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    Interest in DeFi and NFT has skyrocketed over the last year, and even managed to attract institutional attention. So much so, in fact, that Solana’s recent entry into the NFT market gave its native token, Solana (SOL / USD), the boost it needed to break into the top 10 cryptocurrency list. After rising 36% last week, SOL now ranks as the eighth largest cryptocurrency in the world. His advancement to the higher ranks even allowed him to take Uniswap’s UNI to 11th place, right after Polkadot’s DOT / USD, which is currently in 10th place. Looking for quick news, tips, and market analysis? Sign up for the Invezz newsletter today. For SOL to continue making progress, its market capitalization would have to increase by an additional $ 8 billion, as it currently stands at $ 29.1 billion, and DOGE is still in the lead with $ 37 billion. As for the price of the coin, it is currently at $ 99.98, having recently dropped from $ 101.44, indicating that the resistance at $ 100 is still quite strong. SOL...
    The American business intelligence company, MicroStrategy, announced another purchase of bitcoin (BTC), in a period in which the cryptocurrency has risen in price. Between July and August of this year, the company led by Michael Saylor, bought 3,907 bitcoins for USD 177 million at an average price of USD 45,294 for each BTC, including commissions and taxes. Up to now, MicroStrategy has in its possession 108,992 bitcoins acquired for a total of USD 2,918,000,000, at an average price of USD 26,769 per bitcoin. If the amount of bitcoins that the company has is calculated, at the current price of the cryptocurrency, MicroStrategy has USD 5,300,000,000. This represents an average profit of $ 2,482,000,000. With this new purchase of BTC by MicroStrategy, it is consolidated as the company that has the most bitcoin in its possession. Source: elements.envato. In hindsight, the first purchase of the company was 21,454 BTC for USD 250 million in August 2020. Since then, those coins increased 4 times in price, obtaining the company a 400% increase in profits. MicroStrategy has won and also lost...
    Key facts: Blockstream would seek to redistribute the manufacture of Bitcoin mining equipment. The company is valued at USD 3 billion, after closing its second round of financing. The firm Blockstream, an infrastructure developer for Bitcoin, announced that it had closed its second round of financing for USD 210 million, which will be used to develop Bitcoin mining hardware, among other things. The announcement, shared earlier today by Blockstream, specifies that the company will work alongside renowned Israeli Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Spondoolies, to create more energy-efficient ASIC equipment. Participants in the round included investment firm Baillie Gifford and iFinex, operating company of the exchange Bitfinex. Blockstream achieved with this round a valuation of USD 3.2 billion, they pointed out, thus becoming a so-called “unicorn” company, a term applied to companies of rapid growth, innovation and capitalization that reach or exceed the value of USD 1,000 million. Blockstream also announced that part of the money would be used to develop its network. Liquid, Bitcoin side chain where assets and tokens can be issued, creating a financial ecosystem. The...
    6,805,325 ethers (ETH) are deposited in the Ethereum 2.0 smart contract, which turns its depositors into validators of this network. The figure equates to USD 21 billion, which is higher than the reserves of at least 120 countries. According to the data provided by the World Bank, among these nations are several from Latin America. They are El Salvador, Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Paraguay, Panama, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Guatemala. The reserves of these countries range between USD 3 billion (El Salvador) and USD 18 billion (Guatemala). Between the countries in other regions whose reserves are exceeded by the deposit of Ethereum 2.0According to the same source, there are also Somalia, Zimbabwe, San Marino, Fiji, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Haiti, Iceland and Jamaica. All of them have reserves of less than USD 21 billion. The 6.8 million ETH was deposited by almost 206 thousand addresses. Each of them had to “lock” a total of 32 ethers in the smart contract. As this informative portal has explained, they must keep the deposit at least until the merge between...
    Based on the bullish momentum of bitcoin (BTC) during the week of July 18-25, blockchain analytics company Glassnode claimed that both the futures market and the bitcoin spot market formed a short choke scenario. , which actually took place on Monday, July 26. On the other hand, a significant decrease in the daily volume of transactions would reflect a bearish situation, despite the increase in prices, the report indicates. The short squeeze or short choke is the short position settlement process when a sharp increase in price occurs. In turn, the sales of those who want to exit their short positions to minimize losses, can further boost the price of the asset. The week closed at $ 35,423, after hitting a low on Tuesday, 20, of $ 29,479, as seen in the following chart. On Monday, the price boom reached a high of USD 38,677, which led to the liquidation of pShorting more than $ 900 million, as reported by CriptoNoticias. The price of BTC closed at 35,423 on July 25, an 11.5% appreciation on the week. Source:...
