(DOT/USD) Polkadot Steals The Show! Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Struggles To Break Away From Support, (ETH/USD) Pauses?

Mid-Market Update: Global PMIs collapse, Relief Rally will be tested next week, Mixed Earnings, Oil finds support, Gold shines, Bitcoin steadies

Bitcoin added 0.3% on Wednesday, ending the day around $41,400, and is adding another 0.6% since Thursday morning to $41,630. Ethereum has gained 0.2% in the past 24 hours, while other top 10 altcoins have shown mixed dynamics, ranging from a 1.7% decline (XRP) to a 3.6% gain (Polkadot).

The cryptocurrency Fear & Greed Index is now in its third day, staying at 27 points (fear)

Total crypto market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, rose 0.4% overnight to $1.92 trillion. Bitcoin's dominance index added 0.1 point to 41.1%.


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The cryptocurrency Fear & Greed Index is now in its third day, staying at 27 points (fear), but we see a slight upward movement in the market.

The strong correlation between the tech sector and bitcoin is holding the latter back

In the crypto market, as in the high-tech Nasdaq, we can call it cautious demand from buyers of the deep, but this support is not turning into a rally. The strong correlation between the tech sector and bitcoin is holding the latter back

Bitcoin’s struggle to break away from support - 1

That said, the very fact that bitcoin has managed to lock in an uptrend and attempts to push back from that support is setting up positives for the coming days.


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Bitcoin's uptrend of the last four months can be extended to the left, and then it appears to be close to the July 2021 low, which was then near 30k. If we are right, bitcoin, and subsequently the entire crypto market, are saved from falling into a crypto winter by long-term buyers who find the current levels quite attractive

Glassnode does not rule out that bitcoin has already formed its "bottom".

Although it cannot yet break out of its range formed since February. The process of redistributing coins from speculative investors to hodlers is likely already complete, which will reduce selling pressure going forward.

According to BitInfoCharts, the world's third-largest bitcoin whale has acquired 2,822 BTC worth $117 million in the past seven days.

In 2022, 3.6 million Americans will use the cryptocurrency to make purchases, a report by research firm Insider Intelligence predicts. The number of cryptocurrency users in the US is expected to rise to 33.7 million by the end of this year.

Mid-Market Update: Global PMIs collapse, Relief Rally will be tested next week, Mixed Earnings, Oil finds support, Gold shines, Bitcoin steadies

Alex Kuptsikevich

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