During the daily press briefing of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, it was announced that Mexico will receive 1.4 million doses of the vaccine by the end of January. Is that optimistic enough for the peso?
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 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.