Data suggests the strong US dollar makes Bitcoin weaker argument is flawed

At the moment, there seems to be a general assumption that when the U.S. dollar value increases against other global major currencies, as measured by the DXY index, the impact on Bitcoin (BTC) is negative. For the past few weeks, analysts and influencers have been issuing alerts about this inverse correlation, which held true until March 2021. So I guess we’re not all obsessed with $DXY anymore? Because it’s looking super bullish & had provided an almost perfect inverse correlation for over a year. Either way we’re about to find…

Scammers mail out fake hardware wallets to victims of Ledger data breach

The consequences of Ledger’s major data breach continue to be felt almost a year later. One contributor to the r/ledgerwallet forum on Reddit, writing under the tag “u/jjrand” and self-identified as one of those affected by the breach, has posted images of what appears to be a fake Ledger Nano X wallet received in the mail. Wrapped in seemingly authentic packaging, the device nonetheless included several tell-tale signs that sparked the contributor’s suspicion. Most jarringly, the package came together with a poorly written letter claiming to be signed by Ledger CEO Pascal Gauthier,…

New Bitcoin bull market hodlers are refusing to sell at $40K, data suggests

Bitcoin (BTC) investors continue to hodl BTC at $40,000, even if they bought it at lower levels earlier in 2021. In the latest edition of its newsletter, The Week On-Chain, on June 14, on-chain monitoring resource Glassnode revealed that buyers from the first months of this year’s bull market are refusing to cash out. “Very young” supply in decline Bitcoin has been marked by low volume in recent weeks as price action remained rangebound between $30,000 and $41,000. The past few days has seen modest volatility return, but for most…

Bitcoin derivatives data shows pro traders ignored today’s $41K pump

Sometimes all Bitcoin (BTC) needs to pump 10% is a positive remark from someone like Elon Musk. The Tesla CEO has been pointed to as the culprit for the recent downturn after the company’s May 12 announcement explaining that it would no longer accept Bitcoin payments due to environmental concerns. Musk followed up by saying that he was looking into other cryptocurrencies that required 99% less energy consumption.  However, on June 13, the situation reversed as Musk reassured the public that Tesla did not sell any additional Bitcoin. The post…

Roubini and Taleb tell CoinGeek conference data matters, not tokens

Economist Nouriel Roubini and former risk analyst Nassim Taleb took aim at crypto at the CoinGeek conference this week, while the always controversial Craig Wright boasted that the BSV blockchain was on track to hit billions of transactions a second. Taleb, the author of best-selling economic books Black Swan and Skin in the Game, was a controversial addition to the lineup of the CoinGeek Conference in Zurich and came under fire on social media for giving BSV legitimacy. Roubini meanwhile, offered a “greatest hits” version of his of attacks against…

Fetch.ai and IOTA announce new data sharing IOT partnership

Artificial intelligence research lab Fetch.ai has partnered with blockchain network IOTA to enable a “controlled data sharing environment” for connected devices, setting the stage for a broad leap in Internet of Things, or IoT, capabilities.  The partnership, which was announced Wednesday, will allow sectors such as mobility, supply chain logistics, finance, healthcare, energy and others to utilize automated data sharing across IoT networks. IOTA’s native Tangle technology will help facilitate secure payments and communications between devices.  “While there are numerous partnerships focusing on data privacy, this one adds the layer…

Bitcoin price is fragile, but on-chain data points to fresh accumulation

The May 19 crypto market sell-off saw $1.2 trillion in value erased from the total market capitalization as the froth and excess leverage of over-hyped markets was quickly eliminated. But similar to a forest fire, whose destructive power is essential to the rejuvenation of a forest’s ecosystem, dramatic market shake-outs are a vital part of the full life cycle of a developing market, as excesses that have accumulated are burned away and cleared in order to set the stage for a new round of growth. According to data from Glassnode, the…

Crypto Twitter says Bitcoin shorts are increasing, but data shows otherwise

Margin trading allows investors to borrow stablecoins or cryptocurrency to leverage their position and improve the expected return. For example, borrowing Tether (USDT) will allow one to buy Bitcoin (BTC), thus increasing their Bitcoin long position.  Investors can also borrow BTC to margin trade a short position, thus betting on price downside. This is why some analysts monitor the total lending amounts of Bitcoin and Tether to gain insight into whether investors are leaning bullish or bearish. Are analysts flipping bearish based only on Bitfinex’s margin data? This week, some prominent…

Ethereum options data shows traders’ mixed opinions on ETH’s future

After reviewing Ether (ETH) options for June 25, one might think that traders either became overly optimistic or ultra-bearish. Currently, there are large bets for prices below $1,000 while others aim for $3,800 and higher. A recent report from Coinshares shows that multiple crypto funds have begun seeing net inflows after weeks of record outflows. The report notes that Ether vehicles saw a total of $47 million in inflows, bringing its market dominance up to 27%. DeFi growth supports higher Ether prices Another positive factor is that DeFi protocols maintain…

Bitcoin rejects near $37.5K, on-chain data shows capitulation from short-term holders

Bitcoin started the week off with an abrupt bullish breakout to $37,500, a level some analysts have identified as a crucial ‘line in the sand’, but the rally was short-lived as BTC met selling near the lower arm of the bearish pennant that can be seen on multiple timeframes.  While many traders are concerned that the 2021 bull market is now over and considering whether gains should be locked in, on-chain data shows that long-term Bitcoin (BTC) holders have been accumulating in preparation for a potential 2013-style double-pump that has the…