Here’s how Bitcoin’s impending death cross could be a contrarian buy signal

Bitcoin traders are sitting on their hands after spotting a death cross on the daily chart but could this be a buy signal for contrarian investors? Bitcoin’s (BTC) succession of sharp corrections from its all-time high at $64,900 has turned investor sentiment negative, at least for the short-term. While some analysts believe the bottom may have been hit, others are warning of a further fall due to the “Death Cross” pattern that, at the time of writing, is on the verge of completion.  For new traders, the name death cross…

Read More

Nvidia CEO: We’re “on the cusp of” a blockchain and NFT-enabled metaverse

Nvidia’s new Voyager campus is serving as a test ground for what it will look like when then Metaverse meets the physical world. One of the most powerful men in tech thinks that the metaverse — a term for a series of interlinked, persistent virtual worlds with self-contained economies — is just around the corner.  One of the most exciting use cases for blockchain and NFTs, enthusiasts inspired by Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash have long been hoping for a VR/AR world with a crypto-powered internal market. Now, however, Nvidia CEO…

Read More

Ethereum’s $1.5B options expiry on June 25 will be a make-or-break moment

Bulls and bears are equally nervous about the possible outcome of the June 25 $1.5 billion Ethereum options expiry. On June 25, Ether (ETH) will face its largest options expiry in 2021 as $1.5 billion worth of open interest will be settled. This figure is 30% larger than March’s 26 expiry, which took place as Ether price plunged 17% in 5 days and bottomed near $1,550.  However, Ether rallied 56% after March’s options expiry, reaching $2,500 within three weeks. These moves were completely uncorrelated to Bitcoin’s (BTC). Therefore, it is…

Read More

A new milestone for Bitcoin, COVID hits conference, Buterin’s DOGE payday: Hodler’s Digest, June 6–12

Coming every Saturday, Hodlers Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week   Bill to make Bitcoin legal tender passes in El Salvador El Salvador has officially become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. A law outlining the proposals, introduced by President Nayib Bukele, passed with a supermajority, attracting 62 out of…

Read More

Nexo in Miami: Crypto interest account giant talks DeFi, institutional adoption

Nexo believes that in the long run, regulation will help crypto more than hurt. While decentralized finance has stolen the show with big-number headlines over the past year — the closely-watched Total Value Locked (TVL) figure notably growing nearly 800%, rising from $20 billion at the start of 2021 to $157 billion at May peaks — centralized crypto financial services have likewise enjoyed explosive growth. According to Kalin Metodiev, CFA and co-founder at Nexo, the crypto savings account company has grown fourfold to $15 billion in AUM, expanded to 1.7…

Read More

VORTECS Report: When this indicator lights up, LUNA, MATIC and EGLD usually gain 10%

Compounding modest gains is a key strategy for successful crypto traders — LUNA doesn’t have to go to the moon to help profits rocket. Consistency is not generally a hallmark of crypto asset price movements. In a market characterized by volatility, outliers often become the norm — while even macro analysis of large cap assets such as Bitcoin and Ether is often wide of the mark. For cryptocurrencies with smaller market capitalizations, finding trading patterns can be even harder. But as the VORTECS Score™ from Cointelegraph Markets Pro continues to…

Read More

GME and AMC stock surge may impact crypto meme coins, BTC not so much?

GME and AMC push to greater highs on the back of memes as correlations with crypto begin to emerge. This year, stocks like the movie theater chain AMC Entertainment and video game retailer GameStop (GME) have been the vehicle for individual retail traders to show their dissent against the so-called “free market.”  Starting in late January and driven by sentiment from Reddit communities such as r/Wallstreetbets, these meme stocks have seen enormous growth this year. GameStop has shown 1,069.80% year-to-date returns, while AMC has shown 1,919.34% gains. At this rate,…

Read More

$288K BTC price ‘still in play’ says PlanB as Bloomberg champions Bitcoin halving

Bitcoin would “surprise” the stock-to-flow creator if it fails to return to its forecast trajectory, with three years still to go until crunch time. Bitcoin (BTC) can still hit an average price of $288,000 in the next three years, confident analyst PlanB has said after BTC/USD shed 7% on June 12. In a tweet on Saturday, the creator of the popular stock-to-flow Bitcoin price models cast aside doubts over the Bitcoin bull run continuing. PlanB: Business as usual for BTC Alongside a chart describing Bitcoin as “going for gold,” PlanB…

Read More

Forecasting Bitcoin price using quantitative models, Part 4

An intellectual attempt to estimate Bitcoin’s price, corrected according to the hash rate metric. This is Part Four of a multipart series that aims to answer the following question: What is the “fundamental value” of Bitcoin? Part One is about the value of scarcity, Part Two — the market moves in bubbles, Part Three — the rate of adoption, and Part Four — the hash rate and the estimated price of Bitcoin. Hash rate and the estimated price of Bitcoin In data mining, the term “hash rate” is a security…

Read More

Bitcoin Taproot upgrade finally locked-in, activation set for November

With Taproot achieving the 90% critical consensus mark among mining nodes, all is now set for Bitcoin soft fork activation later in November. The Taproot upgrade has achieved the first significant milestone on the road to activation as 90% of the Bitcoin (BTC) mining hash rate signaled for the protocol improvement within the current difficulty epoch. Data from Taproot.watch, a webpage created by Bitcoin developer Hampus Sjöberg, shows the lock-in stage is now completed. All recognized mining pools signaled for the upgrade with Slush Pool being the first to do…

Read More