Author: Jean-Pierre Buntinx

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Jean-Pierre Buntinx

JP Buntinx has been writing about cryptocurrency since 2012. His interest in crypto, blockchain, fintech, and finance allows him to cover a broad range of different topics.

JP Buntinx has been writing about cryptocurrency since 2012. His interest in crypto, blockchain, fintech, and finance allows him to cover a broad range of different topics.

ExcaliburCoin (EXC) exploded over 1,000% in just 24 hours and nobody has a clue why

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BELGIUM (CoinChapter.com) — It is not entirely abnormal to see relatively unknown crypto assets shoot up in value. Excaliburcoin (EXC) is such a prime example. Its value is skyrocketing these past 24 hours, yet no one knows what the project is about or why it is still around.

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Lack of developer activity forces Binance to delist SNGLS and VIA trading pairs

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Binance has made it clear the exchange will delist two cryptocurrencies on August 26, 2021. As a result, SingularDTV (SNGLS) and Viacoin (VIA) will have their BTC trading pairs removed. A surprising development, although one has to wonder if either project had a long-term future. 

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Serum outperforms top crypto rivals as SRM soars after Huobi listing

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As the DeFi ecosystem continues to grow and evolve, so will the demand for cheaper and more efficient infrastructure. Serum aims to position itself as a convenient solution by bringing centralized exchange performance to decentralized finance. Although speculation is a significant contributing factor, the recent SRM price performance shows genuine interest in the project.

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US retail sales slide paves the way for more funds flowing to investments

US retail sales slide paves the way for more funds flowing to investments

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Retail sales in the US are not looking good, fueling more fear over looming inflation. Consumers purposefully spend less money on things they do not need. Early predictions if a little retail sales slide did not come true and even higher consumer prices are a very likely outcome. 

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Why the US dollar and Bitcoin keep gaining global momentum

Why do the US dollar and Bitcoin keep gaining global momentum

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BELGIUM (CoinChapter.com) — While most people see Bitcoin and the US Dollar as rivals, their market performance is very similar. So much even that the US Dollar keeps becoming more dominant while Bitcoin distances itself from gold. The big question is whether regulatory measures will impact the growth of either asset in the future.

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Bitcoin whales hold 25% of the BTC supply as other entities keep accumulating

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Whales hold 25% of the BTC supply, down from nearly 60% in 2013 More and more people appear to accumualte Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto’s “holdings” are not included in these rankings BELGIUM (CoinChapter.com) — The ownership of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can fall into many categories. Most people look for “whales, people that own significant amounts of […]

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Sports NFT projects rakes in $1.8B YTD in combined sales

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Sport-related NFTs remain a booming industry Mainly secondary sales continue to note strong growth MoM NBA Top Shot remains the most popular project in this segment BELGIUM (CoinChapter.com) — Sports events always tend to bring emotions to thousands, if not millions of people worldwide. However, like the Olympics, rare occasions strike a chord with many people […]

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Shiba Inu (SHIB) price momentum remains choppy as ShibaSwap introduces token burn

Shiba Inu (SHIB) price momentum remains choppy as ShibaSwap introduces token burn

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The past few days have been interesting for the Shiba Inu (SHIB) price followers. While the market is going through a much-expected correction after that surge, the community remains hopeful. The addition of SHIB token burning to ShibaSwap remains an active talking point.

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Bitcoin will reach $250,000 in 2021, crypto mogul Bobby Lee claims

Bitcoin will reach $250,000 in 2021, crypto mogul Bobby Lee claims

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BELGIUM (CoinChapter.com) — There have been various ups and downs regarding the Bitcoin price over the years. Some people, such as Bobby Lee, see this as a bull and bear cycle pattern. However, according to Lee, Bitcoin will hit $250.000 later this year, despite the crackdown by China on cryptocurrency mining.

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3 crypto assets that beat Dogecoin in 2021 without Elon Musk’s help

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Of course, an influencer a la Elon Musk may swing the price of Dogecoin in either direction by Tweeting random things. Still, other projects appreciate because they bring value to a community. Polygon, Axie Infinity, and Small Love Potion are just three examples of more useful crypto assets that don’t need influencers’ help. 

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Moneygram (MGI) stock surges 11.55% amid Stellar takeover FOMO

Moneygram (MGI) stock surges 11.55% amid Stellar takeover FOMO

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MoneyGram, the renowned global money transfer service, may be acquired relatively soon. The company has attracted a lot of interest over the years yet never succeeded in finalizing the deal. However, recent interest from Stellar Development Foundation and Advent International may change that narrative in the future.