    The Leading Players operating in the market are BASF SE, Akzo Nobel N.V., DuPont, Solvay S.A., Ecolab Inc., Kemira OYJ, Solenis LLC, Baker Hughes Incorporated, Lonza, Snf Floerger, Suez S.A., Huntsman International LLC, Chemtura Corporation, Avista Technologies, Inc., Thermax Global, and others. The key market players are entering into collaborations, partnerships, and mergers & acquisitions to capture a more significant market share. Furthermore, the market participants are focused on improving their product quality to attain a competitive edge over other players Noida, India, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A study recently conducted by the strategic consulting and market research firm BlueWeave Consulting revealed that the global water treatment chemicals market was worth USD 35.1 billion in 2020 and is further projected to reach USD 65.2 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 8.90% during the forecast period (2021-2027). The market is driven by increasing methane contamination in water due to shale gas exploration, increasing demand from industrial & municipal wastewater treatment, stringent regulations, and rising concern regarding environmental sustainability. Request for Free Sample: Click Here Increasing methane contamination in...
    The increase in adoption of green technology will drive the market in the forecast period. – The technologically advanced cities are using the Internet of Things (IoT) platforms to monitor city infrastructures, managing everything from traffic flows and parking to water and air quality. New York, March 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Smart Cities Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06039479/?utm_source=GNW These cities are using the resulting smart data generated, to tackle longer-term planning decisions focused on environmental sustainability. Thus, with the world’s moving towards urbanization, there is an increasing number of smart city initiatives and projects, in the near future.– Therefore, with growing urbanization, the need to manage infrastructure and assets is prompting countries across the world to invest in smart city projects. According to the Consumer Technology Association, the worldwide spending on smart city developments is expected to reach USD 34.35 billion, by 2020.– Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) through the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to unlock opportunities within cities, including autonomous vehicles, adaptive energy...
    Miami : A major California university has agreed to pay more than $ 1 billion in compensation to hundreds of alleged victims of sexual abuse by a campus gynecologist, a lawyer for the plaintiff said Thursday. The University of Southern California (USC) reached a settlement for $ 842.4 million approved in Los Angeles Superior Court, attorney Gloria Allred said in a statement. In addition, it will pay another $ 215 million in a 2018 federal class action case. “The largest sexual assault settlement against a university in American history,” Allred noted. Gynecologist George Tyndall was accused of abuse by hundreds of patients during medical examinations throughout his 30-year career, in a major scandal at the university level. The allegations against Tyndall, ranging from inappropriate touching to rape, date back to 1990. The youngest alleged victim was 17 years old. The doctor, now 74, was also accused of taking photos of the patients’ genitals, touching their breasts and making lewd comments about their physique, as well as racist and homophobic. According to the allegations, Tyndall especially targeted minority students, including...
    In the wake of COVID-19 the market faced supply chian disruptions as the entire world went under lockdown but as the demand for packaged food grew immediately the demand for modified atmosphere packaging market grew simultaneoulsy. New York, March 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Modified Atmosphere Packaging Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06036735/?utm_source=GNW – As packaging’s primary purpose is to protect its content and as 30% of all the food produced across the world gets lost and wasted along the supply chain, enhanced and optimized packaging solutions are expected to grow to decrease this staggering amount.– Moreover, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), around 1.3 billion metric ton or nearly one-third of all food produced for humans is wasted worldwide each year, world’s food waste could be as high as 44% of the dry mass of agricultural crops since 795 million or around 11% of the world’s population suffer from hunger, there is already a great deal of stress...
    Top Players Covered in the Medical X-ray Market Research Report Are Siemens Healthcare Private Limited (Erlangen, Germany), GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Illinois, United States), Carestream Health (New York, United States), Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan), CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION (Tokyo, Japan), FUJIFILM Corporation (Stamford, Connecticut, United States), Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (California, United States) and other key market players Pune, India, Feb. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global medical x-ray market size is expected to reach USD 16.86 billion by 2028 while exhibiting a CAGR of 4.4% between 2021 and 2028. This information is published by Fortune Business Insights in its latest report, titled, “Medical X-ray Market, 2021-2028.” The report further mentions that the market stood at USD 12.14 billion in 2020 and is expected to experience exponential growth in the forthcoming years. This growth is attributable to the increasing prevalence of chronic disorders and the rising geriatric population worldwide that will propel the demand for advanced medical x-rays. Fewer Hospital Appointments amid COVID-19 to Hamper Growth The healthcare industry has been focused on treating the...
