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The NFT Craze Expands: Rare Hashmask Was Sold For $140,000 Worth of ETH

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The NFT market continues to record explosive growth as someone just paid almost $140,000 for a rare Hashmask digital art.

Barely a week after its launch, the new non-fungible token (NFT) project, Hashmask, takes the NFT market by storm. Earlier today, a rare Hashmask was sold at 97,2 ETH, worth $139,100 as of today’s price.

What Are Hashmasks?

Hashmasks are living digital art collectibles that have been created by more than 70 artists from across the globe. There are a total of 16,384 unique digital portraits as of now.

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Each of these artworks is uniquely designed to be part digital art and part digital collectible. They are all designed to possess five basic characteristics: eye color, mask, skin color, character, and an item.

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This NFT was sold for $140K. Source. Twitter

Although every card possesses these characteristics, they all have varying degrees of rarity, which makes them truly unique. Interestingly, Hashmasks are unlike any other digital collectibles, such as CryptoPunks, where its creators already program the traits’ rarity.

Instead, Hashmasks provides its users with features that can guarantee scarcity and further vary the scarcity degree. One example of such a feature provides users with basic guidance on how the token works.

Hashmasks also have several unstated characteristics, which are not included in the five basic features. And above all – the users have the opportunity to give each Hashmask its rarest trait – a name.

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Holders of the Hashmasks accumulate the project’s native token, Name Changing Token (NCT), on a daily basis. The NCT token supports the entire Hashmasks ecosystem.

By spending about 1830 NCT tokens, holders of the Hashmasks can then be eligible to choose a name for their portraits on the Ethereum network.

The project, which was launched a week ago, was founded by Suum Cuique Labs, from Zug, Switzerland. Currently, the project is the number one collectible Decentralized app (dApp), according to Dappradar. The project raised about $10 million four days after its launch by selling more than 15,000 Hashmasks.

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NFT Market Continues To Expand

The NFT market is rapidly expanding and is attracting the interest of artists and art lovers. However, some skeptics are still wary of the market and feel more speculation than substance.

Last month, an ultra-rare alien CryptoPunk NFT was sold for 605 ETH, worth over $750,000 at the time. Similarly, in December, someone made the most expensive non-fungible token purchase after paying more than $800,000 for an NFT digital art collection.

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Ethereum Price On the Brink of Breakout! $11.3k Target Could be Imminent!

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The global crypto space is making some serious moves over the last week with 10.8% profits reaching a $2.50 trillion market cap. However, Bitcoin’s dominance has risen by 0.66% taking BTC price level to the $62,000 milestone on 15th October 2021. 

Besides, its counterpart Ethereum with top-notch performance surpassed the $3,800 price level with 7.74% gains over the last week. The altcoin on the other hand is showing the potential signs to go hand in hand with Bitcoin.

Analyst Predicts Ethereum to Surge Beyond $11k! 

Popular crypto analyst Micheal Van de Poppe made an exciting prediction for the altcoin. He said ETH/USDT trading pair is retesting at a very crucial resistance between $3.8k to $4k, break out could give a rapid boost to the price action. He added altcoin is partially reflecting the footsteps of Bitcoin as it has previously done in 2017. Hence, according to the analyst, the asset could range between $6k and $8.7k in the upcoming bull run.  

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He went on to say if the digital coin closes major Fibonacci levels of 3.618 and 4.618 then the asset could take an upswing varying between $11.3k and $14k. Further, addressing Bitcoin’s recent bull rally, he manifested that if it continues to rally by 20% more, then Ethereum could follow and leg up by 10%. On the contrary, the analyst mentioned a strong support area for the altcoin between $2.9k and $3.3k

Ethereum Breaks Double Top Pattern!

The second-largest crypto-asset experienced a phenomenal increase in the weekly trade volume of 7.03%. At present, the altcoin is in a strong consolidation phase around $3,863. There seems to be a lack of FOMO as the selling pressure is pretty dominant. In a one-hour chart, there are a considerable number of red candles.

