July’s CPI Report Shows US Inflation Cooling — Critics Say ‘US Government’s Formula Understates the Actual Rise in Prices’

After last June’s inflation report published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) reflected a 9.1% year-over-year increase, July’s CPI data has come in lower with a year-over-year increase of 8.5%. Economists polled by media publications estimated that July’s CPI data would print 8.7%, however, July’s core CPI, the government’s broadest measure of inflation, remained the same as June. CPI Report Shows Inflation in the US May Have Peaked, Stocks, Cryptos, and Precious Metals Jump Higher The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq, S&P…

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Bitcoin ETFs and Open Interest From BTC Futures, Options Follow Crypto Economy’s Spot Market Decline

Roughly 247 days ago, the total bitcoin futures open interest across 12 different cryptocurrency derivatives trading platforms was $26.73 billion and over the last eight months, bitcoin futures open interest has dropped 60% down to $10.69 billion. Further, the bitcoin exchange-traded funds BITO and BTF have followed bitcoin’s spot market losses, as the bitcoin ETFs have shed between 70% and more than 73% in value since last year’s price highs. Bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds Slide Over 70% in Value Against the US Dollar On November 10, 2021, the crypto economy’s…

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70 to 90% Down — Crypto Economy’s Decline Shakes Out $2 Trillion in 8 Months

During the past eight months, crypto assets have shed enormous value against fiat currencies like the U.S. dollar. Bitcoin has shed 69% since the leading crypto asset’s all-time high on November 10, 2021, when the digital currency’s value tapped $69K per unit. The crypto economy has seen some healing as the market capitalization of all 13,413 tokens in existence is hovering just below the $1 trillion mark. Today’s Top 10 Crypto Assets Have Lost 70 to 90% in USD Value At the time of writing the entire crypto-economy is worth…

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Bitcoin’s sub-$40K range trading and mixed data reflect traders’ uncertainty

[ad_1] The phrase “hindsight is 20/20” is a perfect expression for financial markets because every price chart pattern and analysis is obvious after the movement has occurred. For example, traders playing the Feb. 28 pump that took Bitcoin (BTC) above $43,000 should have known that the price would face some resistance. Considering that the market had previously rejected at $44,500 on multiple instances, calling for a retest below $40,000 made perfect sense, right? Bitcoin/USD at Coinbase. Source: TradingView This is a common fallacy, known as “post hoc” in which one…

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Global council adds DeFi banking firm Scallop to help secure payment data

[ad_1] A council formed by traditional finance conglomerates American Express, Discover, Visa and Mastercard welcomes a decentralized finance (DeFi) banking firm to its participating organizations that help improve payment data security worldwide. Scallop, a regulated DeFi banking app recently announced its entry to the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global community with a goal to improve payment data security worldwide. According to the DeFi firm, it will be working with the PCI SSC by assisting in the ongoing development and adoption of the PCI Security Standards. Lance Johnson,…

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Bitcoin jumps past $50K as US CPI data shows highest inflation in nearly 40 years

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) surged over $1,000 in seconds on Dec. 10 as the United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) data showed inflation in November was worse than anticipated.  BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView November CPI conforms to expectations Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD running to $50,132 on Bitstamp as the data became public Friday. An hour before the Wall Street open, the pair had already hit its highest level in over 24 hours. CPI had been hotly awaited by both crypto and traditional finance analysts…

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NASDAQ-Listed HIVE Blockchain to Expand Data Center in New Brunswick, Canada With 40 Megawatts Capacity – Sponsored Bitcoin News

[ad_1] sponsored HIVE Blockchain is set to expand its data center campus in New Brunswick, Canada with 40 megawatts capacity. It is the first publicly-traded cryptocurrency miner, listing in Toronto on the Venture Exchange back in 2017 and added to NASDAQ in 2021. It mines both Bitcoin and Ethereum using 100% green energy in facilities across Canada, Sweden, and Iceland. HIVE Blockchain to Expand Data Center in New Brunswick, Canada HIVE Blockchain Technologies (NASDAQ: HIVE, TSX.V: HIVE) will soon begin testing a new high-performance computing cloud hosting operation. At the…

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Ethereum’s spot setup looks grim, but derivatives data tells a different story

[ad_1] Ether (ETH) price fell below the $3,000 support on Sept. 20 as global markets entered a risk-aversion mode. The Invesco China Technology ETF (CQQQ) closed down 4.2%, while the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME) lost 3.8%. Some analysts pointed to the potential ripple effects of the default of Evergrande, a major Chinese real estate company. In contrast, others blame the ongoing debates over the debt limit in Washington as the catalyst for this week’s volatility. As a result, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), usually referred to as…

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Time to rotate! Data suggests traders are shifting from NFTs to DeFi

[ad_1] An important part of preserving investing profits is knowing when an asset or sector is showing signs of exhaustion and when a sector rotation is underway.  This is especially important in the rapidly moving cryptocurrency markets, which can change direction in a heartbeat and turn crypto millionaires into depressed bag holders. Most investors know that the nonfungible token (NFT) sector has been on fire since July, and as CryptoPunks, Mutant Ape Yacht Club and pet EtherRock NFTs fetched six- and seven-figure sums, while top NFT marketplace OpenSea surpassed $4…

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Derivatives data shows Ethereum traders positioned to extend the ETH rally

[ad_1] Ether (ETH) price rallied 32% leading up to August 23, and despite testing the $3,000 support multiple times, the level has held firmly. Meanwhile, Bitcoin (BTC) could not sustain the $50,000 mark, at least in the short-term. According to Cointelegraph, pro traders are not yet inclined to add bullish positions according to derivatives metrics. Surprisingly, the opposite situation emerges when looking at the sentiment of Ether traders who currently show a reasonable degree of confidence in the current price level. Regulatory pressure and spectacular NFT growth back traders confidence…

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