Are Institutional Investments Fueling Correlation Between Crypto and Stock Markets?

Interest rate hikes and runaway inflation has continued to engulf the investment scene, given that the global economy finds itself on rocky grounds based on factors like the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. To tame rising inflation, various governments have resorted to increasing interest rates, which have had detrimental effects on the financial markets. For example, the Federal Reserve (Fed) raised the interest rate by 75 basis points (bps) earlier this month, a scenario that was last seen in 1994.    Traditionally, institutional investors were heavily inclined toward stocks in…

Bitcoin price action decouples from stock markets, but not in a good way

This week the stock markets began to flash a little green and Bitcoin (BTC) is decoupling from traditional markets but not in a good way. The cryptocurrency is down 3% while the Nasdaq Composite tech-heavy stock market index is up 3.1%. May 27 data from the United States Commerce Department shows that the personal savings rate fell to 4.4% in April to reach the lowest level since 2008 and crypto traders are worried that worsening global macroeconomic conditions could add to investors’ aversion to risky assets. For example, Invesco QQQ…

Is Bitcoin price optimism fading after the crypto market’s rocky April?

Bitcoin (BTC) topped out at around $46,000 on April 4 before freefalling back to $38,000, causing much frustration among crypto traders who have been so used to the market’s unreal returns in the past two years after the March 2020 crash.  February and March showed signs of recovery, especially after the steep declines in December and January. But, the question is, why has the bullish momentum suddenly come to a halt? Continued S&P 500 correlation The correlation between crypto and equities, particularly Bitcoin and the S&P 500, continues to exist…

Green finance needs voluntary carbon markets that work

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland catalyzed a commitment to carbon neutrality, achieving net-zero carbon emissions, requiring reducing emissions as much as possible, and balancing the remaining emissions with the purchase of carbon credits. A carbon credit reduces, avoids or removes carbon emissions in one place to compensate for unavoidable emissions somewhere else through certified green-energy projects. Carbon credits represent one ton in carbon emission reduction. They are 1) Avoidance or reduction projects — e.g., renewable energy (wind, solar, hydro, biogas) — and 2)…

XRP, Dogecoin Outperform as Crypto Markets Continue Slide

“The speculation is that advertisers could be able to pay DOGE for ads and for other uses on Twitter,” explained Kryptomon Chief Marketing Officer Tomer Nuni in a note to CoinDesk last week. “We have seen the same happening when Tesla revealed the ability to pay for its goods with DOGE. So the speculation could be around Musk’s businesses and stakeholdings starting to accept crypto, as Tesla does.” Author: Shaurya Malwa Source link

CFTC Chief Says FTX Plan Could Make Crypto Markets ‘More Efficient’

“This proposal could end up leading to more efficient trading execution, less risk in the system,” Behnam said, adding that he’s required to cultivate “responsible innovation,” and the idea isn’t necessarily prohibited or in violation of commodities laws. Still, he considered the question worth a significant ongoing public-comment period. “As we are considering and contemplating the FTX proposal, we’re doing it cautiously,” he said. Author: Jesse Hamilton Source link

Crypto Exchange FTX Partners With AZA Finance ‘to Expand the Adoption of Web3 and Digital Currencies in Africa’ – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX is partnering with AZA Finance to expand the use of digital currencies and Web3 in Africa. Through this arrangement, the two companies will also work to “onboard African NFTs and artists onto the FTX NFT marketplace.” Bolstering Adoption of Web3 and Crypto in Africa Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange FTX recently announced the start of a partnership with AZA Finance, whose objective is to “expand the adoption of Web3 and digital currencies throughout Africa.” This also includes non-fungible tokens (NFTs). A statement released by AZA Finance said the…

Bitcoin fails to crack $39K on Wall Street open as markets await Fed inflation decision

Bitcoin (BTC) began to show fresh volatility as Wall Street trading began on March 15, ahead of a crucial interest rate announcement from the United States Federal Reserve. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Crunch time for the Fed on inflation Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView highlighted a roughly $500 fall for BTC/USD after failing to reclaim $39,000 on the day. An overnight push towards $40,000 had ended in disappointment for bulls, setting the scene for lackluster performance into the Fed decision. With inflation running wild, analysts believed…