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The Graph’s GRT Recoils After Optimism, Celo, Avalanche Integration

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The Graph’s GRT token price pulled back on Thursday even after the positive ecosystem news. GRT pulled back to a low of $0.076, which was a few points below this week’s high of $0.088. The token has surged by over 47% this year. 

The Graph adds Optimism

In a statement, The Graph announced that it will add Optimism to its network as it continues to expand its ecosystem. This means that Optimism developers will be able to use The Graph’s query technology to access data in their platforms. The data will be served by subgraphs on the decentralized network. 

Optimism is a leading layer-2 network that helps developers to build decentralized applications. Like other layer 2 platforms, Optimism supercharges dApps by increasing their speeds and lowering their transaction costs.

Optimism has been used to supercharge 97 DeFi dApps that have a total value locked (TVL) of more than $646 million. Some of the top dApps that use its technology are Synthetix, AAVE V3, Velodrome, Curve, and Uniswap V3.

The Graph’s integration came in the same week that the network integrated other networks like Celo,Arbitrum, Avalanche, and Gnosis. All these blockchains are solving important challenges in the blockchain industry. Combined, they all have a total value locked (TVL) of more than $3 billion.

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The Graph Price

The daily chart shows that the GRT price pulled back even after the developers added four new chains to its network. This retreat is mostly because of a situation known as buying the rumour and selling the news. The coin also retreated because of the overall performance of the crypto and stocks sectors. 

Therefore, I believe that The Graph will continue falling and then retest the important support level at $0.666, the highest point on November 29. If this happens, the coin will then resume the bullish trend and retest the key level at $0.10.

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Avalanche Price Loses Momentum Ahead of FOMC Decision

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Avalanche price has pulled back in the past few days as investors wait for the upcoming Fed decision. AVAX has also declined as buyers who benefited during January’s comeback start harvesting profits. It was trading at $20, which was a few points below the year-to-date high of $21.84. The coin has jumped by about 90% from the lowest point in 2022.

AVAX had a great January

Avalanche is a leading alternative to Ethereum. Some of its important features are that it is highly interoperable, has faster speeds, and has extremely low transaction costs. Avalanche has been used to build some popular apps in the ecosystem are Wonderland, AAVE, Benqi, Trade Joe, and GMX.

Avalanche has had a strong performance in 2023 as the amount of inflows in the ecosystem has jumped sharply. For example, Wonderland has seen its TVL jump by 8.45% in the past 30 days. Similarly, AAVE, Benqi, Trader Joe, and GMX have seen their assets jump by over 20% in the same period. 

At the same time, the amount of fees in the ecosystem has been in an upward trend. The supply side fees in January peaked at $42.5 on January 1. In all, the fees collected in the ecosystem were better than in the previous month. They have risen by over 80% in the past 30 days.

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Dogecoin Price Slowly Forms a Rising Wedge Pattern

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Dogecoin price rose on Tuesday as investors cheered the new reports on Elon Musk’s ambitions on payments. The coin jumped to a high of $0.095, the highest point since December 11 of last year. It has jumped by more than 39% from the lowest point in 2022.

Elon Musk’s Twitter ambitions

Dogecoin is associated with Elon Musk, the second-richest person on earth with a net worth of over $150 billion. Before he endorsed the coin, it was languishing as one of the many cryptocurrencies in the industry. Today, DOGE is a multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency that is owned by millions of people. 

DOGE price rose after the Financial Times reported about Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter. He wants to make Twitter a leading payments provider. For example, he could build a product that makes it possible for people to send money to each other. Also, the payment platform could have features that enable people to pay to companies. 

According to the FT, Musk will also seek to introduce crypto in Twitter’s ecosystem. If this happens, he will likely introduce Dogecoin, which is his most favorite’s cryptocurrency. Tesla, his main company, has already started accepting DOGE for its accessories business. 

But there are two main unknowns. First, it is unclear when the new payment service will be launched. Second, it is still unclear whether users will embrace…

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DYDX Crypto Price Resurgence Gathers Momentum

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The dYDx crypto price has made a spectacular recovery in the past few days as investors reacted to the postponement of the token unlock program. The token surged to a high of $2.62, the highest point since November 15 last year. 

Why is dYDx price soaring? 

dYDx is a leading crypto exchange that is relatively different from centralized platforms like Coinbase and Binance. It’s main difference is that it is a decentralized exchange that is controlled by a DAO. 

A key part of the dYdX ecosystem is that of token unlocks. A token unlock is a situation where a blockchain releases tokens as part of its tokenomics. It can be compared to what happens when a company’s lockup expiry happens. 

As I wrote last week, the developers were to release millions of tokens, which would have diluted existing holders of the token. In a statement, the company said that they would postpone the unlocking of these tokens. 

30% of these tokens will now be unlocked on December 1. They will be followed by 40% in equal monthly installments on the first day of each month starting from January 1 next year to June 1. 20% of the tokens will then be released in equal installments on the first day of the month from January 1, 2024 to June 1 2025. 

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