- zkSync airdrop guide
- BTC reaching an infliction
- Moonpay on Metamask
- Upcoming Mints
zkSync Airdrop Guide
Yesterday we wrote a guide to prepare for airdrops in Arbitrum; today, we’ll show you how to prepare for zkSync’s anticipated distribution.
First off, you can still qualify for newly airdropped OP tokens on Optimism; here’s a handy guide to get you started on the network.
The zkSync ecosystem is relatively barren compared to the vastness of Arbitrum, but zkSwap encompasses some major Dapps available through its mobile wallet Argent.
First, You’ll need to bridge funds from the Ethereum network. You can bridge ETH, DAI, USDC, or WBTC on LayerSwap.
- Trade on Zigzag exchange
- Stake ETH on Lido (6% APY) or Yearn through the wallet
- Lend/Loan ETH or USDC on Aave
- Earn yield on Gro Protocol
If you have unstaked ETH, Lido is a cheap, easy option to begin earning yields.
Now sit tight, earning yields, and enjoy the airdrop whenever it comes. Sorry, no announced dates yet but follow zkSwap on Twitter for any pending updates.
Market update 🌍
It feels like a do-or-die moment for bitcoin (BTC). Attempts to climb upwards get firmly met with sellers, but on the other hand, BTC price continues to put in higher lows resiliently. Something has to give soon.
The BTC chart shows a decisive inflection point dead ahead that could line up with the FOMC rate hikes that will likely occur next week. Since markets hate uncertainty, the rate hikes could bring some type of clarity, whether negative or positive. A break to the downside of the upward trendline (green) could spell trouble and verify the large crowd of analysts that claim bitcoin needs a capitulation moment before we begin a significant climb. The FOMC and May options expiration will likely spell definitive moments for the ultimate direction of BTC. Bitcoin climbed 2.78% to US$39,200 during the US session.
Source: Trading View
The dollar index (DXY) additionally showcases an important catalyst ahead. The DXY has reached levels not touched since 2016. The DXY typically climbs during times of uncertainty as traders exit equities in search of safety. With the state of the macroeconomic world, it’s no surprise to see these levels in the dollar. It could become worrisome if the dollar decides to break the long-held resistance and turn it into support.
Source: Trading View
|US markets close||Gain|
|Protocol (Coin)||Price ($)||Gain (%)|
|Convex Finance (CVX)||27.57||+12|
|Ethereum Name Ser. (ENS)||18.49||+23|
|Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index||24 Extreme Fear (+3)|
|“Crypto” Google Trends||48|
|“Bitcoin” Google Trends||42 (31)|
Moonpay + Metamask. The Moonpay and Metamask integration are now live, and 30 million users can now use their cards to buy crypto directly in their wallets.
- Bitcoin miner Riot Announces a massive expansion in Texas
- Paypal to double down on crypto wallet efforts
Hot .eth domains. Ethereum Name Service (ENS) fees surpass the seven-day average of Bitcoin, Terra, and Avalanche. Ethereum domains have been flying off the shelves this week for unknown reasons. Four-digit domains have entirely sold out.
Binance bridges. Cross-chain bridging of nine ERC-20 tokens goes live on Binance Bridge 2.0. The initial nine choices include odd choices like Dogelon Mars (ELON), MoveBloc (MBL) ApeCoin (APE).
Become a crypto asset manager. SumCap introduces Babylon Finance “Garden” communities where depositors can propose and decide on investment strategies.
- Evmos airdrop information
- Pegasys DEX launches on the Syscoin network.
- Ronin hack post mortem.
- Balancer (BNT) launches L2 staking on Polygon (MATIC) and Arbitrum
- Teller introduces USDC.homes, crypto mortgages in Texas
NFT & metaverse update 🐵
WL for TMNT NFTs. Ninja Turtle NFT announces how to get on their waitlist.
- Ragnarok Meta mint sells out in two minutes.
- Awesome Bored Ape Derivate
- Overview of Music NFT landscape.
|Project||Type||Mint price||Date of mint||Time|
|Blvck Genesis||PFP||0.2 E||April 29||10:15 am EST|
|Lo-FI Originals||PFP||0.09 E||April 29||2:00 pm ESTn|
Grab your beach chairs, umbrellas, and sunscreen. L2 summer has begun early with the Optimistic OP token airdrops. The L2s ecosystem will begin to thrive after token releases. The most liquid network in crypto now has cheaper alternatives. Ethereum competitors like Solana and Avalanche better prepare for an aggressive attempt to steal users from their networks. It won’t be pretty, and competition will have to get creative, or the emerging Ethereum family of L2s will showcase their strength behind the most decentralized, liquid, and secure network in the cryptoverse.
Heck, grab a bucket, too; you might need it for the upcoming airdrop downpour.
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