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Good morning. Elon Musk pumps up the Bitcoin worth whereas Dogecoin flies to the moon. I believe it’s nonetheless there.

Welcome to Saturday Sats, a part of our new sequence: BitPinas Each day. We’ll have a look at the value of Bitcoin, Ethereum and the main cryptocurrencies. Crypto is international, however typically information that issues occurs whereas we sleep. So we deliver to you what’s occurring in our area right here and overseas.  

Market Worth as of January 30, 2021:

Bitcoin $34,469.40 +1.50%
Ethereum $1,391.11 +3.20%
Tether $1.01 -0.01%
Polkadot $16.95 -0.80%
XRP $0.284278 +6.60%
SLP $0.014 -12.80%

Bitcoin closed January 29, 2021, at $34,469.40 per BTC. We’re down 5.1% within the final 7 days and up 19% because the yr started. That is 17% under the earlier all-time excessive of $41,940, which was hit on Jan. 8, 2021.

Bitcoin’s market capitalization stands at the moment at $628,402,987,774 which is 62% of the whole cryptocurrency market. The complete crypto market, by the way in which, now has a market cap of $993,196,383,574 (+8.70%).

On the desk above, there’s the cryptocurrency SLP. If you happen to surprise what that’s, try this text: Playing Axie Infinity vs Minimum Basic Salary in the Philippines.


Ripple responds the SEC

The Ripple vs U.S. SEC saga has been well-documented in our each day worth updates, from the first article, to local exchanges delisting XRP. Ripple said the SEC ignored that XRP is open supply and claimed that its worth has correlated with Bitcoin and ETH. What?

Ripple additionally mentioned its settlement with FinCEN which detailed that XRP is a convertible digital foreign money. Some would say that the FinCEN challenge establishes that XRP is just not a safety. However we’re ignoring one necessary level: the FinCEN is not the one who decides whether or not one thing is a safety or not. That is in the identical vein that right here within the Philippines, it’s our SEC, not the BSP, that decides whether or not a crypto is a safety. 

For what it’s value, XRP stays the fifth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

Elon Musk

Retail commerce quantity will increase following Elon Musk’s tweet

Bitcoin’s alleged to commerce at a tighter vary within the coming days, however Elon Musk has different plans. The world’s richest man changed his Twitter bio to simply say “#bitcoin” after which posted: “Looking back, it’s inevitable.” 

Bitcoin’s worth shot up from $32,000 to $38,000 inside minutes. 


Crypto Crime and AML Report 2020

Blockchain safety agency CipherTrace has released its report on the main crypto theft that occurred in 2020 in addition to regulatory developments. Listed below are a number of the key findings:

  • Respectable crypto use goes up whereas crypto crime share goes down
  • Half of all crypto-related threats occurred in 2020
  • Fraud is dominant crypto crime
  • Most BTC cross border transactions went from regulated digital asset service supplier (VASP) to a VASP with weaker KYC

One phrase: Doge

Dogecoin goes up 

The joke cryptocurrency with infinite provide elevated in worth as an after impact of the merchants’ growing consideration to the GameStop saga which we discussed here.  

$DOGE went up 975% inside 48 hours from $0.008 to $0.087. Within the aftermath, that is how the chart of Dogecoin seems to be like: 

I don’t assume any quantity of technical evaluation might have ready us for this, however hey, welcome to crypto, the place the market is open 24/7.

Learn extra: How to add funds to Binance via P2P


CEO says it might add crypto to its cost community

CEO Alfred Kelly said in Visa’s Q1 2021 earnings name that he sees alternative within the crypto area. 

“On this area, we see ways in which we are able to add differentiated worth to the ecosystem, and we consider that we’re uniquely positioned to assist make cryptocurrencies extra secure, helpful and relevant for funds by our international presence, our partnership method and our trusted model.” 


Crypto Buying and selling Nonetheless A Very Private Course of within the Philippines

Some quotes from our article yesterday: 

“The obvious purpose for this decline is that crypto buying and selling within the Philippines remains to be a really private and casual enterprise course of,” Luis Buenaventura mentioned, sharing that merchants who might need met in marketplaces would possibly ultimately want to cope with one another straight, eliminating charges and marketplaces necessities.

What else is occurring

  • Anthony Pompliano: Retail Traders Got it Right, Wall Avenue Received it Fallacious
  • Japan to Have Blockchain-Primarily based Inventory Trade in 2022
  • FTX created a Wall Avenue Bets index together with GME, DOGE and others

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