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Bitcoin belief in ‘wild’ divergence from truth as $53K BTC sets off ‘severe worry’


Bitcoin (BTC) has actually supported at around $55,000 after stopping by $6,000 in a single day — however crypto market belief is still in shock.

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According to the Crypto Fear & Greed Index since Nov. 27, feelings are now at the most afraid considering that late September.

Crypto belief dives into “extreme fear”

Fear & Greed, which takes a basket of elements to calculate a standardized belief rating for crypto markets from 1-100, presently sits at 21.

Friday took its toll on the metric, with ball game more than cutting in half in 24 hr from its previous position of 47.

Those 2 readings represent belief going from “neutral” to “extreme fear” — losing out on the “fear” zone completely.

Crypto Fear & Greed Index. Source: Alternative.me

While an expected response, the turmoil evident the emotion of market individuals is ending up being a source of amusement for some familiar names.

Investor and business owner Alistair Milne kept in mind that “extreme fear” is barely a suitable response to BTC/USD trading at $54,000. Indeed, the last time that the Bitcoin area rate was at those levels remained in mid-October, Fear & Greed determined 78, otherwise referred to as an “extreme greed” area.

“This much fear and we are at $54k. Wild,” he summarized

On Sept. 30, when the Index last hit 21/100, BTC/USD traded at around $43,800 on Bitstamp.

BTC/USD 1-day candle light chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Funding rates see over night reset

As Cointelegraph reported, the most recent and inmost stage of the BTC rate correction came as trader practices on exchanges remained oddly positive.

Funding rates, being favorable regardless of Friday’s relocation, showed that market expectations were for a speedy healing.

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At the time of composing, nevertheless, it appears that the journey to lows of $53,500 sufficed to reset the state of mind — financing rates are now back to regular and reveal no bullish predisposition.

Bitcoin financing rates chart. Source: Coinglass

As kept in mind by analytics company Delphi Digital today, nevertheless, financing stays lower relative to the very first half of 2021 — and this might signify an absence of total instructions.

“Funding rates continue to be low on the futures markets. This could be a sign that the shorter-term leveraged traders are still undecided directionally,” scientists told Twitter fans.

“Looking back at the start of the year, the bullish run-up has been accompanied by a significantly higher funding rate.”