MATIC price prediction: Will going green boost Polygon value?

MATIC price prediction: Will going green boost Polygon value?

On 12 April 2022, Polygon (MATIC) made headlines with the  release of  its “Green Manifesto”, pledging to make its blockchain universe more environmentally friendly.

Polygon’s future plans might seem bright, but its native cryptocurrency, MATIC, has been on a bearish trend since the start of 2022.

After reaching its all-time high on 26 December 2021 at $2.8768 the token has been on a downward trend, losing 50.9% of its value and dropping to $1.41 by 19 April 2022.

Amid plans to go green, can the token surpass its all time high, and what’s in stock for the Polygon crypto price prediction?

What is Polygon crypto?

In the last couple of years, ether (ETH) has become one of the most popular cryptocurrency tokens. It’s the second biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation and the leader in decentralised finance (DeFi) (as of 19 April) due to its compatibility with smart contracts, which make building decentralised applications (dApps) easy.

However, ETH’s growing popularity has also made the blockchain very hard to use amid rising gas fees and excessive traffic. That, in addition to low throughput and no sovereignty has pushed for the creation of Polygon.

Polygon, previously known as Matic Network, is the first easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Founded by Jaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwal, Anurag Arjun and Mihailo Bjelic in 2017, it wants to make Ethereum a “full-fledged multi-chain system”.

Using the slogan “built by developers, for developers”, Polygon has managed to combine all existing Ethereum tools with faster and cheaper transactions.

Polygon’s key features include:

  • Fast, cheap and safe transactions on Polygon sidechains that are finalised on the Ethereum mainchain
  • High throughput and multi-chain transactions
  • Smooth user experience
  • Public sidechains that support a number of protocols

So far, Polygon has released three scaling solutions:

  • Polygon PoS – a Layer 2 scaling solution that achieves great transaction speed and cost savings
  • Polygon Hermez – a Layer 2 construction on top of Ethereum that solves its scalability issues
  • Polygon Edge – allows users to run their own blockchain network with customisable features

Three others are in development:

  • Polygon Avail – targets off-chain scaling solutions and standalone chains
  • Polygon Miden – a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum and relies on zero-knowledge technology to merge thousands of Layer 2 transactions into one single ETH transaction, increasing throughput and decreasing transaction fees
  • Polygon Zero – a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum that separates Polygon Zero from other zero-knowledge scaling solutions

Polygon Nightfall, a unique privacy-focused scalable transaction solution, is currently undergoing a testnet. The Enterprise chain is planned.

Since launching, Polygon has allowed users to develop over 10,000 dApps, attracted over 130 million unique users, experienced over 3 million daily transactions and hosted over 3.4 billion transactions.

Polygon’s native cryptocurrency is known as MATIC, an ERC-20 token running on the Ethereum network. The MATIC crypto is used to pay fees on the Polygon network, and for stacking and governance.

A maximum of 10bn MATIC tokens were released. Over 7.8bn tokens are currently in circulation, according to data provided by CoinMarketCap, as of 19 April. MATIC currently has a market capitalisation of over $11bn and is ranked as the 18th most popular token.

Will MATIC go up or down? Technical outlook

The MATIC token launched two years after Polygon was founded through an initial exchange offering (IEO) on the Binance crypto exchange platform.
Since its launch in 2019, the token struggled to speed up, moving sideways and fluctuating between $0.01 and $0.03 for the next two years.

The Polygon cryptocurrency started to gain traction in early February 2021, soaring to new price levels by May that same year. In four weeks between 22 April 2021 and 18 May 2021, the Polygon coin price surged by 602.4%, up from $0.3494 to a then record high of $2.4544.

Polygon to USD chart, 2019 - 2022

Despite its momentary success, the coin dropped to $1.0867 but managed to rebound to $2.2102 by 26 May 2021.

Following May’s highs, the Polygon coin’s price has struggled through a volatile ride. it hit a new record-high of $2.8768 on 26 December 2021, following news that the number one Ethereum App, Uniswap, had launched on Polygon.

Since then, however, the token has been on a bearish trend, with its price losing over half of its value from the record high, dropping to the $1.4222 level, as of 19 April 2022. Between 15 February 2022 and 15 March 2022, the coin lost 25.9% of its value amid general negative market sentiment as tensions started to rise on the Russia-Ukraine border.

Polygon to USD chart, January - April 2022

What is your sentiment on MATIC/USD?

