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Leading Crypto Exchanges See Negative Funding Rates, Have The Bears Taken Over?

Prices have been declining across the crypto market and with it has come to a lot of doubt on the part of investors. This is reflected in the deposit and withdrawal trends recorded across the various crypto exchanges. One of these has been the funding rates which had remained flat for the better part of the first half of 2022. However, there has now been some movement in the funding rates and it is unfortunately not for the better. Funding Rates Turn Negative Two leading crypto exchanges have seen negative crypto funding rates for the past week. Binance and ByBit consistently appear on the top of the list for the exchanges with the most trading volume and have become a natural home for perpetual traders. That is why changes across these platforms can be significant to market movements. Related Reading | Holding Back The Bears: Why Bitcoin Must Break $22,500 Funding rates have been fluctuating at and below neutral for the better part of the month but the latter looks to have finally won out. After bitcoin had dropped below $20,000 last week, expectations had been that more traders would want to get in given the low prices. However, it has gone the other way as average funding rates are now in the negative. Both Binance and ByBit have recorded average funding rates of -0.0015 for last week. A significant drop from the neutral 0.01% average aggregated funding rates. What this shows is that the bearish sentiment among the perp traders has been growing. As such, they have been leaning towards short traders. Funding rates turn negative | Source: Arcane Research It comes hot on the heels of open interest reaching a new high. Most of which have come from both Binance and ByBit. These two metrics expressly show that short traders are more active compared to their long counterparts. Crypto Sentiment Still Bad Crypto perp traders are not the only ones that are currently bearish on the market. The same is the case across the space where investors have chosen to hold their cards closer to their chest than they normally would. The Fear & Greed Index puts the crypto market sentiment in the extreme fear territory for another day yet again. Meaning that the market has now closed out two consecutive months with the extreme fear sentiment. Total market cap falls below $900 billion | Source: Crypto Total Market Cap on TradingView.com This is apparent in the exchange inflows and outflows, both of which have declined in the last couple of days. However, the ratio of inflows to outflows shows that investors are refusing to take any risk in the market. Bitcoin’s net flows came out to -$29.7 million after outflows had touched $901.6 million for the past day, according to Glassnode. 📊 Daily On-Chain Exchange Flow#Bitcoin $BTC➡️ $872.0M in⬅️ $901.6M out📉 Net flow: -$29.7M#Ethereum $ETH➡️ $261.0M in⬅️ $211.2M out📈 Net flow: +$49.8M#Tether (ERC20) $USDT➡️ $221.3M in⬅️ $207.1M out📈 Net flow: +$14.2Mhttps://t.co/dk2HbGwhVw — glassnode alerts (@glassnodealerts) July 1, 2022 Related Reading | Bitcoin Records Worst Performance For June, Will It Get Better From Here? Tether inflows have remained muted as investors are sentiment less money into exchanges to purchase tokens. With positive net flow only coming out to $14.2 million for the past day. Sell-offs have also continued, threatening to drag the market even lower. Featured image from Analytics Insight, charts from Arcane Research and TradingView.com Follow Best Owie on Twitter for market insights, updates, and the occasional funny tweet…

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Why Bitcoin Could Collapse Another 50%, Says Michael “Big Short” Burry

