to $164 earlier this week, Solana bulls managed to push the price back up, with optimism of a further price surge growing.

At press time, SOL traded at $170.92, reflecting a 9.40% drop in the past 24 hours.

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BitMEX’s Arthur Hayes Predicts Bitcoin Will Hit 1000000 In This Bull Market Cycle

BitMEX’s Arthur Hayes Predicts Bitcoin Will Hit $1,000,000 In This Bull Market Cycle

By Newton Gitonga – March 21, 2024

Arthur Hayes, the co-founder of BitMEX, has made a bold prediction regarding Bitcoin’s future price trajectory, suggesting that the top crypto asset could hit $1 million during this ongoing bull market.

During an interview with popular crypto podcaster Anthony Pompliano this week, Hayes expressed confidence in Bitcoin’s long-term prospects, stating, “I think that bitcoin will go to $1 million by the end of this cycle.”

Hayes’ optimism stems from the increasing mainstream adoption of Bitcoin, as evidenced by the ease with which investors can now purchase Bitcoin ETFs with a click of a button. He further expressed belief that the current bull market is still in its nascent stages, fueled by global economic uncertainty and the resulting desire for a hedge against inflation.

“I don’t not think people have big enough imaginations right now [Bitcoin] went so fast as $70,000. Why did it go so fast as $70,000 because a bunch of people now can like click a but check a box and buy some Bitcoin ETF… this bull market is just getting started,” he added.

Notably, Hayes’ prediction aligns with those of Cathie Wood, the CEO of ARK Invest, who recently announced that Bitcoin could reach the $1 million mark before 2030. Wood’s optimism stems from her conviction in Bitcoin’s potential and ability to reshape the global financial landscape.

Moreover, Samson Mow, the Chief Strategy Officer at Blockstream, recently voiced Bitcoin’s future trajectory, saying that it could hit $1 million this year amidst unprecedented demand. Mow’s outlook underscored the increasing demand for Bitcoin as a store of value and hedge against inflation, particularly in the face of economic uncertainty and monetary stimulus measures.

That said, Hayes’ prediction comes amidst heightened volatility and fervent speculation surrounding Bitcoin. After experiencing significant price surges in the past few months and printing a new all-time high of $73,750 earlier this month, Bitcoin is facing a price recoil, mainly attributed to profit-taking, raising questions as to how low it could dip.

Pompliano, however, weighed in on the cryptocurrency’s recent drawdown during an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, highlighting Bitcoin’s resilience in the face of recent pullbacks, emphasizing the cryptocurrency’s historical context and long-term growth potential.

“This is actually a very small drawdown in a bull market,” Pompliano stated, comparing the current market correction to previous cycles experienced by Bitcoin.

“I think one of the lessons of Bitcoin over the last 3 four years is no one knows what the future is going to be and we’ve even violated some of those historical rules that people held…we had never seen Bitcoin hit an all-time high before the having both of those rules got broken and so I think we’re in Uncharted territory,” added Pompliano.

Bitcoin traded at $65,000 at press time, reflecting a 0.38% surge over the past 24 hours

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538 Million In Crypto Longs Liquidated Amid Market Blood Bath Is The Bull Run Officially Over?

$538 Million In Crypto Longs Liquidated Amid Market Blood Bath — Is The Bull Run Officially Over?

By Brenda Ngari – March 19, 2024

Crypto’s upward march in recent weeks hit a bump in the road, with Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other major cryptocurrencies suffering a sudden, brutal crash.

Crypto’s latest bloodbath, plunging Bitcoin to sub-$63,000, has led to a colossal $538 million worth of crypto position liquidations within the last 24 hours. Given the severity of the pullback, investors and analysts wonder if this signals the end of the recent crypto bull rally.

Bitcoin Volatility Causes Spike In Long Liquidations

The Bitcoin and wider crypto market has been turbo-charged by the launch of a slew of spot BTC exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on Wall Street in January. The new investment vehicles have attracted billions of dollars since their debut, effectively becoming the fastest-growing ETFs in history.

However, the crypto boom quickly turned to gloom as cryptocurrencies nose-dived. The global crypto market cap has shed 7.1% since yesterday, having briefly fallen below $2.5 trillion.

Just last week, the bellwether crypto set a new lifetime high of $73,737.94. At the time of publication, Bitcoin is trading for $62,797, down 7.9% over the last 24 hours, per data from CoinGecko. So far, the OG crypto has not found a reliable floor. Trader Ali Martinez has examined ground below the $60,000 level, noting, “Some of the key Bitcoin support levels to watch are $61,100, $56,685, and $51,530.”

