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German Selling Suppresses BTC, Still Holds $1.3B in Bitcoin

Germany still holds $1.3B in Bitcoin they appear to be in the process of selling. Plus the top news, stats, and funding rounds of the week in crypto.

Issue Summary: Welcome back to Coinstack, the weekly newsletter for institutional crypto investors and industry insiders. We review the top news, stats, and reports in the digital asset ecosystem for our 250k weekly subscribers. This week Germany has been selling BTC obtained from a piracy website and still holds $1.5B in bitcoin from after a surge of sales and exchange transfers, sentencing dates for ex-FTX executives was set for October and November, Paxful's co-founder pled guilty to anti-money laundering charges, and big new venture rounds came in for Sentient ($853M) and CARV ($50M). 

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💵 Weekly Crypto Fundraises & Deals

Here are all the crypto fundraises we heard about this week, ranked by size…


🗞️ Crypto News Recap: The Top 5 Stories

Welcome back to This Week in Crypto… everything you need to know in one scannable format. Here are the top 5 stories of the week… 

  1. 🏦 Germany Selling Suppresses BTC Market, Still Holds $1.3B in Bitcoin: Germany has ramped up its bitcoin transfers to exchanges this week, suppressing prices temporarily — but the worst could soon be over. The bitcoin was seized earlier this year from the operator of Movie2k, the defunct piracy portal that shut down in 2013.

  2. ⚖️ Sentencing for Ex-FTX Execs Set for October, November: Former FTX executives Nishad Singh and Gary Wang, who both testified at Sam Bankman-Fried’s criminal trial, are scheduled to be sentenced later this year.

  3. ⚖️ Paxful's Co-Founder Pleads Guilty to Anti-Money Laundering Charges: Artur Schaback, the co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer of Paxful, is the latest crypto executive to plead guilty to federal crimes in the United States.

  4. 🎉 TON Blockchain Will Release New Layer-2 Based On Polygon’s Technology: The new protocol, called the TON Applications Chain (TAC), will make use of Polygon’s Chain Development Kit (CDK), as well as their AggLayer.

  1. 🚀 What Hamster Kombat Did: How Telegram Built a Web3 Gaming Juggernaut: With hundreds of millions of users, Telegram’s TON, aka The Open Network, is building a head of steam in simple, addictive, fun games built on a blockchain.

💬 Tweet of the Week

Source: @Travis_Kling

📊 Key Stats of the Week

Here are the most important and interesting stats in crypto this week...

1. Uniswap still controls nearly 60% of DEX trading volumes and it tells an interesting story about network effects as it pertains to open-source software. 

Source: @MichaelNadeau

2. Galaxy Digital published an excellent report on expected ETH ETF inflows and outlined the different dynamics surrounding ETH supply. TLDR reasonable to expect 33% the inflows seen in BTC ETFs implying monthly flows >$1B.

Source: @Crypto_McKenna

3. Crypto VC investment rose back over $3 billion in Q2.

Source: @WClementeIII

4. Solana token drawdowns since their 2024 highs.

Source: @gnarleysol

5. DeFi had a strong H1, with DEXs, staking derivatives, and lending all up ~100% year to date in key usage metrics.

Source: @OurNetwork

6. Top Moving Coins From the Top 100

📝 Highlights from the Top Crypto Reports 

Here are the top highlights from the best crypto research reports this week…

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This week, I want to focus exclusively on Bitcoin, as I believe we are approaching a pivotal moment. Here's a detailed breakdown of the current market conditions and what to expect in the near future.

Historical Patterns and Current Indicators

This morning, I mentioned on X that we're observing a unique four-week pattern. Historically, in a crypto bull market, we've never seen four consecutive down weeks without the fifth week turning green and signaling a reversal. This historical trend is working in our favor right now.

Moreover, we have other supporting indicators from a timing perspective. We've seen 48 to 49 days of decline in Bitcoin prices, similar to previous symmetrical moves that also lasted around 48 to 49 days, with declines of approximately 23-24%. These patterns suggest that a reversal is imminent.

Fear and Greed Index

Bitcoin's Fear and Greed Index is currently at 29, indicating significant fear in the market. The last time we saw this level was during the market lows, which often signal a buying opportunity. This level of fear, combined with our timing and price indicators, suggests that we are at or near a significant low.

Weekly Chart and RSI Analysis

However, there's a concerning pattern that we need to discuss. We've been observing a three-wave down pattern on the weekly chart, which typically indicates further declines. The recent lower close adds to this concern, but our four-week pattern gives us promise for a green week and a reversal.

🎧 Top Crypto Podcasts of The Week

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