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Bitcoin in “Golden Accumulation Zone” After 20% Plunge: Analyst

It may be the best time for Bitcoin traders to refill their crypto bags now that the asset trades near its multi-week lows, according to analysts at Phi-Deltalytics. The chart analysis portal stated that Bitcoin is in a “golden accumulation zone,” citing a string of fundamental and technical catalysts that could propel the cryptocurrency’s price higher. It said BTC/USD is trading below the active trading group’s purchasing price. That means a majority of traders would […]

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It may be the best time for Bitcoin traders to refill their crypto bags now that the asset trades near its multi-week lows, according to analysts at Phi-Deltalytics.

The chart analysis portal stated that Bitcoin is in a “golden accumulation zone,” citing a string of fundamental and technical catalysts that could propel the cryptocurrency’s price higher.

It said BTC/USD is trading below the active trading group’s purchasing price. That means a majority of traders would be least likely to sell their Bitcoins at a loss, leading to a decrease in supply. It should increase the bids for the cryptocurrency at the demand side.

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Bitcoin plunges more than 20% after topping for the year near $10,500. Source: TradingView.com

The comments came after BTC/USD plunged by more than 20 percent from its year-to-date high of $12,486. The downside correction followed a 200 percent price rally, hinting that traders merely locked their profits at local tops. Nevertheless, the bearish move also coincided with a similar drop across the US stock and gold markets.

Many observers feared that BTC/USD would extend its downside momentum to hit $9,600 or the levels below it. The pair, however, managed to secure a base above $10,000, its previous resistance level now acting as a support level.

Institutional, Miners Activity

Phi also backed its bullish bias with a stable institutional and miner activity in the Bitcoin market. The portal said that the $900m Grayscale Invesments–a New York-based crypto investment firm–raised in Q2 wouldn’t be available for exiting until at least October 1st.

Meanwhile, it highlighted recoveries in both Bitcoin’s hashrate and mining difficulty. Meanwhile, the end of miner capitulation also pointed towards a sustained BTC/USD bull run.

“With miner capitulation historically marking market bottoms, this is a bullish long-term sign,” Phi wrote.

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Bitcoin chart analysis by Phi Deltalytics. Source: TradingView.com

The portal added that the Bitcoin Futures market is now repeating its March 2020 fractal. Back then, there were ridiculous amount of long positions open at $7,800 that led to a “Long Squeeze.” In the recent scenario, bulls had a similar exposition to $11,300, a level that also pushed them to the wrong end of the trade. Excerpts:

“Currently, the margin market is overly bearish, but not enough people are on board with the “bearishness” so we do need the open interest to pick up a bit to fuel an ideal short squeeze. As for the CME institutional traders’ positions, last week’s drop doesn’t impact this group turning bullish after 3 months of indecisiveness.”

Inflation and Bitcoin

Phi also reminded traders of the long-term impacts of inflation on the Bitcoin market. The portal said that the Federal Reserve’s commitment to raising inflation beyond their ideal target of 2 percent would keep investors glued to Bitcoin for its hedging characteristics.

“This will fundamentally push up the value of gold, bringing up bitcoinalong the way as the main value proposition of bitcoin remains a store of value rather than remittance,” it added.

BTC/USD was trading at $10,279 at the time of this writing, down 0.87 percent into the Tuesday session.

Source: https://bitcoinist.com/bitcoin-in-golden-accumulation-zone-after-20-plunge-analyst/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bitcoin-in-golden-accumulation-zone-after-20-plunge-analyst

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Binance Coin, XRP, Dogecoin Price Analysis: 16 May

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Binance Coin headed south towards $500-$510 support – a region bolstered by the 50-SMA (yellow). XRP jumped by 16% on strong volumes but its technicals were yet to reflect a strengthening bullish trend. Finally, Dogecoin could see further dips before a rise above $0.569-resistance.

Binance Coin [BNB]

Source: BNB/USD, TradingView

On the 1-day chart, Binance Coin slipped below $600 and its 20-SMA (blue) and headed towards $500-$510 support – an area that clashed with the 50-SMA (yellow). With large-cap alts trading largely in the red after bearish cues from the market leaders, BNB was no exception. Warning signals came in the form of a bearish twin peak setup on Awesome Oscillator.

Furthermore, bearish divergence on RSI indicated weakening prior to BNB’s dip. At the time of writing, RSI traded in neutral 50-territory. On the 4-hour chart, BNB moved below its 200-SMA and although traders could go long at the current price level, a further pullback towards $500 could be on the cards depending on broader market cues.

XRP

Source: XRP/USD, TradingView

XRP bashed away multiple bearish signs and jumped by 16% in the last 24 hours. Bullish sentiment may have stemmed from Ripple’s response to the SEC’s request of an informal conference to discuss all legal advice that Ripple has solicited during the past.