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Bullish Bitcoin indicator that sent prices from $11K to $65K flashes again

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Although the current Bitcoin price momentum may not seem promising, the overarching metrics tell a different story. People who pay attention to the market-value-to-realized-value (MVRV) aspect will know Bitcoin is in a good spot. The current ratio is akin to the levels seen between January and March 2017.

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Axie Infinity (AXS) price retraces nearly 50% from its all-time high

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Axie Infinity (AXS) price retraces nearly 50% from its all-time high

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Bitcoin derivatives platform DueDEX shuts down, but will they be missed?

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Derivatives platform DueDEX is shutting down Users had three days to withdraw funds from the platform There is no hack of other security incident, it is a business decision The cryptocurrency world is incredibly competitive for any service provider. As a result, gaining traction and retaining customers can prove very difficult for some ventures. For […]

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Bitcoin ETFs inflow grew 211% month over month in June

Bitcoin ETFs inflow grew 211% month over month in June

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There are always exciting developments in the cryptocurrency space, which people tend to overlook. However, despite the bearish market momentum, Bitcoin ETFs keep accumulating BTC like there is no tomorrow. A 211% increase from May to June 2021 shows the demand for this crypto asset is still heating up.

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Lackluster volume, business rivalry keeps Chainlink from popping 100%

Lackluster volume, business rivalry keeps Chainlink from popping 100%

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The vast majority of top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap are of great interest to speculators and traders globally. Chainlink, or LINK, was seemingly poised to pop off, yet the momentum did not materialize. As more competitors emerge and stake their claims, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial.

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Inflation FUD could send Bitcoin to $45K and Ethereum to $3K, says crypto exchange executive

Inflation FUD could send Bitcoin to $45K and Ethereum to $3K, says crypto exchange executive

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BELGIUM (CoinChapter.com) — The looming threat of inflation cannot be ignored nor refuted any longer. Unlimited printing of money by central banks has created a huge problem globally. Mounting concerns over the impact of the monetary policies can prove beneficial for Bitcoin and Ethereum in the weeks ahead.

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Robbers torture Dutch Bitcoin trader to steal his cryptocurrencies

Robbers torture Dutch Bitcoin trader to steal his cryptocurrencies

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BELGIUM (CoinChapter.com) — The cryptocurrency industry has seen interest from a lot of people. Whether they are investors, speculators, or people with criminal intentions, there are some unique stories out there. Being tortured with an electric drill may sound like something out of a Hollywood movie, but one Dutch crypto trader experienced it first-hand.

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Financial Times wrongly equates crypto with Albania’s Ponzi scheme debacle

Financial Times wrongly equates crypto with Albania’s Ponzi scheme debacle

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BELGIUM (CoinChapter.com) — There have been numerous opinions on cryptocurrencies over the years. Of course, some of these opinions are more valid than others, depending on how well-researched they are. Drawing parallels between a failed Albanian alternative money experiment ending up like a Ponzi Scheme and Bitcoin is a bridge too far, though.

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AAVE price keeps pushing higher but for how long?

AAVE price keeps pushing higher but for how long?

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BELGIUM (CoinChapter.com) — Today is a very intriguing day for a lot of cryptocurrency markets. Mainly popular DeFi tokens are shooting up in value. Aave Crushes the competition thanks to solid AAVE price gains, primarily fueled by behind-the-scenes developments and partnerships.

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Bitcoin prices set to explode higher on 2020-like supply shock divergence

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Bitcoin is experiencing another supply shock like in late 2020 Long-term investors continue to accumulate without triggering market changes Liquid BTC supply is shfiting from speculators to long-term holders BELGIUM (CoinChapter.com) — There are many people with different opinions on Bitcoin’s future price potential. Accurately predicting movements of volatile markets is never an easy feat, although […]

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XRP boom expected as SBI enters Ripple-enabled partnership with Hamamatsu Iwata Bank

XRP boom expected as SBI enters Ripple-enabled partnership with Hamamatsu Iwata Bank

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The value of crypto assets can fluctuate wildly in either direction. External factors play a crucial role in these proceedings, including announcements, partnerships, etc. For Ripple’s XRP, there may be a price rally on the horizon after the latest partnership news is coming out of Japan.

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Bitcoin Q2 2021 analysis, will Q3 be any better?

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Bitcoin notes its worst Q2 performance since 2014. Despite the correction, the quarterly closing price remains above the Q4 2020 value. Institutional interest is not slowing down significantly. Belgium (CoinChapter.com) — Contrary to most people’s expectations, bitcoin has not performed that well in Q2 2021. In fact, it has been one of the worst quarters for […]

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