• 28 May, 2024
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Crypto Market’s Contradiction Leaves Traders Uncertain About Future Trends

The crypto market is currently showing a contradiction between social media sentiment and actual funding rates, leaving traders in a state of uncertainty. Traders’ social media sentiments towards crypto’s top assets have become less optimistic over the past five weeks. This decrease in optimism might be a good sign for crypto bulls, as historical data suggests that prices tend to move in the opposite direction of the crowd’s expectations.

The crypto-analytical platform Santiment provides insight into the discrepancy between social media sentiment and funding rates in the cryptocurrency market. 

However, a closer look at funding rates on major platforms such as Binance and Bitmex reveals a slight bias towards long positions. While social media activity might have quieted down, traders still place actual money toward longing, indicating a possible lack of authenticity in the social media discussion.

Despite the lack of a clear direction from either social data or funding rates, there appears to be an overall decline in crowd interest in the crypto market, as evidenced by a decrease in discussions on various platforms such as Reddit, Discord, and Telegram. This could be an indication of disbelief in the market despite rising prices.

As Bitcoin’s recent cross above $30k temporarily renewed optimism in the community, the high holding ratios across many assets may be a reaction to this development. However, with prices historically moving in the opposite direction of funding rates, it remains to be seen how the market will react in the long run.

With Q1 being a fantastic ride for crypto bulls, the market will observe how both social and funding rates will determine whether Q2 will continue the bullish trend. 

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