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‘Big Short’ Investor Michael Burry Warns of ‘Mother of All Crashes’ — Says Crypto’s Problem Is Leverage

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Hedge fund manager Michael Burry, famed for forecasting the 2008 financial crisis, has warned of “the mother of all crashes.” He further explained that the problem with cryptocurrency is the leverage.</strong> Michael Burry Warns of Mother of All Crashes Famous investor and founder of private investment firm Scion Asset Management, Michael Burry, …

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Flash Loan Attacks Drain 2 Binance Smart Chain Defi Projects for $6 Million

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>There have been two back-to-back flash loan attacks in a short period of time stemming from two unique Binance Smart Chain decentralized finance (defi) projects. Last Wednesday, the yield-farming platform Pancakebunny lost close to $3 million in a flash loan attack according to reports. The following Sunday, Bogged Finance saw $3 million …

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Here’s how Bitcoin’s intraday volatility complicates leverage trading

The crypto sector is in a bull market, and frequent evidence comes from anonymous traders who post their five-, six- and seven-figure investment returns as screenshots on Crypto Twitter. This condition creates a FOMO-like situation where everyone gets greedy. The temptation to boost potential earnings by twenty times or more is often irresistible for most …

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Oh where, oh where have Ethereum bulls gone? Sub-$4K ETH fails to entice traders

Cryptocurrency price corrected sharply today, including Ether (ETH), but this is a short-term move which is not reflective of the more macro-level events which still paint a bullish picture for assets like Ether and Bitcoin. In the last 30 days, Ether price gained 96%, moving from $2,138 to $4,200 on May 11. Normally the assumption …

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2 key Ethereum price metrics prove pro traders are behind ETH’s new highs

As Ether (ETH) made a $2,800 all-time on April 29, so did its futures open interest. The $8.5 billion figure marks a 52% monthly increase and shows robust trading activity behind the meteoric price rise. Some analysts might dismiss Ether derivatives, considering CME’s future has $355 million in open interest compared to Bitcoin’s $2.4 billion. …

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Bitcoin funding rate flips negative after $48K retest — Was it a bear trap?

As Bitcoin (BTC) lost the $52,000 support on April 22, the futures contracts funding rate entered negative terrain. This uncommon situation causes the shorts, investors betting on price downside, to pay fees every 8 hours. While the rate itself is mildly damaging, this situation creates incentives for arbitrage desks and market makers to buy perpetual …

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BTC December futures reach $73,500 — Is everyone flipping ultra bullish?

Bitcoin (BTC) has been struggling to break the $60,000 resistance for almost a month. But despite the impasse, BTC futures markets have never been so bullish. While regular spot exchanges are trading near $59,600, the BTC contracts maturing in June are trading above $65,000. Futures contracts tend to trade at a premium, mainly on neutral-to-bullish …

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Peak fear? Bitcoin futures leverage gets reset by this week’s wild price swings

The leverage used in the Bitcoin (BTC) futures market has fallen significantly in the past several days. This indicates that traders are generally uncertain about where BTC is heading in the near term. Estimated leverage on Binance. Source: CryptoQuant What is leverage and why is this metric crucial for Bitcoin market sentiment? In the Bitcoin …

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‘Shameless’ season premiere name drops Bitcoin and other crypto

A number of TV shows have mentioned Bitcoin (BTC) or other cryptocurrencies over the years, including Big Bang Theory in 2017 and The Simpsons in 2020. One of the latest crypto mentions occurred during the premiere of the 11th season of Shameless, in an episode called “This is Chicago.”  “It’s my crypto,” character Dash said, …

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The frontrunner in ByBit’s trading competition is up 4000% so far

A trader has managed to secure over 4,000% profit in less than three weeks as part of the World Series of Trading, or WSOT — a competition hosted by leverage crypto trading exchange, Bybit. Using his Twitter name for the competition, SalsaTekila appears on the WSOT troop leaderboard, advancing his team forward with 4,495.95% profit. …

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