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If the buyers come forward showing interest in the asset then the asset is anticipated to surpass a major resistance level of $4,042. On the flip side, the asset could fall well below $4,000. A comfortable support zone for the asset could be between $3,500 and $4,000.

On the other hand, the total value in the ETH 2.0 deposit contract recorded an ATH of over $30 trillion. As the upgrade is programmed to launch any time soon. This could act as a major catalyst in the coming days. Hence, the altcoin has the strong potential to reach new highs.

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Top Analyst Predicts 200% Boom for Ethereum Over Bitcoin – But Issues Warning to Crypto Traders Considering Altcoin Markets

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A widely followed crypto analyst sees a volatile Q4 ahead for altcoins but thinks Ethereum will end the cycle with a massive run against Bitcoin.

Crypto strategist Michaël van de Poppe tells his 443,3000 Twitter followers that it is within the realm of possibilities for Ethereum to rally 200% against Bitcoin (ETH/BTC) in the coming months.

However, he warns that BTC may take over the markets at the expense of altcoins until December. According to the trader, December is historically is the month to buy digital assets other than Bitcoin.

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“December is often the best period to buy altcoins.

If history repeats, we might be getting a run of 200% on ETH/BTC towards the ATH (all-time high) region from there, but first, a heavier correction while Bitcoin does well.”

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Source: Van de Poppe/Twitter

Although Van de Poppe is short-term bearish on altcoins, he believes the digital assets will eventually follow Bitcoin’s lead.

Taking a closer look at Bitcoin, Van de Poppe plots the price action of the top crypto asset for the coming weeks.

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“We still are not seeing too much strength on the altcoin market. So, it’s still not the right time to be in them, and I’m assuming we’re still going to see strength on Bitcoin for the coming weeks in the scenario that I’ve made here in which a test of $70,000 is most likely going to take place within a month from now before we get a final corrective move, retest of the range [$59,405-$61,213] that we’ve been cracking through before we’re going to test a new all-time high region and going to finalize this entire bull cycle.”

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Massive drop in Ethereum exchange reserves signals imminent supply shock, ETH eyes $8,000

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  • Over 400,000 ETH was pulled out of Coinbase, dropping exchange reserves and driving a supply crisis.
  • Average Ethereum gas fees stay above $20 due to an increase in pressure from smart contracts on the network’s blockchain. 
  • Analysts who are bullish on Ethereum expect ETH price to cross $5000 in an upward climb. 

Institutional investors are bullish on Ethereum with rising capital inflow. Ethereum reserves across exchanges have dropped as outflow increases. 

Coinbase notes massive Ethereum exchange outflow

Coinbase noted a withdrawal of 400,000 Ethereum tokens, and according to community-driven crypto platform CryptoQuant, it is likely that the outflow was institutional activity. Analysts expect a bullish impact on ETH prices. 

400,000 Ethereum tokens are the equivalent of $1.5 billion, withdrawn from the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange. The exchange outflow indicator is considered a sign of increased outflow and a supply shortage in Ethereum. 

Ethereum Exchange Outflow

Ethereum Exchange Outflow.

Ethereum has posted over nearly 20% gains in the past two weeks. 

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Interestingly, there is a spike in whale activity on the Ethereum network. Over $188 million worth of Ethereum was moved between two anonymous cryptocurrency wallets in a single transaction. 

A mysterious whale initiated the transaction, and it was sent to an unknown recipient. The details of the transaction are as follows:

Whale activity on the Ethereum Network

Whale activity on the Ethereum Network.

With news of Bitcoin ETF getting approval by the Securities & Exchange Commission next week, experts are awaiting Ethereum’s turn. Analysts are of the opinion that following Bitcoin ETF approval, capital inflow to Ethereum and altcoins will increase. 

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Pseudonymous cryptocurreny trader and analyst @jroberts3334 has set a target of $8000 for Ethereum for February 2022. 

Simon Dedick, Managing Partner of Moonrock Capital, is bullish on Ethereum; he tweeted:

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FXStreet analysts have evaluated the ETH price trend to analyze where altcoin is headed next. Analysts have set a target of $5200 for ETH price. 

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