Over the past 7 days, the FS CryptoFX Agg Index decreased by 0.6%, compared with a 1.0% increase for the S&P 500 (Slide 6). It was not a very volatile week for Bitcoin – Bitcoin continued its downward movement from the end of last week, fell below $9,900 on Wednesday morning but quickly rebounded back. Bitcoin gradually climbed back to $10,200 level since Thursday and finished the week at ~$10,350, 0.9% lower than the prior week.
Privacy tokens, one of the few practical use cases (believe or not), are facing stronger and stronger regulatory pressures. OKEx Korea has announced it will end the support of 5 privacy tokens (Monera, Dash, Zcash, Horizen, and Super Bitcoin). The final day of transaction support will be Oct 10th, and the withdrawal service will end by Dec 10th. According to its disclosure, this decision is made primarily due to the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) strict rule on information collection on payment transactions such as the name and address of sender and recipient. This is not the first and is unlikely to be the last time that exchanges bend to the rule of law.
- The best performing size-based index was FS CryptoFX 10, which was down 0.5%. The worst performing size-based index was FS CryptoFX 250, which was down 2.0%.
- The best performing sector index was FS CryptoFX Platform, which was up 3.3%. The worst performing sector index was FS CryptoFX Exchange, which was down 7.6%.
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