Hodler’s Digest, May 29-June 4

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week     Fed money printer goes into reverse: What does it mean for crypto? Over the last two years or so, the United States Federal Reserve has flooded the financial system with excess liquidity — benefiting stocks, crypto and other markets as well. Now, the…

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Is Solana a ‘buy’ with SOL price at 10-month lows and down 85% from its peak?

Solana’s (SOL) price dropped on June 3, bringing its net paper losses down to 85% seven months after topping out above $260. SOL price fell by more than 6.5% intraday to $35.68, after failing to rebound with conviction from 10-month lows.  Now sitting on a historically significant support level, the SOL/USD pair could see an upside retracement in June, eyeing the $40-$45 area next, up around 25% from today’s price. SOL/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView 60% SOL price decline ahead? However, a rebound scenario is far from guaranteed and…

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Bitcoin long-term hodlers begin ‘distribution’ which preceded BTC price bottoms

Bitcoin (BTC) stayed wedged in a tight range on June 4 as traders’ demands for a new macro low persisted. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Long-term holders begin ‘distribution’ Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD stuck between $29,000 and $30,000 into the weekend. The pair had managed a revival to near $31,000 the previous day, but the last Wall Street trading session of the week put pay to bulls’ efforts. As “out-of-hours” markets offered thin volumes but little volatility, eyes were on the potential direction of…

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Is education the key to curbing the rise of scammy, high APY projects?

Most people who have dealt with cryptocurrencies in any capacity over the last couple of years are well aware that there are many projects out there offering eye-popping annual percentage yields (APY) these days.  In fact, many decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols that have been built using the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus protocol offer ridiculous returns to their investors in return for them staking their native tokens. However, like most deals that sound too good to be true, many of these offerings are out-and-out cash grab schemes — at least that’s what…

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South Korea ramps up crypto investigations and regulations

On Friday, June 3, South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) began an investigation into payment gateway services that work with digital assets. The FSS is South Korea’s financial regulator that operates under the Financial Services Commission (FSC), both of which are government institutions. As reported by local news outlet Money Today Co., the FSS had recently demanded reports from 157 payment gateways about any service related to crypto, their plans for the future, and disclosure of digital assets. But an FSS report stated that only 6 held any digital assets.…

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India’s RBI deputy governor to IMF

In discussion with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), T Rabi Sankar, the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), reflected an anti-crypto stance as he spoke about India’s potential to disrupt the crypto and blockchain ecosystem.  Rabi Sankar started the conversation by highlighting the success of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), India’s in-house fiat-based peer-to-peer payments system — which has seen an average adoption and transaction growth of 160% per anum over the last five years. “One of the reasons it is so successful is because it’s simple,”…

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Web3 is crucial for data sovereignty in the metaverse

Wandering around the metaverse is like being in a computer game, but soon, it will look exactly like real life. Unlike some dystopian visions of the metaverse, I don’t think we will give up on reality and stop participating in the physical world. On the other hand, advancements in artificial intelligence content generation will likely lead to a photo-realistic metaverse featuring exact replicas of ourselves and propel us toward a hyper-reality that combines our real-world and digital lives. Everything we do today on the internet will happen in the metaverse,…

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Smart contracts can redesign legal agreements, but businesses beware

When was the last time you got a late payment? Chased an invoice? Waited for your monthly paycheck only to realize it’s late yet again? You might relate to these headaches as an investor, employee or client. But the tension that affects each of these unique parties is often caused by one unwavering contributor: an underlying traditional contract. Contracts affect every organization’s workforce, and 26% of employees are involved in managing these agreements at some point, according to the World Commerce and Contracting Association. With such a vast effect on…

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