January was bitcoin’s best month since 2021, but crypto isn’t ready for a ‘rocket ship rally’ yet

Bitcoin is rounding out its best month in more than a year. It’s already recovered more than half of its 2022 losses and some say it’s found a bottom in this crypto winter. For some investors, however, its strong month isn’t necessarily a green light to jump back into the crypto market. As of Tuesday, bitcoin is set to finish the month up 38.39%, which would make it its best month since October 2021 and its best January in 10 years, according to Coin Metrics. Ether , which led the…

Strike Expands Remittances Via Send Globally Service Over Bitcoin’s Lightning Network to Philippines

The remittance service, Send Globally, will be available in the Philippines starting Tuesday, according to a press release. It runs on the Lightning Network, a “layer 2” scaling solution that enables cheaper and faster Bitcoin transactions. Funds sent via the service from abroad can be received as local currency in the recipient’s bank or mobile money account, according to the release. Source

Crypto firms cut nearly 3,000 jobs in January despite Bitcoin’s rise

Crypto companies tightened their purse strings in the first month of 2023, with at least 2,900 crypto staff cut loose across 14 crypto firms in January. The latest firm to reportedly initiate a layoff is the crypto infrastructure provider Prime Trust which reduced its employee count by a third according to reports. The reduction would equate to an estimated 100 or so staff cut as Prime had 312 employees on LinkedIn at the time of writing. Other recent cuts over the last few days include 30 staff from the crypto…

Crypto Markets Shrug Off Latest US Productivity, Jobs Data; Bitcoin’s Price Hovers at $22.9K

Equity markets continued their uneven climb upward this year with the tech-heavy Nasdaq and the S&P 500, which has a hefty technology component, jumping 1.8% and 1.1%, respectively, even as fourth quarter earnings continued to tilt negative and a rising number of firms announced layoffs in anticipation of an economic contraction. Since the start of the year, Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce and more recently IBM have announced job cuts. Source

After Mocking the Price Model, Crypto Advocates Discuss Bitcoin’s Rainbow Chart Reintegration – Featured Bitcoin News

On a few occasions last year, crypto advocates discussed how a number of price models, leveraged to help predict the future value of bitcoin, ended up failing. However, since bitcoin’s value has increased by 36% over the last month, the price has entered the darkest band of the rainbow chart after breaking below the rainbow chart’s lowest band at the end of 2022. Bitcoin’s Rainbow Chart Is Making the Rounds Again Last year, specifically in Aug. 2022 and then at the end of the year, the cryptocurrency community discussed the…

Crypto Long & Short: Bitcoin’s Hedge Potential

Whatever the case, the dramatic rise in interest rates in 2022 had a meaningful impact on growth-oriented portfolios. Investors’ time horizons collapsed from more than five years out to the near term. Today, investors are making current cash flows and profits a priority over potential growth prospects. Bull market buzzwords – fear of missing out, moon bags, laser eyes, stonks go up, and financial independence, retire early – are out of vogue, replaced by mundane things like holding on, dollar cost averaging and the collective hope for transitory inflation. Source

Chart analyst Katie Stockton says she remains skeptical of bitcoin’s 2023 rally

Katie Stockton, founder of Fairlead Strategies, said Tuesday that bitcoin’s rally in the new year doesn’t look sustainable. “The positive development is that it has rallied enough to give folks an exit,” Stockton said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “The catch with that is when you see such strong, very steep rallies, they are more characteristic of counter-trend moves.” After finishing 2022 down more than 60%, bitcoin has already risen about 40% year to date. The world’s largest cryptocurrency touched the highest level since August on Saturday, rising above $23,300. BTC.CB= 1Y…

Bitcoin’s Weekly Options Trading Volume Rises to Highest Since FTX’s Meltdown

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Bitcoin’s Crypto Market Action Holds the Upper Hand as Dominance Level Surpasses 40% – Bitcoin News

On Jan. 21, 2023, the price of bitcoin reached a 24-hour high of $23,333 per unit at 5 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday. The entire crypto-economy is now valued at $1.05 trillion after rising 7.2% against the U.S. dollar. Bitcoin’s price rise has led to the crypto asset’s dominance level surpassing the 40% region among thousands of crypto assets, as the digital currency’s market valuation has climbed to $443 billion. Bitcoin’s Value Rises 37.2% in 30 Days, Pushing Dominance Level Above 40% Bitcoin jumped above the $23,000 zone on Jan.…