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2021 Q2 brought an end to market euphoria with $BTC dropping 40%, its 3rd worst quarter ever in terms of performance. Find out more about the trends, developments and technologies that shaped the crypto markets in our latest Quarterly Review report. coindesk.com/research/report…
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“There's a lot of things we had to get comfortable with. … Is there going to be a back door?” @egreechee talks to investors in Red Date, the company building @bsnbase, in this week’s Crypto Long & Short newsletter. trib.al/q8uAeXJ
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$BTC erased its 3% Thursday gains after The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) declared all crypto-related trading activity illegal, including derivatives transactions and offshore crypto exchanges. Article by @godbole17. Chart by @haobing_shuaike. trib.al/g7I2dSr
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The price of bitcoin dropped briefly below $40K as the end of the third quarter approached. Historically, $BTC performs worse in September than August or July. Chart by @haobing_shuaike.
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We're hiring an analyst to cover cryptocurrency markets in Asia. Interested? Know someone who might be? Get in touch with us. trib.al/EJ6VjRf
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While pollsters see a tight race in Canada, prediction markets @PolymarketHQ and @PredictIt and are betting strongly that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will keep his job. @lvlewitinn offers a trader’s perspective on tomorrow’s election: trib.al/R645LSt
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Over 300,000 $ETH has been burnt in just 6 weeks since the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559 upgrade. After the EIP1559 hard fork took place, the network’s gas price volatility has narrowed. Article by @TedDeFi. coindesk.com/tech/2021/09/15…
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Ethereum hashrate picked up again and reached an all-time high after China’s mining crackdown. @coinmetrics data shows Ethereum hashrate reached 685.3 TH/s on Sunday. Report by @egreechee. Chart by @haobing_shuaike. trib.al/86LMZv9
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$LTC price and volume surged Monday morning after a fake press announcement saying Walmart intended to offer its customers the option to make payments in crypto via a new partnership with the @litecoin. Article by @JamieCrawleyCD. trib.al/C8KEApf
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NEW REPORT: A Deep Dive Into Lightning as a #Bitcoin Scaling Solution @gckaloudis outlines the metrics behind Lightning Network and looks into potential roadblocks developers see as Lightning looks to grow and gain broad adoption. Download report here: trib.al/rTfbM5q
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The good thing about DeFi? The lender knows nothing about the borrower. The bad thing about DeFi? The lender knows nothing about the borrower. @MarcHochstein for the Crypto Long & Short newsletter: trib.al/0blZFi3
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Salvadoran president @nayibbukele has announced three government bitcoin purchases, totaling 550 BTC. El Salvador made $BTC the official legal tender this Tuesday. Article by @MuyaoShen. Chart by @haobing_shuaike. trib.al/bFStOIw
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Solana ($SOL) price fell on Tuesday, along with other cryptocurrencies. On Wednesday, according to multiple data providers, @solana had climbed back to set a new all-time high. Article by @JamieCrawleyCD. Chart by @haobing_shuaike. trib.al/yaTFeSS
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Due to the recent $ETH price surge and an increase in voluntary priority fees, Ethereum's daily average transaction fee reached a three-month high at $52 on September 3. Chart by @haobing_shuaike.
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All the CoinDesk 20 assets have positive returns in August. The top performers include $ADA (+107.7%) and $DOT (+75.1%), while $BTC (+12.1%) has the lowest returns. Article by @tracycwang. Chart by @haobing_shuaike trib.al/mOYg2Rh
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The proverbial punch bowl known as 100 times leverage has been replaced with a weaker blend. Nevertheless, the party is picking up in the cryptocurrency markets again, writes @marchochstein in this week’s Crypto Long & Short newsletter. trib.al/vm36m7o
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Friday Fun Fact: The price of $AXS, the governance token of popular play-to-earn crypto game @AxieInfinity, has increased 10x in just one month. Learn more about the rise of metaverse gaming dapps. Chart by @haobing_shuaike. Article by @leah_cb. trib.al/DbNM4ze
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BTC held by long-term holders (held for > 155 days) is at all-time highs, according to @glassnode data. Last time the price was at these levels on the way up, LT holders were divesting – now, they’re still accumulating
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