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Taiwanese currency (Photo: sharyn morrow).
Free Money? Polymarket Bet Pays 8.7% if China Doesn't Invade Taiwan
Betting against an invasion on the prediction market may yield almost 7x as much as Taiwan government bonds. Plus: Mideast turmoil barely changes U.S. presidential odds.
Taiwanese currency (Photo: sharyn morrow).

A physical representation of doge and shiba inu token. (Kevin_Y/Pixabay)
Sticky Liquidity in DOGE and SHIB Suggests Meme Tokens Have Staying Power
Increases in trading volume, coupled with market depth, for DOGE and SHIB suggests meme tokens, often criticized for lacking utility, are here to stay, according to FalconX.
A physical representation of doge and shiba inu token. (Kevin_Y/Pixabay)

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Here's What the Bitcoin Options Market Says About Halving
The halving, due on April 20, will reduce the per-block bitcoin emission to 3.12 BTC from 6.25 BTC, slowing the pace of supply expansion by 50%.
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Bitcoin Breakout Halts as U.S. Inflation Data Looms
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is set to release March 2024 CPI data Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. ET (12:30 UTC).
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A C-17 Globemaster III from the 437th Air Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., air delivery pallets of water and food to Mirebalais, Haiti, Jan 21, 2010 to be distributed by the members of the United Nations.  Department of Defense assets have been deployed to assist in the Haiti relief effort  following a magnitude 7 earthquake that hit the city on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)
Which Crypto Projects Will Airdrop Next? Prediction Markets Are Placing Bets
Eigenlayer has a 66% chance of sending users free tokens by June 30, the odds on Polymarket signal. Plus: Kalshi lands a big Wall Street account.
A C-17 Globemaster III from the 437th Air Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., air delivery pallets of water and food to Mirebalais, Haiti, Jan 21, 2010 to be distributed by the members of the United Nations.  Department of Defense assets have been deployed to assist in the Haiti relief effort  following a magnitude 7 earthquake that hit the city on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)

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Did Strong Bitcoin ETF Demand Kill Halving's Potential Bullish Rally?
The much stronger-than-expected inflows into the spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have already caused concerns about a supply shock in the bitcoin market, potentially...
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Crypto Has 'Too Many Tokens' and Mergers Are Coming
M&As could give birth to tokens such as 'ShibaPepes' and 'FlokiDoges,' according to one expert.
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Hedge Funds Hold Record Bearish Bitcoin Bets, Data Show
Most funds may have taken short positions as a part of a "carry trade," one observer said.
Typewriter with paper saying "HEDGE FUNDS"

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Crypto AI Projects Would Need to Buy Chips Worth Their Entire Market Cap to Meet Ambitions
Supporting the creator economy with AI-generated video will take more GPUs than all major tech companies operate.
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Telegram's Pivot to TON Payments for Ads Boosts Toncoin
The messaging app's switch to TON from Euro creates a circular economy for the closely-linked crypto.
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