Nasdaq Crypto Index rose 37.2% in January – amid bullish market sentiment

In a sign of the changing market sentiments, the Nasdaq Crypto Index (NCI) booked monthly returns of 37.2% in January — the third-highest monthly return since NCI’s inception in May 2020. The crypto market has been shrugging off the bearish sentiment over the past month, as the Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index moved from fear … Read more

Crypto market liquidation tops $200M in 24 hours

After a weeklong rally that pushed Bitcoin (BTC) value above $23,000, the crypto market experienced a significant sell-off in the last 12 hours that liquidated $183.99 million, according to Coinglass data. Total liquidations over the last 24 hours stood at $223.43 million as of press time. Of these liquidations, 90.29% occurred on traders who took … Read more

ATOM and SOL beat BTC returns over the past 2 weeks

Altcoins often mirror the price movements of Bitcoin (BTC), the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. However, Cosmos (ATOM) and Solana (SOL), over the past two weeks, managed to outperform BTC. Cosmos is up nearly 15% compared to BTC over the past two weeks, Glassnode data indicates. On the other hand, SOL beat BTC by almost … Read more

SBF allegedly moves $684,000 into Seychelles exchange, RenBridge

On-chain data suggests the fallen founder of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) moved Ethereum (ETH) worth $684,000 to RenBridge and Seychelles-based exchanges over the past 2 days.  In a Twitter thread, on-chain sleuth BowTiedlguana claimed that SBF transferred $684,000 worth of Ethereum (ETH) to a Seychelles-based exchange and RenBridge. BowTiedlguana suggested that these transactions allegedly carried … Read more

Bitcoin closes year with 26th largest market cap globally

Bitcoin (BTC) heads into the Christmas period with the 26th largest market cap at $324.68 billion, just below Mastercard with $328.35 billion. Ethereum (ETH), on the other hand, ranks 77th on the list with a $147.60 billion market cap, while Tesla loses its place amongst the top 10 and places 13th with $395.82 billion. Ranking … Read more

Hong Kong Stock Exchange to list CSOP Asset Management’s Bitcoin, Ethereum ETF

CSOP Asset Management has received approval to list its Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange by Dec. 16. CryptoSlate reported on Oct. 31, that the government of Hong Kong released its crypto policy statement which allowed retail investors to legally invest in crypto assets. Simultaneously, the Hong Kong Securities … Read more

Crypto markets rocked as stablecoin reserves deplete, Curve 3pool concentrated by USDT, 60k BTC leaves Binance, Alameda shorts USDT

Following on from one of the craziest days in crypto history on Nov. 9, the 24/7 crypto markets keep investors busy. Binance released its proof-of-reserves, FTX’s stablecoin balance nears zero, the Curve 3pool became concentrated with USDT, and 60,000 BTC left Binance. Rumors are brewing of an Alameda Research short position on Tether USDT as … Read more

Over $360M Bitcoin leave FTX in 2 days, marking 10th largest withdrawal in 2022

FTX recorded a withdrawal of over $360 million worth of Bitcoin(BTC) in two days, with the majority of sell pressure coming from whales.  This is reportedly the tenth-biggest BTC withdrawal this year. In addition, Nansen data shows that FTX stablecoin outflows were the highest among exchanges over the past seven days, as reported by Data … Read more

Nearly $300M liquidated in 12 hours as market turns red

As the market took a tumble over the past 12 hours, total liquidations reached $294.78 million, Coinglass data shows. Total liquidations over the past 24 hours stood at $339.29 million at the time of writing. The crypto market took a turn for the worse when FTX token (FTT) began losing its value rapidly after a … Read more

A look at similarities between the 2000 dot-com bubble & post-COVID-19 bubble

Despite the prevailing differences between the 2000 dot-com bubble and the post-COVID-19 bubble, they still share numerous similarities. The 2000 tech bubble began in the late 1990s and continued until 2002, while the post-COVID-19 bubble started in 2019 and lasted until 2022. Let’s have a look at both eras: Dot-com Bubble:  The dot-com bubble, also … Read more