Former hedge fund manager Michael Burry made another bearish prediction for Bitcoin and traditional equities. Renowned for his short position which preceded the U.S. housing market crash, and one of the periods in recent economic history for the world, Burry believes more pain for BTC’s price is ahead. Related Reading | Shiba Inu (SHIB) Shines Green In Pool Of Crimson – Who’s Buying? Currently, Bitcoin is trading at $19,400 with an 8% loss in the past 7 days. The cryptocurrency was moving sideways around its 2017 all-time high levels, $20,000, but the market took yet another turn to the downside and might re-test its yearly lows near $17,000. This could be a fraction of future losses, according to Burry. The former hedge fund manager has been bearish on BTC seems the cryptocurrency was trading north of $60,000, in October 2021. Via his Twitter account, Burry asked his followers tips on how to short a cryptocurrency: Ok, I haven’t done this before, how do you short a cryptocurrency. Do you have to secure a borrow? Is there a short rebate? Can the position be squeezed and called in? In such volatile situations, I tend to think it’s best not to short (…). A short time after, BTC’s price reached its current all-time high which could have resulted in major profits for Burry, if he was able to open a short position. In that case, he might still wait on taking profits, according to its latest prediction, traditional equities and BTC could experience more downside on the back of a bad earnings season: Adjusted for inflation, 2022 first half S&P 500 down 25-26%, and Nasdaq down 34-35%, Bitcoin down 64-65%. That was multiple compression. Next up, earnings compression. So, maybe halfway there. Some Good News For Bitcoin In The Short Term Two experts recently shared potential bullish catalyzers for Bitcoin, at least for a short period of time. Jurrien Timmer, Director of Macro for investment firm Fidelity, believes equities have a chance to rebound from their recent crash. However, Timmer believes the risk-off season could extend further while bond yields trend upwards. In the upcoming earnings season for U.S. publicly traded companies, one could provide more clues on what’s next for the market, including Bitcoin which has been displaying a correlation with traditional equities. With bond yields down and equities up, the correlation between the two asset classes remains slightly positive on a 12-month basis. It’s rare to see the Z-score for both stocks and bonds so negative at the same time. pic.twitter.com/BhJ8BklPmo — Jurrien Timmer (@TimmerFidelity) July 1, 2022 On the other hand, Bloomberg Intelligence Mike McGlone has been expecting a drop in the price of commodities. If these assets trend to the downside, the Fed might slow down on its economic tightening and provide risk-on assets like Bitcoin with some room for relief. Commodities rallying often indicate high inflation, they suggest the opposite when they trend to the downside which could suggest the U.S. financial institution might be succeeding at cutting down inflation, currently their apparent number one priority. McGlone said: Commodities Aren’t Complicated, 1H Was High: When the history of 2022 is written, there’s a good chance that the 1H pump in commodity prices will play out like similar surges in the past, with a reciprocal dump. Timmer and other experts believe that negative news on the economy, talks of economic recession, and a sustained market crash might allow the Fed to become more dovish on its monetary policy. The market has reacted to the downside as a result of the Fed, but some believe this will be insufficient to stop inflation. Related Reading | Ethereum (ETH) Bends Toward $1,000 As Doubt Fills Crypto Markets Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has expressed doubts about a less aggressive monetary policy. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Powell said bringing down inflation will result in “some pain” for global markets. Does this mean Burry will be right as in 2008?

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TA: Ethereum Trims Gains, Why ETH Remains At Risk Below $1,100

Ethereum is struggling below $1,100 against the US Dollar. ETH could continue lower below the $1,000 support unless there is a clear move above the $1,100 zone. Ethereum remained in a bearish zone below $1,120 and $1,100 levels. The price is now trading below $1,120 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $1,030 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could decline again unless there is a clear move above the $1,100 resistance zone. Ethereum Price Faces Resistance Ethereum remained in a bearish zone and extended losses below the $1,100 support zone. ETH even broke the $1,050 level to move further into a bearish zone. Finally, ether price spiked below the $1,000 level and traded as low as $997. Recently, there was a sharp upward move above the $1,050 level. The price surged above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,235 swing high to $997 low. Besides, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance near $1,030 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. However, the bears were active near the $1,100 resistance zone. Ether is now trading below $1,120 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $1,100 level. The next major resistance is near the $1,120 zone. The 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,235 swing high to $997 low is also near $1,120. A close above the $1,120 resistance zone could start a steady increase. Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com In the stated case, the price could rise towards the $1,200 resistance. Any more gains might send the price towards the $1,235 high. More Losses in ETH? If ethereum fails to rise above the $1,120 resistance, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,045 zone. The next major support is near the $1,000 zone. A close below the $1,000 level might push ether price further lower. In the stated case, ether price may perhaps decline towards the $925 level. Technical Indicators Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now losing momentum in the bullish zone. Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now near the 50 level. Major Support Level – $1,045 Major Resistance Level – $1,120

