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A Bullish Job Market In The US May Inspire More Crypto Adoption, NFT Expert Says

Published 05/06/2023, 16:06
Updated 05/06/2023, 17:10
© Reuters.  A Bullish Job Market In The US May Inspire More Crypto Adoption, NFT Expert Says

Benzinga - Anndy Lian, the author of "NFT: From Zero to Hero," considers last week's jobs data report — which showed a remarkable increase in non-farm payrolls and a marginal uptick in the unemployment rate — to be a potential catalyst for cryptocurrency adoption.

"Positive job data may influence governments to adopt a more favorable stance towards cryptocurrencies," Lian told Benzinga.

The crypto industry presents an irresistible opportunity for economic development and innovation, he added.

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Lian also lauded Hong Kong for its proactive approach to fostering the growth of the web3, blockchain, and crypto industry.

StandardDAO's Aaron Rafferty, however, says the positive jobs report does not necessarily signify a considerable shift in the economic crisis currently impacting global markets.

Investment in blockchain companies has declined significantly as capital firms shift focus to artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

"Given that crypto assets and the blockchain sector, in general, has been trending sideways over the past year, there is nothing in this report that would indicate a significant change to that trajectory," Rafferty said.

Liberty Blockchain COO Christopher Alexander explained that while Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) follows the trends of traditional markets, which have responded positively to the jobs report, ongoing fears of a looming recession could deter many large investors, curtail liquidity and hamper growth.

Raj Kapoor, the founder of the Blockchain Governance Council, drew attention to the ongoing regulatory debates surrounding cryptocurrency as a substantial obstacle to crypto startups' ability to capitalize on positive economic signals.

Kapoor blamed the Federal Reserve's aggressive monetary policy, which aims to rein in inflation by raising interest rates, as an additional near-term issue for crypto given the existing macroeconomic environment.

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