Price Point: Bitcoin Stays Above $20K as US Stock Futures Drop After 2 Days of Big Gains
Bitcoin (BTC) managed to remain above $20,000 overnight as risk appetite appeared to improve. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market value was up by around 1% on the day. U.S. stock futures fell after major indexes clocked in their biggest two-day point and percentage gains in more than two years. European stocks also fell.
The rally in traditional markets picked up on Tuesday following the release of weaker-than-expected U.S. labor market data.
Meme-based token dogecoin gained 5% on the day as Tesla CEO and dogecoin proponent Elon Musk said he will buy Twitter for the price originally agreed to. Twitter’s shares surged to 22% on the news. Meanwhile, XRP rose 3%, and ether (ETH) was down slightly on the day.
In the news, Fidelity’s new Ethereum Index Fund will offer clients access to ether. The fund has raised about $5 million since sales started on Sept. 26, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The minimum investment is $50,000.
Crypto lender Celsius Network co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer S. Daniel Leon resigned on Tuesday. He is the latest executive to depart the company after now-former CEO Alex Mashinsky announced his departure last week
CoinDesk’s Sam Reynolds reported that the move of Starry Night Capital's NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to a Gnosis Safe wallet was Three Arrows Capital's liquidators taking control of the digital assets, a filing from Teneo confirmed. Teneo is Three Arrrows' liquidator.
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October Gains in Bitcoin Erase September's Loss
By Bradley Keoun
Despite ample turmoil in financial markets over the past couple months, bitcoin has stayed remarkably resilient.
- Bitcoin slid 2.5% in September.
- So far in October, the largest cryptocurrency has climbed 3.2%.