Blockchain venture capital funding down over 43% in July: Report

Typically a lagging indicator of the sector’s health, the explosion of venture funding in the blockchain sector in 2021 and the first half of 2022 appears to be cooling off after seven consecutive sectors of growth. According to Cointelegraph Research, inflows in the blockchain venture capital market have declined by 43% month-on-month in July 2022. The Web3 sector, including GameFi and the Metaverse, continues to command the lion’s share of investor interest. But, the decline in capital inflows should be viewed in context as the numbers are close to the…

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Hodler’s Digest, July 31-Aug 6

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   Crypto fundraising hits $30.3B in H1, outpacing all of 2021: Report A report from crypto analytics firm Messari on Tuesday showed that the crypto sector has raised $30.3 billion in funding this year, already outpacing the total for all of 2021, which was $30.2…

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Amid miner capitulation, Hut 8 maintained BTC ‘HODL strategy’ in July

Canadian Bitcoin (BTC) miner Hut 8 Mining Corp. added to its massive BTC reserves in July, as the firm maintained its long-term “HODL strategy” in the face of market volatility. The Alberta-based company generated 330 Bitcoin in July at an average production rate of 10.61 BTC per day, bringing its total reserves to 7,736 BTC. Its monthly production rate was equivalent to 113.01 BTC per exahash, the company disclosed Friday. Hut 8, which trades on the Nasdaq and Toronto stock exchanges, is one of the largest public holders of Bitcoin,…

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Core Scientific increased Bitcoin production by 10% in July amid Texas power cuts

Crypto mining firm Core Scientific reported its operations produced 1,221 Bitcoin (BTC) in July even as the company powered down several times in response to demand on the Texas power grid. In a Friday announcement, Core Scientific said its month-over-month Bitcoin production had increased from 1,106 in June to 1,221 in July — roughly 10.4%. The firm reported curtailing operations “due to extreme temperatures at multiple data centers,” but also increased the number of its self-mining servers and hashrate by 6%, to 109,000 and 10.9 exahashes per second (EH/s), respectively. JULY 2022…

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Nifty Newsletter, July 27–Aug 2

In this week’s newsletter, read about how Binance started its nonfungible token (NFT) ticketing service by partnering with a sports club. Check out the NFT exchange-traded fund (ETF) that was released by trading platform KuCoin and how Google AI was able to paint BAYC-inspired NFTs. In other news, learn about how much the NFT community spent in minting NFTs in the first half of 2022 and check out the upcoming NFT album by British rock band Muse. And, don’t forget about this week’s Nifty News roundup featuring Dr DisRespect’s NFT…

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Law Decoded, July 25-August 1

Despite some good signs of the crypto prices recovery, last week could hardly be called bright for the market, as the major news came from the enforcers and not the regulators. According to a report from the New York Times, the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has been investigating crypto exchange Kraken for allegedly allowing users based in Iran and other countries to buy and sell crypto in a potential violation of U.S. sanctions.  In the other hemisphere, the Philippines’ think tank Infrawatch PH filed…

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Bitcoin due ‘one of greatest bull markets’ as July gains circle 20%

Bitcoin (BTC) spoofed a breakout to fresh six-week highs into July 31 as a showdown for both the weekly and monthly close drew near. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView “Bart Simpson” greets traders into BTC monthly close Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD canceling out all its gains from early in the weekend, dropping from $24,670 to $23,555 in hours. The resulting chart structure was all too familiar to long-term market participants, creating a “Bart Simpson” shape on hourly timeframes. Liquidations nonetheless remained manageable, with the…

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Crypto pumps after Fed rate hike, Zuck pins hopes on Metaverse making hundreds of billions, and Tesla posts $64M BTC gain: Hodler’s Digest, July 24-30

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   ‘Bullish rate hike’ — Why crypto spiked in the face of bad news Despite the U.S. Federal Reserve announcing a 75-basis-point interest rate hike on Wednesday, the crypto markets pumped significantly on the same day with the momentum continuing through the week. Quantum Economics…

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Bitcoin price eyes $24K July close as sentiment exits ‘fear’ zone

Bitcoin (BTC) dropped volatility on the last weekend of July as the monthly close drew near. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView 200-week moving average in focus for July close Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD retaining $24,000 as resistance into July 30. The pair had benefitted from macro tailwinds across risk assets in the second half of the week, these including a flush finish for United States equities. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index gained 4.1% and 4.6% over the week, respectively. With off-speak…

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Uniswap’s 80% gains in July are in danger with UNI price painting a classic bearish pattern

Uniswap (UNI) looks ready to post its best monthly performance in more than a year as it rallied approximately 80% in July, but signs of an extended pullback in the near term are emerging.  Uniswap price nearly doubles in July UNI’s price is having one of its best months ever, reaching nearly $9 on July 30 versus nearly $5 at the beginning of the month, best returns since January 2021’s 250% price rally.  UNI/USD monthly price chart. Source: TradingView Merge FOMO an UNI “fee switch” proposal Uniswap’s gains primarily surfaced…

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