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Bitcoin’s [BTC] Lightning Network is semi-custodial banking, says Bitcoin Unlimited’s Peter Rizun

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network has become one of the most popular topics in the cryptocurrency space. Lightning Network is a second-layer mechanism used for transmitting off-chain payments by utilizing the security of the Bitcoin blockchain. The channel enables two participants to create a channel for the purpose of transferring Bitcoin, without the need for recording it on a blockchain.

The hype for the Lightning Network gained momentum after the Lightning Torch campaign on Twitter. Influencers such as Jack Dorsey, Charlie Lee, Samson Mow, WhalePanda, CZ, and Riccardo Spagni, have all participated in passing the torch around the Twitterverse.

However, the second-layer network has been questioned by many despite its rising popularity. Peter R. Rizun, Chief Scientist at Bitcoin Unlimited, is one of the critics who remarked that the Lightning Network “is a semi-custodial banking.”

He further stated that “the degree of custodianship is proportional to the fee required to escape from a non-cooperative channel.” Rizun added that if the fee required to escape from a non-cooperative channel was in the “same order of magnitude” as a user’s channel balance, then the Lightning Network is “effectively full-custodial banking.”

Rizun views were backed by Emin Gun Sirer, a Cornell Professor, known to give his views on cryptocurrencies and the financial system on a regular basis. He said,

“Peter nails it. If channel creation is expensive, LN turns into a re-creation of the banking system.”

Rizun further explained his pointers on a Reddit thread. He said,“Imagine that fees averaged $100 per transactions. You’ve been using a channel for a while and now your remaining channel balance is near $100. When I say “your remaining channel balance,” I mean the amount you actually have available in that channel, already net of the $100 fee to close the channel to the blockchain.”

Source: Reddit

Source: Reddit

He further added,“$100 fees are a low estimate in a future where most transactions are done on LN. But $100 is a lot of money to most people in the world. This means that for most people, LN will not bring them financial freedom and the ability to be their own bank and send payments to anyone they choose. For most people, LN will look like banking looks today.”

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Bitcoin will drop to $3,500 before we see a major bull run, says trader

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While Bitcoin has managed to hold above $4,000 according to Coinmarketcap, one trader believes that BTC will drop to $3,500 before the next bull run.

Speaking to CCN, crypto trader known as The Crypto Dog in the community said that it’s still possible Bitcoin sinks to $3,500 in the short term, adding that market conditions haven’t changed over the last several days.

“I think we could still see $35XX,” the trader said, adding, it [Bitcoin] hasn’t changed much. It wasn’t a particularly significant move. It bounced at a clear support, but there’s been no positive reaction yet. If this support holds, I expect a sweep of the highs near $4,100-$4,140.

“Decent chance we just saw that ‘one more leg up.’ I greatly reduced exposure up here above $4,000. Waiting for $3,5XX for long entries. I’d love an opportunity to short $4,1XX, but not sure if we’ll see it,” he said.

Bitcoin’s struggle to maintain momentum is likely the reason for cautious optimism shown by traders and analysts.

Recently, technical analyst knew as DonAlt explained that we can’t safely conclude the bear market is over until Bitcoin breaks out above $4,600.

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Bitcoin SV [BSV] Price Analysis: Bears dominate market as token’s downtrend continues

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Bitcoin SV [BSV] continued its bearish run on the back of the collective market dropping below the $140 billion mark. After two successive bullish waves in the past week, the coin market turned red.

At press time, the BCH hardfork fell against the US dollar by 1.26 percent, and was trading at $65.88. The market cap of the coin stood at $1.16 billion, trailing Cardano [ADA] by over $220 million.

Bitforex took the top spots with respect to BSV trade volume, via the trading pairs BSV/USDT and BSV/BTC. The pairs accounted for 12.28 and 12.17 percent, respectively. Other notable exchanges on the list were HitBTC, IDAX, and IDCM.

