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Bitcoin Funding Rates Soar as Consolidation Persists; Long-Squeeze Imminent?

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  • Bitcoin has seen some wild chop as of late, with the crypto’s price ranging between the lower and upper-$30,000 region
  • It has found some strong support within the lower part of this range, with sellers attempting on multiple occasions to break it to no avail.
  • The cryptocurrency has also been seeing large bouts of buying activity to counter selling pressure that appears to be coming from large whales on Coinbase and Binance
  • As soon as these bears lift their sell walls or run out of coins to sell, BTC could begin flying higher
  • One trader is now noting that although the crypto appears to be positioned for further upside, high funding rates remain a potential catalyst for a long-squeeze

Bitcoin has seen some positive price action this morning, with the crypto rallying higher following a sharp overnight selloff that sent the cryptocurrency down to lows of $34,800.

The buying pressure here proved to be significant and helped spark a rebound that is still unfolding at this moment.

BTC’s price ran as high as $37,500 before facing an influx of buying pressure that slowed its ascent.

It still is looking strong, and there’s a large possibility that it sees further near-term upside once $37,000 is flipped to support.

One analyst is cautioning against getting too excited, as he notes that high funding rates seem to indicate that there could be a long-squeeze in Bitcoin’s future.

Bitcoin Rebounds Following Sharp Overnight Selloff

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading up just under 3% at its current price of $36,900. This marks a notable rally from its overnight lows of under $35,000 set just several hours ago.

Where the crypto trends in the mid-term will likely depend on its continued reaction to $37,000. This is a resistance level for BTC, which would make flipping it into support technically significant.

Analyst: BTC’s High Funding Poses a Risk to Upside Potential 

One analyst explained in a recent tweet that Bitcoin’s short-term upside potential is currently being hampered by the high funding rates for leveraged positions.

This could indicate that being long is an incredibly crowded trade and that a Bitcoin long-squeeze is imminent.

“TWAPs & daily opens seem to be really important these days. Funding is getting pretty high again though, so I don’t think there’s a whole lot of room for further upside.”


Image Courtesy of Byzantine General. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.

The coming few days should shed some light on Bitcoin’s outlook, with its reaction to $37,000 and ultimately to $40,000 setting the tone for where it trends in the mid-term.

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Charts from TradingView.



Citizens of El Salvador To Receive $30 in Bitcoin as the Law Will be Implemented In September

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The President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele has announced that bitcoin’s legal tender status will take effect in the country on September 7th, 2021. In addition, the government will give El Salvadoran citizens $30 worth of bitcoin.

  • Bukele made the statement during a national address on Friday (June 25th, 2021). The El Savaldoran President’s announcement comes after the country’s supermajority voted in favor of his Bitcoin plan to make the largest cryptocurrency the country’s second legal tender earlier in June.
  • Apart from the news of the Bitcoin law taking effect, President Bukele also revealed the creation of a new BTC wallet called Chivo.
  • According to him, every adult who signs up on the wallet will receive $30 worth of bitcoin. This effort could encourage increased adoption of the cryptocurrency.
  • Earlier, El Salvador’s President said that individuals who invest 3 BTC into the country’s economy would be awarded citizenship.
  • Although the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are not in support of the Central American country’s bitcoin adoption, the latest developments indicate that El Salvador is not going to give up its plans.
  • President Bukele’s plan has also faced opposition within the country. Some members of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), one of El Salvador’s major political parties, called the Bitcoin Law illegal, adding that it was harmful and was also designed to loot the people’s pockets.
  • However, the President, in his recent address, refuted the claims, stating that bitcoin will instead benefit the people and move the country forward.

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ATFX Connect Appoints Steve Whittet as Institutional Sales Director

He will be utilising his experience at ATFX Connect to help increase the company’s client base through new acquisitions.

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Steve Whittet who is a well-known and highly respected figure in the FX Market previously Head of Institutional at ADSS and GKFX, has joined ATFX Connect, the global brokerage with a presence in various countries across the globe.

Steve has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the institutional market, having held Senior positions previously at various Banks and Brokerage houses.

He will be utilising his experience at ATFX Connect to help increase the company’s client base through new acquisitions, and intends to add his expertise in helping the company’s new Agency Business offering.

Steve brings broad experience in best-in-class liquidity, risk management solutions, management of the daily FX sales operations, regulations and technology for international clients.

Having previously worked at some of the world’s foremost trading houses, Steve has gained extensive knowledge In dealing with institutional clients, setting up agency business and acquiring new customers for margin and give-up business.

ATFX Connect is now entering into a new phase of growth, which will see the broker expand its geographical footprint across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as enhance its product offering.

Steve Whittet
Steve Whittet, Institutional Sales Director, ATFX

Expansion into Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East is a key part of the firm’s long- term vision for the firm. ATFX Connect existing clients will benefit from our new hires, product offering and we are excited to reach out and provide our services to a new client base.

