Markets Spike After Fed Chair Says It ‘Makes Sense to Moderate the Pace’ of Rate Hikes, Hints Easing Could Happen in December – Market Updates Bitcoin News

Equities, precious metals, and cryptocurrencies shined on Wednesday following Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell’s speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington. The crypto economy increased 3.11% to $860 billion, while the top four stock indexes jumped between 2% to 5% higher on Nov. 30. Stocks, Crypto, and Precious Metal Markets Jump Higher Against the Greenback Following Powell’s Speech at Brookings Institution On the last day of November, the U.S. central bank’s chief Jerome Powell offered a “progress report on the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) efforts.” The Fed chair’s speech…

IBM and Australian Stock Market’s Blockchain Projects Failed, a Blow to Private Ledgers

The enterprise blockchain space, which doesn’t seem to experience the same bullish and bearish market cycles as public crypto, is now feeling a change in the broader economic climate, particularly in areas like shipping. This is one of the reasons TradeLens is closing shop, according to Lars Jensen, CEO of Vespucci Maritime, a consultancy firm to the container shipping industry. Source

Veteran Investor Mark Mobius Expects Bitcoin Price to Fall to $10,000 – Markets and Prices Bitcoin News

Veteran investor Mark Mobius, the founder of Mobius Capital, expects the price of bitcoin to fall to $10,000. Nonetheless, he said: “Crypto is here to stay as there are several investors who still have faith in it.” Mark Mobius’ Bitcoin Price Prediction The founder of Mobius Capital Partners, Mark Mobius, shared his latest bitcoin price prediction in an interview with Bloomberg Monday. Prior to starting his own company, Mobius spent more than three decades at Franklin Templeton Investments. He previously served as the executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group…

NFT Sales Jumped 22% Higher This Month With $568 Million in NFTs Sold Across 20 Blockchains – Markets and Prices Bitcoin News

Non-fungible token (NFT) sales have shown improvement during the last month as 30-day statistics show NFT sales are up 22.37% higher than the month prior. During the last seven days, NFT sales are up 5.13% higher than the week before. Additionally, over the last two days, the floor value of Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFTs managed to jump above the floor value of Cryptopunks NFTs by more than four ethereum. NFT Sales Improved in November, Rising 22% Higher Than October’s Sales — BAYC Floor Surpasses Cryptopunks Roughly two weeks…

Ethereum Isn’t WETH or stETH. But Jokes Still Move Markets

Unlike staked ether (stETH), or bridge protocols which allow you to “transport” tokens to different protocols (ie, sending Solana-based tokens to Ethereum via Wormhole), wETH doesn’t have a centralized entity. Immutable, open-source smart contracts govern how wETH and ETH interact, and it’s simple to confirm that the wETH contract is fully backed at any given moment. There’s a risk that the smart contracts behind wETH could be hacked.. WETH is pegged 1:1, and thanks to block explorers you can easily validate this. Source

Amid Civil Unrest in China, Gold and Silver Prices Hold Steady — Equity, Crypto Markets Flounder – Market Updates Bitcoin News

Reports on Monday detail that the zero-Covid policy protests in China have lowered market sentiment as U.S. equity markets show the top four Wall Street indexes are struggling. The global crypto market cap is down 3.5% and getting awfully close to dropping below the $800 billion mark. Precious metal prices, on the other hand, like gold and silver have remained steady and since Nov. 3, an ounce of gold has jumped 7.06% higher in value against the U.S. dollar. Gold and Silver Hold Steady Amid Turbulent Global Economy, Precious Metals…

BTC, ETH Start Week Lower as Bearish Sentiment Returns to Markets – Market Updates Bitcoin News

Bitcoin fell to a six-day low to start the week, as the token moved closer to the $16,000 level. The drop sees prices fall for a fifth straight session, with overall sentiment in the cryptocurrency market turning bearish. Ethereum was once again trading below $1,200, after trading above this point in recent days. Bitcoin Bitcoin (BTC) fell for a fifth straight session on Monday, as the token moved closer to a breakout below $16,000. BTC/USD slipped to an intraday low of $16,086.36 to start the week, which comes less than…

Aave temporarily freezes lending markets to fend off further attacks

The lending markets were frozen right after its governance members passed a vote that aims to temporarily freeze assets considered to be volatile and have low liquidity. The assets included in the list are Yearn Finance (YFI), Curve Finance (CRV), 0x (ZRX), Decentraland (MANA), 1inch (1INCH), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Enjin (ENJ), Ampleforth (AMPL), DeFi Pulse Index (DPI), RENFIL, Maker (MKR) and xSUSHI. Apart from these, the protocol also suspended the following stablecoins: sUSD, USDP, LUSD, GUSD and RAI. With the assets frozen, users cannot take loans on the assets…

Salvadoran Group Files Lawsuits Against President Nayib Bukele on Lack of Transparency in Bitcoin Purchases – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

Cristosal, a Salvadoran nonprofit human rights organization, has filed three lawsuits related to President Nayib Bukele’s management of public funds to purchase bitcoin. The processes are being run before several national and international bodies, and call for the government to offer information on these purchases. President Nayib Bukele Sued by Salvadoran Nonprofit Cristosal On Nov. 17, Cristosal, a nonprofit human rights organization, announced that it has filed three different lawsuits against President Nayib Bukele, seeking to clarify the origin and transaction information of the funds used to purchase bitcoin. Ruth…