“On the other hand, critical resistance points for $BTC stand at $66,990 and $72,880.”

Of the $663.17 million in liquidated crypto positions over the past day, just over $538 million were long positions, according to data compiled by CoinGlass. Over 246,087 traders were liquidated over the past 24 hours.

Liquidations happen when a crypto exchange forcefully closes a trader’s leveraged position because of a partial or total loss of the trader’s initial margin or collateral. They happen due to a lack of funds to cover losses. Of the total liquidations in the past 24 hours, Bitcoin experienced roughly $190.91 million in liquidations, of which $147.78 million were long positions.

Altcoins Bleed Out

The price of ether (ETH), the industry’s second-largest crypto, has fared even worse than Bitcoin. ETH recently changed hands at $3,246.11. That’s a 9.9% decline since yesterday and 18.9% lower than it was this time last week when the crypto community was preparing for the implementation of the Dencun upgrade on the mainnet.

In the meantime, meme coins, which saw unprecedented rallies a few weeks ago, have incurred even deeper losses amid crypto-wide retracement.

Solana-based meme coins Dogwifhat (WIF) and Bonk (BONK) have slipped 22.8% and 15.5%, respectively, in the last 24 hours. And Floki Inu (FLOKI), one of the Ethereum-based doggy-themed meme coin rivals, has dropped 18.5% on the day.

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Standard Chartered’s Bold Forecast: Bitcoin To Rise To 150000 This Year

Standard Chartered’s Bold Forecast: Bitcoin To Rise To $150,000 This Year

By Brenda Ngari – March 18, 2024

British multinational bank Standard Chartered has upped its Bitcoin price prediction target for end-2024 to $150,000 from the previous estimate of $100,000.

BTC To Hit $150,000 By End-2024

Standard Chartered has projected that by the end of this year, the benchmark crypto Bitcoin may succeed in hitting the $150,000 threshold, up from the previous $100K.

Standard Chartered analysts said last year that Bitcoin could reach $100K in 2024. By July, they had revised their forecast to predict a $120,000 price tag for the same timeframe.

The bank based its analysis for the new $150,000 target on the comparison with the price of gold after U.S. gold exchange-traded funds launched and the correlation between ETF inflows and the price of Bitcoin.

“For 2024, given the sharper-than-expected price gains year-to-date, we now see potential for the BTC price to reach the $150,000 level by year-end, up from our previous estimate of $100,000,” Standard Chartered Bank analysts led by Geoffrey Kendrick said in a March 18 report.

When gold ETFs hit the market, the price of the precious metal surged as new investors gained access to the market. Although gold prices climbed gradually as investors invested money into the ETF product, Standard Chartered contends that the BTC market “will mature much faster.”

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved 11 spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in mid-January after a decade of denials. The BTC investment vehicles then began trading the next day, and have since seen blockbuster success.

As for higher peaks, the bank’s analysts “see a good chance of an overshoot to the $250,000 level at some stage in 2025” if BTC ETF inflows hit their mid-point estimate of $75 billion and/or if forex reserve managers begin purchasing Bitcoin.

“We think the gold analogy — in terms of both ETF impact and the optimal portfolio mix — remains a good starting point for estimating the ‘correct’ BTC price level medium-term,” the report explained.

Is Spot Ether ETF Approval On The Cards?

Standard Chartered also suggested that the SEC could give the approval stamp to spot ether (ETH) ETF later this spring, which will lead to inflows of $45 billion in the first year and ETH smashing the $8,000 level by the end of the year.

Ether is currently priced at $3,508.55 after dropping 3.5% over the past 24 hours, according to CoinGecko data. The second-largest crypto hit an all-time high of $4,878 in November 2021.

Notably, Standard Chartered analysts also think the price of ETH will reach $14,000 in 2025 as Bitcoin soars to $250,000.

That being said, there is little chance of spot ETH ETFs being greenlighted this year, as the Securities and Exchange Commission faces heightened political pressure not to allow ETFs for other crypto assets beyond Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin Slumps Below 67000 Amidst Crypto Sell-Off But Solana Bucks The Trend

‪Bitcoin Slumps Below $67,000 Amidst Crypto Sell-Off, But Solana Bucks The Trend‬

By Brenda Ngari – March 15, 2024

In the early hours of Friday morning, a sharp correction wiped billions of dollars from the total crypto market cap, with Bitcoin (BTC) tumbling below $67,000 per coin.

