Macroeconomics and financial markets
In the US NY stock market on the 5th, the Dow closed 80 dollars (0.24%) lower than the previous day, and the Nasdaq index closed 1.07% lower. Weak economic data is fueling fears of a recession.
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Virtual currency market
In the crypto asset (virtual currency) market, Bitcoin fell 1.78% from the previous day to $28,059.
The topside is weighed down as the $30,000 psychological milestone looms.
The creator of Bollinger Bands, John A. Bollinger, mentioned the Bollinger Bands squeeze.
We are almost in a Squeeze.
—John Bollinger (@bbands) April 5, 2023
The shift from squeezing with narrowing bands to expanding bands suggests increased volatility (price volatility).
Trading volumes in the US have fallen by more than 80% in less than three weeks, according to cryptocurrency data tracking firm kaiko.
There is a section that tightened regulations by the US financial authorities, such as the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission)’s Wells notice to Coinbase and the CFTC (US Commodity Futures Trading Commission)’s lawsuit against Binance, have led to a decline in the bitcoin market volume. The failures of Silvergate Bank and Signature Bank also led to a drop in liquidity on exchanges.
Under such circumstances, US Microstrategy announced an additional purchase of 1045 BTC. Due to repeated purchases so far, the average acquisition price of Bitcoin is $ 29,803.
MicroStrategy has acquired an additional 1,045 #bitcoin for ~ $29.3M at an average price of $28,016 per bitcoin. @MicroStrategy holds 140,000 bitcoin acquired for ~$4.17 billion at an average price of $29,803 per bitcoin. $MSTR https://t.co/IBufTxalnv
— Michael Saylor (@saylor) April 5, 2023
connection:MicroStrategy buys $3.8 billion worth of Bitcoin
The company holds 140,000 BTC, or 0.66% of the total supply of 21 million BTC.
In addition, following the bankruptcy of Silvergate Bank, the company announced that it has already paid off the $205 million loan it borrowed from the company with Bitcoin as collateral.
The Shanghai (Shapella) upgrade, scheduled for the 12th, will implement the staking and withdrawal of staking rewards that have accumulated so far, raising concerns that it will bring significant selling pressure in the short term. be.
In this regard, data analytics firm CryptoQuant analyzed that “selling pressure may fall short of market expectations.”
1 reason why we still think ETH selling pressure will be lower than expected after the Shanghai Update
– Profit and Loss Analysis
— CryptoQuant.com (@cryptoquant_com) April 5, 2023
The background is the market environment. It is pointed out that the current ETH price is at the unrealized loss level of 9.7 million ETH, which is more than half of the Ethereum (17.9 million ETH) staked over the past few years. The pool of Lido Finance, the largest liquid staking protocol, is similar, and it is more likely to continue staking than to cut losses.
About 9.7 million ETH deposited in the beacon chain is mainly institutional investor funds (smart money), and is believed to have been locked from the second half of 2020 to 2021 during the bull market.
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According to data from The Bolock, Ethereum (ETH) put and call option open interest ratio rose to 0.47, the highest level since May last year when the Terra (LUNA) shock triggered a crypto market crash.
Besides demand for hedging price volatility risk using options trading, the decline in call option ratios suggests an increasing bearish outlook by market participants.
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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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