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Tesla Ruins Bitcoin Rally? Musk’s Company Sold 75% Of Its BTC

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Bitcoin has lost some of its gains as news about Tesla’s earnings report is published. The Elon Musk-led company revealed that it sold 75% of its BTC holding at a 9% loss over Q2, 2022.

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According to the reports, the company has converted its Bitcoin holdings into fiat currency. In consequence, Bitcoin was rejected close to the $24,000 price point and now trades at $23,100 with a 2% loss over the past hour.

BTC’s price with important profits on the 4-hour chart. Source: BTCUSD Tradingview

The cryptocurrency still records a 20% gain over the past week and market sentiment still leans optimistic about the potential for future profits. Jeff Dorman CIO for investment firm Arca commented the following on recent developments and their potential to impact Bitcoin:

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If you’ve ever wondered whether or not trading bots control digital asset trading…keep in mind the entire digital asset market just fell on news that one company (Tesla) sold one asset (BTC) 1-3 months ago. Expect full retrace of this move quickly.

Tesla stock recorded a 4% profit immediately after it published its earnings report and it approaches its highest level since June. Ludwig Wittgenstein claims the car manufacturer’s decision to liquidate a large portion of its BTC holding could have long-lasting consequences for the crypto market.

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The Elon Musk-led company purchased Bitcoin in 2021. At that time, BTC’s price was losing steam as it traded around its current levels, but when Tesla announced its decision, the cryptocurrency was able to rally into uncharted territory.

The company purchased BTC as a corporate strategy to hedge against inflation and as a tool to potentially increased its cash flow. Thus, why it is important to understand the reasons behind this BTC sale.

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According to Wittgenstein, there are three potential scenarios, the company needed to raise cash, there are climate concerns about BTC alleged energy consumption, or a total loss of faith in the cryptocurrency. The first scenario is the most bullish, and the last the most bearish.

Why Did Tesla Sold Its Bitcoin?

Founder at NorthmanTrader Sven Henrich believes Tesla followed a corporate strategy when the price of Bitcoin dropped below $20,000. The company forced itself to liquidate a portion of its assets to maintain its cash flow. Henrich said:

In trading terms: $TSLA got itself margin called and liquidated a large chunk of its digital asset portfolio to make itself free cash flow positive & improve its balance sheet.

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So far, Wittgenstein’s first scenario seems to be in play. If the crypto market can stay in its current course, despite Tesla’s news, BTC’s price could reclaim the important area above $27,000.

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․bit Raises $13M To Build Cross-Chain Decentralized Identity Protocol

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.bit (did.id) has raised $13 million to build a cross-chain decentralized identity protocol. The Series A round, completed one year after the startup’s launch, was from CMB International, HashKey Capital, QingSong Fund, GSR Ventures, GGV Capital, and SNZ.

.bit’s open-source blockchain protocol will provide permissionless decentralized identification for individual users and DAOs. Over the past 12 months, the project’s user and developer communities have experienced strong growth. Almost 100 mainstream wallets and dApps have already integrated with .bit and more than 38k independent addresses have registered for more than 110k .bit accounts.

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In the web2 era, social profiles are stored on centralized databases by tech giants who can revoke access or alter data at will. Accounts may be blocked or deactivated at any time, leading to censorship and deplatforming. Utilizing web3 technology, .bit will empower individuals to truly own and control their data. Users will enjoy identity sovereignty, both as private persons and as corporate entities.

Initial applications for .bit’s decentralized identity protocol include Cryptocurrency transfer, decentralized domain resolution, personal profile display, etc. It is expected that .bit will eventually be used as membership and credential management for DAOs, brands and IPs, celebrities and fans, clubs and communities.

Further use cases for .bit’s decentralized identity product include supporting the one billion citizens who lack legal identification. This makes it impossible for them to prove their identity, obtain basic government benefits or healthcare, enroll in education, or exercise their right to vote.

As a cross-chain solution, .bit has supported Ethereum, Tron, Binance Smart Chain, Nervos CKB, and Polygon. In the future, .bit will cover all mainstream public chains such as Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Polkadot, Solana, etc., as well as software and hardware devices that support asymmetric encryption algorithms.

Forthcoming features under development also include NameDAO, which will assign a portion of .bit protocol’s revenue to DAOs and sub-accounts that will be issued to DAO members, brand adopters, and loyal supporters to strengthen web3 communities, and further lower the threshold for registering accounts, 4-9 digits account available to 100% and open up 3 digits accounts, which will announce the specific rules on the official Twitter very soon.

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About .bit

.bit is a cross-chain decentralized identity protocol launched in July 2021. It has boasts over 110k accounts and integrated with 100+ wallets and dApps such as Trust Wallet, Torus, TokenPocket, imToken, iToken, BitKeep, AlphaWallet, HyperPay, MathWallet, WePiggy, NFTSCan, NFTGO, Relation, ShowMe, UneMeta, Dtools, Evolution Land, UniPass, Mail3, Link3, Quest3, 0xEcho, Transit Swap, 5Degrees, cc0.network, COCH, SeekDID, DASLA, SuperDID and many others. The startup comprises a small team of ten spread across the U.S., China, and Singapore, led by Tim Yoeh, Specer Shaw, Jeff Jin, Kyle Wright, who were colleagues at Tencent. Most of .bit’s members have extensive experience in the Web3 industry.