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TA: Bitcoin Recovers Sharply, Why BTC Could Still Struggle Above $20,500

Bitcoin declined towards the $18,500 support zone against the US Dollar. BTC recovered sharply, but the bears are still active near the $20,500 and $20,650 levels. Bitcoin climbed higher sharply after there was a test of the $18,500 zone. The price is now trading above the $20,000 level and near the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $20,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could start a fresh decline unless there is a move above the $20,500 resistance zone. Bitcoin Price Eyes Upside Break Bitcoin price started another decline below the $20,000 support zone. The price even traded below the $19,200 support zone and spiked below the $18,800 level. There was a test of the $18,600 zone and the price traded as low as $18,617. Recently, there was a sharp upward move and the price climbed above the $19,500 resistance. There was a move above the 50% Fib retracement level of the key drop from the $21,697 swing high to $18,617 low. However, the price is now facing a strong resistance near the $20,500 zone and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $20,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The trend line is close to the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the key drop from the $21,697 swing high to $18,617 low. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $20,500 level. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com The next key resistance is near the $20,950 zone. A clear move above the trend line resistance and then $20,950 could push the price further higher. In the stated case, the price could rise towards the $21,650 level. The next major resistance sits near the $22,500 level. Fresh Decline in BTC? If bitcoin fails to clear the $20,500 resistance zone, it could start another decline. An immediate support on the downside is near the $20,000 level. The next major support now sits near the $19,800 level, below which the price could decline heavily. In the stated case, the price may perhaps decline towards the $18,500 level. Technical indicators: Hourly MACD – The MACD is now gaining pace in the bullish zone. Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now above the 50 level. Major Support Levels – $20,000, followed by $19,800. Major Resistance Levels – $20,500, $20,950 and $21,650.

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VeChain At Risk Of Further Losses? VET Price Drops 30% In Downtrend

The crypto market continues on its downtrend, and VeChain (VET) follows after expiring some relief over the last weekend. The cryptocurrency recently breached a major level of support and seems poised to expand its downside price action. Related Reading | Fed Announces Inflation Warnings As Bitcoin Whales Remain In Wait Mode At the time of writing, VET’s price trades at $0.022 with a 3% and 32% loss over the last 24 hours and the past month respectively. According to crypto analyst Justin Bennett, VeChain lost a major area of support when it broke below $0.024. As seen below, this area was the last line of resistance for a “neckline” or a trendline that saw VET’s price after an increase in previous selling pressure. Not everything is lost for the bulls, the analyst believes, as long as VeChain is capable of holding above $0.021. This area is a “much more significant support for the market”. In case of further downside action, VET’s price could drop into this support line before seeing some relief. If the price manages to get back above the neckline, it could support a bullish continuation. However, traders should wait for confirmation if VET’s price can return to $0.024 and then to $0.026. Beyond that point, $0.028 seems like a very important area of resistance. Bennett believes it seems more possible that VeChain will continue on its downtrend: Resistance for VET is around $0.0237, which is the neckline it broke below yesterday. All in all, the market looks relatively weak. So even if we do see some additional relief, I think a move to at least $0.016 makes the most sense right now. Traders should watch out for a daily close below current levels or $0.022. This could hint at potential losses targeting the levels mentioned by the analyst. What Could Save VeChain In The Long Run? As NewsBTC reported, VeChain is currently in the process of deploying a major consensus update. This could facilitate the corporate adoption of the blockchain VeChainThor and inject fresh capital into the ecosystem. However, this will positively impact VET’s price over the long run. In the short term, Bennett claims the current macro conditions don’t support bullish momentum in the crypto market. The analyst recently pointed out a “Head and Shoulders” pattern formed on the crypto market total capitalization 4-hour chart. Related Reading | Ethereum Rising Gas Fees are Still Concerning But Presents Opportunity For Decentralized Exchanges This pattern often precedes further losses by a certain asset. The total crypto market cap currently stands above $800 billion and could crash into the $700 billion if the pattern plays out. Any long positions, at current levels, seem at risk, as Bennett explained: $TOTAL is a perfect example of how to use a failed head and shoulders to your advantage. That failure offered a short opportunity. I never thought to long this because of the established downtrend. I was always expecting it to fail.

