Crypto Market Pulse (3/10/2023) becomes a preferred PYUSD exchange. ETH futures ETFs have arrived. UBS launches tokenised money market fund pilot.

Oct 03, 2023
Crypto Market Pulse

Weekly Market Index

Last week’s crypto market prices rose slightly by +3.43%. Volume and volatility decreased by -3.13% and -19.98%, respectively. Weekly Market Index 3 Oct

Chart of the Week

Solana’s (SOL) total value locked (TVL) has risen to a new 2023 high of US$335.73 million. This comes after the court-approved liquidation of the FTX estate, which contains US$1.16 billion SOL in its crypto holdings. Solana TVL

Weekly Performance

Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) prices both increased by +4.6% in the past seven days. Price action for other selected top-cap tokens was also positive. Selected Top Cap Tokens

Selected key categories were all up in terms of market cap in the past seven days. Selected Categories Market Cap Change

News Highlights

  • announced it has teamed up with PayPal and Paxos to establish as a preferred PayPal USD (PYUSD) exchange. has already listed PYUSD on its platform for both retail and institutional users, providing deep liquidity for PYUSD trading pairs globally.
  • Multiple Ethereum futures based exchange-traded funds (ETF) have gone live, including those from ProShares, VanEck, and Bitwise. These are the first ETFs ever to launch that are based on Ethereum futures. Meanwhile, Grayscale and Invesco have applied for spot Ethereum ETFs.
  • Ethereum developers successfully launched a new test network called Holesky after an initial failed attempt. Holesky is now Ethereum’s largest testnet by validator count, with 1.4 million validators. It aims to enhance testing capabilities for the blockchain’s ecosystem.
  • UBS Asset Management launched the controlled pilot of a tokenised money market fund through the company’s in-house tokenisation service called UBS Tokenise. Using a smart contract on Ethereum, the firm carried out various activities, including redemptions and fund subscriptions.
  • The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the central banks of France, Singapore, and Switzerland announced the successful completion of a new CBDC initiative called Project Mariana. This project tested cross-border trading and settlement of wholesale central bank digital currencies between financial institutions.
  • Microstrategy, the world’s largest corporate holder of Bitcoin, buys another US$147 million of the cryptocurrency. This brings their total Bitcoin holdings to about 158,245 BTC, with an average purchase price of $29,582 per Bitcoin.
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city, has introduced a blockchain-powered digital identification system, which utilises zkSync Era’s rollup technology.

Recent Research Reports

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