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24 Crypto Update, 15 Nov: Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Celebrate Gains

Key Takeaways
  • On Wednesday, cryptocurrencies, led by Bitcoin, surged back strongly from a notable correction, nearing an 18-month high
  • Bitcoin is currently trading above the $37,500 mark, while Ethereum is maintaining the $2,050 level
  • The worldwide cryptocurrency market experienced a 5.30% increase, leading to its present valuation of $1.48 trillion
16-Nov-2023 By: Lokesh Gupta
24 Crypto Update, 15

Bitcoin reached $38,000 once more, approaching an 18-month high

In the last 24 hours, Bitcoin surged over 5.70%, hitting around $37,500. The market rebound, driven by robust buying and macroeconomic factors, is strengthening amid supportive US inflation and retail data. Bitcoin's resilience in the face of declining stocks, a weakening dollar, and optimism regarding potential spot bitcoin ETF approvals is bolstering investor confidence. Geopolitical tensions further enhance Bitcoin's reputation as a safe asset.

The global cryptocurrency market volume increased by 8.92% in the last 24 hours to reach $69.1 billion. DeFi's total volume is $8.03 billion, accounting for 11.63% of the crypto market's 24-hour volume. Stablecoins account for $61.56 billion, or 89.09% of entire crypto market volume. Bitcoin's dominance has risen to 51.10%, up 0.30% in a single day.

Major Events To Watch:

Crypto Fear and Greed:

The cryptocurrency market experiences significant buying, leading to a 10-point rise in the "Greed and Fear Index," which now sits at 70 out of 100.

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After a recent decline, Bitcoin (BTC) made a comeback, surpassing $37,500, while Ethereum (ETH) achieved the $2,000 milestone. Other cryptocurrencies like Solana (SOL), Dogecoin (DOGE), Ripple (XRP), and Litecoin (LTC) experienced notable increases, driven by positive market sentiment. The Render token stood out with an impressive 34% surge in a 24-hour period, while OKB faced the largest decline, dropping by over 6% during the same timeframe.

Major Worldwide News Update:

  • U.S. retail sales, down 0.1% in October, hint at slowing demand, reinforcing views of the Federal Reserve halting interest rate hikes. Despite a dip after previous gains, financial markets foresee a potential rate cut in May 2024. Consumer prices unchanged, coupled with sluggish job and wage growth, signal a shift in the Fed's approach. The Bank of America Institute notes no immediate impact on spending from resumed student loan repayments. Core retail sales, excluding specific categories, rose 0.2%, aligning with robust third-quarter consumer spending, contributing to a 4.9% annualized growth rate.

  • Microsoft rebrands Bing Chat to Microsoft Copilot, aligning it with other AI products and positioning it against OpenAI’s ChatGPT. This move includes a free version, accessible via Bing and Windows, while the Microsoft 365 Copilot becomes the paid option. The rebranding reflects Microsoft's evolving competition with OpenAI in the AI assistant market.

  • XRP, affiliated with Ripple Labs, celebrates its relisting on CEX.IO after nearly two years. This move follows a trend of exchanges, including Coinbase, Gemini, Kraken, Binance.US, and, reinstating XRP post the SEC lawsuit victory. Recognized for cost-effective cross-border settlements, XRP is trading at $0.6379. Delisting in 2021 was driven by regulatory concerns, now alleviated by legal victories.

  • Solana swiftly addresses cybersecurity concerns raised by CertiK regarding the Saga smartphone's alleged vulnerability. Solana Labs' lead software engineer, Steven Laver, refutes security threats, emphasizing standard bootloader features with user consent. The integration of Seed Vault technology further enhances Saga's security framework. Despite market strides and a price reduction, Saga remains notable in the smartphone arena.

  • Binance Japan announces the addition of 13 cryptocurrencies, including Near Protocol and Optimism, expanding its token count to 47 on November 27th. This move strengthens Binance Japan's position as a leading exchange in the nation, filling the gap left by competitors like Coinbase and Kraken. The expansion aligns with Binance Japan's goal to offer 100 tokens and reaffirms its commitment to the Japanese market after re-entering in August.

  • The SEC extends the review period for Grayscale's Ethereum Futures Trust, delaying the decision deadline to January 1, 2024. Grayscale aims to convert its Ethereum Trust into an ETF, following a legal victory in August for its Bitcoin Trust. This delay reflects broader regulatory dynamics, impacting the future landscape of cryptocurrency ETFs in the U.S.

  • CFTC Chair Rostin Behnam warns of potential crises in the cryptocurrency market akin to FTX's downfall. Despite legislative efforts, the slow regulatory process leaves the digital commodity market vulnerable. Behnam stresses the urgent need for comprehensive regulations to ensure investor protection and market integrity.

  • Sei, a layer-1 blockchain, secures a strategic investment from Circle, the issuer of USDC stablecoin. This partnership enhances Sei's functionality and expands Circle's reach across blockchains. USDC integration into Sei aligns with industry trends, emphasizing the growing importance of stablecoins in the digital asset ecosystem.

  • Billy Markus, Dogecoin founder, clarifies on X app that his net worth is well below $1 million, refuting a reported estimate of $5 million. Markus expresses amusement and emphasizes a strong interest in making money, while highlighting the disparity between his actual net worth and the reported figure.

  • Commerzbank achieves a milestone as the first full-service bank in Germany to secure a crypto custody license under the German Banking Act. This regulatory approval positions the bank to offer a broader range of digital asset services, embracing the growing relevance of cryptocurrencies in the financial industry.

COIN GABBAR Views: Will BTC sustain its rally after a healthy correction, touching the $38,000 level? The lingering question: Is $40,000 within reach, or will there be a retreat to $35,000? Could $50,000 be on the horizon? To get latest news Stay tuned us at

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