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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Reaches $40.3K While DeFi Value Locked Inflates to Over $22B

Large trading volumes in the bitcoin spot market are helping push prices upward to a fresh record high. Ethereum-based DeFi value locked is also setting records, with rising crypto values playing a part. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $39,143 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 8.4% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $34K as Ether Futures Interest Jumps $350M in a Day

Higher-than-average spot volume, even for the past month, is helping push bitcoin’s price upward at a time when traders are plowing into ether futures at a quick pace to open 2021. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $33,987 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 8.9% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $29,986-$34,220 (CoinDesk […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $34K as Ether Futures Interest Jumps $350M in a Day

Higher-than-average spot volume, even for the past month, is helping push bitcoin’s price upward at a time when traders are plowing into ether futures at a quick pace to open 2021. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $33,987 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 8.9% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $29,986-$34,220 (CoinDesk […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Briefly Drops Close to $28K as Ether Futures Heat Up

Over-leveraged bitcoin investors in the derivatives market led to Monday’s sell-off while ether spot and futures markets are starting to get a lot more attention. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $31,444 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 5.7% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $28,154-$33,562 (CoinDesk 20) BTC slightly below its 10-hour […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Closes 2020 Near Record Highs

The Takeaway: Bitcoin nearly triples its price in 2020 and ends the year close to $29,000 but ether gained 450%. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $28,963 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining 1.5% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $27,916.63 – $29,280.05 (CoinDesk 20) Bitcoin prices, Dec. 30 – Dec. 31, 2020. […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Stays in Tight Range but Gains Dominance as XRP Crumbles

The Takeaway Bitcoin (BTC) traded around $23,310 as of 19:00 UTC (2 p.m. ET), slipping 1.3% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $22,644.56 – $23,672.82 (CoinDesk 20) Derivatives market hints at more volatility ahead. With XRP’s sell-off, bitcoin’s dominance of the crypto market increases. Bitcoin prices, Dec. 23 – Dec. 24, 2020.Source: CoinDesk […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Pushes Past $23.7K While Crypto Locked in DeFi at All-Time High

Bitcoin hits a new high at $23,770 on higher-than normal volume; DeFi’s total value locked has also hit a record on the strength of ether. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $22,818 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 9% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $20,756-$23,770 (CoinDesk 20) BTC below its 10-hour moving […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $19.5K; Ether Options Interest in Doldrums

Bitcoin has been able to hold above $19,000 as it has for the past several days. Meanwhile, the ether options market on Deribit has dipped in December although a block trade strategy in the $600-$800 price range has developed. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $19,510 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 1.6% over the […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Pushes Past $19.2K; Ether at 3% of BTC Price

Bitcoin climbed over the weekend to the $19,200 territory. Looking at ether’s price as a percentage of spot BTC, it may be undervalued. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $19,196 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 0.35% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,990-$19,323 (CoinDesk 20) BTC near its 10-hour moving average but […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Steadies at $18.7K; Big Ether Options Position Around $1,120 Isn’t Bullish

Volume doldrums and December sluggishness caused bitcoin to slip steadily below $19,000; ether options above spot are highest at $1,120 strike price. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,705 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 1.7% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,629-$19,299 (CoinDesk 20) BTC below its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips Below $19,000 as Ether Options Volume Drops

Some bitcoin selling on Friday caused its price to decline. Ether options traders appear less inclined to place bets on the asset’s price, as evidenced by lower Deribit volume. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,975 as of 21:15 UTC (4:15 p.m. ET). Slipping 2.1% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,717-$19,556 BTC below its […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hits $16.2K; Uniswap Crosses $3B Locked

Bitcoin was gaining amid positive institutional and retail adoption signs as the amount of crypto locked in Uniswap signals DeFi continues to be more just than a fad. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $16,154 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 2.9% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $15,454-$16,186 BTC above its 10-day […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Fails to Break $15.9K; Over 50K ETH Staked on Eth 2.0 Contract

Bitcoin gained Wednesday while Ethereum 2.0 staking has been ramping up. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $15,694 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 2.6% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $15,293-$15,973 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bullish signal for market technicians. Bitcoin trading on Bitstamp since Nov. 9.Source: […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Flat at $15.3K; Crypto Locked in DeFi at All-Time High

Bitcoin is sideways Tuesday, with little price action. However, traders seem to be jumping into decentralized finance to maximize their crypto yield. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $15,345 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.30% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $15,092-$15,471. BTC close to its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a […]

Volume Surge Brings 25% Turnover to ‘CoinDesk 20’

Goodbye, dai and bitcoin sv. Hello, kyber and cosmos. A swelling in volume in the crypto markets over the third quarter has changed the list of noteworthy digital assets beyond bitcoin and ether that matter most to traders and investors. That change is reflected in the CoinDesk 20. In the latest revision, based on data […]