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Shiba Inu gets a new metaverse update, but can it help SHIB go up?

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Shiba Inu gets a new metaverse update, but can it help SHIB go up?

  • Shiba Inu’s NFT ecosystem witnessed growth last week
  • A few metrics suggested that a trend reversal can be expected soon 

Shiba Inu’s ‘SHIB the Metaverse’ recently unveiled its new concept art, named Dunes. After several weeks, a new update was revealed which looked promising for the much-awaited metaverse project. 

🌴New concept art has appeared!

Come & stay a while at the scenic Dunes!

Upon gazing beyond you discover an oasis of sorts, yet this oasis is like no other, it’s massive, it’s shaped, and welcomes an adventurous and modern place, full of glitzy architecture and cooling waters. pic.twitter.com/AirNMBXvDv

— SHIB The Metaverse (@ShibTheMV) November 15, 2022

Not only this but a new Tech Trench concept was also revealed. The Tech Trench setting is modeled around an immersive trench from antiquity that has advanced into a highly technological area.

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The official announcement mentioned, “This hub allows for a deeper connection with cultural reassurance and lessons learned from the innovative and daring journey SHIB as a project & community has endured.” 


Read Shiba Inu’s [SHIB] price prediction 2023-24


Is Shiba Inu growing in bear market?

Apart from the developments in the SHIB metaverse, several more updates looked positive for the Shiba Inu ecosystem amidst this current bearish market condition.

For instance, PawZone, a member of the Shiba Inu community, recently announced that they are currently putting all their attention on Pawzaar, the NFT marketplace, created for the Shibarium network. A lot of progress has already been made, and they will soon reveal the work they have done. 

On the other hand, Santiment’s data showed that SHIB’s NFT ecosystem witnessed growth over the last week. The total number of NFT trade counts along with the total NFT trade volume in USD spiked over the past seven days, which was a positive signal.

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Source: Santiment

However, the question is- Will the metaverse updates and growth in the NFT space be enough to provide aid to SHIB? 

Yes/No

SHIB’s performance has not been impressive lately, as it has failed to register any upticks, thanks to the bearish market condition.

According to CoinMarketCap, SHIB’s price decreased over 6% in the last seven days, and at press time, it was trading at $0.000009138. Interestingly, things might soon change in favor of SHIB as several of the on-chain metrics were in favor of the buyers. 

CryptoQuant’s data revealed that SHIB’s exchange reserve was decreasing, which was good news as it indicated less selling pressure. Moreover, SHIB’s stochastic was in an oversold position, further increasing the chances of a price surge in the days to follow. 

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Interestingly, the whales’ confidence in SHIB gave further hope to investors. According to WhaleStats, SHIB topped this list of cryptos that the top 5000 Ethereum whales were holding. 

🐳 The top 100 #ETH whales are hodling

$74,944,516 $SHIB
$48,925,946 $MKR
$45,325,050 $LOCUS
$35,903,308 $BIT
$33,078,298 $BEST
$32,397,588 $UNI
$31,712,362 $CHZ
$28,469,972 $MOC

Whale leaderboard 👇https://t.co/N5qqsCBeXR pic.twitter.com/TcFQwmwtOs

— WhaleStats (tracking crypto whales) (@WhaleStats) November 16, 2022

Furthermore, SHIB’s MVRV Ratio went up last week, which was yet another bullish signal. And, the daily active addresses also spiked over the last few days, reflecting a larger number of users in the network.

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Source: Santiment

Ser Suzuki Shillsalot has 8 years of experience working as a Senior Investigative journalist at The SpamBot Times. He completed a two-hour course in journalism from a popular YouTube video and was one of the few to give it a positive rating. Shillsalot’s writings mainly focus on shilling his favourite cryptos and trolling anyone who disagrees with him. P.S – There is a slight possibility the profile pic is AI-generated. You see, this account is primarily used by our freelancer writers and they wish to remain anonymous. Wait, are they Satoshi? :/

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Assessing what’s next for Yearn Finance (YFI) as we gear up to close Q4

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Assessing what’s next for Yearn Finance (YFI) as we gear up to close Q4

  • YFI suffers a bearish divergence that indicates a decline in buying momentum.
  • Sellers take control of the YFI market during the intraday trading session.

