Major coins were subdued over the weekend and traded in the red on Sunday, with the global cryptocurrency market cap falling 2.3% to $1.7 trillion.
|Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC)||-2%||-0.8%||$38,123.69|
|Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH)||-1.5%||-0.4%||$2,534.38|
|Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE)||-3.05%||-7.1%||$0.11|
|Cryptocurrency||24-Hour % Change (+/-)||Price|
|The Graph (GRT)||+3.5%||$0.33|
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Why It Matters: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday that Russia may default on its debts due to global sanctions, adding that a default would not trigger a financial crisis around the world for now, according to a Reuters report.
Meanwhile, Ukraine is calling for direct talks between President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. On Friday, Putin said there had been some “positive shifts” in talks between the two countries. The next round of talks between Russia and Ukraine is due Monday, as per a separate Reuters report.
Equities traded higher at press time compared with cryptocurrencies. S&P 500 Futures and Nasdaq futures were both up 0.7% at 4,220.25 and 13,383.25, respectively, at press time. Oil and gold futures were lower.
Over the weekend, a comparison of top assets by market cap indicates that Bitcoin, Ripple and Binance Coin are showing signs of “traders expecting price rises.”
Trader sentiment is negative on Polkadot, as per a tweet from Santiment, a financial market data and content platform.
A comparison of #crypto‘s top assets by market cap reveals #Bitcoin, #XRPNetwork, and #BinanceCoin are showing signs of traders expecting price rises. Meanwhile, #Polkadot is one of the few top caps where trader sentiment is more negative than usual. https://t.co/nlBy5q9oMz pic.twitter.com/9QgSI5oV2E
— Santiment (@santimentfeed) March 13, 2022
Illiquid Supply Shock Ratio, a metric developed by the analyst Will Clemente, has risen higher recently, as per on-chain analysis firm Glassnode. Illiquid Bitcoin supply refers to coins in wallets with little history of spending. This supply is now 3.2 times larger than Liquid and Highly Liquid supply combined.
— glassnode (@glassnode) March 13, 2022
Glassnode founders Jan & Yann tweeted that the increasing illiquid Bitcoin supply coupled with decreasing liquid supply means there are “fewer coins available to meet demand.”
Increasing illiquid #Bitcoin supply + decreasing liquid supply = fewer coins available to meet demand.
— Negentropic (@Negentropic_) March 13, 2022