For more information, find .bit online:

Website: https://did.id
Twitter: @dotbitHQ
Discord: https://discord.gg/did
GitHub: https://github.com/dotbitHQ
Team Blog: https://blog.did.id
Forum: https://talk.did.id
Medium: https://medium.com/@dotbit
NameDAO Website: https://namedao.xyz


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President Of Central Bank Of Brazil Disagrees With ‘Heavy Hand’ Regulations For Cryptocurrencies

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President Of Central Bank Of Brazil Disagrees With ‘Heavy Hand’ Regulations For Cryptocurrencies

The president of the Central Bank of Brazil, Roberto Campos Neto, has defended the use of more moderate regulations in the crypto environment. Campos Neto stated that while regulation is indeed necessary, it has to be done in a way that doesn’t stop innovation. He also explained his goal is to connect the digital with the regulated world.

Central Bank of Brazil President Criticizes Harsh Approach to Crypto Regulation

Central banks of several nations around the world are starting to establish their stances when it comes to cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). At “The regulation of cryptocurrencies in Brazil and in the world,” a debate event, the president of the Central Bank of Brazil, Roberto Campos Neto, presented his thoughts about cryptocurrency regulation.

According to Campos Neto, regulation of these instruments should be made in a way that allows for innovation and growth of investments in cryptocurrencies. He stated:

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In general, central bankers want to regulate with a heavy hand. I understand, but I don’t agree. Maybe it’s a mistake to regulate like that … We shouldn’t leave behind the technological advances that will come with this.

Furthermore, Campos Neto detailed that one of his goals is to integrate the digital and the regulatory world, in a different way from what other central banks are doing.

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The president of the Brazilian Securities and Values Commission (CVM), João Pedro Nascimento, also stated he had similar ideas, saying that regulation should not stifle the growth of the crypto market. He declared:

Banning a revolution is not something we will do.

Nascimento had previously declared there is a natural demand for cryptocurrency regulation as a consequence of the evolution of the technology. The CVM has proposed an advisory opinion regarding crypto and its treatment, that is under review, to be used before a crypto-centric law is sanctioned.

The legislative process for approving a cryptocurrency bill is quite advanced in the country. A cryptocurrency-centric bill, that would help to bring clarity to the crypto markets and virtual asset service providers, is currently waiting to be discussed by the deputy chamber in September. However, due to the proximity of the general ballot to elect the president, vice-president, and members of Congress, this discussion might be delayed again.

What do you think about the opinion of the president of the Central Bank of Brazil regarding crypto regulation? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Sergio is a cryptocurrency journalist based in Venezuela. He describes himself as late to the game, entering the cryptosphere when the price rise happened during December 2017. Having a computer engineering background, living in Venezuela, and being impacted by the cryptocurrency boom at a social level, he offers a different point of view about crypto success and how it helps the unbanked and underserved.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Lower, Following Brief Rally Above $25,000

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Lower, Following Brief Rally Above $25,000

Bitcoin was trading lower to start the week, after the token briefly rose above $25,000 during Sunday’s session. As of writing, the global cryptocurrency market cap is currently trading 2.85% lower. Ethereum also dropped lower on Monday, with prices moving away from a recent high above $2,000.

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After a brief stint above $25,000 over the weekend, bitcoin (BTC) was trading in the red to start the new week.

On Sunday, BTC/USD hit an intraday high of $25,135.59, however the world’s largest token slipped to a bottom of $23,960.03 today.

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Sunday’s high was the most bitcoin has traded at since June 14, when prices of the token were over $26,700.

BTC/USD – Daily Chart

Looking at the chart, today’s decline in price comes after a resistance level of $24,800 was hit over the weekend, with bulls unable to sustain the uptrend required to push prices higher.

In addition to this, the 14-day relative strength index (RSI) is tracking at 56.44, which comes after failing to break out of a ceiling of 61.80.

This continues to be the main obstacle in the way of BTC rising back above $25,000 for a longer period of time.

Ethereum

In addition to BTC falling below $25,000, ethereum (ETH) also slipped to start the week, as the token dropped below $2,000.

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Over the weekend, prices of the world’s second-largest token by market capitalization moved above $2,000 for the first time since May.

However, on Monday, ETH/USD dropped to a low of $1,887.82, which was less than a day after trading at a high of $2,007.21.

ETH/USD – Daily Chart

This bearish turn in ethereum also comes as a result of the RSI being overbought, as it climbed above 71, which was its highest point since April 4.

As of writing, the index is tracking at 62, which comes as bearish sentiment swept through markets to start the week.

Prices will now be tested, with the index now close to a floor of 61, and should momentum move below this point, then we could see further declines.

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