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Bitcoin Bears May Soon Be Punished as On-Chain Data Grows Bullish

Bitcoin has seen some incredibly bearish price action throughout the past few days, with the cryptocurrency’s price declining to lows of $9,900 before being able to find some strong support. The buying pressure here did prove to be rather significant, as it allowed the token to rally higher and once again stabilize within the lower-$10,000 […]

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Bitcoin has seen some incredibly bearish price action throughout the past few days, with the cryptocurrency’s price declining to lows of $9,900 before being able to find some strong support.

The buying pressure here did prove to be rather significant, as it allowed the token to rally higher and once again stabilize within the lower-$10,000 region.

This mixed price action has done little to offer insight into its near-term trend, but it does appear that BTC is at a pivotal point.

Any sustained dip below $10,000 could cause it to post even further losses, whereas further strength may allow it to establish its $9,900 lows as a long-term bottom.

One analyst is noting that on-chain data seems to suggest that BTC is strong from a fundamental perspective, which may mean that its ongoing descent won’t last for too much longer.

Bitcoin Shows Signs of Weakness as Bulls Struggle to Defend $10,000

At the time of writing Bitcoin is trading down just under 3% at its current price of $10,200. This is around the price at which it has been trading throughout the past few days, as bulls have been vying to hold it above $10,000.

In the near-term, where it trends next may depend largely on whether or not the buying pressure between $9,900 and $10,000 continues holding, as a break below here could be all that is needed for it to rocket significantly higher.

It is important to keep in mind that $9,900 has been visited and defended on multiple occasions throughout the past couple of days.

Each visit to this level has been highly fleeting and following by strong rebounds. This may mean that further upside is imminent in the near-term.

On-Chain Data Shows BTC is Fundamentally Strong

One analyst observed that data surrounding the selloff’s momentum and exchange outflows seems to indicate that this downside movement may soon come to an end.

He believes that Bitcoin may soon “punish” late shorts and rally higher.

“If you’re shorting $BTC anywhere after this short-term 2k dump, you may get surprised soon quite a bit imo. On-chain suggests selloff interest momentum’s decreased sharply to have way more outflows vs inflows. May take out over-leveraged longs, then punish late shorts and reverse,” he said.

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Unless the region between $9,900 and $10,000 is firmly broken below this weekend, there’s a solid chance that Bitcoin sees further near-term upside.

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Source: https://www.newsbtc.com/2020/09/05/bitcoin-bears-may-soon-be-punished-as-on-chain-data-grows-bullish/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bitcoin-bears-may-soon-be-punished-as-on-chain-data-grows-bullish

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Déjà vu: Ethereum’s First Month of CME Futures Overwhelmingly Bearish

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Futures contracts allow institutional investors to hedge against future price movements of an asset with the possibility of shorting them. Just like with Bitcoin, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched its products when Ethereum was trading on its way to an all-time high.

It is unsurprising then that the first month of trading futures has been bearish as the asset’s price has retraced heavily and those shorting it on CME would have been correct to do so.

Déjà vu For Crypto Futures

CME launched its Ether futures on Feb. 8, and at the time the asset was trading at around $1,600. As reported by CryptoPotato at the time, a bearish reaction was expected.

Ethereum prices hit an all-time high of $2,050 on Feb. 21, but have corrected by 30% since then to today’s prices of around $1,450 – 10% lower than when the futures were launched.

ETH has underperformed BTC since the CME futures launch but a similar situation occurred with BTC, which underperformed ETH after its CME futures launch.

When Bitcoin futures were first launched in December 2017, the asset hit an all-time high a week or so later then pulled back heavily resulting in a similar effect on futures markets. Exactly the same has happened with Ethereum a little over three years later.

Of course, BTC has recovered and entered a new bull market and the same will happen with Ethereum regardless of how deep this correction goes.

In terms of volumes, the CME is reporting its highest ever day as Feb. 23 with 2,092 contracts traded. That volume has slumped to around 749 contracts on Feb. 26.

Longer-term contracts are likely to be bullish as the rollout of ETH 2.0 and the growth of staking opportunities is likely to push ETH prices to new highs whilst alleviating those epic transaction cost issues.