    Frank Patterson, who served as Disney’s Vice President of Sales Eastern Division, has exited the studio after 17 years. According to Deadline, Patterson is a second-generation theatrical distribution vet. His father Frank Patterson Sr. was the long-time EVP and Head Film Buyer at Loews Theaters. This departure comes at a time when Disney’s theatrical business is impaired by Covid, and the studio is currently devoting more attention to its streaming service Disney+. Black Widow: Disney Still Committed to Release Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel Movie in Theatres While Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek is committed to a theatrical release for Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’, it won’t be a shocker if that movie’s current release date of May 7 is postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. During Patterson’s run at Disney, he was part of the team that worked on the execution of the studio’s distribution strategy for all titles including Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, etc. The Mandalorian: Gina Carano Dropped from Disney+ Hotstar Show for Comparing Republican Backers to Jews in Holocaust As per Deadline, it was that overall strategy that led Disney to an...
    Dublin, Feb. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Upcoming Rail Projects & Market Opportunities in the Middle East & Africa 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The report will be useful to organisations interested in the railway sector-government agencies, transport authorities, operators, service and technology providers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, EPC contractors, investors/lenders, research organisations, industry consultants, regulatory agencies, development institutions, etc. The database provides detailed and up-to-date information on each project, including developer/operator, expected opening, capital cost, sources of funds, key contractors, line length, route, stations, connections with other public transport modes, expected ridership and service frequency, fare system, rolling stock, track, power, signaling technology, and contact person/organisation for the project. This report tracks 143 new and upcoming projects in 26 countries. Some of the key highlights of the report are: These projects require an estimated investment of over USD530 billion. Nearly 9,100 km of rail length is planned to be built as part of these projects. More than 1,630 stations/stops will be built. The projects include new...
    during the forecast period. The tomato segment of the fruit & vegetable seeds market is projected to have highest CAGR between 2020 and 2025, by type. Tomato belongs to the Solanaceae family. New York, Feb. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Fruit & Vegetable Seeds Market by Family Type, Form, Trait, Crop Type And Region – Global Forecast to 2025” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p04880632/?utm_source=GNW It is a perennial plant and is grown in temperate regions. Tomato is one of the world’s most important vegetable crop.There are 7,500 varieties of tomatoes, including beefsteak, plum tomatoes, pear tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and grape tomatoes. Tomatoes require cross-pollination for growth. China, India, the U.S., Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Italy, and Uzbekistan are among the largest producers of tomatoes. Israel exports more than USD 2 billion worth of produce tomatoes are its fourth-largest commodity and is among the world’s top developers of better-looking, better-tasting, disease-resistant and more nutritious varieties. These factors drive the growth of the market during the forecast period. The market for Solanaceae segment is projected to account for the...
    USD 5.2 billion in flows in alternative energy funds to Biden
    Top companies covered in the electric ships market report are Kongsberg (Norway), Leclanche (Switzerland), Corvus Energy (Canada), Echandia Marine AB (Sweden), Siemens (Germany), Vard (part of Fincantieri SpA) (Norway), Norwegian Electric Systems (Norway), General Dynamics Electric Boat (U.S.), Other key players and more players profiled Pune, India, Dec. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global electric ships market is set to gain impetus from the rising collaborative efforts between numerous prominent manufacturers. Seven Japanese companies, for instance, created a consortium called e5. It would help in commercializing and developing all-electric zero-emission vessels in the next two years. This information is given by Fortune Business Insights™ in a new report, titled, “Electric Ships Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Power Source (Fully Electric, Hybrid), By Power Output (Less than 75 kW, 75-745 kW, 746-7560 kW, More than 7560 kW), By Vessel Type (Commercial Vessel, Defense Vessel), By Level of Autonomy (Semi-Autonomous, Fully Autonomous) and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The report further mentions that the electric ships market size was USD 5.50 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD...
    Key Prominent Players Covered in the Mobility Scooters Market Research Report Are Invacare Corporation, Excel Mobility, Pride Mobility Products Corp., Medical Depot, Inc., Golden Technologies, Afikim Electric Vehicles, Amigo Mobility International and other key market players. Pune, India, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global mobility scooters market size is expected to gain momentum by reaching USD 1.85 billion while exhibiting a CAGR of 6.9% between 2020 and 2027. This is attributable to the growing focus on developing innovative mobility scooters and the increasing prevalence of neurological disorders across the globe. This information is published by Fortune Business Insights. The report further mentions that the market stood at USD 1.30 billion in 2019. North America stood at USD 562.3 million in 2019 and is expected to hold the highest position in the global mobility scooters in the forthcoming years. This is attributable to the increasing prevalence of the aging population and the presence of established players in the region. KEY INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS: October 2020: The Government in England announced a new accessibility scheme through which scooter friendly...
