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Recovery Market Sentiment Sees Investors Take More Risk With Altcoins

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Crypto investors had been moving out of altcoins through the market downtrend due to the high volatility that rocked these digital assets. As a result, the fall in these altcoins was more brutal than that recorded in bitcoin. However, as the tide has begun to turn and the market is looking towards more of a bullish trend, these altcoins have taken their place at the top of the recovering chain, prompting investors to rush back into them.

Altcoins Provide More Gains

Over time, it has been shown that altcoins record the widest movements during any type of market. So just as they have a high propensity to bring large losses, they also carry the same trait when it comes time to make a profit. The same is the case this time around,Al as investors have clamored to altcoins to take advantage of the gains.

Barely two weeks into the month of August, altcoins have quickly taken the lead when it comes to gains. The Small Cap Index, which had suffered massively during the downtrend, is finally having its day in the sun. It saw the largest gains in the last 10 days, coming out at 9% for this period of time.

The Mid Cap Index follows the Small Cap Index in this regard. Although it did not see as many gains as its smaller counterpart, it saw 7% gains for the time period. It also spread to the Large Cap Index, which saw 5% gains in the same time period.

Small Cap Index sees largest gains | Source: Arcane Research

These gains show that investors are beginning to recover their faith in the market once more. Exposure to altcoins is growing rapidly, leading to a surge in prices across these indexes.

Bitcoin Follows Positive Trend

Altcoins were not the only ones that saw positive growth in the first week of August. The positive sentiment through the market has been widespread and has affected various digital assets, albeit to different degrees.

Bitcoin has seen lesser gains compared to its altcoin competitors, but it saw gains nonetheless. It came out as the index with the lowest returns so far, with only 2%. Despite this growth, the digital asset is still severely underperforming compared to altcoins. It is notable in the market dominance of the digital asset, which has fallen about 7% in the last two months alone.

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Market cap rests above $1.1 trillion | Source: Crypto Total Market Cap on

What this shows is that investors are now moving out from the safe haven that bitcoin provided during the market crash and are now focusing on altcoins. This has also spread to stablecoins that have also seen their market dominance eaten into by altcoins.

In the last week alone, ETH dominance grew 0.89%, while Bitcoin and the leading stablecoins all lost between 0.12% to 0.96% dominance. This new hunger for risk can either be primarily rewarded, or investors may find themselves burned if the market were to retrace.

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Ep01- Dr. Ruja – Companion Guide For BBC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen” Podcast

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Is Dr. Ruja Ignatova the cryptocurrency world’s biggest scammer? The competition is fierce, there are so many faces and stories fighting for that spot, but none of them is on the FBI Most Wanted List. Dr. Ruja is. Great, but, why is NewsBTC revisiting the 2019 true crime podcast “The Missing Cryptoqueen”? Because Jamie Bartlett, the journalist behind the project, just released a new episode. 

Is there new information? Did they FIND Dr. Ruja Ignatova? The only thing we know for sure is that there’ll be a few new episodes, and that’s all we needed to hear. A BBC production, “The Missing Cryptoqueen” features various music and sound design, witness testimonies, interviews, and sound bites. There’s even original music in this podcast extravaganza. 

NewsBTC will produce companion pieces for each of “The Missing Cryptoqueen.” With summaries, quotes from the episode, and extra material from all over the web, this is the feature people didn’t know they needed. Have this window open as you listen to each episode, it’ll enhance the already phenomenal experience.

You can download episodes directly at the BBC, or listen to “The Missing Cryptoqueen” through Apple, Spotify, or iVoox.

About Episode One – Dr. Ruja

This is the introductory episode, it presents Dr. Ruja Ignatova and the OneCoin world. We feel the size of the scam, we hear the people that fell for it and the true believers. It begins with Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto’s story, goes to a OneCoin seminar in Mbarara, a town in Western Uganda, and ends with Dr. Ruja’s disappearance in October 2017.

In “The Missing Cryptoqueen’s” first episode also shows us what a charismatic leader could do with bitcoin’s story and narrative. If Dr. Ruja Ignatova didn’t plagiarize, she at least was heavily inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto’s mystique and discourse. Using quotes from her speeches, we hear Dr. Ruja speaking about a rotten financial system and corrupt banking institutions. About the possibility of banking the unbanked and what that would do for the world. About bitcoin’s pizza day story and how that could happen to them.

However, Dr. Ruja’s OneCoin was better than bitcoin. It was here to replace it, in fact.

