Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) Rebound After Bloodbath

Bitcoin and Ethereum traded above key psychological levels on Monday evening after slipping below them over the long holiday weekend. The global cryptocurrency market cap rose 1.1% to $906 billion.

Price Performance Of Major Coins
Corner 24 hours 7-day Price
Bitcoin BTC/USD 0.65% -9% $20,504.76
Ethereum ETH/USD 0.7% -7.6% $1,119.88
Dogecoin DOGE/USD 0.02% 9.9% $0.06

Top 24-Hour Gainers (Data via CoinMarketCap)
Cryptocurrency 24-Hour % Change (+/-) Price
Synthetix (SNX) +57.8% $3.23
1inchNetwork (1INCH) +20.5% $0.69
Arweave (AR) +18.2% $10.13

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Why It Matters: Cryptocurrencies were buoyant on Monday evening along with other risk assets after Bitcoin and Ethereum dipped below the $20,000 and $1,000 levels over the weekend.

The two largest cryptocurrencies by market cap hit respective lows of $17,708.62 and $896.11 over the weekend.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures were both up more than 1% at press time.

Recession fears have become entrenched in the market. Inflation has gone from being a primary concern to the sole one, according to OANDA senior market analyst Craig Erlam.

“The hope now is that any recession will be mild and brief but the situation is evolving so rapidly, that it’s hard to know with any real certainty,” Erlam wrote in a note.

Erlam noted Bitcoin’s quick dip below the $20,000 mark and said it was a much-touted critical level.

“The HODLer mentality is really being put to the test and those that haven’t bailed yet may be as tempted as they’ve ever been.”

Investors will look out for the US Federal Reserve Jerome Powell’s presentation of the Monetary Policy Report to Congress in the fresh and truncated trading week.

Glassnode said the Bitcoin market underwent a “massive deleveraging event” this week putting pressure on miners, long-term holders, and the aggregate market.

“The falling dominoes of the current bear market are advancing to a new phase. Alongside miners, Long-Term Holders are now beginning to feel the pressure, forcing many of them to sell at an accelerating rate,” said the on-chain analytics company in a weekly blog post.

Bitcoin, Total Supply Held By Long-Term Holders — Courtesy Glassnode

Glassnode data indicates that long-term holder supply fell by 178,000 BTC over the last week, which equals to 1.31% of their entire holdings.

Market sentiment continues to remain marred by “Extreme Fear,” according to’s “Crypto & Fear Index.”

Cryptocurrency trader Justin Bennett said on Twitter that the current “bounce” appears to be weak and could be another “bull trap” before we see the next round of selling.

The analyst said the total cryptocurrency market capitalization could touch $670-$730 billion before a relief rally takes place.

The lower number put forward by Bennett would imply the market cap declines another 26.05% from current levels.

Michael van de Poppe said the apex coin needs to clear resistance near $20,500 for a continuation towards $23,000.

The trader said if Ethereum holds $1,085 levels, he’s assuming we’ll be seeing $1,250 next.

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