Ethereum Price Outlook

Currently, Ethereum has gained 4% on the day but has declined almost 30% since its peak last weekend. The asset fell to a monthly low of $1,300 on Feb. 28 but has since recovered a little to trade back over $1,400 again at the time of press.

There is strong support at current levels so ETH needs to remain above it to maintain the current momentum. A fall below could see ETH settle at just over $1,200 but a sustained move higher would need to see resistance at $1,600 broken again.

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Kraken Daily Market Report for February 28 2021

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Overview


  • Total spot trading volume at $1.82 billion, down from the 30-day average of $2.06 billion.
  • Total futures notional at $594.6 million.
  • The top five traded coins were, respectively, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, Tether, and Polkadot.
  • Most coins had losses, but Storj ended +1.9% over USD.

February 28, 2021 
 $1.82B traded across all markets today
 Crypto, EUR, USD, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF, AUD 
XBT 
$44187. 
↓4.0% 
$675.3M
ETH 
$1337.0 
↓8.0% 
$357.2M
ADA 
$1.2216 
↓7.1% 
$266.9M
USDT 
$1.0003 
↓0.06% 
$159.7M
DOT 
$30.816 
↓7.7% 
$76.2M
USDC 
$1.0000 
↑0.0% 
$26.0M
LTC 
$158.32 
↓7.7% 
$24.1M
XRP 
$0.4102 
↓5.8% 
$20.9M
LINK 
$23.667 
↓9.6% 
$19.5M
KSM 
$197.06 
↓14% 
$12.2M
XLM 
$0.3923 
↓10% 
$11.9M
XDG 
$0.0467 
↓6.5% 
$11.1M
BCH 
$445.77 
↓7.7% 
$9.05M
FLOW 
$20.565 
↓0.04% 
$8.9M
ALGO 
$0.9922 
↓9.4% 
$8.41M
GRT 
$1.4982 
↓11% 
$6.79M
UNI 
$21.239 
↓9.5% 
$6.4M
XMR 
$209.91 
↑0.2% 
$6.22M
XTZ 
$3.2894 
↓9.4% 
$5.84M
DAI 
$1.0014 
↓0.0% 
$5.46M
ATOM 
$17.059 
↓10% 
$5.25M
AAVE 
$309.75 
↓6.8% 
$5.13M
DASH 
$190.75 
↓9.4% 
$3.95M
FIL 
$35.897 
↓5.2% 
$3.37M
YFI 
$28850. 
↓8.1% 
$3.26M
EOS 
$3.3847 
↓7.7% 
$2.85M
TRX 
$0.0438 
↓5.6% 
$2.79M
ZEC 
$112.46 
↓6.1% 
$2.5M
SNX 
$16.848 
↓10% 
$2.34M
QTUM 
$4.7348 
↓10% 
$2.19M
ICX 
$1.3552 
↓11% 
$1.9M
BAT 
$0.4747 
↓7.6% 
$1.87M
SC 
$0.0090 
↓9.8% 
$1.74M
NANO 
$4.8697 
↓5.1% 
$1.6M
COMP 
$365.42 
↓8.5% 
$1.42M
CRV 
$1.6987 
↓13% 
$1.4M
WAVES 
$8.6036 
↓10% 
$1.37M
STORJ 
$0.6465 
↑1.9% 
$1.34M
OMG 
$4.0980 
↓8.4% 
$1.16M
OXT 
$0.4319 
↓7.4% 
$1.0M
ETC 
$10.078 
↓9.0% 
$866K
MANA 
$0.2276 
↓9.7% 
$845K
KAVA 
$3.1622 
↓14% 
$787K
LSK 
$2.6988 
↓12% 
$765K
KNC 
$1.5027 
↓11% 
$602K
ANT 
$3.6684 
↓13% 
$590K
GNO 
$117.07 
↓8.3% 
$533K
PAXG 
$1741.7 
↓0.3% 
$498K
KEEP 
$0.2902 
↓7.5% 
$457K
REP 
$29.205 
↓7.2% 
$413K
BAL 
$32.795 
↓11% 
$281K
MLN 
$35.873 
↓1.3% 
$217K
REPV2 
$24.055 
↓11% 
$115K
TBTC 
$47281. 
↓1.8% 
$51.9K


#####################. Trading Volume by Asset. ##########################################

Trading Volume by Asset


The figures below break down the trading volume of the largest, mid-size, and smallest assets. Cryptos are in purple, fiats are in blue. For each asset, the chart contains the daily trading volume in USD, and the percentage of the total trading volume. The percentages for fiats and cryptos are treated separately, so that they both add up to 100%.

