Pudgy Penguins lands in Pixelverse, Ether ETFs, and more: Hodler’s Digest, July 14-20

Pudgy Penguins gets a character in Pixelverse’s mini-game, the influence of ETFs on ETH price, and Craig Wright admits he’s not Satoshi.

Airdrop token prices are crashing — Does Web3 need a new model?

Tokens distributed in airdrops consistently underperform the market. Now, Web3 protocols are exploring new approaches.

WazirX hackers prepped 8 days before attack, swindlers fake fiat for USDT: Asia Express

WazirX hackers were preparing 8 days before the $235M theft The hackers behind the $235 million WazirX crypto exchange breach began preparing onchain at least eight days prior, according to Polygon Labs’s security chief. WazirX, one of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, lost hundreds of millions to a multisig wallet hack on Thursday, July 18, which […]

Bitcoin hashrate drawdown hits bear market levels, but miners aren’t selling

Could miner capitulation signal that selling pressure is easing, or could it be the death spiral that takes Bitcoin out of its decade-long run?

Monad’s $225M funding: Optimistic parallelization and MonadBFT insights

Monad Labs raised $225 million, led by Paradigm, pushing forward the discussion on parallelized EVM chains.

Trauma bonding through crypto rubble puts the Lads on top: Tristan Yver, NFT Creator 

In the depths of the bear market, a new NFT community “brought the energy back into the Solana ecosystem.”

Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh may be crypto’s sleeping giant: Crypto City Guide

While crypto may still operate in a gray space in Saudi Arabia, the country’s talent pool and burgeoning gaming sector hold promise for Web3.

Bitcoin L2s help crypto miners in Asia supplement income with staking

Bitcoin L2s remain crucial to the Asian crypto ecosystem, offering miners new revenue streams after the most recent halving.

Coinbase will not mention ‘crypto’ in five years: Avichal Garg, X Hall of Flame

Electric Capital co-founder Avichal Garg believes that spot Bitcoin ETFs have helped ease the blow from the collapse of crypto exchange FTX.

Crypto-Sec: Evolve Bank suffers data breach, Turbo Toad enthusiast loses $3.6K

This week’s cybersecurity news from around the crypto space covers bug fixes, phishing scams, crypto exchange hacks and more.

Ether ETFs on the move, Messi promotes memecoin, and more: Hodler’s Digest, July 7-13

VanEck and 21Shares submit updated Ether ETF filings, Goldman Sachs to launch tokenization products, and Messi promotes memecoin.

Singapore ‘not ready’ for Bitcoin ETFs, sneaky crypto mining rig importer: Asia Express

Singapore isn’t in a rush to list crypto ETFs, according to SGX CEO this week as Philippines charges two over a $6M XRP hot wallet hack.

How GoMining is revolutionizing Bitcoin mining through NFTs

How can retail investors profit from Bitcoin mining after the halving slashed profit margins?

Supreme Court ruling ‘changes the game’ for US crypto firms

The high court’s decision further bolsters the argument “that Congress, not an agency, should decide if — and how — to regulate Web3.”

Decade after Ethereum ICO: Blockchain forensics end double-spending debate

Magazine and Gray Wolf’s investigation concluded that Bitcoin was not double spent in Ethereum’s 2014 ICO, but illicit actors may have laundered their dirty crypto.

Inside Lugano’s crypto revolution — A documentary

Bitcoin journalist Joe Hall tests Lugano, Switzerland, to see if it truly merits the title of the world’s most crypto-friendly town.

Meet the hackers who can help get your crypto life savings back

Lost crypto password? These are the hackers who have made a living getting yours back.

Earn Bitcoin for eating tickets, Immutable says ‘big studios are showing up’ — Web3 Gamer

Immutable co-founder Robbie Ferguson says the Web3 ecosystem is at a “critical inflection point,” and Notcoin’s price jumps 17% as other gaming tokens tumble.

Roaring Kitty fraud suit dropped, Ethereum Foundation hacked, and more: Hodler’s Digest, June 30 – July 6

Roaring Kitty fraud lawsuit voluntarily dropped, Ethereum Foundation email server hacked, and Circle becomes first MiCA-compliant stablecoin issuer.

