Santiment: Bitcoin Experiencing “Extended Level” of FUD on X

UTC by Maria Konash · 3 min read
Santiment: Bitcoin Experiencing “Extended Level” of FUD on X
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Bitcoin’s price, fluctuating between $65,000 and $66,000, has led to a notable level of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) among traders, according to blockchain analytics firm Santiment.

This extended level of FUD is uncommon, with many traders expressing fear or disinterest. Santiment suggests that this trader fatigue, combined with whale accumulation, typically leads to price rebounds that benefit patient investors.

Over the past week, Bitcoin price has varied, reaching highs of around $67,000 and dipping to lows in the $64, 000 area.

Santiment’s Weighted Sentiment Index, which measures Bitcoin mentions on X and assesses the ratio of positive to negative comments, has been in negative territory since May 23. The current reading of -0.738 indicates a predominance of negative sentiment.

The Fear and Greed Index, another metric that considers social media sentiment, has also dropped to 64, down 11 points from last week. While still in the “greed” zone, this decline signals growing caution among crypto investors. It reflects the current cautious sentiment prevailing in the market, including social media reactions.

In line with the prevailing sentiment, on-chain activity on the Bitcoin network seems to be on the decline. Crypto market intelligence platform IntoTheBlock reported via X that Bitcoin transaction fees have experienced a significant 64% decrease this week, amounting to $19.2 million, due to reduced on-chain activity.

Longest Period of Consolidation

Amidst the FUD, Bitcoin is now in its longest consolidation period, lasting 92 days. Analysts believe this extended steadiness could set the stage for a significant rally. Historically, longer consolidation periods have led to larger expansions, assuming a breakout occurs.

A recent post by popular pseudonymous Twitter analyst Daan Crypto Trades noted:

“Bitcoin has now been almost 100 days of consolidating near the previous cycle’s all-time high. Generally, the longer a consolidation, the larger the expansion afterward.”

Despite widespread skepticism among the crypto community, analysts are hopeful for a major rebound. This optimism is further fueled by recent developments such as the approval of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and recent regulatory changes.

Broader Market Implications

The extended FUD coupled with prolonged consolidation could hold significant promise. If historical trends hold, the current sentiment might lead to a substantial rally. In the short term, this heightened investor caution could lead to reduced trading activity and increased market volatility as investors adopt a more wait-and-see approach. Since Bitcoin’s sentiment often influences the broader market, altcoins could similarly be affected.

As the market waits and watches, the interaction between fear, disinterest, and strategic accumulation will likely determine Bitcoin’s next major move. Traders and investors need to stay vigilant and consider historical patterns as they navigate the current market conditions.

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