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5 stories that suggest crypto is moving into ludicrous territory

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The Bitcoin bull run may have slowed since the price retreated from $42,000 last week, but the pace of absurd crypto stories appears to have sped up.

Just like we saw in 2017, when a bull run gets going, life in the crypto gets increasingly weird. Maybe that’s because retail is finally here, with social media interest in Bitcoin hitting an all-time high last week.

The result is a hilarious combination of noobs trying to understand crypto amid crazy memes, influencers doling out terrible advice, and faded celebs shilling Bitcoin for bucks.

Dogecoin up 163% and listed on three new exchanges

The joke cryptocurrency that won’t quit, Dogecoin (DOGE), apparently doesn’t need Elon Musk’s help to maintain interest among crypto holders. This week, the token was listed on exchanges FTX and Huobi Futures with no apparent explanation. The price of DOGE has risen 163% in the past month as newcomers entered the markets, to $0.0087 at the time of publication.

Lindsay Lohan wants to drive “lambos to the moon”

Many initial coin offerings in 2017 brought with them a number of celebrity endorsements who haven’t really shown their faces in the crypto sphere since — for example, Steven Seagal, Paris Hilton and Floyd Mayweather. Actress Lindsay Lohan appeared in a crypto promotional video this week mentioning Ether (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) and telling people to “drive your lambos to the moon.” We suspect her fascination with crypto lasted about as long as the video took to shoot.

Ivan on Tech’s ‘Respect the Pump’ video

Crypto influencer Ivan on Tech became an instant meme thanks to this hilarious video where he told viewers to “respect the pump” multiple times and even invoked Star Wars by saying “let the pump be with you.” The social media star ended up saying “pump” at least 12 times in under a minute:

Regulators warn noobs away from crypto

Regulators have also taken notice of the growing demand for Bitcoin during the recent rally, and responded in the time honored manner. New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority issued a warning to crypto users on Monday, saying they “should be prepared to lose all of their money,” referring to cryptocurrencies as “high risk and highly volatile assets.” The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority made a similar statement, calling on people to be “aware of the risks” of cryptocurrency.

Using astrology to predict crypto

Maren Altman, a self-described astrologer, author, and entrepreneur, has been telling her Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube followers that star charts can help predict the price movements of cryptocurrencies. Well, why not? She made waves on social media in December by saying it was a good time to buy XRP “due to the astrology.”

Her recent predictions on Bitcoin have to be seen to be believed:

Less than two months ago Bitcoin hadn’t even broken through the $20,000 barrier. Now the crypto asset is regularly featured in major news outlets above the fold and Google searches are once again approaching their all time high. The craziness is only going to increase from here.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/5-stories-that-suggest-crypto-is-moving-into-ludicrous-territory

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Bitcoin: Here’s the long-term signal you might be ignoring

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Bitcoin’s market capitalization hitting $1 trillion corresponded with a surge in price on the charts. In the said case, the last of the market volatility and network momentum pushed the price higher, before the drop that followed. However, if we look at Bitcoin as an asset to be used as collateral, there is wider scope for the vertical growth of its market capitalization.

Arcane Research’s latest report looked at the journey from $1 trillion to $20 trillion, a figure that is the value of the global market for collateral. Currently, while this $20 trillion market is dominated by government bonds and cash-based securities, there is a widening gap that is creating systemic risk in the system.

This makes it possible for Bitcoin to bridge the gap and make the collateral system largely risk-free and stable, unlike the fragility being observed right now. Counterparty risk and credit risk are currently the top two challenges in the collateral system and Bitcoin could emerge as the ideal solution in such a case.

Using Bitcoin as collateral, and how it impacts the price

Source: Arcane Research

Based on the aforementioned report, it can be estimated that around 6,25,000 BTCs are being used as collateral in the crypto-market. At their current price, that would be worth approximately $30 billion. However, right now, Bitcoin accounts for just 0.15% of the total collateral market. With the figures for the same expected to rise, the same is likely to have a positive impact on the price in the long-term.

Of late, whenever Open Interest on derivatives exchanges has hit a peak, it has coincided with times of high volatility and hikes in Bitcoin’s price, with corrections following soon after. An over-leveraged market is closer to price correction, based on past instances in previous cycles.

