No, Bitcoin withdrawals from exchanges are not inherently bullish for crypto

Crypto analysts on X (the social media platform formerly known as Twitter) and in YouTube interviews have been abuzz with talk about the trend of Bitcoin leaving centralized exchanges. On Aug. 29, the quantity of Bitcoin (BTC) held within exchanges saw a decline, reaching its lowest point since January 2018. While various factors might underlie […]

Bitcoin options data points to an interesting outcome after this week’s $1.9B expiry

The upcoming $1.9 billion Bitcoin monthly options expiry on Aug. 25 is key to defining whether the $26,000 support level will hold. One could pin the recent cryptocurrency market sell-off on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delaying its decision on spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds, but there’s also the macroeconomic perspective. If the Federal […]

Why is the crypto market down this week?

The cryptocurrency market has experienced a notable downturn recently, with the total market capitalization falling by 10% between August 14 and August 23, reaching its lowest point in over two months at $1.04 trillion. This movement has triggered significant liquidations on futures contracts, the largest since the FTX collapse in November 2022.  Total cryptocurrency market […]

China facing deflation may be bad news for Bitcoin

On the latest episode of Macro Markets, analyst Marcel Pechman explains the impacts of the United States Federal Reserve’s balance sheet, breaking down how the Fed inflated its assets by $5 trillion between December 2019 and April 2022. Pechman notes that the expansion period coincides with a 38% crash in the S&P 500 index. Moreover, […]

Bitcoin price drops to a two-month low — Did pro traders benefit?

The price of Bitcoin fell by 11.5% from Aug. 16 to Aug. 18, resulting in $900 million worth of long positions being liquidated and causing the price to hit a two-month low. Before the drop, many traders expected a breakout in volatility that would push the price upward, but that was obviously not the case. With […]

Bitcoin price breaks from range with drop below $28K, and options tilt toward BTC bears

On August 16, Bitcoin (BTC) closed below $29,000 for the first time in 56 days. Analysts quickly pointed to this week’s FOMC minutes, which expressed concerns about inflation and the need to increase interest rates, as the likely cause. Despite the immediate reasons for the drop, the upcoming $580 million Bitcoin options expiry on Friday […]

Spot Bitcoin ETF approved, but not in the US

In the latest episode of Cointelegraph’s The Market Report, analyst Marcel Pechman discusses the first spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) approved in the European Union, which went live on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange on Aug. 15. Despite the seemingly unconventional choice of the Guernsey regulator for its constitution, the fund’s listing on Euronext suggests a strategic maneuver, […]

Bitcoin price action is beginning to mirror BTC’s 2015-2017 pre-bull market cycle

A recent report by the research firm Delphi Digital illustrates the predictable consistency of price action and trends within the crypto market. The report delves into the interconnectedness between the 4-year Bitcoin (BTC) cycle and broader economic trends.  According to Delphi Digital analysts, the ongoing consolidation at $30,000 is similar to the period between 2015 […]

US gov’t debt downgraded — Huge news for Bitcoin?

On this week’s episode of Macro Markets, Cointelegraph analyst and writer Marcel Pechman explores the United States debt downgrade by Fitch Ratings. According to Pechman, this change signaled diminished confidence in the U.S. government’s ability to handle its fiscal responsibilities. The downgrade nudged investors into a cautious stance, leading many to move their money out […]

Binance drops majority of USD Coin reserves — Latest USDC news

In the most recent episode of The Market Report, analyst and writer Marcel Pechman delves into the topic of crypto exchange Binance’s proof-of-reserves. This report reveals a significant decline in USD Coin (USDC) balances, plummeting from $3.4 billion on March 1 to a mere $23.9 million by May 1.  According to insights from on-chain analyst […]