For starters, last week witnessed Major League Baseball (MLB) announcing their intention to release an Ethereum based virtual, collectible game later during the Summer of 2018. The Major League Baseball in collaboration with Lucid Sights, a blockchain gaming firm, is working on a game-changing dApp that is going to boost the baseball fandom.
How this is going to work is MLB Crypto Baseball similar to CryptoKitties, blockchain’s most popular game, will allow users to buy and exchange virtual kittens, using Ethereum as the mode of coinage. Given that virtual assets have established themselves as profitable ventures, MLB’s primary objective in presenting the Ethereum-based game is to attract young individuals back to baseball by increasing its hype.
While MLB might be the first major league to back the blockchain technology fully, they are not the first sports utility to commence adoption in America. NBA’s Sacramento Kings, one of the most tech knowledgeable commercial businesses in all of the sports, accepted Bitcoin in 2014 to be one of their ticket and merchandise payment options.
Cryptocurrency Market in the Green
Although being down for almost one month hovering below 7,000 US dollars, Bitcoin has started to bounce back in the last seven days or so. Yesterday’s market activities saw Bitcoin prices skyrocketing registering a jump of 600 US dollars in less than 2 hours. Other virtual currencies such as Moner, Cardano, NEM, and EOS have followed the trend showing significant price increment in yesterdays and today’s market activities.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin is currently exchanging at $8,180 per digital coin, an estimated 600 US Dollar increment from its previous 24-30 hour market value, according to data released by Coinmarketcap.
At the time of writing, cryptocurrency total market cap stands at $140,449,716,215 up against its previous 126,178,000,000 market cap. Also, Bitcoin’s market cap has gained about $10 billion to currently stands at about $126 billion against the last $116 billion mark it was recording just about a week ago.
Like other leading virtual currencies, Ripple has been on a bullish trend since the start of Q2. On 10th July, Ripple (XRP) had depreciated to a low of 0.44 US dollars trading horizontally before the bulls took the coins value to a high of $0.51. Given that Ripple (XRP) is now out of the range bond zone of 0.45 US dollars and 0.42 price levels, Ripple is expected to continue with its momentum promising a brighter future for coin holders.
As we all know, Tron has been making headlines having an eventful two months closing deals and signing significant partnerships with other significant financial players.
Tron is not being left behind in the ongoing bull run being experienced in the market with its prices jumping to $0.03769 today. A price surge of more than 8 percent in the last 24 hours.
According to CoinMarketCap, Tron’s (TRX) market cap currently stands at 2.4 billion US dollars. Many experts believe that today’s price surge of Tron is caused by the confirmation of Tron acquiring biggest p2p platform, BitTorrent, and will continue to climb.
Many crypto enthusiasts are attributing the current price surge by Bitcoin, Ripple (XRP), and Tron (TRX) being experienced due to several high-profile recommendations from the financial world.
Goldman Sachs, the new chief executive of US investment bank, is reportedly looking into ways he can venture in the crypto market. Also, giant hedge fund, BlackRock, is also reportedly building a team to study and investigate the uses of blockchain and bitcoin in the market but are said to be doing so under the radar. And now, today, the confirmation came in that Justin Sun, the CEO of Tron has ‘actually’ acquired BitTorrent. It seems like good fortune has come back to the cryptocurrency world.
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