Using Bitcoin as collateral, and how it impacts the price

Source: Arcane Research

The attached chart, for instance, highlights the OI in Bitcoin Futures corresponding to March 2020’s Black Thursday and the recent ATH of $58,330. Since derivatives markets were the ones to first introduce Bitcoin as collateral, a hike in OI in Bitcoin Futures signals there may be an increase in the amount of Bitcoin being used as collateral, and eventually the price of the asset, in the long-term.

Now, this metric may not influence the price in the short-term as much as other metrics like trade volume, exchange reserves, and the SOPR. In the long-term, however, leveraged futures may lead to a hike in Bitcoin’s price.


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Source: https://ambcrypto.com/bitcoin-heres-the-long-term-signal-you-might-be-ignoring

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ProBit Exchange Lists EXGold (EXG) | Gold For The Digital Age

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ProBit Exchange Lists EXGold (EXG) | Gold For The Digital Age

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EXGold (EXG) has officially listed their token EXG on ProBit Exchange as the digital gold solution solidifies their partnership networks with one of the top South Korean exchanges and its global demographics.

EXGold was developed to capitalize on the burgeoning stable coin niche through its innovative, digitized protocol. Eliciting unmatched price stability and promising conceptual NFTs, EXGold will offer a reliable revenue stream for holders willing to subscribe to predetermined lockup periods.

Pegged to the price of gold, EXGold will reflexively mirror the price of its real-world counterpart. This relationship is immutable, meaning 1 EXGold token will always be worth the price of 1 gram of gold.

Grounded in the Ethereum protocol, EXG offers frictionless transferability and inherent scarcity, with a circulating token supply fixed at 5 million. EXGold ensures a fair, secure incentive structure with programmable smart contracts and predetermined lock-up periods. Soon to be available on Uniswap, EXGold developers are pushing to establish EXG as a potentially leading stablecoin and safe-haven asset.

EXGold’s recent partnership with a Peruvian mine, enabling direct tradeability, is a first of potentially many, real-world partners and the platform is transforming how traders interact with gold and view the “buy” and “hold” process.

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Source: https://zycrypto.com/probit-exchange-lists-exgold-exg-gold-for-the-digital-age/

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Bitcoin: Another Correction Stage is Over

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By Dmitriy Gurkovskiy, Chief Analyst at RoboForex

The digital currency is actively recovering after a deep correction. For bulls, it was important to make the price rebound from the support area at $42,500. A lot of investors are scared by such high volatility of the cryptoasset, even hedge funds are pretty sure that the number of institutional investors, who are ready to invest in BTC, will significantly increase after these fluctuations slow down.

Citibank experts believe that there comes a crucial moment for Bitcoin and the digital asset may either become a global payment method or end up with another speculative blowout. JPMorgan specialists are very active in recommending their clients to hedge from other types of markets, such as stocks and precious metals, and invest up to 1% of their investment portfolios in Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

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In the daily chart, BTC/USD has once again rebounded from the area between Moving Averages and that’s still an indication of a bullish impulse. The previous movement from such an area resulted in further growth of the asset by more than $29,000. Possibly, this scenario may repeat this time as well and BTC may reach $72,000-75,000. Another signal in favor of this idea is another rebound from the support line at the RSI. However, the bullish scenario may no longer be valid if the instrument breaks the rising channel’’ downside border and fixes below $42,950. After that, the price may move downwards with the target at $29,135.

The current asset growth can’t even be stopped by growing criticism of the primary cryptocurrency. Bill Gates is sure that the performance of transactions in the Bitcoin network is extremely power-consuming if compared with conventional transfers, and that causes a lot of harm to nature in the long run. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, who is called Indian Warrant Buffett, appealed for regulating authorities to ban BTC in India and said that the asset was just a speculation of the highest order.

Many investors think that the current aggressive growth of Bitcoin is just a temporary phenomenon caused by heightening interest among major investors. As far back as a year ago, Ray Dalio said that with cryptocurrencies moving higher and being accepted everywhere, these assets may face aggressive criticism as well as an eventual ban by authorities. This is exactly what we are witnessing right now.

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As we can see in the H4 chart, BTC/USD has broken the descending channel to the upside and may continue trading upwards to reach $65,000. However, one shouldn’t exclude that the pair may resume growing only after returning to the broken border. A strong signal in favor of a further uptrend will be a rebound from the support line at the RSI.

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Any predictions contained herein are based on the author’s particular opinion. This analysis shall not be treated as trading advice. RoboForex shall not be held liable for the results of the trades arising from relying upon trading recommendations and reviews contained herein.

Source: https://themerkle.com/bitcoin-another-correction-stage-is-over/

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