Ethereum energy consumption had been on the rise through 2021. Most of it had been triggered by the bull market which had brought renewed interest to the market. However, with the market now finally headed into the dreaded bear trend, the interest in the blockchain has waned. As a result, activity on Ethereum is down […]
Ethereum fees had touched new highs thanks to the popularity of the decentralized finance (DeFi) space. As network activity had grown, so had the transaction volumes. The effects continue to linger even into the bear market, although fluctuations between low and high are now more common in the space. Presently, transaction volumes have fallen sharply and ETH fees have now plummeted to monthly lows. Ethereum Transactions At $0.5 Ethereum transaction fees have declined to one of their lowest points this year. Gas costs which have been fluctuating between high and low seem to have found their resting place at lower prices. In the early hours of Monday, the gas costs for the Ethereum network had declined to their lowest point for June. It sat at only 19.8 Gwei per transaction at the time of this writing, which converted to about $0.5 per transaction on the network. Related Reading | Bitcoin May Not Reclaim All-Time High For Another Two Years, Binance CEO This translates to a more than 80% drawdown from the peak of the gas costs last week at 151.3 Gwei per transaction. This coincides with a decline in transaction volume on the network, as shown on Messari. The data aggregation website shows that Ethereum’s transaction volume is down more than 80% from its monthly high. On the 13 of June, transaction volumes on the network had sat at more than $10 billion in real volume. Today, the real volume was sitting at $570 million, the lowest it has been for the month. ETH price declines to $1,179 | Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com Supply has also taken a hit in the month of June. By the end of last month, there was more than 8.6% of all total ETH supply in DeFi. However, as of the time of this writing, there is less than 8.3% of the circulating supply in DeFi. This also translates to a dollar value of under $10 billion when three weeks ago, the value was at $30 billion. ETH Profitability Tanks With the recovery in the price of Ethereum has come some good tidings for investors. But, there is still a gap in the profitability levels from last year compared to this year. Going into the last month of the year in 2021, more than 80% of ETH investors had been swimming in profit. Given that the digital asset had hit a new all-time high in November, this was expected. However, there is a significant drawdown from this point. Data from IntoTheBlock shows that while the majority of ETH investors remain in profit, it is only by a small margin. 52% of wallets are currently in the green while 47% are in loss. This puts only 2% of all investors in the neutral territory, which remains shaky. Related Reading | Bitcoin Perpetual Open Interest Suggests Short Squeeze Led To Crash When it comes to the growth of the network, there is more negative sentiment among investors. The major reason for this is all of the competitors that are moving into the DeFi and NFT space. Solana especially has been giving Ethereum a run for its money in the NFT game, triggering an exodus towards the network which offers faster transactions and lower fees. Nevertheless, Ethereum remains the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Currently trading at $1,200 at the time of this writing, the cryptocurrency boasts a market cap of $149 billion. Featured image from CryptoSlate, chart from TradingView.com Follow Best Owie on Twitter for market insights, updates, and the occasional funny tweet…
Since crypto prices have fallen to their lowest point, now is the ideal time to “Buy-the-Dip.” But during these brief price declines, traders appear to be shorting cryptocurrency more than they are buying it. “Buy-the-Dip” Sentiments Does Not Stop Crypto Shorting More short sales or shorting occur in altcoins than in bitcoin. In the past day, short holdings in Bitcoin (BTC) have averaged roughly 51% across exchanges, while short positions in altcoins have averaged about 55%. BTC/USD hovers around $20k. Source: TradingView Santiment, an on-chain analytics tool, states that data on the average funding rate for Bitcoin and altcoins relative to the price of bitcoin shows that traders continue to short altcoins at every minor decline. The long/short ratio for Bitcoin, in contrast, is unchanged despite price swings. “As prices gradually fell on Sunday, traders have shown that though they may proclaim to be buyingthedip, they are shorting more on these mini drops. Interestingly, this only applies to altcoins right now, indicating that Bitcoin is being flocked to as the safe haven.” According to Coinglass data, traders kept shorting crypto on Monday. In the last 24 hours, a $25 million liquidation of Ethereum (ETH) witnessed 56 percent shorts. Polkadot (DOT), Solana (SOL), XRP, Cardano (ADA), and BNB, meanwhile, saw 55 percent, 59 percent, 63 percent, 67 percent, and 53 percent shorts. Related reading | Bitcoin Perpetual Open Interest Suggests Short Squeeze Led To Crash Bitcoin and Altcoin Short Selling. Source: Santiment It’s interesting to note that in the past 24 hours, short positions in Tether (USDT) have increased by 85% across exchanges. Some short sellers think that Chinese real estate brokers back the majority of Tether’s assets in commercial paper. Since the previous month, USDT has experienced significant redemptions, causing its market cap to drop close to $66 billion. Amidst a dim market outlook, hedge funds are also progressively shorting the U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin Tether (USDT). Liquidation OF Altcoins Rises Amid Short Selling Liquidations are also increasing as traders continue to short altcoins. Altcoins that were actively traded in the morning are currently in the negative. Due to a recent increase in liquidation, the price of Ethereum (ETH) has decreased by around 4% during the past 24 hours. Other altcoins have also given up gains and are currently declining. Related reading | Doom To Fail: Tether Shorts Pile In As Hedge Funds Seek To Profit From Crypto Winter
Data from these indicators reveal a historical pattern that has several times preceded a surging uptrend.