1-hour

Source: Trading View

The one-hour BSV chart showed a massive downtrend stretching from $68.71 to $66.32, with the coin dropping further below. The sole uptrend was prior to this drop when the coin rose from $67.71 to $68.71.

Bitcoin SV found immediate support at $64.55, which the coin was hovering above. The immediate resistance level stood at $68.77.

The Bollinger Bands pointed to a massive increase in volatility as the price declined. The Moving Average line indicated a bearish swing.

The Chaikin Money Flow tool showed a decrease in the money inflow to BSV tokens as the CMF line was below 0.

The Awesome Oscillator showed a significant decrease in short term market momentum, but the concluding bars being green indicated an imminent bullish change.

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Source: Trading View

Bitcoin SV saw two downtrends, with the first downtrend shaving the price from $75.71 to $67.15. The second downtrend pulled the price down from $70.39 to $67.65.

The coin found immediate support at $61.72, which the coin touched in February. Bitcoin SV’s immediate resistance level stood at $75.65.

The Parabolic SAR indicated a bearish market, as the dotted lines were above the coin’s trend line.

The Relative Strength Index showed a notable decrease in investor interest as the RSI dropped down from 55.65 to 46.38, at press time.

The MACD continued projecting bearish signs as the MACD line pushed below the Signal line.

Conclusion

Bitcoin SV failed to hold on to the bulls as the coin’s price declined below the $70 mark. In the short term, the coin’s volatility was high, while the money inflow dropped. Short-term momentum was negative, further pointing to the resoluteness of the bears. In the long-term, the MACD and the Parabolic SAR indicated a bearish market.

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Bitcoin Price Drops Back Below $4K But Bull Outlook Still Intact

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  • Bitcoin failed to capitalize on a bull breakout above $4,040 yesterday, but the short-term outlook remains bullish as the higher-lows pattern is still intact.
  • A convincing break above the three-day chart resistance of $4,040 still looks likely and could be followed by a rally toward the recent high of $4,190.
  • The immediate outlook would turn bearish if prices find acceptance below $3,920 (previous day’s low). A bearish close, if confirmed, could yield a drop to $3,700–$3,658 (Feb. 27 low).

Bitcoin (BTC) has dropped back from levels over $4,000, but the short-term outlook will remain bullish as long as prices are holding above key support at $3,920.

The crypto market leader jumped to a 25-day high of $4,055 yesterday, having secured a bullish UTC close above the psychological hurdle of $4,000 on Wednesday, going by Bitstamp data. The breakout above the crucial three-day chart resistance of $4,040, however, was short-lived with prices falling back to a five-day low of $3,920 before closing the day at $3,974.

Notably, the negative price action engulfed the trading range seen in the previous four days, which is widely considered an early sign of bull exhaustion.

That said, the path of least resistance is still to the higher side, as the bounce from lows near $3,920 has left the bullish higher lows pattern intact along the trendline connecting the Feb. 8 and Mar.4 lows.

For the immediate outlook to turn bearish, the engulfing price action seen yesterday needs a strong follow through in the form of a convincing break below $3,920.

As of writing, BTC is trading at $3,980, representing a 1.28 percent drop on a 24-hour basis.

Daily chart

On the daily chart, BTC created a bearish outside reversal candle yesterday as trading began on an optimistic note but ended with pessimism.

A bullish-to-bearish trend change, however, would be confirmed only if prices close below $3,920 (low of the bearish candle) today. A move below $3,920 would confirm a downside break of the ascending trendline and shift risk in favor of a deeper drop toward the Feb. 27 low of $3,658.

On the higher side, a break above $4,055 would reinforce the short-term bullish setup and could fuel a rally toward the recent high of $4,190.

3-day chart

The odds of a rally toward $4,235 (inverse head-and-shoulders neckline) would strengthen if the current three-day candle closes (today) above $4,040, validating the bullish engulfing candle created in three days to March 16.

Disclosure: The author holds no cryptocurrency assets at the time of writing.

 

source:coindesk.

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