Despite the growth in the price per Yearn Finance (YFI) token, the count of daily active addresses on the network continues to fall, data from Santiment revealed. 

As of this writing, YFI traded at $7,027.16. In the last week, its price went up by 7%, per data from CoinMarketcap.


Read Yearn Finance (YFI) Price Prediction 2023-2024


With just 248 unique addresses involved in YFI transactions at press time, the number of daily active addresses that have traded the alt has fallen consistently by 41% in the last week.

Source: Santiment

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YFI’s price and the count of its active addresses moving in opposite directions create a bearish divergence that precedes a price drawdown. 

Likewise, a price/trading volume divergence was spotted on a daily chart. As YFI’s price rallied by 3% in the last 24 hours, its trading volume fell by 25% within the same period.

This was an indication of exhaustion among the current buyers in the YFI market and marked a potential re-entrance point for sellers. As a result, new demand would be required to drive up the alt’s price further.  

However, data from Santiment showed that new demand for YFI has declined since the beginning of the month. As of this writing, 59 new addresses were on the YFI network. In the last eight days, this has fallen by 48%. 

Source: Santiment

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Day traders are not smiling 

An assessment of YFI’s performance on a 4-hour chart revealed that sellers had control of the intraday market. Selling pressure rallied as daily traders shied away from accumulating the alt.

At press time, the dynamic line (green) of YFI’s Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) rested below the center line to return a negative value of -0.07. A fall of an asset’s CMF below the center line usually indicates that the token’s distribution rate exceeds its accumulation rate within a specified period. A negative CMF is an indication of weakened buying pressure.

Furthermore, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) was spotted at 48.97 in a downtrend. Stationed below the 50-neutral region facing south, selling pressure rallied as more buyers exited the YFI market. Likewise, its Money Flow Index (MFI) was pegged at 45.85 at press time.

The position of the Directional Movement Index (DMI) confirmed the strength of YFI sellers during the intraday trading session. 

The sellers’ strength (red) at 23.67 was solidly above the buyers’ (green) at 16.03. Additionally, the Average Directional Index (ADX) showed that the seller’s strength was a difficult one that buyers might find impossible during the day’s trading session.

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Source: TradingView

Abiodun is a full-time journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is also a lawyer with over 2 years of experience. With a keen interest in blockchain technology and its limitless possibilities, Abiodun spends his time understanding the technology, building projects, and educating people about it.

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Uniswap NFT volume declines by a great margin, but here’s the catch

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Uniswap NFT volume declines by a great margin, but here’s the catch

  • Uniswap witnessed a decline in NFT volume lately.
  • This decline affected other areas of the DEX, including the count of unique users and overall transactions.

All eyes were on Uniswap during the launch of their NFT protocol. There was growth observed on multiple fronts due to this launch. However, according to data provided by Dune, it appeared that the hype around Uniswap had started to decline, at press time. 


                                  Read Uniswap’s Price Prediction 2023-2024


Short-lived hype

From the image below it can be observed that the NFT volume on Uniswap declined over the past few days. The daily volume for the NFTs traded on Uniswap went from $246k to $32k since its launch.  The number of daily transactions for the same decreased from 445 to 35, at the time of writing.

Source:Dune Analytics

This decline in NFT activity has impacted the DEX negatively. According to Messari,’s data, the number of unique users on Uniswap had fallen by 9.7% and the number of overall transactions being made on the DEX had declined by 28.87% in the last seven days.

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Furthermore, in the image below, it can be seen that after the spike caused by the NFT launch, the daily active addresses for UNI declined. Along with that, UNI’s transaction count and velocity also took a hit. 

Source: Santiment

Interestingly enough, these indicators did not deter whales from investing in UNI.

