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Singapore’s DBS Bank Expands Its Crypto Trading Service For 100K Customers

As per Friday’s announcement through Bloomberg, Singapore state-owned DBS Bank has expanded its crypto trading service to more its 100,000 investors linked with its DBS Treasures section. The DBS’ clients will trade virtual currencies through its member-only decentralized exchange, DDEx. The service initially allows customers to trade four top cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), […]

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U.S. Federal Reserve Set To Hike Rates Above 400 BPs – How Will Crypto Market React?

The United States Federal Reserve is tightening, and interest rates hike has heavily impacted on the crypto market. Earlier this month, Bloomberg Analyst Mike McGlone McGlone said Bitcoin would outperform traditional stocks as interest rates hike. However, to this point, Bitcoin does not seem to follow Bloomberg’s predicted trend. As a matter of fact, despite Bloomberg’s bullish standpoint, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are still in a crash. For example, BTC and ETH dropped by 2% after the Fed’s announcement and bounced back. BTC is currently trading below $19,000. The Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) manages the economy during inflation and recession by controlling the money supply in the country. The Fed maintains the money supply via quantitative tightening and easing of reserves. As a result, a rise in interest rates triggers volatility in the market. Related Reading: Prepare For Volatility: Data Suggests Bitcoin Gets Chaotic During FOMC Meetings Inflation Would Drop To 2% By 2025, Says Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve revealed its plans to tackle inflation at Thursday’s FOMC. The Fed 75bps interest rate hike is just the tip of the iceberg as it plans to raise the rates as high as 400bps by the end of 2022. In August, the CPI indicated 8.3% YoY inflation, but the Federal Reserve forecasts inflation to come down to 2% by 2025. The Fed Reserve plans to bring inflation down to 5.4% by 2022 and 2.8% by 2023. Reports show that Fed raised this year’s interest benchmark by four times. The current rates are between 2.25% to 2.50%. From the CNBN Fed Survey for September, Fed’s interest hike would remain at the peak rate for 11 months. John Ryding, the Chief economic advisor at Brean Capital, commented in response to the survey. Ryding said the Fed has finally realized the inflation problem is critical. He thinks the Fed’s monetary tightening rate is a ‘positive real policy rate.’ The economist advises Fed to increase the current rate by 5%. The survey reported that among 35 survey respondents, some economists, strategists, and fund managers think Fed might overdo its tightening. Recession Would Hit Global Economy – World Bank The World Bank says recession would hit the global economy because of the war-like monetary policies of the world economy. Svan Henrich, the founder of Northman Trader, thinks interest rates would depend on recession than inflation in the next year. He thinks Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Fed Reserve, emulates Paul Volcker. Henrich further advised Powel to pivot before hitting the 40bps rates target. Paul Volcker is the former Chairman of the U.S Fed Reserves. Related Reading: Bitcoin Dumps After Revisiting June Lows, Where Does The Bottom Lie? Jerome refused to say much about the recession, saying he didn’t know the depth or when the recession would occur. Meanwhile, Fed dismissed all speculations of recession. Everyone awaits the release of the following inflation data in the Consumer Protection Index for September. In addition, the next Federal Open Market Meeting will take place on November 2. Featured image from Pixabay, charts

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Why “Low” Capitulation Might Hint At More Pain For The Bitcoin Price

The Bitcoin price is stuck in a tight range following yesterday’s U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) announcement on monetary policy. Macro forces have taken over global markets increasing the correlation across all asset classes. Related Reading: Bitcoin Dumps After Revisiting June Lows, Where Does The Bottom Lie? For a deep dive into how the Fed 75 basis point hike affected the Bitcoin price, and a look into the crypto market’s internal dynamics, check out the analysis from our Editorial Director Tony Spilotro. Link below: At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price trades at $18,900 with a 2% and 7% loss in the last 24 hours and 7 days, respectively. The entire crypto top ten by market cap is recording losses on similar time periods with the exception of XRP which continues to trend to the upside with a 29% gain over the past week. Why The Bitcoin Price Needs To See More Capitulation As NewsBTC reported yesterday, the crypto market has completed every major price catalyzer in the short term with the Ethereum “Merge”. Now, the market is moving in tandem with macroeconomic factors and with traditional markets. This might provide room for a relief rally or for more downside if major financial indexes trend in one direction or the other. According to Jurrien Timmer, Director of Macro for investment firm Fidelity, there has been “little capitulation” for the S&P 500. Despite the fact that the equity index has been on a downtrend since reaching an all-time high at 4,819 into its current levels at 3,837, Timmer believes the market has been resilient and might need to see more capitulation before forming a bottom. Via Twitter, the expert said the following sharing the chart below: It’s surprising how little capitulation there has been in the market. Yes, the sentiment surveys are all negative, but actual flows have not been. This seems consistent with the lack of volatility in the market (…). The above coincides with analyst Dylan LeClair look into previous Bitcoin cycles. The analyst believes BTC forms a bottom following a “final capitulation” of the mining sector. This event might lead to a crash in the network hashrate, which is yet to be seen. LeClair said: I believe with macroeconomic conditions as the catalyst, something similar will repeat. We’re not there yet. Will Bitcoin Re-Test Its 2020 Lows? But how low can the Bitcoin price and the crypto market crash? The benchmark cryptocurrency is already trading 80% lower than its all-time high, $69,000. This has historically marked a bottom for BTC’s price and has formed a barrier against further downside. In that sense, rather than a fresh leg down, the cryptocurrency might see more sideways movement across 2022 as the Fed continues to hike interest rates and traditional markets trend to the downside. This thesis might be supported by a potential downside pressure for the U.S. dollar (DXY). Related Reading: Bitcoin Taps $18,100, Why This Is Dangerous For The Market? The currency has been trending higher, moving opposite to the Bitcoin price and risk-on assets, but seems to be at a critical resistance area. This might provide the crypto market with room for a relief rally. As seen in the chart below, the DXY Index could be above to see a spike in selling pressure.

