Copper’s Weekly Update – 27 January 2020

Looking back at last week’s biggest news, including price analyses for BTC, ETH, and XRP.

Copper Team

Highlighting what went right, and what went wrong, in this week’s crypto news analysis.

It was a productive week for members of the blockchain community at theThe World Economic Forum’s annual gathering. From policy toolkits on CBDCs (see below), to the formation of a global consortium, and and Blockchain Bill of Rights, world leaders are now focusing on how technology can help transform everything from finance to democracy.

The team at Copper are also please to announce the company has been appointed by XinFin to provide custody and prime brokerage for the XDCe protocol.

Below is our weekly roundup of industry and coin specific news. If you’d like to get in touch with us about any of our products or services, we look forward to hearing from you. Just send us a note.

Latest Industry News

WEF RELEASES 28 PAGE TOOLKIT ON CBDC

  • The intricacies of implementing CBDC are complex and the implications are wide‑reaching. As a result, policy‑makers may find themselves in uncharted waters when attempting to evaluate the potential benefits and trade‑offs associated with CBDC
  • CBDC could potentially be used as a tool to achieve policy objectives such as improved safety and resilience in payments systems; increased efficiency, access and competitiveness of payments systems; better data transmission and reporting to central banks; and financial inclusion

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AMUN ROLLS OUT NEW INVERSE BITCOIN ETP

  • An inverse ETP allows to earn a positive return when an underlying asset (in this case – bitcoin) falls, as it allows shorting
  • Amun said SBTC is reset at the end of each day and the performance is not rolled over to the next day, and therefore, it is “ideally suited to capture short term price movements of bitcoin for a short recommended period.”

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A STRONGER FOUNDATION FOR BTC ETFS

  • Since 2018 each application was dismissed for the same reason: concern over how the ETF would derive its price, whether this price could be manipulated, and if the listing exchange could adequately meet section 6(b)(5) of the Exchange Act
  • The OTC market can provide a much more accurate and secure measure of pricing for Bitcoin ETFs, one that is far more likely to satisfy regulators

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Latest Coin News

BTC

Copper's weekly BTC price chart for 27 January 2020
  • Price Analysis: There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $8,360 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair
  • Effect of CME futures options on BTC price depends on halving
  • Alleged Bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik to be extradited to France

ETH

Copper's weekly ETH price chart for 27 January 2020
  • Price Analysis: After forming a support base near the $158 level, Ethereum recovered above $162 against the US Dollar
  • ETC merger with Ethereum 2.0 shard is possible
  • Ether price drop slashed valuation of Crypto Valley’s top 50 firms by 40%

XRP

Copper's weekly XRP price chart for 27 January 2020
  • Price Analysis: A strong bullish close above $0.2500 is needed in order for ripple price to rally to $0.3125 and test its previous highs
  • Ripple CEO hints IPO in the next 12 months
  • Ripple’s XRP sales declined by 80% in Q4

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