Here we gathered the best and the worst performers of the week and the most volatile pairs .
Crypto assets demonstrate mixed performance
On Monday, key crypto assets demonstrated mixed performance in Asia. Despite Bitcoin managed to gain, other crypto assets lost ground.
As a matter of fact, Bitcoin rallied by nearly 0.21% ending up with $3,987.9. The number one crypto asset has been struggling to break the $4,000 level without a clear directional catalyst.
Aside from that, Ethereum went down by 0.30% coming up with a reading of $136.32. As for XRP, they declined by 0.73% being worth $0.30639. Litecoin dived by 0.52% demonstrating a result of $59.998.
Market participants took note of reports that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is actually scrutinizing applications related to digital coins. One of them has to do with Bitcoin futures from institutional trading platform Bakkt that has been postponed.
Well, without specifically pointing to Bakkt’s application, commissioner Dan Berkovitz told that the CFTC is working properly with all the applicants to have their applications processed. Dan added they require ensuring that a crypto product meets all the necessary standards as any other financial instruments traded on the market.
ICE is on the verge of launching Bakkt in mid-December, although later delayed the launch to January. Moreover, the crypto exchange platform is going to come up with physically delivered daily futures contracts, which are traded in BTC/USD.
In addition to this, Switzerland’s Federal Council has started a consultation on adapting Switzerland’s federal law for blockchain development. In fact, the move aims to have legal certainty over blockchain applications improved with the aim of laying a basis for the regulatory framework for the industry.
Besides this, the council has also offered to segregate digital coins when bankruptcy occurs, reflected by the proposed change of the Federal Law on Debt Collection and Bankruptcy.
The European Central Bank will meet today to discuss the current monetary policy and the fate of the quantitative easing program
Canada will publish the headline and core retail sales on January 24 at 15:30 MT time.
Canada will publish its monthly GDP growth rate at 15:30 MT on January 31.
The famous pharma giant Pfizer is going to release its earnings report on January 28 at 17:00 MT time.
The Bank of England’s interest rate announcement and monetary report will be out at 14:00 MT on January 30.