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Forget BTC and ETH! Altcoin season is on the Radar this January – Analytics Insight

2022 is expected to bring an altcoin season that will place these digital tokens at the forefront

Bitcoin has been a market leader for preceding cryptocurrencies since its inception in 2009. However, the first and foremost digital token has also paved its way for altcoins that are making impressive progress today. According to experts, at some point, altcoins like Ethereum will outperform BTC easily. While the cryptocurrency sphere is eagerly waiting for the shift, 2022 is expected to bring an altcoin season that will place these digital tokens at the forefront.

Bitcoin and Ethereum recently touched a record high of US$68,500 and US$4,800 respectively towards the end of 2021. After the major bull rub, cryptocurrency enthusiasts thought that BTC will breach its long stood psychological resistance of US$100,000 before 2022 began. But things went down the stream when Fed announced revised interest rates to divert people from investing in risky investment models like cryptocurrency. Since the news made headlines, Bitcoin and Ethereum are hitting record lows. BTCs price briefly stood below its major resistance level of US$40,000 this Monday, panicking investors of an approaching death cross. Although it bounced back a little, the historic lows in Bitcoin and Ethereums dominance could mean that an altcoin season is on the radar.

This is not the first time Bitcoin has lost its value. For almost two years now, BTCs market stance has been threatened by altcoins. Prior to the 2017 price rally, Bitcoin alone accounted for as much as 95% of the entire cryptocurrency market. But in less than a year, altcoins took over the market and pushed Bitcoin to 35%. But 2022 seems to have even more interesting stuff in its bag. In just a couple of weeks, it has panicked BTC and ETH investors and now indicating an approaching altcoin season.

2022 has marked a tug of war between the cryptocurrency bulls and bears. The fall of the top digital token, Bitcoin, has marked the beginning of the downward trend. While Bitcoins price fall directly affects the investors, on the other hand, miners are also the biggest victim of this scenario. Their revenue in Bitcoin as compensation for providing ming services is affected. Since the cost associated with mining works is also high, the income drop will push many miners to step out of the work if the downward trend continues.

Bitcoin has lost almost 40% since it reached a record high in October. Following this fall, subsiding cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Solana have also lost value. But despite the price plummets, experts predict an approaching altcoin season that will sweep the cryptocurrency market in January. Etherum has indicated a signal for altcoin season last November when it reached an all-time high without the help of Bitcoin. If other altcoins continue to show their dominance, 2022 will be a year for them.

Generally, cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin are called altcoins. Bitcoin emerged as the first successful blockchain set up in 2009, following which other altcoins hit the market. Today, the altcoin market is comprised of many facilities and investment models that stand alongside BTC.

The increasing usage of altcoins and their dominance in the market is constantly driving investors to a period called altcoin season when these digital tokens reach record highs. In 2021, many altcoins recorded massive growth and registered all-time highs. Many even outperformed Bitcoin on growth percentage. During the altcoin season, Bitcoin usually loses its dominance and paves the way for altcoins to show its market presence. Therefore, altcoin season usually happens after a bitcoin bull run.

When a possible altcoin season outbreak was visible in November, experts thought that it will eventually roll out massive growth for the coins. However, altcoins also went through a slump phase where the whole cryptocurrency market seemed gloomy. However, there are many recommendations and predictions of altcoins that will blow up in 2022. Besides Ethereum, other digital tokens are also set to make breakthroughs this January. Some of the altcoins with amazing potential are listed as follows.

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This Altcoin Will Be the Google of Crypto, According to SkyBridge Capital Founder Anthony Scaramucci – The Daily Hodl

SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci says that Algorand (ALGO) will challenge leading competitors in the crypto industry just as Google did in the early days of the internet.

In a new interview with Digital Asset News, Scaramucci says that he is investing heavily in ALGO because he thinks it will replace many of its competitors.

Ive got a quarter-billion dollars in Algorand right now. I think Algorand will be the Google.

