Former Chancellor says UK is falling behind on crypto opportunity

A former Chancellor of the United Kingdom has raised concerns the country is slipping behind its rivals in the European Union when it comes to the regulation of crypto. Philip Hammond, who served as the U.K’s Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2016 to 2019 told Bloomberg that there has been a distinct lack of direction and cohesion when it comes to crypto policy. “Particularly in the area of digital asset trading, I feel that the UK has missed a trick […] We are getting very close to the point where…

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STEPN rebounds sharply after falling 80% in a month — is GMT price bottoming out?

A massive downtrend in the STEPN (GMT) prices witnessed in the last 30 days appears to be nearing exhaustion. GMT’s price has rebounded by nearly 35%—from $0.80 on May 27 to $0.99 on May 28. Interestingly, the upside retracement started after the price fell in the same range, which had acted as support before GMT’s 500% and 120% price rallies in March and early May, respectively. GMT/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView Additionally, the rebound further preceded an 80% drop from its record high of $4.50, established on April 27,…

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Falling wedge pattern points to eventual Ethereum price reversal, but traders expect more pain first

The cryptocurrency market was hit with another round of selling on May 26 as Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped to $28,000 and Ether (ETH) briefly fell under $1,800. The ETH/BTC pair also dropped below what traders deem to be an important ascending trendline, a move that traders say could result in Ether price correcting to new lows. ETH/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Here’s a rundown of what several analysts in the market are saying about the move lower for Ethereum and what it could mean for its price in the near term.…

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Anchor Protocol rebounds sharply after falling 70% in just two months — what’s next for ANC?

Anchor Protocol (ANC) returned to its bullish form this May after plunging by over 70% in the previous two months.  Pullback risks ahead ANC’s price rebounded by a little over 42.50% between May 1 and May 6, reaching $2.26, its highest level in three weeks. Nonetheless, the token experienced a selloff on May 6 and May 7 after ramming into what appears to be a resistance confluence. That consists of a 50-day exponential moving average (50-day EMA; the red wave) and 0.786 Fib line of the Fibonacci retracement graph, drawn from…

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Robinhood makes significant strides in crypto business in Q1 despite falling revenue

On April 28, discount-brokerage platform Robinhood published its financial results for the first quarter of 2022. Year-over-year, the firm’s net revenue declined by 43% to $299 million. Specifically, revenue from cryptocurrency trading fell by 39% to $54 million during the same period. This was partly due to a decrease in the interest in meme stocks as well as an ongoing cryptocurrency bear market that dominated much of the first three months of the year. However, despite a decrease in sales, the company’s net cumulative funded accounts rose by 27% year-over-year…

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Monero ‘falling wedge’ breakout positions XMR price for 75% rally

Monero (XMR) price dropped by nearly 10% three days after establishing a week-to-date high around $290 on April 24. Nonetheless, several technical indicators suggest that the XMR/USD pair is poised to resume its uptrend over the next few months. Falling wedge breakout underway Notably, XMR’s price broke out of its “falling wedge” structure in late March. It continued its move upside in the later daily sessions, with rising volumes indicating bullish sentiment among Monero traders. Traditional analysts consider falling wedges as bullish reversal patterns, i.e., the price first consolidates within…

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Bitcoin keeps falling as former BitMEX CEO gives $30K BTC price target for June

Bitcoin (BTC) saw a predictable fall into the Wall Street open on April 11 as bears took the market toward $40,000. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin edges toward $40,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed last week’s downtrend gathering pace Monday after a disappointing weekly close. The calm weekend thus gave way to volatility as the new week began, this being led by equities losing ground worldwide. In Asia, the Hang Seng closed down 3% on the day in Hong Kong, while the Shanghai Composite Index…

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Internet Computer eyes 50% move as ICP enters ‘falling wedge’ breakout territory

The price of Internet Computer (ICP) reversed directions after falling to its record low near $14.50 on Feb. 24 and has rebounded by more than 30% ever since. And now, it appears the 35th-largest digital asset by market capitalization has more room to grow in the coming weeks. ICP breaks out of ‘falling wedge’ ICP’s daily chart shows a falling wedge pattern — a setup consisting of two descending, converging trendlines connecting lower highs and lower lows. The intersecting nature of the two lines indicates a weakening bearish momentum. As…

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Bitcoin bull trap? 3 indicators that predict BTC price falling to $24K–27K this year

Bitcoin (BTC) looks ready to fall below $30,000 in the coming months, per a confluence of historically accurate technical indicators brought forth by popular analyst Ari Rudd. The independent market analyst published a thread on Feb. 14, explaining why Bitcoin’s ongoing price recovery — from below $33,000 on Jan. 24 to around $42,000 on Feb. 14 — might not have strong legs. In doing so, Rudd presented at least three long-term technical setups with extremely bearish outlooks. They are listed as follows: 1. Bitcoin LFG model Rudd’s Logarithmic Fractal Growth…

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Still ‘top ranked’ for illicit activity but crime is falling

A new report from Chainalysis has found that while China’s share of global criminal crypto flows has been falling since the third quarter of 2019, the country still represents a disproportionate amount of money laundering and scam activity. In its August 3 Cryptocurrency and China report, Chainalysis stated that more than $2.2 billion worth of crypto had been sent from Chinese wallets to addresses associated with illicit activity between April 2019 and June 2021. Chinese addresses also received more than $2 billion worth of digital assets tied to nefarious activity…

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