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SmartKey CEO Szymon Fiedorowicz, CMO Marta Zarosa, and Fiona Chow (Media/PR) discuss the latest developments with Jane King on New to the Street

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Bitcoin’s S&P 500 Correlation Is At 5-Month High, Is This Bearish For BTC?

Bitcoin’s S&P 500 correlation hits a 5-month high and some analysts consider this to be a bearish factor for the cryptocurrency but let’s see why in our today’s Bitcoin news. Bitcoin and the traditional financial markets were correlated highly n the past few months which was clearly seen over the past couple of weeks where […]

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Bitcoin’s S&P 500 correlation hits a 5-month high and some analysts consider this to be a bearish factor for the cryptocurrency but let’s see why in our today’s Bitcoin news.

Bitcoin and the traditional financial markets were correlated highly n the past few months which was clearly seen over the past couple of weeks where the cryptocurrency followed stocks step by step. The data from crypto analytics resource skew showed that the realized correlation between Bitcoin’s S&P 500 correlation surged to a 5-month high which has happened back in November 2020. There are plenty of reasons why this could be the case but maybe the most obvious one is the involvement of institutional investors in the crypto space.

As reported plenty of times, the institutional interest in the asset class surge when companies started flooding the market. Grayscale for example saw its assets under management skyrocket over the past few months. The company’s CEO Michael Sonnenschein said that the institutional interest in BTC increased in 2021. In any case, there are many implications of the soaring correlation. The correlation to stocks shows a few things but the most important one was the fact that BTC fails as a hedge against the traditional finance systems so if BTC Is moving along with stocks, then it doesn’t serve as a hedge.

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Bitcoin – S&P 500 Realized Correlation. Source Skew

This has implications on its own and for example, we saw one reason for the 25% correction for BTC that was actually due to Wall Street crashing as well. Back then, NASDAQ had a slump and the catalyst was that the government bond yields gave some boost and investors favored companies that benefit the broader economic recovery, as Peter Tuz who was the president of Chase Investment Counsel, said:

 “Rates matter. At 1.5%, the yield is comparable to S&P 500 dividend yield. […] And there’s no capital risk with a 10-year, you’ll get your principal back. All of a sudden it’s competitive with stocks.”

As much as it is bearish, in the case of higher correlation the broader macroeconomic events need to be factored in the price formation of the cryptocurrency. The US House of Representatives passed another $1.9 trillion stimulus bill which will be another major injection in the economy if passed so we can only imagine what it will do to the stock markets.

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Source: https://www.dcforecasts.com/bitcoin-news/bitcoins-sp-500-correlation-is-at-5-month-high-is-this-bearish-for-btc/

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Chainlink Rolls Out Support For XDai Amid Rising Ethereum Fees

Chainlink rolls out support for XDai which is a layer-two sidechain that saw centralization is not able to stop major dapp players so let’s read more in our latest chainlink news today. The Chainlink oracles made their way to xDai as an ETH sidechain that saw growing adoption among Dapp developers that are not able […]

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Chainlink rolls out support for XDai which is a layer-two sidechain that saw centralization is not able to stop major dapp players so let’s read more in our latest chainlink news today.

The Chainlink oracles made their way to xDai as an ETH sidechain that saw growing adoption among Dapp developers that are not able to sustain themselves due to the high fees on the Ethereum mainnet. The price feeds are live on the xDai mainnet and offering price data for the initial set of trading pairs like AAVE/USD, LINK/USD, DOT/USD, and SUSHI/USD. More pairs should be expected if there’s more demand.

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The integration was done by Protofire which is a development workshop and xDai validator with the team receiving a Chainlink Community Grant to port native oracles on XDai and the token bridge adapter that enables native LINK payments for the functionality of the oracle. The integration of the LINK price feeds is the latest in the series of positive adoption news as the chain has already been hosting major ETH-based Dapps like Perpetual Protocol and Omen. The inclusion of native Chainlink oracles will erase a huge barrier for projects that rely on them and will open up xDai for more dapps that want to avoid the congested ETH mainnet.

