On-chain privacy is key to the wider mass adoption of crypto

Innovations in the crypto space appear daily. Whether through decentralized applications or new ways to implement and use nonfungible tokens (NFTs) within decentralized finance, blockchain technology is innovating at the speed of light. The only thing missing? Widespread adoption. One thing holding this back is the very public nature of the blockchain. DeFi, as it operates now, lacks meaningful privacy. In order to catalyze broad adoption for businesses, governments and individuals, those executing blockchain transactions should expect regular, consistent privacy. First, we need to define what privacy means. It does…

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Bitcoin is 40%+ down from its ATH, but on-chain analysts say it’s ‘starting to bottom out’

The cryptocurrency market has experienced another rollercoaster week that saw Ether price drop below $3,000 and Bitcoin price hit a new multi-month low at $37,700. Equities markets also endured a sharp sell-off primarily due to investor fear over potential changes to the size of the Federal Reserve’s next rate hike. To date, Bitcoin price 41.72% down from its $69,000 all-time high and while price might be in what some describe to be a bear market, a deeper dive into various on-chain and derivatives data shows that a drop in inflows…

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Ethereum on-chain data hints at further downside for ETH price

Analyzing Ether’s (ETH) current price chart paints a bearish picture, which is largely justified by the 11% drop over the past month, but other traditional finance assets faced more extreme price corrections in the same period. The Invesco China Technology ETF (CQQ) is down 31% and the Russell 2000 declined by 8%. Ether price at FTX, in USD. Source: TradingView Currently, traders fear that losing the descending channel support at $2,850 could lead to a stronger price downturn, but this largely depends on how derivatives traders are positioned along with…

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On-chain metrics hint at a bearish outlook for Bitcoin

Blockchain analytics provider Glassnode has depicted a bearish scenario for Bitcoin as on-chain metrics suggest increased selling pressure is imminent. In its weekly analytics report on Feb. 21, on-chain metrics firm Glassnode said that Bitcoin bulls “face a number of headwinds,” referring to increasingly bearish network data. The researchers pointed at the general weakness in mainstream markets alongside wider geopolitical issues as the reason for the current risk-off sentiment for crypto assets. “Weakness in both Bitcoin, and traditional markets, reflects the persistent risk and uncertainty associated with Fed rate hikes…

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Bitcoin on-chain data hints at institutions ‘deploying capital’ at expense of ‘hodlers’

“Sophisticated passive buying” on Bitcoin (BTC) spot exchanges coincides with the trend of BTC leaving exchanges to cold storage. Adjusted Bitcoin supply shock. Source: Willy Woo The price recovery witnessed in the Bitcoin market across the last two weeks coincided with a rise in hodlers and speculative investors selling their coins, according to data provided by researcher Willy Woo. Nonetheless, BTC’s price ability to withstand the selling pressure meant there was buying pressure coming from elsewhere. As Cointelegraph reported earlier this week, so-called Bitcoin whales are accumulating BTC at current…

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Bitcoin On-Chain Demands Suggests That The Market Has Reached Its Bottom

Bitcoin on-chain analysis can be a good way to try to guess where the market is headed. The market tends to repeat itself with metrics looking the same before a bull or a bear rally, thus making this data a pretty good indicator of what’s to come. Analyst Willy Woo uses this same data to demonstrate a pattern that occurs before the bull rally, the criteria which are being met once again. Start Of A Bull Run? In a recent string of tweets, analyst Willy Woo presents data from on-chain…

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‘Peak fear’ but on-chain metrics say it’s not a bear market

Bitcoin analyst and co-founder of software firm Hypersheet Willy Woo believes that on-chain metrics show that BTC is not in a bear market despite observing “peak fear” levels. Speaking on the What Bitcoin Did podcast hosted by Peter McCormack on Jan. 30, Woo cited key metrics such as a strong number of long term holders (wallets holding for five months or longer) and growing rates of accumulation suggest that the market has not flipped the switch to bear territory: “Structurally on-chain, it’s not a bear market setup. Even though I…

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Crypto.com breach may be worth up to $33M, suggests onchain analyst

Onchain analyst claims that Crypto.com’s loss in the latest security breach might have been worth more than the reported $15 million. Pseudonymous ErgoBTC, an on-chain analyst at Bitcoin (BTC) research firm OXT Research, claims that the Crypto.com security breach that was said to have resulted in the loss of 4.6K ETH ($15 million), may be worth up to $33 million. Adding another 444 BTC to the previously reported 4.6k ETH from yesterday’s @cryptocom hack. Still no acknowledgement of loss, despite large outflows from the custodial wallet into ETH’s Tornado Cash…

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Key on-chain metric shows Bitcoin miners in ‘massive’ BTC accumulation mode

New data shows that Bitcoin (BTC) miners are hoarding more coins than at any time in the past five months, which could be a fresh signal that the current prices are not for selling. Analyzing its miner net position change indicator on Jan. 11, on-chain analytics firm Glassnode revealed what popular Twitter account Bitcoin Archive described as “massive” accumulation by miners. Miners show no desire to sell Bitcoin price may be disappointing spot traders this year, but long-time market participants are anything but concerned. In addition to strong hands or…

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Solana on-chain development increases after a recent DDoS attack

Solana — whose native crypto, SOL, is the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization — is leading on-chain development charts despite a recent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. As per Santiment data, Solana surpassed the daily GitHub submission rates of Polkadot and Cardano to become the leading blockchain over the past month. The number of daily GitHub submissions for Solana reached 90 between Nov. 12 and Monday, followed by Polkadot at 76 and Cardano at 65. Daily GitHub submissions Bitcoin, Solana, Cardano and Polkadot from Nov. 12–Dec. 13, 2021. Source: Santiment The…

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