• Total crypto market cap fell 9% on-day
  • Coinbase cancelled plans to launch their lending program following threats of legal action from the SEC

Crypto markets experienced cross-the-board losses on Monday with the total market capitalization declining 9% on-day. Bitcoin and ethereum shed 9% and 11%, according to Messari.

Major laggards in the asset class include XRP and Solana, who fell 15% and 12%, respectively.

$AVAX, the native token behind Avalanche, has had a volatile past week, following the company’s funding news on Thursday. $AVAX declined 18.71% to $58.63, as of press time. However, the altcoin has still made gains of 36.77% in the past month and is 4.79% away from its ATH.

However, the total crypto market cap remains above $2 trillion.

DeFi

  • Terra ($LUNA) is trading at $28.05, declining -19.6% and trading volume at $1,612,396,117 in 24 hours.
  • Uniswap ($UNI) is trading at $21.32, shedding -11.3% with a total value locked at $4,285,830,233 in 24 hours at 4:00 pm ET.
  • DeFi:ETH is 31.5% at 4:00 pm ET.

Crypto

  • Bitcoin is trading around $43,645.09, down -7.86% in 24 hours at 4:00 pm ET.
  • Ether is trading around $3,033.23, falling -9.3% in 24 hours at 4:00 pm ET.
  • ETH:BTC is at 0.069, declining -1.44% at 4:00 pm ET.

Insight

“After a large move up over the summer months, Bitcoin has started to trade within a range between $43K and $49k to $50K. Until one of these levels breaks up or down, market participants should expect continued range-bound trading between these two support and resistance zones. The main level to watch on the downside would be the $42,600 level which is the volume-weighted average price from the highs in April,” said Jake Wujastyk, chief market analyst at TrendSpider. “Investors should know that the broad markets have started showing some signs of a potential medium-term top with weakness since the start of September.”

$AVAX trading over the past month Source:Messari

Equities

  • The Dow was down -1.78% to 33,970.
  • S&P 500 fell -1.7% to 4,357.
  • Nasdaq declined -2.19% to 14,713.

Commodities

  • Brent crude was down to $74.08 per barrel, declining -1.26%.
  • Gold advanced 0.76% to $1,764.7.

Currencies

  • The US dollar strengthened 0.05%, according to the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index.

Fixed Income

  • US 10-year treasury yields 1.312% as of 4:00 pm ET.

In other news…

Coinbase cancelled plans to launch their lending program on Friday following threats of legal action from the SEC Blockworks reported.

We are looking out for

  • Federal Reserve’s rate decision will be on Wednesday
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will discuss pandemic recovery, on Friday

That’s it for today’s markets wrap. I’ll see you back here tomorrow.


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  • Morgan Chittum is a New York-based reporter covering markets, NFTs, the metaverse and digital assets. Before Blockworks she was a street reporter at New York Daily News, where she wrote about homicide, extremist groups, state politics and other critical topics in New York. She was a Media and Journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute, where she dabbled in data and investigative journalism. She is published in American Banker, Yahoo News, Chicago Tribune and more.