You and I, when we were youngsters, we were logging onto the internet using AltaVista. We were using Lycos, America Online even Prodigy, if you can remember that. Then lo and behold in 1998, this company came along called Google and people were like, Why the hell do I need that? Ive got all of these other instruments to access the internet, and then people say, Well, you know its faster. It has machine learning, the algorithms are more widespread. Its going to lead to better outcomes, and lo and behold, Google trumped everybody,and I think thats going to happen with Algorand.

Algorand is a proof-of-stake blockchain that enables developers to build decentralized applications (dApps) for financial services. The smart contract platform is an Ethereum (ETH) challenger that aims to accelerate transaction speed at a lower cost.

I think ultimately when the big enterprises get on to the tokenization side of the market and they start working in the world of DeFi (decentralized finance), theyll need something thats scalable like Algorand, secure like Algorand and ultimately decentralized, so they wont have to worry about capricious inflation-deflation of what it is that theyre using as a form of exchange of value.

Algorand to me is the future. Its just going to require more and more people doing deep dive due diligence and making the decision to choose it.

In an interview on CNBCs Halftime Report in December, Scaramucci said that Algorand can potentially flip Ethereum, the leading smart contract platform today.

At time of writing, ALGO is trading at $1.38.

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These Crypto Assets Have 10X Potential in 2022, According to Altcoin Daily – The Daily Hodl

Crypto analyst and host of Altcoin Daily Austin Arnold is laying out his top crypto picks as the markets try to shake off a sluggish start to the year.

In a new video, the closely followed trader tells his 1.19 million subscribers that he remains interested in Bitcoin (BTC) as an asset despite the massive selloff which the top crypto has undergone since hitting an all-time high above $69,000 in November.

People are buying the dip from every exchange. Bitcoin is leaving exchanges.

Miners are not selling their Bitcoin, theyre holding onto it.

At time of writing, Bitcoin is down 2.02% to $42,613.

Next on Arnolds list is the leading smart contract platform Ethereum (ETH), noting that,

Ethereum has its own supply shock going on.

Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract has surpassed $30 billion in value. Once [holders] put their ETH in the deposit contract, they cant take it out again until it is fully transitioned.

Ethereum is down 2.17% on the day and trading for $3,259.

The show host has his eye on decentralized finance protocol Uniswap (UNI), which recently deployed on fellow layer-2 protocol Polygon (MATIC).

2022 might be the year of layer-2s.

Uniswap is valued at $15.61 while Polygon is trading for $2.26.

Another layer-2 the Altcoin Daily host is keen on is Immutable X (IMX), a scaling solution for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that aims to enable near-instant, zero gas fee transactions.

The altcoin is down 3.24% on the day and priced at $3.55.

Next on Arnolds list is the open-source platform Tezos (XTZ), which has been racking up corporate partnerships lately. The latest milestone sees apparel giant The Gap releasing NFT collectibles based on the Tezos platform.

Tezos is certainly an altcoin to watch doing big things.

Tezos is also down slightly today to $4.18.

Looking at the Internet of Things space, the Altcoin Daily host highlights open-source public blockchain Helium Network (HNT), which recently surpassed the 450,000 hotspot milestone.

Arnold says of Helium,

It is a quality [venture capital]-backed project.

The altcoin is currently priced at $32.59, down 7.23% on the day.

Enterprise-grade scalable blockchain platform Elrond (EGLD) also makes the list of crypto assets to watch after acquiring Web3 payments provider UTRUST (UTK), which in turn integrated EGLD as a form of payment.

Big win for EGLD.

Elrond continues the overall daily downtrend and is off by 6.57% to $196.72.

Last on the Altcoin Daily docket is decentralized exchange platform dYdX (DYDX), which the host notes is aiming to achieve full decentralization by the end of this year.

Currently, dYdX is up 2.38% and changing hands for $7.81.

