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Hammer Time: The Bullish Signal That Could Save Bitcoin

Bitcoin price is still struggling to hold onto support at $30,000 on high timeframes after smashing through it more than a week ago now. With buyers stepping in after the plunge, there is a chance for bulls to stop the downside with a bullish reversal candlestick setup. Learn more about the potential setup and find out if it’s “hammer time”. A Bullish Hammer Could Put A Stop To The Bear Market You wouldn’t necessarily know it by the ultra bearish sentiment or the recent plunge and resulting panic across the crypto market. But if you look at medium timeframe price charts, Bitcoin bulls could be preparing out a stop to the bleeding and stage a bullish hammer reversal. Related Reading | This Expanding Triangle Pattern Could Be The Last Hope For Bitcoin Bulls Japanese candlesticks are said to be developed by the so-called “God of Markets,” Honma Munehisa. Homna was a rice trader and wrote the first ever book in market psychology. Candlesticks are comprised of a body and shadow, often called a wick. They are typically depicted as red and green, or white and black (open and closed). Each candle includes information on the open, close, low, and high of the trading session it represents. How the candle opens, closes, and the highs and lows set during the session will shape the candle, and often provide information about what might be going on in the market — and what might come next. Could this hammer put a stop to bears? | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com The Technicals Supporting A Bitcoin Reversal Setup On BTCUSD weekly and 2-week timeframe charts, the top cryptocurrency is working on a bullish hammer. A bullish hammer is a characterized as having a long lower wick acting as the handle, a small upper body, and little to no upper shadow. Although the bullish signal only takes one candlestick to suggest a bottom is in, it is only confirmed with a strong follow through back to the upside. There are plenty of technicals supporting a reversal | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com Hammers are most effective when they follow a string of at least three down candles, and are supported by bullish technicals. The bullish hammer is happening at what could be the end of a wave 4 expanding triangle correction, according to Elliott Wave Principle. The MACD is retesting the zero line, much as it did during the wave 1 Black Thursday correction. Each bottom, also coincidentally touched the lower Bollinger Band before reversing to the upside. Related Reading | Bitcoin Bear Market Comparison Says It Is Almost Time For Bull Season Will this bullish hammer confirm, and stop the bloodbath from continuing? Here is a 🧵 on my full Elliott Wave analysis on #Bitcoin and why I don’t believe there is a bear market – and why I expect the last leg up any day now. — Tony "The Bull" Spilotro (@tonyspilotroBTC) May 15, 2022 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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Crypto.com Steps Up To Boost Security And Privacy Studies Via Donations

Hong-kong based cryptocurrency exchange, Crypto.com, known for its industry-standard security measures, announced on Thursday that it is granting a donation of an undisclosed amount to the Crypto Research Lab of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in order to boost the analysis of security and privacy in this age of digital revolution. The crypto exchange inked […]

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Long Liquidations Continue To Rock Market As Bitcoin Struggles To Settle Above $30,000

The effects of the long liquidations that rocked bitcoin after the digital asset had fallen to $25,000 continue to be felt even now. Bitcoin which has since managed to recover above $30,000 once more remains a prime liquidation target in the market. Even now, a week after the crash that had seen it record its largest liquidation event in six, long traders are still being rekt in the markets. Bitcoin Liquidations Touch $61 Million Bitcoin long liquidations may have slowed down but they are far from over. In the last 24 hours, the market has seen more than 61 traders liquidated which has come out to more than $257 million liquidations in the last 24 hours. Naturally, bitcoin liquidations make up a large portion of this and long traders have been the worse hit in the market.  Related Reading | Exchange Inflows Rock Bitcoin, Ethereum As Market Struggles To Recover Bitcoin liquidations touched above $61 million on Friday after a particularly brutal day of trading on Thursday. The majority of these had taken place in the mid-afternoon to early evening of Thursday that saw traders liquidate more than $30 million. This had been a result of bitcoin falling below the $30,000 level, a level which it will ultimately retake in the early hours of Friday. Indicators had turned bullish for the digital asset after this recovery. Even though long traders had seen the most losses for the 24-hour period, it was beginning to turn in their favor as short traders started taking more of the heat with time. BTC recovers above $30,000 | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com Crypto Market Still Red Liquidations across other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum had also been significant in this same 24-hour period, although not to the same extent as bitcoin. In total, there have been $29 million in Ethereum liquidations over the last 24 hours and $7.16 million on the 12-hour chart. Related Reading | More Stress For El Salvador As Bitcoin Dips To $29,000 The broader crypto market liquidations touched as high as $258 million as of the time of this writing. Data from Coinglass shows that 73.55% of this figure has been made up of long liquidations. 40.28% of these liquidations have come from crypto exchange Binance, where long liquidations were of a similar percentage. On Okex, 81.54% has been from long liquidations and has made up the majority across various exchanges as well. Other digital assets that have seen large liquidations including GMT, SOL, and APE, are all being driven by the recent downtrend. Bitcoin has recovered above $30,000, ETH is back above $2,000, and this is facilitating a change. The most recent liquidations on the 4-hour chart have been made up of shorts as sentiment begins to turn positive among investors. Featured image from The Indian Express, chart from TradingView.com Follow Best Owie on Twitter for market insights, updates, and the occasional funny tweet… 

