Market selling might ease, but traders are on the sidelines until BTC confirms $20K as support

The total crypto market capitalization fell off a cliff between June 10 and June 13 as it broke below $1 trillion for the first time since January 2021. Bitcoin (BTC) fell by 28% within a week and Ether (ETH) faced an agonizing 34.5% correction. Total crypto market cap, USD billion. Source: TradingView Presently, the total … Read more

Bitcoin price broke to the upside, but where are all the leveraged long traders?

This week’s Bitcoin (BTC) chart leaves little doubt that the symmetrical triangle pattern is breaking to the upside after constricting the price for nearly 20 days. However, derivatives metrics tell a completely different story because professional traders are unwilling to add leveraged positions and are overcharging for downside protection. BTC-USD 12-hour price at Kraken. Source: … Read more

Bitcoin’s recent gains have traders calling a bottom, but various metrics remain bearish

On May 30, the total crypto market capitalization gained 4% and currently is within reach of a $1.3 trillion market capitalization. The move was enough to erase the losses from the previous 7 days and was driven mainly by Bitcoin’s (BTC) 4.9% gain during that time frame. Total crypto market cap, USD billion. Source: TradingView … Read more

Weak stocks and declining DeFi use continue to weigh on Ethereum price

Ether’s (ETH) 12-hour closing price has been respecting a tight $1,910 to $2,150 range for twelve days, but oddly enough, these 13% oscillations have been enough to liquidate an aggregate of $495 million in futures contracts since May 13 according to data from Coinglass. Ether/USD 12-hour price at Kraken. Source: TradingView The worsening market conditions … Read more

2 key Ethereum price metrics suggest traders will struggle to hold the $2K support level

Ether (ETH) price has been trying to establish an ascending channel since the May 12 market-wide crash that sent its price to $1,790. Currently, the altcoin’s support stands at $2,000, but the high correlation to traditional markets is causing traders to be highly skeptical s cryptocurrency market recovery.  Ether/USD 4-hour price at Bitstamp. Source: TradingView … Read more

Bitcoin bulls aim to flip $30K to support, but derivatives data show traders lack confidence

Bitcoin (BTC) bounced 19% from the $25,400 low on May 12, but has investor confidence in the market been restored? Judging by the ascending channel formation, it’s possible that bulls at least have plans to recover the $30,000 level in the short term. Bitcoin/USD 4-hour price at Bitstamp. Source: TradingView Does derivatives data support reclaiming … Read more

Bitcoin and Ethereum had a rough week, but derivatives data reveals a silver lining

This week the crypto market endured a sharp drop in valuation after Coinbase, the leading U.S. exchange, reported a $430 million quarterly net loss and South Korea announced plans to introduce a 20% tax on crypto gains. During its worst moment, the total market crypto market cap faced a 39% drop from $1.81 trillion to $1.10 … Read more

Any dip buyers left? Bulls are largely absent as the total crypto market cap drops to $1.65T

The total crypto market capitalization has been trading within a descending channel for 24 days and the $1.65 trillion support was retested on May 6. The drop to $1.65 trillion was followed by Bitcoin (BTC) reaching $35,550, its lowest price in 70 days. Total crypto market cap, USD billion. Source: TradingView In terms of performance, … Read more