“Uptober” is over, but as Zhu Su tweeted earlier on Nov. 1, the crypto market rally could extend through “Upvember, Upcember” and beyond. The month of October was stellar for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), primarily because each hit new all-time highs. And even though the prices are consolidating now, traders are still wildly bullish.
Uptober, Upvember, Upcember
— Zhu Su (@zhusu) November 1, 2021
The steady emergence of the Metaverse is also driving excitement within the crypto sector, as it promises to be one of the driving forces behind development in the space. The concept of a Metaverse is also impacting the “real world,” a prime example being Facebook’s recent rebrand to “Meta.”
As the market heads into the month of November and bullish expectations run hot, let’s take a look at some projects where the data hints at possible upside breakouts.
Polkadot’s parachain auctions approach
The Polkadot network is a sharding, multichain protocol designed to facilitate cross-chain transfers of any data or asset type, and the project is focused on increasing interoperability between separate networks across the blockchain ecosystem.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that momentum for Polkadot’s native DOT coin has been on the rise over the past couple of months, with its price rising 95% from a low of $26.05 on Sept. 29 to a new all-time high at $51.57 on Nov. 1 as its 24-hour trading volume surged 135% to $2.93 billion.
The rising strength of DOT is largely due to the upcoming launch of parachain auctions on the Polkadot protocol. It’s likely that traders are looking at the success of the parachain auctions that took place on Polkadot’s sister network, Kusama, and expecting the same to occur for Polkadot.
Polkadot’s parachain auctions have been in development throughout 2021, and the excitement surrounding their Nov. 4 launch appears to be the driving force behind DOT rallying to a new all-time high at $51.57 on Nov. 1.
The motion to enable parachain registration and crowdloans has passed Polkadot’s council and gone to a public referendum. If passed, parachain teams will be able to register their parachain and open their crowdloan on Nov. 4, 2021 at approx. 19:15 CET. https://t.co/5ouDWBmnvc
— Polkadot (@Polkadot) November 1, 2021
As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS
Revolve Games selects Chromia
Chromia is a layer-one blockchain network that is Ethereum Virtual Machine-compatible and capable of enhancing layer-two performance on Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain.
Data from TradingView shows that since hitting a low of $0.296 on Oct. 27, the price of Chromia’s CHR token has surged 101% to a daily high at $0.595 on Oct. 31 as its 24-hour trading volume spiked to $371 million.
The surging price of CHR comes as the project’s gaming ecosystem has had several positive developments, including the announcement that blockchain gaming firm Revolve Games chose Chromia to build and host its play-to-earn ecosystem, as well as the listing of DAR, the token of Chromia-based Mines of Dalarnia, on Binance.
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Theta expands its NFT ecosystem
Theta is a blockchain-based video streaming protocol designed to operate as a decentralized network where users are rewarded for sharing bandwidth and computing resources with others on the network.
Momentum for its eponymous THETA token has been on the rise over the past couple of months as Theta’s nonfungible token (NFT) ecosystem has expanded and is now preparing to host the launch of Katy Perry’s NFT project in December.
The token also got a boost after it was revealed that THETA stakers will be airdropped its TDROP governance token in February 2022, with the allocation each holder receives determined by the average number of THETA staked during the evaluation period.
As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS
The overall cryptocurrency market capitalization now stands at $2.63 trillion, and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 43.8%.
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