The head of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell will testify on the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report on Tuesday and Wednesday
Bitcoin rallies following credit scare
On Monday, Bitcoin managed to surge steeply right after a credit scare on a key cryptocurrency exchange generated a rush for the number one crypto asset.
Having started the trading day around $6,200, on the Kraken exchange the currency pair BTC/USD climbed to an intraday maximum of $6,960.68. Meanwhile, according to CoinMarketCap data, on the third largest crypto exchange by volume, the Bitfinex exchange, Bitcoin got to an intraday peak of $7,788, making a premium of over 10%.
The jump in Bitcoin showed up at the expense of the stablecoin on the Bitfinex exchange, Tether that ended up with 88 cents. As a matter of fact, the stablecoin normally fluctuates close to $1 due to the fact it’s a US dollar backed crypto asset, which market participants utilize to trade between different crypto assets, in contrast with going in and out of fiat.
Folks were eager to shell out money just to get hold of the most popular crypto asset and get off USDT because fears circulated about credit risk, as some financial analysts pointed out.
Tether has been previously monitored whether it really holds enough American dollars in reserve to have its stablecoin backed.
In Monday trading, the number one crypto asset hit $6,527.24, adding nearly 4.4% on the Kraken exchange.Meanwhile, on Bitfinex, this digital coin showed $6,908.
The ascend in Bitcoin backed smaller crypto assets, also dubbed altcoins. As a matter of fact, the currency pair ETH/USD ascended by 3.1% reaching $201.05, The currency pair BCH/USD acquired 1% coming up with an outcome of $442.60. Additionally, the currency pair LTC/USD soared by 2.2% hitting $53.07. The currency pair XRPXR/PUSD added 44 cents, surging 6.4%.
October delivery XBTV8 futures rallied by 0.5% trading at $6,390. October delivery BTCV8 futures lost about 0.1% showing $6,385.
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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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