The U.S. central bank’s monetary tightening campaign remains top of mind, as we enter a new trading week. Last week, Fed Chair Jerome Powell and top officials signalled that the stiff pressure might remain well into 2023 - the market didn’t react too well to that!
Today, however, the global crypto market cap is up by about 0.60% at $812.94 billion in the last 24 hours. The entire market’s volume in the last 24 hours stands at $21.44 billion, a decline of 23.51 percent.
At the time of writing, the overall volume in DeFi was $1.17 billion, accounting for 5.46% of the total 24-hour volume in the crypto market. Unsurprisingly, the overall volume of all stablecoins was $19.30 billion, accounting for 90.04% of the market’s volume within the same time period.
What you should know
Alternative.Me’s “Crypto Fear & Greed Index” indicated investor sentiment was unchanged from “Fear” compared with the last week’s reading. This was expected, given that investors were preoccupied by the Binance FUD, Fed’s Hawkishness, and the trial of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried
On-chain analysis firm Glassnode stated that Binance had seen $3.2 billion in combined stablecoin outflows last week, as a result of the FUD. Binance accounted for 66% of all stablecoin outflows that were tracked, which is in line with market share.
Binance also stated that auditing firm Mazars had suspended working with cryptocurrency companies including itself. This announcement led to a drop in the valuations of major coins, including Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Despite all the gloom and doom, analysts at Santiment have identified periods like this as a bottom signal, based on historical precedent. Investors would be glad if that proves to be true!