Ethereum $1K price support in danger as Q2 comes to a close

Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) fell on the final trading day of Q2/2022, trading in sync with riskier assets amid persistent fears of higher inflation and rising interest rates. And it could result in further declines heading into Q3. ETH price breakdown underway ETH’s price plunged nearly 5% this June 30 to $1,044 following a four-day losing streak. The ETH/USD pair has also broke below its interim rising trendline support, which in conjugation with a horizontal trendline resistance to the upside, constitutes an “ascending triangle” pattern. Ascending triangles are bearish…

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Bitcoin Lightning Network developer updates node software with Taproot support

Lightning Labs, a developer of the Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network (LN), released a beta version of the Lightning Network Daemon (lnd) — a complete implementation of the LN node — with added support to the latest protocol upgrades including Taproot and Musig2, among other improvements. lnd is a software component that handles various aspects within the LN including managing a database, generating payment invoices and revoking payments, to name a few. The latest software release, named lnd 0.15 beta (v0.15-beta), aims to empower developers to create solutions for more use…

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Ethereum Turns Red, Why ETH Must Hold This Key Support

Ethereum declined below the $1,200 zone against the US Dollar. ETH is now at a risk of more losses if it fails to stay above the $1,150 support zone. Ethereum started a fresh decline from the $1,250 and $1,280 levels. The price is now trading below $1,200 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $1,200 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could decline sharply if there is a clear move below the $1,150…

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Grayscale reports 99% of SEC comment letters support spot Bitcoin ETF

Digital asset manager Grayscale reported overwhelming support in public comments for its application to launch a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund. In a Monday letter to investors, Grayscale said that of the more than 11,400 letters the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, had received in regards to its proposed Bitcoin (BTC) investment vehicle, “99.96 percent of those comment letters were supportive of Grayscale’s case” as of June 9. According to Grayscale, roughly 33% of the letters questioned the lack of a spot BTC ETF in the U.S., given…

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Market selling might ease, but traders are on the sidelines until BTC confirms $20K as support

The total crypto market capitalization fell off a cliff between June 10 and 13 as it broke below $1 trillion for the first time since January 2021. Bitcoin (BTC) fell by 28% within a week and Ether (ETH) faced an agonizing 34.5% correction. Total crypto market cap, USD billion. Source: TradingView Presently, the total crypto capitalization is at $890 million, a 24.5% negative performance since June 10. That certainly raises the question of how the two leading crypto assets managed to underperform the remaining coins. The answer lies in the…

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Bitcoin whale support lines up as trader says $14K ‘most bearish’ BTC price target

Bitcoin (BTC) survived another night without breaking $20,000 on June 17 as $14,000 cemented itself as a likely bottom level. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Trader plans to go “all in” on BTC at $14,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD dipping to $20,220 on Bitstamp overnight before rebounding up to $1,200 higher. The pair remained skittish but within a narrow range as market participants waited to see how long $20,000 would hold. The picture was complicated by increasing concerns over investment fund Three Arrows Capital…

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Hester Peirce expresses strong support for crypto spot ETFs and regulatory structure

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner Hester Peirce, sometimes known as Crypto Mom for her ardent support of the industry, spoke Tuesday at a conference hosted by the conservative-libertarian Federalist Society titled “Regulating the New Crypto Ecosystem: Necessary Regulation or Crippling Future Innovation?” Her lengthy remarks – over 4,00 words in the prepared version, which was augmented extemporaneously as she presented it – contain some of the bluntest criticisms of SEC policy she has made yet. Peirce characterized the SEC’s attitude toward the crypto market as “refusal to…

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‘Too early’ to say Bitcoin price has reclaimed key bear market support — Analysis

Bitcoin (BTC) crept higher after the June 14 Wall Street open as analysts hoped that long-term support had been preserved. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Hopes for “relief” from FOMC meeting Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView followed BTC/USD as it traded above $22,500 at the time of writing, having hit local highs of $23,300 on the day. The pair had seen a strong bounce after nearing $20,800, with traditional markets likewise recovering after panic set in over United States inflation. Eyeing where Bitcoin could go next, on-chain…

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