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Binance CEO Weighs in on Crypto Energy Concerns

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  • Binance CEO, CZ, shades Elon Musk in a Bitcoin-related tweet.
  • CZ seemed to question Tesla’s electric-powered cars.
  • CZ’s tweet elicited a lot of support from the crypto Twitter community.

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), took to Twitter to share his thoughts about the ongoing concerns regarding crypto energy use.

CZ’s tweet seems to be in direct response to Elon Musk’s Bitcoin comments earlier this month. Prior to this, Musk revealed that his electric-powered car company, Tesla, would no longer be accepting Bitcoin payments. In addition, Musk cited the top crypto’s excessive energy consumption as the reason behind the decision.

Musk’s comments sent Bitcoin price tumbling, dragging down the entire crypto market with it, and sparked widespread concerns. For instance, ecological NGO Greenpeace decided to stop accepting Bitcoin donations. While China renewed its battle against Bitcoin miners, for the same reason.

However, CZ’s response seems to point out the hypocrisy shown by both Musk and Tesla. At the time of writing, almost 20,000 Twitter users agreed with CZ. Also, one user @binancian  pointed out that Musk’s SpaceX company shoots rockets into the sky, which can’t be good for the environment.

Another user @JeffKirdeikis also responded to CZ pointing out that Bitcoin is more energy efficient compared to traditional finance.

In fact, a separate study by Greenpeace and WWF showed that banks cause more pollution than Bitcoin.

Meanwhile, Musk partnered with MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, and some North American Bitcoin miners to form the Bitcoin Mining Council. Perhaps in an act of remorse, Musk aims to improve reporting Bitcoin energy consumption.

Source: https://coinquora.com/binance-ceo-weighs-in-on-crypto-energy-concerns/

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XRP Millionaire Transfers 26 Million Coins from Binance

Earlier this month, a leading XRP account moved $146 million worth of XRP to an unknown wallet.

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XRP, the world’s 7th largest cryptocurrency, is currently recovering from the latest correction. The price of the digital asset jumped by nearly 6% in the last 24 hours as the crypto market cap increased by more than $100 billion within a single day.

XRP millionaires are also on the move with the execution of large transactions. Whale Alert, the blockchain tracking and analytics platform, highlighted a recent transfer worth approximately $18 million from cryptocurrency exchange Binance to a digital wallet.

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According to Whale Alert, a leading XRP account moved 26 million coins from Binance to a crypto wallet on Thursday 24 June at 17:00 UTC. The mentioned transaction was recorded on Bithomp.

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The latest transfer was executed around 2 weeks after a leading crypto whale account moved 176 million XRP worth nearly $146 million on 12 June to a digital wallet.

Despite the recent correction in the price of the world’s 7th most valuable digital asset, whale XRP transactions are surging. The total number of XRP whales has also increased substantially during the last few months. According to the latest Q1 2021 Markets report published by the San Francisco-based blockchain firm Ripple, XRP accumulation increased rapidly during the first three months of 2021.

“The number of “whale” wallets, defined as wallets with balances of at least 10M XRP, increased from 308 to 319. Similarly, the number of wallets holding between 1M and 10M coins increased from 1,125 to 1,196,” Ripple mentioned in the report.

XRP and Institutional Inflows

Since April 2021, XRP has remained one of the most popular crypto assets among institutional investors. According to a recent digital asset fund flows report published by CoinShares, XRP attracted a substantial amount from institutional investors due to its significant price surge in the past few weeks. The cryptocurrency touched its highest level in more than three years in April 2021 when its price crossed $1.90. Since then, the digital asset has seen a gradual decline due to the negative crypto market sentiment.

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Source: https://www.financemagnates.com/cryptocurrency/news/xrp-millionaire-transfers-26-million-coins-from-binance/

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Silk Road Prosecutor Spearheading $2,200,000,000 Crypto Fund – Here’s Her Case for the ‘Largest Crypto Fund Ever’

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Former federal prosecutor Katie Haun is co-founding a new crypto fund.

The Silk Road prosecutor was first introduced to Bitcoin seven years ago after spending her career investigating prison gangs, corrupt officials, and the mafia for the U.S. Department of Justice.

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She went on to create the government’s first cryptocurrency task force and led investigations into the Mt. Gox hack and the corrupt agents on the Silk Road task force. Seven years later, Haun now oversees a $350-million crypto fund launched last summer by Silicon Valley investing powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).  

Now, she announced on Twitter that she is partnering with Andreessen Horowitz to lead Crypto Fund III, a massive $2.2 billion venture fund that will target crypto projects and teams.

In a series of tweets, Haun shares her perspective on crypto and where she sees the space going.

“This is the largest crypto fund ever raised, a validating moment for the ecosystem and another sign that crypto is mainstreaming, innovation in the space is accelerating, and use-cases are broadening.

We are radically optimistic about crypto’s potential. This fund allows us to find the next generation of visionary crypto founders, and invest in areas that touch the core pillars of the crypto ecosystem: infrastructure, DeFi (decentralized finance), NFTs (non-fungible tokens), gaming and more.

We’re going all in on our belief crypto is not only the future of finance but, as with the internet in the early days, is poised to transform many other aspects of our lives.”

Joining her in the crypto fund is Bill Hinman, the former director of the SEC’s Corporate Finance Division, Tomicah Tillemann, former senior advisor to Joe Biden, investor and entrepreneur Alex Price, advisory partner Bret McIntosh and former Coinbase communications vice president Rachel Horwitz. 

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Dogecoin: Investing ‘in currency with dog’ makes sense to this section?

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The adage, “You work hard for your money and your money should work hard for you,” will, perhaps, never age with time. Investing is important, if not critical, to make your money work for you. Until a few years back, the masses mostly relied only on stocks and physical assets like gold and property as investments. In fact, for the older generations, the traditional array of assets is a go-to option on any given day. 

Nevertheless, with the emergence of digital assets like cryptocurrencies, market participants now have a wide range of assets to choose from. As a matter of fact, the newer assets resonate well with the newer generations. Even during market adversities, the younger generations express their enthusiasm and keep claiming that they’re “in for the tech.”

A meme that pointed out the different assets chosen by people from different generations was doing the rounds on social media lately. It, however, managed to garner traction majorly because the self-proclaimed ‘DogeFather’ reacted to its irony, thus instilling the Dogecoin v. Real estate debate.

Interestingly, in May 2020, Elon Musk took social media to announce that he was giving up most of his possessions. What’s more, he explicitly stated that he would not own any house henceforth.

Reportedly, before the aforementioned Twitter announcement, Musk owned several luxury mansions in California that had a cumulative valuation of over $100 million. Musk’s reaction to the meme makes even more sense when the above dots are connected. Well, apart from traditional asset proponents, even people close to Musk were apparently “mad” at him for taking such a call. 

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A recent study highlighted that Gen Z and millennial investors prefer using an amalgamation of both new and old investment strategies. Cryptocurrency, however, remained the second most likely asset to be held by Gen Z investors. Well, according to the age-wise stratification, Musk falls into the Gen X category, which is typically characterized to be “conservative” with their investment choices. 

Now even though Tesla’s ‘Techno-King’ doesn’t belong to the Gen-Z or millennial category, he has evidently been fond of cryptos, especially Dogecoin over the past few months. However, the meme-coin’s value recently plunged and the community opined that even Elon would not be able to save it.

Now, since real-estate is most likely out of Musk’s equation, the odds of Musk resurrecting the meme coin and taking it on ‘moon ride’ has increased. Riding on the back of Elon’s tweets, Dogecoin has managed to record a YTD return of +4112.69%.


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