Did the era of the Dogecoin, the most famous cryptocurrency, come to its end, or it is just a calm before the storm? Let’s find out!
Crypto assets generally sink
On Tuesday, digital coins found themselves in the red in Asia. Bitcoin was unable to overleap the $4,000 level, while the crypto market capitalization declined by 2.5% for just one day.
As a matter of fact, Bitcoin tumbled by 2.52% ending up with $3,930.3. For the last week the number one crypto asset saw bulls and got closer to the $4,000 psychological mark, although lost steam to rebound to the $3,800 range.
As for Litecoin and Ethereum, they demonstrated wider losses. XRP dived a bit.
Ethereum decreased by 3.87% concluding the trading session at $130.96. Litecoin went down by 6.69% hitting 53.691 for the last 24 hours. As for XRP, this digital coin also went down, losing 1.94% demonstrating an outcome of $0.30753. Eventually, the bear crypto market pushed the crypto market capitalization down to $131.6 billion in contrast with yesterday’s outcome of $135 billion.
Hester, Peirce, US Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner gained attention of crypto enthusiasts by telling that crypto markets need to self-regulate when possible and government regulations aren’t necessary.
Commonly dubbed «crypto mom», Hester Peirce is also known for her support for Bitcoin pro-Bitcoin stance and she backs a lighter regulatory touch. When the Securities and Exchange Commission neglected a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund application for the second time in 2018, Hester Peirce came up with a statement of official dissent.
In addition to this, a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives offered a bill to have the anonymous use of digital coins banned. In fact, the bill proposed by Representative Phil Stephenson calls for anybody sending and receiving crypto assets should be identified.
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This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.