链闻消息，Alameda Research 宣布向越南 DeFi 团队 Coin98 Finance 投资了 400 万美元。Coin98 旗下的风险投资机构 Coin98 Ventures 也是越南最大的加密基金之一，还曾与 Solana 联合运营一个生态基金。Coin98 旗下拥有去中心化交易所和钱包，交易额在 3 月时达约 2000 万美元，团队称其拥有 20 万用户，主要分布在东南亚地区。
A comparatively modest price prediction comes as Bitcoin ranges, giving altcoins an opportunity to outperform.
Bitcoin (BTC) reversed recent gains to lose 1.5% on April 6 as bulls were kept frustrated with no sign of an attack on all-time highs
Bitcoin will “likely” squash $60,000 resistance
Despite being a matter of thousands of dollars away from all-time highs of $61,700, BTC/USD has been unable to drive sellers away for good. While thinning out, the last band of resistance has remained in place.
This slowdown in the 2020-2021 bull market has alarmed some, but professional analysts remain steadfast in their optimistic appraisals of the largest cryptocurrency.
Among them is Bloomberg Intelligence, which on Tuesday predicted that Q2 was more likely to deliver a further surge to $80,000 than a capitulatory move to $40,000.
“Adoption of the benchmark crypto as a global reserve asset has crossed the mainstream threshold, as we see it, and the market tide is rising. This scenario has switched the focal point of our 2021 analysis toward more-technical indicators from a wider range of fundamental and on-chain metrics in the past few years,” a new report reads.
“A more likely 2Q scenario is to breach $60,000 resistance and head toward $80,000. A backup toward $40,000 support is less likely, in our view.”
Bloomberg senior commodity strategist Mike McGlone, who authored the report, is well known as a Bitcoin bull, and his perspective chimes with that of various analytics resources coming out with their own reasons to be confident in the market.
Continuing, he noted that in terms of a reserve asset, Bitcoin is usurping ground which used to be reserved for gold. The precious metal “will always have a place in jewelry and coin collections,” he argued, “but most indicators point to an accelerating pace of Bitcoin replacing the metal as a store of value in investor portfolios.”
“Bitcoin’s fundamental and technical underpinnings are improving while gold’s deteriorate,” the report summarized.
Altcoin wake-up call sees gain
Meanwhile, altcoins had even more to celebrate than the average Bitcoin investor on the day as large-cap cryptocurrencies added to strong weekly growth.
Binance Coin, (BNB), the second-largest altcoin by market cap, gained 3.4% to hit $388, sealing weekly gains of over 33%.
“Large Cap Altcoins are waking up,” popular Twitter trader Rekt Capital announced.
An accompanying graphic suggested that smaller altcoins would feel the benefit once larger coins had outperformed. As Cointelegraph reported, altcoins traditionally do best once Bitcoin has spent a suitable length of time consolidating after a bull run.
Bitcoin market cap dominance stood at 55.1% on the day, its lowest since May 2019.
链闻消息，去中心化衍生品交易所 dYdX 宣布其采用以太坊二层扩容方案 StarkWare 在主网正式上线，此前 dYdX 于 2 月上线了 Alpha 内测版本。dYdX 称，选择 Layer 2 意味着可以大幅降低交易费、支持更多交易对、即时交易结算、更快的价格预言机、提供更高杠杆倍数和更好的隐私保护。
dYdX 表示，StarkWare 的 zkSTARKS 技术是 ZK-Rollup 技术的一种形式，可显著提高 dYdX 的交易结算能力，同时仍将其安全性置于基础的以太坊区块链上。StarkWare 的 dYdX 集成把用于数据完整性的 STARK 证明与链上数据可用性结合在一起，以确保完全非托管协议。除了迁移到 Layer 2，dYdX 还搭建了新产品和交易系统，并且提供高级交易功能。
链闻消息，开放性网络 NEAR 宣布以太坊跨链彩虹桥已正式上线，所有 ERC 20 代币都可以在 NEAR 和以太坊之间实现无缝转移。NEAR 团队表示，还没有 NEAR 账户的以太坊用户可以在 Paras 为其提供的 ETH Faucet 服务上，用 MetaMask 免费创建 NEAR 账户，任何人只需登录 MetaMask，证明自己的账户余额高于 0.05ETH，即可领取一个 NEAR 账户，并立即使用彩虹桥跨链。
Tech Mahindra wants to provide U.S. banks with a stablecoin solution after the OCC authorized federally chartered banks to use stablecoins for settlement in January.
Indian multinational technology firm Tech Mahindra is developing a new stablecoin service targeting banks and financial institutions.
The tech giant announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement with Dutch blockchain application incubator Quantoz to launch a “stablecoin-as-a-service” tool to reduce transaction costs and processing times.
The new collaboration targets potential clients from the banking and financial sector as the United States’ Office of the Comptroller of the Currency officially allowed federally chartered U.S. banks to use public blockchains and stablecoins for settlements in January 2021.
Rajesh Dhuddu, blockchain and cybersecurity leader at Tech Mahindra, said: “The recent OCC announcement promoting the use of stablecoins for the settlement of financial transactions by banks will spur demand and drive innovation in global payments.”
As part of the strategic collaboration, Tech Mahindra will help customers integrate Quantoz’s Nexus transaction processing platform into their legacy infrastructure. The platform supports both fiat and cryptocurrencies, offering multiple functions including remittances, payments, loyalty and treasury management.
The new partnership marks another milestone in Tech Mahindra and Quantoz’s cooperation as the companies previously collaborated on blockchain-based digital payments. “We look forward to bringing our solution to new U.S. customers together with Tech Mahindra as we have previously successfully cooperated on other projects,” Quantoz chief business development officer Henri de Jong said.