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Ethereum: Can The Top Altcoin End Bitcoin’s Dominance Post Merge?

Ethereum (ETH), dubbed as the ‘leader of all altcoins’ has long carried the burden and pressure of supplanting Bitcoin (BTC) as the king of all cryptocurrencies. To this date, it hasn’t succeeded or has come close into completing that mission. Not even The Merge could catapult Ethereum to the top and frankly, it hasn’t been able to even just leave a dent on the wall that was built by Bitcoin to keep its position. In terms of price, there is considerable gap between the two crypto assets. Tracking from CoinGecko shows that as of this writing, Bitcoin is trading at $19,003 while Ethereum is at $1,338. Both currencies experienced price drop for the last seven days, 5.8% and 14.9%, respectively. Related Reading: Bitcoin Price Bottom To Take Place In Q4 This Year, Crypto Expert Predicts Image: Zipmex Misplaced Confidence And Hopes With Merge Last July during an interview, Ethereum Researcher Vivek Raman expressed confidence that The Merge will enable to altcoin alpha to finally topple the biggest of its hurdles and surpass Bitcoin, becoming the new most prominent cryptocurrency. The Merge refers to an upgrade that was completed this September that will put Ethereum to a proof-of-stake (PoS) system. It was also deemed to change the network’s monetary policy, making it more environmentally friendly while reducing ETH supply. But since the migration, Ethereum hasn’t been able to respond with an appropriate bullish run. Instead, along with Bitcoin and all other altcoins, it continues to deal with plummeting prices. Related Reading: Bitcoin May Retest $20,000 Zone Before It Drops To $18,000 Level A Moment Of Victory For Ethereum While it still fails to rise in the same level of prominence as that of Bitcoin’s, Ethereum did have a moment of victory against the crypto king after The Merge, courtesy of a rather strange observed trend reversal in crypto market.  Bitcoin’s trading dominance came to an abrupt end after ETH trading volume soared to greater heights and ultimately hit an all-time high. Experts, however, believe that this effect of The Merge to Bitcoin is minimal and there will be resultant price movements, it will be transient. This is because the shift to a proof-of-stake mechanism has always been part of the plan for Ethereum since day one. Hiro CEO Alex Miller said Bitcoin has already established itself as “the core asset,” calling the crypto “the digital gold.” For that matter, he believes Ethereum surpassing its rival in terms of market capitalization remains improbable as of this time. ETH total market cap at $165 billion on the daily chart | Source: Featured image Coinpedia, Chart: (The analysis represents the author’s personal views and should not be construed as investment advice).

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2022 Was Bad for Crypto, 2023 Will Be Better?