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In the ETH community, xDai is known as a centralized layer two solutions and was launched by the PoA network that eventually transitioned to a POS model that is used by EOS and Binance Smart Chain. The number of validators can never surpass 19 which is a huge benefit that provides faster scalability with xDai offering 70 transactions per second. Friederike Ernst who is a chief operating officer at Gnosis said:

 “It is not as decentralized as mainnet, this goes without saying. Obviously these are for very different use cases: you don’t want to do things on xDai where you need the economic consensus guarantees of layer one. But for many things, you don’t actually need them.”

As chainlink rolls out support for XDai, the centralization concerns are not enough to stop the adoption. LINK’s head of integrations at chainlink Labs Johann Eid said that the smart contract developers should have the option to work with the best chain to fit their use cases.

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BTC Hovers Below $50K With The FED Expected To Address Bond Yields

BTC hovers below $50K as the crypto community awaits for FED chairman Jerome Powell to address the rising bond yields. The recovery of the number one cryptocurrency stalled as caution sets before the FED chairman comments so let’s see more in our latest BTC news today. The cryptocurrency is now nursing losses below $50K and […]

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BTC hovers below $50K as the crypto community awaits for FED chairman Jerome Powell to address the rising bond yields. The recovery of the number one cryptocurrency stalled as caution sets before the FED chairman comments so let’s see more in our latest BTC news today.

The cryptocurrency is now nursing losses below $50K and bounced from $43,000 to $52,500 in the past four days. The Q&A between Wall Street Journal and Jerome Powell is under the waking eye of the investors as it could influence a riskier sentiment in the financial markets and eventually set the tone for another big move in BTC. What Powell says about bond yields could be of interest as trader and analyst Alex Kruger explained. According to the ING analysts:

 “Comments that [Powell] is monitoring events in the Treasury market might be enough to calm things down, encourage a return to a softer dollar.”

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Dollar index weekly chart, Source: Tradingview

This would bode well for BTC and stocks as both assets mostly moved in the opposite direction to the dollar index in the past 12 months. However, the rally in yields will speed up and will lead to a stronger dollar and weaker bitcoin if Powell downplays the concerns in the rising bond yields as the ING analysts noted:

 “No such concern [from Powell] would suggest the Fed is happy for Treasury yields to ‘find the right level’ – as our bond strategy colleagues say – potentially triggering another spike in yields and more dollar short-covering.”

At press time, BTC hovers below $49,010 which marks a 5% drop in the past 24 hours. The 10year US yield I seen at 1.46% and the dollar index is hovering above 91 which represents a 0.2% gain in the day. The 10-year yield surged to a 12month high last week with the traders pricing in prospects of the stimulus by the FED. Both stocks and BTC faced selling pressure with the latter dropping 20% which marked the biggest single-day drop in 12 months. Both asset types benefited from the FED massive stimulus delivered since March 2020.

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Bitcoin and S&P 500 inverse correlation with the dollar, Source: Tradingview

According to the City analysis, the markets are having an 80% chance of a 25-basis point Fed rate increase to 0.25% by 2022 and the first interest rate until weeks ago was expected to initially happen in 2024. The dollar index already broke out of the falling wedge pattern on the charts which indicated the end of a year bearish trend and a reversal higher. The Rising dollar is one of the biggest headwinds for BTC’s trend as Kruger noted.

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Source: https://www.dcforecasts.com/bitcoin-news/btc-hovers-below-50k-with-the-fed-expected-to-address-bond-yields/

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Binance Coin, Neo, Enjin Price Analysis: 05 March

Binance Coin was heading towards $205 after Bitcoin fell below $49k on the price charts. Neo also moved below a strong level of support, with bearish momentum likely to push the price to as low as $32

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Binance Coin was heading towards $205 after Bitcoin fell below $49k on the price charts. Neo also moved below a strong level of support, with bearish momentum likely to push the price to as low as $32

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