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Bitcoin takes off for yet another ATH; ETH and ADA decide to follow up – Market Summary

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This Tuesday (09) Bitcoin (BTC) took off for another record price of US$ 68,642. Ethereum (ETH) and Cardano (ADA) are the altcoins who decided to accompany the bitcoin herd of bulls to the moon.

Also check in today’s Market Summary the progress of the PEC dos Precatórios in the Chamber of Deputies. The weight of inflation still worries investors.

Bitcoin takes off and ETH and ADA try to keep up
Cryptocurrency Ranking – Source: CoinGoLive

Bitcoin takes off for another ATH

Just three days ago, the biggest cryptocurrency cost about $60,000, and the community wondered if it could stay above that level for long. They did not know how long this indecision would last.

However, a lot can change in the market in three days. As reported yesterday, the BTC soared by several thousand dollars and hit $66,000. He was inches away from breaking his record of $67,300.

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After spending some time below that level, it finally did and hit a new high of US$68,642 – R$380,542 in major Brazilian brokers, according to CoinGoLive.

As of now, BTC has retreated a few hundred dollars, but its market capitalization only comes close to $1.3 trillion. The dominance of altcoins increased slightly to 41.67%.

The “Secret Budget”

The scenario in the local market is still concerned about the weight of inflation and uncertainty about the procedure for the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) of Precatório.

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Assets listed on the Brazilian stock exchange had a trading session more to the downside, even in the face of a more risk-taking global environment, in which the main indexes in New York renewed their historical highs.

The processing of the PEC dos Precatórios was called into question after the injunction granted by the Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Rosa Weber, which suspends the rapporteur’s amendments in 2022.

The measure threatens to withdraw one of the government’s main bargaining instruments in negotiations with parliamentarians – the exponential increase in this item became known as the “Secret Budget” due to the low transparency with which it is carried out.

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However, given the expectation that the second round of the PEC will be voted today due to the risk of legalization, there was some room for a rise in the dollar.

After touching BRL 5.5978 in the morning, the dollar ended up moderating its upward pace throughout the trading session and closed quoted at BRL 5.541, up 0.39%.

Ethereum and Cardano take off

The second-largest cryptocurrency on the market also took off. A few days ago, ETH had dropped to less than $4,500, but bulls pushed it north. They managed to get Ethereum to touch the $4,857 price range, which has become the cryptocurrency’s new high.

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In the 24-hour period, the most prominent altcoin was Cardano (ADA) which jumped 11.27%. In terms of market value, ADA still trails Solana and Tether in the cryptocurrency rankings.

The result of the main altcoins in the last 24 hours is as follows: Ethereum (+1.72%), Binance Coin (+0.55%), Solana (+1.19%), Cardano (+11.27%), Ripple (+0.34%), Polkadot (-0.39%), Dogecoin (-1.10%), Shiba Inu (-1.90%) and Terra (+3.29%).

The cumulative market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is above $3 trillion as of yesterday.

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Solana set to be the ‘Bitcoin Killer’?

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A blockchain with the ability to perform thousands of transactions per second must be the next Bitcoin. Sam Bankman-Fried believes SOL has the potential to become the next Bitcoin since the Solana blockchain can execute 50,000 transactions per second. 

Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), in a recent interview with Kitco, praised Solana for its potential to expand to millions of transactions per second. According to the FTX CEO, this makes Solana a critical component of cryptocurrency acceptance and the next Bitcoin.

The scalability of Solana could aid its evolution into a new Ethereum or Bitcoin. 

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“I am optimistic about Solana. She has every chance of doing this, which is very interesting, I think.’

Analyst bullish on SOL

Influential investors are positive on Solana, which is helping altcoin gain traction. 

With a growth in institutional acceptance, venturefounder, a cryptocurrency analyst, feels that Solana could end up competing with Ethereum. 

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“More Crypto Online” cryptocurrency analysts are positive on Solana. As the cryptocurrency price trend reverses, analysts forecast a price rise to a new all-time high of $305. 

