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Macro Structure: Interesting Chart. 30 Day Moving Average Broken.
Key Resistance: One more resistance left at $44k. Above here, the bias would shift from bearish to at least neutral. We would have broken a bearish market structure in play since 9th November.
Highest Probability Bet: Wouldn’t be surprised to see us test the 100 Day Moving Average which is just below $50k.
Macro Structure: Very new token that has made its way up the market capitalisation table. Difficult to do coherent technical analysis on an early crypto like this, especially after the recent pump. Price up 920%! Since then, almost a complete retracement. Currently testing the 0.618 level.
Highest Probability Bet: Dangerous below 0.618 level. Above the 0.382 level, we can start to look at a more bullish play. Very key structural level at 0.382.
💰 In For A NF-Treat
NFT prices are still soaring.
While some are finally understanding the fascination and near-obsession with an ape JPEG, there are others such as the U.S government who are more worried about money laundering.
A criminal can purchase an expensive NFT with illicit funds and resell it to another collector thus getting money not tied to a prior crime.
Some auction houses and galleries don’t have the appropriate understanding of distributed ledger technology required to practice customer identification.
NFTs sold as peer-to-peer (P2P) can bypass the need for an intermediary.
To learn more, feel free to check out the treasury department’s study.
The department of treasury believes these high-value NFTs are at risk and will thus be paying much closer attention. Lucky for them, every transaction is documented and stored on the blockchain.
💖 Smooth Love Is In The Air
Axe Infinity was perhaps the first major pioneer in the blockchain gaming genre. However, Axie’s native token has seen lacklustre performance as of late.
One of the main problems Axie has faced is the high rate of inflation of Smooth Love Potion (SLP), Axie’s in-game digital currency. With around 4x more SLP being created than burned, this problem has been growing for some time.
A two-pronged approach to this problem is planning on being implemented: creating more burning mechanisms in the game as well as reducing issuance to restore balance to the in-game economy.
“We believe that these economic changes will allow us to start righting the ship and getting the economy moving in the right direction,” said members of the Axie team.
The full list of upcoming changes can be found here, as season 20 is swiftly approaching. The announcement, published February 3rd, may be at least partially responsible for the roughly 60% increase in SLP’s price since news of the update first released.
Monday, 7 February
WhiteBIT listing NEAR Protocol ($NEAR) on exchange today with trading pairs $NEAR/BTC, $NEAR/$ETH, and $NEAR/USDT
Twitter Space on Algorand’s agenda for ETH Denver was rescheduled to land on today, giving a rundown on what Algorand has planned for the event.
Wednesday, 9 February
Sci-fi action strategy NFT game Ark Rivals AMA with Polkastarter featuring a giveaway consisting of 1 whitelist spot and 3 alpha codes to 4 winners.
🐱 Nyan Hero Lunar New Year Giveaway
To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Nyan Hero are giving away a UR Genesis Fortune Nyan NFT. Giveaway running until 15th Feb.
Thursday, 10 February
The Sandbox’s Web3 land sale kicks off at 1PM UTC featuring 550+ LANDs and 8 ESTATE auctions.
Friday, 11 February
Harmony’s trustless BTC bridge to enable seamless asset migration winds down to mainnet launch after concluding testnet phase.
Sunday, 13 February
Cryptocurrency advertisements are set to invade the Super Bowl ad space this Sunday in a push to reach household-name status amongst football fans.
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