The revelation from MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor that the company saw a 52% surge in revenue compared to the same quarter last year will likely strengthen the argument that organizations should hold Bitcoin on their balance sheet as a way to combat inflation as well as attract new investors.
Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) are also gaining traction as the Bank of England revealed that it is moving ahead with plans to launch a digital pound and the central bank of France made headlines on April 29 after settled a $100 million Euro bond using a CBDC that was hosted on the Ethereum (ETH) network.
Altcoins show significant strength
While much of the mainstream news and focus from analysts revolves around Bitcoin and Ethereum, a handful of altcoins caught the attention of traders on Friday as their prices saw double-digit gains
One of the strongest performers of the day was IoTeX which surged 75% to a new all-time high at $0.085. The blockchain project is focused on solving the issues of scalability, privacy and high operating costs which are limiting the mass adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for IOTX on April 27, prior to the recent price rise.
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