10 things you need to know before the opening bell

10 things you need to know before the opening bell
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1. Global shares edge up after US jobs data underscores post-pandemic recovery. See what markets are doing today.

2. Elon Musk says top bitcoin miners should prove they're using green energy. Miners should post audits of the renewables they use in order to erase concerns over energy use, the billionaire said.

3. Vitalik Buterin doesn't think Elon Musk's support for dogecoin is suspicious. Musk's influence over the crypto market won't last forever, the Ethereum co-creator said.


4. A mysterious dogecoin whale added another 420.69 coins. The address has accumulated 36.7 billion dogecoins since 2019, and now holds about 28% of the total dogecoin supply.

5. The US Treasury wants crypto transfers above $10,000 to be reported to the IRS. The move comes after the Colonial gas pipeline was briefly shutdown due to a ransomware threat.

6. SPACs have raised a record $100 billion in 2021. But activity levels have plummeted by more than 80% in recent months.

7. Earnings expected. Deere & Co is scheduled to report second-quarter results.

8. We spoke to 7 crypto heavyweights about the sudden sell-off that erased more than $400 billion in just 24 hours. They analyzed what was behind the massive drop, and discussed whether now is the time to buy the dip.


9. Bank of America is looking for companies poised to capitalize on the boom in legal sports betting. The firm breaks down 3 winning sports-betting stocks to buy in a crowded and highly volatile market.

10. Real-estate investor Mike Bryant breaks down the strategy he used to acquire 10 properties 'without putting a nickel into' them. He also shares why he recently decided to sell all but four.