Bears target new lows for Ethereum as Friday’s $1.1B options expiry approaches

[ad_1] Ether (ETH) price tumbled below the $3,000 support on Jan. 21 as regulatory uncertainty continues to weigh down the sector and rumors that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing DeFi’s high-yield crypto lending products continue to circulate.  On Jan. 27, the Russian Finance Ministry submitted a crypto regulatory framework for review. The proposal suggests that crypto operations are carried out within the traditional banking infrastructure and that mechanisms to identify traders’ personal data are included. Further bearish news came as Ryan Korner, a top special agent…

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Here are 5 altcoins to study as crypto prices drop to near 1-year lows

[ad_1] The pain trade has been an unwelcome sight across the cryptocurrency market since the start of 2022 and over the past 24 days Bitcoin (BTC) and the altcoin prices have drifted, leading some analysts to suggest that a bear market is at hand. Despite traders’ concern that another extended crypto winter could be starting, it times like these when investors can capitalize on great opportunities to pick up fundamentally sound cryptocurrencies at a discount. Crypto Fear & Greed Index. Source: Alternative.me In that vein, here’s a closer look at…

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Bitcoin dumps to hit six month lows near $38K

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) has dumped 7.5% in the past 12 hours, plunging to 6-month lows from $43,328 at 4pm UTC yesterday to $38,258 by 4am UTC today. At the time of writing Bitcoin was trading at $38,761 according to Cointelegraph. Today’s price crash has so far wiped about $50 billion from the overall crypto market. The total crypto market cap has been on a slow decline since early November 2021 when it reached a peak of $3 billion. Without a single bombshell piece of news that many could blame the…

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Bitcoin avoids recent lows as BTC price eyes $60K into the weekly close

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) hovered near $59,000 as Nov. 21 came to a close after avoiding a retest of its recent lows. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView BTC challenges $60,000 Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD almost hitting $60,000 before consolidating in a new higher range after sudden gains Saturday evening. The pair had hit lows of $55,650 during the week, these marking its lowest point in over a month, but further retests failed to materialize as sentiment improved. Adopting a calmer perspective into the weekly close,…

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