Politicians may be using crypto to influence the US elections

In a fraught election year, crypto-user demographics are aligning with those of highly sought “swing voters,” says a TCU researcher.

‘Raider’ investors are looting DAOs — Nouns and Aragon share lessons learned

DAO governance is still a pain and two recent projects have struggled with “raiders” overtaking their organizations.

Bitcoin or bust: Companies add BTC to treasury for long-term potential

Corporations are increasingly adopting Bitcoin as a treasury asset, with companies like MicroStrategy, Tesla and Coinbase leading the charge.

Could a financial crisis end crypto’s bull run?

Blockchain technology doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and the outside world has become a less secure place. Could crypto survive a TradFi collapse?

Bitcoin $500K prediction, spot Ether ETF ‘staking issue’— Thomas Fahrer, X Hall of Flame

Thomas Fahrer says multiple “low-probability” events could push Bitcoin into a “strong bull market.”

Crypto-Sec: Phishing scammer goes after Hedera users, address poisoner gets $70K

This week’s news in cybersecurity from around the crypto space covers bug fixes, phishing scams, crypto exchange hacks and more.

VanEck files for Solana ETF, Ether supply inflates, and more: Hodler’s Digest, June 23-29

VanEck seeks approval for Solana ETF, ETH supply rises 73 days in a row, and Satoshi-era wallet moves Bitcoin.

As Ethereum phishing gets harder, drainers move to TON and Bitcoin

Telegram’s TON is rising as the hottest blockchain of the summer, and cryptocurrency drainers are taking notice.

What is triangular arbitrage in crypto and how to use it?

A triangular arbitrageur spots market irregularities and carries out concurrent trades across three asset pairs while skillfully controlling risk.

El Salvador’s national Bitcoin chief has been orange-pilling Argentina

The head of El Salvador’s new crypto commission started his Bitcoin journey in 2013 and continues it today.

What is a Bitcoin-backed loan, and how to get one?

Bitcoin-backed loans use cryptocurrency holdings as collateral, offering borrowers access to cash while retaining ownership of their Bitcoin.

Pudgy Penguins lands in Pixelverse, Ether ETFs, and more: Hodler’s Digest, July 14-20

Pudgy Penguins gets a character in Pixelverse’s mini-game, the influence of ETFs on ETH price, and Craig Wright admits he’s not Satoshi.

Why is Dogecoin price up today?

Dogecoin is surging on the prospects of interest rate cuts in September and the excitement of a potential pro-crypto stance from Donald Trump.

TON Network TVL surpasses $760M — Is this bullish for TON price?

Investors’ excitement over airdrops and other incentives fueled TON Network’s TVL, but how sustainable is this strategy?

Bitcoin price soars above $66K as crypto market momentum ramps up

Bitcoin’s price surged to a new one-month high near $67,000 as a variety of bullish factors converged to push cryptocurrencies higher.

Bitcoin bulls charge toward $66K as BTC price eyes new 1-month high

Bitcoin wakes up at the Wall Street open with bulls in the driver’s seat for another snatch at the highest BTC price levels since mid-June.

MAGA memecoin hints at another ‘Trump pump’ ahead of Bitcoin 2024 conference

MAGA is painting a classic bullish reversal pattern ahead of Donald Trump’s keynote at the upcoming Bitcoin 2024 conference in Nashville.

Bitcoin 'crazy tight' Bollinger Bands point to $190K BTC price target

Bitcoin volatility cues have only been so skewed in bulls' favor twice in its history, analysis of the weekly BTC price chart concludes.

WazirX hackers prepped 8 days before attack, swindlers fake fiat for USDT: Asia Express

WazirX hackers were preparing 8 days before the $235M theft The hackers behind the $235 million WazirX crypto exchange breach began preparing onchain at least eight days prior, according to Polygon Labs’s security chief. WazirX, one of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, lost hundreds of millions to a multisig wallet hack on Thursday, July 18, which […]

Stock market slump trickles into today’s Bitcoin and altcoin correction

What’s behind the correction in the US stock market and how might it continue to negatively impact cryptocurrencies?

