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Jobs Numbers Jolt Crypto

There’s no other way to describe this labor market than strong, especially when analysts were expecting a number around +250k – but certainly not more than double that number at +528k.  All risk-on markets were in the green before the jobs number dropped, and when it did, crypto dropped with it. 

In today’s Litepaper, we’re going to look at why Cardano might be a sleeping giant, Voyager’s ok to let cash withdrawals occur, and a deep dive into our past Technically Speaking analysis to see what has occurred since their publishing. 

Here’s how the market looked at the end of the trading day:

Cardano (ADA)
Binance Coin (BNB)
Bitcoin (BTC) $23,357 1.57%
Dogecoin (DOGE)
Ethereum (ETH)
Polkadot (DOT) $8.50 5.07%
Solana (SOL)
Altcoin Market Cap
$623 Billion
Total Market Cap
$1.06 Trillion

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“The only thing bearish about cryptocurrency is the current price action.” – that phrase perfectly describes Cardano’s current fundamentals related to its current price. 

From a fundamental perspective, there are practically zero bearish conditions for Cardano. Cardano has never been hacked, interrupted, or shut down – unlike Ethereum ($ETH.X) or Solana ($SOL.X). 

If you want to talk about supply and demand, then let’s look at the supply available to purchase. I have no idea how much ADA is available on all the exchanges, but I know that the percentage of the total ADA staked is over 71%, which leaves slightly less than 30% of the total unstaked. 

And according to Coinbase ($COIN), Cardano is hodled longer than any other top 20 cryptocurrencies. I went through the top 100 and couldn’t find a single cryptocurrency that was held longer than Cardano. Bitcoin ($BTC.X) was the longest at 133 days, after Cardano at 156 days. 

That brings us to demand. The number of Cardano wallets passed 3.5 million. There were 2.5 million ADA wallets in December 2021 and 3 million in February. One of the ugliest bear markets in crypto history failed to dissuade half a million new wallets from being created. 

What’s the ‘bad’ data? The Vasil hard fork was delayed again. But for Cardano’s development team, this is par for the course. Few development teams are more strict and critical of their updates.

Finally, the development of Cardano’s network continues to expand. According to on-chain analytics giant, Santiment, Cardano was already the most developed and active blockchain in 2021 and is continuing that trend into 2022. 👍

Good news for Voyager ($VGX.X) customers – the cash deposits in the Metropolitan Commercial Bank ($MCB) were cleared to be returned to customers by Judge Michael E. Wiles of the  U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Southern District of New York.

Regarding the bankruptcy proceedings, Voyager’s presentation at the second-day hearing revealed and, hopefully, relieved a significant amount of FUD. The presentation is only 12 slides long but provides some great information and addresses concerns made by customers who filed letters to the Court. Interestingly, Voyager also addressed concerns made on social media and other forums. 

Withdrawals are expected to begin next week

We’ll keep you updated as this story progresses. 💰

It’s always good to check your analysis and forecasts. And for the love of God, if you don’t have a trade journal or an analysis journal, start one. Unless you’ve got a photographic memory, you’ll never remember half of the right or wrong trades/analyses you’ve done. 

This Friday edition of Technically Speaking performs a back check on the most recent past analysis so you don’t have to. 

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Bullets From The Day:

🤬 New York fined Robinhood a whopping $30 million for allegedly violating consumer protection laws. According to New York’s Department of Financial Services, Robinhood failed to maintain regulatory standards in its crypto division. The Daily Hodl has the full story

🌍 The CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) is rolling out Euro-settled crypto futures contracts starting August 29th. Open-interest in the CME’s crypto derivatives spiked 59% in July compared to June. Full story at Blockworks

✋ Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson gave a smack down via Twitter to a person complaining that his $5k worth of ADA he bought in January 2022 is now worth $1.5k. You can read the response on

🧱 Block Inc. is slowing hiring and lowering its 2022 investment target by a quarter-billion dollars. Block Inc. reported revenue fell 6%. More details can be found at beingcrypto