Bitcoin (BTC) has recently come under some selling pressure as the gas fee has shot up to a two-year high forcing popular players like crypto exchange Binance to suspend withdrawals.
As per the on-chain data, the Bitcoin shorts on the crypto exchange BitMEX have surged to their two-month highs. However, as per on-chain data provider Santiment, this increases the chances of a bounceback. It reported:
Bitcoin’s funding rate on @BitMEX is seeing its most negative ratio since the heavy bets against prices in mid-March, just before prices soared. Generally, price rise probabilities increase when the crowd overwhelmingly assumes prices will be dropping.
As of press time, Bitcoin is trading at $27,668 with a market cap of $535 billion. As of now, $27,000 remains a major support on the downside. If it fails to hold, the next immediate support level for Bitcoin would be $24,000.
If $27,000 fails to hold for #Bitcoin
$24,000 is next. pic.twitter.com/YulNcHcdIi
— Crypto Rover (@rovercrc) May 9, 2023
Bitcoin Gas Fee Continues to Remain High
Despite all the drama over the past two days, Bitcoin gas fees are showing no signs of cooling down. Over the last 24 hours, the Bitcoin gas fee has shot up once again by a significant amount. Popular crypto handle WhaleWire noted: “It now costs an average of $30.91 per transaction, and many analysts predict it will break all-time highs in the near term”.
As we know, the strong demand for Bitcoin Ordinals aka Bitcoin NFTs has been the reason behind the recent surge in gas fees. On-chain data provider Glassnode explains: “Bitcoin is experiencing extremely high demand for blockspace, driven by BRC-20 tokens, utilizing text-based inscriptions, and ordinals This is a revenue boost for Miners, as the average fee paid per block has reached 2.905 $BTC, near past bull peaks”.
Of course, going ahead, key macros will continue to play a major role in determining the future Bitcoin price trajectory. Sharing his views about the economy and the monetary policy on Tuesday, May 9, FOMC Vice Chair John Williams said:
First of all, we haven’t said we’re done raising rates. We’re going to make sure we’re going to achieve our goals, and we’re going to assess what’s happening in our economy and make the decision based on that data.
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