Apecoin Lost Around $2.5 Billion in Its Market Cap in May as Fear About Fading Investor Appetite Emerges

ApeCoin, one of the fastest rising coins in the crypto space, was one of the cryptocurrencies that was heavily impacted by the crypto disaster that rocked the market in May. Although the coin’s price showed robust performance in these turbulent market conditions, its market cap was affected. The coin now trades at $4.25 with a 4.1% increase in the last seven days, selling below its new swing high of $4.35. Data from Coingecko on Thursday showed that ApeCoin is among the top 50 crypto assets by market capitalization as the…

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BTC price crashes to $20.8K as ‘deadly’ candles liquidate $1.2 billion

Bitcoin (BTC) came within $1,000 of its previous cycle all-time highs on June 14 as liquidations mounted across crypto markets.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin price hits 18-month lows Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD hitting $20,816, on Bitstamp, its lowest since the week of December 14, 2020. A sell-off that began before the weekend intensified after the June 13 Wall Street opening bell, with Bitcoin and altcoins falling in step with United States equities. The S&P 500 finished the day down 3.9%, while the…

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Solana Falls by 12% After Network Outage, Bitcoin Falls as Feds Reduce Balance Sheet, Ethereum Tops NFT Sales With $27 Billion Sales.

Solana’s decline after announcing its network outage Solana, after being plunged with network issues, nosedived by 12%. The network, which was once hailed as one of the fastest blockchains and a challenger to Ethereum, was down on June 1 due to network challenges. This is the second time in the month’s space that this will happen to the blockchain network. The chain was forced offline for about four and a half hours due to a cold wallet transaction bug called “Durable Nonce Transactions.” Since the outage was announced, SOL which traded as…

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A crypto project built on the ruins of $40 billion in investors’ money

Terra remained the focus of the majority of headlines throughout May for its spiral collapse leading to a loss of over $40 billion in investors’ money. Despite some early resistance from the community and heavy backlash from the likes of Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, Terra co-founder Do Kwon managed to relaunch the collapsed network with a new chain called Terra 2.0 (Phoenix-1). The amended proposal for the relaunch of the network by increasing the genesis liquidity, which introduces a new liquidity profile for pre-attack Luna Classic (LUNC) holders and…

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JPMorgan sees higher BTC price potential, a16z unveils $4.5 billion crypto fund, and PayPal hints at more crypto and blockchain involvement: Hodler’s Digest, May 22-28

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 Andreessen Horowitz closes $4.5 billion crypto fund amid market turmoil Venture capital player Andreessen Horowitz, or a16z, has unveiled a new $4.5 billion cryptocurrency fund. The a16z fund is the fourth of its kind and more than double the amount of its third crypto investment…

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Andreessen Horowitz closes $4.5 billion crypto fund amid market turmoil

Even though crypto markets appear to be on a long, arduous path ahead based on recent weeks of token turmoil, venture investors looking to get their hands on a Web3 future aren’t slowing down. On Wednesday, venture capital giant, A16Z, announced closing its fourth cryptocurrency fund at $4.5 billion. This brings the total money invested by Andreessen Horowitz in digital currency and blockchain business to more than $7.6 billion. The new investment vehicle will focus on early-stage ideas as well as projects that are more mature and have already shown…

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Chainalysis announces $170M funding round, platform now valued at $8.6 billion

Chainalysis, a blockchain analytics provider, has announced its $170 million Series F funding round. The fresh funding succeeded its $100 million raise back in June 2021 and more than doubly exceeded its valuation of $4.2 billion at the same time. The raise was led by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC and further participated in by investors Accel — who previously led Chainalysis’ $30 million Series B round in 2019, as well as Blackstone, Dragoneer and FundersClub. Bank of New York Mellon and Emergence Capital also participated in the round as first…

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LFG to deploy $1.5 billion to bolster UST peg and build BTC reserves

Amid the sharp pullback across Bitcoin (BTC) and the wider crypto market this week, the Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) is set to deploy $1.5 billion worth of capital to “help protect” Terra USD’s peg to the U.S. dollar. The Singapore-based nonprofit LFG is part of the Terra (LUNA) ecosystem and is tasked with collateralizing the network’s algorithmic stablecoin UST to keep its USD peg intact, while also managing the network’s reserves. While details are sparse at this stage, the LFG outlined on Twitter earlier today that it will first loan…

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More than $1.6 billion exploited from DeFi so far in 2022

The decentralized finance (DeFi) space has been rife with hacks, exploits, and scams so far this year with over $1.6 billion in crypto stolen from users, surpassing the total amount stolen in 2020 and 2021 combined. Analysis from blockchain security firm CertiK revealed the statistics on May 2 showing the month of March having the most value stolen at $719.2 million, over $200 million more than what was stolen in all of 2020. The March figure is largely due to the Ronin Bridge exploit where attackers made off with over…

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The NFT sector is projected to move around $800 billion over next 2 years: Report

Although NFTs have been a part of the cryptocurrency market since 2014, interest and adoption ha risen rapidly over the last two years. At their height in August 2021, the total trading volume of NFTs rose to over $5 billion, kickstarting what briefly came be to known as “NFT Summer”. According to a report by Coingecko, the NFT market is now expected to move more than $800 billion in the coming two years. The report, which mostly utilized investors from Asia and the Pacific, highlighted that of 871 respondents, around 72%…

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