As NFT market cools, a chance to learn lessons from its explosive growth

What a difference three months makes. Back in March, there was a jubilant atmosphere when Beeple’s mega nonfungible token sold for $69.3 million. You didn’t have to look far to find bold proclamations that crypto art was the next bold frontier in culture — offering opportunities to fledgling creators and transforming the way we interact with masterpieces. Things look a little different now we’re in June. All-time highs for Bitcoin and Ether are a distant memory, and sobering figures published by Protos suggest that NFT sales have plummeted by 90% since…

Mirror Protocol silently rallies 30% overnight despite crypto market slump

Mirror Protocol (MIR) emerged as one of the best performing tokens in the cryptocurrency market on May 17, even as its top trading rivals Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) struggled to find direction after a depressive previous daily session. The MIR/USD exchange rate surged by up to 26.71% to reclaim its two-week high of $4.974. The pair’s move uphill came as a part of a broader upside correction that started on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve revealed its intention to hike benchmark interest rates by the end of 2023. Bids…

Crypto market ‘panic’ is subsiding, now’s the time to buy

The chief executive of Pantera Capital, Dan Morehead, is confident that the big crypto selloff is slowing because he thinks “we’ve seen the most of this panic”. In the monthly newsletter published on June 14, the venture capitalist stated that the best time to buy is when markets are “well below trend”. A Bitcoin trend deviation chart backed up this claim as it showed that the asset has only been this “cheap” relative to its trend for a fifth of its lifecycle. For new investors, it’s best to buy when…

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 Is In A “Bear Market”

Hall of Fame investor Richard Bernstein has warned that bitcoin is in a bear market. Richard is the CEO and CIO of Richard Bernstein Advisors. A management fund that manages $4.7 billion and provides investment advisory services to over 10,000 clients. On Monday on CNBC’s Trading Nation, Bernstein was a guest where he talked about bull markets.  Bitcoin has been in a bull market for the better part of a year now. And even though the asset has surged upwards in that time, Bernstein suggests that this trend is not…

Bitcoin price bottom is in, says Fidelity exec as crypto market exits ‘extreme fear’

Bitcoin (BTC) has already hit its price bottom, one of the industry’s top executives believes as BTC price action stays above $40,000. In a tweet on June 14, Jurrien Timmer, director of global macro at U.S. multinational financial services corporation Fidelity Investments, called time on any further Bitcoin price dips. Bitcoin bulls increase confidence BTC/USD maintained higher levels overnight on Monday after surging through $40,000 resistance. Despite not yet fulfilling traders’ predictions of a $47,000 push, the mood has become broadly positive on the back of fresh high-profile praise from the…

Lack of crypto regulations alarming, says Italy’s stock market regulator

Paolo Savona, the chairman of the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (Consob) — Italy’s securities regulator — has raised alarms over crypto’s growing popularity in the absence of firm regulatory standards. According to Reuters, Savona made this position known while delivering Consob’s annual report on Monday stating that the lack of clear-cut regulations creates an opportunity for criminals to utilize crypto for illegal activities. According to Savona: “Without proper oversight, there could be a worsening in market transparency, the basis of legality and rational choice for (market) operators.”…

Bull trap fears engulf Bitcoin market as BTC paints CME gap below $40K

A run-up toward $40,000 in the Bitcoin (BTC) market risked exhaustion as Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s futures opened on Monday with a gap of $1,575, the first since May 17. In retrospect, the downside risks heightened due to Bitcoin’s recent bearish pullbacks near the $40,000 level. Atop that, the said CME gap formed between Friday’s close of $37,325 and Monday’s open of $38,900, raising possibilities that the next correction would prompt Bitcoin bids to fall to at least $37,325. That is due to a general psychological notion among traders that BTC/USD…

Canadian Bitcoin ETF adds to its holdings despite steep market correction

Demand for Bitcoin (BTC) among Canadian investors has not wavered amid the latest price correction, offering further evidence that market participants are capitalizing on heavily discounted prices.  The Purpose Bitcoin ETF, which launched in February, has now accumulated 19,692.149 BTC as of June 13, according to Bybt data. The ETF has added 284.51 BTC over the past seven days and nearly 2,000 BTC since May 15. A massive breakdown in price has not deterred Canadian investors from seeking exposure to Bitcoin. Source: Bybt. In fact, the ETF added to its…

How the NFT market leveraged blockchain tech for explosive growth

It’s fun to talk about nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, because they are the perfect example of how the impact of blockchain technology in people’s lives goes way beyond the financial market. As we could see in hundreds of headlines in the past few months, they have gripped the world’s attention because they are a new manner of interacting with culture, music, sports and the media. This article will clarify what NFTs are, how they work, how the NFT boom started, and why blockchain technology has made it possible for NFTs…