This Week in Blockfolio Signal — Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, Aave, Tezos, Ontology, Aragon, 0x, ICON, Band

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Every week we comb through hundreds of Blockfolio Signals to bring you the most significant team updates with brief analyses to help you understand the latest developments in blockchain.

But first, in macro crypto news this week:

Top Blockfolio Signals of the past week:

Fidelity President Files For New Bitcoin Fund

“Fidelity’s president and head of strategy and planning today filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission informing the regulator of a new fund dedicated exclusively to bitcoin.”

— Jason Hamlin, Blockfolio Ecosystem Insights



Fidelity is clearly targeting institutional and wealthy investors with the new fund. They manage $8.3 trillion in customer funds, which gives an idea of the impact the fund could have. It is likely to generate new demand and demonstrates growing interest in Bitcoin from institutional investors. This is confirmed by the number of addresses holding more than 1,000 BTC hitting a new high in the past week.

Price at the time of Blockfolio Signal: $11,383. View BTC on Blockfolio.

SAP Demos Ethereum Integration to Connect Buyers and Sellers



This could be a major gateway to the adoption of Ethereum and other blockchain protocols. SAP is one of the largest providers of enterprise software to businesses globally and has a market cap of over $200 billion. But Ethereum continues to face scaling issues and high fees, so the move toward ETH2.0 can not come soon enough.

Price at the time of Blockfolio Signal: $391. View ETH on Blockfolio.

EMURGO Expands Cardano ADA Adoption to Major Retail Brands Through Bidali Partnership

Partnership Announcement:

EMURGO Expands Cardano ADA Adoption to Major Retail Brands Through a Partnership with Bidali.

The partnership enables ADA holders to directly purchase items from over 1,200 major retail brands via Bidali’s online gift card platform.”

— Keisha DePaz, Business Development



These two partnerships increase the real-world utility of Cardano and give ADA holders the option to purchase products from a wide spectrum of some of the world’s most well-known brands. The Brandmark joint venture further strengthens EMURGO as a key solutions provider and the Oracle Core release allows developers to build and run Oracle Pools.

Price at the time of Blockfolio Signal: $0.11. View ADA on Blockfolio.

Aave Granted an Electronic Money Institution License in the U.K.

Aave’s UK entity responsible for integrations and support, Aave Limited, is now licensed as an authorised electronic money institution. After a lengthy application process, the authorisation was granted in July by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).”

— Isabel Kivlighan, Digital Marketing Manager



This is a big move and the first by a DeFi protocol, which will help in moving toward mainstream adoption. They will be able to onboard users into DeFi with a direct fiat on-ramp into the Aave protocol. Banks might not like it, but this is good for everyone else, providing better rates and cutting out rent-seeking middlemen.

Price at the time of Blockfolio Signal: $0.83. View LEND on Blockfolio.

Tezos Releases Decentralized Price Oracle ‘Harbinger’

Harbinger, a decentralized Price Oracle project on Tezos has been released today. Harbinger allows anyone to participate in Oracle updates by using signed price feeds from trusted sources. This provides a crucial component for DeFi infrastructure on Tezos.”

— Chris Ghent, Head of Communications, TQ



Having a reliable feed for on-chain price data is critical for DeFi lending platforms. Harbinger is an important building block for the decentralized finance ecosystem on Tezos and suggests DeFi apps for Tezos are on the way.

Price at the time of Blockfolio Signal: $3.39. View XTZ on Blockfolio.

Ontology Launches Blockchain-Based Identity Solution for the Auto Industry

Drive with Ontology’s new blockchain-based decentralized identity for the automotive industry! It allows driving data to be recorded, stored & verified in a safe & secure way, offering a range of benefits to drivers & the wider automotive industry.”

— Christina Liu, Overseas Community Manager



The automotive industry still relies on antiquated systems and is ripe for disruption by technologies that make things safer, easier, and more convenient. Ontology is taking a major step in reaching this vision. In addition, it is bullish to see they are building a DeFi solution on Polkadot, which is one of the fastest-growing protocols.

Price at the time of Blockfolio Signal: $0.89. View ONT on Blockfolio.

Aragon Introduces aragonOS 5 Update: Disputable Apps

After two years, we’re delighted to announce aragonOS 5.

With it, comes a new flavor of Disputable apps that seamlessly integrate with Aragon Court and Agreements.

Get up to speed on Disputable apps.”

— Luis Cuende, Co-founder of Aragon Project



The is a major upgrade and new vision for how Aragon organizations will soon be able to opt into the security offered by Aragon’s emerging digital jurisdiction, Aragon Court.

Price at the time of Blockfolio Signal: $8.66. View ANT on Blockfolio.

0x Releases New RFQ Trading System to Bring Centralized Liquidity to DEXs

We are excited to announce the release of our new RFQ (request-for-quote) trading system that enables market makers to bring centralized exchange liquidity directly to DEX and DeFi traders!”

— Matt Taylor, Marketing Lead



The RFQ system makes it easy, profitable, and low-risk to provide large amounts of liquidity to DEX traders. This results in better pricing, especially for medium & large size trades as market makers can bring all of the liquidity that is available on centralized exchanges and offer it to DEX markets.

Price at the time of Blockfolio Signal: $0.67. View ZRX on Blockfolio.

ICONLOOP Announces a Partnership with Shinhan Bank

ICONLOOP, our ecosystem partner, today announced a partnership with Shinhan Bank, Korea’s second-largest commercial bank, to issue KYC compliance certificates through its mobile app Zzeung (MyID), which uses ICONLOOP’s blockchain-based decentralized identity (DID) technology.”

— Min Kim, Foundation Council Member



This is big news for ICON given the size of Shinhan Bank. As the successfully demonstrate their MyID technology, it can lead to new deals with other banks, financial institutions, and enterprise-level organizations.

Price at the time of Blockfolio Signal: $0.62. View ICX on Blockfolio.

Band Protocol Partners with Nervos Network and Lists on Binance US

China’s leading blockchain network, Nervos Network, strategically partners and integrates with Band Protocol to bring extensive data support and scalability for their rapidly growing DApp ecosystem through $BAND decentralized oracles.

To ensure the success of Nervos’ integration with Band Protocol, both engineering teams have clearly defined a working integration plan with key milestones across two phases to be showcased to the public in the upcoming weeks.”

— Kevin Lu, Head of Business Development & Growth



By integrating Band Protocol, Nervos developers will no longer be limited by centralized oracles or data feeds. Nervos developers will be able to easily access price feeds, event information, and other data oracles — enabling them to build scalable and innovative dApps on the Nervos blockchain.

Price at the time of Blockfolio Signal: $11.31. View BAND on Blockfolio.

Quote of the Week:

Powell’s speech, in plain English:

There is too much debt in the US & globally. It’s hurting growth. This can be resolved 1 of 2 ways:

1) Widespread defaults (including on sovereign debt)

2) Inflate it away

Today we are accelerating Option #2.

— Luke Gromen

Thanks for joining us and we look forward to bringing you our top Blockfolio Signals again next week.

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Jason Hamlin

Ecosystem Insights & Development @ Blockfolio

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