The head of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell will testify on the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report on Tuesday and Wednesday
Bitcoin goes down
On Friday, Bitcoin along with other key crypto assets declined in Asia. It happened due to the fact that digital token protocol Basis ceased operations and had its capital returned to investors because of regulatory fears.
Eventually, Bitcoin inched down by nearly 3.08% showing a reading of $3,305. As for Ethereum, this digital currency sank too, losing 2.42% being worth $86.2.
Besides this, XRP declined by about 1.32% ending up with $0.29919. Additionally, Litecoin slipped by 3.35% concluding at $23.191.
Geared up towards launching a fully decentralized and stable token absolutely resistant to volatility, on Thursday Basis announced its decision to shut down and also return the invested funds to its owners.
The company actually explained that move by a strong negative impact of the necessity to comply with American securities regulation. Under these conditions Basis doesn’t know how to dodge security status for share and bond tokens, which is undesirable for the startup.
By the way, among the startup’s investors there are Bain Capital Ventures, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowit, and Google’s capital investment arm GV.
Despite some recent regulation hazards and clampdowns, some countries are still interested in driving crypto assets.
In addition to this, the Gulf Times informed that the key financial institution of the United Arab Emirates is actually working on a joint project with its neighbor, the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority with the aim of launching a digital coin their for cross-border transactions.
Moreover, French politicians also urged the country’s leader to invest up to EUR500 million in the blockchain sector. On Wednesday, they came up with a report on the ledger technology that proposed to make their country a “blockchain nation.” They are assured that in the nearer future blockchain will drastically change the world, and in particular, France.
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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