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Bitcoin Records Worst Performance For June, Will It Get Better From Here?

Bitcoin performance for the month of June has been nothing short of unremarkable so far. Being a market leader, the other cryptocurrencies in the market have mirrored its movements for the month, leading to massive losses across the board. However, the numbers for June are in and it shows that bitcoin’s performance for the month has been worse in comparison to its altcoin counterparts. Bitcoin Performance Staggers Performance all across the board has been terrible. So far, all of the indexes have come back with double-digits in losses for the month of June, and that is in addition to the subpar performance the market had seen in the prior month. But instead of the expected small cap altcoins returning the worst of the losses, bitcoin has barreled to the forefront to register more losses than any other index. Related Reading | Outflows Rock Bitcoin As Institutional Investors Pull The Plug, More Downside Coming? The pioneer cryptocurrency saw losses touch as high as -35% as the month draws to an end. This has resulted in a decline in the dominance of bitcoin over the broader market after recovering to 48% in early June. BTC dominance is now sitting at 43.69% according to data from TradingView.com. BTC records wost performance for June | Source: Arcane Research Mostly the losses have stemmed from the liquidations of large players in the space. The losses recorded in bitcoin can however be attributed to the fact that creditors focus their efforts on more liquid coins like bitcoin. Thus the losses are more pronounced in the digital asset. Altcoins Suffer In Tandem Although the altcoins in the space have not recorded as many losses as bitcoin, they have seen high losses too. The large cap index is one that follows bitcoin very closely. Hence, the decline in BTC’s price tends to be more pronounced in these digital assets. It is also due to creditors liquidating these coins first due to their high liquidity. So far, the large cap index is down -33% in the same time period. BTC drops to low $20,000s | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com The mid and small cap indexes have done much better compared to their larger counterparts. Their losses still range into double-digits but creditors have held off on liquidating these cryptocurrencies. This is because they tend to be more illiquid and are therefore pushed to the back burner in favor of larger ones such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. The mid and small cap indexes have recorded losses of -24% and -22% for the month of June alone. Related Reading | Ethereum Fees Touch Monthly Lows As Transaction Volumes Plummet However, it is not a good prognosis for these small cap altcoins. Given that sell-offs in coins such as bitcoin and Ethereum are nearing an exhaustion point, creditors will turn their attention to smaller altcoins too. And given the fact that they possess less liquidity, liquidations in these digital assets will lead to larger declines in price. Featured image from Film Daily, 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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Tracking Whales, What This Bitcoin Divergence Could Hint About BTC’s Price

Bitcoin is trending downside on lower timeframes and seems to hint at future losses. The number one crypto by market cap records a 3% loss in the past week, but there is a potential sign of hope for the bulls. Related Reading | Why Ethereum Could Trade At $500 If These Conditions Are Met At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) trades at $20,000 with a 1% loss in the last 24 hours. As a pseudonym trader pointed out, Bitcoin whales are currently buying into BTC’s price action and could be hinting at a future relief bounce. The trader used data provided by Material Indicators to show what the different investors’ classes are doing while BTC records losses. As seen below, investors with bid orders of about $100,000 (purple in the chart below) have increased their buying pressure as almost every other and smaller investor class sells into this price action. This divergence could hint at a bounce as these BTC whales often anticipate or create price trends. The pseudonym trader explained: Whales (purple) are market buying while #bitcoin price is flat. Historically, purple is the most important class for future price action. Clear divergence, hopefully it will play out this time. Bitcoin whales (brown in the chart) also saw a small uptick in buying orders as BTC returns to the area of around $20,000. This investor class has been mostly dormant in the current market environment, but their recent involvement highlights the importance of BTC’s current levels. In that sense, Material Indicators records massive bid orders for BTC’s price around this area from $19,900 to $20,000. There are over $20 million in bid order on these levels alone with an additional $6 million at around $19,500, and over $10 from $19,000 to $19,000. In other words, there seems to be enough liquidity for Bitcoin to hold at its current levels for the time being. Can Bitcoin The Bitcoin Bulls Score A Green Monthly Candle At higher timeframes, additional data provided by Material Indicators records an important liquidity zone between $17,000 and $20,000. Large market participants could attempt to push down the price to fill these orders which could hinder the bulls’ attempts to save the monthly candle. Analysts from Material Indicators wrote: Bulls are defending the 2017 Top, but with one day to go it’s going to be almost impossible to print a green Monthly candle. Still a chance for green on the Weekly. Expecting volatility. One way or another, Bitcoin is going to breakout or breakdown very soon. Related Reading | Extreme Fear Remains: Recapping What’s Behind The Crypto Market Panic The analysts expect a potential relief in the coming days after a potential retest of the yearly lows. Any bullish thesis would be invalidated if BTC loses $17,500. Trend Precognition is flashing a pretty strong Long signal on the #BTC Weekly chart. Signal won't print until the W candle closes, but indicates that we could see a run at the 200 WMA this week. Happy to test the lows first. For me, sub $17.5k invalidates. #NFA pic.twitter.com/hvs1as44qG — Material Indicators (@MI_Algos) June 28, 2022

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Shiba Inu Hops By 45% In A Week – What Could Have Pushed SHIB Up?