Whenever you hear that, run. That should’ve been the witnesses’ first warning. In episode one, we hear about the OneLife network. The social part of the scam. We hear from a UK victim who assisted to the webinars, from a OneLife employee and insider, and we listen to an African song about OneCoin. There’s emotion in all of their voices. And an open wound.

Near the end, we hear about 2017 and Dr. Ruja’s disappearance from people that were there at the scene. What happened? So far, there are nine more episodes of BBC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen.” Let’s cover them all. 

BTC price chart for 09/28/2022 on Bitstamp | Source: BTC/USD on

Quotes From Ep. 01 – “Dr. Ruja”

  • “Then, in late 2017, Dr. Ruja disappeared. One of Europe’s richest women, a woman who seemed destined to change the world had vanished.”
  • “It was impossible not to be impressed by Dr. Ruja. She appeared on the front cover of prestigious business magazines, she has degrees from Oxford and Konstanz University and is fluent in several languages.”
  • “Thousands of people were filling stadiums to hear Dr. Ruja talk, to buy OneCoin and join this financial revolution.”
  • “But in October 2017, there was a big OneCoin event in Lisbon, Portugal and Dr. Ruja was scheduled to speak.”

Extra Material And Episode Credits

This guide’s extra material comes courtesy of the podcast series’s IMDB page. In the description, IMDB gives us a good overview of what to expect from “The Missing Cryptoqueen.”

“Dr Ruja Ignatova called herself the Cryptoqueen. She told people she had invented a cryptocurrency to rival Bitcoin, and persuaded millions to join her financial revolution, investing billions. Then she disappeared. Why? Jamie Bartlett spent months investigating how she did it for the Missing Cryptoqueen podcast, and trying to figure out where she’s hiding.”

This 2019 clip with producer Georgia Catt also qualifies as a trailer for what’s to come:

And finally, the episode’s credits:

Presenter: Jamie Bartlett
Producer: Georgia Catt
Story consultant: Chris Berube
Editor: Philip Sellars
Original music and sound design: Phil Channell
Original music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir

You’re part of NewsBTC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen’s” listening group by just reading these guides. Let’s explore Dr. Ruja Ignatova’s world together.

Featured Image: “The Missing Cryptoqueen” logo from the BBC's site | Charts by TradingView

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Fantom Surprises With 5% Rally In Last 24 Hours – More Gains Ahead?

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Fantom (FTM) bounces back with a 5% rally in over 24 hours after it hit a massive low yesterday. On-chain metrics hint at a bull run. Still, buyers are still advised to be extra cautious.

  • FTM rallied 5% in the past 24 hours
  • Fantom’s on-chain metrics hinting a bullish movement
  • FTM experiencing strong selling pressure

FTM bulls are still trying to push through the resistance. Evidently, the downward movement in the past couple of weeks highlights that the lower timeframe is generally bearish.

Fantom Down Since August

Judging by the 12-hour chart, FTM is seen to spiral downward which has been in progress since August when Fantom breached below $0.38 as it retests the $0.33 resistance zone and key support at $0.286.

A higher timeframe range was also spotted on the charts from $0.31 to $.53. Notably, the $0.412 range has been the resistance and support level as seen since May.


The two-hour chart for FTM reveals that another range may be formed. One was able to reach the range of $0.242 to 0.217.

According to CoinMarketCap, FTM price has slumped by 5.41% or trading at $0.2221 as of this writing.

While there is a possibility of a breach, the positioning of FTM sets it for a downtrend, especially with the increase in selling opportunities.

FTM RSI At 64, Hinting At A Bullish Movement

The crypto’s relative strength index peaking at 64 shows an obvious bullish movement with the OBV moving sideways as seen in the past week. With that in mind, even with FTM bouncing back from its low, both the price action and OBV aren’t hinting at any breakout at this point.

The resistance zone which worked as the key support in September could make significant strides again in the next couple of hours.

While buying FTM is a tempting feat it will only be an advantage when you do so under certain circumstances like a bullish market. However, Fantom is not shooting for a long-term range and is in fact even leaning towards a long-term downtrend.

A low-risk short may be apparent in the $0.244 range. An hourly session that closes above the $0. 251 zone will invalidate the bearish momentum. The bearish targets are spotted right at the middle of the range and include their lows.

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FTMUSD pair trading at $0.2245 on the daily chart | Source:

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French Authorities Grant Regulatory License to Offer Services

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