Connect with us
  • tg

Cryptocurrency

Bitfinex Unveils Securities Platform in El Salvador

letizo News

Published

on

Bitfinex, one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges, has announced the launch of a securities trading platform in El Salvador, the first country to recognize bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender.

According to a press release seen by CryptoPotato, Bitfinex Securities El Salvador will be the Central American country’s first registered and licensed digital assets service provider.

Bitfinex Securities Platform Launches in El Salvador

Bitfinex Securities El Salvador is currently accepting customer applications and has a pipeline of issuances awaiting launch.

The new platform launch follows the greenlighting of several Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) two weeks ago. The move rides on the expectation that there will be substantial demand for similar financial instruments that give investors exposure to digital assets.

Around this time last year, El Salvador approved a digital asset regulatory framework, paving the way for fully operational and regulated Bitcoin markets. Bitfinex believes developing a tokenized securities industry in the country represents a leap for financial innovation in Latin America.

Expressing excitement for the latest feat, Paolo Ardoino, Chief Technology Officer of Bitfinex, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the launch of Bitfinex Securities in El Salvador. This is not only an important market for Bitfinex given its adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender and the fostering of a Bitcoin -based economy, but it also gives El Salvador the opportunity to attract global investment flows, as issuers put out competitively priced securities offerings.”

First Set of Products to Go Live in H1

Bitfinex further classified El Salvador’s historic adoption of BTC as legal tender in 2021 as a visionary step towards a Bitcoin-centric economy. The decision would ease the launch of tokenized assets set to come into the market in the first half of the year.

“The new Digital Assets Securities Law, passed last year, carved out digital assets regulation from the traditional financial regulator and created the national commission of digital assets, that oversees the supervision and regulation of the ecosystem,” stated Juan Carlos Reyes, President of the National Commission of Digital Assets in El Salvador.

Meanwhile, users who seek access to all Bitfinex Securities issuances must be verified with the platform’s Kazakhstan arm and the new firm in El Salvador.

SPECIAL OFFER (Sponsored)
Binance Free $100 (Exclusive): Use this link to register and receive $100 free and 10% off fees on Binance Futures first month (terms).

Cryptocurrency

BTC Rejected Off $64,000 As Crypto Market Suffers $600 Million Of Liquidations

letizo News

Published

on

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) experienced massive volatility on Wednesday, soaring to nearly $64,000 before sinking again to $60,500 within one hour.

Amid the chaos, crypto traders have experienced $638 million in liquidation over the past 24 hours, including $391 million of liquidations in the past 4 hours alone.

  • According to Coinglass, about $55 million of liquidations in the last hour impacted a consortium of little-known altcoins, while $96 million was liquidated on BTC trades directly.
  • Meanwhile, ETH traders suffered $45 million of liquidations, and DOGE traders lost $29 million.
  • In the past 24 hours, a massive 168,988 traders were liquidated. The largest single liquidation occurred on OKX on a BTC-USDT trade for $9.45 million.
  • The price of BTC is $61,400 at writing time, up 21% within the past five days alone.
  • Many credit the asset’s recent surge to the launch of several bitcoin ETFs last month.
  • BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF – the largest of all newcomers – now holds over $8 billion in BTC, and absorbed a record $520 million of flows on Tuesday.
Bitcoin / USD. Source: TradingView
SPECIAL OFFER (Sponsored)
Binance Free $100 (Exclusive): Use this link to register and receive $100 free and 10% off fees on Binance Futures first month (terms).
Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency

BlackRock Bitcoin ETF Smashes Daily Inflow Record, Ranks 2nd In United States

letizo News

Published

on

BlackRock’s Bitcoin (BTC) ETF has cracked a new daily inflow record, helping push Bitcoin’s above $60,000 for the first time since November 2021.

The iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) absorbed another $520 million on Tuesday, bringing the fund’s total flows since launch above $6.5 billion. Furthermore, thanks to Bitcoin’s rising price during that period, the value of the firm’s Bitcoin stash has appreciated to over $8 billion.

BlackRock Breaking Record

By comparison, Fidelity’s Bitcoin ETF now holds $5.6 billion in BTC, but absorbed a much smaller $126 million flow on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Grayscale – IBIT’s largest competitor – suffered another $125 million of outflows. Though Grayscale still bears a significant lead in total assets at $25 billion, BlackRock’s ETF is slowly gaining ground against the incumbent fund due to its much lower management fee.

