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ICOs Going for Mass Ethereum (ETH) Sales, Report

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The amount of Ethereum (ETH) that is sold via ICOs has reached high rates, with over 100,000 ETH coins being sold in the last month alone.

Large ETH sales and movements detected

Ethereum (ETH) has seen a lot of action recently, with more than $40 million in ETH being liquidated in a period of a single month. This translates to almost 100,000 tokens, which are all sold through ICOs alone.

That is not exactly an isolated event either, and the firm called Santiment, that has been tracking various ICOs and collecting data has posted interesting results.

According to the data, a single project by the name of Atonomi managed to sell over 12,000 ETH coins by itself. An even more exciting thing is the fact that 9,000 of those coins were sold on a single day, July 26 of this year. This is the biggest ETH sale in the last 30 days.

The second biggest one came from AppCoins, which managed to sell 8,400 within 24 hours, which happened only a week ago, on August 9. In the same time, Openledger managed to sell around 5,400 ETH.

Next, we have Etheroll, which has been selling Ethereum coins throughout the year. However, it would seem that they moved around 5,400 coins around August 2nd, which is actually the highest amount that this project has handled at once since February.

Last year, the firm called Status managed to set a record when it comes to ETH sales. They managed to sell over 30,000 ETH coins between August and October of last year.

While they sold only half of that this year (16,000 ETH), it is still a big deal, especially since 4,800 ETH coins were sold in the last 30 days alone. The list of projects that have had a significant impact on ETH movement goes on and on, and the result is that over 100,000 ETH has been sold or moved in the last 30 days.

ICOs are even cashing out

Of course, it should be remembered that this data doesn’t necessarily show the sales of ETH, but the amounts that are moved for whatever reason as well. So far, for example, Etheroll itself confirmed that they did not sell 5,400, but have instead migrated the coins to a new smart contract.

The biggest assumption here has been that moving ETH coins is the same as spending them. And, while this stands true in most cases, it doesn’t always have to be, as we can see in Etheroll’s example. Still, the sole fact that the coins are being moved at all is a pretty big hint that somehow something is about to happen to them.

Additionally, ever since ETH’s price started to go down, many ICOs decided to cut their losses and simply cash out. An unnamed ICO was recently reported to have raised around $30 million through a pretty decent roadmap. However, they did so when Ethereum’s price was sky-high. After it dropped, the ICO panicked and went for cash, which landed them only $4 million.

While the data is not detailed enough to point out the exact project that did this, there is enough evidence to prove that a lot of ICOs have done the same.

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Stablecoins Rivalry: Which New Coin will Replace Tether (USDT)?

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After the recent Tether (USDT) incident, a lot of investors started paying more attention to stablecoins. However, they were quite popular long before USDT started losing its value, and a lot of new ones were in development for a while now. These days, the stablecoin invasion is in its full swing, with around 57 coins being around — either already in circulation, or about to enter.

While most crypto investors already know this, we should explain that stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that are backed by another asset. This other asset is often a fiat currency, such as the USD. This is done so that their price would always be the same. with each coin being backed by the same amount, which is usually $1. That way, the coin is able to escape volatility, and ensure stability, hence the name.

While there were numerous stablecoins in circulation already, the one that made them known and popular was Tether (USDT). This is a coin issued by the Tether company, which claims that it can back each coin in circulation with 1 USD. However, since the company failed to provide proof that it actually has enough money to do so, the coin lost its credibility, and investors started dumping it.

This has left an empty spot in the space, and numerous stablecoins rushed in to fill the gap left by Tether. Today, we will review some of these coins.

1. Tiberius Coin…

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5 Reasons Why BAT is A Good Investment

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In their search for the next great investment opportunity, people often tend to run into Basic Attention Token (BAT). A lot of investors have developed a significant interest in the coin, and are wondering if things are truly as good as they seem.

With so many scams and fake coins out there, as well as bad investments that seem good at first, it is a good idea to be skeptical. However, in the case of BAT, many agree that the coin is an excellent investment that should not be missed or overlooked. So, today, we will discuss why this is, and why you should add BAT to your investment portfolio.

1. The project’s goal

BAT has a goal to solve a problem that all of us are already very familiar with, and that is the issue of online ads. For a lot of people, ads are annoying, often irrelevant, and they tend to pop up in all the wrong moments. No to mention that they are intrusive, advertisers steal or buy your private data in order to process it and target you with more appropriate ads, and more.

Most people choose to deal with this by installing ad block extensions. However, what if there is a better way to go around it?

This is where BAT comes in. The project uses its technology to solve this problem by blocking ads unless users decide to interact with them by…

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How and when Electroneum (ETN) mass adoption will catch fire

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Before we talk about how Electroneum is thriving towards mass adoption, let’s take on some basics. What is the meaning of “mass adoption” and what cryptocurrencies could really achieve it? The answer to these two questions will ultimately determine the destiny of the cryptoverse.

Sooner or later some tokens will become useful (and used by) a lot of people in the real world. That will create demand for those tokens and that demand will bring its value up. It will be the point at which the crypto market becomes mature, one that answers to real economic forces (such as supply and demand) instead of being a toy for speculators as it still is today.

So let’s start at the beginning. Mass adoption means that, given any kind of technology, product or commodity, at least seven out of ten people know what it and what they can do with it. This definition doesn’t take into account if they actually use it, only if they know about it. Think about Facebook, for instance. Not everybody you know has an active account there.

But chances are almost everybody you know understands what it is and that they could start using it anytime they wanted (if they’re not using it already) at a rate higher than 70%. Maybe a more explicit example is coffee. The percentage of coffee drinkers in the US is about 83% which is enough to ensure it’s mass-adopted. And everybody…

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