BTC and ETH were up for the week, and coins shield posted overwhelmingly positive performance among the top 50 coins by market cap (see charts below). Among the winners were CEX coins like Binance (BNB), Huobi (HT), FTX (FTT) and Bitfinex (LEO), but also, consistently a DEX: PancakeSwap (CAKE). The biggest gainer was Ripple (XRP), following their acquisition of a payments platform Tranglo and on perception that Ripple management is getting the upper hand in the SEC investigation.
Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) were up 4.1% and 5.2% (vs prior week’s 2.8% and 19.9%).
After getting rejected at $60K resistance area three times, Bitcoin now appears to have digested the supply at this important resistance level and is ready to break out of the Ascending Triangle:
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) – Total Value Locked (TVL) increased last week to $52.3B, up 4% w/w and 233% YTD.
DeFi cryptocurrency prices were also among solid gainers as total DeFi category market cap increased 6% last week and is up 416% YTD (i.e. ~ 5.0x).