Bitcoin (BTC) Crowd Calling For 'Moon', 'Lambo' During Price Drops Was 'True Irony,' Says Analysis Firm


Major coins were buoyant Sunday evening as the global cryptocurrency market cap rose 0.9% to $1.1 trillion at press time.

Price Performance Of Major Coins
Coin 24-hour 7-day Price
Bitcoin BTC/USD 1.4% 0.01% $23,315.92
Ethereum ETH/USD 1.2% 2.1% $1,714.47
Dogecoin DOGE/USD 1% 1.4% $0.07

Top 24-Hour Gainers (Data via CoinMarketCap)
Cryptocurrency 24-Hour % Change (+/-) Price
Oasis Network (ROSE) +26% $0.11
Loopring Token (LRC) +10.4% $0.48
Cosmos (ATOM) +6.8% ​​$11.34

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Why It Matters: Bitcoin and Ethereum traded in the green at press time, even as S&P500 and Nasdaq futures were down 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively, at press time. 

On Friday, U.S. Labor Department data indicated that nonfarm payrolls for July grew by 528,000, against an expectation of a 250,000 rise, Reuters reported.

As a result, expectations arose that the U.S. Federal Reserve will maintain its hawkish course, and 10-year Treasury notes shot up 11.2 basis points to 2.788%.

“Bitcoin might be ending its correlation with equities. After a robust nonfarm payroll report, Wall Street sent Treasury yields skyrocketing, which sent stocks sharply lower, but not Bitcoin,” said Edward Moya, a senior market analyst at OANDA.

“If we were still in a crypto winter, Bitcoin’s typical reaction would have delivered a steeper drop than what happened with U.S. stocks,” wrote Moya, in a note seen by Benzinga. 

Moya’s colleague at OANDA, Craig Erlam, said that Bitcoin continues to trade near the $23,000 mark, with a “break above $25,000 now the next big test to the upside.”

Chartist Ali Martinez said he is watching out for two critical areas of support for the apex coin: $22,560 and the other, the coin’s relative strength index on the daily chart at 51. If both are lost, the analyst expects Bitcoin to drop to $21,400. 

Going forward into a fresh trading week, investor sentiment continues to be dominated by “Fear,” according to’s “Crypto Fear & Greed Index.” Last week, the index was at 33, while at press time, it had a value of 30. A value of 0 on the index represents “Extreme Fear,” while 100 reflects “Extreme Greed.” 

Long-term holders of Bitcoin are continuing to spend coins at a net loss, which ranges from -11% and -61% on average, said Glassnode, in a weekly blog post. 

“The recent rally has given allowed Long-Term Holders an opportunity to exit a fraction of their holdings at their cost basis, at prices which essentially ‘get their money back’,” said Glassnode.

Bitcoin, Long-Term Holder Net Position Change — Courtesy Glassnode

The on-chain analysis firm said over the last three weeks, the aggregated behavior of long-term holders has changed from accumulating at a rate of 79,000 BTC/month to distributing up to -47,000 BTC/month. 

Behaviorally, words like “moon” and “Lambo” are used in a sarcastic fashion by investors during a slide, but they often mark moments when Bitcoin is about to rise, said on-chain and financial analysis platform Santiment on Twitter. 

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