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China ‘endorses’ BTC investment: 5 things to watch in Bitcoin this week

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Bitcoin (BTC) is beginning a new week grinding back to $60,000 as the shock of a weekend price crash settles.

After dropping to as low as $52,000 in a snap sell-off event, Bitcoin has spent the past two days slowly recovering its losses. What’s next?

Cointelegraph presents five factors to consider as a new trading week gets underway and cryptocurrency holders across the board nurse their wounds.

Stocks primed for “up only” short term 

The macro picture is fairly stable in Asia and Europe, with United States markets yet to open.

A mixed picture greeted investors at the open, but volatility has been broadly absent, with only oil showing signs of more pronounced weakness.

As such, little impact on Bitcoin is to be expected from equities moves, these forecast to continue building on record highs in the coming weeks.

Russel Chesler, head of investments and capital markets at the Australian branch of crypto-friendly investment manager VanEck, captured the mood in a note quoted by Bloomberg.

“Our current view is that with short-term interest rates set to remain low for the medium term and our expectation that earnings will continue to increase, it is unlikely that the increase in long-term interest rates will trigger an equity market fall,” he wrote.

Coronavirus concerns still linger despite stocks’ relentless surge higher, with more reported official cases last week than ever before worldwide.

Economic responses continue to vary, with a patchwork of openings and closings characterizing countries’ latest attempts to control the outbreak.

Bitcoin recovers from $52,000 crash

In Bitcoin circles, the main talking point naturally remains the weekend’s events, which saw a sudden cascade of selling send BTC/USD down by $7,000 in a matter of minutes.

Bouncing at just above $52,000, the crash echoed several similar events this year, and Bitcoin managed to regain around 50% of its lost ground within hours.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: Tradingview

Responses, however, are split between those who consider the volatility “business as usual” and more conservative voices calling time on the latest bull run.

As Cointelegraph reported, suspicions are focusing on a Chinese power blackout hitting hash rate, as well as rumored legal action by U.S. regulators against unnamed financial institutions related to money laundering.

In his own breakdown of what happened, popular statistician Willy Woo highlighted both China and skittish moves by futures investors as contributing to the losses.

“We just saw the single largest 1-day drop in mining hash rate since Nov 2017. The hash rate on the network essentially halved, causing mayhem in BTC price as it crashed,” he told Twitter followers.

In a sign that the future could see fresh sustained upside, Woo reiterated the “reset” in an on-chain metric, the spent transaction output ratio (SOPR), showing that long-term investors will likely soon stop selling altogether.

“The on-chain SOPR metric near a full reset. A classic buy the dip signal,” he added.

“In simple terms, profit taking by longer term investors is completing, very little sell power left unless investors want to sell at a loss from their entry price. Unlikely in a bull market.”

Fundamentals point higher

It’s not just SOPR — a whole range of Bitcoin network indicators and fundamentals are buoying bulls’ cause, even as BTC/USD remains below even February’s high of $58,300.

For Woo and others, particularly important are the transfer of funds to investors who have traditionally hodled, not sold — another classic trait of Bitcoin’s rise in recent months.

Bitcoin liquid supply change chart showing transfers to strong hands. Source: Willy Woo/ Twitter

“Serious strong-handed holders are buying this dip. In the last 24 hours, over 200,000 Bitcoin became illiquid, a 3-year record,” fellow analyst William Clemente added Sunday.

“This illiquid supply increase is not only just dip buyers with no history of selling, but partially accumulation from 5-6 months ago of which those wallets have just crossed the ‘illiquid’ threshold for this metric.”

Lastly, around 13.5% of the total available Bitcoin supply has been active above $53,000, something which Woo says is confirming its status as a trillion-dollar asset. At around $53,800, Bitcoin’s market cap becomes a solid $1 trillion.

“This dip happened while unprecedented numbers of new users are arriving onto the network per day. There’s been a retail influx in the last 2-3 weeks,” Woo additionally noted, with total wallet numbers nearing 10 million.

