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Here’s How Bitcoin Millionaires Are Playing the Crypto Market: Santiment

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The largest holders of Bitcoin are taking advantage of the market downturn to increase the amounts of BTC that they own, according to blockchain analysis firm Santiment.

In a new tweet, Santiment reveals that the millionaire cohort, or wallets holding between 100 to 10,000 BTC, have massively increased the size of their Bitcoin investments in the last week of May.

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“Bitcoin is at $35,400 after another mild drop-off over the past day. But the key BTC millionaire bracket that we track has seen a mild uptick in holdings. Addresses with 100 to 10,000 BTC have accumulated approximately 30,000 more BTC this past week.”

The crypto insights firm adds that there appears to be “panic” among traders of Bitcoin, Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), Polkadot (DOT) and XRP, which could be a good sign for the crypto market.

“We see evidence of panic among crypto traders, and our weighted social sentiment data indicates that BTC, ETH, ADA, DOT, XRP and other top caps are showing crowd fear.”

Santiment’s findings are corroborated by crypto tracker site Bitinfocharts.com showing one of the largest Bitcoin addresses having accumulated Bitcoin over the last half of May after some heavy selling prior.

The fourth-largest wallet in existence sold a total of 3,000 BTC as the leading crypto asset traded above $55,000 on April 12th and April 14th. The whale resumed selling 6,000 BTC on May 7th and May 9th as the king crypto hovered around $55,000.

However, the whale bought has been actively buying BTC since May 15th. BitInfoCharts shows that the big-time crypto owner accumulated 9,961 BTC in the last two weeks.

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Source: https://dailyhodl.com/2021/06/02/heres-how-bitcoin-millionaires-are-playing-the-crypto-market-santiment/

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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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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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Recap – 73% Axie Infinity Livestream Viewers are from the Philippines

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“Play-to-earn” game Axie Infinity held a livestream this week, hosted by Andrew Campbell, the new program lead at Sky Mavis, the game’s development company. The Axie Infinity team answered questions fielded by the community. From server issues to V2, check out the stream below.

This writer live tweeted during the livestream and it’s worth detailing here what are the information shared during the event. But first, let’s check the metrics of the stream as shared by Andrew:

The result solidifies the Philippines as a key market for Axie Infinity. Though it should be noted that the most popular streaming channel in the country is Facebook Live and YouTube.

On Axie Infinity V2

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Aleksander Larsen, COO of Sky Mavis and Jeff Zirlin, co-founder, shared a new image of Axies with upgraded body shapes:

Days ago, the Axie Infinity community celebrated the birth of Axie no. 1 million, but it was not without controversy because it was created using what some members of the community feels is a violation of the Terms of Service. Jeff said they will look more closely into the situation.

As for staking, Aleksander said it could be by Q3 2021.

On the Server Issues

The game was recently plugged with issues, Andrew asked a question submitted by a community member: “Why don’t you just plug in more servers since you have money?” Aleksander says the game grew from 38k to 200k users in no time. “Our engineers are working overnight to keep the lights running. Things are to get better.” Andrew added the fact that while there are a lot of developers, the talent pool for those who knows blockchain (specifically, solidity) is actually smaller, while Jeff said the server issue is their no. 1 priority right now.

Sky Mavis tweeted the day after the stream:

On Free-to-play

“What to do with useless Axies?” a community member asked. 

“No Axies are useless,” Aleksander immediately answered.

Jeff hinted of “crafting” as a new addition that can be done on the upcoming Land gameplay. “I think it’s going to be a huge catalyst for us,” he said, though he reconfirms that Battle V2 and Land gameplay being “fun” are the first things they would focus on. 

Speaking of V2, the topic “free-to-play” was touched upon. In the next version of Axie Infinity, there will be starter Axies that are “free-to-play,” so new players can start without purchasing Axies. The community therefore asked “Will free-to-play hurt SLP earnings right now?” Here’s Jeff’s response:

“Free-to-play allows you to get immersed and be in love with the Axie universe before you make economic decisions. I think demand for real Axies will increase when more people are in love with Axies.”

Jeff Zirlin, Sky Mavis

Putting Axie to Every Person in the World

The above was Aleksander’s quote. One of Sky Mavis’ goals is to put the game in the App Store and the PlayStore.

Guild and Scholarships

Aleksander said they are working on Guild Features in-game itself. This would mean eventually doing what is being done in scholarships could be done on the game itself. (He did say this is very far from the pipeline.)

Which led Andrew to ask, “What do you personally feel about Axie scholarships?” Jeff talked about early 2020 and the people who first tried it out. “It was when SLP hit 2 cents when people see the scholarship thing as legitimate. It has definitely helped in our growth.”

Aleksander admitted they don’t have any direct say in scholarships, and they don’t endorse them. “But we have common sense things. For example, managers should not abuse their players. If you do, then that’s our concern.” He did say the scholarships are a testament to what’s possible in the metaverse and what you can do inside. He cited Yield Guild Games as one of the largest, if not the biggest one who do scholarships at scale.

On Axie Lore

Jeff talked about ideas re: Axie Lore, Axie Movie, Manga, but ultimately their focus right now is to make Axie as fun as possible. Aleksander said they can think about it next year.

On Multi Accounting

“We will find you.” 

Jeff Zirlin, Sky Mavis

Andrew said as Axie scales, this will be a problem. Aleksander said they are looking into the data to ensure no real people who are not multi-accounting get affected. 

“One human being can only extract so much resources per day. You have to tell your friends to play.”

Aleksander also said players don’t get banned when they are in-game and suddenly maintenance kicked in. 

On Land Gameplay, SDK and API

Jeff said they want to make Land gameplay as fun as possible, such as farming or fighting for resources. “We want to provide utility and fun things to do rather than a blank slate where people will just walk around,” said. 

On SDK, they said they are excited about using Axie assets where people can do an Axie tower defense and other games. 

There’s clamor to make the Axie API more open. “As we move towards a more stable space, we can enable the API a little bit more, a WIP,” Aleksander said Seuchenhun of Axie Zone (also a recent Sky Mavis hire) will own this product.

Pains as Axie Grows

Lately, there were reports of stuck Axies and other bugs. Aleksander said because the game is still in alpha, everything being experienced are the pains of growing. “As we grow more, there might be more bugs.”

At the end of the stream, Aleksander encouraged players to give feedback and constructive criticism, what they can do to improve.

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