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BTSE Weekly Digital Asset Report – February 16th

BTSE Weekly Digital Asset Industry Report Dec 1st

In the spotlight this week , the crypto landscape saw major headlines dominated by the massive inflows into the newly launched spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). These ETFs, amassing nearly $10 billion in assets under management (AUM) just over a month since their inception, signal a monumental shift in investment patterns. This transition hints at investors’ growing preference for digital assets over traditional investment vehicles like gold, suggesting a pivotal moment in the broader acceptance and integration of cryptocurrencies into mainstream finance. Against this backdrop, Bitcoin performed spectacularly, breaking through the $50,000 barrier to settle at around $52,000. This marks a significant $10,000 increase from the previous week, driven by a confluence of factors including a notable price premium on Coinbase. This premium, indicative of robust demand from U.S. investors, reached a 9-month high according to CryptoQuant data, underscoring the strong buying pressure within the U.S. market. The rally, largely occurring during U.S. trading hours, further highlights the critical role of American investors in influencing Bitcoin’s market dynamics.


U.S. Demand Drives Bitcoin’s Surge to $52K: The recent rally of Bitcoin to the $52,000 mark has been primarily fueled by a surge in demand from U.S. investors, as evidenced by a 9-month high premium on price on Coinbase, signifying intensified buying pressure and a robust appetite for Bitcoin among American investors. 

MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin Strategy Yields Substantial Profits: MicroStrategy, the largest corporate holder of Bitcoin, has seen its strategic investment in the cryptocurrency pay off handsomely, with its holdings now valued at over $10 billion. This valuation represents a profit of more than $4 billion, a remarkable achievement considering the company began acquiring Bitcoin in 2020 at an average price of $31,224 per coin. 

Solana’s Bullish Bets Reach a Tipping Point: Solana’s token, SOL, has witnessed a 15% increase in price over the past two weeks, becoming one of the top-performing major tokens in the market. However, the growing leveraged bullish bets on SOL’s futures have raised concerns about a potential long squeeze event. The notional open interest for SOL futures has soared to a record $1.7 billion, surpassing the previous high set during a meme coin frenzy in December. 

Ripple’s Strategic Expansion with Trust Company Acquisition: Ripple’s recent move to acquire Standard Custody & Trust Co. signifies a strategic expansion of its U.S. operations, aiming to broaden the scope of services it can offer within the regulatory framework of New York. This acquisition, still pending approval from the New York regulator, marks Ripple’s continued efforts to diversify its financial technology solutions beyond its well-known payment network. 

Indonesia’s Election Results Favor Crypto-Friendly Leadership: Indonesia’s recent presidential election has positioned former defense minister Prabowo Subianto and his pro-crypto running mate, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, as the likely next leaders, pledging to continue the country’s crypto-friendly policies. Their victory, indicated by nearly 60% of votes in quick counts, suggests a potential boost for Indonesia’s digital asset sector. 

Telefónica and Chainlink Enhance Security with “SIM Swap” Solution: In a significant move towards securing the Web3 space, Telefónica, a global telecommunication giant, has entered into a partnership with Chainlink, the decentralized oracle network. This collaboration is set to introduce an added layer of security against the increasingly common “SIM Swap” attacks within the blockchain transactions.


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