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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Bounces to $11.8K as Ether Option Traders Go Bearish

Bitcoin is up Friday while ether options traders are overwhelmingly bearish. “Crypto has had a good run for about three weeks in a row, since late July,” said David Lifchitz, chief investment officer for quantitative trading firm ExoAlpha. “There is a current resistance level of $12,500 for bitcoin, which looks pretty normal as markets, even …

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First Mover: As Wall Street Goes Topsy-Turvy, Crypto Traders Are Bullish as Ever

As the coronavirus takes its devastating toll on the U.S. economy, financial pros are increasingly confounded by the markets.  The economy is in its worst shape since the early 20th century, and stocks are soaring. The U.S. government’s borrowing is expected to triple to a record $4.5 trillionthis fiscal year, yet 10-year Treasury yields are close to historic lows. You’re reading First Mover, CoinDesk’s …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Stumbles to $11,300; USDC Lending Rates Skyrocket

As the bitcoin market sees red, DeFi opportunities in stablecoin trading have some borrowing rates exploding to double digits. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $11,342 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 4% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $11,299-$11,943 BTC below its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bearish signal for market …

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Some Traders Now Taking Bets Ether Will Break $1K by December

Deribit has started listing ether (ETH) options with strikes above $1,000, and some traders are now betting the cryptocurrency will reach that price by year’s end. Over 3,470 contracts – worth $1.3 million – of ETH 1,120 call options have been traded for December 2020 and March 2021 expiry this month. These trades were executed …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $12K; DeFi Debt Outstanding Hits Record

Bitcoin hit $12,000 but then fell as long derivatives traders were wiped out. Meanwhile, DeFi lending continues to grow.  Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $11,884 as of 20:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 1.8% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $11,468-$12,084 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bullish signal for market …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips to $11.5K; Cardano Is Making a Big DeFi Move

Bitcoin’s price is trending down and an Ethereum competitor is entering the DeFi race this weekend. Bitcoin’s price was able to rally to as high as $11,917 Friday before losing momentum, falling back into the $11,500 range. “Over the past day, bitcoin tested the level of $11,900 but it did not succeed, and BTC slipped,” …

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Grayscale Investments’ Ethereum Trust Filed With the SEC to Obtain Reporting Status

The digital currency asset manager Grayscale told investors on Thursday that the firm has publicly filed a Registration Statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the company’s Ethereum Trust. The recent filing is voluntary and if the SEC approves the registration, the Ethereum Trust will be the second crypto asset …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $11,800; Ether Options Market Explodes

Bitcoin continues its rebound this week after Sunday’s crash. Meanwhile, the ether options market suggests a roller coaster ride ahead for the world’s second largest cryptocurrency. It’s been a positive week for bitcoin so far. The world’s oldest cryptocurrency is continuing its rebound from a Sunday price crash, appreciating 12% on a bullish run that …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Trudges Past $11.7K as DeFi Lending Rates Gyrate

Bitcoin gained Wednesday while DeFi interest rate volatility is causing concern over its long-term viability. Traders are mostly buying bitcoin Wednesday, with the world’s oldest cryptocurrency going as high as $11,735 on spot exchanges such as Coinbase.  “I think we’ll hit $12,000 by Friday. There’s a lot of momentum in the market just now,” said …

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Market Wrap: Bitcoin Flat at $11.2K; DeFi Has Highest Volume Month Ever

Bitcoin trading is weak Tuesday while volumes on DeFi are as high as they have ever been. After wild Sunday action that saw the price of the world’s oldest cryptocurrency fall as low as $10,050 on spot exchanges like Coinbase, bitcoin is trading relatively flat, at around $11,200 Tuesday. “The asset is trading in a …

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