📈 Crypto Markets Post April 2024 Highs

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The crypto markets rebounded to new April 2024 highs, with Bitcoin rallying to test $72,000 and Ether pressing above $3,700. The move coincides with strong performances in the equities and gold markets, with both the Nasdaq100 and gold posting all-time highs in recent days.

Airdrops continue to impress, with Tensor, a Solana-based NFT platform, launching its TNSR token at a roughly $1.9 billion valuation.

Stacks, the popular Bitcoin Layer 2, announced it will integrate with Portal to facilitate cross-chain atomic swaps for its synthetic BTC token, sBTC, between Bitcoin and its L2 once the token is live.

And SilkRoad Foundation, a memecoin rug-pull reclaimed by community members in support of FreeRoss DAO, is raising funds for the family of Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road’s incarcerated founder.

✍️ In today’s newsletter:

  • Crypto markets bounce to new April highs
  • TNSR airdrops at $1.9B fully diluted valuation
  • Stacks taps Portal for atomic sBTC swaps
  • Reclaimed rug-pull raises funds for Ulbricht family


📈 Markets in the last 24 hrs:

Bitcoin$69,2120.31 %
Ethereum$3,425 1.86 %
Gold 1st Future$2,326 1.61 %
S&P 5005204.34 1.11 %
Arch Web32.79 1.66 %
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👀 Markets Rally as Old Holders Are Met By New Money


The crypto markets rebounded to post new monthly highs yesterday, coinciding with strong momentum for traditional assets. However, the bounce was short-lived, with BTC and ETH shedding 4.4% in the past 24 hours.

🪂 Airdrop April Continues as Solana NFT Platform Tensor Launches Token

Tensor, a top NFT platform on Solana, dropped $250M worth of TNSR tokens to early adopters. The token generation event follows a spate of high-value airdrops across leading networks, with TNSR boasting a $1.9 billion fully-diluted valuation.



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🌉 Stacks To Integrate Portal DeFi For Bitcoin To Layer 2 Atomic Swaps

Stacks will integrate with Portal to enable atomic swaps for its forthcoming synthetic Bitcoin token, BTC. The move will allow non-custodial swaps between the Bitcoin and Stacks networks, bypassing the third-party and custodial risks typically associated with cross-chain transactions.

🎁 SilkRoad Foundation Raises Funds For Ulbricht Family After Repurposing Rug-Pull

SilkRoad Foundation raised $2,850 worth of funds for the family of Ross Ulbricht, the incarcerated founder of Silk Road, in 12 days. The fundraising efforts come after the organization was founded through a “community takeover” of a memecoin rug-pull.


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