2 metrics signal the $1.1T crypto market cap resistance will hold

Cryptocurrencies have failed to break the $1.1 trillion market capitalization resistance, which has been holding strong for the past 54 days. The two leading coins held back the market as Bitcoin (BTC) lost 2.5% and Ether (ETH) retraced 1% over the past seven days, but a handful of altcoins presented a robust rally. Crypto markets’ aggregate capitalization declined 1% to $1.07 trillion between July 29 and Aug. 5. The market was negatively impacted by reports on Aug. 4 that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating every U.S.…

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‘Mega bullish signal’ or ‘real breakdown?’ 5 things to know in Bitcoin this week

Bitcoin (BTC) is bouncing back this week as a sudden surge challenges weekly highs. In what should provide some desperately needed confidence to bulls, BTC/USD is back at weekly highs on May 30, gaining several percent overnight. In contrast to recent weekly closes, the May 29 candle managed to limit the downside and reverse course immediately as the new week began. Nonetheless, Bitcoin has now sealed nine red weekly candles in a row, something never seen before in its history. Just how bearish is the largest cryptocurrency going into June? The…

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3 red flags that signal a crypto project may be misleading investors

Satoshi Nakamoto left a large pair of shoes to fill after releasing the code for Bitcoin (BTC) to the world, helping to establish the network, then vanishing without so much as a trace.  Over the years, the crypto ecosystem has seen many developers and protocol creators rise in stature to become crypto messiahs for faithful holders who eventually have their best-laid plans end in catastrophe when the protocol is hacked, rugged or abandoned by whimsical developers. 2022 is hardly halfway complete and the year has already seen a particularly bad…

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3 key metrics signal Terra (LUNA) price is preparing for a recovery

Terra (LUNA) price lost 31% over the past four weeks, erasing all of the gains accrued year-to-date and even though the token continues to outperform the broader cryptocurrency market by 20%, Terra is struggling to hold above the $85 support. Previously, a few bullish catalysts were Terra’s USD (UST) stablecoin flipping Binance USD (BUSD) to become the third-largest stablecoin on April 18 and the April 26 announcement that Fireblocks, a digital asset custody platform had seen institutional clients invest over $250 million into the Terra decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. This…

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Bitcoin repeats rare weekly chart signal that resulted in 50% BTC price dips

Bitcoin (BTC) is facing a rare chart phenomenon which has historically resulted in 50% price drawdowns, new data shows. In a tweet on April 25, popular account Nunya Bizniz noted a fresh warning sign from two key moving averages on BTC/USD. Analyst: BTC could spend 6 months recovering from dip For only the third time in its history, Bitcoin’s 20-week and 50-week moving averages (WMAs) have both started to slope downwards. While that may look harmless at glance, the result of the first two events — in late 2014 and…

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Bitcoin ‘buy’ signal excites as dollar, gold extend losses, BTC price heads past $41.5K

Bitcoin (BTC) closed above a crucial level into April 20 as the daily chart offered a long-awaited “buy” signal. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Trader: Bitcoin is a buy at $41,500 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed a daily close at $41,500 on Bitstamp for Tuesday. A strong performance, the sustained gains meant that fresh upside should be incoming, according to one trader eyeing a buy/sell indicator on daily timeframes. Last Sell Signal was at 46K$BTC Dumped 38KNow Buy Signal at 41K. Note: $BTC Needs Daily…

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Crypto rallies to $2T market cap as institutions signal readiness to enter

Bitcoin (BTC) and the broader cryptocurrency market rallied on Thursday, as the total value of digital assets crossed $2 trillion for the first time in over three weeks amid signs of a clear shift in market sentiment — headlined by Goldman Sachs, no less.  BTC printed an intraday high of $44,253, having gained more than 3% during the session, according to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView. The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has now recovered over 33% from its January low. The total crypto market cap has gained…

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2 metrics signal traders do not expect $2T crypto market cap anytime soon

Cryptocurrencies failed to break the 42-day long downtrend after the $1.95-trillion capitalization resistance was rejected on March 20. Even though Bitcoin (BTC) gained a modest 3.7% over the past seven days, altcoins presented a robust rally. Crypto markets’ aggregate capitalization showed a 6.2% increase to $1.92 trillion between March 14 and 21. Such performance was positively impacted by Ether’s (ETH) 14% gains, Cardano (ADA) increasing 13%, and Solana (SOL) gaining 10%. Total crypto market cap, USD billion. Source: TradingView While those assets were not the biggest weekly gains among the…

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Terra price signal that preceded an 80% LUNA rally is back

A technical setup that preceded a circa 80% price rally in the Terra (LUNA) market in August 2021 has appeared again. LUNA paints bullish MACD crossover The technical setup involves a so-called “signal line crossover” between LUNA’s weekly MACD line — equal to the difference between the token’s 12-week and 26-week moving averages (MA) — and the 9-week MA called the Signal Line, plotted above the zero line, as shown in the chart below. LUNA/USD weekly MACD illustration. Source: TradingView Together, these lines represent Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD), a…

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2 key derivatives metrics signal that Bitcoin traders expect BTC to hold $40K

Whenever Bitcoin (BTC) fails to break through important resistance levels, traders gain confidence and add to their altcoin positions. The logic is that, unless BTC drops significatively, these movements historically provide decent rewards for those shifting their portfolios toward higher risk. Bitcoin/USD at FTX. Source: TradingView In the past seven days, the aggregate market capitalization performance of the cryptocurrency market showed a modest 3% increase to $1.78 trillion. This number is roughly in line with the performance seen from Bitcoin, Ether (ETH), and Binance Coin (BNB). However, comparing the winners…

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