Difficulty takes care of miner woes

A closer look at hash rate, which at one point dipped by almost half, shows that a recovery in line with price is underway.

According to rough estimates from on-chain monitoring resource Blockchain, Bitcoin network hash rate is already back above 150 exahashes per second (EH/s), having broken through the 200 EH/s barrier for the first time in history last week.

Bitcoin hash rate chart. Source: Blockchain

Miners leaving the network due to power problems leads to Bitcoin’s network difficulty decreasing to incentivize more to come online.

Further confirmation that the weekend’s issue was firmly temporary comes from difficulty forecasts — in two weeks’ time, when it next adjusts, difficulty will only drop by around 4%, a modest move which could yet be cancelled out altogether as miners return.

This balance between hash rate and difficulty is arguably the most important aspect of Bitcoin, one which allows it to govern itself and preserve security and functionality regardless of sudden events impacting network participants.

Chinese central bank praises Bitcoin and stablecoins

In another unanticipated event which is arguably yet to be fully appreciated by the market, China has given an unprecedented stamp of approval to cryptocurrency as an “investment alternative.”

Speaking at a conference organized by CNBC, Li Bo, deputy governor of China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), broke ranks to validate both Bitcoin and stablecoins.

“We regard Bitcoin and stablecoin as crypto assets… These are investment alternatives,” he said.

The comments are surprising as despite being a center for Bitcoin mining activity, China has had a blanket ban in place on trading and transacting in cryptocurrencies since September 2017.

“Every country that bans Bitcoin eventually reverses that ban. You simply cannot be competitive in the 21st century economy without it,” Charles Edwards, founder of investment firm Capriole, responded.

“China is playing 4D chess. The last 3 days have made very clear they still dominate global mining. Slowly, slowly then all at once.”

The market barely reacted to this high-level affirmation of Bitcoin’s long-term potential. At the time of writing, Bitcoin is still hovering at $57,000, as yet failing to see an attack of familiar resistance levels.

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Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/china-endorses-btc-investment-5-things-to-watch-in-bitcoin-this-week

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Accept Dogecoin (DOGE) Payments for Space Missions

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After Tesla’s moe of accepting Bitcoin (BTC) payments, Elon Musk’s space exploration SpaceX announced that it is will accepting Dogecoin (DOGE) payments for its pace missions. This comes just a day after Elon Musk called Dogecoin a “hustle” triggering a 30% price crash over the weekend.

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Is Musk trying to do damage control here? Maybe or maybe not! Whatever it is, this news is pretty exciting for all DOGE investors in the market. The announcement for “the DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” was made by the Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC).

The mission involves flying a 40KG cube satellite of the Falcon 9 rocket that will carry “lunar-spatial intelligence and computational systems” on board. The mission launch is scheduled for Q1 of 2022 and so SpaceX also plans to start accepting DOGE payment during the same period. Here’s what Elon Musk tweeted upon launching Dogecoin to the moon.

Although GEC announced the DOGE-funded mission, it has not exactly said how much that would cost. Speaking about this new synergy between crypto and space missions, SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales Tom Ochinero said:

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“This mission will demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond Earth orbit and set the foundation for interplanetary commerce. We’re excited to launch DOGE-1 to the Moon!”

Solidifying DOGE’s Market Position

Well, last week, Elon Musk’s SNL tweet drove DOGE price to an all-time high of $0.71 with its market cap reaching $94 billion. Just before the SNL event over the weekend, Elon Musk had warned about the higher valuations. As it happened, during Musk’s SNL show appearance, the DOGE price crashed as much as 30% over the weekend, after Musk referred to it as the “hustle”.

Even at price time, DOGE continues to trade 16% down at a price of $0.54 and a market cap of $70 billion. It is still trading 10% positive on the weekly chart. Also, the recent SpaceX announcement seems to have little impact in turning the tide for Dogecoin.

