Pros say Bitcoin’s ‘very healthy’ correction ‘builds ground for more stable growth’

Bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency market took a beating in the late ho April 22, and intense selling saw (BTC) price dip below $48,000 in a move that came as a relief to quantitative analysts like PlanB who were worried that the price growth was showing signs of being inorganic.  A variety of factors have been identified as being the cause of the drop in price, including an overcrowded futures market and heavy selling activity from small- to medium-size whales. Aside from the activity of whales in the crypto market, the most impactful…

Data shows traders rushed to buy altcoins during Bitcoin’s dip to $50K

Bitcoin’s (BTC) recent downturn temporarily pulled its dominance rate down to 49.5% which is the lowest level since August 2018. This has led a growing number of traders to predict that altcoins will outperform Bitcoin in the short term. Over the past few months, the price action from altcoins seems to be disengaging from Bitcoin. Take for example, Ether (ETH), which hit a new all-time high today even as Bitcoin price is down 20% from its all-time high. Crypto market data daily view. Source: Coin360 The major factor that could…

Did a massive Chinese power outage cause Bitcoin’s crash down to $50k?

Woo noted reports identifying the blackouts were published late last week, with the power outages occurring to facilitate safety inspections in response to a recent flooding accident at a local coal mine that saw 21 miners temporarily trapped underground after power and communications went down. According to the Cambridge Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index, or BECI, Xinjiang represents nearly one-quarter of the global hash rate. The analyst notes yesterday saw the largest daily drop in total Bitcoin network hash rate since November 2017, with hash rate plummeting from 172 million terahashes…

Bitcoin’s carbon footprint hard to estimate

The debate around the environmental impact of the Bitcoin mining ecosystem is heating up once again as academics have provided a fresh dose of perspective on the subject. In an opinion piece written by Noah Smith, a former assistant finance professor turned columnist, took aim at the Bitcoin (BTC) mining industry in March, suggesting that the constantly growing energy consumption of the network is simply unsustainable. Smith’s belief is that more countries will clamp down on Bitcoin mining as they use more power, given that the increasing price of BTC…

The major Ethereum support area is $1,800 but weaker than Bitcoin‘s — analyst

The price of Ether (ETH) is hovering near its all-time high once again, while Bitcoin (BTC) is still far from surpassing its record high at $60,805. But despite ETH demonstrating strong technical momentum and entering price discovery, on-chain analysis finds that its support is “narrower” than Bitcoin. Simply put, ETH faces a bigger risk of seeing a deeper pullback than Bitcoin in the foreseeable future, if the market turns around. USD cost of Ethereum held since November 2020. Source: Chainalysis, Phillip Gradwell Why does Ethereum have a weaker support area…

Bitcoin’s $1 trillion market holds for 10 days straight

More than 10% of BTC supply has been moved while Bitcoin’s market capitalization has been more than a trillion dollars since March 26, indicating strong support in the middle and upper-$50,000 price range. According to the April 5 ‘Week on Chain’ report from on-chain analytics provider Glassnode, Bitcoin has enjoyed a $1 trillion market capitalization for more than one week for the first time. “This is a strong vote of confidence for Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency asset class as a whole,” the report said. Glassnode also noted that 1.98 million BTC…

ETH smashes records, Bitcoin’s brilliant quarter, PayPal’s big move

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week ETH breaks record all-time high amid fresh price surge Ether? Record high! Binance Coin? Record high! Polkadot? Record high! Bitcoin? Flat as a pancake! Altcoins have been in the driver’s seat this week, with Ether breaking $2,100 for the very first time — besting the…

Bubble or a drop in the ocean? Putting Bitcoin’s $1 trillion milestone into perspective

On Feb. 19, Bitcoin’s (BTC) market capitalization surpassed $1 trillion for the first time. While this was an exciting moment for investors, it also concerned investors that the asset is in a bubble. Although a handful of listed companies ever achieved this feat, unlike gold, silver, and Bitcoin, stocks potentially generate earnings, which in turn can be used for buybacks, dividends, or developing additional sources of revenue. On the other hand, as Bitcoin adoption increases, those same companies will likely be forced to move some of their cash positions to…

Uniswap’s daily fee generation tops Bitcoin’s by $1.7 million

The world’s top decentralized exchange, Uniswap, is currently beating out Bitcoin’s daily fee generation by more than 50%. According to the data tracking website, CryptoFees, the leading Ethereum-powered decentralized exchange Uniswap has generated more than $4.8 million worth of fees over the past 24 hours. This has propelled the automated market maker into second place above Bitcoin — which has generated just $3.1 million. The top network by daily fees is Ethereum with $16.5 million — which beats out the other 30 other networks tracked by CryptoFees combined. It appears…

Stock-to-flow creator doesn’t think Bitcoin’s bull market is done

Bitcoin’s price seems to have stalled below $60,000 after attaining new all-time highs earlier in March. PlanB, a crypto analyst active on Twitter, thinks Bitcoin (BTC) may still have a lot of room to gallup however.  “IMO we are only ~4 months into the bull market and nowhere near the end of it,” PlanB tweeted on Friday. “Bitcoin is just getting started,” he added, showing Bitcoin’s current path on one of his Stock-to-Flow charts. Multiple Stock-to-Flow models exist for Bitcoin which show Bitcoin’s price path in line with its halving events…