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June 21, 2024
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DigitalX Weekly Crypto Update: Market Trends and Analysis

14-21 June 2024

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

Market Commentary

Digital Asset prices dropped this week with significant outflows from spot Bitcoin ETFs being recorded, despite the wider risk-on sentiment fueled by low CPI figures coming out of the US last week. Bitcoin experienced a significant sell-off from miners and notably a significant amount of selling from long-term Bitcoin whale wallets, dropping as low as US$64,000 USD before rallying back above US$65,000 off the back of positive regulatory developments out of the US. The overall hashrate has dropped, signalling a potential consolidation among miners in the aftermath of the recent Bitcoin halving. This reduction in hash rate suggests that some miners may be struggling with profitability, leading to a shakeout where only the most efficient operations remain.

In regulatory news, the SEC has decided to drop its case against Ethereum 2.0, as announced by Consensys. This decision has been met with positive sentiment in the market, as it removes a significant source of uncertainty for Ethereum investors and developers. The dismissal of the case is seen as a green light for further development and innovation within the Ethereum network, boosting confidence among stakeholders and potentially driving new investment into Ethereum and related projects.

On the political front, former US President Donald Trump has expressed support for cryptocurrencies, marking a significant shift from his earlier critical stance. Trump’s endorsement is expected to influence public perception and could lead to increased mainstream adoption and acceptance of digital assets. His support aligns with growing bipartisan interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, suggesting there could be the potential for more favourable regulatory frameworks in the future. This development is likely to have a positive impact on market sentiment and may spur further institutional and retail interest in the crypto space.

CEO Comment

The Gap between Bitcoin and the S&P 500 has widened to 19%, from 13% last week, in line with this weeks Bitcoin sell-off as we track the beta of broader markets. 

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. This move by Tether is another step in the direction of real world asset tokenisation and what we call Radical Fungibility in the Web3 financial rails 

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 52%. 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. Data security and privacy is probably the true gift of Web3 or “Web5” we are constantly looking for opportunities in the decentralised data space – this is an interesting project – CHIRP

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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