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News/Coin360 Daily Dispatch | Crypto Market Updates & Highlights | July 1, 2024

Coin360 Daily Dispatch | Crypto Market Updates & Highlights | July 1, 2024

Van Thanh Le

Jul 1 2024

2 weeks ago4 minutes read
Coin360 daily crypto news, cryptocurrency updates, market movement

Crypto Market Update

Table of Contents

Market Developments

  • Significant Developments in Bitcoin Market Amidst Government Movements
  • Ethereum Faces Outflows Amid SEC Delays, Staking Interest Grows
  • Crypto Market Sees Rise, MOG and ENS Surge
  • Metaplanet Expands Bitcoin Holdings to Hedge Inflation

Corporate Moves

  • Sony Enters Crypto Exchange Sector by Acquiring Amber Japan
  • Tether Partners with Uquid for USDT Payments in Philippines
  • Coinbase to Manage Digital Asset Custody for U.S. Marshals Service
  • Robinhood Acquires Pluto for AI Investment Advice Integration
  • Transak Partners with Uniswap Labs for Fiat On-Ramping

Technological Innovations

  • Vitalik Buterin Proposes Single-Slot Finality for Ethereum
  • LayerZero CEO Refutes Critical Vulnerability Claims
  • ASI Alliance's Token Merger Boosts FET, AGIX, and OCEAN
  • CurveDAO's CRV Approaches Record Lows Amid Whale Deposit
  • Aave Labs Receives $12 Million GHO Grant for Aave v4 Development

Regulatory and Legal

  • Circle Secures Stablecoin License Under Europe's MiCA Regulations
  • Binance Updates Monitoring Tags for Volatile Tokens
  • Polkadot Treasury Faces Revenue Decline, Holds $245 Million
  • Roaring Kitty Discloses Stake in Chewy, Faces Class-Action Lawsuit

Investment and Market Trends

  • Toncoin Nears All-Time High Amid Whale Interest
  • Starknet Launches DeFi Spring 2.0 with 90 Million STRK Tokens
  • Jupiter's Co-Founder Hints at Jupuary Relaunch
  • Pump.fun Achieves Revenue Milestone Amid Token Scam Challenges
  • Polymarket Surges with Over $200 Million in Election Bets
  • NFT Sales Drop 44% Amid Crypto Market Decline
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Significant Developments in Bitcoin Market Amidst Government Movements

The Bitcoin market is experiencing significant developments. The German and US governments have moved millions in crypto, 1,500 BTC and 3,375 ETH respectively, suggesting ongoing selling activities. Concerns over a $9 billion Bitcoin distribution from Mt. Gox creditors have sparked fears of market pressure, with JPMorgan analysts predicting most repayments will occur in July. 

Despite this, analysts anticipate a bullish July, following a historically bearish June where Bitcoin and altcoins dropped significantly. Bitcoin's price has maintained above the 2-year SMA, indicating growth potential, and a classic Pi Cycle top indicator shows it is undervalued. Short-term holders may face resistance around $65,000, and sentiment shows a potential turn despite ETF outflows. As the Fed's policy and economic activity unfold, volatility is expected, but long-term holders remain optimistic.

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Ethereum Faces Outflows Amid SEC Delays, Staking Interest Grows

Over the past two weeks, Ethereum experienced outflows totaling $119 million due to SEC delays in approving spot ETFs, making it the worst-performing asset year-to-date with a negative net flow of $25 million. In contrast, Bitcoin saw $10 million in inflows. 

Today, an ICO-era Ethereum whale moved $24 million to Kraken, causing market speculation. Meanwhile, Ethereum staking increased by 60,000 ETH, reflecting continued interest despite market volatility. Bloomberg’s senior ETF analyst Eric Balchunas predicts the spot Ether ETF decision might come post-July 8 after the holiday week, due to the SEC's slow review process.

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Crypto Market Sees Rise, MOG and ENS Surge

On July 1, 2024, the crypto market saw a 2.31% rise to $2.31 trillion, with Bitcoin up 2.8% and Ethereum 4.8%. MOG Coin surged 82.1%, while ENS climbed 42.1%. ENS's open interest reached $153 million, marking its highest level. Despite a broader market downturn, Mog achieved a 50% increase in June, entering the top 100 cryptocurrencies. Meanwhile, SHIB is underbought, suggesting potential for a price surge, while Bitcoin is overbought, indicating possible bearish action.


