May 31, 2024

🥛Top 5 SEC L’s over the years 🤡

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Here’s what we got for you today:

  • SEC’s top 5 L’s 🤡

  • Should you be bullish on memecoins? 🐂

  • Funding Friday 🤑

  • Grasping portfolio allocation 👀

  • Memecoins move after Trump found guilty 🍪



It's Friday, Roadies! If you're anything like the Milk Man, you're ready for the weekend. Go easy on the milks. 

Today, let’s kick back with some fun as we reflect on the SEC’s biggest blunders that have given us all something to talk (and laugh) about.

Let’s break down the top 5 SEC L’s that have rocked the crypto world.

1/ Grayscale Bitcoin ETF reversal 🏆

The SEC denied Grayscale's application to convert its Bitcoin Trust into a spot ETF.

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled against the SEC, calling their reasoning "arbitrary and capricious."

This decision criticized the SEC for inconsistent standards and set a significant precedent for future crypto ETF applications.

Ripple challenged the SEC’s classification of XRP as a security.

The court ruled in favor of Ripple, questioning the SEC’s authority and their interpretation of securities laws.

3/ Ethereum’s a commodity 🤷‍♂️

The SEC has been ambiguous about whether $ETH is a security or a commodity. Gary Gensler has even contradicted himself on this direct question over the years.

The recent approval of an ETH ETF all but confirmed it’s deemed a commodity.

4/ The unauthorized BTC ETF tweet 🐦💣

An SEC Twitter account was hacked, falsely announcing the approval of Bitcoin ETFs.

The market reacted with big volatility before the SEC clarified the misinformation. Turned out they didn’t even have 2FA security turned on…

Imagine that, the ones in charge of securities didn’t have two factor authentication on their social media account.

5/ Debt Box drama: The SEC’s costly mistake 💸

The SEC froze DEBT Box’s assets and put it into receivership, based on false and misleading evidence.

A federal judge sanctioned the SEC and ordered them to pay $1.8 million in legal fees.

The worst part? The taxpayers will foot the bill… Even when crypto wins, we lose LOL. 

But at the end of the day, the SEC’s Slip-ups are our Gains.

From courtroom defeats to cybersecurity fails, the SEC’s recent blunders are paving the way for a more balanced regulatory landscape. 

These events are shaping the future of crypto regulation, proving that the road to clarity is at the end of the tunnel.

We want to know! Will Gary still have his job by year end?

A/ No shot – he’s cooked before November

B/ Buzzer beater – he’ll get fired right around year end

C/ Yes – Gensler’s SEC era will continue in 2025

Hit reply with your comments and let us know!


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Memecoins get a lot of flack for lacking fundamentals, but guess what? They dodge one of the riskiest bullets in crypto investing: Token Unlocks. 💥

"VC tokens" pump for a few months, then the unlocks start, and early investors dump their bags, crushing the price.

It’s like a never-ending game of whack-a-mole… but with your money.

Memecoins laugh in the face of this. Most are fair launches with supply management and technicals that are often better than “VC tokens”.

Plus, they’re hilarious and enjoyable. Community matters! 🎉

OSF, the mastermind behind the wrecked guy NFT collection and a former Barclays trader, breaks down why he’s all-in on meme coins this bull cycle on Milk Road Radio.

Curious? Tune in and get the scoop from OSF himself! 👇

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Welcome back to Funding Friday! This week, $151.5M total was raised by crypto companies.

1/ Babylon raises $70M

What they do: Babylon integrates Bitcoin's security with Proof-of-Stake (PoS) chains, enabling Bitcoin staking on PoS blockchains without intermediaries.

Who led the round: Paradigm

Babylon is bridging Bitcoin’s old-school PoW with the new-age PoS like a crypto marriage counselor.

2/ Chainge raises $13M

What they do: Chainge is a DeFi project focused on cross-chain asset management, offering services like lending, borrowing, and staking.

Who led the round: GEM Digital and Alpha Token Capital

Chainge is like the Rambo of DeFi, a one-man-army ready to handle all your cross-chain needs.

3/ Cysic raises $12M

What they do: Cysic uses zero-knowledge proof technology to enhance blockchain security and privacy.

Who led the round: Hashkey Capital and OKX Ventures

Cysic is making crypto transactions as secretive as a ninja at midnight.

Honorable Mentions:

We’ll keep an eye on where that money flows—like a hawk watching over its crypto nest.  👀

And if this funding news didn't pump your bags this week, hopefully it pumped your spirits! 🎉



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Pudgy Penguins to release mobile game in 2025. Developed in partnership with Mythical Games, this immersive experience will bring the beloved penguin-themed NFT collection to life on your mobile devices.

Political memecoins heat up after jury finds Trump guilty in historic trial. $TRUMP and $BODEN memecoins fluctuated wildly following the guilty verdict in Trump’s hush money trial. The "FreeTrump" token surged 330%, while other Trump-related coins experienced significant drops.

Tether invests $150M in crypto mining firm. The stablecoin issuer has invested in Bitdeer, Jihan Wu’s cryptocurrency mining company. This move is will enhance collaboration on key infrastructure and accelerate Bitdeer's sustainable Bitcoin mining.

Crypto market braces for $875M token unlocks in June. Nearly $875 million worth of crypto tokens from projects like Aptos, Arbitrum, Starknet, and Sui will be unlocked as vesting periods end. This significant event is expected to impact the market dynamics throughout the month.

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