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Kraken Daily Market Report for January 20 2021

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Overview


  • Total spot trading volume at $1.68 billion, 8% higher than the 30-day average of $1.55 billion.
  • Total futures notional at $750.6 million.
  • The top 5 traded coins were, respectively, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tether, Polkadot, and Cardano.
  • Strong returns today from Curve Dao (+17%) and Mana (+8.9%).

January 20, 2021 
 $1684.5M traded across all markets today
 Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF, AUD 
XBT 
$34827. 
↓2.8% 
$693.8M
ETH 
$1320.9 
↓3.3% 
$547.8M
USDT 
$1.0004 
↓0.01% 
$168.2M
DOT 
$17.561 
↑7.3% 
$98.1M
ADA 
$0.3645 
↓0.6% 
$37.9M
XRP 
$0.2925 
↓0.7% 
$30.6M
LINK 
$21.131 
↑2.8% 
$30.5M
USDC 
$0.9999 
↑0.0% 
$24.9M
LTC 
$147.10 
↓3.0% 
$23.5M
XLM 
$0.2894 
↓2.8% 
$11.8M
BCH 
$493.17 
↓2.5% 
$11.0M
XTZ 
$2.8637 
↓0.24% 
$6.62M
ATOM 
$8.6476 
↓2.4% 
$5.85M
GRT 
$0.5118 
↓4.9% 
$5.32M
REP 
$23.266 
↑5.5% 
$5.13M
DAI 
$0.9998 
↓0.02% 
$4.99M
FIL 
$22.405 
↓1.2% 
$4.5M
UNI 
$8.7212 
↑1.8% 
$4.4M
YFI 
$33270. 
↓3.3% 
$4.4M
KSM 
$106.22 
↑4.3% 
$4.38M
XMR 
$151.54 
↓3.6% 
$3.86M
AAVE 
$189.44 
↑1.6% 
$3.78M
WAVES 
$7.0911 
↑0.08% 
$3.46M
CRV 
$1.5485 
↑17% 
$3.39M
EOS 
$2.7554 
↓1.1% 
$3.25M
DASH 
$120.02 
↓3.4% 
$3.11M
ALGO 
$0.5353 
↑2.8% 
$2.49M
ZEC 
$98.494 
↓3.6% 
$2.29M
NANO 
$3.3128 
↓5.5% 
$2.28M
OMG 
$3.7666 
↓2.3% 
$2.21M
SNX 
$15.334 
↑1.2% 
$1.92M
TRX 
$0.0302 
↓1.3% 
$1.89M
KAVA 
$2.1977 
↓1.1% 
$1.54M
QTUM 
$3.1710 
↑0.12% 
$1.25M
ICX 
$0.7395 
↑6.3% 
$1.13M
COMP 
$208.88 
↓1.3% 
$1.11M
BAT 
$0.2737 
↑1.8% 
$1.11M
XDG 
$0.0089 
↓0.8% 
$1.07M
MANA 
$0.1321 
↑8.9% 
$1.02M
KEEP 
$0.3149 
↓2.9% 
$863K
SC 
$0.0050 
↑1.5% 
$812K
ETC 
$7.7530 
↓0.4% 
$695K
KNC 
$1.2653 
↑0.16% 
$684K
MLN 
$40.959 
↓4.8% 
$649K
LSK 
$1.4740 
↑6.9% 
$536K
REPV2 
$21.115 
↓2.8% 
$521K
OXT 
$0.2914 
↓0.23% 
$483K
PAXG 
$1880.9 
↑1.6% 
$406K
BAL 
$21.470 
↓2.7% 
$244K
GNO 
$115.89 
↓4.0% 
$223K
ANT 
$3.9536 
↓1.3% 
$217K
STORJ 
$0.3956 
↓3.5% 
$191K
TBTC 
$36825. 
↑1.6% 
$76.9K



#####################. 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 (January 20 2021)



Figure 2: Mid-size trading assets: (measured in USD) (January 20 2021)



Figure 3: Smallest trading assets: (measured in USD) (January 20 2021)



#####################. Spread %. ##########################################

Spread %


Spread percentage is the width of the bid/ask spread divided by the bid/ask midpoint. The values are generated by taking the median spread percentage over each minute, then the average of the medians over the day.

