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6 Exciting Altcoin News To Follow This Week

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The crypto market fell more than 10% last week, but entered this week with a positive momentum. According to CoinGecko, the total value of the crypto market has increased by 8.1% in 24 hours, and is over $2 trillion.

Bitcoin leads the market with a positive start, rising above $50,000 again. According to CoinGecko Bitcoin dominance has slightly increased to 51.49%.

The six altcoin with exciting news this week are: Cardano, Solana, Elrond Network, Chiliz, Qtum and My Neighbor Alice plus other major altcoin updates in Top 100.

Cardano (ADA)

News This week: Cardano Africa special on 29 April 2021, 16:30 UTC.

Why To Follow: Cardano will organize a Africa Special program on April 29th. Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson said that on Africa Special they will celebrate the great work they have done so far, and will continue to do. You can attend the Special Africa program, which IOHK Foundation announced to be a very special event, by registering on

Solana (SOL)

News This Week: “Solana Season” coming on April 28th.

Why To Follow: Solana team announced Solana Seasons on April 22, without giving any kind of details that what Solana Season will be. That created a lot of interest about Solana Seasons as crypto community is anxiously waiting to know details about Solana Season.

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Elrond (EGLD)

News This Week: Automated market maker (AMM) called Maiar Exchange, built on Elrond infrastructure, will go live on 30 April.

Why To Follow: Maiar Exchange token called MEX will be given to EGLD holders. EGLD holders were able to stake EGDL coin since April 19 to receive MEX tokens. Distributions of MEX coin is expected to begin in the first half of May.

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Elrond (EGLD)

  • 28 Apr 2021
  • Mainnet Upgrade
  • “Tokens have been deployed, Activation April 28 ~14:30 UTC Elrond Standard Digital Token model activates token minting.”


Chiliz (CHZ)

News This Week: will Introduce the latest football teams to be officially Tokenized this April.

Why To Follow: Chiliz holders will be able to purchase the fan token for Göztepe on April 27, and Universidad de Chile’s token On April 28.

Chiliz (CHZ)

  • 30 Apr 2021 (or earlier)
  • “Strategic Partnerships, New teams/sports, Gamification Launch, New countries, Fan Token Offerings (FTOs), NFT strategy deployed, during April”
  • “Strategic partnerships during April”.


Qtum (QTUM)

News This Week: Hard Fork Launch

Why to follow: There is currently an average of 128 seconds of gap between blocks in Qtum. This number will be reduced to 32 seconds after the hard fork. In addition, the algorithm used for difficulty adjustment and block rewards will be updated.

Qtum (QTUM)

  • 30 Apr 2021
  • New Version Fork
  • “New version massive upgrade to Qtum node, 32 second blocks better for DeFi and small stakers, EVM update, much more, hard fork April 30th.”


My Neighbor Alice (ALICE)

News This Week: The very first My Neighbor Alice land sale.

Why to follow: The first plots to go on sale will be on the beautiful island of Nature’s Rest on April 27th. You need to stake your ALICE tokens to be one of the lucky few to be the first land owners on Nature’s Rest as their is very high community interest in My Neighbor Alice land sale. The plots in My Neighbor Alice function as NFTs so it is possible to buy and sell them both in the game and on NFT exchanges.

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Other Altcoin Updates (Top 100)

Fei Protocol (FEI)

  • 26 Apr 2021
  • On-chain Voting Proposal
  • “The DAO proposal for on-chain voting will be submitted at 12 PT on Monday, April 26”



  • 28 Apr 2021
  • Network Update
  • “The network upgrade itself will officially happen on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021.”


Helium (HNT)

  • 29 Apr 2021
  • Datacake Integration
  • “The Uplink: Announcing the Datacake Integration on Helium Console, See the Helium Console integration live in action”


Flow (FLOW)

  • 29 Apr 2021
  • Versus Auction
  • “We’re excited to welcome Flow Versus to our ecosystem”


Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR)

  • 29 Apr 2021
  • V0.13.1 Release
  • “Scheduled (Apr 29, 2021, 18:00 UTC): Hedera will be upgrading the Testnet to v0.13.1 to enable Schedule Transactions.”




The Graph (GRT)

  • 30 Apr 2021 (or earlier)
  • Subgraphs Migration
  • “The 1st subgraphs will begin migrating to mainnet next month!”



  • 30 Apr 2021 (or earlier)
  • ICON 2.0 Alphanet
  • “Although the timeline and details could be subject to change, we are trying to push it out to launch the alphanet in mid-April.”



Avalanche (AVAX)

  • 30 Apr 2021 (or earlier)
  • OIN Finance Integration
  • “OIN Finance, a stablecoin and staking derivatives issuance platform, is integrating its OINDAO platform with Avalanche.”


Dash (DASH)

  • 30 Apr 2021 (or earlier)
  • Platform Release
  • “Observers can expect the next platform release to occur roughly 6 weeks from now around mid to late April.”



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Ammara Mubin is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Ammara authored more than 1,000 stories for TheCryptoBasic, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. She is particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.


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