Bitcoin tourists exit the market, Peter Schiff’s bank closes down and Voyager to restructure: Hodler’s Digest, July 3-9

Coming each Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will aid you monitor each single essential information story that occurred this week. The greatest (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, main cash, predictions and way more — per week on Cointelegraph in a single hyperlink.

Top Stories This Week



Peter Schiff’s bank closure strengthens Bitcoin case for monetary freedom

Avid Bitcoin hater and gold peddler Peter Schiff noticed his bank in Puerto Rico, Euro Pacific International Bank, shut down this week, with regulators pulling the plug on the grounds that the bank was not sustaining the internet minimal capital necessities. Schiff famous that, in consequence, “accounts are frozen and customers may lose money.” The crypto group on Twitter was fast to swoop in, with pseudonymous person HodlMagoo noting the priceless irony: “Do you understand why you need bitcoin now?”


Bitcoin ‘tourists’ have been purged, solely hodlers stay: Glassnode

According to Glassnode’s “The Week On-Chain” report revealed on Monday, supposed “market tourists” have been fully “purged” from the BTC market, leaving solely seasoned hodlers or buyers transacting with the asset. The report additionally acknowledged that “shrimps” — these holding lower than 1 BTC, and whales — these with 1,000 to 5,000 BTC — had been “increasing meaningfully.”



Ethereum testnet Merge principally profitable — ‘Hiccups will not delay the Merge.’

Ethereum builders accomplished the second-to-last Merge trial on the Sepolia public testnet this week. There was a minor hiccup, with 25-30% of validators going offline after the Merge due to “wrong configs.” However, devs equivalent to Terence Tsao acknowledged that “hiccups will not delay the Merge.” The ultimate Merge trial on Goerli is slated to undergo in the subsequent few weeks, and it seems the official Ethereum Merge is on monitor for now.


Voyager Digital recordsdata for Chapter 11 chapter, proposes restoration plan

On Tuesday, Voyager Digital filed for chapter as a part of a “reorganization” plan simply days after the crypto trade paused buying and selling, withdrawals and deposits. Under the plan, Voyager is trying to make customers entire once more by providing a mix of Voyager tokens, crypto, proceeds from the Three Arrows Capital restoration, and widespread shares in the newly reorganized firm.


The backside is in: CNBC’s Jim Cramer says crypto has ‘no real value’

The crypto group on Twitter has joked that the crypto backside is in after Jim Cramer predicted that the market will plunge additional, saying that crypto has “no real value.” Cramer has developed a status in the crypto group for giving inventory/crypto ideas that usually find yourself being at odds with how the market behaves. “How many companies can Sam Bankman-Fried save?” he mentioned.






Winners and Losers


At the finish of the week, Bitcoin (BTC) is at $21,804.19, Ether (ETH) at $1,239.99 and XRP at $0.35. The whole market cap is at $960.9 billion, in accordance to CoinMarketCap.

Among the greatest 100 cryptocurrencies, the high three altcoin gainers of the week are Curve DAO Token (CRV) at 49.12%, Convex Finance (CVX) at 41.45% and THORChain (RUNE) at 25.95%.  

The high three altcoin losers of the week are Amp (AMP) at 8.52%, KuCoin Token (KCS) at 7.17% and UNUS SED LEO (LEO) at 5.98%.

For extra information on crypto costs, be certain to learn Cointelegraph’s market evaluation.





Most Memorable Quotations


“Celsius has refused to acknowledge the truth or their failures in risk management and accounting.”

Jason Stone, CEO and founding father of KeyFi


“In the future, we see blockchain as one way to bring more empowerment and independence to communities on Reddit.”

Reddit, social media platform


“There’s a lot of peripherals that are just not getting tested and that’s unavoidable and probably fine.”

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum


“Crypto really does seem to be imploding. Went from $3 trillion to $1 trillion. Why should it stop at $1 trillion? There’s no real value there.”

Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money


“We need now to bring in the regulatory system that will manage those risks in the crypto world in the same way that we manage them in the conventional world.”

Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor for monetary stability at the Bank of England


“The Bitcoin network is approaching a state where almost all speculative entities, and market tourists have been completely purged from the asset.”

Glassnode, blockchain analytics agency


Prediction of the Week 


Bloomberg analyst ideas bullish BTC restoration in subsequent six months

Bloomberg’s senior commodity strategist, Mike McGlone, has predicted that BTC could possibly be due for “one of the greatest bull markets in history” throughout the second half of 2022, arguing that the backside is in and the floodgates could possibly be primed to slam open. He cited the market exercise in the first half of 2022 as being comparable to the backside of the bear market in 2018, which then went on to surge in the first six months of 2019.



FUD of the Week 

PennyWise crypto-stealing malware spreads by means of YouTube

According to cyber intelligence firm Cyble, a brand new pressure of crypto malware is being unfold by way of YouTube. The malware, named PennyWise, tips customers into downloading software program that’s ready to siphon knowledge from greater than 30 crypto wallets and crypto-browser extensions. PennyWise can even take screenshots and steal classes from chat purposes equivalent to Discord and Telegram.


Celsius moved $529M value of wBTC to FTX trade: Should we be frightened?

On Friday, it was reported that Celsius had transferred practically 25,000 Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) value $528.9 million to the FTX crypto trade. The transfer has raised issues {that a} dump might quickly comply with, leading to a possible plunge in the value of BTC.


Bombshell allegations of fraud as KeyFi takes Celsius to courtroom

KeyFi, an funding agency that beforehand managed $2 billion value of Celsius property, has filed a lawsuit in opposition to the troubled lending firm over an alleged failure to honor a profit-sharing settlement “worth millions of dollars.” KeyFi has accused Celsius of refusing to honor a “handshake agreement” that will see it take residence sure percentages of the earnings it made on Celsius’ behalf by way of staking and DeFi methods.



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