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March 28, 2024
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DigitalX Weekly Crypto Update: Market Trends and Analysis

22-28 March 2024

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

Market Commentary

After five straight days of outflows from the previous week, the US-based spot Bitcoin ETFs saw a reversal in momentum as positive flows returned at the beginning of the week. Monday witnessed a notable positive influx of US$15.4 million, with a significant contribution of US$262 million from Fidelity, signalling renewed investor interest. This positive momentum continued into Tuesday, with a substantial flow of US$255.8 million, including an impressive US$279 million contribution from Fidelity, further bolstering confidence in the market.

Last week’s Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) meeting proved positive for risk markets, despite the dot plot projections indicating ‘higher for longer’ rates. Jerome Powell’s dovish commentary led to markets pricing in a higher likelihood of rate cuts in 2024. Additionally, the US$1.2 trillion spending package approved by Joe Biden also boosted markets while avoiding another US government shutdown.

Amidst these developments however, the cryptocurrency exchange Kucoin faced legal action from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) this week. Kucoin is ranked ninth in the world by assets with US$3.8 billion in client holdings. Concerns about the regulatory scrutiny led to US$170 million in outflows within a 24-hour period. 

Ethereum again came under regulatory scrutiny as well this week, as the US House of Representatives committees pressed the Securities and Exchange Commission on the status of Ethereum as a potential security, while the SEC again delayed its decision on Grayscale’s Ethereum Futures Trust ETF. Meanwhile, the CFTC labelled Ethereum as a commodity in an unrelated legal case.

CEO Comment

The Gap between Bitcoin and the S&P 500 has largely shrunk from last week’s 8% to 5%.

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. London embracing crypto in this way could be a game changer – London Stock Exchange picks May 28 as start date for crypto ETN trading albeit for a limited investor range, it’s a start. 
  2. In terms of the biggest shift of all (the scaling up of real world asset tokenisation) anything SWIFT is working on is a game changer for the settlement leg – so this is big – SWIFT declares second sandbox connector tests a success for CBDC and more

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, remain flat at circa 38%. There is a big opportunity here, as we see this as a selective opportunity to identify and grow our alts portfolio via our “alThematics” work. 

  1. We met with Sergei Nazarov the CEO of Chainlink this week – their plan for global domination of enabling real world asset tokenisation validation is phenomenal – Avalanche and Chainlink collaborate on Australasian on-chain asset settlement.

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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