MATIC token technical analysis provided by CoinCodex showed that short-term sentiment for the coin was neutral at the time of writing (19 April), with 14 indicators pointing to ‘sell’ and 13 to ‘buy’.

relative strength index (RSI) of 35 was neutral, yet close to an oversold territory. A reading of 30 or below would indicate that the asset is becoming undervalued and a trend reversal is likely to occur. The token is trading above its five-and 10-day moving averages, yet close to its R1 resistance level of $1.47.

Is Polygon a good investment?

Some of the biggest Polygon (MATIC) news came as the platform announced that it would be going carbon-negative in 2022, revealing its “Green Manifesto” – a $20m pledge to tackle climate change.
The crypto industry has been heavily criticised for its high electricity consumption by climate change activist groups, including Greenpeace.
By joining the green movement, Polygon is not only aiding the battle against climate change, but has the potential to catch the attention of investors who value the environment, thus building the case for a bullish Polygon MATIC price prediction.

In addition, MATIC was recently listed on Robinhood, the leading retail investment and trading platform. According to Anndy Lian, the BigONE Exchange chair in Asia, that could be an endorsement for the MATIC token.

“With the Robinhood app adding Polygon to their crypto offerings, my guess is that they are also bullish on the token. In addition, the world’s most popular NFT Marketplace, OpenSea, has some of its functions run through Polygon,” Lian told Capital.com.

The expert added that Polygon’s low fees and fast speed are the two key points that are pushing more projects to mitigate the platform.

“On top of this, MATIC made good moves to deep dive into the NFT and gaming sectors. This allows them to scale and gain popularity a lot faster than their peers,” Lian said.

According to Lian, apart from the low fees and fast scalability, the platform is also easy to use and their community and developers are very supportive.

“They are building up their ecosystem by empowering projects to build dApps easily on top of their infrastructure. Their roadmap since 2017 is very clear and this has given them a lot of followers, especially in the South Asia region,” he said.

“Overall, MATIC is an exciting blockchain in the market. The demand of the token will continue to grow as long as ETH 2.0 is still not out.”

MATIC price prediction 2022 – 2025, 2030

Despite recent bearish MATIC token price action, algorithm-based forecasting service Wallet Investor gave a bullish MATIC coin price prediction at the time of writing (19 April).
The site noted that MATIC is “an awesome investment”, adding that it has a long-term earning potential.

Based on its analysis of past price performance, the website expected that the token could cost $2.439 in 2023 and jump to $6.701 by 2027.

DigitalCoinPrice supported the positive MATIC to USD forecast, but projected a much slower pace of growth in the following years, predicting that the token could rise to $1.98 by the end of 2022, $2.50 by the end of 2024 and $3.15 by the end of 2025, surpassing its December 2021 all-time high.

For the end of 2028, the site gave a $4.41 Polygon price target. Its long-term MATIC future price prediction suggested that the cryptocurrency could have the potential to reach $6.89 by 2030.

Note that price predictions can be wrong. Forecasts shouldn’t be used as a substitute for your own research. Always conduct your own due diligence. And never invest or trade money you cannot afford to lose.

Polygon (MATIC) price prediction: The bottom line

The green transition and Robinhood listing appear to be fuelling the bull case for the MATIC coin, in line with the upbeat predictions from algorithm-based forecasting sites.
There are many factors at play for the future of the coin, from the overall macroeconomic environment, acceptance of the crypto markets and the level of adoption. Always remember that your decision to trade should depend on your attitude to risk, your expertise in this market, the spread of your investment portfolio and how comfortable you feel about losing money. Crypto markets are  very volatile and involve high risk. Never invest money that you cannot afford to lose.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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STRONG coin price prediction: Can token regain growth?

STRONG coin price prediction: Can token regain growth?

StrongBlock is the first of its kind decentralised platform attempting to make launching nodes, necessary for the smooth running of blockchains, cheaper and easier.

Its native cryptocurrency, STRONG token, has had quite the journey since launching in 2020, enjoying a rather fruitful 2021. Yet since then, the coin started to dramatically fall in the second half of January 2021, unable to reach past heights.

Can STRONG rise back to its October 2021 value and which factors are driving the STRONG/USD forecast?

What is the STRONG coin?

StrongBlock was founded in 2018 by ‘blockchain pioneers’ David Moss, Brian Abramson and Corey Lederer with the goal  to easily add secure, decentralised blockchains to any application.

