On Thursday, major crypto currencies were trading moderately lower, pulled down by altcoins like as Ethereum, BNB, Solana, Cardano, and Avalanche. Meanwhile, the global cryptocurrency market worth fell 0.43% in the last 24 hours to roughly $1.74 trillion.

Bitcoin was down 0.07% to $45,237, while Ethereum was down 0.12% to $2,377.

BTC reached its highest level in 21 months as Bitcoin began the new year by breaking out of its consolidation zone and breaking through the resistance at 45k USD, as the market anticipates the approval of a Bitcoin ETF in the first week of January.

BTC’s resistance is currently located at US$46,100, while support remains at US$44,800. Ethereum, which is currently trading at US$2,300, follows Bitcoin’s trajectory. To maintain momentum, Ethereum must break through the US$2,500 barrier.

Solana and Avalanche, two popular altcoins, lost 3.5% and 4%, respectively. BNB, Cardano, Dogecoin, Polkadot, Polygon, Chainlink, Toncoin, and Shiba Inu all fell between 1% and 3%.

The overall volume in DeFi is currently $6.98 billion, accounting for 9.69% of the total 24-hour activity in the crypto market. The overall volume of all stablecoins is now $63.22 billion, accounting for 87.8% of the total 24-hour volume of the crypto market.

According to CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin presently has a 51.04% market share. BTC volume increased 17.7% in the last 24 hours to $31.6 billion.

While Ethereum was also seen in red and was slightly lower, it stayed below the $1,800 level. Bitcoin had some profit booking as it dropped more than 1% but was still able to hold around 34,000 levels.

Bitcoin and other crypto took a breather on Friday ahead of the non-event weekend. However, the pause in the digital asset market was on the cards after a sizable rally in the last few days. However, analysts see the buying interest to remain in the digital asset market in the next few days.

Bitcoin saw some profit booking as the largest crypto token declined over a per cent but somehow managed to hold about 34,000-levels. However, its largest peer, Ethereum, was also seen in red, marginally lower, and remained below $1,800-level. Majority of the altcoins were trading with cuts.

The cryptocurrency market appears to be cooling off after a seven-day rise. With a score of 70/100, the cryptocurrency fear and greed index is likewise firmly into the greed zone, indicating bullish feelings among investors in the space. Following the surge, the larger cryptocurrency market appears to be cooling off in lockstep with its reaction.

In other developments, UDPN, a system that allows blockchain, stablecoins, and CBDCs to interact like SWIFT in traditional banking, is being tested by Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered’s SC Ventures. UDPN integrates digital identification standards, creates a bridge between blockchains, and enables regulated transactions.

With a few notable exceptions, Friday’s trading saw a decline in most popular cryptocurrency tokens. Over 3% fell in Polkadot, while 2% fell in each of Polygon, Chainlink, and Toncoin. Dogecoin had a slight increase, but Solana and BNB added around 1% each among the gainers.

The market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies worldwide was trading much lower, dropping to $1.26 trillion after sliding more than 1% on the previous day. Still, overall trade volumes fell to $46.88 billion, or around 7% less than before.

Bitcoin (BTC) hit a quick six-week high by July 29 as the fallout from the latest macro development boosted risk assets.

BTC/USD 1 Hour Candlestick Chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView
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Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView captured local highs of $24,445 for BTC/USD on Bitstamp, the best since the week beginning June 13.

After consolidating around $23,000, bulls got a second wind to push the market higher on the back of the latest US Federal Reserve rate hike and GDP data confirming the US is now in recession.

Risk assets outperformed overall, with bitcoin and altcoins joining gold to give traders and analysts reason for a positive outlook.

Gold #GOLD $GLD $GC_F held the bottom of the 23-month rectangle (yellow), which will serve as a handle for the massive C&H. The bull market has begun. Prices are heading north. The goal aimed for $3,000 over the next few years.

“This is getting interesting,” chain monitor Material Indicators tweeted in an update to its short and long signal thread for the June 28 BTC/USD daily chart. He observed the potential for Bitcoin to reach a higher high (HH). next:

“All trend spotting signals are printed on the Long D chart, plus the 21-DMA and 50-DMA unwinds. If BTC can form a HH, there will be a small friction to the next HH and then the macro channel will go into the YES range, it is still a bear market rally.”

Material Indicators added that $25,000 would also be a key price level to watch if the higher high at $24,300 holds for the day’s close.

“If this rally can get past $25,000 then $28,000 will take center stage very quickly,” read part of another post.

“The parabolic downtrend from ATH has been broken,” Blockware Chief Analyst William Clemente, meanwhile, summed up in a skewed alternative view of BTC’s current price performance in 2022.