Metaplanet Expands Bitcoin Holdings to Hedge Inflation

Japanese investment firm Metaplanet has expanded its Bitcoin holdings with the acquisition of 20.2 BTC, totaling 161.3 BTC. Valued at $1.2 million, this move aligns with their strategy to mitigate yen exposure and hedge against inflation. Similar to MicroStrategy, Metaplanet views Bitcoin as a long-term asset for capital appreciation and resilience against economic uncertainties.


Sony Enters Crypto Exchange Sector by Acquiring Amber Japan

Sony Group has acquired Amber Japan to enter the crypto exchange sector, expanding its $100 billion portfolio. Amber Group, previously involved with FTX, was rebranded and integrated by Sony. This move aligns with Sony's strategy to diversify and innovate within the blockchain space, leveraging its extensive market influence across various industries.


Tether Partners with Uquid for USDT Payments in Philippines

Tether has partnered with Uquid to enable USDT payments for social security contributions in the Philippines. This initiative integrates Tether's stablecoin into the country's state-run Social Security System, streamlining transactions on the TON blockchain. This move underscores growing acceptance of cryptocurrencies in government services, potentially paving the way for broader adoption.


Coinbase to Manage Digital Asset Custody for U.S. Marshals Service

Coinbase's institutional arm will oversee digital asset custody and advanced trading for the U.S. Marshals Service, aiming to manage large-cap crypto assets seized by law enforcement. This move comes amid increased institutional involvement in crypto custody services for government agencies handling seized assets.


Robinhood Acquires Pluto for AI Investment Advice Integration

Robinhood has acquired Pluto, integrating its AI-powered investment advice platform. This move aims to enhance user experience by offering sophisticated financial insights. Pluto's technology will enable Robinhood users to access advanced data analytics and personalized investment strategies, aligning with Robinhood's goal to democratize finance through innovative tools. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Robinhood's competitive edge in the market.


Transak Partners with Uniswap Labs for Fiat On-Ramping

Transak has partnered with Uniswap Labs to enable fiat on-ramping services through Uniswap Wallet. This integration allows users to purchase cryptocurrencies directly within the wallet using various global and local payment methods such as Apple Pay and credit cards. By simplifying the entry into decentralized finance (DeFi), this collaboration aims to enhance accessibility and user experience, potentially expanding Uniswap's user base globally.

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Vitalik Buterin Proposes Single-Slot Finality for Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin proposes transitioning Ethereum from its current epoch-and-slot system to single-slot finality, aiming to drastically reduce transaction confirmation times from seconds to milliseconds. He acknowledges challenges in implementation, including potential network congestion, but emphasizes the benefits for user experience and scalability. This shift could mark a significant advancement in Ethereum's transaction efficiency and reliability.


LayerZero CEO Refutes Critical Vulnerability Claims

LayerZero CEO Bryan Pellegrino has refuted claims of a critical vulnerability in the protocol, emphasizing that recent concerns are unfounded. He clarified that the alleged vulnerability relates to app configuration rather than core protocol design, aiming to maintain flexibility and prevent censorship. 

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ASI Alliance's Token Merger Boosts FET, AGIX, and OCEAN

FETAGIX, and OCEAN saw a 7% price surge as the ASI Alliance initiated Phase 1 of their token merger, before pulling back. This phase focuses on migrating AGIX and OCEAN tokens into FET under the ASI banner, with significant market response. The merger aims to streamline operations and enhance token liquidity, boosting investor confidence in the process.

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CurveDAO's CRV Approaches Record Lows Amid Whale Deposit

CurveDAO's native token CRV is near its record lows after a significant whale deposit to Binance, aiming to sell at a loss of $1 million. Following founder Michael Egorov's $156 million liquidation, CRV plummeted to an all-time low of $0.239. Currently trading at $0.28, CRV remains 98.3% down from its peak of $15.37.

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Aave Labs Receives $12 Million GHO Grant for Aave v4 Development

Aave Labs received a $12 million GHO grant from Aave DAO to develop Aave v4, including new visual assets, set for a 2025 release. Meanwhile, Aptos Foundation proposed deploying Aave V3 on the Aptos mainnet, marking Aave’s first non-EVM expansion, currently in the "temperature check" phase as of July 1, 2024.