At publication time, nearly all of the top 20 coins by market value had registered 24-hour losses. In a remarkable exception to the rule, Solana (SOL) was up more than 4% during the same time frame.

Why Is The Crypto Market In Red?

Bitcoin has been on a parabolic tear thanks to the huge success of the newly launched spot BTC exchange-traded funds (ETFs). But then, on Thursday, the U.S. Producer Price Index (PPI) numbers came in above expectations, highlighting the persistent nature of high inflation.

Traders interpreted this data as an indicator that the Federal Reserve will not slash interest rates in May — triggering a sell-off of crypto assets and stocks. In particular, Bitcoin shed over 8% of its value in the space of hours, tumbling to as low as $66,858.

The benchmark crypto has since slightly recovered and is trading hands for $67,418 at press time. But it’s considerably below the $73,737 record high it reached yesterday, CoinGecko data shows.

Another thing denting Bitcoin’s price? Roughly $400 million worth of BTC was moved by Grayscale to its custodian, Coinbase, and Arkham Intelligence data was revealed today. The digital asset manager started moving its BTC to Coinbase for selling after it transformed its flagship GBTC fund to a spot BTC ETF. In January, Grayscale was offloading massive amounts in crypto assets, at one point shifting over $2.1 billion in just days to Coinbase. This caused significant bearish pressure on the price of Bitcoin.

SOL: A Beacon Of Green

Major altcoins Ethereum (ETH), Ripple’s XRP, Cardano (ADA), and Dogecoin (DOGE) also lost 8%-13.4% in the last 24 hours.

However, Solana’s native token SOL showed relative strength amid the sudden crypto market retreat, posting its highest price in 26 months before the slump. Nevertheless, SOL was up 4.8% on the day, making it one of the best-performing assets.

The crypto was recently trading for $173.06, still some 32.6% lower than its 2021 November all-time high. But traders expect a continued upsurge for SOL, suggesting a $250 target price is achievable.

SOL’s surge can be attributed to retail demand for trading Solana-based meme coins such as dogwifhat (WIF), a token that recently saw a meteoric rally.

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MicroStrategy To Raise Another 500 Million Via Debt Offering To Snap Up More Bitcoin

MicroStrategy To Raise Another $500 Million Via Debt Offering To Snap Up More Bitcoin

By Brenda Ngari – March 14, 2024

MicroStrategy, now touting itself as a Bitcoin Development Company, is not slowing down even after acquiring more Bitcoin than every spot BTC exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States. The Michael Saylor-led company is launching another private offering of convertible notes to snatch up more BTC.

$500 Million Debt Sale For More Bitcoin

Prominent technology firm MicroStrategy is planning to sell an additional $500 million of its debt to expand its Bitcoin stockpile.

The company announced its latest fundraiser on Wednesday, which will again come in the form of a private senior convertible notes offering, due on March 15, 2031, in order to buy more BTC.

Just days ago, MicroStrategy completed an $800 debt raise, which had been increased from an initially planned $600 million, with the proceeds of the sale plus excess cash used to purchase 12,000 more BTC for nearly $822 million.

After that purchase, the firm’s cache stands at 205,000 Bitcoins (worth over $15 billion) — making it the largest corporate holder of the preeminent cryptocurrency. Saylor’s massive Bitcoin bet has borne fruits, with nearly $8 billion in unrealized profit on its investment.

MicroStrategy is now just 5,000 Bitcoins, shy of owning 1% of the top crypto’s maximum supply. Assuming Bitcoin continues hovering above $70K, the firm could purchase roughly 6,900 BTC with the proceeds of the latest debt offering.

If six-figure Bitcoin forecasts come true and the flagship crypto reaches $100,000 by mid-2025, MicroStrategy’s unrealized profit on its holdings will exceed $13.4 billion, or a 197% return on investment in the space of five years.

Saylor recently said investors should treat Bitcoin less like a currency and more like a “billion-dollar property in cyberspace” that has the potential to preserve capital for hundreds of years.

Notably, MicroStrategy is not the only crypto firm seeking to borrow money for its business after a parabolic Bitcoin bull run. Coinbase, America’s largest crypto exchange, on March 12 announced it would sell $1 billion worth of senior notes, maturing in April 2030, to qualified institutional investors. The proceeds will be used to repay existing debt and general corporate purposes.