Shiba Inu (SHIB) may not have been taken seriously as a crypto asset when it was first introduced, but the meme coin has steadily climbed the cryptocurrency rankings. The newest signals of relief in the crypto markets following a protracted volatility may come as a surprise to many, but the most intriguing aspect of this rebound is that meme tokens have emerged as the largest gainers. In the previous week or two, the majority of other coins have been bleeding from losses or barely able to stay afloat because of the ongoing crypto winter. Suggested Reading | ApeCoin Climbs 22% After Snoop Dogg-Eminem Bored Ape Video Launch Shiba Inu Continues To Defy The Trend However, Shiba Inu has been able to defy the odds and increase by 45 percent over the past week. Wednesday’s Coingecko stats show that SHIB is currently trading at $0.00000975, down 9.5% from the last 24 hours. Despite the profit-taking on Monday, the coin remained trading at the monthly highs near $0.00001196 on Tuesday. Nonetheless, it remains 85 percent below its all-time high of $0.00008, which was reached in October of last year. The dog-themed token briefly surpassed Tron as the 13th biggest cryptocurrency by market valuation. Even Bitcoin and Ethereum’s seven-day gains of 2% and 8%, respectively, were eclipsed by this rally. According to Yunometa’s founder, Arijit Mukherjee: “Shiba Inu appears to be benefiting from hints of bottom fishing and a larger mood comeback on the cryptocurrency market.” Yunometa noted that considering SHIB’s large social media presence and devoted fanbase, it’s not hard to understand why the coin’s price has risen in tandem with DOGE’s rally. SHIB total market cap at $5.3 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Meme Token Takes Fed Stance Favorably Jerome Powell, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve in the United States, stated on June 23 that the Fed was committed to tackling historically high inflation. In addition, he agreed that a rapid rise in interest rates could lead to job cuts. The central bank’s more lenient position on interest rates looked to have a favorable effect on the equity and crypto markets. Meme coins outperformed the rest of the market following the Fed’s statement. Suggested Reading – Uniswap Slingshots 45% – Can UNI Blaze Past Its 7-Day Rally? Meanwhile, it is interesting to note that after rising as one of the leading meme-based cryptocurrencies over the past year, Shiba Inu’s prospects are deteriorating as a result of waning interest in the token as it continues to endure major price decline. According to data provided by Finbold, the popularity score for Google search queries including the keyword “Buy SHIB” dropped by 100 percent over the past year, from 8 in June 2021 to zero this month. Featured image Fintechs.fi, chart from TradingView.com

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TA: Ethereum Topside Bias Vulnerable If It Continues To Struggle Below $1.2K

Ethereum declined below the $1,150 zone against the US Dollar. ETH is now at a risk of more losses if it stays below the key $1,200 pivot zone. Ethereum started a fresh decline below the $1,220 and $1,200 levels. The price is now trading below $1,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a connecting trend line in place with support at $1,130 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could decline further is a clear move below the $1,120 support zone. Ethereum Price Remains At Risk Ethereum remained in a bearish zone below the $1,280 and $1,250 resistance levels. ETH started a fresh decline and traded below the key $1,200 support zone. The decline gained pace below the $1,180 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. As a result, the bears were able to push the price below the $1,150 support. A low is formed near $1,132 and the price is now consolidating losses. Ether is now trading well below $1,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is also a connecting trend line in place with support at $1,130 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $1,155 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,235 swing high to $1,132 low. The next major resistance is near the $1,175 zone. The first major hurdle is near the $1,180 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $1,235 swing high to $1,132 low is also near $1,180. A close above the $1,180 resistance zone could start a steady increase. In the stated case, the price could clear the $1,200 resistance. Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com The next major resistance is near the $1,235 level, above which the price could even rise towards the $1,280 resistance level in the near term. More Losses in ETH? If ethereum fails to rise above the $1,180 resistance, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,120 zone. The next major support is near the $1,080 zone. A close below the $1,080 level might spark a sharp decline. 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 – $1,120 Major Resistance Level – $1,180

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Bitcoin “Reserve Risk” Metric Approaches All-Time Lows

