June 3. Economists predict the collapse of thousands of digital currencies
The cryptocurrency market today has more than 19 thousand cryptocurrencies and dozens of blockchain platforms, however, a number of cryptocurrency firms suggest that in the coming years many digital tokens will collapse, and the number of blockchains will decrease. Experts predict that in the future there will be only dozens of cryptocurrencies.
Universal attention to the vulnerability of cryptocurrencies was attracted by the recent collapse of the so-called algorithmic stablecoin Terra USD and the associated digital token Luna. The fall of Luna shocked the market, after which many economists began to think more and more about the future and viability of digital currencies.
Web3 Foundation CEO Bertrand Perez drew a parallel between cryptocurrencies and «dotcoms». He believes that the collapse of Terra was one of the consequences of too many blockchains and tokens on the market, which confuses users and involves some risks for them.
Just like at the beginning of the Internet era, when too many «dotcom companies» appeared, many of them were fraudulent and did not bring any value. However, over time, the market «cleared» of them, leaving only useful and legitimate companies. Today, the situation in the crypto market is repeating itself, and many experts agree that most of the cryptomonets will no longer exist in the future. The only question is which ones will stay afloat. A number of analysts believe that only bitcoin and Ethereum will survive.
Currently, the market continues to be under pressure. Bitcoin has fallen by more than 50% compared to its all-time high reached in November ($67,789). The current BTC quote is $30,416. Many other digital currencies have also seriously fallen in price compared to historical peaks.June 2. US stock market closed in the red on fears of tightening monetary policy
The US stock market closed in the red, although at the beginning of yesterday the trading session began with growth.
The value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 0.54% to 32,813.23 points. The Standard & Poor's 500 dropped 0.75% to 4101.23 points. The Nasdaq Composite index lost 0.72% to 11,994.46 points.
Surprisingly, the negative factor this time was the strong statistics on manufacturing activity in the country, because, according to experts, it increased the likelihood of a more aggressive tightening of the Fed's monetary policy.
In particular, the index of business activity in the US manufacturing sector in May increased to 56.1 points from April's 55.4 points. Analysts on average expected it to decline to 54.5 points. Tomorrow we should pay attention to the statistics on the American labor market. It is expected that unemployment will decrease in May to 3.5% (from 3.6% in April), and the number of jobs will grow by 325 thousand (after an increase of 406 thousand in April).
Analysts note: «There is some irony in the fact that the pressure on the US stock market may increase if the statistical data indicate the continued active growth of the US economy and raise the yield of government bonds to the highs of the current cycle.»
In addition, on June 1, the Fed began reducing the amount of assets on its balance sheet, which reached $ 9 trillion.
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