According to WhaleStats, an organization dedicated to tracking crypto whales, Uniswap had been amongst the top 10 most purchased tokens by the top 1000 Ethereum whales.

This spike in interest can be credited to the increase in active developers on the Uniswap system. 

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The ongoing actions in the NFT space may result in interest being regenerated and it could reflect onto UNI’s positive price action.

Source: token terminal

That said, at the time of writing, UNI was trading at $5.96 and its price had increased by 0.91% over the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.

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Ser Suzuki Shillsalot has 8 years of experience working as a Senior Investigative journalist at The SpamBot Times. He completed a two-hour course in journalism from a popular YouTube video and was one of the few to give it a positive rating. Shillsalot’s writings mainly focus on shilling his favourite cryptos and trolling anyone who disagrees with him. P.S – There is a slight possibility the profile pic is AI-generated. You see, this account is primarily used by our freelancer writers and they wish to remain anonymous. Wait, are they Satoshi? :/

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Layer 2 networks see jump in dApp migration; the reason might surprise you

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Layer 2 networks see jump in dApp migration; the reason might surprise you

  • dApps have increased migration to layer 2 networks.
  • Arbitrum continues to lead as the layer 2 network with the highest TVL

Gas fees spent by layer 2 (L2) Ethereum scaling solutions to settle proofs on Ethereum have clinched an all-time high as decentralized applications (dApps) native to layer 1 networks increase migration to L2s, a new report from Messari showed. 

L2 networks are separate blockchains that extend the functionalities of the Ethereum network and inherit the security guarantees of Ethereum. Transactions are executed on these L2s and then batched up to the base layer, Ethereum. 

To settle proofs of these batched-up transactions on Ethereum, L2s are required to pay gas fees for the network’s security. 

Therefore, as more applications and their users migrate to these L2s, ramping up the number of transactions processed and batched, the amount paid as gas fees to settle proofs by L2s has also rallied to an all-time high.

For example, in September, leading NFTs marketplace OpenSea announced support for leading L2 network Arbitrum. In the same month, the cryptocurrency trading platform Matcha, confirmed its deployment on Arbitrum. Likewise, in October,  leading Ethereum [ETH] staking platform Lido Finance announced its launch on two L2 networks, Arbitrum and Optimism. 

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Arbitrum takes the lead

According to data from L2Beat, with a total value locked (TVL) of $2.30 billion, Arbitrum ranks as the top L2 platform in today’s market. 

Source: L2Beat

Due to its Nitro upgrade launched in August, Arbitrum “can support 7-10x higher throughput and has advanced compression techniques that allow for cheaper transactions, which attracts more activity,” Messari found.

This upgrade has led to a significant surge in the number of daily transactions processed on the L2 network.

Source: Delphi Digital

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Furthermore, as FTX’s unexpected collapse eroded investors’ trust in centralized cryptocurrency exchanges, many investors moved to decentralized exchanges. 

This contributed to Arbitrum’s growth in the last month, as GMX, a “decentralized exchange (DEX) for perpetuals native to Arbitrum and Avalanche, experienced a significant volume increase during the FTX fiasco,” Messari reported. 

On 7 November, GMX logged $5 billion in margin trading volume, a 75% rally from the previous day.

Following FTX’s implosion, DEX tokens have been outperforming CEX tokens over the past week:

📈 DEX +26% vs. #BTC
📉 CEX -2.5% vs. #BTC pic.twitter.com/NBkLxNBBOb

— Delphi Digital (@Delphi_Digital) November 17, 2022

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Not far behind

Optimism has also benefitted from the increased migration of dApps to L2 in the past few months. Messari found that in the last three months, the count of transacting addresses on the network rallied by 120%. 

Source: Messari

Per data from Etherscan, the network saw its highest daily number of transactions (499,720) on 9 November in the heat of the FTX saga. 

Source: Optimism Etherscan

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Abiodun is a full-time journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is also a lawyer with over 2 years of experience. With a keen interest in blockchain technology and its limitless possibilities, Abiodun spends his time understanding the technology, building projects, and educating people about it.

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