Another week, another round of Crypto Tidbits.
At one point this week, analysts thought Bitcoin was about to be thrust into a full-blown bull market. The cryptocurrency saw a strong rally at the start of the week that took ti as high as $9,800 on major exchanges. But in normal BTC fashion, the rally was shut down as buyers were liquidated, resulting in a plunge to $9,000.
The cryptocurrency has since stabilized in the low-$9,000s. This is above the psychological support of $9,000 and
Bitcoin price chart (the past week's price action, since the 19-20th) from TradingView.com
There seems to be a growing sense of unease around Bitcoin’s price action. The reason: BTC has been unable to hold the high-$9,000s and levels above $10,000.
As reported by NewsBTC, analyst Cole Garner sees at least four crucial reasons why Bitcoin could see a “big” move lower. These reasons are as follows:
- Blockchain analytics firm Glassnode has found that Bitcoin miners have withdrawn large amounts of BTC from their wallets to exchanges. The amount withdrawn is purported the highest value in over a year.
- Institutions are still bearish on cryptocurrencies, with “institutional traders” net short on the CME’s Bitcoin futures.
- The Bitfinex “buy wall” around $8,500-9,000 is rapidly being eroded.
- Bitcoin’s order book delta has purportedly been “skewed massively to the sell side for almost six weeks.”
1/ I am massively bullish on #Bitcoin, but I think the next big move is likely [email protected] just reported the largest $BTC transfer from miners to exchanges in over a year. pic.twitter.com/Uwj4hHveyx
— Cole Garner (@ColeGarnerBTC) June 24, 2020
Bloomberg has also shared that a trend indicator suggests the crypto market is forming a downtrend.
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Bitcoin & Crypto Tidbits
- PayPal Looking Into Crypto Support: Over the past few years, it has been known that PayPal has dabbled in crypto here and there. The company was reported to have an internal digital asset meant for its employees. Yet the company may be entering the crypto space for real, according to a CoinDesk report. Sources told the outlet that the fintech giant is looking to offer an in-app crypto exchange through partners like Coinbase and Bitstamp. While the details were somewhat sparse as the news was rumor-based, PayPal does have 325 million users that could benefit from this. Yet not everyone sees this news as decisively bullish for Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market. Many diehard decentralists have noted how this system will likely be heavily monitored