Data shows the Bitcoin “reserve risk” indicator has recently plunged down and is now reaching all-time lows only seen back in 2015 bear and the March 2020 COVID crash. Bitcoin Reserve Risk Suggests HODLing Relative To Price Is Strong According to the latest weekly report from Glassnode, BTC investors have been holding strong onto their coins despite the large decline in the crypto’s price recently. Before looking at what the “reserve risk” indicator does, it’s best to get an understanding of a couple concepts first. A “coin day” is accumulated in the market for each 1 BTC that stays unmoved for a day. The sum of such coin days in the entire market can tell us about how dormant the long-term holder supply has been. Because of this, the sum of coin days can be an effective way of measuring the conviction of hodlers in the Bitcoin market. However, there is another way to interpret the coin days and hence the LTH conviction; as Glassnode explains: Stronger hands will resist the temptation to sell and this collective action builds up an ‘opportunity cost’. Every day HODLers actively decide NOT to sell increases the cumulative unspent ‘opportunity cost’ (called the HODL bank). The other idea of interest here is the incentive that these LTHs have to sell right now. It is measured through the current price of Bitcoin. Whenever the price goes up, hodlers become increasingly tempted to realize their profits, and hence the incentive to sell goes up. Related Reading | First In History: Bitcoin Mayer Multiple Records Lower Value Than Last Cycle’s Low Now, the reserve risk models the ratio between this “incentive to sell” and the cumulative “opportunity cost” (explained above) of the long-term hodlers. Below is the chart for the indicator. The value of the indicator seems to have sharply declined recently | Source: Glassnde’s The Week Onchain – Week 26, 2022 As you can see in the above graph, the Bitcoin reserve risk has gone down in recent days and is now approaching all-time lows. This suggests that despite the plunging price of the coin during 2022, BTC investors have still been holding strong onto their coins. Related Reading | Bitcoin Monthly Tags Lower Bollinger Band, Tool’s Creator Hints At Bottom The last time such low values of the metric were observed was back in the late 2015 bear market and the March 2020 crash. BTC Price At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s price floats around $20.9k, down 1% in the past week. Over the last month, the coin has lost 27% in value. The below chart shows the trend in the value of the crypto over the past five days. Looks like the price of BTC has been consolidating sideways recently | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView Featured image from Kanchanara on Unsplash.com, charts from TradingView.com, Glassnode.com

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Crypto trading platform Coinigy releases major new upgrade

Coinigy, a provider of multi-exchange cryptocurrency trading and tracking platforms, announced today the release of a major new upgrade, featuring a robust set of product enhancements designed to provide more capability to advanced crypto traders. The platform enhancements include improved trade entry and portfolio management, performance upgrades, and revamp of the iOS and Android mobile […]

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Why Crypto Is “Likely To Dump” As It Lags The S&P 500, Expert Says

Bitcoin remains stuck at its current levels. The number one cryptocurrency has been unable to push upwards and could be in danger of revisiting its yearly lows. Related Reading | Outflows Rock Bitcoin As Institutional Investors Pull The Plug, More Downside Coming?  At the time of writing, Bitcoin trades at $20,700 with sideways movement in the last 24 hours and the past week. According to crypto analyst Justin Bennett, Bitcoin is hinting at further losses. The cryptocurrency stayed rangebound even as the traditional market rallied. Bitcoin has displayed a high correlation with traditional equities. In particular, the price of Bitcoin seems to be moving in tandem with the Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500 Index. However, this dynamic has been changing in short timeframes making BTC a lagger as equities trend upwards. Bennett believes this is an indicator of a fakeout, a false upwards movement before a re-test of previous support. At the moment, the analyst claims, there is nothing more important for BTC’s price than equities. Via Twitter, Bennett wrote the following and shared the chart below: Everything for #crypto boils down to this…Does the S&P 500 fail to hold above 3,880? If so, and we get a 1h close below, this latest rally becomes a fakeout, and we likely get the next leg lower for stocks and crypto alike. Everything else is just noise. You could literally trade BTC using nothing but the S&P chart above. As of now, it looks like this level will fail. As seen in the chart above, the S&P 500 broke below a major trendline and seems to be heading towards critical support at 3,800. Bitcoin seems to be holding its levels despite the S&P 500 price action, but Bennett ruled out the possibility of a “fakeout” due to the overall weakness in the market. I've seen a few comments stating that this could be a fakeout. The fakeout to the upside already occurred. The last 1h close confirmed it. No guarantees, but fakeouts of fakeouts are rare. pic.twitter.com/GQjKCwzRm9 — Justin Bennett (@JustinBennettFX) June 28, 2022 Bitcoin Levels To Watch In Case Of Further Losses Data from Material Indicators shows liquidity on crypto exchange Binance has been constantly moving around current levels. There are over $30 million in bids orders below BTC’s price which could provide important support. However, as seen below, asks orders to have been swelling which could prevent BTC’s price to break above $21,000 and get out of the danger zone. Analysts from Material Indicators identified the levels between $17,000 and $19,000 as the next potential area for Bitcoin. Related Reading | Glassnode Deems 2022 Bear Market As The Most Atrocious For BTC And All Cryptocurrencies At those levels, there are important pools of liquidity, and the price of Bitcoin tends to trend towards these levels. The analyst added: This looks like a ladder of #BTC bids that intends to get filled. Time will tell if it gets filled where it rests or if it needs to adjust closer to the active trading range.