Those of us anxiously awaiting a summer season reduction rally for Bitcoin (BTC) could have to attend a short time longer. The bear market continues to be cleaning us of our extra — and revealing probably the most poisonous gamers in our trade. I’ve talked to you about Terra, Celsius, Three Arrows Capital, BlockFi — what about Voyager Digital? The crypto broker filed for Chapter 11 chapter this week, placing tons of of 1000’s of collectors on excessive alert. 

This week’s Crypto Biz e-newsletter dissects Voyager’s chapter proceedings and gives some doubtlessly excellent news concerning Celsius. We additionally have a look at the most recent high-profile miner to force-sell their Bitcoin and chronicle new capital raises for considered one of China’s most distinguished enterprise corporations.

Celsius pays down 143M in DAI loans since July 1

Celsius seems to be inching nearer to repaying its excellent debt to Maker protocol after the crypto lender posted $142.8 million price of Dai (DAI) stablecoins over a four-day interval. Celsius paid again one other $34.4 million in DAI on July 5, successfully boosting its collateralization ratio and considerably decreasing its liquidation value to beneath $3,000 price of Bitcoin (BTC). In different phrases, Bitcoin’s value would now have to fall beneath $3,000 for Celsius to default on its mortgage. Although some observers took the information as cautious optimism that Celsius is headed in the correct course, the agency hasn’t issued any new updates in weeks and person withdrawals are nonetheless frozen as of June 13.

Voyager Digital information for Chapter 11 chapter, proposes restoration plan

Another one bites the mud: Crypto broker Voyager Digital filed for Chapter 11 chapter within the Southern District Court of New York mere days after the agency halted all buying and selling exercise. Voyager’s chapter submitting acknowledged that the agency owed greater than 100,000 collectors anyplace from $1 billion and $10 billion in belongings. If you’re a Voyager account holder, there could also be a silver lining: The firm is submitting for chapter as a part of a “reorganization” plan that ought to finally pave the best way for purchasers to reaccess their accounts. Crypto market contagion is an actual factor — and it might not be over simply but.

As a part of this course of, the proposed Plan of Reorganization would resume account entry and return worth to clients. Under this Plan, which is topic to alter given ongoing discussions with different events, and requires Court approval:

— Stephen Ehrlich (@Ehrls15) July 6, 2022

Core Scientific bought $167M price of Bitcoin holdings in June

Miner capitulation is upon us. Earlier this week, United States crypto mining operation Core Scientific revealed that it was pressured to promote greater than 7,000 BTC in June to pay for ongoing enterprise bills. The digital gold was offloaded at a mean value of $23,000, some 67% decrease than Bitcoin’s all-time excessive from final November. The excellent news is miner promoting is commonly seen as a dependable indicator of the underside. But, fewer buyers are ready to name the underside because the Federal Reserve plots a number of extra aggressive rate of interest hikes this yr.

-1,106 #Bitcoin self-mined,
-10.3 EH/s self-mined
-+180,000 ASIC servers in operation
-7.6 EH/s co-location (internet hosting)
-Daily self-mining elevated by 14% from June 1 (34.8) to June 30 (39.8)

— Core Scientific (@Core_Scientific) July 5, 2022

Crypto investor Sequoia Capital China reportedly raises $9 billion

In the depths of crypto winter, at the very least one enterprise capital agency continues to develop its battle chest. Sequoia Capital China, the Chinese affiliate of crypto-focused enterprise agency Sequoia Capital, is reportedly elevating $9 billion for 4 startup funds. Although particulars stay sparse, it was reported that fifty% of the increase was oversubscribed. It stays to be seen how the funds will likely be deployed, however on condition that Sequoia China has already backed blockchain performs similar to Babel Finance and DeBank, we are able to anticipate blockchain and crypto startups to be properly represented.

Don’t miss it! What’s the present state of the crypto market?

Is the bear market affecting your psyche? How for much longer till we hit backside, or have we already? In this week’s Market Report, I sat down with fellow analysts Jordan Finneseth, Yashu Gola and Benton Yaun to debate the present state of the crypto market and why July goes to be a pivotal month for threat belongings. You can watch the complete replay beneath.

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