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Encrypgen (DNA) Launches World’s First Blockchain Genomic Data Marketplace

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Crypto investors have had an extremely rough year.  Losses have been massive and it’s unclear when the bear market will end.  One of the biggest reasons behind the precipitous drop in token prices has been due to companies not achieving what they promised.  At some point investors need results.  One company that is bucking that trend is Encrypgen (DNA).  Back in August, Encrypgen launched the beta version of its Gene-Chain.  And now today, Encrypgen will officially launch version 1 of the world’s first blockchain genomic data marketplace.

Back in August, when the beta version of the Gene-Chain was launched, the DNA token price soared by approximately 60% at its highest point.  And that was just a beta version.  It’s very possible that the launch of Gene-Chain version 1 will cause an even bigger spike.  And that’s because of a new feature called “buy now.”

The DNA token is a utility token.  In a nutshell, that means that the value of the token will be determined by real-world usage.  With the implementation of the buy now feature, researchers and scientists will be able to purchase DNA tokens directly on the platform.  Those DNA tokens will come directly from Encrypgen’s inventory of approximately 3 million.  As that supply diminishes, Encrypgen will then have to go to the exchanges, such as Cryptopia and Kucoin, to buy more tokens.  Another possibility is that researchers will bypass the company and just go directly to the exchanges to buy tokens.  Either way, it’s clear that Encrypgen has reached the point of utility and traders can begin to expect a significant run-up in the token price.

Because DNA is a utility token, there are two important questions for investors.  First, what does the competitive landscape look like?  And second, what does the industry look like?

Competitors

As mentioned earlier, Encrypgen has now launched the world’s first genomic data marketplace.  So, while there are some competitors, they are years behind.  The main competitors include LunaDNA, Nebula Genomics, and Shivom.

LuncaDNA: Luna is no longer interested in a cryptocurrency.  Instead, they have decided to award shares in a public benefit corporation to data donors.  While it’s probably a safe move from a regulatory point of view, I think it’s a bad long-term plan.  A spendable currency is significantly more valuable than shares.  Cryptocurrencies offer anonymity while shares do not.  And further, Luna has yet to announce any sort of timeline for its platform.

Nebula Genomics: Nebula has managed to build an impressive company with one of the best teams in the business.  The company is promising to use blockchain but has oddly decided against doing an ICO (at least for now).  Instead, they will likely do a token generation event with a minimum required purchase of $50,000 (leaked via Telegram).  The founder of Nebula, George Church, is well respected in the industry.  However, there is a potential conflict of interest.  Mr. Church owns a sequencing company called Veritas.  The tokenomics model is questionable and it’s unclear how Nebula plans to make money.  Therefore, it’s entirely possible that Nebula’s purpose is to help sell Veritas tests.  Great for Mr. Church but not all that wonderful for investors.

Shivom: Although Shivom was able to raise a great deal of money in their ICO, the company has some issues.  First, a company that helped promote the sale in Australia is facing a $2 million lawsuit.  Second, Shivom’s registered agent in the Isle of Man has resigned.  Third (and most importantly), Shivom has yet to even produce an alpha platform.

As traders can see, these 3 competitors above certainly should be acknowledged but there doesn’t appear to be much cause for concern.  Encrypgen is certainly the undisputed leader of blockchain genomics at this point.

Industry Strength

Genomics is currently one of the hottest spaces around and is forecasted to grow to at least $24 billion by the year 2022.  This number has already been revised upward several times so it’s entirely possible that the $24 billion is at the low end of expectations.  The industry growth will be driven by an increase in genomic research activities, a rising number of start-up companies, a growing focus on personalized medicine, and an increasing application of genomic sequencing in the diagnostics.

Conclusion

Most traders in the crypto space recognize that only a few of the current cryptocurrencies will exist in 5-10 years.  The ones that deliver will grow exponentially and the ones that don’t will fizzle out quickly.  Traders should be looking for companies that have delivered on their promises and have real-world usage.  Encrypgen checks all the boxes.

Disclosure: I am long DNA

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3 Altcoins That Are Outperforming Bitcoin and Will Likely Face Consequences

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The crypto market is going through a period of massive recovery in the past few months, which has caused the investors’ optimism to return. While all eyes are on Bitcoin (BTC), as usual, the largest coin seems to be struggling with a major resistance level at $8,000 at the moment. While this level was breached a few times now, every breach resulted in a correction.

At the time of writing, BTC is approaching this level yet again, with its current price being at $7,985,79, and rising further. The price managed to grow by 1.06% in the last 24 hours, and will undoubtedly hit $8,000 in a matter of hours, if not sooner.

However, while Bitcoin continues to remain volatile and struggles with waves of growth and decline, there are some altcoins that are not following its path. Of course, most of them are performing in pretty much the same manner as BTC, as they always had. But, a few coins have actually managed to outperform Bitcoin in recent months.

While optimists believe that this might lead to decoupling from Bitcoin — something that only Binance Coin (BNB) managed to pull off up to this point — it is likely that there will be consequences for these cryptos. This likely means that a price drop for these specific coins awaits somewhere in the near future, as outperforming BTC…

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Why Binance May Be Crucial for Tron (Trx) to Reach $1

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TRON (TRX) has been one of the most popular crypto projects in the past year. The coin has received a lot of attention from the entire crypto community, and although the impressions may differ —  the fact is that TRX is one of the most talked-about coins, even today.

However, while the project managed to achieve a lot in less than a year — launch its MainNet, start multiple massive projects, launch dozens of dApps, hundreds of smart contracts, its own DEX, new token, and more — its price remains quite low. Undoubtedly, one of the reasons for this is its massive supply. TRX circulating supply is over 66 billion coins, while the total supply is over 99 billion.

Even so, the coin is believed to be massively undervalued, with its current price sitting at $0.028129, according to TradingView. This price, together with a market cap of $1.88 billion, pushed the coin out of the list of top 10 largest cryptocurrencies, and it currently sits at 11th spot. But, many believe that this is not a permanent position for TRON. In fact, its community believes that it is only a matter of time before TRON rises through the ranks, and its price hits $1. And, the way for the coin to achieve this is believed to be through Binance.

TRON and Binance

Binance is one of the world’s…

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Why Tron (TRX) Price Won’t Remain Low for Long

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TRON (TRX) has been one of the most popular cryptocurrencies in recent years. The project has achieved a tremendous amount of success in less than a year, and while the first birthday of its MainNet is approaching, TRON certainly continues to impress to this day.

With that said, its price is still noticeably low, and many would agree that the project is heavily undervalued. The low price even allowed other projects to push it out of the top 10 list, with TRX currently being the 11th largest cryptocurrency by market cap. However, it is likely that TRON will not remain undervalued forever, and that its price might soon see a surge that its entire community has been waiting for, for a long time now.

Why TRX might see growth soon

As many undoubtedly know, TRON is a lot more than just a cryptocurrency. It has developed a massive ecosystem, which offers a development platform for coins, smart contracts, and dApps. It also acquired BitTorrent last year for its Project Atlas, which will allow torrent users to earn crypto through participation in content sharing.

For this purpose, it also launched BitTorrent (BTT) token, which saw its launch on January 28, 2019 on Binance Launchpad. This was dubbed the most successful ICO in history at the time, although several coins launched since then have broken its record.

In addition,…

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