Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin Slide: Analyst Says It’s Time To Stash Up On Apex Crypto – Bitcoin (BTC/USD), Ethereum (ETH/USD), Dogecoin (DOGE/USD)

The two-largest cryptocurrencies traded in negative territory Monday evening as the global cryptocurrency market cap slipped 3% to $918.7 billion at 9:12 pm EDT.

Price Performance Of Major Coins
Corner 24 hours 7-day Price
Bitcoin BTC/USD -2.3% -2.7% $19,059.17
Ethereum ETH/USD -4.1% -3.2% $1,279.79
Dogecoin DOGE/USD -5.8% -2.4% $0.06
Top 24-Hour Gainers (Data via CoinMarketCap)
Cryptocurrency 24-Hour % Change (+/-) Price
TerraClassicUSD (USTC) +22% $0.04
Huobi Token (excl. tax) +20.1% $5.15
Maker (MKR) +5.1% $956.84

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Why It Matters: Bitcoin and Ethereum followed major US stock market indices that ended Monday in the red. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed 0.75% and 1% lower, respectively. At the time of writing, stock futures were marginally in the green.

Bitcoin is showing signs of struggles at the beginning of the week after it slipped below the $20,000 mark, according to Edward Moyaa senior market analyst with OANDA.

“Ultimately, little has changed though. The cryptocurrency has been fluctuating around $20,000 for months and that remains the case now.”

Michael van de Poppe said that the Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio of Bitcoin — which is its market capitalization divided by realized capitalization — is at its lowest point.

“It means that the current traded price per Bitcoin is far beneath the fair value,” said the cryptocurrency trader on Twitter. He also mentioned other occasions when this happened, including the COVID-19 crash.

Van de Poppe urged his followers on the social media platform to “accumulate” Bitcoin.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, a measure of the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, rose 0.3% on Monday. Analyzing a chart of the index, Justin Bennetta cryptocurrency trader, said it was showing “some early signs of weakness.”

Notably, cryptocurrencies and other risk assets have recently moved in the opposite direction to the dollar index.

Kaiko Research both said Bitcoin and Ethereum open interest on Binance — the largest derivative exchange — has risen to all-time highs, which is a signal that fresh capital is entering the cryptocurrency markets.

Perpetual Futures Open Interest On Binance — Source Kaiko Research

The cryptocurrency market data company said in a note, seen by Benzinga, that Bitcoin open interest has shot up by 20% since the end of September to 183,000 BTC, while in a similar period Ethereum open interest rose by 10% to 1.3 million ETH.

Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty has adjusted to a new all-time high thanks to a rapid increase in network hash power, tweeted Glassnode.

“This increases the [BTC] cost of production, and puts additional stress on miners,” said the on-chain analysis company.

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