Major coins traded mixed on Monday evening as the global cryptocurrency market cap declined 0.3% to $1.2 trillion at the time of writing.
Bitcoin was seen trading marginally higher, while Ethereum was treading red at the time of publishing. The apex cryptocurrency lacked movement as it awaits regulatory clarity for a push beyond the sticky $30,000 level.
OANDA Senior Market Analyst Edward Moya noted that the key macro driver for this week would be the Consumer Price Inflation report which would most likely show “moderate price growth.”
The CPI report is due on Aug. 13, according to the schedule put out by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“US economy is still recession bound. As we get the last batch of earnings, so far 84% of the companies in the S&P 500 have provided results, around 80% have delivered topped market expectations,” wrote Moya, in a note, seen by Zenger News.
Cryptocurrency trader, Michaël van de Poppe, noted that this year the largest asset manager in the world, BlackRock Inc, applied for a Bitcoin ETF. He questioned those who think that Bitcoin was headed to the $12,000 level.
Even so, Van de Poppe acknowledged that it was a “boring time” when it came to price action. He said on X.com, formerly Twitter, “The time to sit on your hands, accumulate some more if you can, and just simply wait.”
The Amsterdam-based trader said that people will be “bearish” in the first stage of the bull market.
“No need to evaluate everytime, as you’ll probably hear lots of bear / bull arguments.”
Meanwhile, Kaiko Research, said in a note that there was no clear indication why traders were “swapping out” of Tether (USDT).
“Tether just reported massive Q2 revenues. Tether’s CTO suggested that the selling could be foul play and closely timed with Binance’s listing of the new stablecoin FDUSD on July 26th, issued by Hong Kong-based First Digital. However, there is no evidence that these two events are linked,” said the cryptocurrency market data provider.
On Monday, cryptocurrency analyst Ali said on X that Chainlink whales have purchased 14 million LINK over the past week, which is worth more than $100 million.
LINK prices rose 2.22% over 24 hours. So far this year, the token has shot up nearly 30%.
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Edited by Arnab Nandy