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Bitcoin stands still
On Tuesday, crypto assets were generally intact, with Bitcoin keeping to the $3,400 band in the face of a lack of triggers for key price action.
Market participants paid attention to the latest crypto industry news, in particular Kraken’s recent statement. So, one of the most popular crypto exchanges in the United States told that it would have UK-based index provider Crypto Facilities acquired.
The given move actually positions the San Francisco-based crypto exchange for further expansion into futures trading. As a matter of fact, based in London, Crypto Facilities provides trading of crypto futures.
As Kraken officials told, in the nearer future they’re going to resume enhancing and expanding these offerings.
Eventually, Kraken managed to process approximately $90 billion in trading volume the previous year.
Bitcoin, the world’s number one digital coin managed to head north by up to 0.4% ending up with an outcome of $3,462.70 on the Investing.com Index.
In general, digital coins were intact. As for their overall market capitalization, it amounted to $113 billion at the time of writing. Crypto assets have been thinly-traded for the last several days. It took place due to the fact that South Korea, China as well as other Asian countries are involved in celebrating the lunar new year.
In addition to this, Ethereum headed south by 0.10% concluding the trading session at $107.53. Besides this, XRP slumped by about 1.16% being worth $0.29779. As for Litecoin, it was worth $34.158, heading north by up to 0.26%.
Furthermore, six Saudi Arabian financial institutions have joined the United Arab Emirates on a joint crypto project with the aim of developing a digital currency to fund transactions between the two countries.
The project is going to be implemented in 2020, as Argaam informed on Tuesday.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.