IMF recession warning sees Bitcoin dip under $21K amid fresh $1M BTC price forecast

Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $21,000 for the first time in eight days on July 26 as Wall Street prepared for a decision on United States’ anti-inflation policy. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Fed jitters test market resolve Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD ending a period of sideways action on the Wall Street open, hitting lows of $20,788 on Bitstamp. Against its highs of $24,280 on July 20, the pair was now down over 14% as nerves across risk assets heightened in anticipation of the Federal…

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Chipotle takes ‘buy the dip’ literally with new $200K crypto giveaway

United States-based fast casual restaurant chain Chipotle has started an online game which will give customers the chance to win more than $200,000 in crypto. In a Monday announcement, Chipotle said that, through July 31, fans would be able to play its “Buy The Dip” game using their rewards accounts. The company will give away $45,000 in Bitcoin (BTC), $10,000 in Ether (ETH), $13,750 in Solana (SOL), $14,250 in Avalanche (AVAX) and $14,250 in Dogecoin (DOGE) via the game. “We want to build the next generation of Chipotle fandom by…

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Bitcoin analysts weigh sub-$17.5K dip after ‘weak’ BTC price bounce

Bitcoin (BTC) avoided losses as United States equities dived on the July 14 Wall Street open, but traders remained nervous. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Analyst: “No way” Bitcoin bottomed at $17,500 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it lingered around $20,000 on the day. Wall Street opened with losses, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index both down around 1.8% at the time of writing. Bitcoin nonetheless managed to hold its own as the largest cryptocurrency’s correlation to stocks fell to its lowest levels…

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NFT hype evidently dead as daily sales in June 2022 dip to one-year lows

Nonfungible tokens (NFT) took center stage in the year 2021 as artists, influencers, A-list celebrities and the sports industry finally came across a fan engagement tool that empowered the general public to cash in on their success. However, the hype around NFT did not manage to stand its ground as sales plummeted to one-year lows amid the ruthless bear market of 2022. The NFT boom, which started in early 2021, upheld its glory until May 2022 — supported by a healthy and bullish crypto ecosystem and positive investor sentiment. However,…

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Coinbase downgraded, 3AC deemed insolvent and Michael Saylor buys the dip

Coinbase has long been considered an important bellwether of the cryptocurrency market. Last year, when the company was expanding its workforce, adding institutional clients and issuing stock, crypto prices were hitting record highs. Now, in the depths of crypto winter, Coinbase finds itself slashing a fifth of its workforce, losing retail trading volume and contending with downgrades of its credit and stock. This week’s Crypto Biz dissects Goldman Sachs’ latest downgrade of Coinbase and also looks at the latest developments surrounding Three Arrows Capital. Goldman Sachs downgrades Coinbase stock to…

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‘Can’t stop, won’t stop’ — Bitcoin hodlers buy the dip at $20K BTC

Everyone expects another Bitcoin (BTC) capitulation event, but data suggests that mass buying has already started. In a Twitter thread on June 29, Checkmate, lead on-chain analyst at data firm Glassnode, drew attention to who in Bitcoin is really stacking sats. Shrimp or whale, Bitcoin hodlers are stacking sats Bitcoin selling has made the headlines for weeks and has even begun to include long-term holders (LTHs) — those who have been guarding their coins for 155 days or more. Speculators are not taking the blame for the current BTC price…

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Here’s how pro traders could use Bitcoin options to buy the $20K BTC dip

Bitcoin hit a 2022 low at $17,580 on June 18 and many traders are hopeful that this was the bottom, but (BTC) has been unable to produce a daily close above $21,000 for the past six days. For this reason, traders are uncomfortable with the current price action and the threat of many CeFi and DeFi companies dealing with the loss of user funds and possible insolvency is weighing on sentiment. The blowback from venture capital Three Arrows Capital (3AC) failing to meet its financial obligations on June 14 and…

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ProShares will launch ETF aimed at shorting Bitcoin following dip under $20K

The firm behind one of the first Bitcoin futures-linked exchange-traded funds in the United States will give investors a new vehicle to bet against the price of the cryptocurrency. In a Monday announcement, exchange-traded fund issuer ProShares said its Short Bitcoin Strategy ETF would be available for trading on the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE, starting Tuesday under the ticker BITI. The vehicle will allow U.S. investors to bet against Bitcoin (BTC) using futures contracts, given the cryptocurrency’s performance in a single day as measured by the Chicago Mercantile…

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Large Bitcoin liquidations mean one man’s pain is another man’s pleasure — Time to buy the dip?

Bitcoin (BTC) has been unable to restore the $24,000 support since Celsius, a popular staking and lending platform, paused withdrawals from its platform on June 13. A growing number of users believe Celsius mismanaged its funds following the collapse of the Anchor Protocol on the Terra (LUNA; now LUNC) ecosystem and rumors of its insolvency continue to circulate. An even larger issue emerged on June 14 after crypto venture capital firm Three Arrows Capital (3AC) reportedly lost $31.4 million through trading on Bitfinex. Furthermore, 3AC was a known investor in…

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Bitcoin price falls below its ‘realized price’ but is it time to buy the dip?

On June 13, cryptocurrency prices plunged deeper into bear market territory after Bitcoin (BTC) sliced through its current trading range and briefly touched $22,600, its lowest level se since December 2020. According to BTC historical data, the market has now reached valuation metrics that show the price is severely oversold and perhaps near a bottom. Bitcoin has now fallen below its realized price, which represents the average price of every coin in supply based on the time it was last spent on-chain. Bitcoin realized price vs. actual price. Source: Glassnode…

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