Automated market makers are a true public good in crypto, enabling genuinely decentralized trading 24/7 and supporting the wider DeFi ecosystems. But they’re not without a host of problems, writes digital economist and academic Christos A. Makridis. The decentralized finance (DeFi) market has surged since 2021, growing from just over $20 billion to nearly $160
Bitcoin (BTC) briefly broke above $32,000 on May 31, but the excitement lasted less than four hours after the resistance level proved to be tougher than expected. The $32,300 level represented a 20% increase from the May 12 swing low at $27,000 and it provided the necessary hope for bulls to buy some $34,000 and
Bitcoin (BTC) retains two of its best-known proponents, but one has cooled its BTC price forecasts considerably. In an interview with CNBC on June 9, Tom Lee, co-founder of independent research firm Fundstrat, revealed that he was unsure if BTC/USD would end the year above its starting price. Lee suggests market has “already bottomed” Bitcoin price
Since May 10, the Bitcoin (BTC) chart shows a relatively tight range of price movement and the cryptocurrency has failed to break the $32,000 resistance on multiple occasions. BTC-USD 12-hour price at Coinbase. Source: TradingView The choppy trading partially reflects the uncertainty of the stock market as the S&P 500 Index ranged from 3,900 to
Bitcoin (BTC) left both long and short traders behind in May and June, but data suggests trading it may be “easier” than many imagine. According to on-chain analytics resource Whalemap, Bitcoin whales have all but dictated market performance in recent weeks. Whales help pin Bitcoin at $30,000 In fresh analysis published on June 7, Whalemap
At least two technical indicators show Solana (SOL) could undergo a sharp price recovery in June, even after the SOL/USD pair’s 78.5% year-to-date decline. SOL price nears bullish wedge breakout First, Solana has been painting a “falling wedge” since May, confirmed by its fluctuations inside two descending, converging trendlines. Traditional analysts consider falling wedges as
Bitcoin (BTC) firmly recommitted to its trading range on June 7 after a fresh move higher was met with a swift sell-off. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView “Some of the best chop we’ve seen” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD rejecting decisively at resistance it last encountered on June 1.
Bitcoin (BTC) has been unable to close above $32,000 for the past 28 days, frustrating bulls and pushing the Fear and Greed index to bearish levels below 10. Even with today’s small boost, the tech-heavy Nasdaq stock market index is down 24% year-to-date. Investors who keep a close eye on regulatory development were possibly scared
Bitcoin (BTC) starts a new week with some fresh hope for hodlers after halting what has been the longest weekly downtrend in its history. After battling for support throughout the weekend, BTC/USD ultimately found its footing to close out the week at $29,900 — $450 higher than last Sunday. The bullish momentum did not stop
Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) has dropped more than half of its value in 2022 in dollar terms, while also losing value against Bitcoin (BTC), and now remains pinned below $2,000 for several reasons. What’s more, ETH price could face even bigger losses in June due to another slew of factors, which will be discussed below.
Solana’s (SOL) price dropped on June 3, bringing its net paper losses down to 85% seven months after topping out above $260. SOL price fell by more than 6.5% intraday to $35.68, after failing to rebound with conviction from 10-month lows. Now sitting on a historically significant support level, the SOL/USD pair could see an
Bitcoin (BTC) investment vehicles are seeing “gargantuan” inflows this month, which is a fresh sign that traders’ appetite for BTC exposure is mounting. Data from monitoring firm Arcane Research published this week shows that Bitcoin exchange-traded products (ETPs) now have record high BTC under management. “Happier days” for Bitcoin ETPs as buyers pile in Despite
Cryptocurrency bear markets destroy portfolio value and they have a dangerous tendency to drag on for longer than anyone expects. Fortunately, one of the silver linings of a market-wide pullbacks is that it gives investors time to re-focus and spend time researching projects that could thrive when the trend turns bullish again. Here’s a five areas
Bitcoin (BTC) climbed to fresh local highs overnight into June 3 after United States equities cut losses. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Wall Street provides short-term relief Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD gaining steadily to hit $30,670 on Bitstamp before consolidating. The mood among stocks was more solid during
In a May 30 tweet, Ethereum (ETH) core developer Tim Beiko confirmed that the much-anticipated switch from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake can be expected “around June 8 or so.” Interestingly, Ether’s price action is relatively unchanged despite the unexpected bullish announcement. There was a +10% spike on May 30, but those gains were given back between
Cardano (ADA) price climbed from $0.48 on May 30 to as high as $0.68 on May 31—a 45% rally in less than 48 hours. But ADA/USD failed to extend its rally further upward and dropped by almost 13.75% from its weekly high. ADA price: bear market vibes Cardano’s price retreated sharply on June 1, giving up a