Coming each Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will assist you to observe each single vital information story that occurred this week. The finest (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, main cash, predictions and way more — every 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 tip of his eight-year-long XRP dumpathon. The former Ripple exec has been regularly 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 all the way down to the $20,000 area and doubtlessly decrease, it might additionally give extra individuals an opportunity to turn out to be entire coiners.



Ethereum fork successful as Sepolia testnet gears as much as trial the Merge

On Thursday morning, the Gray Glacier exhausting fork designed to delay the problem bomb efficiently went stay on Ethereum. The exhausting fork will delay the problem bomb by roughly 100 days as builders work to get the ultimate phases of the Merge accomplished. Over the subsequent few days, the Sepolia testnet can be set to run via 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 received’t be over till there’s a stronger deal with purposes that present utility. Speaking on the Bankless podcast, he famous, “It lasts until there’s a catalyst and that catalyst is going to be an application, or we get so low people go ‘fuck it, I’ll buy some.’”


BlockFi broadcasts cope with FTX US, together with ‘option to acquire’ for $240M

Amid rumors that FTX US was planning to accumulate beleaguered crypto lender BlockFi for as little as $25 million, BlockFi CEO Zac Prince revealed Friday that the precise deal was extra pricey. According to Prince, BlockFi signed agreements with the derivatives change for a $400-million revolving credit score facility. As a part of the deal, FTX US can have the power 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 yr, which was roughly $5 billion.






Winners and Losers


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

Among the most important 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 prime 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 certain to learn Cointelegraph’s market evaluation.





Most Memorable Quotations


“Anonymous is looking into Do Kwon’s entire history since he entered the crypto space to see what we can learn and bring to light.”

Anonymous, hacktivist group


“In the midst of this, Bitcoin and Ethereum have both traded below their previous cycle ATHs which is a first in history.”

Glassnode, Blockchain evaluation agency


“A very solid use case for crypto is becoming apparent in the gaming industry, where people invest time that you can earn from it, and that’s all arranged by the blockchain.”

Maurice Mureau, CEO of Hodl


“There has been a real spike in the interest from traditional hedge funds who are taking a look at Tether and looking to short it.”

Leon Marshall, head of institutional gross sales at Genesis


“The metaverse is a market opportunity, a way to re-engage talent, and a path to connect people across the globe through a new collaborative experience.”

Laura Newinski, deputy chair and chief working officer at KPMG


“We’ve been so focused on tokens and money and Web3. I think it’s time to refocus on the underlying infrastructure layers that make all of that possible.”

Meltem Demirors, chief technique officer at CoinShares


Prediction of the Week 


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

The worth of OG memecoin DOGE seems to have been working via a bump-and-run-reversal (BARR) backside since May 11, a technical sample that factors to prolonged development 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 part and may very well 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 printed on Thursday by blockchain evaluation agency Elliptic, the best way through which Harmony’s Horizon bridge was hacked and the stolen belongings laundered bears a placing 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 concerning 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 might have been some alleged smudging of the strains within the identify of supposed compliance.


OpenSea knowledge breach causes huge leak of customers’ e-mail addresses

NFT market big OpenSea issued a warning to customers on Thursday {that a} checklist of consumers’ emails had been leaked to an out of doors occasion. The leak occurred through an worker of, 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, without all the weird 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 house, the query of the second is: What will drive the subsequent crypto bull run?

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

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





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