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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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Extreme Fear Remains: Recapping What’s Behind The Crypto Market Panic

The current streak of extreme fear is already the longest ever in crypto history, and it’s continuing on still. Here’s a recap of the major events responsible for this bottom sentiment. Crypto Fear And Greed Index Continues To Point At “Extreme Fear” The “fear and greed index” is an indicator that tells us about the general market sentiment among crypto investors. The metric uses a numeric scale that runs from zero to hundred for representing this sentiment. All values below the fifty mark imply a fearful market, while those above the threshold mean investors are greedy right now. End values of above 75 and below 25 indicate extreme sentiments of “extreme greed” and “extreme fear,” respectively. Now, here is a chart from the latest weekly report from Arcane Research, that shows the trend in the crypto fear and greed index over the past year: Looks like the value of the indicator has been very low in recent weeks | Source: Arcane Research’s The Weekly Update – Week 25, 2022 As you can see in the above graph, the current value of the crypto fear and greed index is 10, which suggests the market is extremely fearful at the moment. This run of extreme fear has been going on since more than two months now, and it’s the longest ever such streak in the history of the metric. Related Reading | What Is Bitcoin CFD and How Can It Make You a Profit Even before this latest run of extreme fear, the market sentiment wasn’t particularly well during the rest of 2022. However, it wasn’t still quite as rock bottom as the current streak. So, what’s behind this historically low sentiment? There are a number of market conditions that have lead to it and that are continuing to keep it so. The first event of note is the UST collapse in May. A large stablecoin like Tether USD losing its peg put fear and uncertainty into many investors in the market. Another is the looming macro uncertainties over the market like the possibility of FED hiking rates and the various governments around the world tightening regulations. Related Reading | Bitcoin “Reserve Risk” Metric Approaches All-Time Lows These above factors snowballed into a bottom sentiment and lead to larger consequences over the entire crypto market in the form of the crash. A byproduct of the latest crash was the collapse of Three Arrows Capital (3AC), a cryptocurrency hedge fund. Another was the lender company Celsius halting withdrawals and potentially heading towards bankruptcy. Such negative news is keeping the fear and greed index from recovering from these historic lows. Like a vicious cycle, bad news is leading to more bad news and further fueling the extreme fear sentiment. BTC Price At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s price floats around $20k, down 1% in the past week. BTC plunges down | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView Featured image from Kanchanara on Unsplash.com, charts from TradingView.com, Arcane Research

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A Comparison of Global Futures Trading Platforms Shows 5 Advantages of CoinEx Futures

In today’s market, plenty of trading platforms, including mainstream exchanges like Binance, Huobi, Bybit, and KuCoin, have introduced futures contracts. Huobi has extensive experience in futures and provides a wide range of linear/inverse contract markets. However, its market share has fallen sharply, and the platform’s user traffic is also going downhill. Bybit and Binance are both professional futures trading platforms that demand a high threshold. Bad news is that Bybit was chased out of the UK by FCA, while Binance has suffered several security breaches. Futures beginners should avoid professional-focused trading platforms with a high threshold. Instead, they should go with a platform like CoinEx that features a low threshold and simple operations. Today, we will look into the advantages of CoinEx Futures in 5 aspects. I. CoinEx Futures boasts simple, easy–to–use, convenient operations First of all, compared with professional-centered futures trading platforms like Binance and Bybit, CoinEx Futures offers simple, easy-to-use products. It aims to allow all crypto investors to trade futures with ease, moving futures trading out of the realm that’s exclusive to professional traders. With easy operations, convenient order placement, and clear position information, CoinEx users can trade futures through an extremely smooth process. Secondly, before starting to trade futures on CoinEx, users can quickly master the key takeaways through simulated operation tutorials provided by the platform, which helps them avoid the common booby traps in futures trading. In terms of functionality, CoinEx Futures provides all-inclusive, easy-to-use functions like TP & SL, Close All, and Futures Calculator, which helps users manage their positions with greater ease. II. CoinEx boasts a zero-accident record against its peers’ frequent security scandals In 2020, KuCoin suffered a serious hacking incident that incurred an asset loss of about $275 million. Apart from KuCoin, Binance, a top crypto exchange, has also been hacked several times. In 2019, over 7,000 bitcoins were stolen from the exchange. The frequent security breaches Binance has suffered jeopardize the bond of trust between this leading crypto exchange and its users in the long run. CoinEx, on the other hand, has suffered no security scandals in the 5 years since its inception, which indicates the strength of its security system. On CoinEx, all crypto assets are 100% reserved. The exchange does not misuse users’ assets for any reason whatsoever. Moreover, all withdrawals are 100% processed in time. CoinEx has also adopted multiple security strategies and established a well-rounded security system to fully protect its system and users’ assets. For example, the exchange regularly conducts penetration tests to promptly identify security loopholes and monitors any abnormal system changes in real-time. III. CoinEx boasts an all-encompassing product family that spans all crypto categories In addition to futures, CoinEx also provides many other products and services, including margin trading, AMM, mining, financial service, and CoinEx Dock. The exchange features trading sections for BTC, BCH, ETH, and stablecoins, over 500 first-rate, innovative cryptos, and nearly 1,000 trading markets. As an exchange under ViaBTC Group, CoinEx is backed by an all-inclusive ecosystem that brings together a mining pool, an exchange, a wallet, a public chain, and an institutional investor. Today, CoinEx has earned global user recognition with its fast, stable performance and smooth deposits/withdrawals. In the future, the exchange will continue to strive for a comprehensive, stable service ecosystem. IV. Backed by a tech background, CoinEx boasts years of crypto expertise According to its official introduction, CoinEx is backed by a founding team consisting of technical experts who boast rich experience in the security of systems, operations, and wallets. For instance, Haipo Yang, CoinEx’s founder, is a top-notch tech expert in the industry. During the early days, he launched ViaBTC Pool and completed all the coding. In addition, members of CoinEx’s core team all have a background in world-renowned companies that focus on the Internet or finance, including some of the earliest crypto practitioners and investors. The team has expertise in technology R&D and global operations. When it comes to technology, CoinEx independently built the world’s first 10,000-TPS trade matching engine that allows it to carry 10,000 transactions per second, running stably despite the concurrence of massive transactions. In addition, on CoinEx, deposits arrive as fast as five minutes, and small withdrawals are processed in real-time. CoinEx’s system remains steady and solid even when the trading volume surges during a bull market. V. Centering on user experiences, CoinEx keeps pushing for globalization While building a global presence, CoinEx has always prioritized product & service and user experiences. As the exchange explores international markets, it has remained committed to product development and the user-first principle. Right now, CoinEx is providing services in markets around the world 24/7. Available in 16 languages, the exchange continues to venture into new markets. It should be noted that CoinEx’s product design features an interactive experience that combines elements such as aesthetics, simplicity, smoothness, and practicality, which allows users to benefit from simple, elegant operations. This also shows that the CoinEx team has always been committed to product improvement, providing users with one-stop crypto trading services that are more satisfying and considerate. Overall, when choosing a suitable futures trading platform, apart from security, users should consider whether a platform’s products are easy to use and if its operations are convenient. In addition, they should also account for the products and services that are available on a platform to benefit from efficient, satisfying crypto trading experiences.

