Bitcoin (BTC) lingered close to $16,500 on the Nov. 23 Wall Avenue open as United States markets awaited Thanksgiving cues.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

Grayscale, GBTC nonetheless dominate crypto temper

Information from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD shunning volatility after fresh two-year lows the day prior.

The pair left analysts guessing the day earlier than U.S. markets closed for the Thanksgiving vacation, with crypto commentators nonetheless centered on Digital Forex Group (DCG).

Potential liquidity issues with DCG-owned Genesis Buying and selling continued to agitate these already anticipating additional losses throughout Bitcoin and altcoins.

As Cointelegraph reported, considerations had already unfold to doubt the way forward for the Grayscale Bitcoin Belief (GBTC), the biggest Bitcoin institutional funding automobile with property beneath administration price over $10 billion.

On Nov. 22, ex-Grayscale CEO Barry Silbert launched a letter to DCG shareholders, widely shared on social media, looking for to shore up morale.

“Unsure find out how to interpret the combined studies round DGC, GENESIS, Grayscale, however Barry Silbert’s letter yesterday gave the crypto market some hopium,” analytics useful resource Materials Indicators wrote in a part of a Twitter thread on the day.

It added that bulletins on GBTC might nonetheless come after hours in a possible volatility catalyst.

An accompanying chart of purchase and promote strain on the biggest world change Binance confirmed sturdy resistance in place at slightly below $17,000.

On the purchase facet, solely $15,000 offered any stable assist on the time of writing, with the majority at $14,000.

BTC/USD order e book knowledge (Binance). Supply: Materials Indicators/Twitter

“By no means have seen sentiment this dangerous”

Commenting on the final state of the crypto market after the FTX debacle, in the meantime, common commentator William Clemente mentioned that sentiment shouldn’t be confused with Bitcoin’s underlying power.

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“By no means have seen sentiment this dangerous,” he acknowledged.

“Issues about each centralized firm within the business, folks giving up, shedding hope, despair. In the meantime the basics of Bitcoin are fully unchanged. Posting this to revisit when BTC is pushing to new highs in just a few years.”

In line with traditional yardstick the Crypto Fear & Greed Index, there was nonetheless room to fall, with a rating of twenty-two/100 nonetheless greater than double that which historically accompanies bear market bottoms.

Crypto Concern & Greed Index (screenshot). Supply: Different.me

“The phrase useless has been quickly circulating round crypto platforms in November,” analysis agency Santiment added in insights of its personal on Nov. 22.

“As one of many extra bearish sentiment phrases, it is a signal of merchants giving up on markets rebounding. Paradoxically, this capitulation is traditionally when markets rebound.”

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