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Why Ethereum Price Is Unlikely To Dump After “The Merge”

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The Ethereum price is rallying above critical levels as “The Merge” is on the horizon, the bullish momentum might receive a fresh push and finally take ETH north of $2,000. In the meantime, market participants are speculating about the immediate future of the second cryptocurrency by market cap.

At the time of writing, Ethereum’s price trades at $1,710 with a 4% loss in the last 24 hours and a 9% profit over the last week. After weeks of leading the market, ETH is underperforming Bitcoin. The number one cryptocurrency records an 11% increase in 7 days.

For a deeper dive into the Bitcoin price and its potential bullish signals, check out our video below where our Editorial Director Tony Spilotro makes the case for the formation of a bottom with massive potential for appreciation, similar to 2020.

Who Is Most Likely To Sell After “The Merge”?

The market is seemingly divided on “The Merge”, the event that will complete the ETH transition to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus. Some expect the Ethereum price will operate under a “buy the rumor, sell the news event”, other are betting on a bullish continuation.

In a recent report from on-chain analytics firm Nansen, looking into the top ETH stakers ahead of “The Merge”, the staking dynamics, and its impact to affect the Ethereum price, there is a forecast about a potential negative impact on the cryptocurrency from stakers.

Nansen rules out any short-term bearish influence from these investors as the ETH currently locked on the Beacon Chain, the PoS blockchain, will be illiquid for a portion of them until the implementation of the Shanghai upgrade in 2023. This update will allow stakers to withdraw their funds.

Illiquid stakers are those that send their ETH to the Beacon Chain in 2020, they can’t withdraw their funds for an undefined period of time, and liquid is those using Lido and similar solutions to stake their funds and receive the rewards.

Of this group, Nansen believes illiquid stakers are less likely to sell after the Shanghai upgrade in 2023 if the price remains above $600. There is around 1 million ETH locked at that price which could “dripped not the market”.

In that sense, the report claims around 71% of all ETH used to secure the PoS blockchain was staked at a loss. Nansen claims 18% of “all staked ETH at present belongs to illiquid stakers that are in profit, the category most likely to sell once they are able to unstake”.

However, Nansen is not expecting this selling negatively impacts the Ethereum price or to put massive selling stress on the crypto market. This factor could operate as another bullish fundamental for an Ethereum price post “Merge”.

ETH’s price with minor profits on the 4-hour chart. Source: ETHUSDT Tradingview

Whales Accumulate Ethereum In 2022

In addition to a possible low long-term negative impact on the Ethereum price, Nansen noted an increase in the amount of ETH millionaires and billionaires. These addresses have been labeled by the on-chain analytics firm as individuals and not smart contracts or exchange platforms.

The report claims that these large players have “consistently been stacking Ethereum since the beginning of this year”, despite the bearish price action. As seen in the image below, the trend has persisted and spiked in August and September this year.

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Whales accumulate ETH in 2022. Source: Nansen

Will tris accumulation positively impact the market or are these whales accumulating to dump ETH shortly after “The Merge”?

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Discounted Tariff For Crypto Mining To Be Eliminated in Norway

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The finance minister of Norway, Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, has proposed that the government do away with a programme that gives crypto data centers a discounted cost on power.

The Norwegian government made a proposal on Oct. 6 that might affect Bitcoin miners by making data centers in the nation pay the same power tax rates as other sectors. The government determined that the discounted tariff should be gradually eliminated due to increased power consumption in certain regions.

The finance minister said:

“We are in a completely different situation in the power market now than when the reduced rate for data centers was introduced in 2016. In many places, the power supply is now under pressure, which causes prices to rise. At the same time, we are seeing an increase in cryptocurrency mining in Norway. We need this power for the community.”

A proposal to outlaw cryptocurrency mining was first proposed by the Norwegian Red Party in May, but it was ultimately shot down by the Norwegian Parliament. At the time, Arcane Research analyst Jaran Mellerud predicted that Norwegian political parties “likely make one more attempt at increasing the power tax specifically for miners.”

Moreover, according to the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index, several BTC mining enterprises are now active in Norway, using 100% renewable energy sources and contributing 0.74 percent to the worldwide Bitcoin hash rate. Furthermore, many Sortland inhabitants in the north, meanwhile, have voiced worries about miners environmental hazards, mirroring the views of American legislators.

