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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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Why Ethereum Could Trade At $500 If These Conditions Are Met

Ethereum has returned to the red as it was rejected as a major area of resistance. The cryptocurrency is bleeding out and records the second-worst performance in the crypto top 10 by market capitalization with a 10% loss in the last 24 hours. Solana (SOL) holds the number one position with a 13% loss. Related Reading | TA: Ethereum Topside Bias Vulnerable If It Continues To Struggle Below $1.2K The general sentiment in the market seems to be at an all-time low, but there is room for it to enter into a capitulation state, according to Daniel Cheung, Co-Founder at Pangea Fund Management. ETH’s price could succumb to macroeconomic conditions. Cheung claims the second crypto by market cap is correlated with traditional equities, in particular with the Nasdaq 100 via the Invesco QQQ Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). In that sense, the crypto market has become susceptible to stock price movement making it “a market regime where it is all just one big Macro trade”. The analysis claims that Ethereum could see a 40% drop from its current levels as the Nasdaq 100 has “a lot of room to fall”. This index has only experienced a 30% crash, and historically it has dropped by as much as 45%. The potential upcoming crash in the Nasdaq 100 (tech stocks), and in Ethereum as a consequence, will be driven by a poor earnings season, Cheung believes. This is one of the conditions that could force ETH’s price to break below $1,000 and into $500 for the first time since 2020. The analysis claims that the traditional market is misreading the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed). The institution is attempting to slow down inflation, currently at a 40-year-old high as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), by increasing interest rates and unloading its balance sheet into the market. Will Ethereum Follow U.S. Stocks To The Downside? The objective is to reduce consumer demand, and reduce prices across global markets, in hopes that this will bring down inflation. Market participants seem to be underestimating the Fed, and thus could be unprepared for the consequences, Cheung argues: (…) there will likely be more iterations of lower earnings revisions that follow over the coming months especially given this is a market regime that very few investors have experienced This will bring equities lower and crypto to follow with it more downside to come. In fact, the analysis argues that the U.S. could already be in an economic recession. This could bolster the Fed to put more pressure on the market, having an even worse impact on Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. Related Reading | Bankman-Fried Is Looking At “Secretly insolvent” Small Exchanges & Crypto Miners This could be confirmed today with the report on GDP growth to be posted by U.S. financial entities. If this report spells economic slowdown, adding more downside pressure and further impacting companies’ earnings season, Cheung claims while adding: If the GDP print + CPI print + FOMC commentary all play out according to plan – we will likely be at a triple digit $ETH price once again. However, the land mine that investors would have to overcome would still not be over as 2Q22 company earnings would be just on the horizon.

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Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino Says Hedge Funds Attempting To Sabotage USDT

Tether’s chief technology officer says certain hedge funds recently attempted to spread panic and profit off shorting Tether (USDT). Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino says hedge funds helped spread rumors that Tether isn’t 100% backed and has 85% exposure to Chinese commercial paper (CP) holdings. CP holdings are a type of unsecured and usually discounted short-term […]

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CME Net Short Exposure Reaches ATH: Why Institutions Are Bearish on Ethereum