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El Salvador’s Bitcoin Investment Has Netted 85 Million In Profits Thanks To BTC Price Record Highs

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Investment Has Netted $85 Million In Profits Thanks To BTC Price Record Highs

By Brenda Ngari – March 12, 2024

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s decision to purchase Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s oldest and largest cryptocurrency, has certainly paid off. BTC’s latest rally to new all-time highs has thrust the Central American nation’s BTC portfolio into the black by $85 million, data indicates.

BTC Profits Hit $85 Million

Bitcoin was first adopted as legal tender in El Salvador in 2021, and since then, the country’s stockpile has gone from crypto winter rags to record riches. Since President Nayib Bukele announced that his government would start buying 1 BTC per day, it has accumulated roughly 2,861 BTC — according to the NayibTracker website — acquired at an average cost of $42,600. At Bitcoin’s new all-time high of $72,710 on March 11, this was worth over $207 million. He spent over $122 million on the cryptocurrency, meaning he’s up over $85 million.

El Salvador’s embrace of the benchmark cryptocurrency has proved contentious both at home and abroad, with the passing of the historic “Bitcoin Law” welcomed by protests, while everyone from university professors to the World Bank and U.S. lawmakers slagging off Bukele’s “careless gamble.”

However, the pro-Bitcoin president, who in February was reelected in a landslide presidential election victory — has been unfazed by the criticism, forging ahead with the tiny Latin American nation’s plans for a Bitcoin City — a tax-free city powered by a volcano and financed by BTC-backed bonds.

Bukele indicated in a March 12 post that El Salvador is accruing even more BTC in the form of revenue from other avenues. This entails revenue from the “freedom visa” passport program, which converts Bitcoin to United States dollars for local businesses, BTC mining, and revenue from government services.

El Salvador announced the visa program in December, offering foreigners a passport and residency if they invest $1 million in Bitcoin or Tether’s USDT. Months before that, in October, the nation launched its first local BTC mining pool in collaboration with Volcano Energy and Luxor Technology.

Venture capitalist Tim Draper recently suggested that El Salvador will be able to fully pay off its IMF debt if Bitcoin hits $100,000 and thereafter become financially independent.

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Bitcoin Breaks Past 71000 For First Time Ever Overtaking Silver’s Market Cap

Bitcoin Breaks Past $71,000 For First Time Ever, Overtaking Silver’s Market Cap

By Brenda Ngari – March 11, 2024

Bitcoin has registered a significant milestone, eclipsing the market capitalization of silver as it topped $71,000 for the first time ever.

The world’s largest and oldest crypto has been on a steady uptrend since the landmark approval of the spot BTC exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the US. BTC jumped past the $70,000 threshold for the first time in history on March 8. The Bitcoin price hit a high above $70K then, followed by a swift correction to the mid-$68,000 zone. Days later, BTC has burst above $71K, logging a fresh all-time high.

Bitcoin Breaches $71,000

Bitcoin was trading for $71,733 at press time, a 2.9% jump over the last 24 hours. According to CoinGecko data, the alpha crypto has gained roughly 10.4% over the past week and 53.1% during the last month.

Following the new record high, Bitcoin has become the eighth-largest asset in the world after its market capitalization surpassed the $1.383 trillion market cap of silver, the second-biggest precious metal in the world.

Bitcoin boasts a market value of $1.409 trillion, trailing behind Microsoft, Apple, Nvidia, Saudi Aramco, Amazon, and Google parent company Alphabet. Gold has long held the top spot with its $14.685 trillion market cap.

The bullish BTC rally comes on the back of a very successful week for spot ETFs. As per data from BitMEX Research, these products witnessed more than $2.2 billion in inflows last week. As of last Friday, BlackRock’s IBIT spot ETF had amassed approximately $13.6 billion in assets under management.

Since their debut, the ETFs have absorbed 4.06% of the current Bitcoin supply, as observed by Dune. At this rate, ETFs are projected to suck up 8.65% of the BTC supply annually.

Another factor boosting the price of Bitcoin is the approaching halving event, in which the amount of BTC given as a reward to Bitcoin miners for processing new blocks on the network will be slashed in half. This April halving will see the reward lowered to 2.125 BTC from 6.25 BTC, subsequently reducing the amount of Bitcoin issued every day by circa 900 BTC, worth roughly $73 million.

Meanwhile, other major cryptos, including ether (ETH), have also seen substantial gains, with the second-largest jumping above the $4,000 milestone. Ether has some bullish news of its own as a catalyst this week. In just two days, the Dencun upgrade will go live. Dencun is expected to dramatically enhance network scalability and reduce transaction fees for Layer 2 blockchains.

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Here Are The Most Bullish Bitcoin Predictions For 2024

Here Are The Most Bullish Bitcoin Predictions For 2024

By Olivia Brooke – March 10, 2024

The most valued cryptocurrency by market capitalization has maintained its position above $60,000 for over ten days. With a continued increase in price value, market participants are making bold long-term and short-term predictions for the asset. The bullish sentiments are mostly backed by a handful of fundamental factors that key players expect to drive prices to new highs.

Making a bullish price forecast, on-chain analyst Willy Woo is convinced that Bitcoin can go above $100,000 within the next 22 months. As such, Woo expects Bitcoin to maintain stability above its current levels for the rest of 2024.

He cites BlackRock and Fidelity as factors that could propel this price upswing.

As he explained in a post shared with X, formerly Twitter,

“BTC price will go past $125k minimum before the end of 2025 just from Blackrock and Fidelity clients if they rotate 3% exposure to Bitcoin. These are their most optimistic portfolio allocation recommendations: Blackrock ($9.1T): 84.9% and Fidelity ($4.2T): 3%.”

Responding in affirmation to comments from an X user, who insisted that the prediction was rather conservative, the on-chain analyst noted that the prediction was modest as it is only $13.3 trillion of the $500 trillion global wealth.

Peter Brandt increases his Bitcoin price prediction to $200,000

Bernstein analysts recently made another bold price prediction led by Gautam Chhugani. The analysts observed that Bitcoin is on an 18-month path to $150,000. They credited the price upsurge to the unprecedented institutional adoption.

Peter Brandt, the CEO of global trading firm Factor LLC, has recently emerged as one of the most bullish crypto proponents.

The veteran crypto trader made an even more bullish prediction after Bitcoin surpassed $57,000, following the approval of 11 Bitcoin Spot ETFs. Brandt raised his initial price prediction by $80,000.

"With the thrust above the upper boundary of the 15-month channel, the target for the current bull market cycle scheduled to end in Aug/Sep 2025 is being raised from $120,000 to $200,000 … A close below last week’s low will nullify this interpretation.” Peter Brandt wrote.

As demand for ETFs intensifies, market players firmly hold on to their bullish take. The upcoming halving scheduled for April is another factor that could boost price value.

Bitcoin was trading for $69,385 at this time while the market continued in an upward direction. Analysts are calling $80,000 a near-term price point for Bitcoin.

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Cardano May Have Just Ignited Game-On Face For 10 ADA Price’ In This Super Cycle

Cardano May Have Just Ignited Game-On Face For ‘$10 ADA Price’ In This Super Cycle

By Brian Njuguna – March 9, 2024

As positive crowd sentiment engulfs the crypto market after Bitcoin breached the all-time high (ATH) price of $69,000, Cardano (ADA) seeks to ride on this wave by mimicking its last bull run.

Taking on X, formerly Twitter, leading market analyst Ali Martinez pointed out that if this historical pattern saw the light of day, ADA could surge to the $10 price level.

Martinez noted, “Cardano seems to be mirroring its previous bullish cycle. If this pattern continues, we could witness a brief correction before ADA goes parabolic toward $10.”


Source: Ali Martinez

Cardano hit $3 during the last cycle after surging by more than 3,200%. Therefore, if ADA follows in these footsteps, Martinez believes the $10 price threshold will be in the offing as the eighth-largest cryptocurrency will have soared by more than 2,000%.

Since Cardano has broken out of a cup & handle formation that came to light in June 2022, ADA is likely to smash the $3 price level this cycle.

Cardano Experiences Heightened Network Activity

Based on CoinGecko data, Cardano has already recorded a 47.5% monthly surge, and increased network activity has played an instrumental role in this uptrend.

Specifically, ADA has been depicting strong network engagement and increased investor interest thanks to rising transaction volume and active daily addresses.

Cardano was hovering around the $0.7 level at press time, according to CoinGecko.

Top crypto analyst Dan Garmbadello recently echoed Martinez’s sentiments that Cardano was eyeing a parabolic movement since it had broken out of a major structure.

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