Exclusive What Changed in Crypto Markets While You Were Sleeping — April 1

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In Brief
  • After reaching a high of $59,800 on March 31, BTC created a doji candlestick—a sign of indecision.

  • Filecoin (FIL) exploded in value, sending it into the #10 rank by market cap.

  • ECB President Christine Lagarde outright mentioned that the bank will consider launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

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Bitcoin (BTC) Update

While BTC has been increasing since March 25, the rally stalled yesterday. After reaching a high of $59,800 on March 31, BTC created a Doji candlestick — a sign of indecision. This can be seen as a sign of weakness when transpiring in an upward trend.

The candlestick was created at a resistance area near $60,000. This the same place where three upper wicks had been previously created at the beginning of March.



BTC Chart By TradingView

Altcoin Movers

The crypto top-10 by market cap stayed pretty much the same in the last 24 hours. However, Filecoin (FIL) exploded in value, sending it into the #10 spot. This caused it to knock THETA back to the twelfth rank.

Filecoin was the biggest mover in the past day. FIL is currently up by more than 37% on the day trading at $213. It’s up an even greater 137% in the past week alone.

Kasuma (KSM) is the biggest daily loser in the top-100. It’s down by more than 13% today to trade at $471. At the moment, this just appears to be a slight correction. The gaming-centric coin has climbed by more than 600% since the beginning of 2021.

In Other Crypto News

  • European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde outright mentioned that the bank will consider launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Concerning a timeline, Lagarde said, “The whole process—let’s be realistic about it—will in my view take another four years, maybe a little more.”   
  • The Element Finance protocol is bringing high fixed-rate yields to DeFi to maximize capital efficiency. Users will be able to purchase discounted BTC, ETH, and USDC without being locked into a fixed term.
  • The latest offering from decentralized finance (DeFi) aggregator Yearn Finance is a grant distribution platform that it has dubbed “Coordinape.” Coordinape essentially allows decentralized teams to autonomously allocate and reward contributors with funds. This is pertinent to DAO’s without top-down management or human resources departments.

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Migrated from the East Coast USA to South-East Asia after graduating from East Stroudsburg University. Began trading and writing about cryptocurrencies in 2016, and have been an avid investor in stocks and precious metals since my teens.

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