Hodler’s Digest, June 26-July 2


Coming each Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will enable you monitor each single necessary information story that occurred this week. The greatest (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, main cash, predictions and rather more — per week on Cointelegraph in a single hyperlink.

Top Stories This Week



After 8 years dumping billions of XRP, Jed McCaleb’s stack runs out in weeks

Ripple Labs co-founder and former chief know-how officer Jed McCaleb is nearing the top of his eight-year-long XRP dumpathon. The former Ripple exec has been steadily shedding his stash of 9 billion XRP since his departure in 2014. As of June 30, McCaleb solely had 81.53 million XRP value $26.55 million remaining, a lot to the delight of die-hard Ripple supporters.


80,000 Bitcoin millionaires worn out within the nice crypto crash of 2022

The variety of wallets holding over $1 million value of Bitcoin has decreased by roughly 80,000, from 108,886 on Nov. 12 to a mere 26,284 as of June 30. That represents a 75% plunge inside 9 months. However, with the value of BTC crashing right down to the $20,000 area and doubtlessly decrease, it might additionally give extra folks an opportunity to change into entire coiners.



Ethereum fork a hit as Sepolia testnet gears as much as trial the Merge

On Thursday morning, the Gray Glacier exhausting fork designed to delay the issue bomb efficiently went reside on Ethereum. The exhausting fork will delay the issue bomb by roughly 100 days as builders work to get the ultimate levels of the Merge accomplished. Over the subsequent few days, the Sepolia testnet can be set to run by means of its Merge trial, making it the second of three public testnets to take action.


Bear market will final till crypto apps are literally helpful: Mark Cuban

Billionaire investor and Dallas Mavericks proprietor Mark Cuban thinks the present bear market gained’t be over till there’s a stronger give attention to functions that present utility. Speaking on the Bankless podcast, he famous, “It lasts till there’s a catalyst and that catalyst goes to be an utility, or we get so low folks go ‘fuck it, I’ll purchase some.’”


BlockFi declares cope with FTX US, together with ‘possibility to amass’ for $240M

Amid rumors that FTX US was planning to amass beleaguered crypto lender BlockFi for as little as $25 million, BlockFi CEO Zac Prince revealed Friday that the precise deal was extra expensive. According to Prince, BlockFi signed agreements with the derivatives alternate for a $400-million revolving credit score facility. As a part of the deal, FTX US can have the flexibility to buy BlockFi outright for as much as $240 million. Still, that’s a drop within the bucket in contrast with BlockFi’s valuation this time final 12 months, which was roughly $5 billion.






Winners and Losers


At the top of the week, Bitcoin (BTC) is at $19,433.55, Ether (ETH) at $1,058.95 and XRP at $0.31. The complete market cap is at $867.7 billion, in accordance to CoinMarketCap.

Among the largest 100 cryptocurrencies, the highest three altcoin gainers of the week are TerraClassicUSD (USTC) at 164.07%, Amp (AMP) at 7.52% and Compound (COMP) at 6.15%. 

The high three altcoin losers of the week are Storj (STORJ) at 30.28%, Polygon (MATIC) at 21.52% and Zcash (ZEC) at 21.67%.

For extra data on crypto costs, be sure to learn Cointelegraph’s market evaluation.





Most Memorable Quotations


“Anonymous is trying into Do Kwon’s complete historical past since he entered the crypto area to see what we are able to study and convey to gentle.”

Anonymous, hacktivist group


“In the midst of this, Bitcoin and Ethereum have each traded beneath their earlier cycle ATHs which is a primary in historical past.”

Glassnode, Blockchain evaluation agency


“A really stable use case for crypto is changing into obvious within the gaming business, the place folks make investments time you can earn from it, and that’s all organized by the blockchain.”

Maurice Mureau, CEO of Hodl


“There has been an actual spike within the curiosity from conventional hedge funds who’re looking at Tether and trying to brief it.”

Leon Marshall, head of institutional gross sales at Genesis


“The metaverse is a market alternative, a option to re-engage expertise, and a path to attach folks throughout the globe by means of a brand new collaborative expertise.”

Laura Newinski, deputy chair and chief working officer at KPMG


“We’ve been so targeted on tokens and cash and Web3. I believe it’s time to refocus on the underlying infrastructure layers that make all of that potential.”

Meltem Demirors, chief technique officer at CoinShares


Prediction of the Week 


Dogecoin worth may rally 20% in July with this bullish reversal sample

The worth of OG memecoin DOGE seems to have been working by means of a bump-and-run-reversal (BARR) backside since May 11, a technical sample that factors to prolonged pattern reversals in a bear market. The sample consists of three phases: lead-in, bump, and run. As it stands, DOGE seems to be within the bump section and could possibly be set for a 20% pump to $0.00941 within the close to future.



FUD of the Week 

Infamous North Korean hacker group recognized as suspect for $100M Harmony assault

Prominent North Korea-based hacking syndicate the Lazarus Group has been recognized as a key suspect behind the latest $100 million Harmony protocol hack. According to a report revealed on Thursday by blockchain evaluation agency Elliptic, the best way wherein Harmony’s Horizon bridge was hacked and the stolen belongings laundered bears a hanging resemblance to earlier Lazarus hacks, such because the $600 million Axie Infinity hack in April.


Singapore reprimands 3AC for offering false info

The doubtlessly bancrupt crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) has been reprimanded by the Monetary Authority of Singapore for offering inaccurate info relating to the variety of belongings it owned. When 3AC was registered in Singapore in 2013, it was permitted to handle funds for as much as 30 traders value as much as $180 million, nevertheless it seems there could have been some alleged smudging of the traces within the title of supposed compliance.


OpenSea information breach causes huge leak of customers’ e mail addresses

NFT market big OpenSea issued a warning to customers on Thursday {that a} listing of consumers’ emails had been leaked to an out of doors celebration. The leak occurred by way of an worker of Customer.io, a platform for managing e mail newsletters and campaigns. The agency warned customers to be looking out for potential phishing assaults. 



Best Cointelegraph Features

Thailand’s Crypto Utopia — ‘90% of a cult, with out all of the bizarre stuff’

The story of how a Bitcoin OG arrange a libertarian crypto group and commune for digital nomads on stunning islands in Thailand thrice — and why he hasn’t but given up on the dream.

Governments, enterprise, gaming: Who will drive the subsequent crypto bull run?

With all of the latest turbulence within the crypto area, the query of the second is: What will drive the subsequent crypto bull run?

Metaverse fractional possession to type equally to property loans: Casper exec

Ralf Kubli stated that good contracts can create fractionalization agreements and divide plots of metaverse land that may be leased out individually.





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