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Alpha Alarm: The Bitcoin outlook

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The market sentiment around Bitcoin is improving once again.

Bitcoin strongly recovered from $30,500, solidifying it as a major support area.

Oaktree’s Howard Marks, who was a Bitcoin skeptic for a long time, has become more neutral.

In a note shared by the pseudonymous derivatives trader “Light,” Marks said:

“Back in 2017, my memo There They Go Again… Again included a section on cryptocurrencies in which I expressed a high level of skepticism. This view has been a source of much discussion for me and Andrew, who is quite positive on Bitcoin and several others and thankfully owns a meaningful amount for our family.”

Atop the improving perception of institutions and the public about Bitcoin, various macro factors are buoying Bitcoin.

On January 15, the New York Times reported that the Biden administration plans to outline a $1.9 trillion spending plan.

Any major initiative that relaxes financial and market conditions in the U.S. would positively affect both risk-on assets and stores of value, like Bitcoin.

Grayscale has also reopened its products after closing them last month.

Grayscale BTC holdings [new inflows]. Source: Bybt.com
Grayscale BTC holdings [new inflows]. Source: Bybt.com

It could be coincidental, but the price of Bitcoin began surging upwards by over 20% after Grayscale reopened its products on January 13.

In the U.S., unlike some countries like Canada, there is no Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) available for institutions.

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is the go-to alternative for institutions to gain exposure to Bitcoin.

Hence, new inflows into the trust should serve as a catalyst for Bitcoin in the near term.

What do the charts say?

Based on exchange heatmaps and whale clusters, $37,834 has become a big short-term support level for Bitcoin, with $40,724 as the next resistance.

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The daily price chart of Bitcoin. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

Whale clusters form when whales or high-net-worth investors buy Bitcoin and do not move them afterward.

Clusters often become support areas because whales are likely to protect their positions and buy more Bitcoin if it drops to their entry point.

Bitcoin whale clusters. Source: Whalemap
Bitcoin whale clusters. Source: Whalemap

Exchange heatmaps also show $40,000 as the key resistance level.

On Binance especially, there are large sell orders stacked in between $40,000 and $40,500.

This simply means that if Bitcoin gets through $40,500, an explosive rally upwards would likely ensue.

Once it breaks $40,500, I am expecting a rally to $44,000.

But, if open interest stays at an all-time high and the derivatives market gets overheated once again, a flush drop, like January 12, would likely occur again.

In the larger picture, one highly encouraging trend is the inflow of stablecoins into exchanges.

In the cryptocurrency market, traders often use stablecoins to hedge their holdings. It is more convenient than cashing out to a bank account because it could take a longer time to buy Bitcoin back due to bank deposits.

When stablecoin deposits into exchanges increase, it means sidelined capital is entering the market. This is typically an optimistic trend.

On top of all this, Pantera Capital’s Dan Morehead sees Bitcoin surging to $115,000 in 2021.


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Bitcoin, currently ranked #1 by market cap, is up 4.56% over the past 24 hours. BTC has a market cap of $730.72B with a 24 hour volume of $62.95B.

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StormGain: Crypto Mining now available on all smartphones

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For many years, cryptocurrency mining has only been reserved to a select few – those people with enough time and capital willing to invest resources into setting up their own mining rigs. However, cloud mining has been quickly gaining speed, and StormGain’s solution removes the technical barriers from the equation in hopes of creating a more even playing field. 

Since miners need to keep several factors in mind, including electricity costs, upkeep and maintenance, and the overall investment return, mining has become less lucrative for the smaller players. StormGain wants to change this narrative, and give everyone the chance to participate in the verification of cryptocurrency transactions, earning a nice income whilst doing so. 

Cloud mining is a prevalent trend in the cryptocurrency industry today. However, many providers claim to offer significant yields and fail to deliver on those promises. StormGain is a different breed, as it provides a mobile-based cloud mining solution. Every user can mine cryptocurrency directly from their mobile phone without dealing with the hardware side of things. Mobile app users connect directly to remote cloud servers, allowing StormGain to provide a risk-free and convenient mining solution, incomparable to those offered by other cloud mining service providers. 

The first step is to register at the StormGain platform using a smartphone – or desktop computer for those who prefer that option. StormGain purposely opts for a pain-free registration process to get as many people acquainted with cloud mining as possible. The registration process also involves a lucrative bonus of $5 USDT, delivered directly to users’ mining accounts. The process is simple – upon registering, use the promo code MINER to receive the bonus. After confirming the account, users can begin mining Bitcoin right away by connecting to the cloud mining server, with no impact whatsoever on the smartphone’s performance. 

After meeting the minimal $10 USDT profit threshold, users are free to trade and exchange their crypto assets with StormGain. Withdrawal of mined currency is not possible without going through the trading process first, but all profit generated via trading can be transferred out of one’s account at any given time – a fair trade-off.

The trading and exchanging via StormGain is available at 0% commission, with users benefiting from all standard and advanced instruments at their disposal. The service also introduces fiat-based cryptocurrency purchasing for those who want to expand their crypto portfolio quickly and effortlessly. 

StromGain has contracted incredible partnerships since its inception, making it the 1# interest rate provider for crypto traders by CoinMarketCap, a member of the well-known Blockchain Association within the Financial Commission, but also an S.S. Lazio official trading partner, and the market’s best cryptocurrency trading & exchange platform, according to The European. To date, StormGain’s trading product notes a 30-day volume of over $6 billion, generated by tens of thousands of traders worldwide. 