It had taken the company, however, two years to launch its Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform.

By tackling one of the biggest problems new blockchains face, StrongBlock managed to become the first and only blockchain-agnostic protocol that rewards its users for running nodes.

Nodes, which are vital for the existence of any blockchain, keep full copies of blockchain transactions but are hard to create and pricey to operate. This leads many nodes to run outdated software, store incomplete blockchain histories and be intermittently offline.

StrongBlock’s Nodes-as-a-Service (NaaS) function lets cryptocurrency miners create nodes in seconds. In turn, miners are rewarded in the form of the blockchain’s native cryptocurrency, STRONG, for maintaining the node without having to run their device 24/7.

Rewards can be boosted with StrongBlock non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that are available in four categories: bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

Once a node is launched, it can be used by anyone to access the blockchain the node was built for. So far, StrongBlock supports hundreds of nodes built for Polygon, Ethereum and Sentinel. The approximate amount to set up and run a full Ethereum node is $113.11 per month.

Being listed as an eligible node on StrongBlock is free, however, users should expect a mining deposit to amount to 10 STRONG tokens.

STRONG is an ERC-20 cryptocurrency built on the Ethereum network. Its original supply amounted to 10 million, however, after launching the second version of its Decentralised Finance (DeFi) protocol, StrongBlock ended up burning 94% of the original tokens limiting the supply to around 535,000 STRONG coins.

In the second version of its tokenomics paper, StrongBlock noted that the token:

  • Is primarily used for rewards.
  • Supports a low-inflation model with rewards mostly generated through node participation that may adjust in accordance to token valuation over time. In addition, deflationary measures will also be used including the burning of STRONG tokens in some transactions.
  • Establishes governance, which will eventually determine how StrongBlock works as a decentralised network.
  • Is helping the project reach a model of long-term, self-sustaining growth.

As of the time of writing (1 April), StrongBlock is rewarding 444,676 nodes.

Over 138,000 coins are currently in circulation, according to data provided by CoinMarketCap at the time of writing. STRONG currently has a market capitalisation surpassing $16m (£12.2m) and is ranked as the 828th largest cryptocurrency.

STRONG price analysis: Bear trend

The STRONG cryptocurrency embarked on quite the journey during its two years in circulation. After reaching a record high of $1,193.31 on 28 October 2021, the StrongBlock coin failed to regain those levels, slumping to the $116 mark, as of 1 April 2022.

After a mini peak of $708.97 on 14 January 2022 the STRONG token started to drastically drop, losing 35.48% of its value in 10 days. Throughout February 2022, the STRONG coin value lost 47% amid broad negative market sentiment as tensions rose on the Russia-Ukraine border.

STRONG/USD price chart, 2020 – 2022

In the most recent STRONG coin news, the project announced that the StrongBlock had reached 270,000 nodes on 27 January 2022.

The number of nodes being activated on StrongBlock drastically increased in February 2022 from 285,000 on 3 February to 350,000 on 27 February. In addition, the token celebrated great success as it debuted third on the top 10 US trending coins for the week chart on CoinGecko on 18 February. This gave investors hope that the token’s price could still resurface.

STRONG’s price continued to decrease in the next couple of weeks, falling to $113.62 on 26 March 2022, its lowest value that month.

Last year STRONG’s price action seemed hopeful as it surged to a record high of $1,193.31 on 28 October 2021 as the blockchain announced the start of its metal NFT lottery where miners would be eligible to qualify to purchase one StrongBlock metal NFT for its original price in STRONG.

In terms of STRONG technical analysis, the short-term sentiment for the token was largely bearish as at the time of writing (1 April).

Relative Strength Index (RSI) reading of 31 was extremely close to the oversold territory. A reading of 30 or below would indicate that the asset has become undervalued and a trend reversal is likely. Meanwhile, the token was trading below its three, five and 10-day moving averages, indicating a bearish trend.

STRONG token price prediction: Key drivers

On 28 February 2022, StrongBlock published its roadmap for 2022 underlining some key goals including:

  • The launch of its new token, STRONGER, which plans to solve a number of problems that followed the success of the NaaS DApp.
  • The release of several new features including two new, different types of nodes, a node marketplace and node transfer.
  • The platform’s intention to build a Layer 1, EVM-compatible blockchain protocol that will be known as StrongChain with the bigger goal in mind of moving its NaaS platform to StrongChain and creating a community-oriented model that will unlock new economic layers, increase sustainability, make STRONG more resilient, and lay a new foundation for growth.

