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Flare Raises $11.3M To “Unleash the Value” Inherent in Payment Chains 

Flare Raises $11.3M To Unleash the Value inherent in Payment Chains

Flare Raises $11.3M To Unleash the Value inherent in Payment ChainsLondon, United Kingdom, June 8th, 2021 — Flare, the world’s first Turing-complete Federated Byzantine Agreement (FBA) network, has attracted investment from several top-tier venture capital funds. The project raised a total of $11.3 million in its latest funding round, led by Kenetic Capital with investment from such firms as Digital Currency Group, Coinfund, LD Capital,

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London, United Kingdom, June 8th, 2021 — Flare, the world’s first Turing-complete Federated Byzantine Agreement (FBA) network, has attracted investment from several top-tier venture capital funds.

The project raised a total of $11.3 million in its latest funding round, led by Kenetic Capital with investment from such firms as Digital Currency Group, Coinfund, LD Capital, cFund, Wave Financial, Borderless Capital, and Backend Capital.

Additional financing came from private investors Vinny Lingham, Do Kwan, and Litecoin founder Charlie Lee, as well as Newform Capital, Genesis Capital, ZB Group, MXC and DeFi Capital.

“The investment announced today demonstrates a belief in Flare’s potential to unleash the value and unlock the community in chains that do not have native smart contracts” said Flare CEO Hugo Philion. 

“Flare’s goal is to bring additional utility to all chains and ecosystems that are integrated with it. The investment brings into the Flare ecosystem key participants in the investment community, together with major exchanges, market makers, blockchain founders and entrepreneurs that have an interest in driving meaningful developments and participation on Flare. We are grateful for all investors’ support in helping bring the Flare Network to fruition.”

Jehan Chu, Managing Partner of Kenetic, said:

“Flare’s unique protocol will unleash a tidal wave of value and engagement across some of the world’s largest crypto market caps and active communities. By providing smart contract functionality to payment tokens like Doge, XRP, LTC and others, users will finally be able to activate their assets across DeFi, NFT’s, and a universe of utility. We are excited to be on this journey and supporting Flare as they supercharge the crypto ecosystem.”

Flare enables additional utility for tokens via its smart contracts, with the native FLR token functioning as collateral for the trustless issuance of assets from payment chains that do not have smart contracts. Initially, Flare will focus on XRP, XLM, Litecoin, and Dogecoin.

Several DeFi, NFT, regulated privacy, multiverse and gaming projects have already announced that they will launch on Flare, whose Oracle system currently features at least 16 data providers.

A portion of Flare’s token, Spark (FLR),  is being distributed to XRP holders who held XRP on 12th December 2020. Over 100 global exchanges participated in the Flare Token distribution with the majority of those exchanges also agreeing to list the token. Further token distribution is made automatically through a daily distribution to participants that hold trustlessly issued assets on Flare that originate from the integrated underlying chains.

“We are excited to support Flare and their commitment to bring EVM features to blockchains that do not have them. We will be submitting a governance proposal at the earliest opportunity to integrate the Algorand network and its native assets with Flare. There is an incredible unlocked value opportunity through the interoperability of all the other non-smart contract blockchain like LTC, DOGE, XLM or XRP. We are looking forward to collaborating with the Flare team and all of the Borderless Capital portfolio companies,” said David Garcia, CEO and Managing Partner of Borderless Capital.

About Flare

Flare is a scalable, highly decentralized smart contract platform that runs the Ethereum Virtual Machine and utilizes Federated Byzantine Agreement-based consensus. 

The platform’s native token Spark (FLR) enables Flare to unleash the tremendous value and community created by existing tokens that do not currently have native smart contracts. Flare is initially integrating Doge, Litecoin, XRP and XLM. Any other token can be integrated through community governance voting.

Flare is unique in that it derives its network structure from its underlying integrated networks, leveraging the decentralisation and security of the underlying networks.

Flare’s development team features experts from the worlds of electronic engineering, distributed systems, quantum computing, mathematics, computer science, quantitative finance and risk management.

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Binance Coin, Filecoin, Tron Price Analysis: 13 June

The recent market fall has led to traders rushing toward sell-offs, even as Bitcoin’s price started to consolidate. The king coin’s downtrend on June 12, which led to an over 6% fall in valuation,

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The recent market fall has led to traders rushing toward sell-offs, even as Bitcoin’s price started to consolidate. The king coin’s downtrend on June 12, which led to an over 6% fall in valuation, was followed by several alts such as Binance Coin, Filecoin, and Tron’s TRX. Breaking through important support levels, these coins also faced rising selling pressure and depleting capital inflows. Their south-bound movement kept them vulnerable to additional losses going forward.

