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Name Price24H % Supply Volume Market Cap
1,327,372,145.99 MANA
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25,263,013,692.00 CRO
6,872,890,164.27 MATIC
8,162,899,377.79 ANKR

Euro Holds Ground as Asset Allocations Unfold Ahead of the Fed. Can EUR/USD Rally?

Euro, EUR/USD, Asset Allocation,Fed, Crude Oil, PMI – Talking Points The Euro has an ascending trend line vs. USD despite US rate hikes looming Equity to bond rotation could be happening as the cycle may have peaked All eyes will be on the Fed later this week.Will EUR/USD move higher? The Euro has continued to … Read more

S&P 500 Fall May Lead APAC Stocks Lower, Tech Earnings in Focus

S&P 500, NIKKEI 225, ASX 200 WEEKLY OUTLOOK: Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 indexes closed –1.30%, -1.89% and -2.75% respectively Microsoft, Tesla and Apple will report earnings this week, which will set the tone for the broader market The FOMC meeting and US core PCE price index will also be closely monitored US … Read more

NZD/USD Gains as APAC Trading Kicks Off a Busy Week for Markets

New Zealand Dollar, NZD/USD, Economic Data, Event Risks, Technical Outlook – Talking Points New Zealand Dollar is up slightly, but risk-on stance may be weak after poor AU PMI data Week ahead may be volatile, with high-impact events in the Asia-Pacific and the US NZD/USD up slightly, but bears may attack the December low at … Read more

Australian Dollar Under Pressure on Large PMI Miss. Are Global Macro Conditions Starting to Bite for AUD/USD?

Australian Dollar, AUD/USD, PMI, ASX 200, CPI, RBA PMI numbers for Australia disappointed markets as Omicron impacts are felt The Australian Dollar and the ASX 200 are weaker to start the week as a result All eyes are now focused on tomorrows Australian CPI. Will AUD/USD hold on? The Australian Dollar has started the week … Read more

Why January Is A Historic Month For Bitcoin

It’s almost difficult to believe that later in 2022, Bitcoin will celebrate its 14th “birthday.” Over the last 14 years, Bitcoin has made great strides, growing ridiculously and setting itself up to usurp the U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Although Bitcoin has been around for what seems to be forever, the month of … Read more

Replacing The U.S Dollar With Bitcoin: Dismantling Fiat Architecture

This is the second article in a series about lessons that can inform bitcoin’s replacement of the U.S. dollar. Read the first article in the series, on leaving the gold standard, here. The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model gives seven layers of computation that allow a network effect to emerge. The network model used today … Read more

How Should A Nation State Hold Bitcoin?

Quite a lot of ink has been exhausted writing about El Salvador as the world’s first nation state to make bitcoin legal tender within its territory. Moving from a fiat to a bitcoin standard isan essential milestone in bitcoin’s global adoption. Whether this move will gain support is a debate of its own right. Bitcoiners … Read more

Markets Week Ahead: Nasdaq 100, Gold, Bitcoin, USD, Fed, Tech Earnings, Volatility Returns

Global risk appetite sharply deteriorated this past week as the Volatility Index (VIX), which is the market’s preferred ‘fear gauge’, closed at its highest since early December. The Nasdaq 100 dropped 7.5%, the most since March 2020 when markets were in the midst of the pandemic-induced selloff. S&P 500 and Dow Jones futures sank 5.81% … Read more

Weekly Fundamental US Dollar Forecast: Will the Fed Derail the Dollar Rebound?

Advertisement Fundamental Forecast for the US Dollar: Neutral Fed rate hike expectations have ratcheted higher in recent weeks. If the FOMC disappoints, the US Dollar may be in trouble. What makes the US Dollar so vulnerable to a FOMC disappointment? Positioning in the futures market – which remains near its longest level since October 2019. … Read more

Apple and Tesla Earnings in Focus as Nasdaq 100 Falls into a Technical Correction

NASDAQ 100 FORECAST: Neutral The Nasdaq 100 index fell over 10% from December high as earnings season arrives Investors worried that rising wage inflation and Fed rate hikes may dampen earnings prospects Apple, Tesla and Microsoft results are in focus this week, which will set the tone for Nasdaq 100 The Dow Jones, S&P 500 … Read more

USD/JPY Rate Outlook Hinges on Federal Reserve Interest Rate Decision

Japanese Yen Talking Points USD/JPY approaches the monthly low (113.38) amid the selloff in global equity prices, but the Federal Reserve interest rate decision may sway the near-term outlook for the exchange rate as the central bank prepares to normalize monetary policy. Fundamental Forecast for Japanese Yen: Neutral Swings in risk appetite may influence USD/JPY … Read more

Bitcoin OPSEC Tips From Casa Keyfest: What Should James Bond Do?

During a Casa Keyfest conference session held on January 6, Casa Head of Security Ron Stoner gave a rundown on “operations security” (OPSEC), a term coined by the U.S. military during the Vietnam war. According to Wikipedia, OPSEC is “a process that identifies critical information to determine if friendly actions can be observed by enemy … Read more