Figure 4: Average spread % by pair (January 20 2021)



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#########. Returns and Volume ############################################

Returns and Volume


Figure 5: Returns of the four highest volume pairs (January 20 2021)


Figure 6: Volume of the major currencies and an average line that fits the data to a sinusoidal curve to show the daily volume highs and lows (January 20 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. (January 20 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.

Source: https://blog.kraken.com/post/7516/kraken-daily-market-report-for-january-20-2021/

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ChiliZ To Expand Operations, Will Invest $50 Million in the US

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Following milestone partnerships with sports teams in Europe, ChiliZ have their eyes set on conquering the United States. The fintech platform will open a new office in one of the world’s major commercial cities, New York.

ChiliZ To Set Up New York Office

Maltese blockchain giant, ChiliZ is scaling up operations after securing several partnerships with top European sports franchises. Reuters reported earlier today that the fan engagement platform would open an office and invest $50 million in the United States. According to its chief executive, Alexandre Dreyfus, the move should bring the firm within reach of top United States sports outfits. He told Reuters :

“A huge focal point for us in our global growth plans is the U.S.. That’s why we’re opening a New York office and investing $50 million into the country’s sports industry in order to launch Fan Tokens with leading franchises from the five major U.S. sports leagues”

On launching Fan tokens, ChiliZ has made headway through its subsidiary, Socios. It has partnered with football behemoths like FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma, Galatasaray, and Atlético de Madrid to launch branded fan tokens. These permit owners to engage in club polls, access VIP rewards, and partake in chat forums.

The company currently has offices in Malta, France, Turkey, Korea, Switzerland, and South America. It had earlier announced that it would open offices in New York and Madrid. With the New York office inching towards reality, Chiliz is undoubtedly advancing towards global growth.

Aims To Double Up on 2020 Revenue

Speaking further about the expansion, Dreyfus boasted about his company’s capacity to generate returns for its partners in the sports and entertainment industry. He said:

“We head to the U.S. with a proven track record in generating millions of dollars of revenue for some of Europe’s biggest sporting organisations. In 2020, we shared more than $30 million with our partners, but this year we’re targeting a minimum of $60 million.”

Revenue from the company’s partnership with seven-time European champions AC Milan proves Dreyfus is not bluffing. The Italian football giant launched its token ($ACM) on Binance on February 24th. Within hours of the launch, over $6 million was generated as trading volume hit $50 million in the first 30 minutes.

Big Market For ChiliZ?

For Joseph Edwards, Enigma Securities head of researcher, there is no better time to seize the initiative. He opined that the soaring interest in NFTs indicates a big market. He elaborated further that NFTs bridge the gap between fans and their subject of interest, especially as Covid-19 caused a disconnection.

“Fan tokens right now are just hitting the perfect itch at the perfect time – fans are disconnected physically from their fandom, and this helps bridge that gap,”

NBA Top Shots seems to be a perfect example. The NFT platform has continued to gain momentum as interest surges. It reached a record-breaking $231 million in sales over the past 30 days.  Perhaps, ChiliZ is taking a cue from this to target the American sports market.

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Source: https://cryptopotato.com/chiliz-to-expand-operations-will-invest-50-million-in-the-us/

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Bitcoin: Here’s the long-term signal you might be ignoring

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Bitcoin’s market capitalization hitting $1 trillion corresponded with a surge in price on the charts. In the said case, the last of the market volatility and network momentum pushed the price higher, before the drop that followed. However, if we look at Bitcoin as an asset to be used as collateral, there is wider scope for the vertical growth of its market capitalization.

Arcane Research’s latest report looked at the journey from $1 trillion to $20 trillion, a figure that is the value of the global market for collateral. Currently, while this $20 trillion market is dominated by government bonds and cash-based securities, there is a widening gap that is creating systemic risk in the system.

