As with many things in the crypto world, the methods we use to determine the value of cryptoassets is still under construction.
As the title suggests, the post takes a good look at some of the network factors including the supply side (hashrate) and the demand side (daily transactions, functionality, active wallets) for two of the most popular cryptos.
Overall, these factors tend to line up fairly well with the price but Chris points out a divergence that could suggest the market is now oversold.
This research is a strong affirmation of our previous assessment that the volatility we’ve seen over the last month is primarily a technical sell-off and there is no fundamental reason for it.
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- Gaps Despite Good News
- OPEC Strikes a Deal
- Dash Fast Food
Please note: All data, figures & graphs are valid as of December 10th. All trading carries risk. Only risk capital you can afford to lose.
The Jobs numbers didn’t come in so hot on Friday and the markets ended up falling to their lows. The sentiment was so negative by the end of the week that when the futures opened last night, they opened with a large gap down.
However, headlines this morning saying that stocks are down may not be entirely forthcoming. The down they’re referring to is simply because of the gap down at the open. Since the open, they’ve been fairly mixed with some regions up, some down, and some flat.
So far this morning, the news cycle is rather gloomy but it really doesn’t seem to matter. The markets are far from reacting to the fundamentals anyway. The weaker than expected jobs numbers on Friday should probably have been taken by the markets as a positive sign. Yet, here we are.
The weaker stance taken by the Fed coupled with the recent agreement between Xi and Trump should be supporting the markets at the moment but I rest my case.
Focus has now shifted to central bank policy again. This Thursday we’ll get the interest rate decisions from the European Central Bank and the Swiss National Bank. Next week we’ll hear from the US Federal Reserve.
OPEC Strikes a Deal
Seems that OPEC was able to strike a deal on Friday to cut global production.
The market reaction shortly after the deal was announced (purple circle) was a swift rally in crude oil prices, but half the move reversed by the time the markets closed and so far this week prices are remarkably stable.
Also, keep an eye on gold today. The shiny yellow metal has been gaining on the back of a weaker Greenback.
Dash to Fast Food Adoption
Just as we noticed above, there is a great diversion between what’s happening in the news and what’s happening in the prices. An excellent example of that is Dash currency, which has had some excellent updates lately yet has fallen about twice as much as any other crypto in the last 24 hours.
Dash has been making excellent progress on the ground lately, especially where crypto is needed most. This latest headline shows they are set to vastly increase their market share of overall money in Venezuela.
KFC isn’t the first major fast food chain to go Dash either. Both Papa John’s and Subway are already successfully using Dash for fast fast-food payments.
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