In this week’s newsletter:
- Major crypto assets continue to consolidate as the sideways trading pattern has now extended to two full weeks.
- JPMorgan expects blockchain use in finance to increase as the crypto sector grows.
- Andreessen Horowitz on Wednesday said it has raised $4.5 billion for its fourth and largest crypto fund.
Read our weekly round up below.
Market Updates by Robert Lynch | Head of Research and Strategy
Robert Lynch – ALT 5 Sigma | May 26, 2022
Bitcoin (BTC) has breached support at $28,500 established by the series of lows since May 14. A sustained break would open scope back towards the spike low of $25,300 reached on May 12. The cluster of highs between $30,700 and $31,300 since May 14 to present look to be short-term resistance. Ether (ETH) has also breached short-term support at $1,900 today, putting it in closer proximity to its May 12 low of $1,700.
Robert Lynch – ALT 5 Sigma | May 23-26, 2022
The Digital Assets Morning Call is a new segment by Robert Lynch, the Head of Research and Strategy at ALT 5 Sigma. This is a brief rundown of the latest developments impacting digital assets through a macro lens.
Crypto News From Around The World
Bitcoin.com | May 26, 2022
JPMorgan expects blockchain use in finance to increase as the crypto sector grows. The global investment bank says, “We want to make sure that we are able to not only support that but also be ready to provide related services.”
JPMorgan Chase & Co foresees increased blockchain usage in traditional finance and is getting ready to offer related services, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
Bloomberg | May 25, 2022
Andreessen Horowitz announced Wednesday that it has raised $4.5 bln for its fourth crypto currency fund. The firm has now raised $7.6 bln for digital asset investment. Importantly in the current dynamic, the announcement suggests that the recent pullback in major crypto asset prices has not discouraged the demand for longer term investors to get involved in the space.
Prestige | May 27, 2022
Joining the list of luxury retailers like Gucci and Tag Heuer, Balenciaga will now accept major cryptocurrencies as official payment. According to a report by Women’s Wear Daily, the company stated, “Balenciaga is thinking long-term about crypto, and fluctuations in currency value are nothing new.”
Coindesk | May 26, 2022
Most cryptocurrencies traded lower on Thursday, briefly decoupling from the rise in stock prices. Bitcoin (BTC) continued to struggle below $30,000 and is down by 2% over the past week.
The cryptocurrency has been stuck in a choppy trading range over the past two weeks, suggesting minor stabilization after a sharp sell-off earlier this month.
Meanwhile, the S&P 500 pared earlier losses, rising from oversold levels. Still, despite short-term variations, the 90-day correlation between bitcoin and stocks remains at an all-time high.
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