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Market-Update

Bitcoin has just seen its lowest weekly close in eight months, in the aftermath of Grayscale’s unlocking of 25,000 BTC in recent days. Will it hold above US$30K (A$40.9K)? Bitcoin is down 6.7% for the week and is trading just above A$42,000. Bitcoin dragged the rest of the market down: Ethereum fell 10.4%, Cardano lost 14.2%, Ripple (-10.9%), Polkadot (-22.5%), Uniswap (-19.4%), Bitcoin Cash (-13.2%), Litecoin (-14.7%), Chainlink (-16.8%), Stellar (-10.5%), Aave (-19.4%) and Synthetix (-32.3%). The Crypto Fear and Greed Index is sitting at 24, or Extreme Fear.

Market-update

Bitcoin remains 50% off its all-time high in April, but has been essentially going sideways since mid-May and refuses to drop below US$30K (A$40K). It’s currently 3.4% down on seven days ago to trade around A$44,300 (US$33,100). While Synthetix gained 13.5% on the news layer 2 scaling with Optimism would finally launch this month, most other coins were down. Ethereum lost 8.6%, Cardano (-7.3%), Ripple (-4.7%) Polkadot (-3.4%), Uniswap (-3.9%), Bitcoin Cash (-5.6%), Litecoin (-4.3%), Chainlink (-5.4%), Stellar (-6.9%) and Aave (-5%).

Market-update

Bitcoin traded between approximately A$44K (US$33K) and A$48K (US$36K) this week, finishing pretty much flat on seven days ago at A$45,200 (US$34K) at the time of writing. With the London hard fork just around the corner and Eth2 deposit contract filling up, Ethereum is looking very solid and gained 7.8% to trade around A$2,970 (US$2,250). Overall, there was more green than red, with DeFi coins surging: Uniswap was up 16.4%, Aave (39.3%), Compound (62.2%) and Synthetix (60.2%). Ripple increased 3.5%, Cardano (7.9%), Bitcoin Cash (2.6%), Litecoin (2.2%). Chainlink was flat, Polkadot lost 1.7% and Stellar was down 2.2%. The Bitcoin hashrate bottomed out at 59 EH/S during the week, but the average rate was 87.9 EH/s which is about where we are right now. The Crypto Fear and Greed Index is at 29 (fear).

Market-update

It’s too early to say if things are turning around but thanks to an overnight surge there are definitely some green shoots with Bitcoin up 7.9% this week to trade around A$45,300. It’s at the same price it was a month ago and it seems to have found a floor above the US$30K level (A$39.64K). Ethereum meanwhile gained 8.6%, Ripple was up 3.8%, Litecoin (7.8%), Bitcoin Cash (7%) Chainlink (6.3%), Stellar (8.9%), EOS (6.9%), Aave (4.3%) and Synthetix (4.8%). Polkadot lost 1%. The overall crypto market cap is around A$1.85 trillion.

 

Market-update

China’s war on Bitcoin mining and virtual currency transactions ramped up a gear this week, sending Bitcoin sharply into the red. BTC is now 22% down on seven days ago and trading just under A$42K (US$33K). Although Bitcoin is well down on its peak around A$84K (US$65K) in April, it’s still up on the A$39K (US$27K) it began 2021 at. Ethereum lost 26.8% this week, which means former crypto billionaire founder Vitalik Buterin, is down to his last $838M. However, given ETH started the year under A$1,000 (US$750), its current A$2,500 (US$1,800) price is still quite impressive. Everything else was down: Ripple (-31.5%), Polkadot (-37.8%), Bitcoin Cash (-27.3%), Litecoin (-28.9%), Chainlink (-29.5%), Stellar (-30.8%), EOS (-32.4%), Aave (-34%), Synthetix (-34.5%). MicroStrategy announced overnight it had bought another 13,005 BTC for around US$489 million.

Market-update

Various moves by billionaires Elon Musk, Paul Tudor Jones and Michael Saylor helped push Bitcoin back above US$40K (A$51.85K) overnight for the first time in two weeks. At the time of writing it was up 17.8% on seven days ago and is trading just under A$52,200. Ethereum and altcoins may take a little longer to recover, with ETH down 2.4% this week, Uniswap dropped 2.4%, Chainlink (-2.4%), Stellar (-3.8%) Aave (-8.5%) and Synthetix (-9.2%). Eos was flat, however XRP was up 2.1%, Polkadot (11.7%) and  Bitcoin Cash (3.7%). The Crypto Fear and Greed Index is headed back up but is currently still at 28 (fear).

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