Ethereum has seen some selling pressure today and has rolled back on a portion of its gains. The cryptocurrency was bouncing back from below the $1,000 levels but has found hurdles on lower timeframes. Related Reading | Outflows Rock Bitcoin As Institutional Investors Pull The Plug, More Downside Coming? At the time of writing, ETH’s price trades at $1,166 with a 3% loss in the last 24 hours and a 3% profit in the past 7 days. Ethereum and Binance Coin were two of the best-performing assets in the crypto top 10 market cap. Their gains were able to pull back Bitcoin’s dominance which was close to reclaiming 50% of the sector’s total market cap. The second crypto in the top 10 decoupled from Bitcoin, while the latter stuck, ETH moved to the upside. When Bitcoin lags, and Ethereum leads, is often considered an indicator of potential downside. In 2021, when Ethereum moved on its own, the crypto market experienced downside price action. According to Arcane Research, Ethereum not only moved on its own on the spot market, but the futures market saw some interest action. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) ETH futures contracts have been trading at a discount when compared to ETH’s spot price. This divergence seems to hint at future losses for Ethereum. As seen below, the ETH futures contract has been trending to the downside since the beginning of June 2022 with an increase in open interest. This is the first time since the launch of this investment product that there is a discrepancy with its spot price. Arcane Research noted the following on why this could be bad news for the second crypto by market cap: We also note that the Ether-denominated open interest on CME climbed to the highest level since early April on Thursday while seeing a slight decline over the weekend. According to the most recent CFTC Commitments of Traders reports, assets managers are shorting Ether heavily (…). Are The Ethereum Shorts Justified? The Arcane Research report claims this is the first-time institutions have been this short on Ethereum. These entities have positions of almost $40 million on the CME trading platform with a slight reduction in the past seven days. Ethereum is currently in the process of migrating from a Proof-of-Work (PoW) to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm. Recently, ETH core developers announced the delay of a component that will lead to this upgrade. Called the “Ethereum Difficulty Bomb” is the mechanism that will enable people to mine ETH. The ETH core developers claimed this will have no impact on the migration, but the market could have a different perspective. In addition, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler claimed that he is only willing to acknowledge Bitcoin as a commodity. He refused to speak about other cryptocurrencies but claimed the majority fits the description of a security. Related Reading | Why Crypto Is “Likely To Dump” As It Lags The S&P 500, Expert Says If Ethereum is classified as a security, the decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFT) and other sectors could be impacted and forced to comply with new regulations. Remains to be seen if these institutions can profit after the crypto market has experienced a massive crash.

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Analyst Says One Ethereum-Based Altcoin Is Setting Up for Possible 100X Rally As Crypto Markets Consolidate

A popular crypto analyst says Chainlink (LINK) could see short-term losses while setting up for even bigger returns down the road. Crypto trader Kevin Svenson tells his 109,500 Twitter followers that if Ethereum (ETH) drops to the $500-$700 range, LINK will correspondingly plummet to $2.00-$3.00 territory. “In the next few years, that’s a 100x return […]

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TA: Ethereum Turns Red, Why ETH Must Hold This Key Support

Ethereum declined below the $1,200 zone against the US Dollar. ETH is now at a risk of more losses if it fails to stay above the $1,150 support zone. Ethereum started a fresh decline from the $1,250 and $1,280 levels. The price is now trading below $1,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,200 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could decline sharply if there is a clear move below the $1,150 support zone. Ethereum Price Struggles Ethereum failed to continue higher above the $1,250 and $1,280 resistance levels. ETH formed a high near $1,281 and started a fresh decline. There was a clear move below the $1,220 and $1,200 support levels. Ether price declined below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,043 swing low to $1,280 high. It is now trading below $1,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Ether is also consolidating near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $1,043 swing low to $1,280 high. An immediate resistance on the upside is near the $1,200 level. Besides, there is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,200 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.  The next major resistance is near the $1,250 zone. A close above the $1,250 resistance zone could start a steady increase. In the stated case, the price could clear the $1,280 resistance. Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com The next major resistance is near the $1,350 level, above which the price could even rise towards the $1,440 resistance level in the near term. More Losses in ETH? If ethereum fails to rise above the $1,200 resistance, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $1,150 zone. The next major support is near the $1,120 zone. A close below the $1,120 level might put a lot of pressure on the bulls. In the stated case, ether price may perhaps decline towards the $1,050 level or even $1,000 in the coming sessions. 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 – $1,150 Major Resistance Level – $1,200

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ApeCoin Climbs 22% After Snoop Dogg-Eminem Bored Ape Video Launch

