On Stockhead today, Coinjar’s Asher Tan on crypto eating the world, how to read lithium results, and can anyone match Kuniko’s ASX debut?

But first … the day ahead.

TRADING HALTS

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected out in the next two trading days:

Thursday

Bass Oil (ASX:BAS) – capital raising
Tempest Minerals (ASX:TEM) – capital raising
Alice Queen (ASX:AQX) – capital raising

Friday:

Viva Leisure (ASX:VVA) – capital raising

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,790.34 ($2,460.78) (-0.68%)

Silver: $US23.83 ($32.75) (-0.01%)

Oil (WTI): $US67.96 (+0.62%)

Oil (Brent): $US71.88 (+1.17%)

Coal: $US170.00 (+1.34%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US159.92 (-0.09%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7272 (+0.23%)

Bitcoin: $US48,825.57 (+1.12%)

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

More uranium. Is there a breakout on the horizon?

…and it’s about time. Excellent news for the Best Coast of Australia.

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Also, be sure to check in at 10.20am each day for our daily ‘10 at 10’ column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.

YESTERDAY’S WINNERS

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Software company Bigtincan Holdings (ASX:BTH) rose by more than 20% after completing a $79.4m placement and institutional entitlement offer, first announced at the start of this week.

The fund raising is in connection with BTH’s strategic US$86m acquisition of Brainshark Inc, a US sales coaching platform.

Tech large cap Wisetech Global (ASX:WTC) which, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic came under repeated pressure from short sellers, also rose strongly following strong full-year results.

In resources, battery metals play Renascor Resources (ASX:RNU) was the day’s best performer, after signing a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with South Korean giant POSCO, which will facilitate the purchase by POSCO of 20,000 to 30,000tpa of Purified Spherical Graphite (PSG), from Renascor’s planned battery anode material operation in South Australia.

Regtech platform Identitii Ltd (ASX:ID8) announced that it recently filed additional claims in connection with a US patent application that it was granted earlier this year.

YESTERDAY’S LOSERS

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Wealth management software platform Bravura (ASX:BVS) led the reporting season laggards after reporting annual declines in revenue, EBITDA and net profits.