Bitcoin price action on monthly timeframes has made a historic move to the touch the lower Bollinger Band – a popular technical indicator and volatility measuring tool. Although he warns there isn’t yet a sign that a bottom is in, the tool’s creator says where price action tapped is a “logical” level for such a bottom to occur. Unprecedented Bitcoin Price Action Taps Monthly Bollinger Band For First Time In History Expectations for Bitcoin price in 2022 were closer to $100,000 per coin and above. Yet the top cryptocurrency today is trading close to its former 2017 all-time high at $20,000. But unprecedented macro conditions has caused unprecedented price action in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Never in the past has the top cryptocurrency by market cap retested its former all-time high this way. Related Reading | Bitcoin Weekly RSI Sets Record For Most Oversold In History, What Comes Next? And never did Bitcoin price on monthly timeframes ever reach the lower Bollinger Band. But that’s exactly what happened this past month when crypto market contagion spread and brought asset prices down considerably. BTCUSD monthly touches down on the lower Bollinger Band | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com Touching the lower Bollinger Band, however, could be a logical place for a bottom according to the tool’s creator. Time To Pay Attention: John Bollinger Points Out Logical Level For Potential Bottom The Bollinger Bands are a technical analysis tool that can help to measure and predict volatility, or find areas of potential resistance and support. It was created in the 1980s by John Bollinger, who today is a frequent Bitcoin speculator. It relies on a 20-period simple moving average and a dynamic upper and lower band set each at two standard deviations. Mr. Bollinger pointed out the touch of the lower Bollinger Band in a new tweet, where he suggests the area would be a “logical” level to bottom. Bollinger did warn, however, that there still aren’t signs of such bottoming yet. In the past, Bollinger was able to call out the April 2021 peak by spotting a “three pushes to a high” bearish reversal pattern with striking accuracy. The analyst says his tools later confirmed what he says was an “M-type” double top. Picture perfect double (M-type) top in BTCUSD on the monthly chart complete with confirmation by BandWidth and %b leads to a tag of the lower Bollinger Band. No sign of one yet, but this would be a logical place to put in a bottom.https://t.co/KsDyQsCO1F — John Bollinger (@bbands) June 27, 2022 Bollinger also shared in his chart a look at ancillary indicator, B%, which also has set historical lows. Monthly Bollinger Band Width can be used to measure volatility, and still has room to fall compared to past cycles. Related Reading | Is Bitcoin Like Buying Google Early? Check Out The Shocking Comparison Does Bitcoin price have more room to fall also? Or will a bottom form in this “logical” zone as the tool’s creator calls attention to? Either way, it seems to be “time to pay attention.” Follow @TonySpilotroBTC on Twitter or join the TonyTradesBTC Telegram for exclusive daily market insights and technical analysis education. Please note: Content is educational and should not be considered investment advice. Featured image from iStockPhoto, Charts from TradingView.com
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The Indian government has scheduled a panel meeting with its ministers to discuss tax rates within the country, with a potential 28% increase as reported by Bloomberg. The meeting is slated for next week Tuesday and Wednesday. Indian Crypto Income Tax Already Sits At 30% Back in February, a 30% crypto income tax was officially […]
A widely tracked crypto strategist says he’s keeping an eye on smart contract platforms Ethereum (ETH) and Solana (SOL) as he sees the potential for both assets to rally big depending on how they close the month. Pseudonymous analyst DonAlt tells his 411,100 Twitter followers that he expects Ethereum to launch a nearly 80% rally […]
Over the last week, Shiba Inu has seen an upwards push as the returns of the memecoin stand at 48%, while competitor Dogecoin only observes gains of about 26%. Shiba Inu Manages Double The Weekly Returns Of Dogecoin Since the market-wide crypto crash earlier in the month, both DOGE and SHIB have been trying to […]
Bitcoin could be up with some positive vibe in the coming days. Following last week’s calamitous meltdown that chopped more than 30 percent off the value of prominent cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, the broader crypto markets have made a modest comeback. After a sharp decline, Bitcoin’s price has stabilized at $17K, which is a far cry from its all-time peak in November of last year. According to experts, this price range is a crucial support zone for the cryptocurrency. Sunday’s Coingecko statistics indicates that Bitcoin (BTC) has increased by more than 14% over the past week, trading at $21,700 at the time of writing. Suggested Reading | Sandbox (SAND) Blows Up 20% Over Last 24 Hours Following ‘Takeover’ Rumors Bitcoin Gets Some Good Dose Of Optimism Bitcoin rose beyond the top limit of its trading range on Friday as optimism settled back into the expectations of traders. Since Wednesday, when it dipped below $20,000, the BTC/USD pair has risen, while U.S. markets have cooled ahead of the weekend. Earlier this month, the leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization plummeted