Binance Coin [BNB] 

Source: BNB/USD, TradingView

Binance Coin continued on its downtrend. After gaining over 33% just between May 31 and June 2, its valuation fell by 20% during June 7-9. Still trading in the red, the coin was priced at $337.8 at press time. After testing resistance at $365, it had fallen a further 13.2% over the past week.

Relative Strength Index or RSI dipped below the median line on June 10 to 39.8 at press time. If selling pressure continues to mount, the coin could be headed for the oversold zone. As Parabolic SAR’s dotted line hovered above the candlesticks, a downtrend for the price action could be noted.

However, according to Awesome Oscillator’s histogram, bullish momentum could be seen creeping in although it was too early to declare a positive price movement based on the indicator alone.

The support at $304 remained strong and could act as a savior if BNB continues its downward movement.

Filecoin [FIL] 

Source: FIL/USD, TradingView

Filecoin lost 26% of its valuation during the market reduction on June 7. The coin fell through support lines at $84.5 and $75.5 and had since lost further valuation during the price fall on June 11. It was trading at $69 and saw slight gains on the four-hour chart with the emergence of a green candlestick at press time.

Chaikin Money Flow indicated that traders rushed to sell their holdings on June 12, as the capital outflows mounted way over the inflows. Selling pressure also continued to be overpowering, as Relative Strength Index continued to hover over the oversold region since June 8. The convergence of the Bollinger Bands did highlight the reduced volatility of the market and price action could be constricted going forward.

Tron [TRX] 

Source: TRX/USD, TradingView

The blockchain network recently hit several milestones. Tron’s daily active users hit an all-time high of 5.26 million, while the total daily transaction count has also hit an all-time high of 6.22 million on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, Bitcoin’s retracement on June 10-11 proved to be detrimental to Tron, which fell by over 12% during this time. The coin broke through its support at $0.069 but found new support at the $0.065 mark, with the former acting as a strong resistance. The 24-hour trading volume for the coin also fell by 31% over the past day.

Bollinger Bands remained diverged during this time, indicating that market volatility was picking up. The appearance of a red line below Awesome Oscillator’s histogram suggested that bullish momentum was starting to surface on the coin’s price action. Moreover, MACD’s histogram closed in one a bullish crossover, even as the lines remained below the equilibrium and moved in alignment with one another.

Since the indicators suggest that bearish momentum is declining, TRX could defend $0.065 support from a breakdown. In case the support is broken, the coin could face a plunge of over 20% towards the next support at $0.055.


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Why NFL’s Russell Okung Asked Nigeria To Adopt The Bitcoin Standard

Following El Salvador’s decision to grant Bitcoin the status of legal tender, other government officials in the region have hinted at adopting similar measures. Most of the interest seems to have a source in developing countries. Their populations have been the most benefit from Bitcoin’s open and censorship resistance network. NFL’s professional player Russell Okung […]

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Following El Salvador’s decision to grant Bitcoin the status of legal tender, other government officials in the region have hinted at adopting similar measures. Most of the interest seems to have a source in developing countries. Their populations have been the most benefit from Bitcoin’s open and censorship resistance network.

NFL’s professional player Russell Okung wrote an open letter to the Nigerian government. He asked the official of this country to adopt the Bitcoin standard “or risk falling behind”.

Okung is of Nigerian descendant and is well-known for his pro-BTC stance. He famously used the phrase: “Paid me in Bitcoin”, as a demand to his team’s management. The professional football player has kept an eye on the situation in El Salvador and believes that “soon every nation will be faced with this decision”.

Therefore, Okung argues that it will be more beneficial for the country to be first in Africa to make BTC legal tender. In that way, Nigeria will “will enjoy significant advantages globally for generations to come”.

Similar to El Salvador, Nigeria and other countries in Africa have placed their fate in “the hands of global central bankers”. Okung believes these entities have acted for their own benefit and not those of the Nigerian people.

The NFL’s player emphasizes that the current global economic outlook calls for fast and extreme measures. Other countries, Okung claims, such as Russia, China, Kenya, and Iran use Bitcoin in some form to “circumvent U.S. sanctions” and retake more participation in the global financial system. He adds:

I’m proposing an equally aggressive approach to national Bitcoin adoption which would significantly bolster every sector of the Nigerian economy and revitalize the spirit of every Nigerian domestically and abroad.

What Countries Risk By Not Adopting Bitcoin

Nigeria has a troublesome history with the cryptocurrency. A national ban was imposed in the country, only to be removed after a couple of days when BTC’s price rose 46%. The measure caused people to panic buy BTC to protect their savings, businesses, and hedge against the situation described by Okung.

Data from Statista indicates that around $400 million are traded in cryptocurrencies in this country for 2021 alone. This suggests that the Nigerians have a lot of interest in this asset class.

The African country has seen a wave of massive protest, as a report from The Guardian claims. Nigerians have been celebrating Democracy Day and have mobilized to manifest rejection for their government’s bad governance.