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Circle Secures Stablecoin License Under Europe's MiCA Regulations

Circle has become the first issuer to secure a stablecoin license under Europe's MiCA crypto regulations. This milestone allows Circle, known for USDC, to operate its stablecoin services within the EU, adhering to new regulatory standards aimed at enhancing transparency and consumer protection in the cryptocurrency market.


Binance Updates Monitoring Tags for Volatile Tokens

Binance has updated its monitoring tags to include tokens like Balancer (BAL), SUN (SUN), Status (SNT), Cortex (CTXC), PowerPool (CVP), Convex Finance (CVX), Dock (DOCK), Kava Lend (HARD), IRISnet (IRIS), MovieBloc (MBL), and Polkastarter (POLS). These tags highlight tokens with higher volatility and risk, subject to regular review and potential delisting if they fail to meet Binance's criteria. Users must pass quizzes to trade these tokens, emphasizing risk awareness amid ongoing regulatory challenges.

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Polkadot Treasury Faces Revenue Decline, Holds $245 Million

Polkadot's treasury holds approximately $245 million in assets, equivalent to 38 million DOT, with a projected two-year runway at current spending rates. However, the network faces a significant revenue decline, earning only 171,696 DOT in the first half of 2024 compared to 414,291 DOT in the second half of 2023. This drop is primarily attributed to decreased network fees.

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Roaring Kitty Discloses Stake in Chewy, Faces Class-Action Lawsuit

Keith Gill, aka Roaring Kitty, disclosed a 6.6% stake in Chewy Inc., leading to a 1,500% surge in the Solana meme cryptocurrency Chewy (CHWY). Concurrently, Gill faces a class-action lawsuit filed in New York, alleging he manipulated GameStop's stock through social media, causing significant investor losses. The case is likely to be dismissed due to weak grounds for securities fraud.


Toncoin Nears All-Time High Amid Whale Interest

Toncoin has shown a positive price trend recently, nearing its all-time high of $8.1. This surge has attracted significant interest from large investors, or "whales," who have accumulated over 45 million TON tokens worth approximately $346 million. Despite this, Toncoin's volatility has decreased, suggesting increased stability in its price movements.

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Starknet Launches DeFi Spring 2.0 with 90 Million STRK Tokens

Starknet has launched DeFi Spring 2.0 with a boosted budget of 90 million STRK tokens until December 31, 2024. This initiative aims to enrich Starknet's DeFi ecosystem, offering enhanced yields for liquidity providers and the chance to mint exclusive NFTs. Projects like zkLend and ZKX are actively participating in this campaign.

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Jupiter's Co-Founder Hints at Jupuary Relaunch

Jupiter's co-founder Meow has hinted at a potential relaunch of Jupuary, emphasizing a community-driven approach. A forthcoming vote will determine its future, likely incorporating significant design changes. Recently, Jupiter (JUP) has shown strong market performance, with notable price increases and a surge in open interest, reflecting growing investor confidence.

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Pump.fun Achieves Revenue Milestone Amid Token Scam Challenges

Pump.fun, a Solana-based meme coin launchpad, has achieved significant success, surpassing $50 million in revenue. Recently, it generated over $598,000 in revenue within 24 hours alone. Launched in January, Pump.fun attracts political and celebrity tokens due to its user-friendly interface and low transaction costs on Solana. Despite success, it faces challenges with a high rate of token scams.


Polymarket Surges with Over $200 Million in Election Bets

Polymarket has surged into the spotlight with over $200 million in election bets, underscoring crypto's growing mainstream appeal. In June alone, the platform saw record volumes exceeding $111 million, with projections hinting at even larger figures by year-end. Despite regulatory uncertainties, its rise signifies crypto's integration into predictive markets, offering new insights into societal trends and political sentiment.

Top Altcoin Gainers and Losers

Gainers: 

Ethereum Name Service ENS (+14.27%

dogwifhat WIF (+11.66%

Based Brett BRETT (+10.56%

Losers:

Celestia TIA (-4.52%

Kaspa KAS (-2.80%

Fetch.AI FET (-2.03%

NFT Market Map

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NFT Sales Drop 44% Amid Crypto Market Decline

In Q2, NFT sales dropped sharply by 44% as the crypto market declined 14%, exacerbated by a surge in new memecoins. Celebrity and political memecoins, alongside a broader market downturn, overshadowed NFTs, pushing their sales from $4.14 billion in Q1 to $2.32 billion in Q2. This trend reflects shifting investor interest towards memecoins despite their volatile nature.

This article has been refined and enhanced by ChatGPT.

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