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There is ONE man in control of global markets… and he’s on a mission that could bring them CRASHING down

There is ONE man in control of global markets… and he’s on a mission that could bring them CRASHING down

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There is ONE man in control of global markets… and he’s on a mission that could bring them CRASHING down

Overview

  • Jerome Powell: World’s Most Powerful Man?
  • Uniswap breaks out of downtrend. 
  • Do Kwon confident about the future of Terra 2.0

Jerome Powell speaks to Congress. 

Jerome Powell reiterated the Fed’s tough stance on inflation to Congress yesterday. Powell spoke about the challenges of decreasing inflation during war-induced supply bottlenecks, and acknowledged that achieving a “soft landing” without severe economic consequences could be “difficult.” 

“You’re the most powerful man in the United States and maybe the World,” noted Sen. John Kennedy, concerning Powell’s power over the economy and markets. 

Jerome continues to hold firm in the face of rising inflation. Nothing has changed. The Federal Reserve will continue the fight with rate hikes and quantitative tightening until they see compelling evidence that things are going their way.

When asked if interest rate hikes will bring down gas and grocery prices, Powell responded, ” I wouldn’t say so, no.”

Market update 🌍

BTC/USD

Bitcoin (BTC) enjoyed a slight bounc after the US session that saw the stock market close relatively flat. BTC could be looking to form a slight uptrend on the 4H chart but lacks firm conviction with low volume. BTC completed the US session down -3.61% to US$19,743.

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UNI/USD

The decentralized premiere exchange (DEX) Uniswap (UNI) climbed 45% in four days after breaking a months-long downtrend on the 1D charts. Uniswap remains one of the few crypto-based Dapps that posts revenues, usually over $2m per day. Additionally, two days ago, the team announced the acquisition of Genie NFT marketplace to add NFT trading to the DEX. The 4H chart shows an uptrending UNI token that recently bounced off a downtrend line (GREEN).

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US markets closeGain
S&P 500-0.13%
Nasdaq-0.16%
Dow-4.75%
VIX-4.17%
Protocol (Coin)Price ($)Gain (%)
Polygon (MATIC)0.48+18
Uniswap (UNI)5.28+13
Enjin Coin (ENJ)0.52+13
Flow (FLOW)1.60+9
The Sandbox (SAND)0.97+8
Render (RNDR)0.52+18
Reserve Rights (RSR)0.009+16
Evmos (EVMOS)1.74+15
dYdX (DYDX)1.52+13
Pundi X (PUNDIX)0.42+17
Storj (STORJ)0.75+7
Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index11 Extreme Fear
“Crypto” Google Trends 90d21
“Bitcoin” Google Trends 90d75

Newswatch 📰

Do Kwon interviewed by WSJ. CEO of Terraform Labs, Do Kwon, interviewed with the Wall Street Journal to express his “great confidence” to “build back even stronger.” With all the controversy (and lawsuits) behind the Terra collapse after the stablecoin UST lost its $1 peg, Do will have quite the challenge ahead.

“I’ve since lost these bets, but my actions 100% match my words,” Kwon added. “There is a difference between failing and running a fraud.” – Do Kwon.

News Tidbits:

  • House Representative Jim Himes releases a proposal to start a CBDC dialogue.
  • Voyager issues a $658m default notice to 3AC.
  • Binance.US is targeting a $50M raise at a 4.5B valuation.
  • Coinbase to phase out “Pro” exchange.
  • Bitcoin is leading indicator of Stock Market Bottom” Bloomberg article.

NFT & metaverse update 🐵

EBAY enters the NFT space. The E-commerce giant eBay has announced the acquisition of NFT marketplace KnownOrigin after adding NFT capabilities in May 2021.

Tidbits:

Banter’s take

Let’s round up some of the events of the day.

  • Jerome Powell reiterates the fight against inflation to Congress
  • Do Kwon expresses “great confidence” in Terra 2.0.
  • NFT NYC seems like a complete cringe-fest.

Pulse check.

YEP.

We are still in a bear market.

Keep your head down, keep learning, do your own research, and dollar-cost-average into quality. Then forward to brighter days ahead. Because as sure as anything, they will come! 

Gabri

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