Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are virtual national money. The idea of creating such currencies came to the authorities after the success of cryptocurrencies, which also exist only in digital form.
Is the Cypto Market Ready to make full recovery yet?
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Recently, on the 16th of January, 2023, Thailand Securities Exchange Commission issued fresh rules in its continued efforts to protect investors' assets and build confidence in the crypto space. It comes right after Bitcoin surged above $20k. However, is this enough to kickstart a full recovery for crypto coins?
We see a breakout of the wedge and the 200-Moving Average. The breakout also came with a double break of structure, as seen from the two horizontal arrows. Will the rally continue? I expect a slight retracement toward the 50-Moving Average before the possible recovery of the bullish momentum.
Ethereum, on the other hand, has recently had a bearish break out of a wedge while still trading above the bullish Moving Average array. However, the constraint with this is the bearish break of structure from the breakout. In my opinion, the bearish movement will continue until a reliable demand zone is found. It should happen close to the 100-Period Moving Average.
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Since November 2021, Bitcoin (BTCUSD) has been experiencing a strong downtrend losing over 70% from its all-time high.
First, "ETH merge" Google requests are on the rise. At the same time, "buy ETH" requests are at their two-year lows, which is quite a negative factor ahead of the vast update. The community either doesn’t believe in the success, or they are following the "buy the rumors – sell the news" rule and waiting for the massive dump after the merge.
On Thursday, the 2nd of February, the Bank of England will publish its report concerning interest rates and inflation data for the Eurozone. Professionals and investors anticipate that Andrew Bailey’s lead team of policy makers will likely raise interest rates to 4%; the highest in over a decade, for the tenth time in a row.
The first FOMC meeting comes after a buildup of anticipation from traders and investors alike, as the markets await what posture the Fed will take regarding the interest rates; would there be a hike or a cut in interest rates? Recall that the Federal Open Market Committee had previously ended the year 2022 with a 50bps hike, and an indication from Powell, the committee chairman, that the Fed could consider raising interest rates by 75bps in the course of the year 2023.
Western countries are trying to find other options for oil and gas supplies after a 10th package of sanctions, which will put more pressure on Russian oil and decrease global oil supply. Italy, for example, is in talks with Libya.