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The Most Undervalued Altcoin in DeFi Could Blow Up 5X This Year, According to Coin Bureau – The Daily Hodl

The host of popular crypto channel Coin Bureau is looking at whats in store for decentralized lending and borrowing protocol Aave (AAVE).

In a new video, the pseudonymous analyst Guy tells his 1.87 million YouTube subscribers that the overall decentralized finance (DeFi) sector is coming off a slump compared to the rest of the crypto markets.

The AAVE token has performed poorly and is barely up 2x since the start of 2021. Just about every DeFi token has been struggling to keep up with the rest of the crypto market since it crashed in May last year.

This seems to be because the hype has moved into NFTs [non-fungible tokens]. This is something that [AAVE founder and CEO] Stani Kulechov acknowledged in an October panel discussion.

He basically said that while DeFi is very exciting and often offers lots of gains, its just too complex for the average person to wrap their head around.

Meanwhile, NFTs provide comparable levels of excitement and gains, and theyre a concept that almost anyone can understand.

Last year Aave climbed from under $100 to an all-time high above $660 on May 18th before crashing by over 70% to $184 by late June. After clawing its way back to over $400 by mid-September, the altcoin ended the year on a downward trend until a rally in late December which took AAVE from $180 to $255.

The Coin Bureau host notes that Aaves upcoming V3 upgrade ought to increase interest in the project.

The most important upcoming milestone is the launch Aave V3, which will introduce multiple new features to the Aave protocol.

The first is a feature called Portal and it will make it possible for lenders and borrowers to transfer any tokens they have deposited into Aave V3 on one blockchain to Aave V3 on other blockchains.

The second feature is called high-efficiency mode, or e-mode, and it will make it possible to significantly increase the loan-to-value ratio for certain assets

The third feature on Aave V3 is Isolation Mode and it will make it possible to introduce new tokens to the Aave protocol while minimizing the risks to the rest of the protocol.

Guy also mentions Aaves plans to impact the future of social media by releasing a decentralized social media platform where users cannot be censored or deleted.

Aaves social media platform will be built in such a way that your social media profile, as well as any other content you create on Aaves platform, will be portable to any other decentralized social media platforms that emerge on Ethereum, effectively making censorship impossible.

In terms of a specific release date, Aave said its social media platform is coming soon and its been slow to roll out because the team has been mostly focused on Aave v3 for the last few months

Stani believes decentralized social media will be the next hot niche after NFTs.

The analyst concludes by giving his price predictions for AAVE.

With a market cap of just $3 billion, this means that AAVE could be undervalued by a factor of five, and its fair valuation could be well over $1,000.

At time of writing, AAVE is up 2.93% on the day and trading for $217.36.

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Four Under-the-Radar Altcoins Explode 113% or More in Just Seven Days As Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) T… – The Daily Hodl

Four low-cap altcoins are erupting, printing massive gains this week as large-cap crypto assets Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) continue to consolidate.

One of the hottest altcoins this week is LOOKS, the token of community-first non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace LooksRare.

LOOKS has a market cap of over $627 million and surged from a seven-day low of $1.75 to a high of $4.95, representing gains of 180% in just one week.

LOOKS has retraced since and is now exchanging hands at $4.59.

Next up is FUSE, the primary token of the community-centric payments system Fuse Network. In the last seven days, FUSE rose over 124% from a low of $0.83 to a fresh all-time high of $1.86.

FUSE has pulled back from its record high and is now valued at $1.52.

Another altcoin putting up a solid performance this week is ANY, the governance token of the Anyswap decentralized cross-chain protocol. The digital asset with a market cap of $502 million skyrocketed from a weekly low of $15.28 to a high of $33.27, good for a 117% rally.

ANY has given up some of its gains and is currently trading at $27.32.

The last coin on the list is BOO, the governance token of Fantom-based automated market maker and decentralized exchange SpookySwap. BOO posted gains of 113% this week, rallying from a low of $18.59 to an all-time high of $39.73.

BOO has also corrected from its all-time high, trading at $32.91 at time of writing.