BigONE Exchange chair in Asia, Anndy Lian, told Capital.com that the token’s price could be struggling due to the platform being unable to gain retail investor understanding.

“STRONG brings more decentralisation to the current decentralised space by offering multi chain third party external nodes and other data oracles to build robustness and efficiency,” Lian exclusively told Capital.com.

“They believe the best way to adopt blockchain is through DAO governance and reward the community sufficiently. This idea works well on the paper but may not be well understood by the retail investors as a whole. Things might change when they list in the more major exchanges,” he added.

Thus far, the STRONG token has been listed on ChainSwap and Poloniex Exchange.

In the recent announcement by the project, StrongBlock warned investors to beware of scams, suggesting it has been prone to attacks in the past.

StrongBlock (STRONG) price prediction 2022 – 2025

Despite the latest downward price action, algorithm-based forecasting service WalletInvestor gave a bullish STRONG crypto price prediction at the time of writing (1 April). The site noted that STRONG is “an awesome long-term investment”, adding that it has a long-term earning potential amounting to 1,343.3%.

Based on its analysis of past price performance, Wallet Investor predicted that STRONG could cost $460.507 in 2023 and reach $1,751.200 by 2027.

DigitalCoinPrice supported the positive STRONG/USD forecast but saw a much slower pace of growth in the following years, expecting the token to grow to $167.83 by the end of 2022 and reach $248.68 by the end of 2025.

By the end of 2027, the site predicted that the price of STRONG coin could reach $376.08. Its long-term STRONG token forecast showed the cryptocurrency reaching $553.34 by 2030.

Note that predictions about the future of STRONG can be wrong. Forecasts and analyst expectations shouldn’t be used as a substitute for your own research. Always conduct your own due diligence and rely on your own projections, and never invest or trade money you cannot afford to lose.

 

 

Original Source: https://capital.com/strongblock-strong-coin-price-prediction

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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KAVA price prediction: Will Kava 10 upgrade boost the coin?

Kava Network, a decentralised finance (DeFi) platform for lending and borrowing crypto assets, is set to upgrade its network to Kava 10 in 2022, adding Ethereum Co-Chain to the currently used Cosmos blockchain.

Yet, despite the buzz generated in anticipation of the launch, its native token Kava (KAVA) suffered a volatile ride in 2022 amid a wider dip in cryptocurrency markets.

Can the coin regain momentum and what does the KAVA crypto price prediction for 2022, 2025 and 2030 look like?

What is the KAVA coin?

The Kava Network was founded in 2018 by Kava Labs, a company focused on making financial services easily accessible to all. On 14 November 2019 the Kava mainnet launched.

The Kava blockchain acts like a decentralised bank. It’s the first DeFi platform to offer users the possibility to borrow and lend major crypto assets without the need for a traditional financial intermediary, according to its whitepaper. It supports a number of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC)Ripple (XPR)Binance (BNB) and Cosmos (ATOM).

Many DeFi platforms are powered by the Ethereum network. Kava is the first to be built on Cosmos, which, according to its creators, allows Kava to operate “lightning-fast” – the platform’s major unique selling point.

The network is powered by Co-Chain architecture, which combines the flexibility and speed of the Ethereum blockchain with the interoperability of the Cosmos SDK, merging the two most used permissionless ecosystems into a single, scalable, network.

This allows users to access the most popular blockchains and establishes the free flow of assets and projects within the Kava Ecosystem.

The platform has three functions:

  • Kava Lend: allows users to earn rewards by supplying and borrowing assets from money markets.
  • Kava Swap: allows users purchase and sell assets across the Kava Blockchain and earn rewards by providing liquidity pools.
  • Kava Mint: allows users to take USD-pegged stablecoins called USDX loans by using their crypto assets as collateral.

Kava’s crypto-backed stablecoin can be minted by anyone who owns crypto assets. To mint USDX a user must deposit more crypto assets in USD value than they wish to create USDX of. Different crypto assets have a different collateralisation ration.

Users receive rewards for minting USDX in the form of Kava Network’s native cryptocurrency, the KAVA token, which can be used for governance and staking. The number of rewards an owner receives in KAVA varies Accor to the type of their owned crypto assets.