The report claims that Nigeria is one of the most corrupt countries around the globe. Thus, seems logical that their citizen has high Bitcoin adoption levels. At the same time, it seems improbable that government officials will give BTC legal tender status. Still, Okung presented his arguments, he seems to understand the benefits for Nigerians and what truly it’s at stake.

(…) a delay in pursuing a national plan for bitcoin adoption will risk a scenario where Nigeria is left behind and its citizens excluded from the possibility of significant wealth creation and preservation.

At the time of writing, BTC trades at $37,464 with moderate gains in the daily chart. BTC experienced high volatility during the weekend. In order for the bulls to take control, the $40,000 resistance must be flipped into support in the short term.

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BTC with moderate gains in the daily chart. Source: BTCUSD Tradingview

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How will the drop in this metric affect UNI, CAKE, SUSHI, AAVE?

Bitcoin maximalists are currently gaining from the dropping altcoin market capitalization. Another group in on that is DeFi project traders and HODLers. This weekend, the altcoin market capitalization

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Bitcoin maximalists are currently gaining from the dropping altcoin market capitalization. Another group in on that is DeFi project traders and HODLers. This weekend, the altcoin market capitalization dropped further. In the past 7 days, the altcoin market capitalization has dropped along with a drop in altcoin prices. BNB, ADA, DOGE, XRP, DOT and CRV have dropped and this has increased the accumulation, investment inflow.

Low marketcap projects have offered high returns over the past 7 days. There are several factors supporting this narrative. Increasing trade volume of DeFi projects has increased in proportion to altcoin market cap. The demand across exchanges has increased and there is an increase in the number of unique wallet addresses and TVL. This may change the narrative of DeFi to bullish.

High market cap projects may lead to the increase in demand and investment inflow proportionate to the interest of their users. The low market cap projects continue to face a correction when traders exit. The drop in altcoin market capitalization has a direct impact on DeFi users.

Is the diminishing altcoin market capitalization bullish for DeFi

Source: DuneAnalytics

The diminishing altcoin market capitalization has had a direct impact on the investment inflow, the number of traders and the demand across exchanges. This is bullish for DeFi projects as the rising number of users and the metrics related to number of trades, wallets and users indicate a growing interest, investment, institutional investment inflow and growth in DeFi market capitalization.

With the rise in the number of DeFi projects, there is a surge interest from institutions. With the upcoming biggest smart contract event of the year, it is likely that DeFi projects like UNI, CAKE, SUSHI, AAVE that haven’t rallied in the past 2 weeks would rally following increasing demand and popularity, social media mentions.

When the average price chart of these projects is observed, and they are ranked in accordance to their ranking of growth in Active users, there is a strong correlation between users and market capitalization. AAVE, UNI, SUSHI have ranked the highest. Though ranking does not have a direct correlation with social volume and price, it has increased following drop in altcoin market capitalization. This builds a bullish case for DeFi in the following two weeks.


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Canadian Purpose Bitcoin ETF Holdings at an All-Time High

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The Purpose Bitcoin ETF holdings have reached an all-time high of 19,692.149 BTC despite the current bitcoin market decline.

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The dip in the bitcoin market has not scared off Canadian investors. By considering the Purpose Bitcoin ETF re-accumulation, there is an indication that investors are buying the dip. Over the last month, Purpose’s holdings have increased by 963 BTC.

BTC is currently sitting at $36,028, a steep drop from its all-time high of $63,000. However, despite the flash crash, which brought the price down to around $30,000, the ETF has been steadily gaining over time.

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Its holdings at the current price amount to around $709 million.

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Purpose Bitcoin ETF success

The Purpose Bitcoin ETF launched in February 2021. It is hosted by the Canadian investment company Purpose Investments. 

The company won approval for the ETF from Canada’s regulators and continues to be successful. Two days after its launch, the ETF grew its assets under management (AUM) to over $400 million.

It’s not the only ETF Canada has or the only groundbreaking move coming out of the country. In April, Purpose Investments marked another first, with the world’s first direct custody Ether ETF.

This ETF offer investors the chance to invest directly into physically settled ether.

No signs of ETF approval from U.S.

Not only was the bitcoin ETF a first for Canada, but it was also a first for North America. It was hoped that this bold move would encourage its southern neighbor, the United States. However, this was not the case.

The U.S. is still to approve an ETF, despite the multiple applications from various parties. In addition, it appears even the success of the Canadian ETF hasn’t been able to sway regulators.

Most recently, the SEC delayed its decision on VanEck’s latest filing just hours before the deadline. This keeps it in the pile of over a dozen applications that are still in limbo.

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After working in news and lifestyle journalism, Leila decided to bring her interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain to her day job. She now runs the Features and Opinions desk at BeinCrypto which fits perfectly with her enthusiasm for crypto’s social and political impact.

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