During the crypto massacre on Black Friday, the price of Solana fell below $200. The price of the altcoin has recovered and is now trading near $200 at the time of writing. Over the last two months, there has been a surge in institutional intake and capital rotation into Solana.

At the time of writing, SOL is trading at $196.63, up 0.6% in the last 24 hours.the resistance on the upside is at $199.94. However in case of a decline, the support on the downside is at $190.68.  

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El Salvador’s President Has A few Words For Bank Of England’s Chief

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El Salvador’s President has a few words for Bank of England’s chief who recently expressed worries about the country’s Bitcoin adoption.

Check out his relevant tweet below.

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A commenter said: “Before bitcoin nobody around the world cared about El Salvador now there are competing interests either supporting or attacking El Salvador. El Salvador is now relevant.”

Someone else posted this: “Exactly what i been saying! My family is from el salvador, and my whole life not a single soul i ever met here in the U.S even knew about the country, and if they did, they only heard of it because of gang affiliation… nothing else. Bukele is making waves!!!”

On the other hand, a follower said: “The Bank of England’s Point of Concern: “….It concerns me that a country would choose it as its national currency. What would worry me most of all is, do the citizens of El Salvador understand the nature and volatility of the currency they have.” Seems a legitimate worry.”

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Bitcoin adoption concerning?

CryptoSlate notes the fact that Bailey said the move to adopt Bitcoin within a dual currency system was concerning, while also adding that volatility would impact most detrimentally.

This isn’t the first time that Bailey warned of the “dangers” of crypto.

Back in May, Bailey said cryptos have no intrinsic value and that investors should be prepared to lose all their money.

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At the moment of writing this article, BTC is trading in the red and the king coin is priced at $54,667.

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Bitcoin skeptic Saule Omarova to be rejected as Biden’s nominee for OCC in win for crypto

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  • Saule Omarova was nominated to head OCC and it looked bleak for the future of cryptocurrencies as she is an outspoken critic of Bitcoin.
  • New reports reveal that some Democratic senators in U.S Congress will reject her, and with all Republicans united against her, she will most likely not assume office.

Saule Omarova, a Bitcoin critic who was nominated for one of the most important financial regulatory jobs in the U.S, is looking unlikely to go through Senate confirmation. According to new reports, some Democratic Senators have rejected the Biden pick, particularly opposing her hardline stance against big banks. With Republican Senators all against her, she looks unlikely to be the next Comptroller of the Currency.

Omarova was nominated by the White House in September to take over from the Acting OCC, Michael Hsu. As CNF reported at the time, the cryptocurrency community joined the banking fraternity to ask questions of what would be of her reign. Omarova is an outspoken critic of the big banks, having consistently criticized government bailouts. She has also suggested that the Federal Reserve should be allowed to serve Americans, effectively wiping out the commercial banks.

For cryptocurrencies, the future looked just as bleak. She has previously stated that she believes they “benefit mainly the dysfunctional financial system we already have.”

In her Senate grilling two weeks ago, she held on to her anti-Bitcoin views. Responding to crypto-friendly Senator Cynthia Lummis‘ question on whether Bitcoin threatens national security, she stated:

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I’m not an expert on Bitcoin but I’d worry if all our financial transactions were up to some blockchain system where various actors who might actually be located in other countries, not particularly friendly to us, control the functioning of the system.

Omarova to be rejected

According to reports in Washington, Omarova is set to be rejected in Senate. Already, virtually all Republican senators have said they will reject her. Many of them have even attacked her on personal terms, as well as her ‘socialist-leaning’ beliefs.

Axios reports that five Democratic Senators have joined the anti-Omarova bandwagon as well. The five told Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, who heads the Senate Banking Committee of their dissent. If they vote against her, the Kazakhstan-born academic will stand virtually no chance as the house is almost divided in half between Republicans and Democrats.

However, despite the opposition, the White House continues to back her publicly. A White House official told Axios:

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The White House continues to strongly support her historic nomination. Saule Omarova is eminently qualified for this position. She has been treated unfairly since her nomination with unacceptable red-baiting from Republicans like it’s the McCarthy era.

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