Figure 1: Largest trading assets: trading volume (measured in USD) and its percentage of the total trading volume (February 28 2021)

Figure 2: Mid-size trading assets: (measured in USD) (February 28 2021)

Figure 3: Smallest trading assets: (measured in USD) (February 28 2021)


#####################. Spread %. ##########################################

Spread %


Spread percentage is the width of the bid/ask spread divided by the bid/ask midpoint. The values are generated by taking the median spread percentage over each minute, then the average of the medians over the day.

Figure 4: Average spread % by pair (February 28 2021)



.


#########. Returns and Volume ############################################

Returns and Volume


Figure 5: Returns of the four highest volume pairs (February 28 2021)


Figure 6: Volume of the major currencies and an average line that fits the data to a sinusoidal curve to show the daily volume highs and lows (February 28 2021)



###########. Daily Returns. #################################################

Daily Returns %


Figure 7: Returns over USD and XBT. Relative volume and return size is indicated by the size of the font. (February 28 2021)



###########. Disclaimer #################################################

The values generated in this report are from public market data distributed from Kraken WebSockets api. The total volumes and returns are calculated over the reporting day using UTC time.

Source: https://blog.kraken.com/post/8078/kraken-daily-market-report-for-february-28-2021/

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Crypto Exchange Mistakenly Sold Bitcoin for $6,000: Now Requests Users To Return It

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What started out as a normal trading day for some PDAX customers led to a favorable turn of fortune, or so it seemed. Their euphoria may have been short-lived by a harsh reality check as the Philippine-based exchange prepares to take legal actions.

Philippine Digital Asset Exchange (PDAX) suffered a flaw that led to bitcoin trading 88% below its actual price. The exchange reported that a surge in trading activity was the cause. At the time, bitcoin was trading north of $50k, but traders were able to scoop some for $6k.

Although PDAX halted operations to fix the glitch, it was a bit too late by then. Some users capitalized on the loophole and withdrew bitcoins out of the exchange.

To avert the massive loss, PDAX has asked traders to return its bitcoin or risk facing legal proceedings. Many users claim to have received messages to this effect.

It remains unclear how the legal proceedings will play for PDAX, with users rightly pointing out that traders’ actions are within the agreed terms and conditions.

Bitcoin Whale Responsible For Glitch?

Large volume transactions have become the order of the day as bitcoin whales step up activity. Their mass transactions often indicate strong bullish signals unless they get hooked while at it.

Reports surfacing on social media led to strong suggestions that the entire fiasco occurred due to an error by a bitcoin whale. who allegedly sold 316,000 BTC for PHP 300k (about $6100) instead of the actual price of PHP 2.3 million ($47,000). This prompted PDAX to cease trading activity and temporarily shut out users.

Users Outraged By Inability To Access Accounts

PDAX’s attempt to control the situation turned out to be counterproductive as it sparked outrage from many users on social media. The downtime, which lasted for 36 hours, left customers furious as they could not access their accounts.

They expressed frustration due to missed trading opportunities and accrued losses from not being able to close positions.

PDAX Clears The Air

PDAX eventually released a comprehensive report addressing the issue. It claimed that an “isolated unfunded order” infiltrated its system and affected the account of its users. It explained further that it had tracked and rectified the glitch and was in the process of fully restoring users’ accounts.

Speaking in a press conference, PDAX CEO Nichel Gaba said:

“It’s very understandable that a lot of users will feel upset they were able to buy what they thought an order was there for Bitcoin at very low prices. But unfortunately, the underlying Bitcoins were never in the possession of the exchange, so there’s never really anything there to be bought or sold, unfortunately.”

The BSP-licensed exchanged assured users that it will continue addressing their concerns and rendering support where necessary.

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