Bear market

Bitcoin hodling activity resembles previous market bottoms: Glassnode

The majority of Bitcoin has been “hodled” for at least three months in behavior bearing a striking resemblance to previous Bitcoin market bottoms, says blockchain analytics firm Glassnode. In a July 16 tweet, Glassnode noted that more than 80% of the total U.S. dollar (USD)-denominated wealth invested in Bitcoin has not been touched for at least three months. This signifies that the “majority of BTC coin supply is dormant” and that hodlers are “increasingly unwilling to spend at lower prices,” said the firm. Over 80% of the total USD denominated wealth invested in #Bitcoin has been HODLed for at least 3-months. This signifies that the majority of the $BTC coin supply is dormant, and HODLers are increasingly unwilling to spend at lower prices. Live Chart: https://t.co/lRtBe69Phz pic.twitter...

Binance CEO plans to leverage crypto winter

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, commonly known as “CZ,” said in a recent interview that a potential crypto winter is good for business. When asked how Binance will fare during the current crypto winter following reports of recruitment freezes at Gemini and Coinbase, he answered confidently. “It’s not the first time we’ve gone through a crypto winter. If we are in a crypto winter, it would be my third and Binance’s second. So it’s not the first time we’ve been through this.” Some climbing ahead. Not the first time, won’t be the last. We will get there. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) June 13, 2022 Changpeng Zhao has undertaken what is, for many exchanges, a hairy endeavor — recruiting new staff during a bear market to take advantage of the next possible bull market. “Right now is much b...

Crypto.com gets nod in Dubai and FTX launches in Japan

Two out of the top 10 largest cryptocurrency exchanges by volume will expand into new markets, with Crypto.com obtaining a provisional crypto license in Dubai and FTX launching in Japan. Crypto.com announced on June 2 that the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) provided the exchange with provisional approval of its Virtual Asset License giving the company the go-ahead based on initial compliance checks. The exchange said that VARA will carry out further due diligence and other mandated requirements before its full operating license is issued which it expects to happen in the “near term” Crypto.com said in March it would create a regional office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) largest city after it enacted new laws for crypto and created VARA with the goal of making Dubai a ...

Market cleansing bear cycles are healthy say industry experts

Crypto markets are undeniably bearish, but some industry insiders believe these conditions will shake out the bad actors and create greater opportunities for future participants. Traders tend to lament the negative price action and relative difficulty in executing profitable trades in bearish market conditions. However, several leading analysts and builders agree that this is the time to make moves that will lead to the greatest gains when bullish sentiments return. Polygon (MATIC) co-founder Mihailo Bjelic told CNBC on May 27 that the current downturn and recent major sell-off earlier this month were just what the market needed. Bjelic believes that the market became “maybe a little bit irrational, or maybe a little reckless,” as the total crypto market cap grew by 12.5 times between Nove...

Crypto market selling pressure remains Asia dominated: Glassnode

The Bitcoin network’s on-chain activity still appears to be in a bear market as U.S. and E.U. buyers are struggling to stay ahead of sellers based in Asia. Blockchain analytics firm Glassnode’s latest report on the weekly activity of the Bitcoin (BTC) network shows that the price of the largest crypto by market cap has stayed firmly within the same tight $5,000 range from $37,680 to $42,312. However, on March 22 the asset saw a sudden spike in price which elevated prices to a two-week high. Overall, the network is in a demonstrable lull according to Glassnode’s weekly review: “Bitcoin network utilization and on-chain activity remains firmly within bear market territory, albeit is recovering.” The research concluded that there is a distinct difference in the behavior of the average BTC inve...

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 expected in March, fears of conflict in Ukraine, as well as growing civil unrest in Canada and elsewhere.” It added that as the downtrend deepens, “the probability of a ...

Willy Woo: ‘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 would say we’re at peak fear. No doubt about it, people are really scared, which is typically […] an opportunity to buy.” I guess BTC is in demand lately pic.twitter.com/5h1IeMT2lK — Willy Woo (@woonomic) January 29, 2022 In the short term, Woo noted that ...