Previous Bitcoin Bull Run Patterns Suggest Current Run Could See a $160K Top, Possible $25K Bottom

While digital currency markets have increased significantly in value a number of crypto asset proponents are wondering how far the next bull run will take them. For instance, the last three bitcoin bull runs saw different price spikes and significant drops below 80% as well. If the next bitcoin bull run follows a similar pattern, it’s quite possible the crypto-asset could reach $160k per unit. At the time of publication, the cryptocurrency economy is well above a half of a trillion dollars and is hovering at $538 billion today. The…

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4 metrics suggest Bitcoin price will correct — But can BTC hit $20K first?

A pullback in the price of Bitcoin (BTC) is likely, based on several on-chain data points, namely the Spent Output Profit Ratio (SOPR) indicator, stablecoin inflows, stacked sell orders at $19,000, and the Crypto and Fear Index. However, the question remains when that correction would occur. Profit-taking pullback possible with lower buy pressure The  SOPR indicator essentially gauges how profitable Bitcoin holders are at the moment. When the SOPR is high, BTC is at risk of a profit-taking pullback since traders tend to sell when they are in profit. Adjusted Bitcoin…

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3 key on-chain metrics suggest Ethereum price is in a 2017-style bull run

Ether (ETH) price is currently ranging between $440 and $470, which is similar to the price action seen in December 2017. Back then, the scenario ended up being incredibly bullish, and the altcoin quickly rocketed toward $1,400.  Fast forward to 2020, and some investors believe a similar outcome may occur as a few key on-chain and technical indicators are mirroring the levels seen in the previous bull run. On Dec. 10 Ether price was $450, and it took only 34 days for Ether to reach its all-time high. Before this…

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Keep dreaming! Options data suggest $560 Ethereum price won’t happen

This week Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) prices reached new highs as a slew of bullish news continued to pump investors’ hope that the next crypto-bull market will mirror the one seen in 2017.  Many novice traders simply follow spot prices on the major crypto exchanges to gauge the direction price might take. However, reviewing options markets data can provide additional relevant insights on market sentiment. Looking at the most recent activity in Bitcoin options, it is clear that some trades occurred on strikes that seemed improbable even for the…

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Multiple data points suggest Bitcoin’s 2017-style bull run has begun

Last week, Bitcoin (BTC) saw its price rise 6.95%, rising from $10,804 on October 5 to $11,555 by October 12. The surge marked the best performing week for the price of Bitcoin since July and data show a noticeable shift in market sentiment around the digital asset. According to data from TheTie, an alternative data provider for digital assets, the daily sentiment score for Bitcoin has reached 62.4. The metric measures the tone of conversations in Twitter to derive positive or negative sentiment in the market, and any score above…

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‘Bulls have won’ — Bitcoin whale clusters suggest BTC trend reversal

Bitcoin (BTC) whale clusters indicate that the price could be in a short-term trend reversal after BTC’s recovery beyond $10,700. In the past two days, BTC price rose by nearly 6% from $10,135 to $10,755 across major exchanges. Whale clusters form when large investors accumulate Bitcoin and do not spend or move their holdings for significant periods of time. This typically indicates that whales expect BTC price to increase in the near term. The hourly map of Bitcoin whale clusters. Source: Whalemap Whalemap, an on-chain analysis firm that tracks whale…

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Preliminary tests suggest Nvidia RTX 3000 series may take AMD’s mining crown

The newly released generation of Nvidia graphics cards, the RTX 3000 series, is generating some buzz among miners as it is expected to be a vast improvement over the previous generations. While the cards were initially speculated to be only a minor upgrade, new information seems to confirm that they could reach hash rates of around 100 Megahashes per second for Ethereum and Ethash mining. This would be more than a two-fold improvement over many of the top-of-the-line cards offered on the market today by both Nvidia and AMD. According…

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ETH Options Data Suggest $500 Ethereum Price is Closer Than It Seems

Open interest on Ether (ETH) futures grew by 250% over the past three months to reach $1.7 billion. This incredible build up occurred as the cryptocurrency broke the $400 resistance to reach its highest levels in two years. ETH futures open interest in USD terms. Source: Skew Unfortunately, there is no way to ascertain whether futures contracts are mostly used for protection or are the result of increasing leveraged bets on Ether price reaching $500.  The only reliable information from such a market is the basis, which is the comparison…

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Testnet Results Suggest Matic Could Power Ethereum to 7,200 TPS

Blockchain scalability solution Matic claims the network can supercharge the Ethereum ecosystem, after a two-month testnet run revealed it was able to process 7,2000 transactions per second (TPS). In a July 14 blog post by Matic Network, the project reported it had stress tested its Counter Stake CS-2008 testnet, which could “reliably handle a performance level of 7,200 TPS.”  The blog stated that this performance could be extrapolated to the Matic mainnet, which employs the same architecture. According to Matic, “the network was truly decentralized,” with 122 active validators running…

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