🧠 Trump's 2 BIG Bitcoin promises

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Good morning patient - Arsen here. ☕

Welcome back to Bitcoin Therapy. A newsletter where we spoon-feed you the tastiest Bitcoin stories of the week.

First, happy and relaxing Sunday to 7,901 patients reading today. 👋 

Thinking about what to write in this intro. My head is empty. Well, I guess now we have an intro.

Alright, here’s what I got for you this week:

  • Donald Trump’s 2 BIG Bitcoin promises 🧑‍💼

  • 4 reasons to be bullish right now 🐂

  • Who owns the most Bitcoin ETF (hint: it’s not who you think it is)? 🤔

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TRUMP’S 2 BIG BITCOIN PROMISES 🧑‍💼

Last Sunday, Donald Trump gave a speech at the Libertarian National Convention in Washington.

And your boy shed a few tears during it. 🥺

He made 2 big promises:

1/ “I’ll free Ross Ulbricht”

Ross founded the dark web marketplace Silk Road, where you could buy and sell anything with Bitcoin. And when I say ‘anything,’ I mean it.

Long story short, Ross was caught and sent to prison.

His sentence? 2x life.

But now, he might get pardoned if Trump gets elected!

2/ “I will support your right to self custody”

Followed by: “I will keep Elizabeth Warren and her goons away from your Bitcoin.”

Why would he say this? Because Elizabeth Warren, the General of the ‘anti-crypto army,’ has long tried to get Bitcoin self-custody banned in the US.

Elizebeth, please show us where a self-custodial wallet touched you.

This is big for another reason, too: it’s the first time a US President has used the words "self-custody" in a speech.

Bitcoin is entering mainstream consciousness.

I don’t even live in the US, but I’ll vote for Trump anyway, lol.

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4 REASONS TO BE BULLISH RIGHT NOW 🐂

1/ A publicly traded company buys 581 Bitcoin

Meet Semler Scientific.

A company no one has ever heard of. Well, until this week.

They made sure everyone knew them after they announced Bitcoin as their main treasury reserve asset.

Translation: they bought 581 Bitcoin for $40 million

And can you guess what happened next? $SMLR shares jumped up 42.5%. 📈

There is no denying it now: Bitcoin balance sheet strategy is pure bull juice for your stock price.

The $MSTR playbook is gaining momentum:

  • 1 public company buying Bitcoin means they have a whacko CEO.

  • 2 public companies buying Bitcoin is a trend.

The dominoes are beginning to fall for corporate Bitcoin adoption.

If you’re reading this, you’re witnessing it from the front-row seats.

And I’m 100% sure Saylor is watching this with an ‘I told you so’ smirk on his face.

2/ Bitcoin whales are in heavy accumulation mode

Here are the heaviest things in the universe:

  1. Black hole in galaxy NGC 4889

  2. Michael Saylor’s cojones

  3. Bitcoin whales’ Bitcoin bags recently

Check this out: Bitcoin whale addresses last active in 24 hours are hoarding tons of Bitcoin.

Who are these whales? No idea.

But what’s clear is they are going balls deep in Bitcoin.

3/ The Nigerian Naira is now worth less than 1 satoshi

Yes, you read that right. 1 NGN < 1 Satoshi.

The reason? Nigerian money printer go brrrrr x2

Congratulations to the Nigerian Central Bank - only a few select countries have achieved this!

4/ Someone moved $3 billion worth of Bitcoin with $2.8 fees

A $2.8 fee. For moving $3 BILLION.

I tried sending $3 billion from my bank, but the bank teller just laughed in my face.

This is the power of Bitcoin.

Bitcoin: 1

Banks: 0

WHO OWNS THE MOST BITCOIN ETF? 🤔

BOOM CHAKA LAKA POLL TIME!

Who owns the most Bitcoin ETF

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I’ll be honest; I got this one wrong.

Here’s what surprised me: Retail investors own 85% of all spot bitcoin ETF shares.

Check this out:

FYI: This chart shows both Spot and Futures ETFs.

That wild. You’d assume the largest holders would be large financial institutions.

But no, the little guys have the heaviest ETF bags! Love to see this.

However, I am only interested in Spot ETF ownership because it involves actual Bitcoin.

Here are the key findings:

  1. Retail own ~85%

  2. Hedge funds own ~10%

  3. Investment advisers own ~2.5%-4%

So why are institutions so far behind?

It’s simple: bureaucracy.

When you want to buy a Bitcoin ETF, you need to ask your wife.

When an institution wants to buy a Bitcoin ETF, it must go through 321 layers of approval (aka 321 wives).

Anyway, this is a rare thing to see. Usually, it’s the big dogs that get to eat first.

You get what’s left after them. In this case, an overpriced Bitcoin ETF where the biggest returns have been squeezed out. 🥹

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FROM THE ARCHIVE 📁

This is the last message from Satoshi before he disappeared 14 years ago.

Satoshi leaving the Bitcoin was good, but this still makes me sad.

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