Powers On… Summer musings after two particularly bad months in cryptoland – Cointelegraph Magazine

This column’s goal has never been to provide investment advice on cryptocurrencies or other digital assets, nor has it been to provide individualized legal advice. It has mostly been about my desire to freely set forth in writing my thoughts on the state of the crypto market and the legal affairs surrounding it. Powers On… is a monthly opinion column from Marc Powers, who spent much of his 40-year legal career working with complex securities-related cases in the United States after a stint with the SEC. He is now an…

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Bitcoin trader says expect more chop, downside, then sideways price action for BTC this summer

Discussion of the state of the crypto market has been a dominant headline over the past few weeks as non-crypto native media excoriate Bitcoin (BTC) and DeFi investors for investing in assets with no fundamental value. At the same time, crypto-savvy analysts and traders have been pouring over charts, looking for clues that signal when the market will bottom and reverse course. Novice investors are clearly nervous and a few have predicted the demise of the burgeoning asset class, but for those that have been around for multiple cycles, this new bear…

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Cointelegraph Store introduces Summer of Crypto merch collection

As the market gets hot with the recent price drops, traders need a way to stay cool and take a break from looking at their portfolios. Cointelegraph has dropped a summerwear collection to help holders express their identity as crypto believers, especially when it’s time to take a dip at the pool or the beach. Inspired by Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum, the Cointelegraph Store created new merchandise to celebrate the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The Summer of Crypto collection features swimwear, towels, flip flops and fanny packs…

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BTC price approaches $32K as analyst warns of ‘boring’ summer for Bitcoin

Bitcoin (BTC) retained new higher levels at the June 6 Wall Street open after BTC/USD snapped a nine-week losing streak. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Stocks could take BTC as high as $37,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed the largest cryptocurrency as it circled $31,500 on the back of 6% daily gains. The start of Wall Street trading provided further support to bulls as United States equities headed higher. The S&P 500 traded up 1.4% at the time of writing, while the Nasdaq Composite gained close…

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Avalanche price can double by summer as AVAX’s 20% weekly rally rekindles ‘bull flag’

A sharp upside retracement in the Avalanche (AVAX) market this week has raised its possibilities to rise by another 100% in Q2. Avalanche chart painting a ‘bull flag’ The bullish outlook primarily appears in the wake of AVAX’s multi-month bull flag setup, which formed after a strong price move higher to over $150, an all-time high in the Avalanche market. In detail, the setup is a downward sloping channel, denoted by two parallel trendlines against the previous trend, with volumes declining to underscore a weakening downtrend. AVAX/USD weekly price chart featuring ‘bull…

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Colorado governor says he expects state to accept tax payments in crypto by summer

Jared Polis, the governor of Colorado, has announced that the state government plans to allow residents to pay taxes in cryptocurrencies as early as summer 2022. In a Tuesday CNBC interview, Polis said crypto holders in Colorado could have the option of sending tax payments in digital currency, which the state would then convert back into fiat. The governor said that an unnamed intermediary would likely handle the exchange of crypto to fiat. “We expect by this summer — pretty soon — to accept crypto for all of our state…

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Surge in activity and token prices show ‘DeFi Summer 2.0’ already started

After a blistering start to 2021 saw token valuations and trading volumes surge to ignite the current bull market, the DeFi sector as a whole took a break while the NFT sector stepped into the limelight. While investors’ attention was elsewhere, DeFi prices have had time to consolidate and project developers were able to focus on protocol upgrades and in the past month, DeFi-related tokens have been gaining traction and look poised for a breakout in September.  DeFi Index perpetual futures 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView Data from Cointelegraph Markets and…

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These 3 metrics suggest there’s still time for another ‘DeFi Summer’

Decentralized finance (DeFi) has been a big part of the explosive growth seen across the cryptocurrency ecosystem in 2021 as decentralized exchanges like Uniswap and SushiSwap and lending protocols like Aave and Compound have added a new dimension of token utility.  Data from Messari’s DeFi Asset index shows that over the past 30 days, a majority of the top 10 DeFi tokens gained more than 20%, with the top gainer Terra (LUNA) seeing its price increase more than 116%. DeFi assets index. Source: Messari.io Three developments making the bullish case for…

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