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The crypto market begins its trading day in Asia with Bitcoin (BTC) just shy of the $30K mark and Ethereum (ETH) inching up slightly. While the market is still struggling to find a compelling narrative, traditional financial institutions’ applications for a Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) could be a game-changer. The anticipated approval of cryptocurrency spot ETFs by Q1 of 2024 may boost liquidity in the market, similar to the Bitcoin rally ignited by Grayscale’s influx of US dollars in 2021 and 2022.
Analysts predict a watershed moment in the crypto market with the approval of a large number of ETFs. They believe that this move would catalyze a considerable flow of funds into leading assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The potential appeal of ETFs to traditional asset allocation strategies and risk-averse investors could play a vital role in bolstering the crypto market’s mainstream acceptance.
In parallel, the Worldcoin project spearheaded by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman introduces a new angle to the market. By offering a unique digital identification mechanism using iris scans, Worldcoin could potentially disrupt the landscape. However, the project faces scrutiny from regulatory bodies, particularly in the UK, over data privacy and ethics concerns. Despite its promising launch and substantial user base, it remains to be seen how Worldcoin navigates these regulatory challenges and contributes to the broader crypto market.
Following its launch on Monday, Worldcoin’s native token, WLD, experienced an initial surge, peaking at $3.58. As of this writing, it’s trading near the $2.41 mark, demonstrating a volatile inaugural performance.
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