Crypto Market Pulse (11/12/2023) is authorised as an Electronic Money Institution in the UK. CME BTC futures open interest reaches new highs. Societe Generale issues its first digital green bond on Ethereum.

Dec 11, 2023
Crypto Market Pulse

Weekly Market Index

Last week’s crypto market prices rose by +11.07%. Volume increased by +50.46% and volatility decreased by -17.86%. Weekly Market Index
Sources: Research, Price
Notes: Based on market-cap adjusted index of selected top-cap tokens

Chart of the Week

Bitcoin futures open interest has reached a new high for the year at US$4.87B (as of 10 Dec 2023) on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Open interest is the total number of outstanding contracts for a particular asset that has not been settled. It is commonly used as an indication of whether money flows are increasing or decreasing. CME Bitcoin Futures Open Interest

Weekly Performance

Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) rose by +4.8% and +4.0%, respectively, in the past seven days. Price action for other selected top-cap tokens was also mostly positive, with AVAX leading. Selected Top Cap Tokens Price Change

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

News Highlights

  • has been authorised as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). With this EMI authorisation, will offer a suite of UK-localised e-money products.
  • Bitcoin Core version 26.0 was released last week. This latest update to the primary software used by nodes to interact with the Bitcoin network introduces key enhancements aimed at improving security and network performance.
  • Societe Generale issued its first digital green bond on the Ethereum blockchain. The bond has a value of 10 million euros and a maturity of three years. Its proceeds will be used to finance “green” activities. The bank also launched its euro-pegged stablecoin, EURCV, on a crypto exchange.
  • Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco has reportedly launched a Bitcoin and Ether trading service for its clients as part of its investment platform.

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