Bitcoin’s evolving narratives make it antifragile

Over the years, Bitcoin has been able to overcome naysayers by frequently reinventing its narrative. Because Bitcoin (BTC) is multifaceted, it is able to quickly change to confront new criticism. We have seen this over the years. For example, Bitcoin used to be frequently assailed by the media for its volatility — many articles pushed the notion that Bitcoin was too volatile to ever succeed as a currency. We do not hear too much about Bitcoin’s volatility today, in part because observers have been accustomed to its frequent price swings,…

Winklevoss’ Gemini buys carbon credits to cut Bitcoin’s CO2 footprint

Gemini, a major cryptocurrency exchange founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, is responding to Bitcoin’s (BTC) environmental issue by purchasing carbon credits.  On Thursday, the company announced its long-term initiative to incorporate climate-conscious measures into its business, launching a collaboration with Climate Vault, a nonprofit founded at the University of Chicago. Through the initiative, Gemini plans to purchase carbon credits for nearly 350,000 metric tons of carbon to offset non-renewable energy consumed by Bitcoin miners and help decarbonize Bitcoin on the Bitcoin network. According to the announcement, the partnership will have…

Data shows derivatives had little to do with Bitcoin’s drop to $29K

After a brief recovery to $41,000 on June 14, Bitcoin (BTC) investors might have thought that the bear market was finally over. After all, it was the highest level since May 21 and the date that MicroStrategy (MSTR) announced a successful $500 million debt offering.  The funds are usually available in one or two business days, and the proceeds would be used to acquire even more Bitcoin for the business intelligence company’s balance sheet. MicroStrategy followed this fund-raise with another surprise filing to sell up to $1 billion of its…

Bitcoin’s correlation with gold and stocks is growing

Bitcoin (BTC) is an uncorrelated asset, or so the narrative used to go. For much of Bitcoin’s lifetime, it existed as something of value to a very small group of people. Now, awareness and demand are accelerating rapidly. So, what does this mean for the status of BTC as a supposedly uncorrelated asset?  That Bitcoin was an uncorrelated asset isn’t just conjecture — the numbers back it up. According to data compiled by VanEck in early 2021, there was almost no discernible pattern between the movements of Bitcoin and other…

Here’s how Bitcoin’s impending death cross could be a contrarian buy signal

Bitcoin’s (BTC) succession of sharp corrections from its all-time high at $64,900 has turned investor sentiment negative, at least for the short-term. While some analysts believe the bottom may have been hit, others are warning of a further fall due to the “Death Cross” pattern that, at the time of writing, is on the verge of completion.  For new traders, the name death cross itself brings a lot of negativity and a feeling of impending doom. This sentiment can trigger selling panics, especially if the market has already been going…

One percent of Bitcoin’s supply has been locked in the WBTC protocol

One percent of Bitcoin’s circulating supply is currently tokenized as Wrapped BTC (WBTC), equating to nearly $6.2 billion worth of BTC.  The milestone was acknowledged by the product manager of crypto custody firm BitGo, Kia Mosayeri, who tweeted the news on June 7. BitGo is the custodian for the Wrapped Bitcoin protocol, which was launched its Bitcoin-backed ERC-20 token WBTC on Ethereum in January 2019. 1% of all BTC has been wrapped into $WBTC! https://t.co/jOi0LZZUyi — WBTC (@WrappedBTC) June 7, 2021 According to Etherscan, there are currently 187,610 Bitcoins wrapped…

Why Bitcoin’s next breakout may not be an altcoin season signal

On April 14, Bitcoin (BTC) reached a $64,900 all-time high after accumulating 124.5% gains in 2021. However, a 27.5% correction followed over the next eleven days, marking a $47,000 local bottom. The popular Crypto Fear and Greed Index reached its lowest level in 12 months on April 25, signaling that investors were closer to “extreme fear,” which was a complete reversal from the “extreme greed” level seen during the Bitcoin rally above $60,000. This downward move from April 14 to 25 wiped out $200 billion from the altcoin market capitalization.…

Pre-2019 Bitcoins now make up just 44% of the BTC active supply

Bitcoin (BTC) is less active than at any time this year, new data shows as traders stubbornly refuse to sell. One metric from on-chain monitoring resource Glassnode reveals that the Bitcoin supply is becoming less and less available despite lower prices. “Spooked” hodlers cling to BTC On June 2, Bitcoin’s active supply hit a five-month low of 44.5%. Bitcoin two-year active supply vs. BTC/USD chart. Source: Glassnode/ Twitter The number measures coins which have moved in the past two years or earlier — and last time it measured that low,…

Bitcoin’s rising popularity will lead to more regulation, says Riksbank

Cryptocurrencies’ persistent growth and ever more mainstream adoption is keeping international monetary authorities on their toes.  In fresh comments this week, Stefan Ingves, the Governor of Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, said that digital assets’ rising popularity raises the stakes for regulators, central bankers and lawmakers worldwide: “When something gets big enough, things like consumer interests and money laundering come into play. So there’s good reason to believe that [regulation] will happen.” Devising regulatory frameworks for an asset that was initially designed to circumvent the very architecture and rules of traditional…

Analyst says reclaiming $37,500 is Bitcoin’s crucial ‘line in the sand’

Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to limp lower as traders in the U.S. hit the BBQ to enjoy the upcoming Memorial Day holiday on May 31 and regulated futures and options markets like the CME are closed through the weekend. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after a brief attempt by Bitcoin (BTC) bulls to rally above $37,000 in the early morning hours on May 29, the price has tumbled below $34,000 as the support needed for a move higher failed to manifest.  BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView…