Crypto Market Pulse – 🚀AI Tokens Surging

AI-related tokens are surging. Grayscale’s spot Bitcoin ETF records lowest daily outflow since launch. CME to launch euro-denominated micro Bitcoin and Ethereum futures.

Feb 26, 2024
Crypto Market Pulse

Weekly Market Index

Last week’s crypto market prices were up +1.13%. Volume and volatility decreased by -18.30% and -44.17%, respectively. Notably, ETH hit the US$3K level for the first time since April 2022, amid market speculation on a spot Ether exchange-traded fund (ETF). Weekly Market Index

Chart of the Week

The recent launch of OpenAI’s Sora and NVIDIA’s impressive earnings result has further fueled optimism surrounding artificial intelligence (AI). This appears to have spilled into crypto as well, with AI-related tokens surging in the past seven days.


Weekly Performance

Bitcoin (BTC) fell by -1.3% while Ethereum (ETH) rose by +8.3%, in the past seven days. Price action for other selected top-cap tokens was mixed. Uniswap (UNI) was a notable outperfomer, up +43.5%. Recently, a proposal was submitted to reward UNI token holders who staked and delegated their tokens. Selected Top-Cap Tokens Change

Selected key categories were mostly up (with the exception of Gaming) in terms of market cap change in the past seven days, led by Artificial Intelligence. Selected Categories Market Cap Change

News Highlights

  • Grayscale’s spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), GBTC, posted its lowest daily outflow at US$44.2 million on 23 February since its launch.
  • The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) plans to launch euro-denominated micro bitcoin and ether futures on 18 March, subject to regulatory approval.
  • Valkyrie launched a new bitcoin futures leveraged ETF that aims to provide two-times the daily performance of a bitcoin futures index. 
  • Layer-1 blockchain Avalanche resumed finalising blocks on Friday last week, four hours after an outage took the network offline due to a software bug.
  • Ethereum NFT project Pudgy Penguins expands its partnership with Walmart to bring its Pudgy Toys to an additional 1,100 Walmart stores across the US. The toys had generated US$10 million in sales in less than a year.
  • Redditsigns deal with Google for AI model training. Google gains access to the library of existing content on Reddit, while Reddit will, in turn, get access to Google’s Vertex AI for enhanced search and “other capabilities.”

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