Macroeconomics and financial markets
US stock markets will be closed on the 20th for the President’s Day holiday. The futures market was also thin.
The next day, the 21st, the Tokyo stock market was sluggish with a lack of clues. The Nikkei Stock Average (early session) ended trading 12 yen (0.05%) lower than the previous day.
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Virtual currency market
In the crypto asset (virtual currency) market, Bitcoin rose 1.85% from the previous day to $24,872.
After the adjustment, the lower price was raised and the price is squabbling at the recent high, so there is a strong desire to buy on the dip. There is no main resistance line (upper resistance line) until around $30,000, which is the bottom of the bull market in 2021, and it is possible that the return selling pressure will increase around $30,000 to $31,000.
The minutes of last month’s US FOMC meeting will be released on the 22nd, but given that Chairman Powell mentioned disinflation at a press conference, negative factors that exceed market expectations are not expected.
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China money inflow?
The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong released a draft on the 20th of June to authorize crypto asset (virtual currency) exchange licensing requirements and individual investors to trade cryptocurrencies by June this year.
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Hong Kong, which China positions as a “Special Administrative Region”, has a vision to become a hub for virtual currency, and if approved, China money (funds from Greater China) can be expected to flow into Hong Kong.
Huobi, which was acquired by cryptocurrency Tron founder Justin Sun, has revealed plans to open a crypto asset exchange “Huobi Hong Kong” in Hong Kong.
Exciting news! Huobi is stoked about Hong Kong’s pro-crypto policies & we’re working hard to secure our crypto license there. Our aim is to be one of the first fully compliant exchanges in HK & collaborate with our Asia-Pacific users to drive digital asset growth! #Huobi #Crypto pic.twitter.com/ktZw1WE2cs
—Huobi (@HuobiGlobal) February 20, 2023
It will comply with local regulations and specialize in services for institutional investors and high net worth individuals.
Among individual stocks on the alt market, Conflux Network (CFX), which is considered China’s only regulated public chain, surged 572% week-on-week.
Conflux Network was born in the lab of Tsinghua University, a famous academic institution in China.
Led by Dr. Andrew Yao, a Turing Award winner, the lab aims to solve the trilemma of “scalability, decentralization, and security” advocated by Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. The goal is to promote cross-border exchanges by building technology.
Conflux has partnered with government agencies such as the Chinese city of Shanghai on blockchain and metaverse initiatives, and recently the Hong Kong government invited Conflux co-founder Ming Wu to join Web3. They are said to have discussed the role that Conflux Network should play in terms of technological innovation and development.
On January 26th, it partnered with China-based social media platform giant Little Red Book, and on February 15th, it was revealed that it was partnering with China Telecom to develop a blockchain SIM card.
China Telecom, 2nd largest wireless carrier in China (390+ million mobile subscribers), has partnered with Conflux to develop Blockchain-enabled SIM cards – BSIM! pic.twitter.com/LQxz34L432
— Conflux Network Official (@Conflux_Network) February 15, 2023
In addition, the Helium Network Foundation officially announced the transition to the Solana blockchain around March 27th, and SOL rose over the previous weekend. It was 19.33% higher than the previous week. HNT also increased by 28.5% from the previous week.
The Helium Network is officially migrating to @solana on March 27th! Are you ready?
Ensure that you’ve migrated to the Helium Wallet app for a smooth transition. Keep Hotspots active and online to receive IOT tokens.
More in this thread https://t.co/rzk2xcBEJ0
—Helium (@helium) February 17, 2023
The migration from the native blockchain to the Solanachain itself is based on a governance vote (Helium Improvement Proposal) passed last September with 81.41% of the votes in favor.
Helium is a distributed wireless network for “IoT (Internet of Things)” that supports the wireless network standard LoRaWAN protocol. You can get (virtual currency) HNT tokens.
Helium’s COO (Chief Operating Officer) said, “By moving to Solana, we can focus on scaling the network instead of managing the blockchain itself. We can aim to improve the interoperability of the ecosystem.” emphasized.
The price of Solana (SOL) plummeted as it was an initial investment and support destination for major exchanges FTX and Alameda Research, which went bankrupt in November last year. Major NFT projects such as “Degods” and “Y00ts” announced their withdrawal from Solana and announced that they would switch to other chains.
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[Recruitment]Recruitment of new personnel due to Web3 business expansion
Japan’s largest cryptocurrency media CoinPost is looking for full-time employees and interns as it expands its Web3 business.
1. Media Business (Editorial Department)
2. Marketing operations
3. Conference management and launch work
4. Open Position (students welcome)
Details https://t.co/UsJp3v8mSH pic.twitter.com/B98JZmoQbW
— CoinPost-virtual currency information site-[app delivery](@coin_post) February 14, 2023
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