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ethereum pumps

Okay, where were we? Ah yeah, Bitcoin and Ethereum grounded, with a nasty hangover, while the DXY takes off again. After a big weekend dip, all crypto flights remain delayed, but the voice on the tannoy says to please remain patient.

In case you missed it and were just enjoying your weekend like you probably should’ve, the entire crypto market shed about 100 billion US dollars over the past few days.

Does this mean the bears are now fully in control again? Plenty of those about, so maybe. The Crypto Fear & Greed Index, the market’s most popular sentiment tracker, would suggest so. This is quite a big dip for that metric as well, since some mild, building hopium around this time last week.

Nevertheless, the two bull goose cryptos, Bitcoin and Ethereum, have managed to break their fall on a tree branch or two on the way down, Rambo: First Blood-style.

Let’s take a little look…


Top 10 overview

With the overall crypto market cap at US$1.08 trillion and up about 2.4% since yesterday, here’s the current state of play among top 10 tokens – according to CoinGecko.

Market pace setters Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) have twitched toes yet again on their latest morgue slab. They’ve recovered somewhat into Monday (AEST) as another weekly close draws nearer in the eastern states of the US, where it seems to matter most on Crypto Twitter for these sorts of things.

The world’s favourite orange-coloured cryptocurrency dipped sharply to just under US$21k on Saturday, but found some support there and has been licking its wounds around the US$21.5k mark for the best part of a day now… at the time of writing.

Likewise, Merge-tastic (well, not yet) ETH did something similar with a US$1,550-ish local low, and a recovery to about the US$1,620 zone, where it’s sitting right about now.

Unreliable weekend price action? Crypto’s known for it. Then again, analyst Michaël van de Poppe described it as a “very organic dump” for Bitcoin, and, while factoring in the possibility of things heading lower, is still generally seeing a bottoming out in the market. Here’s what he tweeted yesterday…

Meanwhile, another known long-time BTC bull analyst, the Kiwi on-chain data guru Willy Woo is also calling for an accumulation zone, signifying he believes Bitcoin is close to a bottom. Not everyone’s having it, though…

What with the US buck gaining strength again all of a sudden, Woo isn’t suggesting huge upside or a bull market any time soon, however. Perhaps more a prolonged, choppy consolidation, a la 2018, where the dollar-cost-averaging patient might ultimately be rewarded. Probably a big ask for the fair-weather moonlambo crowd.



Uppers and downers: 11–100

Sweeping a market-cap range of about US$8.46  billion to about US$444 million in the rest of the top 100, let’s find some of the biggest 24-hour gainers and losers at press time. (Stats accurate at time of publishing, based on data.)


• Lido DAO (LDO), (market cap: US$1.24 billion) +14%

• Synthetix Network (SNX), (mc: US$704 million) +8%

• Frax Share (FXS), (mc: US$454 million) +6%

EOS (EOS), (mc: US$1.56 billion) +6%

NEXO (NEXO), (mc: US$516 million) +5%



Celsius (CEL), (market cap: US$948 million) -12%

Huobi BTC (HBTC), (mc: US$823 million) -1%

• Stacks (STX), (mc: US$529 million) -1%

• Chain (XCN), (mc: US$1.95 billion) -1%

STEPN (GMT), (mc: US$481 million) -0.5%


Around the blocks

A selection of randomness and pertinence that stuck with us on our morning moves through the Crypto Twitterverse…

Some Ethereum “Merge” musings…

Some NFT natterings…

Some relentless Bitcoin sales pitching from Saylor…

And apropos of nothing… but this somehow seems like a decent metaphor for crypto investing. (Just out of shot, FBI agent Johnny Utah watching on).


This is probably a better zoomed-in metaphorical reference, though…