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  • Lummis slams Biden’s ‘disastrous proposal’ to tax Bitcoin miners in ‘orange paper’
    by Assad Jafri on July 23, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) said the Biden administration’s to impose a 30% tax on Bitcoin miners is a “dangerous scheme” and an “attack on innovation.” She argued that such a high tax rate would stifle innovation and push mining operations overseas, undermining both economic and national security interests. She made the statement in a July The post Lummis slams Biden’s ‘disastrous proposal’ to tax Bitcoin miners in ‘orange […]

  • Polymarket odds heavily favor Trump amid dominant lead in swing states
    by Assad Jafri on July 23, 2024 at 6:45 pm

    Former President Donald Trump holds a commanding lead over Vice President Kamala Harris on Polymarket — with a notable edge in every key swing state. Polymarket is the world’s largest prediction market. It notably forecast that President Joe Biden would drop out of the presidential race several days before he made the announcement. As of The post Polymarket odds heavily favor Trump amid dominant lead in swing states appeared first on […]

  • WazirX seeking partnerships to recover from $230 million hack
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 23, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    India-based centralized exchange WazirX seeking partnerships to restore full operations following a significant exploit that resulted in the loss of nearly half its assets. The exchange’s co-founder, Nischal Shetty, shared the development in a social media post on July 23 and notified users that it is working on a solution to help restart its services. The post WazirX seeking partnerships to recover from $230 million hack appeared first on […]

  • Ethereum ETFs soar with $361 million volume in first 90 minutes
    by Assad Jafri on July 23, 2024 at 4:58 pm

    Spot Ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) debuted to robust investor interest within the first 90 minutes of trading, amassing a total volume of $361 million across the nine newly launched ETFs. Bloomberg senior ETF analyst Eric Balchunas shared the initial data on social media and noted that the impressive start ranks these ETFs among the top The post Ethereum ETFs soar with $361 million volume in first 90 minutes appeared first on […]

  • Bitcoin miner IREN ventures into AI with GPU pilot and Morgan Stanley’s guidance
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 23, 2024 at 4:15 pm

    Bitcoin miner IREN (formerly known as Iris Energy) is the latest crypto mining company looking to profit from the artificial intelligence market boom, according to its July 23 Analyst & Investor Day presentation. The planned presentation shows that the firm will launch a GPU pilot at its Childress site in Prince George. This follows the The post Bitcoin miner IREN ventures into AI with GPU pilot and Morgan Stanley’s guidance appeared […]

  • Large holders cashed out ahead of Ethereum ETF launch
    by Andjela Radmilac on July 23, 2024 at 3:30 pm

    The market has been gearing up for volatility before the launch of spot ETH ETFs in the US today. While ETH’s price action has been relatively uninteresting in the past few weeks, it seems that large holders are expecting price swings and are rushing to cash out. Glassnode’s data on realized profit for Ethereum holders The post Large holders cashed out ahead of Ethereum ETF launch appeared first on CryptoSlate.

  • Franklin Templeton invests in Bitlayer’s $300M-valued Bitcoin infrastructure
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 23, 2024 at 2:54 pm

    Bitlayer, a Bitcoin layer-2 network, has raised a total of $16 million, including $11 million in its Series A funding round at a $300 million valuation, according to a July 23 statement shared with CryptoSlate. Franklin Templeton, a prominent investment management firm and issuer of spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs, and ABCDE led the Series The post Franklin Templeton invests in Bitlayer’s $300M-valued Bitcoin infrastructure appeared first on […]

  • BlackRock Bitcoin ETF surpasses Invesco QQQ Nasdaq fund in 2024 inflows
    by Liam ‘Akiba’ Wright on July 23, 2024 at 2:20 pm

    The recent performance of the iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) has surpassed the Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ) in year-to-date net flows despite a significant difference in total assets. Spencer Hakimian, Founder of Tolou Capital Management, shared data showing how IBIT has attracted $18,968.31 million in YTD flows, compared to QQQ’s $18,899.72 million. This is The post BlackRock Bitcoin ETF surpasses Invesco QQQ Nasdaq fund in 2024 inflows […]

  • US House passes act to add crypto industry to team combatting terrorism financing
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 23, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    The United States House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Financial Technology Protection Act, which aims to curb the use of digital for illicit activities and terrorism financing. Representative Zach Nunn introduced the bill on April 27, 2023, and it was approved on July 22, 2024. The bill The bill aims to establish a governmental working The post US House passes act to add crypto industry to team combatting terrorism financing […]

