Cyprus Mail
Banking and FinanceBusinessCryptocurrenciesCyprus Business NewsInternational

Ethereum jumps to record high on report of EIB digital bond

Ethereum Graph

Ethereum , the world’s second largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalisation, touched a new peak on Wednesday, with participants citing media reports about the European Investment Bank’s plans to launch a “digital bond” sale on the ethereum blockchain network.

Ether is the digital currency or token that facilitates transactions on the ethereum blockchain. In the crypto world, the terms ether and ethereum have become interchangeable.

Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources, that the EIB plans to issue a two-year €100-million nessdigital bond, with the sale to be led by Goldman Sachs, Banco Santander, and Societe Generale, according to analysts.

Ether hit a record high of $2,713.95 on Wednesday, following a more than 5 per cent rally the previous day. It was last up 1.4 per cent at $2,706.39.

Danny Kim, head of revenue at SFOX, a full-service crypto broker, said reports on an EIB digital bond issuance has “triggered a bullish institutional use case for ethereum”.

He also cited the decline in supply of ethereum in the market, which has jacked up its price.

“The amount of ethereum sitting on exchanges continues to drop lower and has been the lowest in the past year,” Kim said. “With less supply on exchange available, there’s less likely a chance of a major sell-off.”

Demand for ether has also risen as investors use the tokens to buy virtual art or land, in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), on platforms such as SuperRare and Decentraland.

On Monday, digital currencies got a boost from reports that JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N) is planning to offer a managed bitcoin fund, the latest indication that what is considered by many a speculative investment is gaining institutional legitimacy.
Bitcoin, the world’s biggest crypto asset with more than $1 trillion in market capitalisation, regained the $50,000 mark this week. Bitcoin, was last up 1 per cent at $55,630.82 but well below its record high at $64,895.22 set on April 14.
On March 1, Goldman Sachs restarted its cryptocurrency trading desk, just weeks after Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) announced it had purchased $1.5 billion in bitcoin, sparking a rally.

But cryptos hit some resistance after U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled plans to raise capital gains taxes, a move which could curb investment in the digital assets. read more

Follow the Cyprus Mail on Google News

Related Posts

SEC’s recent Uniswap decision surprises experts, Celestia & new AI Altcoin set to launch with a bang

CM Guest Columnist

Cypriot capital markets to benefit from EMTN dual-listing

Kyriacos Nicolaou

Greek economy surges after decade of pain

Reuters News Service

Ryanair expects to receive 40 Boeing planes by mid-July

Reuters News Service

Cyprus Business Now

Kyriacos Nicolaou

What are the implications of oil’s recent surge on global markets

Reuters News Service