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Mooners and Shakers: SBF arrested! Bitcoin and Ethereum flat ahead of US inflation data

It’s a big week for stocks, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and cryptocurrencies in general, as Jerome Powell and his Fed pals decide whether to bang on a Santa suit or throw a chunk of coal into the market.

Meanwhile, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, aka SBF, is reportedly under arrest in the Bahamas. report See below for details.

But first…

The final Federal Open Market Committee meeting of the year will be held December 13-14 at the YOO ESS in EH (Washington, DC).

And I really thank Christ for that.

But will this time be different? 75 basis point hikes in the last four rate hikes have contracted the market, but many prospective traders and investors are expecting a slowdown to 50 basis points, if not a ‘pivot’. . It’s only possible if his December 13 US CPI data figures show US inflation continues to ease somewhat.

But it’s not just numbers. I also look forward to Fed Chair Powell’s press conference and tone. Let’s hope his voice is good. Maybe we’ll see Bitcoin rise to infinity…well, over $18,000. Yes, maybe.

SBF Arrested, Kwon Dokwon… Serbia?

Former FTX boss Sam Bankman-Fried has just been arrested and taken into custody by Bahamian police, according to Reuters.

Bahamian authorities have reportedly received formal notice of criminal charges against him from the United States. The actual price has yet to be revealed.

Earlier today, SBF said in a Twitter space chat that he would not be performing. directly at a House committee hearing this week in the US capital.

And that was apparently due to the “paparazzi effect” his presence caused.Yeah, he always has everyone’s best interests at heart. Again, maybe he wanted to dial in when he was playing League of Legends. irbium new Overworld Beta Release.

Bankman-Fried said in an interview at the New York Times’ Dealbook Summit on November 30 that he “never attempted fraud” and personally does not consider himself criminally responsible. added.

Meanwhile, another “much-loved” crypto industry figure, Do Kwon, is the founder of the Terra Luna project, who was seen as largely responsible for its demise earlier this year. person and seems to be currently in Serbia.According to Korean online publication Korea.

Kwon has been something of a crypto fugitive since the fall of Terra, Tracked worldwide by South Korean authorities and InterpolIn the meantime, he continues to appear on Twitter and weird podcasts, giving interviews here and there and commenting on SBF and FTX.

For example, in a Twitter thread, he suggests that FTX’s sister company, Alameda Research, was involved in a premeditated financial attack that led to the collapse of the Terra ecosystem stablecoin UST.

James Bond, Jason Bourne and Bitboy Crypto headed to Serbia to confront him in Serbia, angrily demanding a refund and being turned down by security staff while generating many clicks on social content. probably.

Top 10 Summary

Overall cryptocurrency market capitalization is at US$886 billion, pretty flat from this point yesterday. coin gecko.

Bitcoin and buddies have indeed recovered since this time yesterday.

BTC was below US$17,000 for most of Monday, but likely Potential With the Federal Reserve’s slowdown in rate hikes this week, some in the market are believing a year-end rally.

of December It’s been a decent month on average for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies historically, which certainly wasn’t the case in December 2021 (-18.75%), but past performance isn’t really an indicator here. In fact, forget I even mentioned it.

Two very different takes from two very different Crypto Twitter traders/analysts:

Upper and Downer: 11–100

Let’s wipe out the rest of the top 100 market cap range of about $6.1 billion to about $329 million and find some of the biggest 24-hour gainers and losers as of this writing. (Accurate stats at time of publication based on data from

daily pumper

stack (STX), (Market cap: USD 422 million) +9%

Bitcoin SV (BSV), (MC: USD 900 million) +7%

GMX (GMX), (MC: $489 million) +6%

dash (DASH), (mc: $539 million) +4%

Lido DAO (LDO), (mc: US$861 million) +3%

Daily Slumpers

trust wallet (TWT), (market cap: USD 981 million) -11%

Axie Infinity (AXS), (Market Cap: $880M) -4%

chili’s (CHZ), (mc: $739 million) -4%

Tezos (XTZ), (MC: USD 874 million) -3%

Aptos (APT), (mc: $588 million) -3%

around the block

Some of the randomness and relevance that stuck in our minds this morning travels through the Crypto Twitterverse…

Some commentary on the SBF arrests is already coming in…

Moving on…

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