According to Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas, BlackRock’s stellar inflow figure made it the number two ETF for inflows in the United States yesterday, only behind BlackRock’s iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV).

“This means a good portion of that massive volume was new buying vs arb/algo,” Balchunas wrote to X on Tuesday.

The analyst also noted that individual trades for IBIT’s ETF surpassed those of both the SPY and QQQ. This suggests that a large component of buyers trading the ETFs are retail-based – an unexpected finding given the ETF’s popularity as an institutional trading ground.

Bitcoin ETFs And Surging Price

The price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed by over 25% in the past five days, now trading at over $63,000 at writing time. Many analysts credit its success to the launch of Bitcoin spot ETFs, which have collectively absorbed over $6.7 billion of flows since going live on January 11.

After 30 days, BlackRock and Fidelity’s Bitcoin funds had already broken records as the two most successful ETF launches in history based on flows. BlackRock also tapped a new daily high for trading volume on Monday, surpassing $1.3 billion and entering into the top 11 ETFs in the country by volume.

Bitcoin now approaches its all-time high of $69,000 USD, though, in some currency denominations, it has already broken its prior records. For instance, one BTC is now worth over 95,000 Australian dollars, compared to $87,000 at its peak in November 2021.

SPECIAL OFFER (Sponsored)
Binance Free $100 (Exclusive): Use this link to register and receive $100 free and 10% off fees on Binance Futures first month (terms).
Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency

3 Catalysts That Suggest More Gains for Bitcoin After Price Broke $60K

letizo News

Published

on

Bitcoin surged above $61,000 on Wednesday, marking its highest level since November 2021. The rally seems fueled by significant inflows into US-based spot Bitcoin ETFs.

With bullish momentum building, all eyes are on the leading crypto asset’s trajectory, and data suggest that it might be able to break its previously established all-time high of $69,045.

MVRV Ratio Signals Buying Opportunity

The MVRV Ratio, derived from dividing an asset’s market capitalization by its realized capitalization, serves as a pivotal metric in cryptocurrency trading. When below 1, it indicates most holders are at a loss, signaling a potential buying opportunity.

On the other hand, a rising ratio suggests increased profit-taking, potentially leading to selling pressure and market corrections.

Historically, an MVRV Ratio nearing 4 signaled market tops, though this threshold has decreased in each cycle. According to Intotheblock’s latest observation, the value stands at 2.22, essentially hinting at a bullish market that is not yet excessively overheated.

Bitcoin MVRV. Source: ITB
Bitcoin MVRV. Source: ITB

Subdued Retail Crowd

Despite Bitcoin’s remarkable price movement, current data suggests an absence of retail investors. While there has been a rise in the number of new addresses, Intotheblock said it is likely attributed to active market participants engaging with Ordinals.

However, new addresses have since declined and remain relatively consistent. The same pattern is observed with active addresses. Both Google trends and app store data show no significant surge in retail interest yet.

On-chain volume is gradually increasing, reminiscent of the early phases of the 2021 bull market, but it has not reached the frenzy levels seen during the peak.

This implies that institutional investors might be driving this phase, with attention focused on ETFs as potential accumulators.

Meanwhile, those monitoring altcoins are speculating on whether renewed retail interest will shift Bitcoin’s upward trend towards broader market movements. However, the upcoming halving could change this dynamic and push the crypto asset to a new peak.

Bitcoin Halving: A Major Catalyst

The analysis from ITB suggests that the upcoming Bitcoin halving in April typically triggers a surge in price according to historical patterns. However, in the current cycle, the price rally has occurred earlier than anticipated.

This deviation may imply that investors are aware of the potential impact of the halving and are adjusting their investments accordingly ahead of time. In short, these market players are anticipating and acting upon the expected price movement associated with the halving event well before it actually takes place.

Bitcoin Price History. Source: ITB
Bitcoin Price History. Source: ITB
SPECIAL OFFER (Sponsored)
Binance Free $100 (Exclusive): Use this link to register and receive $100 free and 10% off fees on Binance Futures first month (terms).
Continue Reading

Trending

©2021-2024 Letizo All Rights Reserved