Spot Ethereum ETFs are coming, but ETH derivatives markets are flat

Ether futures show little confidence in the chance of ETH breaking above $4,000 in the near term.

Dogwifhat (WIF) hits new monthly high after 40% price rally

WIF rallies to a monthly high after a 7-day bull run added 40% to the memecoins’ value.

Bitcoin traders expect a ‘push higher’ after several metrics turn bullish

Bitcoin’s price has cooled off from its recent highs, but analysts still anticipate a “push higher” as multiple BTC metrics flash bullish.

Bitcoin RSI points to more BTC price upside as a $65K battle rages

BTC price gains cool as a struggle for the Bitcoin short-term holder realized price unfolds, but analysis demands continuation.

Trauma bonding through crypto rubble puts the Lads on top: Tristan Yver, NFT Creator 

In the depths of the bear market, a new NFT community “brought the energy back into the Solana ecosystem.”

Bitcoin ETFs have 4-8X more BTC price influence than miners — Research

Bitcoin miners' "market influence" pales in comparison to the ETFs and exchanges when it comes to BTC price pressure, says Glassnode.

Shiba Inu price drops 10% — SHIB sell-off risk soars amid WazirX $235M hack

SHIB is the biggest crypto by the US dollar value drained from WazirX’s wallet in the hacking incident that includes Pepe, Ether, and other cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin price hits bull market trendline that last sparked 30% gains

Bitcoin practically reclaims the short-term holder realized price, bringing with it both their breakeven point and the odds of significant BTC price upside.

Spot Bitcoin ETF inflows surge, but BTC struggles to rally above $65K

Arbitrage trading of the spot BTC ETFs and a drop in demand for inflation hedges could be limiting Bitcoin’s price upside.

Analysts forecast $200K+ Bitcoin price after BTC’s bullish momentum returns

Bitcoin’s decisive move above $65,000 and miners' return to deep profitability could lead to BTC hitting $220,000.

Is Bitcoin price going to crash again?

Bitcoin’s bullish momentum could be reaching an exhaustion point, raising the chance of a sharp correction.

Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh may be crypto’s sleeping giant: Crypto City Guide

While crypto may still operate in a gray space in Saudi Arabia, the country’s talent pool and burgeoning gaming sector hold promise for Web3.

Why is XRP price up today?

XRP has outperformed the broader crypto market, boosted by its underbought RSI and whale interest.

BTC price tags $66K — can Bitcoin bulls beat out $100M of asks?

Bitcoin buyers need to ramp up pressure to squeeze the market back toward all-time highs, BTC price analysis concludes.

Bitcoin price rally to $65K fueled by ‘complete exhaustion’ from sellers — Glassnode

Bitcoin price displayed surprising strength after various market participants absorbed over 48,000 BTC that the German government sold.

Bitcoin traders forecast ‘splendid’ bullish price action now that BTC is above $65K

Multiple Bitcoin price metrics point to an incredibly bullish “post-halving growth trajectory.”

Solana traders chase $180 target after SOL gains 13% in 2-days

A surge in Solana network activity, memecoin prices and optimistic derivatives markets could be a sign that SOL is aiming for $180.

Bitcoin back above $65K as traders shake off Mt. Gox BTC transfers

Traders ignored the news that Mt. Gox transferred billions of dollars in BTC and instead focused on pushing Bitcoin price above $65,000.

Bitcoin eyes Mt. Gox recovery amid warning over BTC price dip to $58K

BTC’s price attempts to stabilize as traders warn of a possible return below Bitcoin buy support at $60,000.

Coinbase will not mention ‘crypto’ in five years: Avichal Garg, X Hall of Flame

Electric Capital co-founder Avichal Garg believes that spot Bitcoin ETFs have helped ease the blow from the collapse of crypto exchange FTX.

Bitcoin price sheds 3.3% as $6B leaves Mt. Gox cold wallet

Mt. Gox appears to be shifting funds from cold storage in preparation for distribution to creditors, with nearly 100,000 BTC in outflows on July 16.

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