    Key Prominent Players Covered in the Contraceptive Pills Market Research Report Are Janssen Pharmaceutical Company, Piramal Enterprises, Allergan, plc, Mylan N.V., Pfizer, Inc., Bayer AG, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, HLL Lifecare Limited, Merck & Co., Inc. and other key market players. Pune, India, Nov. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global contraceptive pills market size is projected to reach USD 20.55 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period. High degree of unfulfilled contraceptive needs in rural areas in emerging economies is expected to be one of the key drivers for the growth of this market. Data gathered under the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) conducted between 2005 and 2014 in 52 developing countries revealed that around 8% to 38% of married rural women, aged between 15 and 49 years, faced unmet contraceptive needs. North America is slated to dominate the contraceptive pills market share, since the region generated USD 4.09 billion in revenue in 2018. The primary reason for this is the rising uptake of short-acting reversible contraceptives in the U.S. and patient-friendly reimbursement policies for...
    Top companies covered in the olive oil market are Salov SpA (Tuscany, Italy), Deoleo S.A. (Madrid, Spain), Aceites Ybarra S.A. (Sevilla, Spain), Sovena Group (Alges, Portugal), Del Monte Foods, Inc. (California, U.S.), Cargill, Inc. (Minnesota, U.S.), Bertolli, Inc. (Madrid, Spain), Aceites La Masia (Barcelona, Spain), Gallo (California, U.S.), Nutrinveste SGPS, SA (Alges, Portugal), and more players profiled Pune, Nov. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global olive oil market size is expected to showcase considerable growth by reaching USD 16.64 billion by 2027. This is attributable to the increasing prevalence of heart disease and the growing demand for functional food products across the globe. Fortune Business Insights published this information, in its latest report, titled, “Olive Oil Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Refined Olive Oil, Virgin Olive Oil, Olive Pomace Oil, and Others), End-user (Household/Retail, Food Service/HoReCa, Food Manufacturing, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020 – 2027.” The report further observes that the market stood at USD 13.03 billion in 2019 and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 3.2% between 2020 and 2027. The emergence...
    Global medical device testing market report offers an extensive analysis of the business space and aims to answers all questions that border on the industry size, growth matrix, and competitive scenario. Further, it unveils various industry segmentations, including service type, sourcing, technology, and geographical ambits. Selbyville, Delaware, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Worldwide medical device testing market garnered a valuation of USD 8.9 billion in 2019 and is projected to expand with a CAGR of 4.8% during 2020-2027. As per the report findings, rising focus towards better safety and patient care, growing necessity for validation & verification of medical devices, and stringent compliance norms are catalysing the industry growth. Medical devices are liable to strict regulatory requirements to ensure the health and effectiveness of medical equipment. It is mandatory for each product to adhere with national and international requisites before being released into the market, which is hence projected to amplify the demand for medical device testing. Despite the positive global medical device testing market outlook, long waiting periods for overseas qualification tests remain a major challenge for the...
    Key Companies Covered in the Contraceptives Market Research Report Are Pfizer, Inc., Bayer AG , Cooper Surgical, Inc., The Female Health Company, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Merck & Co., Inc., Mayer Laboratories, Inc, Church & Dwight, Co., Inc., Medisafe Distribution Inc. and other key market players. Pune, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global contraceptives market is set to gain traction from the increasing adoption of low-dose combined oral contraceptives (COCs). They include progestogen blended with 20-35 micrograms of ethinylestradiol. This information is given by Fortune Business Insights™ in a new report, titled, “Contraceptives Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (Contraceptive Drugs and Contraceptive Devices), By Gender (Male & Female) By Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, Online Channel, Clinics, Public Channel & NGOs, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The report further states that the market size was USD 22.49 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 30.15 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period. This Report Answers the Following Questions: What are the market drivers, hindrances,...
    – The rising adoption of IT in healthcare, rise in prevalence of target diseases, growing geriatric population, and increasing strategic initiatives such as merger and acquisitions are driving the demand for the market – Market Size – USD 39.97 Billion in 2019, Market Growth – CAGR of 14.9%, Market Trends – Growing health awareness. NEW YORK, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — According to a new report by Reports and Data, the global Telemedicine market is forecasted to reach USD 121.17 billion by 2027. Telemedicine is experiencing prospective opportunities in the field as rising adoption of IT in healthcare domain, rising geriatric population, increasing prevalence of target diseases and majorly the advantage of maximum reach in case of different medical crisis such as pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 or untapped target of population (rural areas or bedridden patients). Geriatric population is rapidly rising across the globe, and Europe and North America have the highest share of population with age of over sixty-five years and above. Telemedicine is emerging as crucial part of pandemic hit world, to remotely address many common medical conditions...
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