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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What is Solana (SOL) Pay, and how does it work?

[ad_1] PayPal was a massive innovation in the payments processing industry. The financial brainchild of Peter Thiel, Max Levchin and eventually, Elon Musk aimed far ahead of its time, facilitating instant payments between customers, businesses and more while utilizing the internet. Solana (SOL) Pay is considered by many to be the next innovation in the payments processing arena, facilitating payments while taking nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and Web3 into account. Some are going so far as to call Solana’s new payment protocol the Visa or PayPal of Web3. This post will…

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BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, LUNA, DOGE, DOT, AVAX

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins are turning down from overhead resistance levels, indicating that the sentiment remains negative and traders are selling on every available opportunity. Decentrader analyst Philip Swift said that the on-chain spent profit output ratio (SOPR) metric, which aggregates the price of purchase versus price sold during a given period, indicates that traders are selling their Bitcoin holdings for a loss. Another metric that is worrying traders is the funding rates, which has further slipped into the negative territory following comments by the U.S. Federal…

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BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, LUNA, DOT, AVAX, DOGE

[ad_1] Bitcoin’s (BTC) volatility has been shrinking in the past few days. The standard deviation of daily Bitcoin returns for the last 30 and 60 days as calculated by the Bitcoin Volatility Index is at 2.63%, the least volatile it has been since November 2020. Generally, tight ranges are followed by strong price expansions. In 2020, the low volatility period in November was followed by a sharp rally in mid-December, which resulted in a supercycle that carried the price all the way to $64,854 on April 14, 2021. Daily cryptocurrency…

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BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, DOT, AVAX, DOGE

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins appear to have started a relief rally. Glassnode data suggests that Bitcoin addresses with a non-zero balance have risen to about 40 million, indicating increasing adoption by retail traders. Edelman Financial Engines founder Ric Edelman said that the number of Americans owning Bitcoin could rise from 24% currently to one-third by 2022. He expects this to happen as “Bitcoin is becoming more and more mainstream. People are hearing about it everywhere — it isn’t going away.” Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360 The…

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BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, AVAX, DOT, DOGE

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) and most major altcoins are attempting a rebound off their respective support levels, indicating that buyers continue to accumulate on dips. Data from Coinglass shows that 9,925 Bitcoin left Coinbase Pro, the professional trading arm of Coinbase, on Dec. 30, a possible sign of institutional buying. This is in sharp contrast to the strong inflows seen in Binance and OKEx. Several analysts believe that institutional buying could pick up in January. Economist and trader Alex Krüger expects a Bitcoin rally in early January based on fund flows.…

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BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, AVAX, DOT, DOGE

[ad_1] The S&P 500 is trading near its all-time high but Bitcoin (BTC) has plunged about 30% from its all-time high at $69,000. Even after the sharp drop, Bitcoin is up 63%, year-to-date, outperforming the S&P 500, which is up about 30% in 2021. Gold, which is popular as a hedge against inflation, is down roughly 7% this year. Arcane research said in its report that Bitcoin’s outperformance in the high inflationary environment shows that “Bitcoin has proven itself to be an excellent inflation hedge.” Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source:…

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BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, AVAX, DOT, DOGE

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) bounced back above the psychological level at $50,000 and the S&P 500 hit a new all-time closing high on Dec. 23, suggesting that the panic selling caused due to the omicron variant is subsiding and the much-awaited “Santa rally” may have started. Data from on-chain analytics firm Glassnode shows that about 100,000 Bitcoin are going from “liquid” to “illiquid” state every month, which means that the coins are being sent to addresses “with little history of spending.” This suggests accumulation by investors. Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source:…

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BTC, ETH, BNB, SOL, ADA, XRP, LUNA, AVAX, DOT, DOGE

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) is attempting to break above the psychologically critical level at $50,000 and close the year on a strong note. The up-move in Bitcoin has led to a sharp recovery in the value of the Crypto Fear & Greed Index from 27 to 45 within a day, signaling improving sentiment. BlockFi co-founder Flori Marquez said in a recent interview that new talent, regulatory clarity and higher crypto prices could lead to a feeling of FOMO, boosting crypto adoption in 2022. Marquez added that the “majority of Blockfi’s clients—when…

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