There were 100m KAVA tokens initially released by the network. According to CoinMarketCap, at of the time of writing (8 February 2022), over 152m KAVA tokens were in circulation, with their total supply exceeding 154m. The token’s market capitalisation amounted to over $562m, giving it a rank of 125.

KAVA crypto price: Latest drivers

The KAVA token was priced at $0.9646 at its launch on 26 October 2019. It surged by 32.44% to $1.2776 on 19 November 2019 following the announcement on 16 November that the KAVA mainnet had officially launched into full gear “making DeFi on Cosmos a reality”.

Through the end of 2019 and the start of 2020, the token’s price started to fluctuate. It dropped to its all-time low of $0.3438 on 16 March 2020, despite the token being listed on three different exchange platforms throughout January and February that year.

Since it’s all-time low in March, the token regained momentum in the summer of 2020. By 8 August, the token’s price reached $4.6653 – a 1256.98% surge since that all time low.

The KAVA token then kept a steady rate of growth, rising 9.12% to $5.091 on 16 August after an announcement that Kava had embarked on a partnership with Injective Protocol.

By 23 August 2021, the KAVA token reached its all time high of $8.7159, a rise of 161.1% since its low of $3.3381 on 20 July, amid anticipation of the launch of Kava Swap on 30 August.

Between 23 and 26 August the coin’s price started to decline. It gained momentum on 26 August when the platform rebranded by introducing the Kava Mint, Kava Lend and Kava Swap Protocols. This led to a 14.19% rise in the token’s price from$7.5813 on 26 August to $8.6573 on 28 August.

The next major catalyst in KAVA crypto news came at the end of October 2021 when the company announced that it was planning to launch its big Kava 9 update. The token, which has been falling since September, failed to gain much momentum rising by 5.18% between 21 and 26 October, from $5.6376 to $5.9299.

The Kava 9 mainnet update successfully launched on 19 January 2022, however, the token’s price stayed in a bearish trend falling by 38.8% from $5.5258 to $3.3785 between 16 and 23 January 2022 amid a general dip in the cryptocurrency markets.

Technical analysis provided by CoinCodex showed that short-term sentiment on the KAVA token was bearish as of the time of writing (8 February), with 21 indicators showing bearish signals and nine showing bullish signals.

What’s to come in 2022?

In recent KAVA crypto news, the company uncovered plans that the blockchain will undergo another major upgrade known as Kava 10 which will introduce the Ethereum Co-Chain along with the currently used Cosmos blockchain. According to the platform, bringing Ethereum and Cosmos together will create a surge of activity on the Kava Network. The launch of Kava 10 is anticipated for 3 May 2022.

Other upcoming projects on Kava’s roadmap that could influence n the token’s price include the GameFi and non-fungible tokens (NFT) incentive program scheduled for May 2022.

BigONE Exchange’s chair Anndy Lian explained that Kava’s function to lend and borrow assets using a number of cryptocurrencies as collateral still serves as a big plus for the platform.

“[Kava’s] debt-to-collateral ratio is reasonable too. For example, based on a 300% ratio, the cryptocurrency locked in the network would be liquidated if it falls below 3 X of the USDX loaned,” he told Capital.com.

“Their codes are sound and their treasury is still holding up well.”

by Anndy Lian, BigONE exchange chair

“The slide in the price recently is due to the overall market conditions. Some investors may see steeper plunges due to the performances of their collateralised assets. In my humble opinion, there is nothing to be worried about at this point, their codes are sound and their treasury is still holding up well.”

KAVA price prediction 2022-2030

Algorithm-based forecasting service Wallet Investor gave a bullish KAVA crypto price prediction, as of the time of writing (8 February), calling it an “awesome long-term investment”.

Based on its analysis of the cryptocurrency’s past performance, the forecasting service predicted that KAVA could trade at $5.917 in 2023 and $14.649 by 2027.

DigitalCoinPrice supported the bullish Kava forecast, seeing the coin reach $5.33 by the end of 2022. The coin’s price is estimated to surpass its all-time high in November 2025 at $8.78, according to the site.

Although a KAVA coin price prediction for 2030 is not currently available, DigitalCoinPrice estimated that the token could reach $8.50 by the end of 2027, rise to $11.73 in December 2028 and jump to $16.28 in the following year.

Note that algorithm-based price predictions can be wrong. Forecasts should not be used as a substitute for your own research. Always conduct your own due diligence before investing. And never invest or trade money you cannot afford to lose.

 

Original Source: https://capital.com/kava-price-prediction

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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