  • Ethereum ETFs pre-market trading begins, all set for official debut at market open
    by Oluwapelumi Adejumo on July 23, 2024 at 12:57 pm

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued notices of effectiveness for several Ethereum-related exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as they begin trading today, July 23. Available information on the regulator’s website confirms the effectiveness of the S-1 filing of different issuers, including VanEck, Grayscale, Bitwise, Invesco, and Fidelity, among others. Pre-market trading is already open, with The post Ethereum ETFs pre-market […]

  • Reuters ‘Shock Poll’ Finds Kamala Leading Trump, There’s Just One Catch…
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    Reuters ‘Shock Poll’ Finds Kamala Leading Trump, There’s Just One Catch… With the Democrat corporate media machine in full swing behind Kamala Harris following President Joe Biden’s shock announcement on Sunday that he’s abandoning his 2024 presidential campaign, it was only a matter of time before a ‘shock’ poll had her beating Trump in a hypothetical matchup. And here it is: A new Reuters/Ipsos poll has found that Harris […]

  • Trump Asks Appeals Court To Overturn $454 Million Civil Fraud Judgment
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 7:05 pm

    Trump Asks Appeals Court To Overturn $454 Million Civil Fraud Judgment Authored by Jack Phillips via The Epoch Times, Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on July 22 asked a New York appeals court to overturn the $454 million New York civil fraud judgment that was handed down earlier this year. In court papers filed with First Department of the State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, the state’s mid-level court, his […]

  • ‘Worst Since COVID Lockdowns’ – Regional Fed Surveys Plunged In July
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 6:45 pm

    ‘Worst Since COVID Lockdowns’ – Regional Fed Surveys Plunged In July It was ugly in macro-land today with existing home sales crashing (as home prices hit record highs). But a couple of Regional Fed surveys really laid an egg… First out of the gate was the Philly Fed Services Activity Survey, which puked in July from two-year highs to near four-year lows… Source: Bloomberg The indexes for general activity at the firm level, […]

  • “He’s Alive!!”
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 6:10 pm

    “He’s Alive!!” Update (1400ET): After six days of darkness, the leader of the free world has made a physical appearance, exiting a vehicle, mumbling incoherently at reporters, and carefully ascending the stairs of the smaller AF1… “He’s Alive!!” PROOF OF LIFE? Biden shuffles out of his motorcade, mumbles incoherently at reporters, and ascends the stairs of the smaller AF1. It’s Biden’s first public appearance since the coup to […]

  • Tesla Earnings Preview: Financials, Robotaxis, Cybertruck, Musk’s Pay Plan In Focus
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    Tesla Earnings Preview: Financials, Robotaxis, Cybertruck, Musk’s Pay Plan In Focus Tesla is set to report earnings after the bell today, with the street expecting a hefty EPS drop and 2% revenue decline. Sellside consensus expects Tesla’s Q2 earnings per share to drop 33% to 61 cents, with sales dipping to $24.38 billion. Here are the expectations on other metrics: Gross profit margin (exp. 17.7%). Free cash flow (exp. 1.2bln). […]

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  • Trump Confirms Netanyahu Meeting At Mar-A-Lago
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 5:59 pm

    Trump Confirms Netanyahu Meeting At Mar-A-Lago Update(1359ET): After earlier in the week Prime Minister Netanyahu requested a private meeting with former President Donald Trump while he’s in the US to address Congress, Trump has finally confirmed the meeting will happen this week. Israeli media has announced it will happen Friday. The two will meet at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, according to breaking reports, and this […]

  • Signs Of Severe Credit-Card And Auto-Loan Stress In Generation Z
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    Signs Of Severe Credit-Card And Auto-Loan Stress In Generation Z Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The economy is slowing and that will hit the zoomers first and the hardest, especially renters… Shaky Ground The idea for this post comes from the Wall Street Journal article American Borrowers Are on Shakier Ground. Years of higher inflation and interest rates have left consumers mired in debt, even as overall […]

  • Blowout 2Y Auction Sees Record Foreign Buyers, Yields Slide
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 5:19 pm

