Bitcoin price could bounce to $35K, but analysts say don’t expect a ‘V-shaped recovery’

Altcoins saw a relief bounce on May 13 as the initial panic sparked by Bitcoin’s sell-off Terra’s UST collapse and multiple stablecoins losing their dollar peg begins to decrease and risk loving traders look to scoop up assets trading at yearly lows. Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360 Despite the significant correction that occurred over the past week, Bitcoin (BTC) bulls have managed to claw their way back to the $30,000 zone, a level which has been defended multiple times during the 2021 bull market. Here’s a look at what…

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Luna’s meltdown will live on in infamy, May 5–11, 2022

Terra’s meltdown forced cryptocurrency investors to ask a question they never thought was possible: Will TerraUSD (UST) or Terra (LUNA) reach $1.00 first? The magnitude of this question provides a sobering reminder of just how quickly things can change in crypto. While Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon remains defiant, many people in the industry are beginning to distance themselves from the protocol they thought was delivering real-world utility for stablecoins and Bitcoin (BTC). The threat of contagion from Terra’s apparent collapse could take months or even years to fully quantify,…

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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 trillion in seven days, which is an impressive correction even for a volatile asset class. A similar size decrease in valuation was last seen in February 2021, creating bargains for the risk-takers. Total crypto market…

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CFTC commissioner appoints senior policy adviser experienced in digital asset regulation

In a Friday announcement, Pham said Keaghan Ames will be her counselor and senior policy adviser at the CFTC starting May 23. Ames worked at Credit Suisse for more than two years as vice president and head of U.S. regulatory policy, which included advising executives on digital assets regulation. He will be joining the CFTC from the Institute of International Bankers, where he has been the director of government affairs since July 2021. Sworn in as a commissioner in April, Pham is one of five heads serving at the CFTC…

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Buy the dip, or wait for max pain? Analysts debate whether Bitcoin price has bottomed

It has been a rough week for the cryptocurrency market, primarily because of the Terra ecosystem collapse and its knock-on effect on Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and altcoin prices, plus the panic selling that took place after stablecoins lost their peg to the U.S dollar. The bearish headwinds for the crypto market have been building since late 2021 as the U.S. dollar gained strength and the United States Federal Reserve hinted that it would raise interest rates throughout the year. According to a recent report from Delphi Digital, the 14-month RSI…

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Crypto donations fund ATVs and gas masks for Ukrainian military

Ukrainian officials have used funds from the crypto donation platform launched by the government to purchase supplies for the country’s military amid its ongoing war with Russia. In a Friday tweet, Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, announced that the country had purchased five all-terrain vehicles, which “will come in handy for a challenging environment” — possibly referring to conditions near the front lines with Russia or where roads have been damaged or destroyed. Funds for three of the ATVs originated from Aid for Ukraine, a platform the government…

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Do Kwon proposes Terra revival, including token redistribution plan

Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon has tabled a proposal to preserve the Terra ecosystem following the historic depegging of its algorithmic stablecoin, UST, and the resulting death spiral that plunged Terra (LUNA) tokens to practically zero.  In a Friday post on Terra’s research forum, Kwon said, “The Terra community must reconstitute the chain to preserve the community and the developer ecosystem.” His proposal, which was in response to validator groups discussing the possibility of forking the Terra chain, involves compensating UST and LUNA holders who were unable or unwilling to…

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Failed exit? Traders complain Crypto.com reversed profitable LUNA transactions

Cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com has halted the trading of Terra (LUNA) tokens after it determined that user transactions were quoted at an “incorrect price,” prompting severe backlash from the community. In a Friday news release, Crypto.com said that LUNA trades have been halted due to a pricing error between 12:40 and 13:39 UTC on May 12. “[U]sers who traded LUNA were quoted an incorrect price,” the exchange said. “Our systems quickly detected the error and trading was halted. Trading remains halted until further notice.” Market participants took this to mean that…

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YouTuber CryptoWendyO shares how her healthcare skills helped with crypto trading

CryptoWendyO heard about Bitcoin (BTC) on the radio and decided to take a risk. Little did she know, the risk she would take would change her life in ways she never thought possible. The influencer shared her Bitcoin journey in this episode of Crypto Stories. In her younger days, life wasn’t too kind to Wendy. According to the crypto influencer, she survived many challenges, including mental health issues, the death of her father when she was 11 years old, and growing up in poverty. For a long while, she thought…

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Bitcoin Recovers Above $30,000, Has The Bottom Been Marked?

Bitcoin has now started another recovery trend that has seen it mark its position above $30,000 once more. This is a welcome development after the market had seen various crashes that have sent investors into a panic. However, while investors heave a sigh of relief as the digital asset has begun to recover, other concerns have arisen in the market, including if the uptrend will continue and if bitcoin has already seen the bottom of this crash. Did It Mark The Bottom? The recent comeback has indicated that bitcoin has…

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