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Naira Gains At Official Market,Crypto Market Experiences Price Crash 



The exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar closed at N415.07/$1 at the Investors and Exporters window, where forex is traded officially.

Naira appreciated marginally on Wednesday against the US dollar to close at N415.07/$1. This represents a 0.01% gain when compared to the N415.10 that was recorded on Tuesday, 26th October 2021.

Meanwhile, the naira remained stable against the US dollar on Wednesday at the parallel market to close at N570/$1, representing the same rate when compared to the N570/$1 that was recorded as of the close of trading activities the previous day. This is according to information obtained by Nairametrics from BDC operators in Lagos.

Trading at the official NAFEX window 
The exchange rate appreciated against the US dollar on Wednesday, 27th October 2021 to close the day at N415.07 to a dollar, representing a 3 kobo gain when compared to N415.10/$1 recorded on Tuesday, 26th October 2021.

The opening indicative rate closed at N414.44/$1 on Wednesday, representing a 40 kobo drop when compared to N414.04/$1 recorded in the previous trading day.

An exchange rate of N444 to a dollar was the highest rate recorded during intra-day trading before it settled at N415.07/$1, while it sold for as low as N405/$1 during intra-day trading.

Meanwhile, forex turnover at the official window rose by 26.6% on Wednesday, 27th October 2021.

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According to data tracked by Nairametrics from FMDQ, forex turnover at the I&E window declined from $200.74 million recorded on Tuesday to $147.44 million on Wednesday 27th October 2021.

The price of Bitcoin  crashed on Wednesday morning, dropping by thousands of dollars in the space of just a few minutes as it fell below $59,000.

The world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was down by 2.29% on Wednesday evening to trade at $59,156.93 as the euphoria over the first US crypto ETF dissipated and traders took profits following a record breaking rally.

The global cryptocurrency market cap on Wednesday, October 27, was standing at $2.48 trillion on a day that emerging altcoin Shiba Inu registered record growth after an anonymous buyer purchased 277 billion tokens.

The total crypto market volume over the last 24 hours was $142.61 billion. This is a whopping 43.84% increase over the course of the last 24 hours, mostly due to the huge amount of Shiba Inu tokens purchased by an anonymous buyer.

Meanwhile, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Ethereum, was also down by 5.16% to trade at $3,998.29 on Wednesday. XRP was down by 10.02% to trade at $1.00 on Wednesday.

The price crash in the crypto market was partly fuelled by long-term holders taking some profits, which typically happens after Bitcoin hits a new all-time high.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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