Crypto Market Pulse (30/10/2023)

BTC is on the verge of a golden cross. Digital assets investment products’ AUM rose to US$31.7B in October. Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered test blockchain-based transactions.

Oct 30, 2023
Crypto Market Pulse

Weekly Market Index

Last week’s crypto market prices rose by +13.97%. Volume and volatility also increased by +5.94% and +183.45%, respectively. Weekly Market Index

Chart of the Week

The Bitcoin price is on track to complete a golden cross, a sign commonly interpreted as strengthening bullish momentum in which the 50-day moving average (MA) overtakes the 200-day MA on an upward trajectory. A golden cross indicates that short-term price momentum is outperforming the long-term. Learn more about the golden cross in this University article: The Golden Cross and Death Cross in Crypto Trading. BTC Price Golden Cross

Weekly Performance

Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) rose by +14.7% and +7.4%, respectively, in the past seven days. Other selected top-cap tokens also mostly gained in price. Selected Top Cap Tokens Price Change

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

News Highlights

  • Existing Bitcoin institutional investment vehicles are seeing a major trading volume boost as excitement over possible US spot Bitcoin ETFs takes hold. For example, the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO), the first futures-based ETF to get the green light in the US in 2021, traded US$1.7b last week, its second biggest week since its launch week.
  • In October, the total assets under management (AUM) for digital asset products rose by 6.74% to reach US$31.7 billion, marking the first increase since July 2023.
  • Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered are testing a system that will allow blockchain-based transactions, stablecoins, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to talk to one another, taking an approach similar to the SWIFT messaging layer in legacy banking infrastructure.
  • Telecom giant Vodafone conducted a proof of concept in collaboration with Chainlink Labs, Sumitomo Corporation, and others to alleviate issues pertaining to the global trade ecosystems. The collaborative effort saw the companies using IoT devices with Chainlink’s Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP) to transfer crucial trade documents.
  • The Arbitrum Foundation announced new networks created via the project’s “Orbit” program can now settle to the Arbitrum main network. Orbit is a program for developers to spin up their own blockchains atop Arbitrum.

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