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Cloud Computing Market: 40% of Growth to Originate from North America | Service (SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS) and Geography Segments | Global Forecast to…

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cloud Computing Market value is set to grow by USD 287.03 billion from 2020 to 2025, as per the latest report by Technavio.

Attractive Opportunities in Cloud Computing Market by Service and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2021-2025

The adoption of SaaS helps enterprises in eliminating expenses and complexities associated with managing hardware and software required to run applications. Moreover, SaaS also enables easy access to IoT, data analytics, and AI platforms, which aids businesses in making business decisions. As a result, there will be a high demand for SaaS solutions. The growth of the SaaS market segment is expected to be significant during the forecast period.

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Market growth 2020-2025: USD 287.03 billion

YoY growth (%): 20.37%

Performing market contribution: North America at 40%

Key consumer countries: US, Germany, China, Japan, and UK

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Is This Tech Stock the Square of Cloud Computing? – The Motley Fool

In this segment of Motley Fool Live, recorded on Jan. 6, Fool contributor Trevor Jennewine explores how DigitalOcean (NYSE:DOCN) has been able to gain some significant traction in the crowded cloud computing space.

Trevor Jennewine: DigitalOcean is in the cloud computing business. This is going to be a high-growth tech company. It provides a range of infrastructure services like compute, storage, networking, and platform services like application development tools.

When most people think about cloud computing, I'm assuming Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services, Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Cloud, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Azure come to mind, and with good reason, those three companies hold over 60% market share in the cloud computing industry, and they all have much larger portfolios than DigitalOcean.

But those cloud titans tend to tailor their products to larger enterprises. That means they're often too complex for the small and medium-sized businesses and the individual developers of the world.

I think the situation is somewhat similar to the way that financial institutions used to prioritize larger businesses. It was difficult to integrate third-party hardware, software, and payment processing services, and then Square [now known as Block (NYSE:SQ)] came along and it provided this end-to-end self-service solution and addressed the needs of those small and medium-sized businesses and it's really gained a lot of traction.

Now, Block is moving upstream, it's gaining traction with mid-market sellers, and I can see DigitalOcean following a similar path in cloud computing. The big thing here is that they simplify cloud computing. They tailor their platform to those small and medium-sized businesses. They have a very simple user interface. They actually say it's possible to get up and running with just three clicks without any formal training.

The company also provides infrastructure performance monitoring tools free of charge. Clients can troubleshoot and resolve problems. On top of that, they have an extensive library of tutorials. There's 24/7 technical support for every single customer regardless of how much they're paying.

I think that's particularly important, especially if you're not familiar with cloud computing or you're new to the technology. I think that they hold your hand through it and I think that's important. I also think there's a little bit of a network effect.

Developers can access these preconfigured applications through the DigitalOcean marketplace. As the company's customer base grows, the number of available products in the marketplace should grow too which creates value for all of DigitalOcean's customers.

This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the official recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium advisory service. Were motley! Questioning an investing thesis -- even one of our own -- helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer.

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Work towards a lucrative career in the blockchain, DevOps or Google cloud computing for $26 – ZDNet

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You can really make your resume shine with Google cloud certifications. And remember, you don't have to wait until you've finished them all to qualify for new positions. Take "Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Certification Training" first for an overview, then dive deep into Kubernetes. After "Kubernetes: Containerizing Applications in the Cloud", you'll get certification exam prep in "Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)" and "Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)".

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DevOps, Pandemics and 2022’s Cloud-y Future The New Stack – thenewstack.io

When I wrote the post DevOps, DevApps, and the Death of Infrastructure last year, at the time I saw many things coming, often influenced by the pandemic. In 2020, McKinsey and Co. found that digital transformation accelerated globally due to the pandemic. As we finished 2021 with new considerations for continued digital transformation, it is no longer a trend but a business requirement for companies that want to stay relevant in a socially distanced world.

