BTC is currently trading around $38,200 and ETH around $2,650. Notable gainers in the last 24 hours are WAVES, AR, and CHZ. The global crypto market cap is $1.8T, down 2.9% over the last day. DeFi Total Value Locked is ~$199b and BTC dominance is around 43%.
Bitcoin is down 3% from Friday’s close as the war in Ukraine continues. Many Western powers have continued to ratchet up sanctions, including a promise to expel some Russian banks from SWIFT. In response, Russian President Putin ordered his country’s deterrence forces, which include nuclear arms, onto their highest state of alert on Sunday. Positively, talks between Russian and Ukrainian delegations are currently under way.
In other news: The European Parliament delayed its vote on the Markets in Crypto-Assets Directive due to a provision that might ban proof-of-work; The European Commission’s new Data Act proposal includes requirements for smart contract developers imposing new legal standards for data-sharing and protection applications; Crypto donations to Ukraine have now topped $29m; South Korea’s Ministry of ICT, Science, and Future Planning is investing $187m to create a national metaverse ecosystem; HTC VIVE, the virtual reality brand of HTC Corporation, revealed a Metaverse product called Viverse; and, Decentraland will host the world’s biggest virtual fashion show in its metaverse.2022.02.28
This material is a product of the GSR Sales and Trading Department. It is not a product of a Research Department, not a research report, and not subject to all of the independence and disclosure standards applicable to research reports prepared pursuant to FINRA or CFTC research rules. This material is not independent of the Firm’s proprietary interests, which may conflict with your interests. The Firm trades instruments discussed in this material for its own account. The author may have consulted with the Firm’s traders and other personnel, who may have already traded based on the views expressed in this material, may trade contrary to the views expressed in this material, and may have positions in other instruments discussed herein. This material is intended only for institutional investors. Solely for purposes of the CFTC’s rules and to the extent this material discusses derivatives, this material is a solicitation for entering into a derivatives transaction and should not be considered to be a derivatives research report.This material is provided solely for informational purposes, is intended for your use only and does not constitute an offer or commitment, a solicitation of an offer or comment (except as noted for CFTC purposes), or any advice or recommendation, to enter into or conclude any transaction (whether on the indicative terms shown or otherwise), or to provide investment services in any state or country where such an offer or solicitation or provision would be illegal. Information is based on sources considered to be reliable, but not guaranteed to be accurate or complete. Any opinions or estimates expressed herein reflect a judgment made as of the date of publication, and are subject to change without notice. Trading and investing in digital assets involves significant risks including price volatility and illiquidity and may not be suitable for all investors. GSR will not be liable whatsoever for any direct or consequential loss arising from the use of this Information. Copyright of this Information belongs to GSR. Neither this Information nor any copy thereof may be taken or rented or redistributed, directly or indirectly, without prior written permission of GSR. Not a solicitation to U.S. Entities or individuals for securities in any form. If you are such an entity, you must close this page.