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BitMEX Data Shows BTC Price Could Soon Experience Major Volatile Move as Market Sentiment Turns Bearish

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    Bitcoin funding rates on BitMEX could predict future market moves

BitMEX Data Shows BTC Price Could Soon Experience Major Volatile Move as Market Sentiment Turns Bearish
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Twitter user "Rptr45" has noticed that BitMEX, the leading cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has had its longest streak of muted funding rate ever. This could lead to more volatility in the Bitcoin market.  

A highly correlated indicator

BitMEX allows its users to earn interest in order to incentivize active trading. When the market sentiment is bullish and the US Dollar is in short supply, traders are able to earn funding on the exchange by shorting BTC (and vice versa).   

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According to "Rptr45," the funding rate has barely changed for the past 12 days with moves that do not exceed 0.001%. Historically, traders should the volatility of Bitcoin to increase in either direction. For example, the BTC price plunged by 36.6 percent just one month after BTC's 17-day streak of muted funding rate. 

More price woes

Technical analyst Omkar Godbole claims that Bitcoin is currently facing a lot of selling pressure after the BTC price was hovering around the $8,000 price mark.  As reported by U.Today, one of the best-performing BitMEX traders of all time said that he was "patiently" waiting for the Bitcoin price to once again touch the $6,000.

The funding rate tends to historically increase during bulls market. Just two months ago, it seemed like investors wouldn't be able to buy four-digit Bitcoin for much longer, but the black swan market crash has completely changed the market's perspective. 

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As of now, there is no consensus among traders whether we are still in a bull market, which seemed absolutely obvious when BTC spiked by more than 200 percent in Q2. 

Based on the Elliot wave theory, BTC could drop to as low as $1,400 if the most bearish scenario comes into fruition.

BitMEX losing its dominance

However, the analyst still claims that BitMEX might not be a harbinger of further price moves given that it's no longer a dominant force in the crypto market.

Back in July, Bloomberg reported that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has launched an investigation into the Author Hayes-lead exchange, which might force them to clean up their act. 

Moreover, it is now threatened by the Binance exchange in the realm of cryptocurrency derivatives. While BitMEX remains a force to be reckoned with, its glory days might be already behind. 

Will BitMEX remain a dominant exchange in the long-term? Share your take in the comments!  

 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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    Tuur Demeester wants you to buy the dip as Bitcoin touches the support of its parabolic uptrend for the first time since March

Bitcoin's Parabolic Uptrend Remains Intact Despite Price Collapse: Tuur Demeester
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Tuur Demeester of Adamant Capital has just taken to Twitter to calm down Bitcoin enthusiasts who might have been swayed by incredibly bearish sentiment on crypto Twitter. 

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Bitcoin recently dropped to $6,800, its lowest level since early May. However, Demeester apparently sees this as yet another opportunity to buy the dip. He states that top coin's parabolic uptrend that started at the beginning of 2015 hasn't been violated. However, Bitcoin has tapped support for the first time since March when Bitcoin was trading well below $4,000. 

Shortly after printing a huge red candle on the logarithmic chart, the Bitcoin price spiked by 20 percent on Apr. 2, which started the coin's massive run to $13,700. 

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As of now, BTC is down by nearly 50 percent from its yearly high, but this might not be the end of the nightmare for Bitcoin bulls. According to trading exert Josh Rager, the crypto king could plunge below the $7,000 level again after a fakeout to the $7,500 range. 

Gold bug Peter Schiff recently predicted that BTC could collapse to $10,000 level after competing the head-and-shoulders pattern.  

At the time of writing, BTC is sitting $7,313, CoinStats data shows. 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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