The Bank of England will release its monetary policy summary and announce the interest rate on September 19, at 14:00 MT time.
Crypto assets head south
On Wednesday, crypto assets declined because Bitcoin inched down to a one-week minimum, while a Canadian judge called for a temporary pause in lawsuits against a crypto exchange, which lost millions of dollars of crypto assets after the founder passed away.
Gerald Cotten, the only person who was aware of company passwords, passed away due to complications from Crohn’s illness in India. As a result, Quadriga, his company found itself in disarray.
Cotten’s has told she’s unable to spot the password to digital wallets, which contain a mind-blowing sum of $137.13 million worth of digital coins.
On Tuesday, a judge called for a 30-day reprieve from filing claims against Quadriga. As follows from court filings, Quadriga could have its platforms as well as other assets sold just to cover its debts.
Eventually, Bitcoin inched down by 1.84% coming up with a reading of $3,401.00 on the Investing.com Index.
In general, crypto assets inched down. The whole crypto market capitalization accounted for $111 billion at the time of writing, in contrast with $113 billion recorded on Tuesday. Crypto assets were thinly-traded for the last few days due to the fact that China, South Korea as well as other Asian nations celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Ethereum went down by 4.3% being worth $103.08. As for XRP, this crypto asset declined by 2.4% trading at $0.29083779. Additionally, Litecoin showed $32.719, heading south by 04.42%.
Besides this, Coinbase has decided to expand its support of Paypal withdrawal to all its clients in the EU. Previously, UK Faster Payments and SEPA were the only options British customers could utilize to withdraw their money from the crypto exchange.
The company currently enables users to store Bitcoin right on the Coinbase Wallet application. What’s more, Ethereum as well as Ethereum Classic are already supported by it.
We've got some positive news for the British pound and we are awaiting the release of the core retail sales for Canada at 15:30 MT.
The tweet by Iran's foreign minister increased the possibility of tensions in the region. It pushed the oil prices up.
The European trading session will be highlighted by the events for the British pound. Traders will pay special attention to the BOE meeting at 14:00 MT.