In this report:
- The Markets: It's Official - Bitcoin is Digital Gold
- Top 100 Gainers: Flow (FLOW) +14% (7d)
- Micro-Cap Gainers (30-days): Rhythm (RHYTHM) +9,358% (30d)
- Monthly Altcoin Pick: Altcoin Pick for June will be released at the end of the month
It's Official - Bitcoin is Digital Gold
It's funny how narratives change over time.
Less than 10 years ago, Bitcoin and the crypto space at large were demonized by mainstream media claiming it was only criminals and people interacting in illegal transactions who would transact with it.
The banks and financial institutions claimed it was worthless and not backed by anything.
Just this week, Larry Fink the CEO of Blackrock, the largest asset management company in the world, a company with over $9 trillion in assets under management, in an interview talked about how Crypto is Digitized Gold.
Larry Find goes on to say,
It's digitizing gold. In many ways, instead of investing in gold as a hedge against
inflation, a hedge against the onerous problems of any one country, or the devaluation of your currency whatever country you're in. Let's be clear Bitcoin is an international asset. It's not based on any one currency and so it can represent an asset that people can play as an alternative.
The next big growth we will see within the crypto space will be when banks and institutions start investing in this space which is now happening.
Two weeks ago we saw a massive pump in the market after an announcement that Blackrock filed for a Bitcoin ETF. Increasingly we are seeing more financial institutions embrace cryptocurrency.
For the longest time, it has been hobbyists and speculators who invested in the crypto space. Now that we are seeing large banks and institutions interested, this massive inflow of potential capital will likely help to precipitate the next bull run.
We are expecting the next bull run within the crypto space to start around the fourth quarter of this year and this news by Blackrock has been a nice runup to it.
Now is the time to be accumulating your crypto assets, before the next bull market. If you would like to see what we are buying, consider subscribing to our monthly altcoin picks.
Crypto Market at a Glance (7D):
Crypto Fear & Greed Index:
Today's Crypto Fear and Greed index = Greed -- Decreased to 55 (from 56 last week).
Bitcoin & Ethereum Price Movement
Bitcoin has decreased 0.04% in the last week, currently trading at $30,360. In the previous 90 days, Bitcoin has increased by 8.4%.
Ethereum has decreased 0.88% in the last week, currently trading at $1,871.83. In the previous 90 days, Ethereum has increased by 0.34%.
Global cryptocurrency market capitalization remained the same this week at $1.18T.
Top 100 Gainers - Last 7 Days
Over the last 7 days, the biggest gainers (within the top 100):
Flow (FLOW) +14.8% - Ranked #66
Flow is a blockchain platform that was designed and developed by Dapper Labs, the creators of the popular blockchain game CryptoKitties. Flow was launched with the objective of creating a blockchain that could support high-performance ecosystems of apps and games without compromising on decentralization.
Flow is uniquely architected to provide developers the opportunity to build blockchain-based applications that are fast, secure, and can scale to handle significant transaction volumes. It uses a novel four-node architecture to achieve this, which breaks the work up into four different types of tasks, each of which is handled by a different type of node. These nodes include Collection, Consensus, Execution, and Verification nodes.
The FLOW token, which is the native cryptocurrency of the Flow network, is used for transaction fees, staking, and participating in the platform's governance.
Solana (SOL) +14.2% - Ranked #9
Solana is an open-source, high-performance blockchain protocol designed for the development of decentralized applications (dApps) and cryptocurrencies. Its unique feature is the use of a proof-of-history consensus mechanism, which is combined with the proof-of-stake consensus of the blockchain, allowing for high scalability and speedy transactions.
The native cryptocurrency of Solana is SOL, which is used to secure the network through staking, pay for transaction fees, and burned for the creation of Solana's on-chain programs. The network is known for supporting thousands of transactions per second, with low fees and a growing ecosystem of various projects.
Filecoin (FIL) +13.7% - Ranked #30
Filecoin is a decentralized storage system that allows users to rent out their digital storage space, thereby creating a marketplace for data storage. The system aims to provide an alternative to centralized cloud storage platforms.
The native cryptocurrency, FIL, is used as payment for storage space: those who provide storage earn FIL, while those who need space pay in FIL. Filecoin uses innovative proof-of-replication and proof-of-spacetime consensus mechanisms to ensure files are stored correctly.
BitDAO (BIT) +13.1% - Ranked #46
BitDAO (BIT) is a decentralized autonomous organization aimed at advancing innovation in the decentralized finance (DeFi) and digital assets sector. The organization's decisions are governed by the BIT token, enabling holders to vote on various proposals.
BitDAO uses its revenues to support the DeFi ecosystem, which can include providing liquidity, funding new projects, or contributing to existing ones. It's backed by notable blockchain-focused venture capital firms and collaborates with Bybit, a leading crypto exchange.
Biggest Micro-Cap Gainers in the last 30 days
Every week we review and analyze small and micro market cap cryptos looking for the next low-cap gem. These are the best-performing (quality) micro-cap projects over the last 30 days:
Best Performing Quality Micro Caps (Last 30 days):
- RHYTHM +9,358% - Music Streaming | Tokenized Albums (Nano-Cap)
- W$C +3,914% - Virtual Citizen-Based (state) altcoin (Micro-Cap)
- IGU +256% - Gamified, Pet Themed Play-to-Earn (Micro-Cap)
- CHRP +123% - Micro-Influencer Marketing (Nano-Cap)
- AZIT +177% - Real estate on the Blockchain (Micro-Cap)
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