Futures Weekly Wrap (Sep 12-Sep 18): Cryptos Take a Step Back


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Chart of the Week

Bitcoin Gets Rejected 

  • At about $19,418.00 on Sunday, Sep 18, Bitcoin was rejected from a critical resistance level.

  • From a technical perspective, BTC failed to slice through the 200-week moving average, and the most significant area of support now sits around the 2019 high at $13,888.30.

  • Bitcoin needs to gain the 200-week moving average as support to have a chance of marching toward the 50-week moving average. 

Whales Sell BTC 

  • The number of addresses on the network with a balance of 1,000 BTC or more continues to decline. 

  • Roughly 11 addresses with a balance of 1,000 BTC or more left the network or redistributed their tokens over the past week.

Traders Are Optimistic   

  • BTCUSDT Open Interest on Binance Futures slightly recovered towards the end of the week after experiencing a sharp decline on Sep 14. 

  • The BTCUSDT Long/Short Ratio closed on Sunday, Sep 18 at 2.19, as 68.68% of all Binance Futures accounts with an opened position in BTCUSDT were net long. 

  • Still, BTCUSDT Taker Sell Volume closed the week slightly higher than BTCUSDT Taker Buy Volume.

Weekly Market Movers

***Note: DEFIUSDT is a composite index perpetual contract that consists of a basket of DeFi protocol tokens listed on Binance. It is calculated using weighted averages of DEFI tokens’ real-time price on Binance and is denominated in USDT.

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News Roundup 

  • Bitcoin Halving - Bitcoin’s hash rate hit a new all-time high of 281.79 million, and now the next halving is projected to take place as early as Q4 2023. (Trade BTCBUSD)

  • Ethereum Merge - After eight years of work and delays, the blockchain Ethereum has transitioned to a new method of verifying transactions, known as Proof of Stake. (Trade ETHBUSD)

  • SEC vs. Ripple - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) vs. Ripple case entered the much-awaited summary judgment phase, and both parties submitted motions regarding the proceedings. (Trade XRPBUSD)

  • Do Kwon’s Warrant - South Korean authorities started yet another investigation into Terraform Labs, and a local court issued an arrest warrant against Do Kwon and five others. (Trade LUNABUSD)

Highlights From This Week

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  • USDⓈ-M Contracts -  Binance Futures launched BUSD-Margined AMB and PHB Perpetual Contracts with up to 20x leverage. 

  • Cross Margin - Binance added AMB, SANTOS, LOOM, LUNA, and PHB as new borrowable assets on Cross Margin and AMB/BUSD, SANTOS/BUSD, SANTOS/USDT, LOOM/BUSD, LUNA/BUSD, LUNA/USDT, and PHB/BUSD as new Cross Margin pairs.

New Updates

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