Meanwhile, DeFi – that’s decentralized finance, the umbrella term for non-conservative financial products known, among other things, to produce insanely high returns in recent months – is struggling in the sand.
Take newcomer $ UNI, Uniswap’s new token, which has doubled in price since its launch on Wednesday, to $ 6.63. Or $ BAL, the governance token of a similar decentralized exchange, Balancer, which fell 14% overnight to $ 18.52.
Still, Bitcoin’s relative stability may provide no reason to celebrate. Historically, the price of Bitcoin declines in September. And around the same time last year, things started to go wrong.
Between August 19 and September 28, 2019, the price of Bitcoin rose from $ 11,000 to a threshold of just above $ 8,000. In the remaining months of this year, trading volumes have become more volatile. By mid-December, the price had bottomed out at $ 6,640, a level not seen since the previous bear market.
The blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis in part attributed Last year the prices of the multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency scam, PlusToken, fell. He said the scam’s money laundering tactics were a major contributor to the sale of Bitcoin in the fourth quarter.
It appears that in times of relative global stability, the price of Bitcoin is volatile. This year, as the world burns down and its people fall ill in a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the price of Bitcoin is stable. Weird.
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