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Institutions backing Bitcoin: what to expect

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Although the market was shaken as the regulatory hammer struck BitMEX at the start of October, it has since recovered. Bitcoin, the largest asset did notice sudden pressure given the panic in the market, but it managed to hold on and recover in the following days and reach a value of $11,731, which was unseen in a while.

Even when Square announced its investment in Bitcoin, the market absorbed the news and did not act too volatile. This has been a feature that was pointed as an issue by many traditional investors, but over time Bitcoin has gained maturity and along with it, the trust of institutional investors.

Bakkt, CME, LMAX Digital 

According to data provider Arcane Research, the Bakkt Bitcoin exchange witnessed another record-high month from September to October. The rise in interest from institutions mainly followed the interest of companies like Microstrategy and Square.

Since the exchange is dedicated to institutional investors in the U.S.  the above rise in volume suggested the growing appetite among institutions for BTC.

Arcane highlighted this growth by noting that there were 400 BTC contracts to expire in October on Bakkt. This was an increase of 14% from September. Whereas, the Open interest in Bakkt saw a gradual rise since mid-September. The OI on 15 October was around $18 million, however, it noted a decline of $3 million on 16 October.

Apart from Bakkt, other widely used platform by institutions were LMAX Digital and CME, which also have been noting an increased volume in October. According to Skew, LMAX Digital ranked second in terms of 24-hour BTC spot volume, after Coinbase.

Source: Skew

LMAX Digital was however exceeding the daily volume of other prominent retail exchanges like Bitstamp, Kraken, and Gemini. Whereas the CME interest showed a strong upwards trend since the beginning of the month. It has moved from $345 million to $515 million, on 16 October. These were pretty evident indications of a strong demand coming from the institutions for BTC.

Source: https://eng.ambcrypto.com/institutions-backing-bitcoin-what-to-expect

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98% of Unspent Bitcoin Transactions Could Sell for Profit: Report

A quirky metric from Glassnode is the latest to remind us that Bitcoin’s price has risen.

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In brief

  • Most of the dormant Bitcoin would sell at a profit.
  • That means the coins are worth more now than when they entered wallets.
  • That’s partly because Bitcoin’s price just rose above $13,000.

Here’s another metric that describes Bitcoin’s recent success, per analytics site Glassnode: “98% of all unspent Bitcoin transactions (UTXOs) are currently in a state of profit.”

“A level not seen since Dec 2017, and typical in previous $BTC bull markets,” said Glassnode in its tweet. What’s this mean? Is this Good For Bitcoin? Number go up? (Hasn’t it gone up enough?)

What this metric describes is that all of the Bitcoin sitting in wallets right now would sell for a profit when compared to the value of that Bitcoin when it entered those wallets.

Kinda. An unspent transaction, or UTXO, refers to Bitcoin that one has a right to sell. If you sent Decrypt a Bitcoin, Decrypt would receive the right to one Bitcoin transaction, which until we move the coin is unspent (hence the name).

If Decrypt then donated 0.5 of our Bitcoin to Joseph Lubin (whose company, ConsenSys, contributes funds to this editorially independent publication), he would receive one unspent transaction and our remaining half of a Bitcoin would turn into another unspent transaction. And so on.

Glassnode’s metric is a roundabout way of making the point that most of the money sitting around in Bitcoin wallets could be sold for a profit.

Its tweet today is the latest to show that Bitcoin is performing well at the moment. It hit just over $13,000 this week, a record unmatched since the end of last June. And all for a coin that was toying with the $4,000 mark in March! Where’s the Glassnode chart that expresses Decrypt’s surprise?