ApeCoin (APE), the native Ethereum currency of the famous NFT collection, is one of the fastest-growing NFT and Metaverse crypto projects in the blockchain ecosystem today. Upon its March 18, 2022 launch, ApeCoin instantly began a parabolic climb. The rally’s apex allowed Apecoin’s market capitalization to reach $7.45 billion. The APE token was valued at $4.92 at the time of writing, down marginally from its morning high of $5.26. In the past week, ApeCoin has increased by more than 35%. As of Friday, intraday trading volume for APE has plummeted by 43%. This indicates that APE is receiving peer selling pressure and is approaching the consolidation phase’s bottom trendline. The volume to market cap ratio of the coin is 0.3129. Suggested Reading – Uniswap Slingshots 45% – Can UNI Blaze Past Its 7-Day Rally? ApeCoin Getting Some Lift From Rappers The price of ApeCoin reached an all-time high of over $27 in late April ahead of virtual land NFT sales for the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Otherside metaverse game. ApeCoin holders can vote on ApeCoin DAO governance proposals using ApeCoin. The recent price increase of APE may have been partially prompted by the release of a new music video featuring Snoop Dogg and Eminem as animated versions of their Bored Ape avatars. In the music video for their new single “From The D 2 The LBC,” Snoop Dogg and Eminem get stoned and transform into animated versions of their BAYC avatars. The song debuted at the conclusion of this year’s ApeFest, an annual New York event for BAYC NFT holders. At the end of last year, Eminem purchased his Bored Ape for 123.45 ETH (USD $452,000). His OpenSea account, Shady Holdings, displays 26 additional NFT purchases. APE total market cap at $1.47 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Snoop Dogg & Eminem Video Fly High Snoop Dogg possesses numerous NFTs and has long been steeped in cryptoculture. He exposed himself to be the popular NFT Twitter user Cozomo di Medici a year ago. In February, he declared his intention to transform Death Row Records into an NFT label. The duo’s music video, which was trending on YouTube over the weekend, has received more than 7.5 million views. ApeFest, which occurred in New York the same week as NFT NYC, featured performances by, among others, Haim, LCD Soundsystem, Lil Wayne, Future, and Lil Baby. Over the past 24 hours, the price of ApeCoin has climbed by 12.68 percent because of strong positive momentum. Despite the fact that APE has produced its second consecutive green weekly candle on the price charts, it is still 82 percent below its all-time high reached in April 2022. Suggested Reading | Sandbox (SAND) Blows Up 20% Over Last 24 Hours Following ‘Takeover’ Rumors Featured image from SouthPawer, chart from TradingView.com

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Cardano Formed This Pattern On Its Chart, Where Is The Coin Headed?

Cardano was bullish on the chart, as market movers picked up optimistic price movement, so did ADA. Over the last 24 hours, the coin rose close to 6% and in the last week, and in the past week ADA secured a 12% gain. The coin has been trading between the range of $0.46 and $0.51 over the last few days. Price of Cardano has steadied itself at the $0.51 price level. Both Bitcoin and Ethereum also logged double digit gains in the past week. Technical of ADA pointed towards bullishness, however, it is crucial that the coin moves past its rigid resistance of $0.51. A move above the $0.51 mark can help Cardano secure another 6% appreciation. Buying strength had grown over the past few trading sessions, however, if ADA continues to remain at the current price mark then buyers can exit the market. The coin noted a slight fall in buying strength on the four hour chart. Cardano Price Analysis: Four Hour Chart ADA was trading at $0.51 on the four hour chart. The coin has been facing considerable resistance at the $0.51 mark and it hasn’t been able to move past it despite daily gains. The next price ceiling for the coin stood at $0.53, if ADA manages to trade above that then the bulls could stick around for long. A fall from the current price level will push ADA to trade near the $0.48 level. Cardano portrayed bullishness and it formed an ascending triangle pattern in agreement with the same. Trading volume of the coin has remained low indicating that there has been a fall in buying pressure. Technical Analysis ADA formed an ascending triangle but it also noted a fall in buyers in the market. If there is continued fall in buying strength then the altcoin’s price can soon walk on a bearish trajectory. The Relative Strength Index was parked above the half-line which is a sign of increased buying strength, however, there was a small downtick on the indicator. Despite the downtick, Cardano was above the 20-SMA line, which meant that there was significant buying strength and buyers were driving the price momentum in the market. Related Reading | Why Pain May Not Be Over For Bitcoin Holders Just Yet ADA’s buying strength fell but the coin displayed a buy signal. The Awesome Oscillator portray the price direction and the trend of the coin. AO depicted green histograms which can be construed as buying signal for the coin. Directional Movement Index outline the price direction of the altcoin and also highlights the change in the same. DMI was positive as the +DI was above the -DI line which indicates bullishness on the chart. Suggested Reading | Sandbox (SAND) Blows Up 20% Over Last 24 Hours Following ‘Takeover’ Rumors Featured image from Unsplash.com, chart from TradingView.com