Mark Hinkle

Mark has a long history in emerging technologies and open source. Before co-founding TriggerMesh, he was the executive director of the Node.js Foundation and an executive at Citrix, Cloud.com and Zenoss, where he led its open source efforts.

I credit my career at the forefront of many computing trends for my knack for seeing whats coming next. I worked at the first national ISP, at a Linux desktop company during the year of the Linux desktop (yes, 1999 now).

I drove through a blizzard in Belgium with Patrick Debois, the father of DevOps, before DevOps entered the enterprise software lexicon. I was an executive at one of the first cloud computing companies, and now I am fortunate to work at a cloud native company, TriggerMesh.

Heres a list of things I believe will drive enterprise software and cloud computing in 2022.

Composable infrastructure allows for the abstraction of computing, storage and network resources to be controlled via an API. As a result, composable infrastructure makes data center resources as readily available as cloud services so they can support private and hybrid cloud solutions. Today, we have the building blocks to construct massively scalable businesses on this infrastructure, opening the door for an even more powerful evolution of composability.

As infrastructure abstraction grows, we are beginning to see applications composed of cloud services to create cloud native services. Soon, we wont compile software but rather chain microservices together into cloud native applications, something I call DevApps.

For example, we have seen the growth of HashiCorps Terraform to deploy cloud infrastructure, the latest evolution of infrastructure as code. The next logical step is what we at TriggerMesh call integration as code. The same DevOps practices used to manage infrastructure deployment should be used for integrations. To fuel this next era, TriggerMesh open sourced our cloud native integration platform to help enterprises build composable cloud native applications. This composability lends itself to automation for deployment and interaction of services, as well as the addition of artificial intelligence and machine learning to create more innovative applications in future years.

In the past, security has often been an afterthought, something added at the end of the project, not a design point at the beginning. Nowadays, development cycles last days or weeks or at most months. To be effective in observing DevOps practices, you need to rapidly develop new features and deploy them frequently without sacrificing security. This is generally a good practice, but according to Sonatypes 2021 State of the Software Supply Chain report:

In 2021, the world witnessed a 650% increase in software supply chain attacks aimed at exploiting weaknesses in upstream open source ecosystems. For perspective, the same statistic was 430% in the 2020 version of the report.

And when the Log4j exploit hit in December, the developer community got another rude wake-up call around security. Safety never takes a vacation, and neither should security. In response to a growing number of threats, we will see an increase in technologies providing supply chain security, including startups like Chainguard, founded by Google ex-pats to ensure that build systems are secured before the software is deployed into production.

There has been a ton of fanfare around serverless for the past few years. However, I believe the hype isnt just because of the serverless success stories but for the overarching category of the event-driven architecture of which serverless is a part. Serverless is EDA. An event triggers a serverless function that scales up and then down as needed, for example, when EventBridge consumes events from AWS Kinesis then triggers a Lambda function. Though the adoption of serverless has been good, the adoption of the foundational technologies, like event-streaming technologies Apache Kafka and newcomers like Apache Pulsar, is growing and providing the foundation for even more interesting examples of EDA.

A report by Coleman Parkes sponsored by Solace found that 72% of global organizations take advantage of event-driven architectures. These organizations saw many events resulting from adopting EDA and are seeing the benefits of real-time data and automation.

Event-driven architecture will increase organizations ability to access data faster in real-time and take action on that data through automation and data synchronization.

In the early days of cloud computing, there was a lot of talk about public and private clouds. Today, the word is about cloud without the qualification, with the adoption of Kubernetes growing fast, with production use increasing to 83% in 2020. Not only was Kubernetes adoption growing, but on-premises deployments of Kubernetes were rising at a much faster rate than managed cloud offerings.

And an increase in private cloud usage was also on the rise. So this is why I think the trend is not just in cloud computing but just cloud native.