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I Like Bitcoin Even More, It’s The Best Inflation Trade: Billionaire Investor Paul Tudor Jones

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  • Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones III has become an even bigger Bitcoin fan following the most recent price developments.
  • As CryptoPotato reported back in May, Jones bought an undisclosed amount of BTC to protect himself amid the rising fears of increased inflations.
  • In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box, the prominent investor doubled-down on his words that Bitcoin serves as a hedge against the failing traditional financial world.
  • Jones noted that “I like Bitcoin even more now than then [when he bought BTC in May]. It’s in the first inning and has a long way to go.”
    Paul Tudor Jones
    Paul Tudor Jones
  • He also clarified now that BTC has a single-digit percentage in his investment portfolio. However, he believes that Bitcoin could outperform all other traditionally regarded as safe-haven investment assets:
  • “The reason I recommended Bitcoin is because it was one of the menu of inflation trades, like gold, like TIPS breakevens, like copper, like being a long yield curve and I came to the conclusion that Bitcoin was going to be the best inflation trade.”

  • Jones is not the only representative of the traditional investment world to have come on board the Bitcoin bandwagon. The Former CEO of the insurance giant Prudential and current Chairman of Sanders Morris Harris, George Ball, recently said that BTC is an attractive long-term investment.
  • In addition, giant companies like MicroStrategy and Square recently purchased millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin.

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Source: https://cryptopotato.com/i-like-bitcoin-even-more-its-the-best-inflation-trade-billionaire-investor-paul-tudor-jones/

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XRP Bulls Step in With a 5% Daily Increase, Is $0.30 Next? (Ripple Price Analysis)

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XRP/USD – Buyers Finally Break Above Symmetrical Triangle

Key Support Levels: $0.26, $0.251, $0.245.
Key Resistance Levels: $0.261, $0.271, $0.279.

XRP went through a rollercoaster of price action yesterday as it reached as high as $0.271 (bearish .618 Fib) and as low as $0.228 (.618 Fib) during the 24 hours.

The cryptocurrency had been trading within a symmetrical triangle and rebounded from the lower boundary at the start of the week. Despite the whipsaw like movement yesterday, the daily candle still closed beneath the triangle’s upper boundary.

Today, XRP pushed higher to break toward the upside of this triangle. It reached the resistance at $0.261, provided by a bearish .5 Fib Retracement level.

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XRP/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

XRP-USD Short Term Price Prediction

Moving forward, if the buyers can break the current $0.261 level, higher resistance lies at $0.271 (bearish .618 Fib Retracement). Following this, resistance lies at $0.279 (1.414 Fib Extension), $0.286 (bearish .786 Fib), $0.295 (bearish .886 Fib), and $0.3.

On the other side, the first level of support lies at $0.26. Beneath this, support is expected at $0.251, $0.245 (100-days EMA), and $0.237 (200-days EMA).

The Stochastic RSI produced a bullish crossover signal, which helped the recent push higher.

XRP/BTC – XRP Briefly Penetrates Beneath 2000 SAT.

Key Support Levels: 2000 SAT, 1960 SAT, 1915 SAT.
Key Resistance Levels: 2050 SAT, 2127 SAT, 2200 SAT.

XRP has been struggling throughout the entire month of October against Bitcoin. Yesterday, the coin fell from 2050 SAT and broke beneath 2000 SAT. It continued to spike as low as 1915 SAT where it found support at a downside 1.618 Fib Extension.

The coin managed to close the daily candle at the 1960 SAT level (downside 1.272 Fib Extension) and it has rebounded back above 2000 SAT today as it trades at 2015 SAT.

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XRP/BTC Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

XRP-BTC Short Term Price Prediction

Looking ahead, if the buyers continue higher, the first level of resistance lies 2050 SAT. Above this, resistance lies at 2127 SAT (bearish .236 Fib), 2200 SAT, and 2260 SAT (bearish .372 Fib & 100-days EMA).

On the other side, if the sellers break back beneath 2000 SAT, support lies at 1960 SAT, 1915 SAT, and 1900 SAT.

The Stochastic RSI is in extremely oversold territory as we wait for a bullish crossover signal to send the market higher.

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Source: https://cryptopotato.com/xrp-bulls-step-in-with-a-5-daily-increase-is-0-30-next-ripple-price-analysis/

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