Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 31-Nov. 5

Coming each Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will enable you observe each single necessary information story that occurred this week. One of the best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, main cash, predictions and far more — every week on Cointelegraph in a single hyperlink.

Prime Tales This Week

‘Uptober’ closes at document excessive in greatest month of 2021 — 5 issues to look at in Bitcoin this week

After Bitcoin’s (BTC) first-ever month-to-month shut above $60,000 for October and a brand new all-time excessive (ATH), the bulls are studying the tea leaves to see what November will deliver. Plan B — who has been fairly bang on the cash in current months — has forecasted a November shut of $98,000 per BTC. 

One thing that will counsel the asset is on the up this month is {that a} sturdy variety of holders weren’t tempted to promote regardless of BTC reaching its ATH of $67,100. Kraken Intelligence identified as a lot, noting that mass accumulation has continued over the previous two months regardless of the potential to reap mad gainz.    

“Notably, whereas long-term holders have been unfazed by the retracement final month and used it as a possibility to proceed accumulating, this pattern has not modified regardless of a big rebound in worth to new all-time highs close to $67,000,” Kraken Intelligence stated.


NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers will settle for a part of $22M wage in Bitcoin

With Bitcoin trying pretty much as good as ever, star NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers has bravely determined to just accept a bit of his $22.3 million wage in BTC. Unsurprisingly, it was part of a promotional deal, with Money App being the tactic of option to hodl the BTC. 

In a video shared through Rodgers’ Twitter account, the Inexperienced Bay Packers legend cited his perception in Bitcoin and its shiny future as the explanations for partnering with Money App, however one would consider it would truly be part of what some name a “superstar endorsement deal.” One other courageous soul who vowed to just accept his wage in Bitcoin this week was Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. The well-known crypto proponent stated on Wednesday that he would take his subsequent paycheck 100% in BTC. Suarez stated that he would like to make use of an app like Bitwage or Strike quite than make the native authorities determine methods to convert his fiat paycheck into crypto.


Google invests $1B in CME Group together with 10-year Cloud deal

Alphabet, the mum or dad firm of Google, splurged $1 billion through an fairness funding into the Chicago Mercantile Trade (CME) Group. The alternate is dwelling to many crypto derivatives merchandise equivalent to BTC futures contracts, micro BTC futures, BTC choices, and micro Ether (ETH) futures. 

The transfer was introduced on Thursday through a word to CME Group buyers. Additionally introduced within the word was a 10-year strategic partnership with Google Cloud aimed toward accelerating the alternate’s transfer to the cloud and altering the way in which world derivatives markets function. 

“By way of this long-term partnership with Google Cloud, CME Group will rework derivatives markets by way of know-how, increasing entry and creating efficiencies for all market individuals,” stated CME Group chair and CEO Terry Duffy.


Burger King serves up free crypto with meal purchases

Quick Meals large Burger King (BK) signed a “whopper” of a deal this week with retail buying and selling platform Robinhood to offer away free crypto to prospects who spend greater than $5 in November. 

The U.S.-based promo marketing campaign is operating till Nov. 21, with prospects given free crypto primarily within the type of Dogecoin (DOGE). A couple of fortunate prospects will even have the prospect to win an entire Bitcoin or Ether, however should register with Robinhood Crypto to obtain the reward. 

The crypto rewards can be drawn from a trifecta of two million DOGE, 20 BTC and 200 ETH. Clients can solely declare one prize per day and should make their buy on the BK app, web site or in-store utilizing a code at taking part places.


Commonwealth Financial institution to allow crypto buying and selling for six.5M Aussies, ‘different banks will observe’

The Commonwealth Financial institution of Australia (CommBank), one of many native ‘massive 4’ banks, introduced on Wednesday that it’s rolling out crypto buying and selling providers instantly by way of its banking app. CommBank stated it’ll assist 10 crypto belongings in whole, together with Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Money (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC). 

The CommBank app has a consumer base of round 6.5 million folks, and the crypto transfer is being launched in partnership with the blockchain evaluation agency Chainalysis. 

Following the bullish announcement, Steve Vallas, the CEO of trade physique Blockchain Australia, informed Cointelegraph that it’s only a matter of time earlier than the opposite main Aussie banks observe go well with. 

“It’s inevitable that the opposite banks will observe go well with,” he stated. “Readability within the native regulatory panorama is rising with points equivalent to licensing being tackled head-on by trade and by governments. […] Impediments to motion and participation are being eliminated.”




Winners and Losers



On the finish of the week, Bitcoin (BTC) is at $60,936, Ether (ETH) at $4,474 and XRP at $1.15. The full market cap is at $2.69 trillion, in accordance to CoinMarketCap. 

Among the many greatest 100 cryptocurrencies, the highest three altcoin gainers of the week are Loopring (LRC) at 164.93%, The Sandbox (SAND) at 130.89% and Decentraland (MANA) at 94.55%.

The highest three altcoin losers of the week are SHIBA INU (SHIB) at -25.22%, Curve DAO Token (CRV) at -13.37% and Concord (ONE) at -13.36%.

For more information on crypto costs, be sure to learn Cointelegraph’s market evaluation.



Most Memorable Quotations


“NFTs would be the underlying know-how for all the things of worth on the internet. It might be financial worth or it might be private worth. I used to be mentioning your identification earlier on, in order that’s one thing an NFT may carry for you on the internet. It’s going to be invisible.”

Nicholas Julia, Sorare CEO and co-founder, stated of the nonfingible token trade inside 5 to 10 years


“To my shock, I’ve by no means seen an trade so eager for regulation. Nearly everybody I’ve spoken to on this trade understood that regulation would deliver credibility and validity to this sector.”