Twenty years ago, many enterprises were wary of open source software. Today, we see open source as a standard for the cloud infrastructure. Linux, KVM, and Kubernetes provide the foundation for many cloud services. Tooling from HashiCorp, Elastic, Confluent, Kong and numerous other projects is providing the backbone for managing cloud infrastructure. This trend is only growing. I suspect projects coming from the CNCF Sandbox will continue to mature and become part of that production ecosystem along with many others.

According to Red Hats State of Enterprise Open Source report, 79% of enterprises expect to use enterprise open source software for emerging technologies to increase over the next two years. Also, 87% see enterprise open source as more secure than proprietary software.

Today, the tables have turned, and even the most conservative industries take an open source first stance when sourcing their infrastructure software. Here are some open source projects related to cloud computing and DevOps for 2022.

These are just a few examples of high-quality open source applications that can improve productivity and effectiveness for cloud operators, DevOps and cloud native developers.

The forecast for 2022 is cloudy. The companies that have weathered the pandemic best have leveraged cloud technology to increase productivity. Others did so to help modernize their business and survive a more socially distanced world. To that end, Gartner predicts global spending on cloud services to reach over $482 billion in 2022, up from $313 billion in 2020.

Also, since the publication of The DevOps Handbook five years ago, Google Trends has shown an all-time high for DevOps searches in 2021, and that is likely to increase through 2022. Combine that with massive open source growth illustrated in GitHubs Octoverse report, including 16 million new users on GitHub raising the total number to 73 million and 61 million new repositories created. So well likely have a very DevOpsy, open source and cloudy 2022.

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5 Cybersecurity Tactics Focused on Protecting The Cloud – Manufacturing.net

The global cybercrime damage is predicted to hit $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. Even more, as many organizations and companies are embracing cloud computing (a 2016 survey by resume help suggests that 95% of respondents are already using the cloud), we should expect serious cloud security breaches that can bring more damages to organizations.

In this article, were going to discuss top five cloud security tips for protecting data.

Even though installing a powerful antivirus program and adding stringent internal security processes can help to prevent a company from cyber-attacks and security breaches, organizations need to go the extra mile.Businesses and organizations need to focus more on end-to-end security monitoring by implementing the following elements:

Organizations should have automated systems that can detect and solve incidents automatically. Organizations also need to fully integrate the root-cause analysis with the security monitoring system. This will help to speed up the analysis and response to incidents.Note that automated incident detection and response should go hand in hand with focusing on end-to-end security monitoring.Remember to enhance visibility and efficiency to accelerate incidence response.

Consolidation of all your cloud detection and prevention tools is another powerful cyber security tactic to protect the cloud.Remember that cloud security is not only tricky and more challenging than on-premises security, but is also more complex. With cloud security, you have a ton of perimeters that include your cloud computing services, employees, data storage, and other applications operating in the cloud.

Even though different cloud providers have their own security services, there are more than enough third-party vendors providing cloud security solutions to support cloud-vendor solutions.Having more solutions could make the whole cloud security infrastructure more complex. As a rule, organizations should have adopted cloud security solutions that come with a broad range of features, as opposed to having multiple solutions with narrower capabilities.

When it comes to protecting the cloud, visibility is everything. After all, how possible is it to secure the unseen?Having too many resources running on multiple public and private clouds can hinder visibility.Have a cloud security solution that enables broad visibility to all your environments, and take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning to respond and act to incidences at the right time.

The last thing you want to see is a disaster happening when you even dont know what kind of data is secured in the cloud. Organizations need to keep accurate records of every single asset they have in the cloud, and the vulnerability those assets have.

Additional cybersecurity tactics:

In todays post-pandemic world where everyone is moving to the cloud, you need to have measures that ensure your organizations data is secure.The reality is that there are many cybersecurity tactics that can help to protect the cloud. In fact, what weve talked about here could be just the basic tactics for most organizations. The last mistake organizations can make is to wait for a disaster to hit to take action. Take action now. Use these cybersecurity tactics to safeguard the cloud and minimize the cost of cybercrime damage.

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