A series of successive green candlesticks were spotted on XRP’s daily chart and underscored buying resurgence. According to XRP’s technicals, bulls were yet to fully assert control. MACD was close to a bullish crossover, while RSI headed towards the 60-mark. A break above $1.75-resistance could spur some additional buying, while $1.31-$1.22 would provide support in case of further pullbacks.

Dogecoin [DOGE]

Source: DOGE/USD, TradingView

Even though Dogecoin was slightly bullish, the price remained below a key resistance level at $0.569. In fact, Squeeze Momentun Indicator noted weakening buying pressure and it seemed unlikely that $0.569 would be toppled over the coming days – barring any social media anomalies. Support marks stood at $0.37 and $0.44.

MACD line remained below the Signal line- underlining recent woes for DOGE. On the lower timeframe, a degree of equilibrium was noted between the buyers and sellers. If this continued over the coming hours, some consolidation can be expected before the next upswing.


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Facebook’s Diem Unveils Its Latest Stablecoin Plans and Strategic Move to the United States

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Diem, the cryptocurrency project headed by Facebook originally known as Libra, recently announced its plans to launch a stablecoin with its focus scaled back to the United States. 

The company stated earlier this year that it would be relocating its primary operations from Switzerland back to the United States, and would withdraw its payment system license application from Switzerland’s financial regulators. “Diem is simplifying its plans for [its] USD stablecoin issuance by shifting its main operations from Switzerland to the United States,” they said.

This decision was later confirmed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority. 

Stablecoins are digital currencies pegged to a fiat currency, with Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC) being two prominent examples. California-based Silvergate Bank will become the sole issuer of the Diem USD, while also managing its dollar reserves. 

Diem to Launch Wholly New Subsidiary Diem Networks US Alongside Crypto Bank Silvergate

In a strategic partnership, the two firms have created a new subsidiary called Diem Networks US — which will run the Diem Payment Network (DPN) to facilitate transactions of Diem stablecoins within its network. 

“Silvergate is a leader in financial innovation and an ideal partner for Diem as we move forward with a blockchain-based payment system that protects consumers and enhances the integrity of the financial system,” said Stuart Levey, chief executive officer of Diem.

“We are committed to a payment system that is safe for consumers and businesses, makes payments faster and cheaper, and takes advantage of blockchain technology to bring the benefits of the financial system to more people around the world. We look forward to working with Silvergate to realize this shared vision.” 

Diem’s strategic shift to the United States comes at a time of a rapidly evolving regulatory environment for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. 

Some municipalities and states such as Miami and Wisconsin have embraced the recent innovation, whereas regulators such as the newly-appointed SEC Chair Gary Gensler have critiqued the autonomy of the crypto industry. 

With crypto ETFs and related financial products under intense scrutiny by the SEC, it remains to be seen whether Diem’s decision to relocate back to the United States will bear any fruit.

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Crypto Research Firm Delphi Digital Launches Latest NFT Fund

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Delphi Digital, a New York-based crypto research and venture firm, recently launched its latest on-chain fund to invest in non-fungible token (NFT) projects. 

The fund, referred to as Delphi InfiNFT, is based on decentralized finance (DeFi) investing protocol Syndicate. “It will enable automation of deposits, cap table, distributions, fund management, reporting, etc.” said Anil Lulla, co-founder of Delphi Digital. 

“NFT’s are changing digital ownership rights, as well as how creators are interacting with their communities. Along with the growth of the NFT space, there is supporting infrastructure that needs to be built alongside it. The goal of this fund is to find the protocols that are moving the NFT space forward and building the infrastructure that is needed.”

Delphi Digital has partnered with NFT investor Gmoney for its NFT fund, who famously purchased a CryptoPunk NFT for a record price of 140 Ethereum worth approximately $180,000 at the time. Gmoney and Delphi will co-manage the fund together. 

According to their website, the fund will look to create an investment portfolio consisting of 20 protocols through InfiNFT. “We plan to deploy at least 80% of the fund’s capital in the first 6 – 9 months as we find protocols that fit with our thesis,” the team report read. 

“We will identify and select leading NFT networks through our networks and communities. We’ll be working directly with the teams we invest in to help them become a core piece of the NFT ecosystem long-term.

Delphi’s InfiNFT is backed by IDEO CoLab Ventures, Divergence Ventures, Axie Infinity, Compound Finance, and Fractional, among others. 

The recent steep Ethereum selloff led to massive losses in market cap across the NFT markets. According to NFT Valuations, Cryptopunks’ total market valuation dropped $600 million this past week — representing over a 66% loss. In spite of the recent volatility, investors like Delphi Digital appear to be confident in the long-term prospects of the non-fungible token space.

Ethereum (ETH/USD), alongside the broader crypto market, suffered week-long losses following the news of Tesla cutting its Bitcoin payments. At press time, Ethereum is down 9.3% in the past week. Source: Tradingview.com
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