Odds of Bitcoin Hitting Record High in 2020 Are (Slightly) Up, Options Data Suggests

Odds of Bitcoin Hitting Record High in 2020 Are (Slightly) Up, Options Data Suggests

The likelihood of bitcoin challenging record highs by the end of the year may have have increased with the cryptocurrency’s violation of major price resistance – but don’t raise your hopes too high just yet. Bitcoin jumped above $10,300 on Sunday, breaching the resistance of a trendline falling from the December 2017 to June 2019 highs. Following the bullish […]

Time To Pay Attention: Famed Bollinger Band Creator Comments On Bitcoin

Time To Pay Attention: Famed Bollinger Band Creator Comments On Bitcoin

With Bitcoin trading sideways for so long and volatility dropping to such uncharacteristic lows, crypto analysts are watching the Bollinger Bands closely. Even the tools creator has since spoken out about the current price action in BTCUSD. In the past, when he speaks, a major move often follows. Is it once again time to pay attention […]

Drop in Bitcoin ‘Whale’ Addresses Suggests Market May Be Decentralizing

Drop in Bitcoin ‘Whale’ Addresses Suggests Market May Be Decentralizing

The number of whale addresses, or those holding a large number of bitcoins, has declined to a 14-month low. However, the drop isn’t necessarily a price-bearish development and may instead indicate the distribution of bitcoin ownership is shifting. As of Sunday, there were 103 addresses holding at least 10,000 BTC – the lowest since May 2019, according […]

Nearly $60M in Bitcoin Moved to Ethereum in June

Nearly $60M in Bitcoin Moved to Ethereum in June

Nearly $60 million worth of bitcoins moved to Ethereum during June, according to data estimates from Dune Analytics. Wrapped Bitcoin, the oldest tokenized bitcoin protocol on Ethereum, is responsible for roughly 75% of that growth after moving more than 4,800 BTC to Ethereum last month. Demand has increased for using bitcoin in a variety of decentralized financial services as Ethereum […]

First Mover: The Return of the Bitcoin Retail Investor (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

First Mover: The Return of the Bitcoin Retail Investor (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

Since the end of 2017, the conventional thinking was that well-heeled financial institutions would take the reins from retail investors, becoming the driving force and primary investor class in crypto. But a report out last week from derivatives exchange ZUBR argues retail investors are not just here to stay, they could end up absorbing more than half […]

Miners Are Sending Bitcoins to Exchanges Again – And That May Be Bearish

Miners Are Sending Bitcoins to Exchanges Again – And That May Be Bearish

Bitcoin outflows from miner wallets have spiked, with the majority of coins finding their way onto cryptocurrency exchanges. The net flow of coins into or out of miner addresses fell to -2,935 BTC on Tuesday to hit the lowest level since June 2019, according to data source Glassnode. To put it another way, miner wallets witnessed the […]

Fidelity Says a Third of Big Institutions Own Crypto Assets

Fidelity Says a Third of Big Institutions Own Crypto Assets

About a third of large institutional investors own digital assets such as Bitcoin, according to a survey from Fidelity Investments. Across the U.S. and Europe, 36% of the survey’s 774 respondents said they own cryptocurrencies or derivatives. In the U.S., 27% of institutions — including pension funds, family offices, investment advisers and digital and traditional […]

Ethereum Has Become Bitcoin’s Top Off-Chain Destination

Ethereum Has Become Bitcoin’s Top Off-Chain Destination

Since 2016, software engineers have worked to extend the oldest and largest cryptocurrency’s use cases through a variety of companion protocols, like the Lightning Network for payments or the Liquid Network for trading. But to date, the most popular off-chain protocols that use bitcoin (the currency, with a small “b”) run on the largest rival to Bitcoin (the […]