Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin Have a ‘Terrible’ Start To 2022 — Why This Analyst Thinks Short-Term Is Looking ‘Ugly’ – Bitcoin – United States Dollar ($BTC)

Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) traded flat Sunday evening as the global cryptocurrency market cap fell 1.2% to $1.9 trillion.

What happened: The apex coin inched up 0.1% to $41,778.88 over 24 hours. BTC has fallen 11.45% over a seven-day trailing period.

Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) was up 1.4% at $3,149.96 over 24 hours. For the week, the second-largest coin by market cap, has plunged 17.4%.

Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) was down 0.6% at $0.15. The meme cryptocurrency has dropped 13% over a seven-day period.

Shiba Inu (SHIB)  was up 1.35% at $0.000028 over 24 hours. The DOGE-rival has shrunk 16.6% over the week.

The top gainers over 24 hours were Chainlink (LINK), UNUS SED LEO (LEO), and Internet Computer (ICP), according to CoinMarketCap data.

LINK spiked 7.8% to $27.89, LEO rose 7% to $3.84, while ICP gained 6.4% to $33.78 in the period.

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Why It Matters: Economist and trader Alex Krüger said on Twitter in a thread on Sunday that the U.S. Federal Reserve, which had been adding $120 billion a month via Quantitative Easing since the “coronacrash,” would now need to conduct tapering at more than $50 billion a month.

Assuming tapering at $80 billion, the central bank will move from pumping an additional $120 billion into the economy to removing $200 billion a month. This would work to the detriment of cryptocurrencies since they are “the furthest end of the risk curve.”


Alternative’s “Fear & Greed Index” hit a level of 10 over the weekend, which is the lowest since 21 July 21. At press time, the index that tracks Fear and Greed over values of 0 to 100, flashed “Extreme Fear” and was seen at 23.

Movement Of  “Crypto Fear & Greed Index” — Courtesy Alternative

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Edward Moya said cryptocurrencies had a “terrible start to the year,” thanks to the “growing diversification into other products such as NFTs.”

“Bitcoin remains vulnerable to a breach of the $40,000 level and it could get ugly for Ether if it breaks the $3,000 level.  The long-term outlook is still bullish for both the top two cryptocurrencies, but the short-term is looking ugly,” noted the analyst, in an emailed note.

The percentage of Bitcoin unspent transaction outputs (UTXO) in profit (7-day moving average) has fallen to a 17-month low of 83.9%, according to Glassnode data. UTXO indicates the number of coins left over after executing a transaction; while higher percentages indicate market tops, lower values may signal bottoms.

Percent of UTXOs in Profit (7-Day Moving Average) — Courtesy Glassnode

Meanwhile, Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin’s comment that the project was not ready for mass adoption in its current form triggered the recent sharp downtrend in the coin, according to OANDA’s Moya.

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