Trakx Weekly Update: May 22, 2023
Key Crypto Market Figures
CTIs Weekly Performance
Crypto prices were broadly unchanged over the past week, with the Trakx Top 10 Crypto CTI flat over the past seven days. The best performing Trakx Crypto Tradable index was the NFT Metaverse CTI, which rebounded 4% w/w driven by a 28% rally in Render Token, the native token of Render Network, a provider of decentralized GPU rendering. Also in positive territory last week were the Decentralized Exchange CTI and the Top 10 Defi CTI, up 2% and 1% respectively. Meanwhile, the ESG CTI was the weakest performer, losing 3% on the week.
The lack of direction within the broader crypto market, and the narrowing in trading ranges which has pushed implied crypto volatility towards record lows, reflects ongoing investor uncertainty about the macro landscape, a topic featured in a recently published Trakx blog post (see below). Even the news that stablecoin issuer Tether would start regularly investing 15% of its profits into Bitcoin as part of a reserve diversification strategy failed to have a lasting positive impact.
Sources: Trakx, Coingecko, Alphavantage
- Tether to Purchase Bitcoin as Part of Reserves Strategy Shift: Bloomberg.
- Ordinals sends LTC and DOGE network activity surging for 3 straight weeks: Cointelegraph.
- Gemini Says Genesis Parent DCG Missed $630 Million Payment: Coindesk.
- Countdown to Bitcoin halving: Less than 50,000 blocks remaining: Cryptoslate.
- Ledger's New Wallet Recovery Feature Sparks Community Backlash: TheDefiant.
- Ryan Shea published an article this week: “Crypto Impact: Hard vs. Soft Landing” examining how Fed policy will impact crypto prices.
Trakx CTIs Performance
Sources: Coingecko and AlphaVantage
*Return of bitcoin is calculated since 01/05/2020, while CTIs performances were calculated since their respective launch date.
**Includes simulated performance.
***The risk signal is determined according to the historical volatility level, the higher the riskier.
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