Whether it’s because of Thanksgiving or just the inability to push through higher levels, traditional markets have been trading mostly muted. Comparatively, crypto markets seem to now be on investors' radar and experience much more activity. After a two-month-long rally and probably a lot of complacency, the bout of volatility yesterday shook many, triggering massive liquidations. Any opportunistic buyer would’ve been happy to pick up some coins.
The second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Ethereum, has had the most significant update in its 5-year history. A major milestone has been achieved on the path to ‘Ethereum 2.0’, also known as ‘Eth2’, which represents a pivotal development in the evolution of the Ethereum blockchain.
While traditional markets traded muted most of yesterday, crypto markets are swinging wildly. Investors are torn between the euphoria of an incessant rally, the unbearably close 20K mark but, also, the risk of waiting too long before taking profit and the volatility that historically plagues Bitcoin rallies -and definitely altcoin rallies.
The party-poppers are on hold until the release of this evening’s FOMC minutes from the Fed’s November policy meeting. We all know the drill by now, another stimulus = another Bitcoin rally. But, is there a real risk that the Fed hints they have done enough? If the US dollar rallies hard post the release of the Fed’s thoughts, Bitcoin could have missed a great opportunity to register a new all-time high.
Last week, Bloomberg publicized Cornerstone Macro LLC’s evaluation that investors that are ‘looking to counter the wild volatility of the stock market, can now consider the stabilizing influence of cryptocurrencies’. Here’s our thoughts on the significance of this trend and what lies ahead
The best thing about hodling is ignoring price swings, with the resolute belief that Bitcoin is one of the answers to a financial system that is built on a pile of debt. Global debt stands at $272T, with another $5T expected to be added to the pile by the end of the year.
This is the second article of our Digital Assets Decoded series which aims to give you a fundamental understanding of the cryptocurrency space. In our previous article, “What is Blockchain?”, we discussed what a blockchain is and how it stores data as a series of events.