It Is The “Largest Wealth Transfer In History” As The 99% Supports The 1% Of Crypto
After falling under $44k this week, Bitcoin price went back towards $50k to mark the start of the weekend. Currently trading around $49k, the leading cryptocurrency is now just 24.6% away from its all-time high.
Ether (ETH) is also back to hovering at $3,300 while the total market cap is now at nearly $2.19 trillion, getting all that much closer to the mid-May peak just above $2.6 trillion.
This week, Avalanche is leading the market with its 7-days gains of 165% along with Arweave, Audius, Solana, and Terra, which are up 50% to 80% during the same period. AR 2.14% Arweave / USD ARUSD $ 6.97
$0.152.14% Volume 3.78 m Change $0.15 Open $6.97 Circulating 33.39 m Market Cap 232.78 m 1 y Is This The Beginning of the Santa Rally? Markets Jump in Asia Session 1 y Cryptocurrencies Sees Fresh Signs of Green, But Will It Last This Time? 1 y Crypto Outliers: Terra (LUNA) Amasses $16.9 Bln & Surpass BSC, Avalanche (AVAX) Aims for 1 Million Daily Transactions AUDIO 1.09% Audius / USD AUDIOUSD $ 0.25
$0.001.09% Volume 8.15 m Change $0.00 Open $0.25 Circulating 1.05 b Market Cap 259.36 m 1 y Bitcoin Surges Past $50k on Low Funding But Institutional Investors Are More Bullish on Ethereum 1 y It Is The “Largest Wealth Transfer In History” As The 99% Supports The 1% Of Crypto 1 y South Koreans Turn to Serum (SRM) As Solana (SOL) Ecosystem Pumps SOL 1.91% Solana / USD SOLUSD $ 20.87
$0.401.91% Volume 264.79 m Change $0.40 Open $20.87 Circulating 396.33 m Market Cap 8.27 b 1 y Coinbase Predicts Substantial Growth of Newer L1 Chains & Institutionalization of Regulated DeFi 1 y Bitcoin and Ether Dump More Going Into Year-End, ETH Killers Showing Great Momentum 1 y Bitcoin and Ether Breaks Trend With Outflows While Altcoins Continue to See Inflows LUNA 21,296.88% Luna Coin / USD LUNAUSD $ 1.20
$255.1021,296.88% Volume 343.36 K Change $255.10 Open $1.20 Circulating 1.71 m Market Cap 2.04 m 1 y Bitcoin and Ether Dump More Going Into Year-End, ETH Killers Showing Great Momentum 1 y UST Grows 55x to Become the 4th Largest Stablecoin, Terra DeFi Ecosystem Amasses $18B in Assets 1 y Is This The Beginning of the Santa Rally? Markets Jump in Asia Session
With Bitcoin (BTC) eyeing the psychological level of $50,000 and hoping for a strong break, central banks officials set to get together at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Fed Chair Jerome Powell will deliver the highly anticipated speech to lay out his plans to normalize monetary policy, can affect the market sentiments negatively.
Titled “Macroeconomic Policy in an Uneven Economy,” the speech will be streamed live next week on Friday, August 27.
With discussions around tapering already started, heavy volatility is expected next week, which could affect crypto markets as well.
On Friday, the US dollar index went above 93.7, a level last seen in early November, and is currently trading at 93.458.
Gold meanwhile is currently at $1,780 per ounce, up from an over four-month low at $1,687 on August 9th.
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In the crypto market, meanwhile, “the largest wealth transfer in history … from nocoiners and boomers to crypto enthusiasts” is happening, noted trade and economist Alex Kruger.
According to SpartanBlack, a partner at crypto fund The Spartan Group, it’s the other 99%, “everyone else who is not in crypto” supporting the 1% of crypto, “and the funny thing is that they have no idea they are doing it.”
He goes on to explain how the thousands of new millionaires and many billionaires as well minted in crypto are going to cash out a portion of their newfound wealth to buy houses, cars, yachts, jewelry, club memberships, etc.
This, in turn, drives up asset prices that result in real-world inflation, but it is a slow and organic process, and as such, “you don’t see that inflation happening.”
“The people who are not in crypto also happen to be the ones who are less tech-savvy and tend to have a set view of how the world works. They made their mark in the old world order, and they think all of this is a massive bubble or ponzi that will crash spectacularly. That view keeps them away, and they keep subsidizing us year after year unknowingly until at some point it becomes clear that crypto is the new new thing, and it isn’t going away,” said Spartan Black.
Overall, it is a generational wealth transfer from the old to the young, from the clueless to the tech-savvy, from the risk-averse folks to the risk-takers, and from the establishment to the guys who dare to dream up a new world order, he added.