According to data collected from over 1,000 crypto social media channels, the average crowd sentimenttowards Bitcoin (BTC) adapted from slightly bullish to overwhelmingly bullish in the days leading up to Thursday’s dramatic pullback, mirroring the levels previously observed during its May and August price tops, respectively.
The latest findings by Santiment, published in Cointelegraph Consulting’s biweekly newsletter, indicated that with both short-term and long-term Bitcoin holders in a position of 15% and 63% profit, the likelihood of profit-taking became high. To make matters more ominous, the funding rate on Bitcoin’s derivatives market was at a three-month high on Bitmex, Kraken and Binance. The funding rate is the price paid by one side of perpetual contracts to the other, helping to keep the price of contracts trading close to the underlying reference price. A large funding rate is a sign that there is a large increase in long predictions on the exchanges, which can accelerate the frequency of mass-liquidations in the event of a price correction.
Other news from around the legislative and enterprise blockchain world showed fashion is becoming a target for blockchain solutions with VeChain powering a streetwear collection and IBM reaching a partnership with a textile giant. Japanese financial giant SBI announced its Bitcoin lending service, showing that the DeFi lending trend might be leaking into traditional institutions.
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