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Official data confirms US recession with Bitcoin price falling to $19K
Bitcoin ( BitcoinTC), wobbled in its narrow trading range on Sept. 29, Wall Street Open, as official data placed the United States economy into recession.
BTC/USD 1-hour candle charts (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView
The U.S. meets the technical definition of recession
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, and tradingView show that BTC/USD hovered just above $19,000 as of the writing.
The pair survived the gloomy statistics for the United States with the second quarter gross national product (GDP), growth of -0.6%. Despite protestations from the White House, this meant that the U.S. had met the standard criteria of recession, with two consecutive quarters without growth.
“Everyone talks as though recessions should never happen,” financial commentary resource The Kobeissi Letter responded.
“A healthy economy will experience many recessions over the long-term. A bubble is one that does not experience a recession. This is a case of a bubble and recession. Fake markets are not real.
Analyzing the European situation, Robin Brooks (chief economist at IIF), warned about a “deep” economic recession. This was based on consumer confidence data.
“With the second quarter GDP revision negative the White House stated that this isn’t the definition of recession,” popular Twitter account Unusual whales continued on the confusion about what constitutes a slump which started earlier in the year.
They advocate for NBER’s which is “a significant decline of economic activity spread across all sectors of the economy lasting longer than a few weeks.”
This event occurs after the Bank of England intervenes abruptly in the United Kingdom’s bond market. They then return to quantitative easing (QE), in a move that is reminiscent of the atmosphere during Bitcoin’s birth.
$19,000 seems unstable
However, the Bitcoin price action managed to avoid significant volatility even though the monthly close was just one day away.
Similar: Bitcoin’s ‘great detox’ could cause a drop in the price to $12K.
BTC/USD was trying to break $19,000 support at the time of writing.
Although the -0.6% GDP result was better that the forecasted -0.9%, Material Indicators, an on-chain analytics resource, had little to celebrate.
Material Indicators shared a screenshot from the Binance BTC/USD order books and warned that the market bottom was not in.
Strong economic report indicates that FED tightening is not having much, if any, impact. Translation: More aggressive rate increases through Q4 and into 2023,” it predicted as part of the accompanying comments.
BTC/USD order book data (Binance) chart. Source: Material Indicators/ Twitter
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New report uncovers that there are over 1,900 block-producing nodes within the Solana ecosystem.
Solana has released its “Validator Health Report”, which revealed details about its network operators. The report revealed that the network contains over 1,900 block-producing devices, with almost 1,688 (88.14%) being run by independent entities.
Solana believes that the ecosystem’s long-term health depends on the strength and health of its validators. The network was previously subject to criticism for a lack in decentralization as well as expensive validator hardware.
This new report focuses on the 3,400 validators that are spread across six continents.
9/ Distribution across geographies is important. Resilient blockchains can continue to operate through any type of global event.
This is how the stake is distributed on the @Solana network. It also includes a snapshot of Ethereum miner distribution for benchmarking. https://t.co/1jsylk9J3J pic.twitter.com/faepZ4RvYm
— Solana Foundation (@SolanaFndn)
August 10, 2022
The report also shows that activity on the network has increased over the past year. Since June last year, the network has had 95 new consensus nodes and 99 RPC nosdes each month.
It was also noted that Solana’s Nakamoto Coefficient, which is the amount of validator collusion required to censor the network by validators, is 31 and growing. A chart in the report showed Solana having the highest Nakmoto Coefficient relative to other networks like Avalanche Binance and Polygon.
This report is nevertheless a result of the hack last week. The hacker stole $5.2 million from Solana ( SOL). This was done using 8,000 wallets, including Trust, Phantom, Slope and Trust.
The industry was shaken by the news and users were asked to switch to cold storage wallets in order to increase security and guard against scammers.
Related: Is your SOL secure? The Market Report
Investigative efforts into the hacking are ongoing. Experts believe that the compromise was caused by the Slope wallet. Slope is a Web3 provider for a hot wallet that supports the Solana layer-1(L1) blockchain. According to reports, the compromised wallets were “created, imported, or used” at one time in the Slope mobile app.
Expert predicted a 40% price increase in SOL prior to the hack. This was despite the bearish market conditions. The hack caused a drop in cryptocurrency prices of almost 8% and then a rebound of $40 per currency.
SOL is currently at $44 USD per coin.
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