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Au Revoir Ethereum, Chiliz [CHZ] has relied enough on you 

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Many cryptocurrencies, on multiple occasions, have followed Bitcoin [BTC] where price plunges are concerned. It was almost the same between 17 August and 18 August when the latest capitulation happened as BTC fell from $24,000.

Chiliz [CHZ], the social engagement fan token, did accompany Bitcoin in the fall.

However, the current situation appears to be a conflict of interest. At press time, BTC, like many others, was mainly in the red and some greens.

For CHZ, it was a different story. The open-source blockchain infrastructure crypto was riding an unmatched 16.46% uptick as per CoinMarketCap.

Source: CoinMarketCap

This was the case over the last 24 hours as the coin price hit $0.2196. Similarly, CHZ gained 17.82% against BTC and 17.58% over Ethereum [ETH]. But what has been responsible for the rally?

Au revoir Ethereum? 

Interestingly, there seems to have been grounds that activated the CHZ rally. This is because CHZ  founder, Alexandre Dreyfus, announced that a CHZ 2.0  was in the works. According to him, the CHZ 2.0 will produce a CHZ-20 ownership standard for its investors. 

Dreyfus also added that the development of the fungible token might lead to a complete exit from its dependence on Ethereum.

CHZ had relied on the ERC-20 chain for its fungible token transactions and ERC-721 for its non-fungible ones.

This potential development is not only based on an “owned protocol” but also intended to help CHZ’s scalability, as this was the opinion of its founder.

With its current momentum, CHZ may have gone against the expectation of shorts, which may have reckoned with a further downtrend.

Not only has CHZ remained in greens to defy the projections, but making a double-digit uptick may have left shorts in despair. Besides this development, could it be possible that other metrics contributed their parts?

Point them out

Data from Santiment revealed that the CHZ 2.0 announcement could have played a vital role in triggering the actions of the CHZ community.

Not only did the price increase, but the volume was also met with uncommon pumps.

It was a 139.07% increase from 22 August’s value at press time.

As of 22 August, the CHZ volume was $332.31 million— moving up to $739.49 million at the time of this writing. Similarly, the 24-hour active addresses that were around 471 had skyrocketed to 1073.

Source: Santiment


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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