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?
Digital currencies recover
On Thursday, key crypto assets managed to reverse losses from yesterday in Asia right after the market was suppressed by the Binance hack news. As a result, the bullish sentiment pushed Bitcoin up, enabling it to overleap $6,000.
Eventually, Bitcoin headed north by up to 3.14% coming up with an outcome of $6,080, overleaping the major $6,000 mark for the first time in 2019. The number one crypto asset managed to regain momentum after it was set back a bit by the news that key crypto exchange Binance was attacked by hackers.
As Binance informed, hackers managed to withdraw 7,000 Bitcoins worth nearly $40 million just in one transaction.
As for other crypto assets, they also stayed in the green. Eventually, Ethereum tacked on by up to 1.16% concluding the trading session at $171.78. Additionally, XRP surged by up to 0.17% hitting $0.30082, while Litecoin jumped by nearly 1.61% being worth $75.352.
The overall market capitalization went up to $188.7 billion from yesterday’s reading of $183.9 billion.
Facebook told it’s going to relax its advertising ban on businesses that promote products as well as services having to do with crypto assets. Last June Facebook imposed a policy to require prior written approval to promote crypto products as well as services on its platform.
However, Facebook will keep prohibiting advetisements that promote contracts for difference as well as complex financial products because they’re often associated with predatory behavior. Moreover, advertisements for ICOs and binary options are still going to be banned.
The move occurred after Facebook told it would launch its own crypto asset that is believed to be a stable asset pegged to the evergreen buck.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
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.