below $17,600 due to severe selling pressure. According to CoinGecko data, Bitcoin plunged by as much as 69% from its record high. Bitcoin’s mining difficulty achieved its second-largest decline for 2022 on Thursday. Bitcoin’s slump has paused after a quick decline from $32,000 following the breakout of a bearish flag. The $17K-$20K region of the coin’s ATH is providing stable foundation, resulting in a price rebound towards the $24K and possibly the $30K level of major resistance. BTC total market cap at $409 billion on the weekend chart | Source: TradingView.com In the meantime, Bitcoin’s focus on Sunday was $21,000 despite warnings that volatility might still shake the market before Monday. BTC/USD Trading In A Higher Range After U.S. stocks finished the week on a good note, TradingView data suggested that BTC/USD was trading in a generally higher range. As highlighted by market observer Holger Zschaepitz, the S&P 500 completed its second best week of 2022, indicating a minor improvement in risk assets. The supply of Bitcoin is capped at 21 million coins. However, the overall supply of Bitcoin is little more than 19 million, with 2 million remaining to be mined. Suggested Reading | Storj (STORJ) – A Relatively Unheard Crypto – Leads Gainers With 30% Rally Bitcoin’s institutional acceptance is increasing, and more institutions are seeking to add Bitcoin exposure to their balance sheets. This indicates that supplies will become more constrained in the future. According to the central bank’s chairman, the Federal Reserve is keeping a careful eye on the cryptocurrency industry but is not concerned. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell stated before a Senate committee that the central bank does not see any “macroeconomic repercussions” from Bitcoin and the larger crypto market’s dramatic price swings, but that stronger regulation is still necessary. Featured image from Watcher Guru, chart from TradingView.com
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Sadly, the NFT NYC conference took place at the beginning of what looks like a crypto bear market. The industry was blowing up when the estimated 15.000 attendees bought the tickets, which ranged between $599 and $1999. When June 20th arrived, most of their portfolios were probably down and tending towards disaster. That didn’t stop […]
On-chain data shows the Bitcoin coinbase premium gap has improved recently and is now approaching a neutral value, suggesting the selling pressure may be drying up. Bitcoin Coinbase Premium Gap Close To Zero, But Still Negative As pointed out by an analyst in a CryptoQuant post, the selling pressure from US investors seems to have reduced in recent days. The “Coinbase Premium Gap” is an indicator that measures the difference in the Bitcoin prices listed on crypto exchanges Coinbase (USD pair) and Binance (USDT pair). The quant notes that US investors are known to use the Coinbase platform, especially high-net entities and institutions. When the value of this metric is positive, it means the price on Coinbase is higher at the moment. Such a trend suggests there has been buying from US investors recently. Related Reading | Bitcoin Whale Presence On Derivatives Still High, More Volatility Ahead? On the other hand, a negative premium gap implies there has been some selling on the crypto exchange as the price is lesser than on Binance. Now, here is a chart that shows the trend in the Bitcoin Coinbase premium gap over the year 2022 so far: The value of the metric looks to be negative right now | Source: CryptoQuant As you can see in the above graph, the Bitcoin Coinbase premium gap has been negative in the last couple of months. During the LUNA crash, it reached a highly red value of $131, which means there was some heavy selling from US investors then. During the consolidation period that followed, as well as during the latest crash, the value of the indicator moved sideways around a negative $20. Related Reading | Is Bitcoin Like Buying Google Early? Check Out The Shocking Comparison Over the last few days, however, the trend seems to have changed and the premium gap is now observing some upwards movement. While the indicator still has a negative value, it’s quite close to zero now as the gap between Coinbase and Binance stands at just -$5. This shows that the selling pressure from US investors has been dying down recently, a sign that could prove to be bullish for the price of Bitcoin. BTC Price At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s price floats around $21.2k, up 11% in the last seven days. Over the past month, the crypto has lost 28% in value. The below chart shows the trend in the price of the coin over the last five days. Looks like the value of the crypto has been going up over the last few days | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView Since the low below $18k, Bitcoin has been trying to gradually make some recovery. However, the crypto is currently finding it difficult to leave the $21k level. Featured image from Unsplash.com, charts from TradingView.com, CryptoQuant.com
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Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, consumes an astounding amount of electricity. But, its energy use depends on a lot of things. After suffering a major collapse this entire month, BTC price has remained so low that it is driving the blockchain’s vast electricity consumption to fall as well. According to estimates of annualized electricity […]