Traders say Bitcoin price ‘needed pullback’ to maintain bullish momentum

Bitcoin’s parabolic increase well above its previous all-time-high has many experiencing déjà vu from 2017 and a number of analysts are concerned the market is overdue for a sizable correction.  On Jan. 8 With Bitcoin (BTC) price reached a new all-time high at $41,940 and this week’s 28% collapse to $31,076 had professional and retail investors afraid that a strong trend reversal was in the making. BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView Bitcoin’s historical data shows that rapid parabolic ascents are usually followed by equally catastrophic corrections like the one seen…

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Bullish or bearish? PayPal hosts $242M in crypto trading over 24 hours

Global payments provider PayPal has doubled its previous crypto volume record, with $242 million worth of digital assets changing hands on the platform during Jan. 11. According to crypto market data aggregator Nomics, yesterday’s trading dwarfed PayPal’s previous volume record of $129 million recorded on Jan. 6. Since Jan. 1, daily volume has increased by 950% from $22.8. With the spike in PayPal’s volume coming amid Bitcoin’s rally into new all-time highs, the U.S.-based payments firm appears to be gathering popularity among retail traders. Nuggets News’ Alex Saunders asserted the…

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Ethereum price tumbles to $915, but traders are bullish for 4 key reasons

The past week has been an emotional rollercoaster for Ether (ETH) traders, as there were seven four-hour candles of a 10% or larger price movement.  Furthermore, the most recent 30% drop to $920 triggered $550 million in liquidations on long futures contracts. To complicate things even further, this current price correction is taking place just four weeks ahead of the launch of CME’s ETH futures. ETH/USD 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView It’s possible that even the most bullish Ether traders did not expect an 85% rally to occur in just eight…

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THORChain (RUNE) rallies 35% as the entire DeFi sector turns bullish

In the past week, a large number of altcoins have broken from their sideways ranges to post double-digit gains and it appears that investors are interpreting the current trend as a new ‘altcoin season’.  As historical data shows, these altcoin breakouts typically occur after Bitcoin (BTC) enters a consolidation phase after a sharp rally similar to the one the maket has witnessed over the past three weeks. For many of the recent top movers, technical analysis traders are simply capitalizing on tokens that show bullish market structure or are on…

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Are Bitcoin miners bullish? BTC miners face biggest difficulty bump in 3 months

Bitcoin (BTC) mining difficulty is set to rise by roughly 11% on Jan. 9, according to data from BTC.com. This marks the biggest increase in nearly four months that will put the metric over 20 trillion for the first time ever.  “Hashrate is on a tear!” commented popular pseudonymous Bitcoin trader hodlonaut three days ago. “When difficulty readjusts in 3 days, it will crush through 20T for the first time in Bitcoin history.” Bitcoin network difficulty reaches 20 trillion  The network difficulty is a relative measure of how hard it…

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These 4 key Bitcoin price metrics clearly reflect traders’ bullish optimism

As Bitcoin (BTC) price tested the $17,580 low on Dec. 11, investors remained relatively calm despite some analysts issuing bearish estimates. Last week’s trading may have finished at the same level where it started, but the fundamentals for Bitcoin have become even stronger. BTC/USD 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView Each time Bitcoin makes a new high, investors expect some form of correction. Despite failing to break through the $24,000 resistance, the price quickly bounced from its sub- $22,000 dip on Dec. 21. This event might have given sellers some hope, but…

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After 2020, I’m Bullish On Bitcoiners – Bitcoin Magazine

2020 was unforgettable, especially for Bitcoin. To help memorialize this year for our readers, we asked our network of contributors to reflect on Bitcoin’s price action, technological development, community growth and more in 2020, and to reflect on what all of this might mean for 2021. These writers responded with a collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking articles. Click here to read all of the stories from our End Of Year 2020 Series. Boy, what a year it’s been.   It’s hard to find the words to address 2020. I have wrestled…

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Overwhelming bullish sentiment once again proves costly

According to data collected from 1000+ crypto social media channels, the average crowd sentiment towards Bitcoin adapted from slightly bullish to overwhelmingly bullish over the days leading up to Thursday’s dramatic pullback, mirroring the levels previously observed during its May and August price tops, respectively.  The latest findings by Santiment, published in Cointelegraph Consulting’s biweekly newsletter, indicated that with both short-term and long-term Bitcoin holders in a position of +15% and +63% profit, the likelihood of profit-taking became high. To make matters more ominous, the funding rate on Bitcoin’s derivatives…

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Key Bitcoin and Ethereum options metrics show traders are wildly bullish

In the last few days, Bitcoin (BTC) price has underperformed Ether (ETH) by almost 20%. Even though BTC seems to be struggling to break the $18,800 barrier, both cryptocurrencies display the same bullishness according to derivatives markets data. BTC/USD and ETH/USD at Bitstamp. Source: Digital Assets Data Ether is entering a parabolic rally as its Eth2 network launch progresses, and this optimism is reflected in the options markets. Despite the lack of similar price action from BTC, Bitcoin traders seem unfazed, and data shows they are still wildly bullish. Futures…

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Ethereum’s on-chain activity surges and bullish sentiment spikes

The latest findings by Santiment, published in Cointelegraph Consulting’s biweekly newsletter, indicates that discussions around Ethereum have switched from highly bearish to predominantly bullish. Historically, this hasn’t meant good news for the token’s price. Ethereum’s on-chain activity, measured by unique daily addresses, has rebounded from its nose dive at the end of summer. The latest surge has taken Ethereum to a 3-week high of 420,610 addresses per day — marking a 25.2% growth compared to the day prior. Another noticeable trend is Ethereum’s 365-day dormant circulation, which tracks the renewed…

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