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Real estate and Bitcoin: What you need to know

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The emergence of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market as asset classes have garnered a lot of attention and interest over the last few years. However, while their growth is often measured in terms of valuation or market cap, what’s also worth noting is that the same can be pictured by way of comparing it to mainstream asset classes.

Consider comparisons with gold, for example. While the first halving pushed Bitcoin’s market cap to a fraction of Gold’s, its second halving cycle peaked at about 5%. On the contrary, with a market cap of over $1 trillion on the back of an exponential surge over the past few months, BTC’s market is now valued at just over 10% of Gold’s. In fact, such has been the scale of the former’s growth that there are many like Mike Novogratz and Ark Invest who believe that Bitcoin will soon overtake the yellow metal.

Home prices v. Bitcoin

What these aforementioned comparisons clarify is that over the past few years, no asset class has been able to keep up with the growth of the Bitcoin market. Ergo, it’s worth looking at another popular category of assets to see how they stand up against the world’s largest cryptocurrency – Home prices.

The Case-Schiller index, a standardized measure of changes in home prices across the U.S, can be used for the same. According to the findings of a recent Ecoinometrics report, when the index is used as a reference,

“…. houses in the U.S have been getting 10 times cheaper in BTC after every halving.”

Source: Ecoinometrics

That isn’t an unexpected finding, however. After all, such has been the growth of the cryptocurrency’s market. That being said, perhaps a more local and specific example would be more useful in ascertaining the scale of such growth.

The curious case of Palo Alto

This was the crux of the efforts undertaken by Silverback CEO Adam Nash in a recent blog post. For the purpose of the same, Nash looked at home prices in Palo Alto. Here, the use of Palo Alto as an example is especially interesting since most financial estimates of housing costs are linked to incomes and mortgages, in Silicon Valley, technology companies compensate their employees with equity.

Nash’s report found,

“As measured in US dollars, the average price of a house in Palo Alto has increased by 117.9% in less than 10 years. However, as measured in Bitcoin, the average price of a house in Palo Alto has decreased by 99.96%.”

Source: Adam Nash

According to Nash, there is an “apparent detachment of equity and crypto prices from the prices of Palo Alto real estate,” with the exec suggesting that this may be due to the fact that 1) The real estate market is much slower than the crypto or equities market and, 2) Windfall money from equity and crypto markets may be flowing into other places rather than local real estate.

That looks bad for real estate, right? Well, yes and no.

No, because in absolute terms, home prices across the United States have risen despite an ongoing pandemic.

Yes, because looking at home prices alone doesn’t help in identifying who exactly is buying and pushing home prices. After all, with a pandemic and all, it’s hard to fathom who will be capable of buying, right?

Well, homeownership has actually been on a decline over the past year. In fact, according to a Wall Street Journal report, what is happening actually is that institutional investors including pension funds are now getting into real estate to “park their cash.” Why? Because they are worried about inflation.

“By scooping up rental real estate they get a hedge against inflation that is also generating yield in the form of rental income.”

THE Hedge against inflation

With more and more institutions now trying to diversify to hedge against rising inflation, an opportunity is opening up for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Now, Bitcoin has long been advertised as a hedge against inflation, but people forget that the cryptocurrency and the larger asset class are still in their nascent phase in terms of adoption. Ergo, there is still a long way to go before BTC is recognized as a hedge as good as gold or real estate. What this also means is that if it is real estate today, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies will be tomorrow, a transition that will only be accelerated if an ETF gets the green light in the USA.

In fact, one might argue that such a transition has already happened. According to Agreus Group’s Tayyab Mohamed, for instance,  one single-family office has completely shifted its investment portfolio of about $2.8 billion away from real estate to new asset classes including cryptocurrencies. $2.8 billion. That figure is greater than the entire market cap of Dash.

It is also a fraction of the investments that will soon come into Bitcoin when it is finally recognized as THE hedge against inflation.


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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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Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and holds a good flair in understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draw his attention towards the new emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He is continuously in a learning process and keeps himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In free time he reads thriller fictions novels and sometimes explore his culinary skills.

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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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