First Mover Americas: DOGE Doubles in October, Coinbase Goes to Bat for Ripple

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Meme token dogecoin finished October with 17 times bitcoin’s gain for the month as DOGE supporter Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter deal drove speculation in the coin, whose price more than doubled during the month, rising 104%. Bitcoin rose 5.5%, and ether gained 18%.

Crypto exchange Coinbase has filed to support Ripple Labs against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which sued Ripple at the end of 2020 on allegations it sold XRP as an unregistered security. Coinbase joins a trade group and others in arguing the SEC's case threatens the broader industry.

India's central bank is introducing a pilot program for a central bank digital currency on Tuesday, and a retail version will start within a month. In a statement, the Reserve Bank of India said the use case for the wholesale digital rupee is the "settlement of secondary market transactions in government securities" because it would reduce transaction costs.

Chart of the Day

(TradingView, Decentral Park Capital)
  • The above chart provided by Decentral Park Capital portfolio manager Lewis Harland shows bitcoin has closely tracked the Federal Reserve's net U.S. dollar liquidity indicator since 2021.
  • The dollar liquidity is again falling, a headwind for risky assets, including cryptocurrencies.

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