Elon Musk manipulating the crypto markets, JP Morgan suggesting Bitcoin as a hedge and Coinbase trading Bitcoin itself? These stories and more,
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for more information. Hi, I’m Nate Martin from 99Bitcoins.com, and here’s what’s happened
this week in crypto.
Guess what happened after Elon Musk tweeted
that cryptocurrencies were “too high”? The prices abruptly dropped! During the week, the price of Bitcoin fell
more than 20% and it looks like Musk’s company Tesla
has also experienced a serious dip. Analysts argue that beyond Musk’s Tweet, the dip was inevitable due to the overly
leveraged long market and the crash on Wall Street this week.
By contrast, Musk has done wonders
for Dogecoin: after tweeting a picture
of the currency’s mascot, the price of DOGE shot up
by more than 25 percent. Square—the payment processing firm
run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey— has purchased an additional $170 million
in bitcoin. This marks the second major BTC purchase
for the company in the past six months, as Square initially bought
about $50 million worth of the leading digital asset last October.
It appears crypto exchange Coinbase doesn’t just allow you to engage
in transactions. It also dabbles in trading itself. It was revealed in documents filed
for Coinbase’s new public listing that the company has about $316 million
in digital assets to its name that it’s purchased and traded
over the years. JP Morgan has supported the narrative that investors should allocate 1%
of their portfolio in BTC as a hedge. This was asserted by strategists
of the investment bank as more and more people seem to add fuel
to the merit that bitcoin could protect assets
against the inflating fiat currencies. A Dubai-based cryptocurrency investment fund that has more than $1 billion of assets
under management thinks that the value of Polkadot and Cardano
will be higher than that of BTC in the years to come. It has announced that it will sell
$750 million of its Bitcoin to increase the company’s positions
in Cardano’s ADA and Polkadot’s DOT tokens. The tourism industry of Madrid, Spain
has unveiled a new cryptocurrency that travelers can utilize
to pay for hotel stays and other expenses during their trips
to the country’s capital.
The currency, known as the Helysia token was established by the Madrid City Council
and currently is worth more than 2 euros. The drop in bitcoin’s price this week
is wreaking havoc on the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust. The shares of the company have fallen
more than the slump bitcoin is experiencing. Investors have sold shares
in the Grayscale Trust at such a rapid rate over recent days that the share price fell
into the discount territory after it was trading at premiums above 15%
for much of January.
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