This makes it possible for Bitcoin to bridge the gap and make the collateral system largely risk-free and stable, unlike the fragility being observed right now. Counterparty risk and credit risk are currently the top two challenges in the collateral system and Bitcoin could emerge as the ideal solution in such a case.

Using Bitcoin as collateral, and how it impacts the price

Source: Arcane Research

Based on the aforementioned report, it can be estimated that around 6,25,000 BTCs are being used as collateral in the crypto-market. At their current price, that would be worth approximately $30 billion. However, right now, Bitcoin accounts for just 0.15% of the total collateral market. With the figures for the same expected to rise, the same is likely to have a positive impact on the price in the long-term.

Of late, whenever Open Interest on derivatives exchanges has hit a peak, it has coincided with times of high volatility and hikes in Bitcoin’s price, with corrections following soon after. An over-leveraged market is closer to price correction, based on past instances in previous cycles.

Using Bitcoin as collateral, and how it impacts the price

Source: Arcane Research

The attached chart, for instance, highlights the OI in Bitcoin Futures corresponding to March 2020’s Black Thursday and the recent ATH of $58,330. Since derivatives markets were the ones to first introduce Bitcoin as collateral, a hike in OI in Bitcoin Futures signals there may be an increase in the amount of Bitcoin being used as collateral, and eventually the price of the asset, in the long-term.

Now, this metric may not influence the price in the short-term as much as other metrics like trade volume, exchange reserves, and the SOPR. In the long-term, however, leveraged futures may lead to a hike in Bitcoin’s price.


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Source: https://ambcrypto.com/bitcoin-heres-the-long-term-signal-you-might-be-ignoring

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Bitcoin: Another Correction Stage is Over

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By Dmitriy Gurkovskiy, Chief Analyst at RoboForex

The digital currency is actively recovering after a deep correction. For bulls, it was important to make the price rebound from the support area at $42,500. A lot of investors are scared by such high volatility of the cryptoasset, even hedge funds are pretty sure that the number of institutional investors, who are ready to invest in BTC, will significantly increase after these fluctuations slow down.

Citibank experts believe that there comes a crucial moment for Bitcoin and the digital asset may either become a global payment method or end up with another speculative blowout. JPMorgan specialists are very active in recommending their clients to hedge from other types of markets, such as stocks and precious metals, and invest up to 1% of their investment portfolios in Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

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In the daily chart, BTC/USD has once again rebounded from the area between Moving Averages and that’s still an indication of a bullish impulse. The previous movement from such an area resulted in further growth of the asset by more than $29,000. Possibly, this scenario may repeat this time as well and BTC may reach $72,000-75,000. Another signal in favor of this idea is another rebound from the support line at the RSI. However, the bullish scenario may no longer be valid if the instrument breaks the rising channel’’ downside border and fixes below $42,950. After that, the price may move downwards with the target at $29,135.

The current asset growth can’t even be stopped by growing criticism of the primary cryptocurrency. Bill Gates is sure that the performance of transactions in the Bitcoin network is extremely power-consuming if compared with conventional transfers, and that causes a lot of harm to nature in the long run. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, who is called Indian Warrant Buffett, appealed for regulating authorities to ban BTC in India and said that the asset was just a speculation of the highest order.

Many investors think that the current aggressive growth of Bitcoin is just a temporary phenomenon caused by heightening interest among major investors. As far back as a year ago, Ray Dalio said that with cryptocurrencies moving higher and being accepted everywhere, these assets may face aggressive criticism as well as an eventual ban by authorities. This is exactly what we are witnessing right now.

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As we can see in the H4 chart, BTC/USD has broken the descending channel to the upside and may continue trading upwards to reach $65,000. However, one shouldn’t exclude that the pair may resume growing only after returning to the broken border. A strong signal in favor of a further uptrend will be a rebound from the support line at the RSI.

Disclaimer

Any predictions contained herein are based on the author’s particular opinion. This analysis shall not be treated as trading advice. RoboForex shall not be held liable for the results of the trades arising from relying upon trading recommendations and reviews contained herein.

Source: https://themerkle.com/bitcoin-another-correction-stage-is-over/

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