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BTC's price and volatility both fall August 4. (Jakob Owens/Unsplash)
First Mover Asia: Bitcoin, Ether Continue Their Rapid Descent in Volatility
ALSO: The two largest cryptocurrencies by market volume held steady within the narrow ranges they've occupied since mid December.
BTC's price and volatility both fall August 4. (Jakob Owens/Unsplash)

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First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Rises, Cryptos Savor FOMC Data
ALSO: Japanese gaming company Square Enix’s commitment to invest in Web3 initiatives is rare in a country in which regulations about anything that seems like gambling are daunting.
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CDCROP: A cardboard cutout of Tron founder Justin Sun (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
First Mover Asia: Why Is Tron Founder Justin Sun Keeping Some of His Coins in Valkyrie Digital Assets?
ALSO: Bitcoin spent a low-key 14th birthday, trading almost precisely in the same narrow range it's held since mid-December; other cryptos traded sideways, although SOL rose 22% to continue its nearly week-long surge.
CDCROP: A cardboard cutout of Tron founder Justin Sun (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

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First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Celebrates the New Year With Old Pricing, Holds Steady at $16.7K
ALSO: CoinDesk's Sam Reynolds explains why crypto exchange token prices continue to respond to news events and not what the SEC and other regulators might do.
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A Happy New Year Postcard with Father Time and a Young Girl, circa 1910. (K.J. Historical/Corbis/Getty Images)
First Mover Asia: 3 Crypto Predictions for 2023 From Digital Asset Manager 3iQ's Research Head
Mark Connors sees a rebound in digital prices by the third quarter and companies increasing their involvement in developing regulation. ALSO: Bitcoin would just as soon forget acquaintances auld and new to 2022.
A Happy New Year Postcard with Father Time and a Young Girl, circa 1910. (K.J. Historical/Corbis/Getty Images)

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First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Retreats Further Into the Gloom
The largest crypto by market capitalization dropped below $16,500 at one point on Wednesday. ALSO: CoinDesk research analyst George Kaloudis ranks his top five industry annoyances with FTX topping the list.
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CDCROP: Car almost totally buried in snow (Pierre-Yves Babelon/Getty Images)
First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Drifts Lower as Crypto Winter Continues
ALSO: CoinDesk Columnist David Z. Morris played soothsayer about the seriousness of the allegations against Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of embattled crypto exchange FTX.
CDCROP: Car almost totally buried in snow (Pierre-Yves Babelon/Getty Images)

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First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Ho Ho Holds Near $16.9K
ALSO: CoinDesk columnist David Z. Morris considers one of the few upsides to the debacles that have deeply wounded the crypto industry in 2022.
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First Mover Asia: Bitcoin, Ether Hold as US Stocks Fall
Plus: Glenn Ardi of CoinDesk Indonesia writes about Indonesia's vision of government permitting and controlling Web3 and DeFi by providing a government-sanctioned payment layer.
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DeFi project Popsicle’s ICE token triples in value. (Sheri Silver/Unsplash)
First Mover Asia: Most Cryptos Stay Flat Like a Windless Lake, but a Popsicle Makes Waves.
Plus: Sam Reynolds questions the logic of calls to ban crypto, arguing that it has little chance of causing problems in traditional finance.
DeFi project Popsicle’s ICE token triples in value. (Sheri Silver/Unsplash)