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Bitcoin ETFs recover, the EU contemplates crypto mutual fund, and Mastercard trials tokenized settlements

May 17, 2024
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Hello Snapshotters,

Last month, cryptocurrency trading volume declined for the first time in seven months, and U.S. spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) experienced outflows for the first time. This week, the trend reversed, led by the FBTC fund. Bitcoin price maintained a $60,000 support level, while Pepe’s price soared to a new all-time high (ATH).

More details below.

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News Snaps

📈 Bitcoin ETFs Recover

Led by FBTC, spot Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S. saw a total daily inflow of over $302 million on Wednesday, the largest since May 3 — recovering from a slump and pushing the products’ cumulative total net inflows to nearly $12 billion since their listings.

🇪🇺 EU Contemplates Crypto Mutual Fund

The European Union is contemplating integrating crypto assets into its $12.88 trillion mutual fund framework. This initiative aims to expand the eligible assets of Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) to include cryptocurrencies.

💳 Mastercard Trials Tokenized Settlements

Mastercard will collaborate with major U.S. banking institutions like Citi, JPMorgan, and Visa to trial tokenized settlements using the Regulated Settlement Network (RSN).

🇭🇰 HK‘s Central Banking Institution Explores Tokenization

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is collaborating with industry representatives and regulators to explore asset tokenization through the formation of a special community called ‘Project Ensemble Architecture Community’.

🇫🇷 Joins Adan to Advance Innovation in France furthered its commitment to the digital asset and blockchain sector in France by joining industry association Adan. As a member, will contribute to initiatives focused on advancing responsible innovation and education in Web3 across France and Europe.

What’s Ahead

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Number of the Week

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Chart of the Week

April saw a significant drop in cryptocurrency trading volume, marking the first decline in seven months. Spot and derivatives markets trading volume fell by 28% month-on-month to $6.58 trillion, as per CCData, with spot volume dropping by 32% and derivatives volume by 26%, respectively. This decline was attributed to escalating geopolitical tensions and slower inflows into U.S.-listed spot ETFs.

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Crypto Trivia

What was BTC’s price on the day of the 2020 halving?

A) $663

B) $19,200

C) $8,601

Find the correct answer at the end of this newsletter.

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Lazarus, a North Korean hacker group, recently leveraged on LinkedIn to carry out a series of malware attacks. The group steals confidential information and digital assets from LinkedIn users by pretending to be blockchain developers looking for jobs in the cryptocurrency industry.

Shield Yourself From LinkedIn Scams By:

1. Crafting assignments for job applicants that do not require them to access your company’s internal resources, such as its code repository.

2. Scrutinizing the job seeker’s resume and LinkedIn profile, and using the initial interview round(s) to determine that the candidate is a genuine applicant.

3. Being on high alert if an applicant wants access to sensitive information during any interview round, especially the assignment one.

Crypto Trivia Answer

C) $8,601

Bitcoin was valued at $8,601 on May 11, 2020, the day of the previous halving.

Source: Google Finance

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