One thing is sure that such announcements will certainly solidify DOGE’s market position and acceptance. With the recent announcement, Geometric Energy’s Chief Executive Officer Samuel Reid said:

“Having officially transacted with DOGE for a deal of this magnitude, Geometric Energy Corporation and SpaceX have solidified DOGE as a unit of account for lunar business in the space sector”.

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The Transfer Token’s (TTT) Migrating to a DeFi Token Protocol

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Atom Solutions Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Atom Solutions), developers of the cryptocurrency trading and overseas remittance platform “Eternal Wallet”, has announced that its in-house developed token, The Transfer Token, will migrate to a DeFi token protocol.

The Transfer Token (hereinafter referred to as TTT) is a token issued by Atom Solutions. The most exceptional feature is that by holding and lending TTT on our platform “Eternal Wallet”, developed alongside TTT, users are eligible for gaining dividends distribution.

Regarding the dividend distribution within the wallet, during an open beta test conducted from January through February, Atom Solutions recorded the below values:

・In the case of holding TTT within Eternal Wallet: 98% yearly

・In the case of lending out TTT into The Pool within Eternal Wallet: 218% yearly

The migration of TTT to a DeFi token protocol was largely born out of feedback gathered from the beta test.

This is essential in strengthening security, and preventing misconduct and data manipulation by specific operators and/or third-party attackers. By migrating the core of Eternal Wallet, the element that covers “The world’s highest received amount when remitting overseas”, to blockchain, Atom Solutions aims to provide a system with high transparency.

DeFi (Decentralized Finance) refers to the various financial services that can be provided upon the blockchain through utilizing smart contracts.

The financial services offered by DeFi encompass various sectors such as loans, insurance, exchanges, hedge funds, derivatives, prediction markets, etc. Also, unlike a centralized system with an intermediary is unnecessary, it has the feature of being a swift yet secure method of making a transaction. This notable difference from traditional financial systems has made it a focal point of interest in recent years.

Moreover, with DeFi, due to being operated on the blockchain, it has the benefits of cutting costs, increased composability and accessibility, and high transparency.

Atom Solutions, from here on forward, by further increasing the presence of TTT within the DeFi ecosystem, aims to further expand on the convenience and profitability of the services’ users.

In addition, in conjunction with this, the company has also updated the Whitepaper regarding TTT. Click here for more information.

About Atom Solutions

Atom Solutions is a Japanese FinTech corporation with 10 years of experience and achievements since its conception. In addition to abundant expertise in financial and technology sectors, we have filed for and obtained several patents related to our lending and Pool functions and much more. Armed with these we aim to realize “The world’s highest received amount upon overseas remittance”.

In our sights is not only Japan, not only Asia, but all countries across the globe. In the near future we aim to expand the number of countries where our services can be used worldwide and intend to deliver the best possible service to our users.

Location: 5F Sei Bi Do Bldg, 2-31-16 Eitai Kouto-Ku, Tokyo

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Kraken Daily Market Report for May 09 2021

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Overview


  • Total spot trading volume at $3.39 billion, 25% higher than the 30-day average of $2.71 billion.
  • Total futures notional at $921.3 million.
  • The top five traded coins were, respectively, Dogecoin (-11%), Bitcoin (-1.1%), Ethereum (+0.3%), Tether (-0.05%), and Cardano (+9,0%).
  • Great returns from Litecoin (+12%) and Cardano (+9.0%).

