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June 07, 2024
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DigitalX Weekly Crypto Update: Market Trends and Analysis

19-26 April 2024

This week's latest trends and insights in the digital asset market from our asset management team.

Market Commentary

The price of Bitcoin surpassed US$70,000 again this week, as the US-based spot Bitcoin ETFs reached an all time high in assets under management (AUM) of circa US$62 billion, as at 6 June. BlackRock holds close to US$21 billion in its IBIT ETF controlling roughly 35% of the total market share now making BlackRock the world’s largest Bitcoin fund. Institutions such as Standard Chartered Bank are continuing to adjust price predictions for Bitcoin as the US approaches its national election in November. Geoffrey Kendrick, head of Standard Chartered Bank’s forex and digital assets research, stated that he expects Bitcoin to reach US$100,000 by the time the election comes around and then “US$150,000 by year-end in the case of a Trump victory”. 

Following the approval of the US-based spot Ethereum ETFs, predictions for the price of Ethereum over the next 5 years have begun to gain momentum, with VanEck analysts stating that they have raised their 2030 price prediction for Ethereum to US$22,000. VanEck listed their own spot Bitcoin ETF on CBOE back in January which now holds US$716 million in AUM, and was one of eight spot Ethereum ETFs that was approved by the SEC at the end of May. The timing on the launch of the spot Ethereum ETFs is still unclear and according to SEC Chair Gary Gensler, will depend largely on how quickly the ETF issuers respond to the SEC’s queries. At this stage the process to launch the spot Ethereum ETFs for trading could take weeks or months.

CEO Comment

The Gap between Bitcoin and the S&P 500 has decreased to 5%, from 19% last week.

As for the shift list, which we define as the major events and announcements facilitating the broader market’s transition to Web3 financial rails or the internet of value, the top shifts for this week include:

  1. In terms of shifts – yield bearing stablecoins which are effectively a bank account in a token are the future. 
  2. This piece of news on the spot Bitcoin ETF’s PLUS this piece of news from miners equals a potential supply crunch and we are seeing that in the price action – we may not see US$100,000 by 30 June however it is shaping up in technicals once we break through ATH’s

Our Top “alts shifts” for this week, featuring shifts in our altcoin universe that drive our thematic approach, saw the second gap, or the broader digital asset market, drop ever so slightly to circa 42%. I want to reiterate that this is a big opportunity, as mentioned we see this as a selective opportunity to identify and grow our alternatives portfolio via our “alThematics” work. The gaps themselves are proving to be a risk on, risk off proxy and hugely high Beta – volatility is a certainty and an opportunity – the building is happening no matter what.

  1. Starkware planning to bring ZK scaling to Bitcoin is a game changer for Zero Knowledge.

What are our favourite thematics for 2024? We continue to like any infrastructure plays of the shift from Web2 to Web3 financial rails and any plays in the real-world asset tokenisation infrastructure, data validation and decentralised storage, as well as scale-up technologies such as ZKrollups. We are closely following all the ”de’s” – DeFi, DePin, DeSoc – (want to know what that means? – message us). 

Lisa Wade, CEO DigitalX



*All figures throughout are in USD unless otherwise specified


Market Updates


The Shift List

Macro and Regulatory Environment

About DigitalX

DigitalX Ltd (ASX:DCC) is a leading ASX-Listed Bitcoin and digital asset funds management business. The Company has a 9 year track record mining Bitcoin, blockchain and smart contract development. DigitalX Asset Management is the investment manager of digital asset investment products that provide qualified investors with highly secure and streamlined access to digital asset exposure. To learn more contact the team at [email protected] or visit our website


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