The head of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell will testify on the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report on Tuesday and Wednesday
Bitcoin and Etherum keep falling due to new restrictions
The crypto sphere keeps bringing new challenges to investors. It is too early to tell about positive trends as all of the top coins were in the red zone in the beginning of September. One of the main reasons this week is the restrictions of the US Securities and Exchange Commission against trading in bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds (ETF). The most representative out of them, Bitcoin Tracker One and Ether Tracker One were suspended on Sunday. As a result, Bitcoin closed at $6306.37 and Ethereum closed at $192.37 on Monday, lower than before. The SEC explains this move as the protection of the investors.
The overall market capitalization of cryptocurrency experiences a huge drop from $800 billion in January to $196 billion now. The experts’ opinion on its future varies from the total negativity to the optimistic hopes. Financial analyst Wolf Richter in his blog refers to the digital assets as “a big joke”, meaning that everyone can influence its market by creating new currencies and forks.
Total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies
However, there’s a more hopeful approach. During the meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) on September 7 European Commission vice-president Vladis Dombrovskis said that crypto assets play an important role for today’s economy, so the current market instability just shows how volatile they are. He also announced the development of crypto asset regulatory mapping project by European Supervisory Authorities for categorizing digital assets.
You can find more of the news that has so far influenced the cryptocurrency market here Crypto News.
The United States will publish the non-farm employment change, also known as non-farm payrolls (NFP) at 15:30 MT time on February 7.
The level of non-manufacturing PMI for the United States by the Institute of Supply Management will be published at 17:00 MT time on February 5.
The Federal Open Market Committee will publish its meeting minutes on February 19, at 21:00 MT time.
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