Another week passed on the cryptocurrency market, and it surely wasn’t a boring one. The cryptocurrency started off strong, causing many to believe that it might finally breach the coveted $12,000 mark.
However, the excitement was short-lived because, just today, news broke out that the founder of OKEx, one of the primary cryptocurrency exchanges, has been ‘taken by the police’ and hasn’t shown up to work for a few days now. More importantly, he’s also one of the private key holders necessary to release withdrawals, and, as such, the exchange has suspended them for the time being.
Furthermore, reports indicate that there’s currently around $2.3 billion worth of BTC in OKEx, and, at this point, it’s unclear when withdrawals will be back to normal.
Yet, Bitcoin’s price remained above $10,000, despite the seemingly bad news. While it decreased, so far, it’s performing well and it remains only a little over $1,000 away from the previous 2020 high.
Elsewhere, good news came from the legacy markets. Stone Ridge, a company managing over $13 billion in assets, revealed that it had bought 10,000 BTC, currently worth around $114 million, as part of its primary reserve assets. In general, publicly-owned companies now hold about 600,000 BTC, which is about 3.3% of the total circulating supply.
Developments came from the Mt. Gox front as well, though, somewhat expected, the long-awaited rehabilitation plan to reimburse creditors was once again delayed for later in December.
In any case, it’s interesting to see how the markets will turn next week and whether or not Bitcoin will close the CME gap that’s present at $11,100.
Market Cap: $355B | 24H Vol: 88B | BTC Dominance: 59%
BTC: $11,332 (+2.3%) | ETH: $367.26 (+1.79%) | XRP: $0.239 (-4.69%)
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