18 Mar 2021 #Chiliz
A mesmerizing performance over the past two-and-a-half weeks brings serious returns to those who bought in February or earlier. Blockchain-based sports platform Chiliz (CHZ) is leading a boom in one sector of the altcoin world which is putting Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) to shame.
According to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, CHZ is consolidating on March 17 after month-to-date gains which topped 1,600%.
With altcoins firmly back in the spotlight as Bitcoin itself is nearing all-time highs, anticipation is building that the coming months will produce an “altseason” like no other. This month, however, one group of tokens is already spawning gains which far outpace the rest. Sports tokens, including Chiliz and those tied to specific teams, have seen a dramatic reversal of fortune in recent weeks. Chiliz forms the underlying infrastructure for a large number of fan tokens, including major football clubs such as Barcelona FC and Paris Saint-Germain.
In the past week alone, several have seen 100% returns, led by fan token Team Heretics (TH), which since the start of March has increased 425%.
Chiliz itself was tipped for major gains, with Cointelegraph’s VORTECS™ beginning to detect a bullish outlook for CHZ on March 12, just before it rose to all-time highs of $0.86. The clincher was news that exchange OKEx would enable margin trading for the token and several others.
The VORTECS™ score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historic and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity. The Chiliz blockchain hit 400,000 active wallets on March 14, according to CEO Alexandre Dreyfus.
The sports token success comes in tandem with a new craze sweeping the cryptocurrency world — non-fungible tokens (NFTs). As Cointelegraph reported, the nascent ecosystem continues to wow with its capital investment, cemented by the sale of one NFT, a jpeg image, for $69 million last week. Criticism, particularly for staunch Bitcoin proponents, is far from in short supply, with naysayers likening the NFT craze to the ICOs of 2017 and last year’s DeFi boom.
“NFT art is so hard to explain because it doesn't make sense,” John Carvalho, former CCO of Bitcoin payment company Bitrefill, summarized on Wednesday.
Get cryptocurrency price predictions, forecasts with analysis and news right to your inbox.
© 2015-2021 Crypto-Rating.com
The usage of this website constitutes acceptance of the following legal information. Any contracts of financial instruments offered to conclude bear high risks and may result in the full loss of the deposited funds. Prior to making transactions one should get acquainted with the risks to which they relate. All the information featured on the website, including information about the cryptocurrencies and bitcoin is intended solely for informational purposes, is not a means of advertising them, and doesn't imply direct instructions for investing. Crypto Rating shall not be liable for any loss, including unlimited loss of funds, which may arise directly or indirectly from the usage of this information. The editorial staff of the website does not bear any responsibility whatsoever for the content of the comments or reviews made by the site users about cryptocurrencies. The entire responsibility for the contents rests with the authors. Reprint of the materials is available only with the permission of the editorial staff.