Cryptonomics – your weekly crypto & blockchain readings 📰

5th May – 13th June

Hi guys, 

This is Rizvi, entrepreneur and crypto enthusiast based in Zurich, Switzerland. Every week, I’ll share with you some of my weekly readings and thoughts around crypto and blockchain topics, from market insights to trading activities. Feedback is more than welcome!

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📈 What happened in the markets this week

Titan Token Price Crashes From $64.04 to Near Zero. Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban Says He ‘Got Hit’. Mark Cuban, the billionaire cryptocurrency backer and owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks, is also feeling the heat of the recent crypto market crash. He said he “got hit like everyone else” as he had invested in Iron Finance’s Titan token, based on DeFi protocol, that crashed from about $64.04 to near zero within 24 hours.  📰 Gadgets NTV

Portugal Grants First Crypto Exchanges Operating Licenses. The Central Bank of Portugal (Banco de Portugal) has licensed two cryptocurrency exchanges for the first time. In an official statement, the entity announced that it recognized Criptoloja and Mind The Coin as “virtual asset service providers”. This is the first time exchanges have been licensed to operate since a new law around crypto trading platforms took effect earlier this year. 📰 Coindesk

Texas crypto users will soon be able to buy and sell tokens at major supermarket chain. Shoppers wanting to cash out their crypto holdings to buy groceries may soon be able to do so at many H-E-B supermarkets in Texas. The ATMs will allow customers to buy and sell more than 30 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ether, Dogecoin, Litecoin, certain DeFi tokens, and U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoins.  📰 Cointelegraph

💡 Deep dive into the markets

The death cross finally occurred. A death cross happens when the 50-day moving average crosses below the 200-day moving average. As you will see on the chart further below, due to the recent crash and overall consistent drop in the Bitcoin price, the 50-day moving average came closer and closer to the 200-day moving average. Being below the 200-day moving average as such is already a bearish territory and now with the death cross, it signals again that the bears are in control.

What can we expect now? In my opinion, this bearish trend will continue the next couple of weeks and months. If history repeats, we will have a bumpy downward trend and could also fall closer to the $20K.

My personal strategy at the moment is to hold on to my stablecoins and wait out the next weeks to see the sentiment.

It is clear though, there is loads of work happening in the background e.g. the upcoming release of EIP 1559 and also the launch of Taproot on the Bitcoin network. It would be also a smart strategy to dollar cost average into the dips of fundamentally strong projects as the downward trend happens. Ethereum for example is without a doubt on a large sale already and for me, if it dips even further, is a no-brainer to accumulate more Ethereum.

Beware that when Bitcoin keeps dumping, the Alts will suffer even more. People bragging about a 400x gain in past months and becoming too greedy and not realizing profits, most of them are now on a net loss. 

Until the next post, HODL on!

🎯 My top crypto picks for June

1️⃣ Ethereum – ETH

Ethereum has a bright future ahead especially with all the upcoming releases such as EIP 1559 expected in July. It’s a no-brainer that Ethereum has always been and still will be a very strong asset to hold in your portfolio.

2️⃣ Polygon (Matic) – MATIC

Polygon (formerly Matic Network) proofed itself to be a successful layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum. At the moment it sits at around $1.60 and in my opinion a strong buy as long as below $2.00

3️⃣ Uniswap – UNI

Uniswap just proves its strength by demonstrating how stable it ran during the huge market movements the past two days. While many CEX abandoned ERC20 transactions due to overload Uniswap processed billions of transactions with ease. A great hold in your portfolio.

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