In March 2021, ATFX Connect launched its Agency Business to meet growing demand.

Commenting on the recent hire Matt Porter, Head of Operations at ATFX Connect, said Mr Steve Whittet, who has a 25-year Career in the sector and has served in senior roles at both Banks/Brokers collecting experience in client relations, institutional sales, would play a key role in accelerating the global growth of ATFX Connect. His appointment is a further sign of ATFX Connect’s ongoing commitment to expansion and will support the accelerated growth of the many opportunities that are in the pipeline.

ATFX Connect are proud to announce that it’s year on year total volumes between Q1 2020 and Q1 2021, have grown exponentially and with the introduction of the Agency business we would expect this to continue.

Steve’s quote: “I am excited to be joining ATFX Connect at this exciting time of growth for the business,”  “This is an exciting opportunity to further develop ATFX Connect’s commitment to expand the business into Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.”

Steve Whittet brings his wealth of knowledge of the Forex and Financial markets to the firm. During his 25 years career he has worked across both Banks and Brokers with a strong track record of growing a business. Previously Steven has held Senior Managerial roles in FX Sales at ICAP, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Nomura and RBC, and in recent years at Gain Capital, Think Markets, ADS and GKFX.

ATFX Connect

Back in 2019, ATFX stepped into the Institutional arena with the launch of its Multi-Access platform ATFX Connect. The management’s vision was to expand the broker’s global presence and continue to provide award-winning liquidity and customer service to clients within the Institutional community.

With the focus on the professional Investor, the ATFX Connect platform is designed to provide an efficient automated trading venue that delivers tailored liquidity solutions to Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Brokers, Private Banks, and other financial institutions.


ATFX is an award-winning FX/CFD broker with a global presence offering customer support in over 15 languages.  With over 200 tradable financial assets, including forex, cryptocurrency, precious metals, energy, indices, and shares traded as CFDs, ATFX is regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) in Cyprus, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in Mauritius, and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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NEFTiPEDiA Will Be Available on Crypto Exchange DsDaq

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The ever-expanding next-generation decentralized NFT platform NEFTiPEDiA provides users with an extensive NFT ecosystem although celebrating digital currencies with digital art in a novel way. Furthermore, the NEFTiPEDiA promotes the growth of creators, digital artists, investors, and collectors from all ecosystems.

The primary goal of NEFTiPEDiA is to encourage artists to increase their revenue streams through NFTs. The platform also intends to provide the marketplace with a variety of products such as cosmetics, vehicles, and real estate.

Furthermore, NEFTiPEDiA asserts that an open and decentralised marketplace firm belongs solely to the community, not the project originators. As a result, NEFTiPEDiA is exceptional.

NEFTiPEDIA Will List on DsDaq

NEFTiPEDIA is now available on DsDaq exchange. Token users can now buy, trade and withdraw NFTi tokens on DsDaq exchanges with the following timeline:

  • Deposit:  June 25th, 2021 at 11:00 AM (UTC+8)
  • Trading:  June 25th, 2021 at 05:00 PM (UTC+8)
  • Withdrawal : June 26th, 2021 at 11:00 AM (UTC+8)
  • Trading Pair: NFTi/USDT

Significantly, DsDaq is one of the leading exchange platforms which offers a novel crypto collateral trading system. With the addition of NFTi, the platform now allows users to exchange Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Tether (USDT) for over 300 traditional currencies.

The token will soon be available on other major exchanges. As a result, the NEFTiPEDIA company expands its presence in the NFT world with more creative projects and innovative implementations.

Ongoing ICO Project

NEFTiPEDiA has launched its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in order to develop a platform for a large-scale NFT marketplace. Many users are taking advantage of the ongoing ICO through this platform. Notably, the platform has allotted a total of 250,000,000 $NFT tokens for the ongoing ICO, with a total of 393,383 token sales completed.

Moreover, investors are focusing on NFT’s as it has more probability of becoming the future of finance. The current price of NEFTiPEDiA NFT is $0.0215, which means that investors can make a lot of money in the coming days.

Airdrop Event Success

NEFTiPEDiA’s airdrop event was successfully completed in which participants received a total of $3 worth of NFT tokens. The event includes a few simple social tasks and is promoted across all NEFTiPEDiA’s social media platforms.

Furthermore, verified users will receive $3 in NFT tokens within 3 days of the ICO’s completion. The NEFTiPEDiA Airdrop event was a success, with airdrop participants exceeding the target of 30,000.

Following the successful airdrop event and ICO launch, it indicates that NEFTiPEDiA’s NFT tokens have a high chance of reaching $0.5 per token by the end of the year. Notably, NEFTiPEDiA’s goal is to reach $1 by the end of 2022.

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