East meets West as eight top projects join global DeFi alliance

Eight of the western world’s top DeFi projects have joined an industry consortium that is supported by a Shanghai science and technology institution. The Open DeFi Alliance has announced the launch of a western arm and onboarding of eight new member firms. Launched last month, the alliance seeks to unite leaders of the DeFi sector by forming a global cooperative consortium focused on innovation, risk management, and liquidity strategies. New members include decentralized finance (DeFi) notables Aave, Balancer, BlockScience, DyDx,…

Scary Bitcoin volatility? $750M in BTC options set to expire for Halloween

The upcoming expiration of $750 million in Bitcoin options, which would occur on the last Friday of the month, coincides with other important dates. A big Bitcoin (BTC) volatility spike could occur by the month’s end as two major factors come into play. The BTC options market nears a massive $750 million expiration and the CME futures market’s open interest has also soared. When an options expiry nears, holders of options contracts have to adjust their contracts before or right…

Bitcoin price rally to $12K is meaningless until bulls flip it to support

Bitcoin price is near $12K again but this level may cause more harm than good if bulls fail to flip it to support. On Tuesday Bitcoin (BTC) bulls mustered enough strength to push BTC price slightly above the $12K mark, a level not seen since Sept. 1.                                                            Cryptocurrency daily market performance…

Move over S2F — Model creator says ‘90% chance’ BTC never dips below $11K again

"You'll see some amazing things happen with Bitcoin in 2021,” the analyst said. The author behind a valuation model for Bitcoin that's based on Metcalfe’s Law says the crypto asset will likely be priced around $12,000 by the end of November and reach $1 million within a decade. In an Oct. 11 Twitter thread, Timothy Peterson, Global Macro Manager at Cane Island Alternative Advisors, said there is “90% chance that Bitcoin will never again close below $11K.” Disclaimer: While he’s deadly serious,…

Price analysis 10/12: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH

Bitcoin’s strength above the $11,500 multi-year resistance is also pulling many altcoin prices higher. U.S. equity markets are nearing all-time highs on the hopes that Democrats and Republican will break their current stalemate and strike a deal to release another round of stimulus for American citizens and the small businesses they operate. While these monetary and fiscal stimulus measures have been proven to boost stock market returns in the short-term, they also add to the massive debt burden facing the U.S. Printing…

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