Andrew Bragg, Australian senator


“My worst nightmare is the invention of a zero-day exploit within the Bitcoin Core code that nobody has found but. Every single day that goes by, the likelihood of this diminishes exponentially — however it’ll by no means be zero.”

Caitlin Lengthy, CEO and founding father of Avanti Monetary Group on her greatest crypto-related concern


“The Metaverse, I believe many individuals could be relieved to know, is just not going to be wholly owned, administered and orchestrated by Mark Zuckerberg and Meta.”

Nick Clegg, world affairs and communications vp at Meta


“Within the absence of latest laws, stablecoins stay topic to the concurrent and probably overlapping jurisdiction of quite a few federal and state regulatory regimes. That’s the reason any settlement among the many related federal companies about who will take the lead in regulating stablecoins is necessary.”

Sujit Raman, companion at Sidley


“The SEC’s method to cryptocurrency regulation has been unacceptable. […] If the SEC can’t define the perceived materials distinction in threat profiles, then they need to permit ETFs based mostly on spot Bitcoin to be traded.”

Tom Emmer, U.S. consultant


“We want a particular council of representatives from state our bodies and personal enterprise to craft rules for cryptocurrencies. The CBI or the Safety and Trade Group will not be certified [enough] to set guidelines for cryptos given the multidimensionality of the problem.”

Abbas Ashtiani, head of the Iran Blockchain Affiliation


“When this undertaking was began, we had not made as a lot cash in FIDEBITCOIN [state BTC Trust account] as we’ve made now. So we’ve determined to make the primary 20 Bitcoin Faculties.”

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador


Prediction of the Week 


Bitcoin will peak at $253K, Ethereum at $22K this cycle if 2016 halving bull run repeats

Bitcoin ranged in worth this week, largely buying and selling between $60,000 and $64,000, in line with Cointelegraph’s BTC worth index. By way of future worth motion, one Twitter account by the title of Ecoinometrics drew up some evaluation that means Bitcoin may have main upside left for this halving cycle. 

Ecoinometrics tweeted a chart overlaying Bitcoin’s present worth journey since its 2020 block reward halving in opposition to the backdrop of BTC’s worth run after its 2016 halving. After BTC’s 2016 halving, the asset grew in worth by an element of virtually 30 when it peaked. Seeing as Bitcoin’s worth traded at roughly $8,600 across the time of the 2020 halving, it may peak at $253,800 if historical past repeats, in line with Ecoinometrics.  

Moreover, based mostly on the logic of ETH’s worth exercise in tandem with Bitcoin’s halving historical past timeline, Ecoinometrics forecasts a attainable final result for the worth of Ether. The asset may presumably attain a summit of $22,300 per coin based mostly on this concept. 

Analyst Willy Woo, alternatively, predicted that this present post-halving cycle is the final main four-year cycle for Bitcoin. If that’s certainly the case, and if Bitcoin reaches mass adoption and “full saturation,” the BTC worth in greenback phrases would now not be related. 

Ecoinometrics’ idea suggests Bitcoin’s worth is growing the identical quantity because the final halving cycle when it comes to multipliers. Bitcoin, nevertheless, posted a notably smaller proportion improve in its second halving cycle in comparison with its first. Will this halving cycle present a smaller proportion improve than the 2016 cycle?


FUD of the Week 


Aussie agency to launch $100M class motion over dodgy QOIN token

Earlier this week, it was reported {that a} legislation agency based mostly in Queensland was going after a neighborhood crypto firm that points a token that may solely be bought in batches of $125 per day.

The agency, BPS Monetary, and its QOIN token are solely supported on the Block Commerce Trade. Customers can spend between $100 and $10,000 on QOIN, however the platform reportedly doesn’t permit withdrawals bigger than $125 in a single sitting. 

Salerno Legislation is planning to file a lawsuit in opposition to BPS for partaking in deceptive and misleading conduct, pyramid scheme-style antics, and failing to adjust to service rules.


NFT assortment’s worth takes a nosedive as creator’s racist cartoons flow into

On Tuesday, it was reported that the buying and selling worth of the Jungle Freaks NFT undertaking had tanked roughly 80% after a set of racist cartoons drawn by one of many undertaking’s creators within the Nineteen Seventies circulated on-line. 

The creator in query is George Trosley, who rose to fame from his illustration work in Hustler journal. Trosley’s foray into NFTs was off to a very good begin till the extremely offensive illustrations surfaced, with a uncommon Jungle Freak NFT promoting for twenty-four Ether ($108,000) simply two weeks in the past. 

Elijah Wooden, who performed Frodo Baggins within the beloved The Lord of the Rings films, even had his palms on the “treasured” NFTs earlier than the debacle however, upon listening to the information, he liquidated his holdings and donated the proceeds to charity.  

“I used to be made conscious of a few of the artist’s disturbing prior cartoons,” he stated. “Upon studying this, I instantly bought the NFTs as I wholly denounce any type of racism. I’ve donated the funds from the sale of the NFT to LDF and Black Lives Matter.”


Recreation over! ‘Squid Recreation’-inspired crypto rip-off collapses as worth crashes from $2.8K to zero

In what seems to be a rug pull of the ages, the SQUID token impressed by the hit South Korean Netflix present Squid Recreation dropped primarily 100% proper after its worth topped $2,850 on Monday.  

The scammers touted the SQUID token as a play-to-earn crypto impressed by the collection’ plot, by which folks threat their lives to play a collection of kids’s video games for the chance to win 45.6 billion received,  or roughly $38.7 million. However, very like the present, there have been critical penalties for “enjoying.” 

The worth of SQUID skyrocketed 75,000% within the house of every week. Nonetheless, customers have been complaining through the pump that they may not promote the asset on account of “anti-dumping know-how” deployed by the creators that restricted folks from promoting their tokens in opposition to decrease demand.


Finest Cointelegraph Options

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