20% drop in the S&P 500 puts stocks in a bear market, Bitcoin and altcoins follow

Whoever coined the phrase “sell in May and go away” had brilliant insight and the performance of crypto and stock markets over the past three weeks has shown that the expression still rings true. May 20 has seen a pan selloff across all asset classes, leaving traders with few options to escape the carnage as inflation concerns and rising interest rates continue to dominate the headlines. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the price of Bitcoin (BTC) taking on water below $29,000 and traders worry that losing…

Contrarian Bitcoin investors identify buy zones even as extreme fear grips the market

Bitcoin (BTC) support at the $30,000 level has proven to be quite resilient amidst the turmoil of the past two weeks with many tokens in the top 100 now showing signs of consolidation after prices bounced off their recent lows. Fear & Greed Index. Source: Alternative.me During high volatility and sell-offs, it’s difficult to take a contrarian view and traders might consider putting some distance from all the noise and negative news-flow to focus on their core convictions and reason for originally investing in Bitcoin. Several data points suggest that…

Bitcoin price could bounce to $35K, but analysts say don’t expect a ‘V-shaped recovery’

Altcoins saw a relief bounce on May 13 as the initial panic sparked by Bitcoin’s sell-off Terra’s UST collapse and multiple stablecoins losing their dollar peg begins to decrease and risk loving traders look to scoop up assets trading at yearly lows. Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360 Despite the significant correction that occurred over the past week, Bitcoin (BTC) bulls have managed to claw their way back to the $30,000 zone, a level which has been defended multiple times during the 2021 bull market. Here’s a look at what…

Buy the dip, or wait for max pain? Analysts debate whether Bitcoin price has bottomed

Its’ been a rough week for the cryptocurrency market, primarily because of the Terra ecosystem collapse and its knock-on effect on Bitcoin, Ethereum and altcoin prices, plus the panic selling that took place after stablecoins lost their peg to the US dollar. The bearish headwinds for the crypto market have been building since late 2021 as the US dollar gained strength and the United States Federal Reserve hinted that it would raise interest rates throughout the year. According to a recent report from Delphi Digital, the 14-month RSI for the DXY…

Analysts say Ethereum price must hold this key level to avoid a capitulation-level move

The crypto market experienced another day of pain on May 12 as the fallout from the Terra’s LUNA and UST failure continues to ripple across the ecosystem. While the coverage for UST and its impact on Bitcoin (BTC) have been extensively covered over the past few days, the pullback has also had a significant impact on the price of Ether (ETH) as traders hastily exited the market. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the past seven days of selling dropped Ether to $1,701, a price not seen…

Terra contagion leads to 80%+ decline in DeFi protocols associated with UST

The knock-on effect of the collapse of Terra (LUNA) and its TerraUSD (UST) stablecoin have spread wide across the cryptocurrency market on May 11 as projects with any kind of association with the DeFi ecosystem have seen their prices hammered.  The forced selling of the Bitcoin (BTC) holdings backing a portion of UST also influenced BTC’s current drop to $29,000 and analysts fear that DeFi platforms that have liquidity pools primarily comprised of UST and LUNA will collapse.  LUNA, ANC, ASTRO and MARS in USDT pairings. 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView…

Bitcoin retests key $30K support zone as data highlights BTC whale accumulation

Sentiment across the cryptocurrency market plunged even deeper on May 9 as an escalation in the ongoing sell-off intensified with bears pushing Bitcoin (BTC) to $30,334, its lowest price since July 2021.  Crypto Fear & Greed Index. Source: Alternative.me Multiple factors like rising interest rates, the end of easy money policies by the Federal Reserve, declining stock prices and concerns related to Terra’s UST stablecoin maintaining its $1 peg are all impacting sentiment within the crypto market. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that an afternoon of heavy…

Vector Finance (VTX) TVL hits a record high as the Curve Wars shift to Avalanche

The battle to attract stablecoin liquidity has been a trending theme across the cryptocurrency landscape for the past year, especially as decentralized finance users have come to realize the hefty APY that can be earned on dollar-peg assets. While Curve Finance remains the undisputed leader in interest bearing stablecoin liquidity pools, several new entrants have begun to climb the ranks, including Vector Finance (VTX), a protocol that enables Avalanche network users to generate boosted yields on their stablecoin positions. Data from CoinGecko shows that the price of VTX recently underwent…

Smart money is accumulating Ethereum even as traders warn of a drop to $2.4K

The upcoming Ethereum merge is one of the most widely discussed topics in the crypto sector and analysts have a wide range of perspectives on how the transition to proof of stake could impact Ether’s price.  ETH/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Whales accumulate ahead of the merge A deeper dive into the ongoing accumulation of Ether by whale wallets was provided by cryptocurrency intelligence firm Jarvis Labs, which posted the following chart looking at the percentage change in whale wallet holdings versus ET price.  Ether whale holding change. Source: Twitter The…

Here’s why the growth of token staking could be bullish for Lido (LDO)

Liquid staking has grown in popularity over the past year thanks in part to the launch of the Ethereum beacon chain and the inability of ETH stakers to withdraw their tokens until the full launch of the consensus layer.  As a result, Lido (LDO) has established itself as a leader in the liquid staking sector. Lido is one of the main staking protocols for several popular tokens and it allows token holders to earn an extra yield by putting their staked assets to work in decentralized finance (DeFi). LDO/USDT 4-hour chart. Source:…