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Liquidity

26/02/2024 Data Debrief

Where Did Weekend Crypto Traders Go?

Ether is currently leading the market, hitting a 22-month high of $3125 early Monday morning, while BTC’s movements have slowed. Last week, two trends fueled the crypto industry: AI tokens and USDe, a new “synthetic dollar” promis...

  • Binance

    07/12/2023 Deep Dive

    Can Bybit Lead USDC's Comeback?

    This week we continue to look at the market share effects of Binance’s settlement, including a surprising USDC trend on Bybit.

    Written by Riyad Carey
  • Bitcoin

    04/12/2023 Data Debrief

    Bitcoin Breaks $41k as Rally Continues

    BTC broke $41k in the early hours of Monday, hitting its highest level since April 2022. Meanwhile, MicroStrategy boosted its BTC holdings, U.S. inflation softened more than expected, and Binance said it will soon end support for BUSD.

  • Binance

    30/11/2023 Deep Dive

    Who's the Winner After Binance's Settlement?

    Another market overhang was removed last week as Binance settled with the DOJ. But who came out on top?

    Written by Riyad Carey
  • Binance

    27/11/2023 Data Debrief

    Bitcoin Unbothered by Binance Settlement

    Last week the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation of Binance finally came to a close with the exchange agreeing to pay $4.3bn in penalties and its CEO Changpeng Zhao stepping down and pleading guilty. Additionally, the SEC charged Kraken for running an unregistered securities exchange.

  • Ethereum

    20/11/2023 Data Debrief

    DeFi Activity is Picking Up

    Bitcoin was range-bound last week despite a market-wide rally on the back of weaker-than-expected inflation data. In other news, OpenAI fired its CEO Sam Altman, the SEC expectedly delayed a decision on three spot ETFs and the Philippines sold $270mn tokenized treasury bonds.

  • Derivatives

    16/11/2023 Deep Dive

    Margins and Liquidations: Why Pricing Methodologies Matter

    As markets rally and demand for leverage increases, high-quality price data is more important than ever. Today, we explore why pricing methodologies can have a big impact on derivatives markets.

  • Ethereum

    13/11/2023 Data Debrief

    ETH Joins the Crypto Rally

    ETH closed the week above $2k, outperforming BTC after BlackRock filed for a spot ETH ETF. In other news, the CME Group overtook Binance as the largest BTC futures market by open interest, Poloniex suffered a $114mn hack, and JP Morgan launched programmable payments.

  • Bitcoin

    09/11/2023 Deep Dive

    Surveillance Sharing and Manipulation: Is a Spot ETF Imminent?

    The SEC has cited a lack of surveillance sharing and the potential for manipulation as reasons for rejecting previous spot bitcoin ETF applications. Are new surveillance sharing agreements with Coinbase enough?

    Written by Riyad Carey
  • Solana

    06/11/2023 Data Debrief

    Solana in the Limelight

    BTC traded above $35k this morning after remaining rangebound for much of the past two weeks. Meanwhile, PayPal faces a subpoena from the SEC over its new stablecoin, SBF was found guilty on all seven criminal fraud counts, and the new Celestia blockchain is off to a slow start.

  • Bitcoin

    30/10/2023 Data Debrief

    Breaking Down Bitcoin's Rally

    Bitcoin is still trading at 16-month highs on the back of ETF speculation, diverging sharply from equity markets. Last week, SBF took the stand in an unusual turn of events while the FTX estate began evaluating offers to restart the exchange.

  • Asia

    26/10/2023 Deep Dive

    Exploring the Korean Crypto Market

    This week we explore the South Korean crypto market and the rise of Upbit, one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world for altcoin trading.

    Written by Riyad Carey
  • Asia

    26/10/2023 Deep Dive

    한국 암호화폐 시장 리서치

    This week we explore the South Korean crypto market and the rise of Upbit, one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world for altcoin trading.

    Written by Riyad Carey
  • Bitcoin

    23/10/2023 Data Debrief

    The Impact of a Rumour

    BTC is trading above $30k for the first time since August. Last week, a lot happened on the legal front: The SEC decided not to appeal the Grayscale decision and dropped its lawsuit against Ripple executives while the state of New York sued DCG and Gemini. Otherwise, Coinbase listed perpetual futures and Binance re-gained Euro access.

  • Liquidity

    19/10/2023 Deep Dive

    Understanding Centralized Exchange Liquidity Data

    This week we take a step back to explain some fundamental concepts around Kaiko’s liquidity data.

    Written by Riyad Carey
  • Liquidity

    16/10/2023 Data Debrief

    Ethereum Reaches Staking Equilibrium

    Welcome to the Data Debrief! BTC recovered from two-week lows early Monday, closing the week flat ahead of the third week of SBF’s trial. Last week, star witness Caroline Ellison took the stand, providing new details into how Alameda Research used FTX customer funds. This week, we explore:

  • CEX

    12/10/2023 Deep Dive

    What's Happening at Huobi?

    Detailing unusual activity on HTX, beginning by exploring the exchange’s relationship with Poloniex, then moving to trading volumes, its USDT-USDC pair, and transactions with Binance.

    Written by Riyad Carey

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