AscendEX Sunday Note (9.10-9.17)

By Gage Bowser Spt 15,2023

Something to remember: “The writing of history is largely a process of diversion. Most historical accounts divert attention from the secret influences around the recorded events.” Week Ahead What’s driving markets? Weekly CEX volume has fallen to its lowest level since 2022 FTX liquidators appearing in court on Wednesday to gain approval to begin liquidating assets Remaining crypto retail participants continue to focus on meme coins and SocialFi app FriendTech while large and medium cap alts su

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AscendEX Sunday Note (9.10-9.17)
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