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ZkSync users rushed to claim their airdrops after the ZK token went live, driving degraded performance on the network. More than 45% of the airdrop had been distributed within two hours of claims going live.

The combined throughput of Ethereum scaling solutions rocketed to new heights above 240 transactions per second. The milestone was driven by Xai’s Vanguard:Genesis points campaign, with Base and Proof Of Play Apex also hosting notable activity.

Plus, ETH exchange balances have dropped to an eight-year low, digital assets dip amid heavy Bitcoin ETP outflows, and PleasrDAO sues Martin Shkreli over Wu-Tang IP.

✍️ In today’s newsletter:

  • ZK airdrop claims are live
  • Xai drives record L3 throughput
  • ETH balances on centralized exchanges shrink
  • Crypto ETPs suffer heaviest outflows in months
  • PleasrDAO’s lawsuit over one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album


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Bitcoin$66,7820.89 %
Ethereum$3,632 1.88 %
Gold 1st Future$2,331 1.36 %
S&P 5005431.60 -0.04 %
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🪂Nearly Half Of Airdropped ZkSync Tokens Claimed In Just Two Hours


The launch of ZkSync’s ZK token has users racing to claim the token, with nearly half of the airdropped tokens claimed within two hours. The ZK token is off to a mixed debut performance, with the asset dipping 26% since airdrops went live but retaining a nearly $850 million market cap.

🚀Soaring Xai Adoption Propels L2 and L3 TVL To All-Time High

Activity on Ethereum scaling solutions is at a new all-time high of 243 transactions per second (TPS). Layer 3s are on fire, with Xai’s throughput surging 9,000% in one week to tag 101 TPS, while Proof Of Play Apex is at 16 TPS after jumping 900% over the same period.

📉ETH Exchange Balances Hit Eight-Year Low as Investors Prepare for Rally

Just 12 million ETH or 10% of Ether's supply remains on centralized exchanges after investors pulled 4.1 million Ethereum from CEXes in 10 days. The trend has driven the sum of ETH on centralized exchanges to its lowest level since March 2016, suggesting whales are seeking on-chain yield in anticipation of bullish momentum driven by spot Ether ETFs.



Nexo’s Hunt for $13M in NEXO Tokens airdrop rewards users for their engagement on the Nexo platform. Participants earn points through activities like exchanging crypto and using a multitude of services on the Nexo platform. While the campaign ends soon, on July 7, it still offers latecomers a chance to accumulate significant points through multipliers, giving you a good shot at a larger share of the airdrop.

New users receive a 5x multiplier, and additional multipliers include up to 2x for being a part of Nexo’s Loyalty program, and more. So if you’re looking to get in on an airdrop, this might be just the thing, check it out.


⬇️Crypto Markets Trade Lower as Institutions Offload Millions in Bitcoin

Institutional investors are hedging their Bitcoin bets, with $600 million flowing out of exchange-traded products tracking BTC last week — the largest weekly outflow since March. Digital assets are off to a feeble start to the week, with most leading assets suffering modest drawdowns.

👨‍⚖️PleasrDAO Suing Martin Shkreli Over IP Rights Is a Sign of a Maturing Ecosystem

PleasrDAO has launched legal action against Martin Shkreli, the convicted felon and notorious co-founder of Retrophin and Turing Pharmaceuticals, for allegedly making unauthorized copies of a one-of-a-kind album from the famed hip-hop ensemble Wu-Tang Clan. PleasrDAO previously paid $4.7 million for exclusive rights to the record.


  • SEC's Head of Crypto Asset and Cyber Unit departs after nearly nine years (The Block)
  • U.S.-Listed Bitcoin Miners Reached Record Total Market Cap of $22.8B in June (CoinDesk)
  • LEAKED: Biden Admin to Attend Bitcoin Roundtable With Key Congressional Officials in DC (Bitcoin Magazine)
  • Convex Finance Token Surges 100% as veCRV’s Weekly Inflows Skyrocket (Unchained)


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