Bitcoin and Gold Correlation Set Record, and ETH Transaction Volume Reaches $24 Billion
Bitcoin and Gold Correlation Set Record
The correlation between gold and bitcoin has been increasing since July amid a weakening US dollar.
The loss of the position of the main world currency has a positive effect on “defensive” assets, which include gold and bitcoin. The level of correlation between the two instruments exceeded 0.5, which indicates a high co-directionality of the movement of their rates. A few months ago, the indicator was below 0.1.
The correlation index varies from -1 to 1. The -1 mark indicates that the quotes move absolutely independently, with a value of 1 the price charts completely coincide.
In addition to gold, the correlation between BTC price and S&P 500 index also increased. On September 7, the indicator reached 0.4905, after which it decreased to 0.36.
ETH Transaction Volume Updated Historical Peak
In August, the monthly volume of ETH transactions set a record, reaching $24 billion, according to DappRadar data.
The indicator has been renewing maximums for already three months — back in May it did not exceed $2 billion.
The active growth of the level of transferred funds in the network is associated with the development of the decentralized finance market. The volume of transfers of DEX and DeFi applications over the past month increased by $9 billion each. The level of blocked funds in the DeFi-sphere increased by $3.61 billion and reached $7.5 billion by September.
At the same time, the number of active ETH addresses in August decreased by 6% — this is due to a record increase in transfer fees.
The first government digital currencies will appear by 2030
Experts from the European Analytical Center believe. In their opinion, at least three central banks will replace their currencies with digital tokens.
China, the United States and the European Union will be the first to do so, launching digital versions of the yuan, dollar and euro. According to experts, this will happen by 2030. They also allow for the option of governmental stablecoins being issued by Sweden and the Bahamas.
The Swedish regulator recently announced that it is ready to submit the CBDC by 2025. China is already testing the digital yuan, and the European Central Bank is actively exploring this direction.