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BlockFi Clears Up Rumors, Crypto Exchange FTX Will Have $240 Million Purchase Option

Crypto lending platform BlockFi addressed the rumors of a potential purchase from major crypto exchange platform FTX. Initially reported by U.S. news outlet CNBC, the company was allegedly being bought by FTX at a $25 million valuation, a 99% discount from its nearly $5 billion 2021 valuation. Related Reading | Colombia Launches National Land Registry on […]

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French Central Bank Governor Seeks Partnership Between Private Crypto Tech And Banks

China and UAE Central Banks Join “Multiple CBDC Bridge Study” To Enhance Cross-Border Payments

François Villeroy de Galhau, French banker and governor of the Central Bank of France, has noted that the financial system would immensely benefit from a partnership between the private technology behind cryptocurrencies and the public image of conventional banking system. François Villeroy de Galhau wants the technological innovation of Crypto incorporated into central banks Speaking […]

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Binance’s CZ Believes The Value Of Crypto Is Increasing, Despite Bear Market

Changpeng Zhao Reveals The Magic Behind Binance's Huge Success In Recent Years

Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, Chinese-Canadian business executive and CEO of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has stated that he believes the value of crypto is increasing. This comment comes amidst the current crypto winter that has seen a lot of digital assets plummet by surprising margins. CZ admits that crypto prices will dwindle along the […]

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Coinbase Abruptly Adds Support for 70 New Altcoins to Global Custody Service

Coinbase continues to expand its crypto footprint by extending custodial services support to dozens of altcoins for international customers. In a new announcement, the US-based cryptocurrency exchange says it’s adding 70 cryptocurrencies to its roster of 150+ assets that are part of the Coinbase Custody International cold storage trust in Dublin, Ireland. “These new assets […]

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Many Crypto Traders Are About To Get ‘Torched’ and Completely Misjudge the Market, Warns Top Analyst

A top crypto analyst warns that many traders are about to pay heavily for misreading the current market meltdown. Pseudonymous trader Altcoin Psycho tells his 457,000 followers that trying to use 2018 models to predict the 2022 bottom is a flawed proposition. “Many traders who nailed the last bottom are going to get torched trying […]

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New Bitcoin Record Paints Incredibly Bearish Picture As BTC Struggles At $19,000

Bitcoin has been setting new record trends with the bear market. This follows a bull market that had also deviated largely from its predecessors, so it comes as no surprise that the subsequent near market mirrored this behavior. Various new trends in bitcoin’s movement have cemented a bearish picture for the digital asset, and the latest in the line of records has only done more to cement this sentiment. Worse Quarterly Close In More Than A Decade Bitcoin has been in existence for about 13 years and in that time, the barely teenage-aged market has recorded its fair share of bad quarterly closes. However, in the last 11 years, none have been as brutal as the close that was recorded on June 30th. After a month of incredibly volatile prices, the month had closed out the quarter with three consecutive red monthly closes.  Related Reading | Bitcoin Enters Hibernation Mode As Network Activity Lulls This comes hot on the heels of the market crash that had rocked the market this year. Bitcoin which leads the market had fallen about 60% from its price at the beginning of the quarter and had brought down the entire market with it. This had seen the crypto total market crash drop below $1 trillion for the first time in a 16-month period. The digital asset had closed the month at $19,918 after entering the month with an average price of $30,000. This had dashed the hopes of investors and the decline has left in its wake a number of events that continue to threaten the prices in the cryptocurrency market.   BTC struggles to hold $19,000 | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com Bitcoin Investors Are Not Impressed Even though predictions had been incredibly bullish for the year 2022, it has since gone sideways. This has triggered investors to move their funds out of the market for fear of incurring more losses. Also, following previous historical trends, it remains highly possible that the digital asset may crash more before there is any significant recovery. Related Reading | Decline In Ethereum Futures On CME Suggests Institutional Investors Are Still Bearish Looking at the indicators, it shows that bitcoin has struggled to hold the important technical levels required for a recovery in the short term. It has been trading below its 200-week moving average for the first time in history, and this has deepened negative sentiment in the market. Although the digital asset has been moving away from established historical trends, there is still a high chance that it follows some of the previous market movements. One of these is when the bottom is usually in. Sticking to this would mean that the price of bitcoin will likely touch as low as $12,000 before the next bull trend resumes. Featured image from Coin News, chart from 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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Crypto Market Loses $60 Billion As Bitcoin Dips Below $20,000

As of June 28, the bitcoin price fluctuated slightly above the $20K mark. However, toward the end of the day, it eventually dropped to $20K. The market watch also noted the bearish state in the price of most altcoins. These include DOGE, AVAX, SOL, and many others. Drawing from June 29 data, Bitcoin’s price has finally plunged below the $20K mark. Many renowned cryptos like the Ethereum, Shiba Inu, and Doge tokens also feel the heat of the bearish turn in the market. Bitcoin Lost The $20,000 Price Mark According to the news last week, Bitcoin made several attempts to come off the loss in value. During that time, its price shot from $17,500 to $21,000. This was a recovery from its 18-month low price mark. It sustained this $21K price mark until it hit its 10-day high price, a little over $21,800. Suggested Reading | Bitcoin Slides Under $20K – Another Collapse In The Offing? The journey to a higher price became abortive for BTC, and it eventually dipped lower than $21K. It attempted to hit this price, but all attempts proved unsuccessful. BTC’s unsuccessful attempts to appreciate eventually turned into a bearish trend toward $20K. According to the news on June 28, it managed to get slightly above the $20K benchmark. From today’s market watch, the price of Bitcoin has plunged below $20,000. At the time of writing, it is still fluctuating below this price, bringing its market cap below $400B. The Effect On Other Digital Tokens The bearish movement of Bitcoin’s price affects the rest of the digital tokens. This explains the several red bars in the crypto market chart. During the last weekend, Ethereum attempted to go higher amid the bearish state of the market. At the time, ETH was trading at $1,200. However, this did not last too long as Ethereum’s price currently sells at $1,116, about a 6.5% daily decline in price. According to the altcoins price data from CoinMarketCap, BNB now trades at $219. This is about a 7.5% 24 hours plunge in its price. There are other altcoins down trend records like SOL, DOGE, SHIB, and XRP, to mention a few. Suggested Reading | Ethereum (ETH) Hammered Down To $950 As Crypto Selloff Deepens Also, despite the slight appreciation of the LEO, Tron, and Cardano tokens, they remain in the chart’s red zone. So, judging from the current state of all crypto assets from 2 days back, the total dump in the overall market cap sums up to $60B. Adding this figure to the total drop in the market cap since the beginning of the bearish trend equates to $900 Billion. Featured image from Pexels, chart from TradingView.com