From the same point last week, BTC/USD is up a modest 4% at the time of writing. With two days left until July’s weekly close, the pair was on track to close out monthly gains of over 20%, data from Coinglass confirmed.

BTC/USD monthly returns chart (screenshot). Source: Coinglass
Key support ETH eyes regained above $1,700
Altcoins were similarly rosy on the day as Ether (ETH) breached $1,700 to challenge the highs of the week dating back to June 6.

Related: 3 Bitcoin Trading Behaviors Suggest BTC’s Return to $24,000 Is a ‘Fakeout’

Does it scare you or get you very, very excited? #ETH

While Material Indicators toyed with the idea of another retracement and a lower low well below $1,000, others acknowledged the strength of short-term price action across altcoins.

“$ETH, like many altcoins, successfully retested old resistances to new supports and has rebounded strongly since then,” commented popular trader and analyst Rekt Capital.

Strong rebound from $ETH after successful retest

ETH is slowly approaching the next immediate resistance (upper orange box)

ETH would need to regain the bottom of this box as support if it is to move higher #ETH #Crypto #Ethereum

Additional analysis called for ETH/USD to reclaim the support zone starting around $1,730 for a continuation.

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Zipmex, a cryptocurrency exchange focused on Southeast Asia, has filed for bankruptcy protection in Singapore to protect itself from legal threats from creditors.

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The exchange filed for bankruptcy protection in a Singapore court on July 22, just days after it suspended withdrawals from its platforms.

“This helps protect Zipmex from third party actions, claims and proceedings while it is active and allows the team to focus all of our efforts on resolving the liquidity situation without having to worry about defending potential claims or adverse actions while we do so. ” said the crypto exchange.

The exchange’s attorneys filed five requests for relief from the moratorium, each for a different Zipmex entity. While two entities are registered in Singapore, the rest are from Australia, Indonesia and Thailand.

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The filing automatically granted the exchange a 30-day moratorium period or until the application is decided by a Singapore court.

“It is important to note that the moratorium is not the liquidation of any company,” the exchange added.

Another collapsing crypto exchange?
Zipmex is the latest worrisome cryptocurrency platform after Celsius, Voyager Digital and Three Arrows Capital. Another troubled crypto startup, Vauld, has filed for protection from its Singapore creditors.

In suspending withdrawals, Zipmex cited a combination of circumstances, including market volatility and the financial difficulties of its trading partners. Now, the exchange’s troubles appear to be murkier.

Coinbase was previously interested in acquiring Zipmex, but the American exchange ended up investing only in the Southeast Asian counterpart. The investment came as part of the crypto exchange’s Series B+ funding round, which valued it at $400 million.

Among all the markets it operates in, Zipmex’s user base is concentrated in Thailand. Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is also working with law enforcement to assess customer losses after Zipmex suspended withdrawals.

Zipmex, a cryptocurrency exchange focused on Southeast Asia, has filed for bankruptcy protection in Singapore to protect itself from legal threats from creditors.

The exchange filed for bankruptcy protection in a Singapore court on July 22, just days after it suspended withdrawals from its platforms.

Take advantage of London’s biggest financial event. This year we expanded into new verticals in online trading, fintech, digital assets, blockchain and payments.
“This helps protect Zipmex from third party actions, claims and proceedings while it is active and allows the team to focus all of our efforts on resolving the liquidity situation without having to worry about defending potential claims or adverse actions while we do so. ” said the crypto exchange.

The exchange’s attorneys filed five requests for relief from the moratorium, each for a different Zipmex entity. While two entities are registered in Singapore, the rest are from Australia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Read on

The filing automatically granted the exchange a 30-day moratorium period or until the application is decided by a Singapore court.

“It is important to note that the moratorium is not the liquidation of any company,” the exchange added.

Another collapsing crypto exchange?
Zipmex is the latest worrisome cryptocurrency platform after Celsius, Voyager Digital and Three Arrows Capital. Another troubled crypto startup, Vauld, has filed for protection from its Singapore creditors.

In suspending withdrawals, Zipmex cited a combination of circumstances, including market volatility and the financial difficulties of its trading partners. Now, the exchange’s troubles appear to be murkier.

Coinbase was previously interested in acquiring Zipmex, but the American exchange ended up investing only in the Southeast Asian counterpart. The investment came as part of the crypto exchange’s Series B+ funding round, which valued it at $400 million.

Among all the markets it operates in, Zipmex’s user base is concentrated in Thailand. Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is also working with law enforcement to assess customer losses after Zipmex suspended withdrawals.