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July 15, 2024

The Future of Money – Kathleen Chu Key Points

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Trump reportedly 'in good spirits,’ will still attend Nashville BTC conference

BTC Inc. CEO David Bailey says he spoke with the former president’s team in the wake of the July 13 assassination attempt.

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Bitcoin carves out a bottom, opening the door for KAS, MKR, AR and NOT to rally

Bitcoin price climbs back above $60,000, opening the door for KAS, MKR, AR and NOT to move higher.

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Skild AI announces $300M funding from Jeff Bezos, Softbank to build ‘robot brains’

Another unicorn has entered the race the develop human-level AI.

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Internet Computer Protocol promotes blockchain engagement in Africa

ICP’s DecaHack event highlighted the transformative potential of blockchain and the importance of nurturing talent in the sector.

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Bitcoin traders eye bear trap as BTC price hits 10-day high of $60.4K

Bitcoin bulls may be able to trap late sellers below key bull market trendlines as BTC price weekend gains pass 5%.

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Why is the crypto market up today?

The crypto market is up today as crypto traders anticipate a Trump victory in November following a failed assassination attempt on the former president.

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Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev denied bail while preparing appeal

Pertsev will now spend the next year in prison while his lawyers prepare an appeal for money laundering charges.

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Donald Trump memecoin spikes 52% following assassination attempt

Trump’s election odds on prediction markets and several other Trump-themed memecoins soared following an assassination attempt on the former president while he was speaking on stage at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.

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What’s next for Bitcoin price now that German gov't BTC balance hits zero?

The German government got rid of all of its Bitcoin, but it could still be a bit early to expect a trend reversal in BTC price.

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Whistleblowers asked the SEC to investigate OpenAI over alleged illegal NDAs

The complainants called the matter "urgent," but it remains unclear if the SEC will open an investigation.

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Ether ETFs on the move, Messi promotes memecoin, and more: Hodler’s Digest, July 7-13

VanEck and 21Shares submit updated Ether ETF filings, Goldman Sachs to launch tokenization products, and Messi promotes memecoin.

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JP Morgan-backed blockchain firm ‘Partior’ closes $60M Series B funding

Partior is already processing transactions on behalf of several firms including JP Morgan, DBS, and Temasek.

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Why is Bitcoin price up today?

Bitcoin’s resurgence is driven by two key factors: the German government running out of BTC to sell and a weakening US dollar.

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Nigeria’s SEC urged to regulate Bitcoin, Ether as commodities

By treating Bitcoin and Ether as commodities, Nigerian regulators can establish a more tailored regulatory framework that reflects the unique characteristics of the digital assets.

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SEC vs. Ripple: One year on since landmark ruling

While challenges remain, Ripple’s victory has set a precedent that could shape the future of the cryptocurrency industry for years to come.

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Binance tax evasion verdict set for October

Binance’s lawyer urged the judge to dismiss all charges, arguing that the case lacks substance.

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Spot Bitcoin ETFs see highest flow day in over 5 weeks

The BlackRock and Fidelity Bitcoin ETFs led the $310 million in inflows, while Grayscale recorded a rare inflow day at $23 million.

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OpenAI is building a new AI model under code name ‘Strawberry’ — Report

Strawberry extends on OpenAI’s Q* project announced in November 2023, which some described as a technical breakthrough allowing for the development of “far more powerful” AI models.

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Square-Enix backs blockchain-based football MMO ‘Soccerverse’

The game uses the Polygon blockchain and currently runs in most browsers.

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Here’s what happened in crypto today

Need to know what happened in crypto today? Here is the latest news on daily trends and events impacting Bitcoin price, blockchain, DeFi, NFTs, Web3 and crypto regulation.

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SOL struggles to reclaim $145, but Solana network fundamentals remain solid

Solana’s onchain and derivatives metrics show no signs of stress, possibly paving the way for a rally to $160.

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German government offloads its final Bitcoin holdings

The German government officially has zero BTC left after weeks of dumping its reserves onto the market, keeping the price below $60,000.

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Will UK Economic Secretary follow through with a ‘crypto crackdown’?

MP Tulip Siddiq called for crypto regulation as shadow economic secretary while in the opposition, and now the Labour Party is in control of the UK government.

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Trading platform Abra purchased Valkyrie’s crypto trusts: Report

Abra purchased the trusts amid a settlement with 25 US state regulators connected to financial licensing violations.

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Final signoff on spot Ether ETFs expected imminently, listings next week — Source

Spot ETF issuers expect to receive final comments from regulators by early next week, and possibly as soon as July 12.

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Crypto hacks top $1.4B, MetaMask streamlines Web3 onboarding: Finance Redefined

Centralized exchanges are becoming the new ground zero for hackers, as shown by a 900% increase in losses year-over-year.

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Bitcoin risks 30% loss against XRP if ‘triple bottom’ confirms

XRP has significantly lagged behind Bitcoin in 2024, but a recent Mt. Gox- and German government-led sell-off in the BTC market may spark renewed interest in the altcoin.

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Price analysis 7/12: BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, XRP, DOGE, TON, ADA, AVAX, SHIB

Retail and institutional traders have been buying Bitcoin on the dips, and the early-stage recovery in select altcoins suggests that the crypto market is in a bottoming stage.

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SEC drops investigation of Bitcoin Stacks developer Hiro — Filing

This is the second crypto investigation the US securities regulator dropped this week.

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Ignoring quantum threats in CBDC design is reckless

The real threat of a CBDC lies in quantum computing vulnerabilities. Developing a quantum-resistant design should be a priority for the United States.

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