The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.
Vinny Lingham, Civic CEO: “For me, crypto is a bit too risky at its current point. I think the risks right now outweigh the upside in the short term anyway. There’ll be better opportunities later on.”
Despite the rise on Monday, Bitcoin failed to stick above the $4,000 level for a long time and formed a gap down on Wednesday. If the oldest cryptocurrency extends losses, it will fall to the support at $3,222. However, Parabolic SAR shows an uptrend for the digital asset. If Bitcoin recovers, it will rise to the resistance at $4,380.
In other news:
- The Japanese internet technology company GMO has recently announced that it is closing down its mining production.
- 8% of money transfers from the US are made with cryptocurrencies.
- During December 17-27, Bitcoin and Ethereum set records in the trading volume. Bitcoin trading volume reached $46 billion, while Ethereum’s - $18.5 billion.
- Bank of America wants to patent blockchain-technology for processing fiat currencies.
- Japanese financial corporation Mizuho Financial Group announced its plans to launch a cryptocurrency connected to the JPY.
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.