Bitcoin falls to $36K, traders say bulls need a ‘Hail Mary’ to avoid a bear market

Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to sell-off and the knock-on effect is an even sharper correction in altcoins and DeFi tokens. At the time of writing, BTC price has sank to its lowest level in 6 months and most analysts are not optimistic about an immediate turn around.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that a wave of selling that began late in the day on Jan. 20 continued into midday on Friday when BTC hit a low of $36,600. BTC/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Here’s a check-in with what analysts…

$200 Billion exits the market as Bitcoin plummets to a multi-month low

Bitcoin, the top asset in the industry has noted a sharp fall in prices over the last 24 hours. At press time, the king-coin depreciated by almost over 9.7%. Bitcoin dropped its value by almost $7,000 and was exchanging hands at $38,233.95. This marked an almost six-month low for the coin. This price level is the lowest ever since the first week of August last year. Following Bitcoin’s price action, altcoins followed suit as a majority of them were seen trading in the red at the time of writing. The…

3 wildest theories explaining $500B crypto market crash

The crypto market lost over $500 billion in combined market capitalization earlier Friday. The market bloodbath led to over $700 million in liquidation as top crypto assets bled heavily. Bitcoin (BTC) fell below the critical support level of $40 thousand while Ether (ETH) also lost $3 thousand support. At a time when crypto proponents are debating whether the crypto market has entered a bear phase, many wild theories flooded the internet to make sense of the crash. We will look at three such theories that many believe fueled the crypto…

Here’s how traders capitalize on crypto market crashes and liquidations

The first week of the new year saw a vicious pullback across all cryptocurrencies in the market. Ether (ETH) price dropped from its November peak at $4,800 peak to under $3,000 on Jan. 8 and Terra’s LUNA governance token also dropped from $85 on Dec. 31 to $67 on Jan. 8, 2022.  These unexpected dramatic moves often cause liquidation cascades in the lending market, but they also create unique buying opportunities in the collateral liquidation markets. Kujira’s Orca protocol is a platform built on the Terra network and it allows…

43% of Bitcoin trading volume during US market hours: Arcane Research

Uncle Sam dominates the Bitcoin (BTC) trading arena according to a report published by Arcane Research. Bitcoins’ 90-day correlation to the S&P 500 is currently at its highest since October 2020 while the United States trading hours show the most Bitcoin activity.  For 2022, the U.S. trading hours show a marked increase in trading volume, making up 43% of the 24-hour volume on average. Trading volumes have trended up during US market hours since late 2021. The 43% figure is up from 36% from the period from Nov, 1, 2021…

What bear market? Current BTC price dip still matches previous Bitcoin cycles, says analyst

Bitcoin (BTC) has “at least one more upward impulse to come” before reaching this halving cycle’s all-time high, new research maintains. In a series of tweets about the current state of BTC price action, popular analyst TechDev argued that contrary to many opinions, there is nothing unusual about BTC/USD in 2022. Bitcoin in 2021: Nothing to see here With a drawdown of 40% from November’s all-time highs of $69,000 still ongoing, sentiment has likewise taken a hit — “extreme fear” still characterizes both Bitcoin and altcoin markets. For TechDev, known…

NFT sales and blockchain games continue to grow despite the recent market slump: Report

January 2022 continues to be rough for crypto investors as current markets see turbulent fluctuations in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Some have attributed the slump to recent federal intentions to introduce new rate hikes, and the political turmoil in Kazakhstan which significantly lowered the hash rate of bitcoin. On Jan. 14, the price of Bitcoin dipped below $42,000 as traders continued to hold out hope for bullish signals.  NFT trading and blockchain games on the other hand seem to have resisted the dip. According to reports from DappRadar, NFT…

TokenBot helps crypto traders build social communities and monetize market knowledge

There are many advantages to automating one’s trading tactics instead of pointing and clicking with a mouse. For starters, bots can execute trading decisions free of emotion, are lighting fast, and have far fewer margins of error. According to CNBC estimates, crypto trading bots account for 70% to 80% of the overall trading volume. TokenBot is an automated copy-trading platform designed for social trading groups and communities within messaging apps such as Discord, Telegram, and Slack. Once added to a social media group, TokenBot monitors the admin’s account on an…

OpenSea trading volume set for record month despite crypto market retreat

The world’s leading NFT marketplace OpenSea is poised to break its own record for monthly sales on Ethereum as daily volumes are surging. OpenSea’s $2.1 billion in trading volume of nonfungible tokens (NFT) through Jan. 10 is more than half the total trading volume for the entirety of August 2021, the highest month on record. Volume reached nearly $3.5 billion in that month, according to Dune Analytics. The marketplace is currently on pace to top $6 billion in trading volume for January should the current trend continue. Current trading volume…

Ethereum plunges 13%, down more than Bitcoin after Fed spooks crypto market

Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) plunged sharply hours after the U.S. Federal Reserve released the minutes of their December meeting, showing that they eye a faster timetable for hiking interest rates in 2022. The minutes showed that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is in favor of raising short-term rates “sooner or at a faster pace than participants had earlier anticipated.” According to the CME Group, trading in the interest-rate futures market showed a two-thirds possibility of the first increase in March. Ether turned lower after the minutes were released, dropping by…