What sets StormGain apart from other cloud mining providers is how mining rewards are proportional to trading volume. Users with a higher trading volume will earn a higher daily mining income. Mining with StormGain over more extended periods can have a significant impact on one’s profit potential, showcasing huge capital inflows for the most active miners and traders.  

Cloud mining rewards are distributed every 30-40 minutes. Then, users are free to withdraw the funds to their trading accounts, within less than 72 hours. For newcomers, the first mined Bitcoin rewards will become accessible within 4 hours, a feat that is available nowhere else within the cloud mining industry. 

About StormGain

As part of its services, StormGain’s cloud mining service effectively removes all entry barriers to the mining market. Consequently, there’s no longer a need to invest in expensive mining chips that take up space, make noise, and consume electricity. Contract prices are inherently small so ongoing investments can translate to significant profits over the long term. Since the bitcoin mining service is readily available via the cloud, accessing it via desktop and mobile devices couldn’t be easier, with no hardware and time investments involved. 

Disclaimer: This is a paid post and should not be treated as news/advice.


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SingularityNET Partners With Ocean Protocol Prior to the AI-Based DeFi Fund Launch

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[Press Release – Amsterdam, Netherlands, 18th May 2021]

SingularityNET’s first DeFi spin-off project, SingularityDAO, is announcing today their partnership with leading decentralized data provider Ocean Protocol.

The collaboration will see the OCEAN token’s inclusion in SingularityDAO’s index fund/investment portfolio. Moreover, SingularityDAO is designed to leverage AI at multiple levels: AI manages dynamic token-sets, executes predictive market-making strategies to provide liquidity for these token-sets on DEXs, and predictively models hedging strategies.

All this AI requires a lot of data to learn and improve, which is why SingularityDAO is a natural user of Ocean data sets – data sets published via Ocean Market (and other Ocean-based markets) into the Ocean ecosystem. The Ocean ecosystem is host to many diverse and varied trading and DeFi data sets. These make excellent candidates for consumption by SingularityDAO’s AI agents to enhance its financial modeling.

I’m really excited by the opportunity to work together with Ocean Protocol, one of the most respectable projects in crypto that has been constantly delivering community-driven, decentralized data solutions. SingularityDAO will constantly make use of data to train our ML and I can’t think of a better partner than Ocean Protocol. – Marcello Mari, CEO at SingularityDAO

The news follows the successful completion of a total of $5.2 million raised in three different rounds for the highly anticipated Governance Generation Event on MANTRADAO, which reached its hard cap within less than 2½ hours.

The protocol, described as ‘DeFi meets decentralized AI,’ held the event exclusively for SingularityNET $AGI holders and attracted 5,800 registrations in one week. The token sale raised $1.6 million (8,000,000 SDAO).
The successful Governance Generation Event follows a recent private sale wherein SingularityDAO raised $2.7 million of funding from a number of top-tier investors such as AlphaBit, Marshland Capita, GBV, and SMO Capital. SingulariyDAO’s governance token has been generated on May 13th and distributed on the same day. It is currently trading on Uniswap.

About SingularityDAO

SingularityDAO is a decentralized platform, governed by the SDAO token, tasked with governing DynaSets. DynaSets are diversified baskets of cryptocurrency assets dynamically managed by AI and curated by the protocol. SingularityDAO brings the financial sophistication of AI-managed funds to DeFi, deploying SingularityNET’s AI technology to navigate complex markets.

About Ocean Protocol

Ocean Protocol’s mission is to kickstart a Web3 Data Economy that reaches the world, giving power back to data owners and enabling people to capture value from data to better our world.
Data is a new asset class; Ocean Protocol unlocks its value. Data owners and consumers use the Ocean Market app to publish, discover, and consume data assets in a secure, privacy-preserving fashion.

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Bought the Dip? MicroStrategy Purchased $10M in Bitcoin at $43.6K

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Michael Saylor’s NASDAQ-listed company continues with its initiative to purchase sizeable amounts of bitcoins at frequent intervals. The firm said earlier today it had allocated another $10 million in cash in BTC, and its total stash is over 92,000 coins.

  • The founder and CEO of the business intelligence giant announced the latest purchase on Twitter earlier on May 12th.
  • It reads that the firm has bought 229 bitcoins for $10 million in cash at an average price of $43,663 per coin.
  • Keeping in mind the multiple purchases made since August 2020, the firm holds 92,079 bitcoins. MicroStrategy has paid $2.251 billion for its stash, with an average price of $24,450 per token.
  • Although this is far from being the largest single acquisition, as the company once bought more than $1 billion worth of BTC, this one actually comes in a compelling moment.
  • In fact, buying 10 million coins at an average price of $43,663 means that MicroStrategy has taken advantage of a popular narrative in the crypto community – buy the dip.
  • The price of the primary cryptocurrency has suffered severely in the past week or so after Elon Musk announced that Tesla has stopped receiving BTC payments for its electric vehicles.
  • In a matter of days, bitcoin fell from over $58,000 to a three-month low of $42,000.
  • Although losing $16,000 of value in less than a week could be considered a major blow, and some investors disposed of their coins even at a loss, MicroStrategy has reaffirmed its promise to continue buying bitcoin as part of its reserve treasury strategy.
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