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Tether Cuts 17% Of Its Commercial Paper Holdings Over Q1 2022

As per the official report published on May 18, Tether, the issuer of the world’s most used stablecoin, USDT, has cut 17% of its commercial paper holdings and increased United States Treasury bills with this reserve amount to back its stablecoin, USDT. Tether made the reduction over Q1 2022 and continues for a further 20% decline since April 1. The firm will highlight this 20% reduction in the Q2 report. The crypto project took these steps following the USDT stablecoin losing its dollar peg. The stablecoin dropped to 95 cents on May 12. In addition, to assuage users’ fears over the catastrophic effects of the recent bloodbath, Tether noted that its reserves were “fully-backed” in a blog post on Thursday. Related Reading | TA: Bitcoin Reclaims $30K, Why Bulls Face Uphill Task According to the statement of the stablecoin issuer, it has decreased commercial paper holdings. As a result, the holdings decreased from $24 billion to $20 billion in the first quarter. As well as, the company increased its investments in the market money funds and U.S. treasury bills during that time. The firm has added 13% to its Treasury Department and lifted the investment amount from $35.5 billion to $39 billion. Chief technical officer at Tether, Paolo Ardoino, expressed; Tether has maintained its stability through multiple black swan events and highly volatile market conditions and, even in its darkest days. Tether has never once failed to honor a redemption request from any of its verified customers. Tether Affirms It Is “Fully Backed” He further added; This latest attestation further highlights that Tether is fully backed. And that the composition of its reserves is strong, conservative, and liquid.  In February 2021, New York Attorney General alleged the firm had misrepresented the figure of fiat collateral through which stablecoins USDT is backed. The company settled the legal dispute with A.G by paying an $18.5 million fine. And since then has been liable to disclose its reserve every quarter per the settlement. As a result, Tether reported its reserve allocation for Q4 2021 last February. According to that report, the company has reduced its commercial paper holdings from $30 billion to $24 billion, diminished by 20%. Continued redemptions from USDT would cause forced sales of commercial holdings, possibly leading to spillover in contagion in the traditional financial market, said Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, an JP Morgan Chase & Co. analyst on Thursday. Citing the outflows of the Tether, Panigirtzoglou said; This is not all exiting crypto markets as around $5 billion appears to have shifted to USDC and Binance USD. Related Reading | Bitcoin Selling Pressure Continues As Long-Term Holder SOPR Spikes Up Tether has a market capitalization of over $74 billion at the time of writing. While Tether’s reported assets backing USDT have exceeded $82 billion. To assure users that Tether is stable as its name sounds, over the last two weeks of market volatility, Tether highlighted that it would “honor all redemptions from verified customers” for USDT. Featured image from Pixabay and chart from TradingView.com  

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MicroStrategy Stock Rallies 10% As CEO Saylor Predicts Bitcoin Will ‘Go Into The Millions’

According to Thursday’s reports, the recent decline in bitcoin’s value has not altered the investment tactics of MicroStrategy. MicroStrategy surged more than 10 percent on Thursday alongside Bitcoin, which was trading about 5 percent higher despite the S&P 500 struggling to trade flat. Saylor is evidently still optimistic about bitcoin despite the recent market decline. […]

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Ethereum Showing Bullish Divergence On-Chain As Idle Bitcoin Addresses Start To Wake Up, Says Santiment

Blockchain analytics firm Santiment says Ethereum (ETH) is flashing a potentially bullish signal despite experiencing a difficult month in the markets. In a new post, Santiment explains how increased token activity coinciding with a drop in ETH’s price is a sign of bullish divergence. Santiment takes into account Ethereum’s NVT (Network Value to Transaction), which […]

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Shib Army Burns Nearly 13 Billion SHIB In Last 24 Hours: Report

