Does Anyone Know What Caused the Crypto Crash?
Crypto is crashing again and ++no one seems to know why++, although Protocol says it’s ++bad bets on “safe” tokens++. Bitcoin’s at a ++three-week low++. Experts are saying there could be another big crash coming, and it ++could get nasty++. You know, like Janet Jackson nasty. I say bring it on.
If you haven’t figured this out yet, Ethereum Merge is about to put crypto miners ++out to pasture++. The Merge will also make a big impact on ++Ethereum mempools++. Miners and mining pools are going to have to ++make a choice++. Life is all about choices, even in crypto.
Tether reserves ++fell $16 billion++ in Q2, due to redemptions. Meanwhile, the stablecoin slashed commercial paper holdings by ++58 percent++. Don’t be skeptical, or cynical. The reduction in commercial paper was confirmed by an auditor. And, for the record, these reductions could mean a more competitive USDT. It could mean USDC’s climb to overtake the leading stablecoin could get steeper, but, ultimately, I believe USDC is going to win.
Ripple heads to Brazil, ++teams up with Travelex++ on remittances.
Celsius says it “likely” ++has enough cash++ to get through the end of the year. The crypto lender spent ++$40 million on crypto mining++ in the first two weeks of bankruptcy.
Shopify CEO ++buys Coinbase stock++. What’s the ++most alarming number++ from the exchange’s latest earnings report?
DeFi total value locked loses ++$5.7 billion in five days++.
Hodlonaut slices ++80 percent of staff++.
Netgear and SuperRare ++partner on NFT project++. Competition is heating up in the Bored Apes market as Rarible jumps in with a planned ++ApeCoin NFT marketplace++. When Magic Eden announced a marketplace for Bored Ape NFTs, I thought it was a move instigated by Solana’s top-ranking NFT platform. Maybe I was wrong. Could it be BAYC making the moves? Nearly $55 million worth of ++Bored Apes and CryptoPunks++ risk liquidation.
++Illicit crypto activity has declined++ 15 percent year-over-year along with the rest of the market. Not a huge surprise. Less market activity means fewer people involved. Criminals make up a certain percentage of the market in any market. However, there is one category where illicit activity is rising.
Blockify ++raises $2.2 million++.
SBI Holdings is ++shutting down bitcoin mining++ operations in Serbia.
Can crypto mixers and privacy coins ++resist censorship++?
Mark Zuckerberg says the ++metaverse won’t be as bad++ as his selfie. Slate says there’s a reason the ++metaverse looks stupid++. MTV has added a Metaverse category to its MTV ++music video awards++. Hiring slows at Google and Facebook, so ++metaverse jobs disappear++. Just because I know you want to know: Here’s ++what artificial intelligence thinks++ humans look like in the metaverse.
One crypto trader takes aim at the IRS with a ++lawsuit over John Doe summons++. I predict he’ll lose.
The Securities and Exchange Commission ++sets sight on Dragonchain++.
Why Web3 is a ++huge opportunity for brands++. Is Web3 being ++used by extremists++? If you own a business, you’ll have to read the first article. You’ll want to be out front of Web3. When it hits mainstream internet users, it will wash over them like a tsunami. Business owners will prefer a slow and steady integration and the best time to start is now.
Is crypto ++mass adoption imminent++?
How Loot managed to ++survive the crypto crash++.
GameFi is a relatively new market segment in crypto. Where are the most gamers congregating? It appears to be on the ++WAX and Hive blockchains++. Here’s ++an analysis++ by Hiver user @uyobong.
++5 Discord bots++ every DAO should know about.
The Law Commission of England and Wales proposes bill to ++define crypto ownership++. In every country, the definitions of crypto ownership belongs in the wheelhouse of legislators, not regulators.
Snark and commentary in italics.
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