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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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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.

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Outflows Rock Bitcoin As Institutional Investors Pull The Plug, More Downside Coming?

Outflows have been the order of the day since the price of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin had begun to crash. The same sentiment had spread through individual as well as institutional investors, leading to massive sell-offs in the space. Despite the price of bitcoin recovering in recent times, it seems that the sellers are not done just yet as outflows had ramped up over the last week. $453 Million Leaves Bitcoin Bitcoin had been seeing a reversal trend with inflows coming in for the prior week. However, this has only been short-lived as outflows have continued to rock the digital asset. For the last week, CoinShares reports that bitcoin had led the outflow trend and the net outflows had come out to $453 million for the digital asset. It is one of the largest outflows ever recorded for the digital asset and has wiped out the majority of inflows on a year-to-date basis. Related Reading | Bitcoin May Not Reclaim All-Time High For Another Two Years, Binance CEO This comes as bitcoin’s price had continued to fluctuate around $20,000 over the last week. It was expected that the low prices would trigger more inflows into the market for the past week but the opposite has been the case. The total assets under management (AuM) for bitcoin now sits at $24.5 billion, the lowest it has been in more than a year.  BTC recovres above $21,000 | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com Its short-bitcoin counterpart had gone a different path this week where inflows had been the order of the day. The $15 million that flowed into it is said to be a result of the first US-based short investment product which launched last week. Given that the older short-bitcoin investment products had recorded outflows for the same time frame, all fingers point towards the launch. Ethereum also saw inflows, a first in three months. It came out to a total of $11 million flowing into the altcoin after suffering 11 weeks of outflows. North American Outflows Grow Worse The outflows have been localized to one specific region and that is the North American corner of the market. CoinShares notes that the majority of the outflows had come from Canadian exchanges. Specifically, one provider. Most of the outflows had been seen on 17th June but did not show up until last week. It shows that these sell-offs had been a trigger for bitcoin’s decline to $17,700. Related Reading | Crypto Liquidations Settle As Bitcoin Recovers Above $21,000 Digital asset investment product outflows were just as large with $423 million flowing out of the market, a new record for the space. However, given the lag that led to the trades from the Canadian exchanges updating late, it is important to know that these outflows were not from last week alone. When these outflows are removed and marked to their correct time frames, it shows that inflows of $70 million had been recorded by other providers. The last time record outflows were seen was at the start of the year when $198 million had left the market in a single week in January. The outflows recorded for last week have surpassed this by more than 100%, although the ratio to the assets under management remains low compared to the bear market outflows of 2018 where outflows had reached as high as 1.6% of total AuM.  Featured image from MARCA, chart from TradingView.com Follow Best Owie on Twitter for market insights, updates, and the occasional funny tweet…