Bitcoin dipped a tad overnight but remains fairly steady in the high US$30ks for now. Meanwhile, the market sentiment is still leaning towards “Greed”.

For all the naysaying about crypto that bled into this year after last year’s disastrous PR for the industry thanks to the likes of SBF and Do Kwon and others, it’s actually been a pretty decent 2023 so far.

And we don’t need to look any further than Bitcoin’s performance for that…

According to data analytics gurus Coinglass, the bull goose crypto asset has posted positive returns for the first two quarters of this year. A bit like the Aussies in the Ashes in England, it’s the first time it’s gone two for two in quite some time. (Actually, for Bitcoin it’s only been since 2021, but Ashes references are a contractual obligation for this column – when Australia is winning, that is.)

Yes, Q2 (+7.19%) hasn’t been anywhere near as verdant and price-positive as Q1 (+71.77%) but the upshot is, Bitcoin is still the very best-performing asset class this year.

In fact, notes Coinglass, BTC has an average annual rate of 230% since 2011, 10x higher than the next best, which is the Nasdaq 100 index.

“Over the same period, large US stocks experienced an annualized return of 14%, high-yield bonds saw a growth of 5.4%, and gold had a return rate of 1.5%,” noted the blockchain analytics firm.

Source: Coinglass.com

Bitcoin, which, along with Ethereum (to a less-dominant degree), is still the barometer of health for the entire crypto market. And it just posted a pretty decent June, too, after a small stumble in May – the only red month of the year to date.

Source: Coinglass.com

And in terms of overall market sentiment? Yes, there are still plenty of bearish voices in the woods, but here’s some sort of overall snapshot for you, courtesy of the Crypto Fear & Greed Index.

Source: alternative.me

 

With the overall crypto market cap at US$1.25 trillion, down about 0.8% since this time yesterday, here’s the current state of play among top 10 tokens – according to CoinGecko.

Bit of a dip, then. Hmm, have US stonks fallen overnight? Well, no, and that’s because American traders are “suckin’ on a chilli dog outside the Tastee Freez”, lighting firecrackers, watching “ridiculous marching bands” and generally enjoying some time off for Independence Day in the States.

But let’s grab some Crypto Twittering trader thoughts in the meantime.

Ah, “Roman Trading” is taking some time off, too…

Okay, then, we’ll turn to some Europeans. Here’s Dutchman trader Michaël van de Poppe.

And Rekt Capital…

 

Uppers and downers

Some of the biggest 24-hour gainers and losers at press time. (Stats accurate at time of publishing, based on CoinGecko.com data.)

PUMPERS (11-100 market cap position)

Aave (AAVE), (market cap: US$1.11 billion) +8%

Curve DAO (CRV), (market cap: US$701 million) +3%

BitDAO (BIT), (market cap: US$739 million) +1%

 

PUMPERS (lower, lower caps)

Rari Governance (RGT), (market cap: US$33 million) +104%

Storj (STORJ), (market cap: US$71 million) +40%

Wanchain (WAN), (market cap: US$47 million) +24%

 

SLUMPERS

 eCash (XEC), (market cap: US$634 million) -11%

Bitcoin SV (BSV), (market cap: US$881 million) -9%

Flow (FLOW), (market cap: US$661 million) -8%

WOO Network (WOO), (market cap: US$421 million) -7%

Pepe (PEPE), (market cap: US$723 million) -5%

 

SLUMPERS (lower, lower caps)

FunToken (FUN), (market cap: US$20 million) -20%

Open Exchange Token (OX), (market cap: US$106 million) -13%

Celo (CELO), (market cap: US$277 million) -13%

 

Around the blocks

Some pertinence and randomness that stuck with us on our morning moves through the Crypto Twitterverse.

Hmm, there are rumblings of an “alt season” floating about again. We’ll believe it when we see it etc…