Bitcoin rose to $ 11 thousand for the first time in the past 3 months
One of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the world suddenly went up in price by 20%

Since the beginning of the week, the cost of the cryptocurrency has reached $ 11 thousand. The price began to rise after the Federal Banking Control Agency allowed US banks to hold clients’ cryptocurrencies last week.

Open Interest in Bitcoin Futures on CME Peaks at $ 724 Million
Amid the Bitcoin rally, the number of open positions in futures on the CME regulated exchange reached $ 724 million.

According to the skew analytical service, the indicator jumped against the background of a significant increase in trading volumes.
The cumulative OI on popular derivatives exchanges topped $ 5 billion, reaching February highs.
“A sharp rise in open interest or the value of open positions in derivatives contracts indicates that more money is coming to the market, and traders expect an increase in bitcoin volatility in the near future,” analysts at The Block explained.

According to the observations of Arcane Research, the index was last at such high levels in July 2019.
Open positions on CME reached $ 724 million

Opinion: bitcoin will go into correction after rising to $ 28 thousand
This forecast was presented by the founder of Heisenberg Capital, Max Kaiser.

Against the background of the positive movement of the bitcoin rate, the founder of Heisenberg Capital, analyst and TV presenter Max Kaiser gave a forecast for the movement of the asset. The specialist believes that a positive trend can bring the cryptocurrency to the level of $ 28 thousand. He shared his opinion with the microblog readers in a series of tweets.

Since July 20, crypto exchange CEX.IO has announced a jump in pairs for Ethereum.
Back in June, ETH pairs accounted for just under half of the volume, while the Bitcoin / USD pair accounted for the lion’s share of transactions, or 40% of the total exchange volume.

But after the advent of DeFi – which added $ 2 million to market cap this month in about two weeks, Bitcoin
not the best dog anymore. Over the past few days, Bitcoin has only accounted for 20% of transactions on CEX.IO, which means it has dropped by 50%.
Trading in other pairs, on the other hand, flourished, accounting for 80% of last week’s trades. Only ETH pairs on the exchange have tripled. “It’s safe to say that ETH is now a growth driver for the cryptocurrency market,” said Dmitry Volkov, CTO at CEX.IO.

Private investors estimate the value of TransferWise at $ 5.5 billion
The startup raised $ 319 million from the sale of securities on the secondary market. The latest investments put the company on a par with fintech unicorns like Klarna and Revolut.

British fintech startup TransferWise has confirmed that private investors estimate its value at $ 5 billion. The company closed a deal on the secondary sale of shares for $ 319 million, since May 2019 the capitalization of TransferWise has grown by 43%.
Information about TransferWise’s readiness to close the secondary sale of securities appeared in the media earlier this month. As expected, the investments were led by American hedge funds D1 Capital Partners and Lone Pine Capital. Earlier, the Sky News TV channel reported that D1

Visa records a decline in quarterly revenue for the first time since the IPO
With a forecast of $ 4.82 billion, the company’s quarterly revenue amounted to $ 4.837 billion, having decreased by 17% in three months

According to the results of the third quarter, Visa’s net profit decreased by 23.4% to $ 2.373 billion. In terms of one class A common share, the diluted net profit was $ 1.07 – a year earlier this figure was at $ 1.37. This is above the expectations of analysts, who, according to Forbes magazine, predicted that Visa would profit in the region of $ 1.02-1.05 per share.

Messari research: DeFi market is not what it seems
Messari analyst spoke about the real situation of the decentralized finance market.

Despite the strong growth of the decentralized finance market, it still costs less than cryptocurrencies such as XRP and Bitcoin Cash. This is the conclusion reached by analysts at Messari. Ryan Watkins shared the research theses on his microblog.

Forex broker Samtrade FX provides UK and Australian licenses
Samtrade UK International Limited has been authorized by the FCA as the designated representative.

Samtrade FX, an online forex and CFD trading platform, announced Wednesday that it has received licenses in both the UK and Australia.
In addition to being authorized by Samtrade UK International Limited as the designated representative, Samtrade FX also announced today that it has received an Australian Financial Services license from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.