💥 Restaking Giant EigenLayer Roars

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EigenLayer completed its long-awaited mainnet launch, coinciding with the deployment of its data availability solution, EigenDA. EigenLayer had emerged as the second-largest DeFi protocol with a $13.5 billion TVL prior to its mainnet launch.

In other news, analysts say Ether ETFs won’t receive SEC approval despite meetings, Monad closes largest web3 funding round of 2024, TON breaks into top 10 digital asset rankings amid sustained growth, and Fantom’s founder wants to foster a safer environment for the memecoin community.

Plus, a single custodian is absorbing 47% of newly minted Bitcoin.

✍️ In today’s newsletter:

  • EigenLayer and EigenDA launch on mainnet
  • SEC meets with Ether ETF hopefuls
  • Monad’s funding round rakes $225M
  • TON ranks 10th after rocketing 120% in 30 days
  • Andre Cronje wants to back safe memecoins
  • Cobo is receiving half of BTC mining rewards


📈 Markets in the last 24 hrs:

Bitcoin$69,306-3.24 %
Ethereum$3,517 -4.83 %
Gold 1st Future$2,344 0.51 %
S&P 5005209.91 0.14 %
Arch Web32.73 -5.67 %
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🎉 EigenLayer Launches on Ethereum Mainnet


EigenLayer, the pioneering Ethereum restaking protocol, is finally live on mainnet. EigenLayer provides additional yield to stakers who secure third-party services while simultaneously validating the Ethereum network. EigenLayer had already attracted deposits totaling 4.1 million or 13% of staked Ether prior to its mainnet deployment.

🔍 Analysts Remain Bearish On Ether ETF Prospects Despite SEC Meetings

Analysts hold low expectations for the chances of spot Ethereum ETFs receiving regulatory approval next month, despite the SEC holding meetings with Ether ETF hopefuls. The news comes as spot Bitcoin ETFs suffer outflows amid market volatility.

💰 Monad Labs Raises $225M in This Year’s Biggest Funding Round

Monad Labs, the team behind a forthcoming Layer 1 network, bagged $225 million in the largest web3 funding round of 2024 so far. The round was led by Paradigm and featured participation from other heavyweight crypto VCs including Coinbase Ventures, Electric Capital, and Castle Island Ventures.



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📈 TON Becomes Top 10 Cryptocurrency After 35% Surge

The Open Network’s TON token is now ranked among the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap after enjoying sustained bullish momentum amid a nine-figure incentive program. The price of TON is up 120% in 30 days, coinciding with the network’s TVL tripling.

⛑️ Fantom Founder Wants To Create a Safer Memecoin Environment

Andre Cronje, the founder of Fantom, wants to support the proliferation of meme tokens that offer a safer experience for users. Cronje said Fantom Foundation will team up with new memecoins with less than 10% of supply allocated to team members and provide $100,000 for liquidity pool pairings to ensure buyers are protected from rug-pull risks.

🔑 Single Entity Controls Keys to Nearly 50% of All Newly Mined Bitcoin

On-chain data shows that a single crypto custodian, Cobo, is absorbing 47% of new Bitcoin mining rewards from nine top pools. Community members are torn on the scale of threat Cobo could pose to the network, with some warning against the risk of a User Activated Hard Fork while others argue it is easy for the mining pools to simply migrate to a variety of different custodians.


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  • Jupiter DEX Exposes Rampant Spam Bot Assault Amid Solana Congestion (CoinGape)
  • EU's MiCA Rules Have Had Little Influence on the European Crypto Market, Regulator Says (CoinDesk)


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