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

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

Grayscale, GBTC nonetheless dominate crypto temper

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

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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, issues had already unfold to doubt the way forward for the Grayscale Bitcoin Belief (GBTC), the most important Bitcoin institutional funding car with property underneath 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.

“Undecided 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 stress on the most important world trade Binance confirmed sturdy resistance in place at just under $17,000.

On the purchase facet, solely $15,000 introduced any stable help 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 overall state of the crypto market after the FTX debacle, in the meantime, widespread commentator William Clemente stated that sentiment shouldn’t be confused with Bitcoin’s underlying energy.

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

“Issues about each centralized firm within the trade, folks giving up, dropping hope, melancholy. In the meantime the basics of Bitcoin are utterly unchanged. Posting this to revisit when BTC is pushing to new highs in a couple of years.”

In response to 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 Worry & 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. Sarcastically, this capitulation is traditionally when markets rebound.”

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