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(as of 2:40 AM UTC, July 5, 2023)
The crypto market has experienced a relative calm, characterized by low trading volumes and slight price declines for major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). This is partly attributed to an extended holiday weekend in the U.S., traditionally a significant crypto market. A noticeable trend during this quiet period is the persistence of long traders, maintaining a slight edge despite the overall dip in market activity.
An unexpected stand-out during this subdued period has been the storage token STORJ, which has registered a surprising surge of 37% within 24 hours. The primary driver behind this sudden rise is South Korea’s largest exchange, Upbit, which contributed to over half of the entire spot trading volume for STORJ. It’s an intriguing development that suggests investors are diversifying their crypto holdings and exploring alternatives beyond the traditional market leaders.
Meanwhile, on the regulatory front, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced new crypto ad laws set to go into effect in October 2023. The primary objective of these laws is to ensure the fairness and clarity of crypto promotions while minimizing the risk of misleading information. Non-compliance could lead to severe penalties, including two years’ imprisonment, unlimited fines, or both. It’s a strong signal of increasing regulatory scrutiny, intended to protect consumers and maintain market integrity.
In the coming week, all eyes will be on the economic data releases. Market reactions to these could disrupt the current tranquility, depending on whether the news is interpreted as bullish or bearish. For now, traders and investors are advised to keep a keen eye on developments and prepare for potential volatility.
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