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Reef Finance (REEF) Continues With Green Days; How Long With This Last?

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  • REEF price continues to show the market how it is done as price trends in the green zone for two straight days. 
  • REEF trades above key resistance as price breaks out of range holding above 8 and 20-day EMA.
  • The price of REEF eyes a recapture of $0.01 as key resistance was flipped into support. 

The price of Reef Finance has continued to show its strength as price trends with double-digit gains against tether (USDT) on two separate days in a row. With the crypto market cap bouncing from its weekly low as the market continued to look promising, the price of Reef Finance was not left out as the price broke out of its long weekly range, with the price trending to a higher height. (Data from Binance)

Reef Finance (REEF) Price Analysis On The Weekly Chart.

The crypto market got relief, as anticipated for most crypto altcoins. However, some altcoins have continued in a range-bound movement with the recent surge in price among most crypto assets. 

The price of REEF in previous months has been stocked in a range box as the price could not break out with real volume. REEF’s price continued to move between the region of $0.004 and $0.003 in a bid to break out and trend higher. 

After a long-range movement, with the month looking good for most altcoins, as many call it the month of Uptober, the price of REEF broke out with good volume from its range as price rallied to a high of $0.065 

REEF has a very good use case and no doubt was a catalyst as the price hit an all-time high of $0.3 before seeing its price rejected to a low of $0.003 as the price bounced off this region for a minor relief.

With the current structure, the price of REEF has been maintained; we could see the price going to a high of $0.01 if the relief state of the market remains for a longer time.

Weekly resistance for the price of REEF – $0.01.

Weekly support for the price of REEF – $0.004.

Price Analysis Of REEF On The Daily (1D) Chart

Daily REEF Price chart | Source: REEFUSDT On Tradingview.com

On the daily timeframe, the price of REEF continues to show strength as the price pulled over a 20% gain despite the market looking to have stalled in price movement; after hitting a daily low of $0.003, the price of REEF rallied to a high of $0.005 where the price was rejected into a range of $0.004-0.003 as price struggled to break out.

On a successful breakout, the price of REEF rallied with much aggression as bulls were in control of the price, pushing the price to a high of $0.0067.

The price of REEF currently trades at $0.0053, just above the 8 and 20-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA). The price at $0.0050 and $0.0048 corresponds to the prices at 8 and 20-day EMA for REEF on the daily timeframe. With the price of REEF holding strong and a possible price continuation, we could see a retest of $0.01 in no time.

Daily resistance for the REEF price – $0.00650.

Daily support for the REEF price – $0.005.

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Dapper Labs Announces Launch Date of NFT Marketplace

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  • Dapper’s Flow blockchain will manufacture NFT collectibles based on video highlights.
  • The partnership between Dapper and LaLiga was initially announced in September 2021.

Dapper Labs’ LaLiga-themed NFT platform will enter closed beta later this month, following in the footsteps of NBA Top Shot and NFL All Day.

Starting on October 27th, a curated user base will have access to LaLiga Golazos, a digital marketplace where the first pack will be released. Over the course of many months, both Top Shot and All Day conducted closed beta testing with a growing number of users before releasing to the general public.

To compete with other similar sports services, Dapper’s Flow blockchain will manufacture NFT collectibles based on video highlights from LaLiga Golazos games, which will subsequently be sold and exchanged like trading cards.

Spectacular Goal 

The partnership between Dapper and LaLiga was initially announced in September 2021, and the platform was supposed to launch this past summer.

Bilingual NFTs with play-by-play commentary, player performance information, and match statistics will be sold by LaLiga Golazos (“golazos” meaning “spectacular goal” in Spanish). This is the first NFT product that provide multilingual support from Dapper. The era of the league covered by the platform’s collectibles extends all the way back to 2005.

El Clásico (FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid CF), the Madrid Derby (Real Madrid CF vs. Atlético de Madrid), the Basque Derby (Real Sociedad vs. Athletic Club), and El Gran Derbi (Real Betis vs Sevilla FC) are just a few of the LaLiga rivalries whose moments will be featured in the first digital pack of NFT collectibles, set to release on October 27. 

Promoting the LaLiga Golazos launch are players such as FC Barcelona’s Ansu Fati and Marc-André ter Stegen, and Atlético de Madrid’s Joao Félix and Luka Modri.

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Marathon Digital Reveals $81.3M Exposure To Compute North

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