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The ongoing geopolitical crisis between Russia and Ukraine dominated headlines this week — threatening to permanently change the face of global geopolitics. After weeks of speculation of an imminent invasion, following the extensive build-up of more than 190,000 Russian troops on the Ukrainian borders, a formal invasion finally commenced in the early hours of Thursday morning. This is the first major Russian military deployment in Ukraine since the annexation of Crimea in 2014.
The threat of a full-scale war spreading across the European landscape sent shockwaves through crypto and traditional markets. After testing $39,000 on Tuesday, Bitcoin tumbled to just over $34,000 on Thursday as news of the Russian invasion broke and investors quickly fled to safe havens. After announcing an extensive list of sanctions to be imposed on the Russian economy, with the notable exclusion of oil and gas exports, US President Joe Biden assured the world that the US will not take part in the conflict directly. Investors received the news very positively and Bitcoin retraced back to $39,000 in a matter of hours. Most altcoins also retraced all their losses from the previous day, with LUNA putting in a standout performance and appreciating nearly 30% in 24 hours.
Traditional markets moved to the same beat as crypto. After trending up over the last few weeks on growing safe-haven demand, gold spiked close to $2,000 as bond yields collapsed early Thursday in a flight to safety — before both retraced, with gold now hovering around $1,900. US and Chinese stocks followed a similar pattern — selling off sharply after the news of the invasion, before erasing most of these losses. Expectedly, European stocks fared much worse, with Russian equity indices hardest hit, collapsing in the region of 35% under the threat of widespread sanctions.
Other news that may have been missed during this week’s madness is the potential unveiling of the hacker responsible for the infamous DAO hack that led to Ethereum forking from Ethereum Classic. If Ethereum had not forked, the proceeds would be valued at over ~$10 billion today — though the proceeds on Ethereum Classic are still valued at a mouthwatering ~$100 million. Toby Hoenisch, the accused Austrian programmer, denies the allegations.
Indicators (18 February — 25 February)
- Invictus Margin Lending (IML): $1.328, +9.75% (weekly compound annualized rate)
- Crypto10 Hedged (C10): $6.69, -4.27%
- Crypto20 (C20): $3.01, -8.29%
- Invictus Bitcoin Alpha (IBA): $2.05, -5.79%
- Invictus Hyperion Fund (IHF): $0.503 (Updated Q4–21)
- Invictus Capital Token (ICAP): $7.01, -15.87%
- BTC: $38,304.66, -5.46%
- ETH: $2,599.33, -10.16%
- GOLD: $1,905.75, +0.38%
- S&P500: 4,288.70, -2.09%
ICAP Governance Coming Soon
InvictusCapital.com Token (ICAP) is just over 1 year old and will soon be extended to include a governance aspect where invested users are given the opportunity to shape the future of Invictus Capital.
Invictus Quarterly Report Podcast
Watch the round-table discussion of Q4 2021 performance where our analyst team talk about the highlights of the report from an Invictus perspective and on the funds themselves.
The report can be read here.
Invictus NFT Lab Podcast
Our second podcast hosted by celebrity Shado Twala has gone live with artist Kilmany-Jo Liversage from the Out of Africa collection.
Kilmany chats about her contribution to the project as well as how the digital world was positively impacted by the pandemic and created an opportunity for artists.
The Invictus Roadmap
We are excited to announce the upcoming Invictus Capital roadmap and new features coming up in the next few months.
Find out about upcoming Regulatory updates, the Polygon token swap, new wallet features, the Invictus App, and the Yield Vault.
Invictus Yield Vault
Invictus Capital is thrilled to announce the public launch of the Invictus Yield Vault. The Yield Vault allows qualifying lenders the opportunity to lend a minimum amount of $25,000 BTC, ETH and/or Stablecoins for highly competitive interest rates to Invictus Alpha, Invictus Capital’s trading division.
The minimum for 12 and 18 month loans has been reduced to $10,000.
The Vault is now seamlessly integrated into the investor portal on the Invictus Capital website! Prospective crypto lenders now have a single web location to effortlessly view Yield Vault information, crypto lending interest rates, FAQ information, and contact our Yield Vault Team.
To view our rates and contact our Vault team, please visit our landing page.
Schedule a call with the Invictus Sales Team
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Other News & Links
- Invictus in the Press/News
1. Investing in an intelligent crypto index fund — built for all market environments
2. This week $14,953 was spent and 2,369 ICAP burnt.
- Luna Foundation Guard raises $1B to form UST reserve denominated in Bitcoin
- NFT Lab News
1. Weekly Newsletter 25 February 2022
2. NFT Lab P-NFT Giveaway is live! Stand a chance to be a lucky owner of one of the first limited edition Out of Africa P-NFTs by one of Southern Africa’s top artists. Answer this quick quiz before 10 March 2022 and you will automatically be entered into the lucky draw.
- Exclusive: Austrian Programmer And Ex Crypto CEO Likely Stole $11 Billion Of Ether
- Syntropy News
1. Blog: End-to-end security with Syntropy
- Russia’s war on Ukraine explained: a complete visual guide
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