    Blowout 2Y Auction Sees Record Foreign Buyers, Yields Slide Ahead of next week’s FOMC meeting, when consensus expects no surprises from Powell ahead of a September rate cut, the same can not be said for today’s first of the week coupon auction, when demand for $69BN in 2Y notes (with 5Y and 7Y auctions on deck) was off the charts. Starting at the top, the high yield printed at 4.434%, down 27.2bps from 4.706% last month, the lowest […]

  • The Party Of ‘Democracy” Will Now Choose Your Candidate For You
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 5:05 pm

    The Party Of ‘Democracy” Will Now Choose Your Candidate For You Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, On Sunday, July 21, President Biden dropped out of the 2024 presidential campaign via a text-only post on Twitter/X. Less than an hour later, Biden – also via a text-only post on Twitter/X – endorsed vice president Kamala Harris for the presidency.  Thus, in just a few minutes, the ruling party in Washington […]

  • ‘I Lost My Son’: Musk Says He Was Tricked Into Approving Puberty Blockers
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 4:45 pm

    ‘I Lost My Son’: Musk Says He Was Tricked Into Approving Puberty Blockers Elon Musk has condemned so-called “gender-affirming care” practitioners for effectively “killing” his son — by tricking the billionaire into authorizing puberty-blocking treatments out of fear the then-teenager would otherwise commit suicide. In remarks made Monday, Musk said the devastating experience fueled his commitment to “destroy the woke mind […]

  • 3 Supreme Court Justices Recuse 2nd Time In Case Accusing Them Of Wrongly Rejecting 2020 Election Lawsuit
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 4:25 pm

    3 Supreme Court Justices Recuse 2nd Time In Case Accusing Them Of Wrongly Rejecting 2020 Election Lawsuit Authored by Matthew Vadum via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), The Supreme Court refused on July 22 to rehear a lawsuit that was filed against three justices because they rejected a previous lawsuit aimed at lawmakers who certified the 2020 election victory of President Joe Biden. The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on May 12, […]

  • Blinken Dubiously Hails Harris As A ‘Leading Voice’ Of US Foreign Policy
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    Blinken Dubiously Hails Harris As A ‘Leading Voice’ Of US Foreign Policy At a moment President Biden hasn’t been seen by anyone – or even photographed – in about a week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday is seeking to assure the public that the president will remain “intensely focused” on work that remains in the next since months, chiefly foreign policy issues.  Blinken cited Biden’s work on “bringing peace to the […]

  • Department Of Defense To Give Troops ‘Economic Hardship’ Bonus Of $20 Per Month
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 3:45 pm

    Department Of Defense To Give Troops ‘Economic Hardship’ Bonus Of $20 Per Month Authored by Eric Lundrum via American Greatness, The Biden Administration’s Department of Defense (DOD) has announced that it will begin handing out “economic hardship bonuses” to members of the military, amounting to a mere $20 every month. As reported by the Daily Caller, the $20 bonus will be given to troops between the ranks of E1 and E3. […]

  • DOJ Magically Finds 117 Pages Of Biden Transcripts
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 3:25 pm

    DOJ Magically Finds 117 Pages Of Biden Transcripts The Department of Justice admitted to a federal judge on Monday that it has located 117 pages of transcripts it previously denied having, related to President Joe Biden’s interviews with a biographer which played a role in the recently completed criminal investigation of his handling of classified material before he became president. Photo: Brendan Smialowski, Getty The […]

  • San Francisco Invokes Supreme Court’s Bureaucracy-Weakening Ruling In Lawsuit Against EPA
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 3:05 pm

    San Francisco Invokes Supreme Court’s Bureaucracy-Weakening Ruling In Lawsuit Against EPA Authored by Matthew Vadum via The Epoch Times, San Francisco will invoke the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling from last month that weakened federal regulators’ power in its upcoming case challenging federal wastewater discharge regulations, according to a brief that the city filed with the high court on July 19. The city is arguing that […]

  • “Increasingly Cautious Consumer”: Polaris Shares Crash As High Interest Rates Crush Demand For ATVs & Jetskis
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    “Increasingly Cautious Consumer”: Polaris Shares Crash As High Interest Rates Crush Demand For ATVs & Jetskis A toxic trifecta of high interest rates, elevated inflation, and increasingly cautious dealers and consumers led Polaris to report dismal second-quarter results. The earnings miss and reduced full-year forecast for sales and profit indicate the once-thriving outdoor adventure market for ATVs, UTVs, jet skis, and […]

  • Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle Resigns
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 2:31 pm

    Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle Resigns US Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle has resigned, one day after a contentious session with House lawmakers over security failures that facilitated the assassination attempt on Donald Trump on July 13, both NBC and ABC News report. BREAKING: @JuliaEAinsley reports Two law enforcement sources tell NBC News Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle has resigned. And an […]

  • What Can Be, Unburdened By What Has-Beens?
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 2:20 pm

    What Can Be, Unburdened By What Has-Beens? By Michael Every of Rabobank Global IT systems crashed on Friday. Two days later, a week after the attempted assassination of former President Trump, President Biden crashed. It seems full steam ahead for Kamala Harris, so far. Elsewhere, Israel destroyed the Houthis’ port and oil storage, yet Russia may now arm them, all risking wider Mid-East war; as ‘China and Russia are breaking […]

  • US Existing Home Sales Puked (Again) In July…
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 2:11 pm

    US Existing Home Sales Puked (Again) In July… US existing home sales slumped for the fourth straight month in June, plunging a worse than expected 5.4% MoM (the worst MoM drop since Nov 2022) and dragging sales down 5.4% YoY… Source: Bloomberg Notably, existing home sales have not risen on a YoY basis since July 2021, with the SAAR total back below 4mm, near COVID lockdown lows… Source: Bloomberg The only segment of […]

  • Watch: Kamala Harris Talks To Biden As If He’s Dying
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 1:50 pm

    Watch: Kamala Harris Talks To Biden As If He’s Dying Authored by Steve Watson via Modernity.news, While speculation of Joe Biden’s condition and whereabouts continues to mount, things were not made any clearer as Biden phoned in to a press gathering at the now Harris HQ, leading to several minutes of absolute cringe exchange between the pair. An odd sounding Biden addressed the staffers who had no idea he was dropping out […]

  • Ukraine Might Actually Be Semi-Serious About Resuming Peace Talks With Russia
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    Ukraine Might Actually Be Semi-Serious About Resuming Peace Talks With Russia Authored by Andrew Korybko via Substack, The conventional thinking is that Ukraine isn’t interested in resuming peace talks with Russia unless the latter capitulates to its unacceptable ultimatums, otherwise it’ll continue fighting “until the last Ukrainian”, but that might be about to be turned on its head as a result of recent developments. In […]

  • Stumbling Out Of The Gate: Harris Starts Race Down 11 Points, Even Worse Than Biden
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 12:50 pm

    Stumbling Out Of The Gate: Harris Starts Race Down 11 Points, Even Worse Than Biden Democrats’ enjoyment of the Kamala Harris campaign’s “new car smell” may prove short-lived, as a brand new poll shows the vice president trailing former President Trump by a whopping 11 points among likely voters — matching up even worse than President Biden, who trailed by 10.  The Forbes/HarrisX survey was conducted July 19-21 — that’s after […]

  • The Bull Market – Could It Just Be Getting Started?
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    The Bull Market – Could It Just Be Getting Started? Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, We noted last Friday that over the previous few years, a handful of “Mega-Capitalization” (mega-market capitalization) stocks have dominated market returns and driven the bull market. In that article, we questioned whether the dominance of just a handful of stocks can continue to drive the bull market. Furthermore, […]

  • ​​​​​​​Porsche Slides On Profit Warning As Snarled Supply Chain Risks “Production Shutdowns”
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 12:15 pm

    ​​​​​​​Porsche Slides On Profit Warning As Snarled Supply Chain Risks “Production Shutdowns” Shares of the German sportscar maker Porsche slid on Tuesday after the company slashed its full-year revenue forecast. The automaker warned that a snarled supply chain involving aluminum parts from a supplier could limit or even halt production of specific models.  Porsche now forecasts a return on sales between 14% and […]

  • Futures Flat Ahead Of First Mag7 Reports: Alphabet, Tesla Earnings On Deck
    by Tyler Durden on July 23, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    Futures Flat Ahead Of First Mag7 Reports: Alphabet, Tesla Earnings On Deck US equity futures reversed earlier losses and were modestly in the green with small-caps leading and Tech lagging, following the partial retracement from yesterday and weaker Semis earnings last night. As of 7:30am, S&P futures are up 0.1%, while Nasdaq futs are 0.1% in the red with Mag7 stocks mostly flat/up ex-NVDA which is -80bps, lower with most other […]

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