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TA: Ethereum Key Indicators Suggest A Sharp Drop Below $1K

Ethereum declined below the $1,120 support against the US Dollar. ETH is now at a risk of more losses if it stays below the key $1,150 resistance. Ethereum remained in a bearish zone below $1,200 and $1,150 levels. The price is now trading below $1,150 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,100 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could decline further if there is a clear move below the $1,050 support zone. Ethereum Price Turns Red Ethereum remained in a bearish zone and extended losses below the $1,150 support zone. ETH failed to stay above the $1,120 support zone and moved further into a bearish zone. The price even settled below the $1,000 support zone and tested the $1,075 zone. A low is formed near $1,076 and the price is now consolidating losses. It is trading well below $1,150 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $1,100 level. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,100 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,235 swing high to $1,076 low. Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com The next major resistance is near the $1,150 zone. The 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $1,235 swing high to $1,076 low is also near $1,150. A close above the $1,150 resistance zone could start a steady increase. In the stated case, the price could clear the $1,200 resistance. Any more gains might send the price towards the $1,235 high. More Losses in ETH? If ethereum fails to rise above the $1,150 resistance, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,075 zone. The next major support is near the $1,050 zone. A close below the $1,050 level might push ether price further lower. In the stated case, ether price may perhaps decline towards the $1,000 level. Technical Indicators Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is now gaining momentum in the bearish zone. Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now well below the 50 level. Major Support Level – $1,050 Major Resistance Level – $1,150

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TA: Bitcoin is Plunging, But It’s Too Early to Say Bulls Have Given Up

Bitcoin is struggling below the $20,000 zone against the US Dollar. BTC remains at a risk of more losses if the bulls fail to protect the $19,800 support zone. Bitcoin is showing bearish signs below the $21,000 and $20,500 levels. The price is now trading below the $20,400 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $20,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could decline further if there is a clear move below the $19,800 zone. Bitcoin Price Remains At Risk Bitcoin price failed to recover above the $21,000 pivot level. The price remained in a bearish zone and extended its decline below the $20,500 support zone. There was also a close below the $20,250 level. BTC spiked below the $20,000 level, but the bulls were active near $19,800 level. A low is formed near $19,828 and the price is now consolidating losses. It is now trading below the $20,400 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $20,150 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $21,188 swing high to $19,828 low. The next key resistance is near the $20,400 zone. There is also a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $20,400 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The trend line is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $21,188 swing high to $19,828 low. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com A clear move above the trend line resistance and then $20,500 could start a recovery wave. In the stated case, the price could rise towards the $20,900 level. The next major hurdle for the bulls might be near the $21,200 zone, above which the price may perhaps rise towards the $21,800 level. More Losses in BTC? If bitcoin fails to clear the $20,500 resistance zone, it could continue to move down. An immediate support on the downside is near the $20,000 level. The main support now sits near the $19,800 level, below which the price could accelerate lower. The next major support sits near the $18,800 zone. Any more losses could send the price towards the $18,000 level. Technical indicators: Hourly MACD – The MACD is now losing pace in the bearish zone. Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) – The RSI for BTC/USD is now below the 50 level. Major Support Levels – $20,000, followed by $19,800. Major Resistance Levels – $20,150, $20,400 and $20,500.

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Cardano asset trading platform Tent integrates COTI stablecoin DJed

COTI, a DAG protocol optimized for decentralized payment networks, announced today that it a formed a partnership with Trading Tent, a platform for trading any type of native Cardano asset within two wallets. Through this partnership, Trading Tent will integrate $Djed into their trading system to enable the stablecoin for buying and trading of Cardano […]

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