Bitcoin
BTC$24 129.38

4.39%

Ethereum
ETH$1 804.53

5.98%

Tether
USDT$1.000145

0%

USD Coin
USDC$0.999924

0%

Binance Coin
BNB$331.99

4.39%

XRP
XRP$0.382330

2.12%

Bitcoin: local positive, but potentially sideways for the year


21 Mar 2022

#Bitcoin

Bitcoin gained 6.3% over the past week, finishing near $41.3K. The price retreated slightly to $41.0K on Monday morning, losing 2.1% over the last 24 hours. Ethereum has corrected by 2% over the same period but still added 11.6% to the price seven days ago. Other leading altcoins in the top 10 have gained between 7.3% (Polkadot) and 24.8% (Avalanche) over the past week.

Total cryptocurrency market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, rose 7.5% for the week to $1.86 trillion. The Bitcoin Dominance Index fell 0.6 points to 41.9% due to outperforming altcoins. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index rose 7 points for the week to 30 and moved into "fear" from "extreme fear".

Last week turned out to be a good one for the crypto market, with bitcoin rising the most in six weeks. Last Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve meeting weakened the dollar and boosted stocks, which benefited all risky assets, including cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin Daily Chart

Meanwhile, bitcoin has continued to trade in a sideways range of $38-45K for the second month, with a closer look marked by a sequence of declining local highs with bullish momentum fading near 42 in the last two weeks. The positive sentiment is supported by the 50-day moving average reversing upwards. BTCUSD broke it in a relatively strong move on March 16th, and it has been acting as local support ever since.

The external environment in the financial markets remains mixed. Traders have tighter financial conditions due to higher rates and waning economic growth on one side of the scale. On the other side is the demand for purchasing power insurance for capital due to the highest inflation in two generations. Weighing these factors, Galaxy Digital head Mike Novogratz said bitcoin would continue to trade in a sideways range this year. He said BTC will resume growth and reach $500K by 2025 as inflation curbing measures are too weak.

Piyush Gupta, chief executive of Singapore's largest bank, DBS, said cryptocurrencies could be an alternative to gold but would not be able to fit into the traditional financial system due to excessive volatility.


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# Crypto Prediction Accuracy CVIX Price 24h 7d Market Cap 7d price change
1 Bitcoin (BTC) BTC Bitcoin predictions 76% 40 $24 129.38 4.39% 4.16% $461 254 701 638 BTC 7 days price change
2 Ethereum (ETH) ETH Ethereum predictions 64.4% 74 $1 804.53 5.98% 8.69% $219 936 602 750 ETH 7 days price change
3 Tether (USDT) USDT Tether predictions 92.4% 1 $1.000145 0% -0.01% $66 486 165 109 USDT 7 days price change
4 USD Coin (USDC) USDC USD Coin predictions 92.4% 1 $0.999924 0% 0.01% $54 212 170 056 USDC 7 days price change
5 Binance Coin (BNB) BNB Binance Coin predictions 68% 61 $331.99 4.39% 16.48% $53 562 837 067 BNB 7 days price change
6 XRP (XRP) XRP XRP predictions 80.8% 40 $0.382330 2.12% 1.69% $18 483 019 171 XRP 7 days price change
7 Cardano (ADA) ADA Cardano predictions 73.2% 52 $0.543298 4.60% 6.44% $18 337 708 125 ADA 7 days price change
8 Binance USD (BUSD) BUSD Binance USD predictions 93.2% 1 $1.000576 0.04% 0.21% $17 888 223 823 BUSD 7 days price change
9 Solana (SOL) SOL Solana predictions 74% 44 $43.21 6.94% 2.89% $15 048 127 510 SOL 7 days price change
10 Polkadot (DOT) DOT Polkadot predictions 69.2% 58 $9.31 8.45% 10.51% $10 288 809 309 DOT 7 days price change
11 Lido stETH (STETH) STETH Lido stETH predictions 94.8% 1 $2 941.39 -0.40% -3.32% $10 258 752 564 STETH 7 days price change
12 HEX (HEX) HEX HEX predictions 70% 62 $0.054472 8.20% 10.77% $9 446 016 831 HEX 7 days price change
13 Dogecoin (DOGE) DOGE Dogecoin predictions 82.8% 27 $0.071055 2.78% 4.16% $9 426 956 868 DOGE 7 days price change
14 Avalanche (AVAX) AVAX Avalanche predictions 68% 69 $30.28 10.86% 30.10% $8 614 953 421 AVAX 7 days price change
15 Polygon (MATIC) MATIC Polygon predictions 64.8% 77 $0.946930 3.64% 4.99% $7 608 398 583 MATIC 7 days price change

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