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Bitget Hot Takes (July 31 - August 06)

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2023-08-07
Bitget Hot Takes (July 31 - August 06)

Bitget Hot Takes is the exclusive weekly newsletter series by Bitget Academy, the 360-degree onboarding guide for all crypto enthusiasts.

The latest Bitget Hot Takes can be found here.

Central Themes

• Tether has become the 11th largest Bitcoin holder according to 21.co’s Dune Analytics dashboard.

• XRP couldn't breach the US$1 resistance level; BNB flipped XRP for Top 4 again.

• Several liquidity pools on Curve were hacked; around US$60 million to US$70 million have been stolen and over US$1 billion in cryptocurrencies removed from Curve.

• HashKey became the first licensed crypto exchange for retail traders in Hong Kong.

• Asset managers are applying for ETH Futures ETFs in the U.S.

BGB Is Hanging There

Being one of the key players in the DeFi landscape, the Curve exploit has created a widespread impact on the entire market. Bitcoin and Ethereum’s value fell by 1.1% and 2.4%, respectively, Ethereum more than Bitcoin as it’s the dear home of Curve and the majority of DeFi projects. However, the worst performer in the Top 5 was XRP; the token could neither keep up the hype following the court ruling nor their Top 4 ranking. BNB has flipped XRP to claim that spot once again.

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While the market dipped in red, BGB saw almost no changes in prices as well as in volume over the last seven days. Buying and selling activities took place as normal, meaning organic demand for the token remains strong regardless of outside noises.

That stability is naturally reflected in the decreasing volatility of BGB. BGB prices began to plateau after BTC and ETH value declined and around the time BNB and XRP switched places.

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BGB’s liquidity has been maintained at 0.02, only lower than that of XRP and ETH. Considering the slight downward movements of the broader market, we’d say it’s good to stay away from any radical liquidity at the moment as it could be a sign of selling pressure.

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Check out our BGB Sail Series to see how impressive BGB monthly performance is:

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On a side note, recent data shows that BGB has become, once again, the exchange token with the highest potential. The disproportionate growth between BGB value and Bitget makes room for BGB to soar higher - are you ready?

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The Curve Hack Makes Us Rethink DeFi

The global crypto market cap went down by 1.7% from the opening value of US$1.23 trillion on July 31, 2023 to the closing value of US$1.21 trillion on August 06, 2023, followed by a one-point reduction of the Fear Greed Index. Bitcoin being somewhat affected by the Curve hack and trading in an extremely tight range towards the end of the week were among the reasons for the red in Bitcoin ETFs and mining stocks. However, BITI (ProShares BTCUSDT">BTCUSDT">Short Bitcoin Strategy ETF) stocks only recorded an increase of 1.7%, which translates to TradFi investors not expecting too much of a drop in the largest cryptocurrency’s value.

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It’s refreshing to see asset managers adding the applications for Ethereum futures ETFs in addition to their long-awaited Bitcoin spot ETFs. The first one to submit their Ethereum futures ETF application was Volatility Shares on July 28, then Bitwise, Roundhill, VanEck, ProShares (with both Ether strategy and short Ether strategy ETFs), Grayscale on August 01, Direxion on August 02, and Bitwise and ProShares for their Bitcoin-Ethereum ETFs on August 03. The SEC’s deadline for these applications is October 2023.

On July 30, 2023, Curve Finance announced the exploit of several stablepools on the platform, which amounted to a total of US$60 million - US$70 million in cryptocurrencies, with losses recorded for the following pools (please note that the value was estimated at the time of the hack):

• BNB stablepools, per Ellipsis

• alETH (Alchemix) - ETH: US$13.6 million

• pETH (JPEG’d) - ETH: US$11.4 million

• sETH (Metronome) - ETH: US$1.6 million

• swap pool: 32 million CRV tokens worth more than US$22 million

The price of Curve’s native token CRV nosedived on DEXs, at times to US$0.086, but luckily was anchored by CEX’s price feed and therefore only hit as low as US$0.503959 on August 01. crvUSD, Curve’s stablecoin, also suffered from depegging as FUD kicked in, with the price having fluctuated wildly ever since.

The protocol has received a tremendous amount of help from white hat hackers and MEV bot operators: one took back 2,879 ETH, another nearly 3,000 ETH, two attacks on the msETH - ETH and CRV - ETH pools were frontrun by MEV account c0ffeebabe.eth. In an attempt to recover the remaining funds, Curve, Alchemix and Metronome made a joint announcement to offer a 10% bug bounty to exploiters if they return the assets before August 06. The hacker then sent back the assets in full to Alchemix and JPEG’d but not to Curve, hence the bounty offer is now open for the public - anyone who can help identify the exploiter will be rewarded with US$1.85 million.

The Latest Bitget News

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Accompanied this initiative is our #SetForChange campaign in collaboration with renowned actor and comedian Adam Devine, who shares the same passion for crypto education and adoption with us! We hope to onboard more of the younger generations with modern financial tools and Web3 possibilities via an engaging, lighthearted approach as embodied by Adam.

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Bitget Futures Markets saw a surge of 677.6% for the average crypto OI and 549% for the average Bitcoin OI in the last 7 days, meaning Bitcoin dominance on the futures market has fallen by another 16.6% on average.

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