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Colombia Launches National Land Registry on XRPL, How Ripple Made It Happen

Blockchain development company Peersyst worked with Ripple in the implementation of the Colombian National Land Registry on top of the XRP Ledger (XRPL). Part of a national initiative to improve the country’s blockchain capabilities, the announcement was made by high-ranking government officials. Related Reading | ‘Cryptoqueen’ Has A $100,000 Bounty On Her Head Offered By The […]

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Crypto trading platform Coinigy releases major new upgrade

Coinigy, a provider of multi-exchange cryptocurrency trading and tracking platforms, announced today the release of a major new upgrade, featuring a robust set of product enhancements designed to provide more capability to advanced crypto traders. The platform enhancements include improved trade entry and portfolio management, performance upgrades, and revamp of the iOS and Android mobile […]

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“Buy The Dip” Sentiment Fails To Save Crypto Market, New Data Reveals Why

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

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Bitcoin Monthly Tags Lower Bollinger Band, Tool’s Creator Hints At Bottom

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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First In History: Bitcoin Mayer Multiple Records Lower Value Than Last Cycle’s Low

The Bitcoin Mayer Multiple has recently sunk to a lower value than the bottom of the previous cycle. This is the first time in the history of the metric that such a trend has formed. Current Bitcoin Cycle’s Mayer Multiple Low Is Deeper Than Last Cycle’s As per data released from the analytics firm Glassnode, the current value of the BTC Mayer Multiple is around 0.478. Before seeing what the Bitcoin Mayer Multiple does, it’s best to look at a basic explanation of a “moving average” first. A moving average (or MA in short) is an analytical tool that averages out the value of any quantity over a specific period of time. As its name implies, it moves forward along with the quantity, and changes its value accordingly. An MA can be taken over any timespan, whether that be 100 days, 72 hours, or even10 seconds. Related Reading | Why Pain May Not Be Over For Bitcoin Holders Just Yet The bigger MAs are usually quite useful for long-term analysis as they smooth out any irrelevant short-term fluctuations. One popular moving average for Bitcoin is the 200-day MA, which has historically indicated a bear market whenever the price has went below it, and a bull market whenever the price has crossed over it. Now, what the Mayer Multiple does is measure how much the price of the crypto has deviated from this 200-day MA. The below chart shows the trend in the metric over the course of the history of Bitcoin: The value of the metric seems to have been below 0.5 in recent weeks | Source: Glassnode In the graph, the blue line is for the Bitcoin 200-day MA and the green curve represents the points where the Mayer Multiple would have a value of 0.5. As is apparent from the chart, the price of the crypto has sunk below this 0.5 Mayer Multiple line only a few times in the past. Related Reading | Bitcoin Coinbase Premium Gap Approaches Zero, Selloff Ending? In fact, out of the total 4163 trading days for the cryptocurrency so far, only 87 have been spent below the green line, which comes out to be about only 2%. A pattern that the Mayer Multiple followed before this cycle was that all successive cycles observed higher bottoms than the low of the previous one. In the cycle so far, the metric has already dipped to 0.478, which is less than last cycle’s bottom of about 0.511. This is a first occurrence in the history of Bitcoin. BTC Price At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s price floats around $21.2k, up 3% in the past week. Looks like the value of the crypto has moved sideways recently | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView Featured image from Maxim Hopman on Unsplash.com, charts from TradingView.com, Glassnode.com

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Market Wallows In Extreme Fear As Bitcoin Struggles To Hold $20,000

Bitcoin has been struggling in recent times and even with the recovery, continues to find it hard to hold above the $20,000 level. With the crash has also come a significant decline in investor sentiment which has reached some of its lowest points in recent years. And even with bitcoin finally making the coveted recovery above $20,000, it seems investor sentiment is finding it hard to keep up as it remains firmly in the negative. Market In Extreme Fear According to the Crypto Fear & Greed Index, a tool that measures how investors are feeling towards the market, investors are still very wary of the market. The index is currently at a score of 11 which means that the market is still in the extreme fear territory.  Related Reading | By The Numbers: The Worst Bitcoin Bear Markets Ever This comes as no surprise given where the price of the leading digital assets in the space has been. Even profitability has plummeted in this time period, leaving a lot of investors holding bags of losses in the market. Additionally, multiple events have also played integral roles in getting investor sentiment to this point. Investor sentiment in extreme fear | Source: alternative.me The first had been the LUNA crash that had wiped billions of dollars off the market. Then leading lending protocol had frozen withdrawals and transfers, essentially blocking off thousands of investors from being able to access their funds. With crypto being locked on multiple platforms, investors are wary of putting any money in the market for fear of losing it or having it locked on a platform. Hence, inflows into the space have slowed significantly in wait for better sentiment. Where Is Bitcoin Headed? Bitcoin had fallen as low as $17,600 in its last week’s downtrend. This was below the previous cycle peak, triggering fear among investors that there may be no support. However, the digital asset had found support and had since recovered back above $20,000 where it is now resting. Nevertheless, the digital asset continues to struggle. Holding above this level has been a herculean task, especially with the significant resistance being mounted by bears at the $21,000 point. Moreover, some in the space expect the price of the digital asset to keep declining from this month. BTC recovers above $20,000 | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com Going along with the halving trend that bitcoin has followed since its inception, it may be at least another year before the digital asset makes a recovery towards its previous all-time high. Looking at historical data shows that the next bull market may likely start in May 2024, when the next halving occurs. Related Reading | Bitcoin Perpetual Open Interest Suggests Short Squeeze Led To Crash Bitcoin is now trading above its 5-day moving average for the first time since the crash. However, this does not essentially mean a bull trend is underway. Rather, it shows that a certain level of stability is beginning to return to the market.  Featured image from Guardian.ng, chart from TradingView.com Follow Best Owie on Twitter for market insights, updates, and the occasional funny tweet…v

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Analyst Who Predicted Bitcoin Crash Far in Advance Forecasts Imminent Crypto Market Shift

The pseudonymous crypto analyst who predicted the current Bitcoin (BTC) bear market says digital assets will present excellent trading opportunities in the coming days. Crypto Capo tells his 406,500 Twitter followers that BTC will likely produce new lows before July, and for the first time in months he’s forecasting an imminent opportunity for traders to enter […]

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