There is no doubt that 2022 was a bad year for the cryptocurrency world and those that are associated with the industry in any shape or form. Whether you held virtual currency because you liked to use it as a preferred option on a bitcoin casino to play your favorite gambling games, for the future as a potential investment, or simply because you were interested in what the rage was all about, everyone has been impacted at some point by the news that had consistently been revealed. Why was 2022 a bad year for cryptocurrency? Naturally, when thinking about why something may have been bad for cryptocurrency, many will immediately think about its price. Indeed, one of the biggest things about virtual currency is the fact that it is highly volatile and that its value can tend to fluctuate at huge amounts. We saw this in the first half of the year, with the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum both crashing by more than 50% from their all-time highs that had been experienced in the final stages of 2021. Since the height of that massive rally, it has been estimated that around $2 trillion had been lost in value between then and now. Naturally, with this in mind, it becomes extremely easy to begin to understand why 2022 has been described as a bad year for the cryptocurrency sector. Furthermore, the fact that Bitcoin had experienced its worse quarter in more than a decade has not helped its cause, either. According to figures, it lost around 58% of this value in the second quarter of this year; posting its worse performance for a quarter since 2011. Reasons to have been attributed to the decline include: Macroeconomic pressures – US Federal Reserve was aggressive with its monetary policy TerraUSD collapse Celsius decided to pause withdrawals Three Arrows Capital was liquidated CoinFlex-’Bitcoin Jesus’ argument Will 2023 be a better year for cryptocurrency? Given all of the trouble that cryptocurrency and the industry has gone through during the current calendar year, there will be many that will be wondering whether next year might see a return to the highs and glory days that virtual currency has been known to have. There is plenty of optimism surrounding Bitcoin holders at the moment, with the average crypto holder expecting the coin to reach levels of over $38,000 by the time 2023 begins. A survey found that holders are currently more optimistic than the general public about the potential price values that can be reached, with many of them consistently predicting it will be higher than what the predicted value is. Of course, it would be easy to suggest that the confidence in the price being able to return as high as predicted is because the people surveyed currently hold the coin themselves. However, they can also be considered to be the experts in this field and know more than the general public in regard to its analysis than those who may not be as educated on the topic of cryptocurrency. Indeed, the topic of cryptocurrency is one that continues to emerge with each year that passes as many more are becoming more accepting of it and its place in the world, which is perhaps why 2023 could also be a good year for it. More interest is likely to mean that more people start to learn more about how it works and what it does, which could then make the interest too significant to ignore by others, thus potentially having a knock-on effect on the price of Bitcoin and other virtual assets next year. Final Thoughts If you know anything about cryptocurrency, then it is probably the fact that digital assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are highly speculative and that the price of the coins can fluctuate immensely at any given rate. There is no denying that 2022 has been almost disastrous for virtual currency, with its price having dropped by over 50% for many, nonetheless, there still appears to be some confidence in some quarters that 2023 could be a year to look forward to, especially with many predicting that Bitcoin could reach over $38,000 by the time January comes around.   Image by Sergei Tokmakov, Esq. Terms.Law from Pixabay

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Report Shows Ethereum Might Take Another Hit, Is It Possible?

Though volatility is a core attribute of cryptocurrency, the swing is quite excessive for Ethereum. The price movement for Ether was progressive from the beginning of the second of the year. ETH gradually surged over the $1,800 level before the Merge. To some reasonable extent, the positive sentiment surrounding Ethereum’s transition from PoW to PoS contributed to the surge. As a result, several participants in the crypto industry tilted towards the second largest crypto asset by market cap. Related Reading: Ethereum Price Is Declining Following The Merge, Vital Trading Levels To Follow The token recorded a huge increase in its trading volume and other Ethereum derivatives over the period. However, the launch seems to come with a bearish trend for Ethereum. Just some hours following the Merge, ETH started a southward movement. The increasing selling pressure depleted the value gradually as the price kept decreasing. Through the past weekend, Ether plummeted below $1,300 as it lost sustainability on some supportive levels. Is Another Ethereum Correction Underway? There’s a hint for a more bearish pattern from the Ethereum technical chart. This implies the possibility of another correction of 25% from its current price, which hovers around the $1,350 region. So, ETH might dip further to $1,000. Based on the last report for the US CPI data for August, there’s an indication of a rise in the inflation rate. However, the response from the crypto assets has been very unfavorable. The FOMC (the Federal Reverse System’s monetary policymaking body) has scheduled its meeting for Wednesday, 21, 2022. But the entire crypto market is already feeling aggressive selling pressure before the outcome of the FOMC meeting. The analysis of the Ethereum price charts indicates a drastic drop below the token’s standard deviation. On the higher side, the price of ETH could not cross the hurdle at the $1,800 region. Also, the downtrend shows that Ether went beyond its critical support of $1,340. Hence, the overall technical implication is that the deviation from support levels has the risk of a downtrend. Related Reading: Bitcoin Dominance Reaches All-Time Lows As The Merge Nears This is primarily because Ethereum’s deviation is below the regression channel from the lows as of June. The token is now exposed to the third deviation retreat of $1,250. With that, ETH could hit the next possible support level of $1,000. ETH Derivatives And Liquidations According to data from Deribit, the number of Ethereum put, and call contracts has skyrocketed. Its open interest ranges between $1,000 and $2,000, with expiration by the end of September. The range could mark the possible trading value for Ether. There have been more liquidated positions as the price of Ether increases. As of yesterday, the entire crypto market recorded over $400 million in liquidations. At the time of writing, data from Coinglass shows that Ethereum has over $58 million in liquidated positions within the past 24 hours. Featured image from Pixabay, Chart:

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Fed Rate Hike: Huge ‘Wrecking Ball’ About To Slam Into Bitcoin, Other Crypto

The U.S. Fed rate hike mission this year has dealt a heavy blow on Bitcoin, ethereum, other major cryptocurrencies. According to economists, it is meant to drain the system of liquidity, with high-growth tech stocks and cryptocurrencies leading market losses. The broader crypto market is mostly smothered in crimson, with top crypto Bitcoin (BTC) losing […]