May 09, 2021 
 $3.39B traded across all markets today
 Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF, AUD 
XDG 
$0.5702 
↓11% 
$1.12B
XBT 
$58293. 
↓1.1% 
$808.0M
ETH 
$3927.0 
↑0.3% 
$687.9M
USDT 
$1.001 
↓0.05% 
$347.6M
ADA 
$1.7691 
↑9.0% 
$184.5M
XRP 
$1.5366 
↓1.8% 
$96.9M
LTC 
$388.21 
↑12% 
$76.6M
USDC 
$0.9998 
↓0.02% 
$69.8M
DOT 
$40.346 
↑1.0% 
$59.1M
ETC 
$118.97 
↓7.5% 
$58.9M
LINK 
$52.301 
↑7.3% 
$50.3M
BCH 
$1428.7 
↑2.0% 
$31.2M
FLOW 
$27.5 
↓4.0% 
$29.0M
EOS 
$10.534 
↑1.7% 
$26.5M
TRX 
$0.1430 
↓0.14% 
$21.1M
SC 
$0.0394 
↓2.8% 
$19.3M
XLM 
$0.6287 
↑2.3% 
$17.5M
XMR 
$484.44 
↑1.7% 
$12.5M
QTUM 
$27.248 
↑5.9% 
$10.6M
KSM 
$450.93 
↑3.6% 
$10.3M
DASH 
$406.54 
↓0.9% 
$7.72M
ATOM 
$28.783 
↓2.5% 
$7.55M
XTZ 
$7.1008 
↑1.6% 
$7.22M
FIL 
$146.26 
↓1.3% 
$7.05M
ALGO 
$1.5153 
↓0.4% 
$6.81M
UNI 
$39.518 
↓2.6% 
$6.41M
WAVES 
$31.746 
↓2.3% 
$6.33M
OMG 
$11.628 
↓2.1% 
$5.44M
DAI 
$1.0015 
↑0.04% 
$5.41M
NANO 
$9.4387 
↓2.9% 
$4.26M
AAVE 
$460.04 
↓1.2% 
$4.18M
STORJ 
$2.1611 
↓3.0% 
$3.96M
ZEC 
$305.02 
↓3.4% 
$3.84M
MANA 
$1.4924 
↑3.4% 
$3.82M
OCEAN 
$1.5112 
↑1.4% 
$3.79M
KAVA 
$6.153 
↓2.1% 
$3.22M
GRT 
$1.5394 
↓2.8% 
$2.64M
GNO 
$275.90 
↓6.3% 
$2.64M
LSK 
$8.2803 
↓2.1% 
$2.47M
ICX 
$2.6508 
↓0.7% 
$2.46M
BAT 
$1.4148 
↓1.0% 
$2.38M
COMP 
$771.12 
↓1.4% 
$1.9M
OXT 
$0.6504 
↓2.4% 
$1.8M
CRV 
$3.444 
↓3.7% 
$1.41M
SNX 
$17.79 
↓3.6% 
$1.39M
KEEP 
$0.5876 
↓5.1% 
$1.31M
KNC 
$3.3837 
↓2.0% 
$1.28M
ANT 
$10.208 
↓0.4% 
$1.17M
BAL 
$66.46 
↓3.8% 
$1.12M
YFI 
$53466. 
↓1.5% 
$1.12M
REP 
$45.586 
↓2.9% 
$1.07M
EWT 
$14.222 
↑4.2% 
$1.01M
PAXG 
$1898.5 
↑1.4% 
$926K
MLN 
$105.15 
↓3.6% 
$512K
REPV2 
$45.438 
↓6.4% 
$199K
TBTC 
$60059. 
↓0.23% 
$40.0K



#####################. Trading Volume by Asset. ##########################################

Trading Volume by Asset


The figures below break down the trading volume of the largest, mid-size, and smallest assets. Cryptos are in purple, fiats are in blue. For each asset, the chart contains the daily trading volume in USD, and the percentage of the total trading volume. The percentages for fiats and cryptos are treated separately, so that they both add up to 100%.

Figure 1: Largest trading assets: trading volume (measured in USD) and its percentage of the total trading volume (May 09 2021)



Figure 2: Mid-size trading assets: (measured in USD) (May 09 2021)



Figure 3: Smallest trading assets: (measured in USD) (May 09 2021)



###########. Daily Returns. #################################################

Daily Returns %


Figure 7: Returns over USD and XBT. Relative volume and return size is indicated by the size of the font. (May 09 2021)



###########. Disclaimer #################################################

The values generated in this report are from public market data distributed from Kraken WebSockets api. The total volumes and returns are calculated over the reporting day using UTC time.

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