A shocking amount of nearly 13 billion SHIB has already been removed from the systemic circulation supply over the past 24 hours. As tweeted by the Shiba Inu transaction tracker @Shibburn, this is because the coin is being sent to dead-end wallets. The platform also burns Shiba Inu to help keep the supply down. Most of this massive amount of SHIB was destroyed in just one hour. Related Reading | Blockchain Data Indicates $10M Worth Of Ether From The Ronin Exploit In Rotation In a tweet on May 18, Shibburn communicated that a truly astonishing 10,028,551,985 Shiba Inu tokens had been shifted to unspendable wallets in six exchanges a few hours earlier. This portion of SHIB is worth $123,551. The tweet reads; In the past hour, there have been a total of 10,028,551,985 $SHIB tokens burned and 6 transactions. An anonymous crypto wallet burned 10 billion SHIB in a single transaction. This was the largest single burn transaction for Shiba Inu so far since the burn started.  The number is staggering, but the platform has made progress in containing it. For example, before the above news, the platform tweeted that about 2,677,017,916 Shib were stuck inside unspendable wallets; these took 92 transactions. Shibburn tweeted; In the past 24 hours, there have been a total of 2,677,017,916 $SHIB tokens burned and 92 transactions. Visit http://shibburn.com to view the overall total of #SHIB tokens burned, circulating supply, and more. The Shibburn project’s website reports that the burn rate of SHIB has increased by 5,189.09%. Dead-end wallets are cryptocurrency addresses that have not had any incoming or outgoing transactions in multiple years. They always contain funds, but most of them will never have any transactions. No Impact Of Burns On SHIB Price According to Shibburn, as of now, the total amount of burned Shiba Inu is 410,355,298,103,517 tokens. However, the Shiba Inu’s price has not yet caught up with the all-time high from last year, which was $0.00008845 per token in October 2021. As the circulating supply of tokens decreases, the cryptocurrency becomes inadequate, and its price is likely to rise. Whales Buy The Dip Some people are trying to remove SHIB tokens from circulation so the price will go up. But whales continue to buy SHIB tokens when the price is low and sell them later when the price goes up. Related Reading | LUNA Aftermath: Total Crypto Market More Oversold Than Black Thursday In a tweet, WhaleStats announced that a prominent Ethereum investor with the moniker “BlueWhale0073” had purchased 110,654,459,259 Shib, an equivalent of $1,313,468. On May 14, the BlueWhale0073 already made a bulk purchase an equivalent of $1,408,176 in SHIB – 109,842,128,610 meme coins.   Featured image from Pixabay and the chart from Tradingview.com  

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LUNA Aftermath: Total Crypto Market More Oversold Than Black Thursday

Panic struck the crypto market last week when Bitcoin broke below support, stablecoins unpegged from the dollar, and LUNA dropped to zero. The bloody aftermath has left cryptocurrencies as a whole more oversold than the Black Thursday COVID collapse. Here is a closer look at the historically oversold conditions in crypto. Total Crypto Market More Oversold Than Black Thursday It was a bloodbath in Bitcoin, apocalypse in altcoins. Even stablecoins pegged to the price of the almighty dollar were completely shaken. A nefarious actor or group of actors strategically attacked the dollar-peg of the UST stablecoin, causing a domino effect of algorithmically driven liquidation of reserve assets that included BTC. Related Reading | This Expanding Triangle Pattern Could Be The Last Hope For Bitcoin Bulls Bitcoin plunged through support and many altcoins reached a total drawdown of 80 to 90% or more. LUNA, an asset tied to UST, fell all the way to zero. Billions were wiped out from the total crypto market cap. If there was ever a time to be doubtful about the future of crypto, it might be now. However, market veterans recommend when things become doubtful, you zoom out. The weekly RSI is more oversold than on Black Thursday | Source: CRYPTOCAP-TOTAL on TradingView.com “When in doubt, zoom out,” holds true in this case. Comparing the recent crypto selloff with Black Thursday, the weekly RSI has reached even more extreme oversold levels. Meanwhile, the Black Thursday candle recorded a 50% drawdown, and the latest correction by contrast barely produced 30%. By definition, a hidden bullish divergence occurs when an asset’s price sets a higher low, yet the indicator sets a lower low. This often indicates continuation ahead.   Elliott Wave Theory suggest the cycle isn’t complete  | Source: CRYPTOCAP-TOTAL on TradingView.com Could Another 45% Collapse Still Be Ahead? Elliott Wave Theory could provide clues as to what continuation might look like ahead. The total crypto market cap is also trading within a parallel channel, of which it just touched the bottom of. The upper boundary of the channel is roughly $10 trillion USD. Related Reading | Bitcoin Bear Market Comparison Says It Is Almost Time For Bull Season While that fact might be the hope bulls need right now, bears still could have the last laugh. The weekly RSI has now reached the lowest level since the bear market bottom and the fourth lowest in its history on TradingView. Only three other times has the total crypto market cap been more oversold  | Source: CRYPTOCAP-TOTAL on TradingView.com Of the three previous lows set on the weekly RSI, two were bear market bottoms. The remaining low, however, was followed by another 45% plunge to the final bottom. Another 45% drop from here would take the total crypto market cap back to around $600 billion, or below the January 2018 cycle peak. Simply put, risk is still extremely high, but as oversold conditions increase, so does the potential for reward. Act accordingly. 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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Cryptocurrency Investors Can Expect Stricter Rules From Regulators After Terra’s Debacle

Regulators Can't Ignore Bitcoin Anymore, Says Congressman Kevin McCarthy

Financial watchdogs are on high alert following the meltdown from Terra’s blockchain. Regulators have pledged stricter rules for stablecoins in the coming weeks. Before UST’s de-pegging, regulators have been eyeing the stablecoin ecosystem with suspicion prompting several studies into the risks of the asset class. It has been a torrid week for stablecoins and things […]