Hodler’s Digest, June 26-July 2

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     After 8 years dumping billions of XRP, Jed McCaleb’s stack runs out in weeks Ripple Labs co-founder and former chief technology officer Jed McCaleb is nearing the end of his eight-year-long XRP dumpathon. The former Ripple exec has been gradually shedding his stash…

Read More

Bitcoin indicator that nailed all bottoms predicts $15.6K BTC price floor

Bitcoin (BTC) needs to go lower before putting in a macro bottom, one of the market’s most accurate indicators shows. Data from sources including on-chain analytics firm Glassnode shows Bitcoin’s MVRV-Z Score is almost — but not quite — signaling a price reversal. MVRV-Z Score inches towards macro bottom Amid ongoing debate whether if, or when, BTC/USD will go beyond its current macro lows of $17,600, new figures suggest that the market easily has further to fall. As noted by Filbfilb, co-founder of trading suite Decentrader, the MVRV-Z score is…

Read More

Living longer lives in the world of Web3

Expected to reach a market size of $128 billion by 2028, the longevity sector is no longer something that those outside the medical world can ignore. In the next few years, life-extending technologies and treatments for aging-related diseases will reach human trials. There is an exciting wave of development happening in research labs and technology centers across the globe, with more and more early adopters embarking on their longevity journeys. As I’ve remarked in my earlier article, the crypto community would do well to learn more and engage in the…

Read More

How to earn crypto passive income with forks and airdrops?

When cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) go through bear phases like the one we currently find ourselves in, the idea of earning passive income from one’s holdings becomes all the more attractive for long-term investors.  Related: Decentralized finance: A beginner’s guide to earning passive income with DeFi Different methods such as staking, lending, cloud mining, and yield farming have become popular in the past few years and involve rewarding investors with money or tokens for the crypto tokens invested in the mechanism. However, with hard forks or airdrops, users who are…

Read More

KuCoin CEO slams insolvency rumors citing “no plan to halt withdrawal”

Crypto exchange KuCoin found itself at the center of discussion when a sub-community of Crypto Twitter started warning investors about an incoming ban on funds withdrawal. KuCoin CEO, Johnny Lyu, was however quick to dismiss the unvetted rumors before they picked up steam. Prominent crypto figures on Twitter, including trader @KongBTC and blockchain investigator @otteroooo, requested their followers to withdraw all of their funds from the KuCoin while claiming that the exchange may soon stop all users from withdrawing funds. WITHDRAW FROM KUCOIN RIGHT NOW Not a drill no time…

Read More

Tech trees to fund ambitious science and tech

Have you ever played the game series Civilization, created by designer Sid Meier? Through the years, much has changed, but one of the unchanging hallmarks of the series has been the technology tree. Why has it been such a stable component of this game? Because it allows you, on one look, to get a bird’s-eye view of the technological capabilities necessary to make progress on your audacious civilizational goals.  Compare this with our real civilization. If we wanted to, we could probably map the many technological capability paths that got…

Read More

Bitcoin will see ‘long bear market’ says trader with BTC price stuck at $19K

Bitcoin (BTC) failed to reclaim recent losses into July 2 as traders prepared for stagnant price action to continue. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView “Downtrend acceleration” still in force Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked a limp BTC/USD as it chopped around the $19,000 mark into the weekend. The Wall Street trading week had finished without surprises, with United States equities practically stagnant — providing little impetus for crypto volatility. The U.S. dollar index, or DXY, fresh from a retest of twenty-year highs, ran out of…

Read More

NFT hype evidently dead as daily sales in June 2022 dip to one-year lows

Nonfungible tokens (NFT) took center stage in the year 2021 as artists, influencers, A-list celebrities and the sports industry finally came across a fan engagement tool that empowered the general public to cash in on their success. However, the hype around NFT did not manage to stand its ground as sales plummeted to one-year lows amid the ruthless bear market of 2022. The NFT boom, which started in early 2021, upheld its glory until May 2022 — supported by a healthy and bullish crypto ecosystem and positive investor sentiment. However,…

Read More