Bitcoin (BTC) fell beneath $17,000 on Dec. 16 as merchants warned of overreaction to “FUD” involving alternate Binance and others.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

Binance “FUD” fuels bearish BTC strikes

Knowledge from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView adopted BTC/USD because it put in multi-day lows of $16,928 on Bitstamp.

The pair retraced its whole run to one-month highs courtesy of the most recent macroeconomic knowledge and coverage replace from the USA.

Amid ongoing considerations over the solvency of largest global exchange Binance, market sentiment confirmed what merchants argued was a transparent case of chilly toes.

The proof, they instructed, merely didn’t stack up in bears’ favor.

“The craziest rumours and FUD going round on actually all people within the crypto alternate enterprise,” Michaël van de Poppe, founder and CEO of buying and selling agency Eight, tweeted on the day.

An additional publish expanded on who these gamers are:

“Apparently the consensus is that Tether, Binance, DCG are all going to fall. Probably even Michael Saylor. Clear, bought it.”

Fellow dealer and analyst Crypto Ed sounded equally skeptical, drawing attention to Bitcoin’s copycat comedown in line with U.S. equities the day prior.

“Interesting to see everyone suddenly so bearish on BTC as if it’s solely acting so weak. SPX is doing exactly the same, maybe even weaker,” he told followers, querying whether or not the “Binance fud” actually had a task to play.

BTC/USD vs. S&P 500 % change chart. Supply: TradingView

Analysis: Binance reserves knowledge “is smart”

In examination of Binance’s earlier proof of reserves assertion, in the meantime, on-chain analytics platform CryptoQuant likewise found little proof of foul play.

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“To guage the knowledge contained in Binance’s Proof-of-Reserves report, we in contrast the liabilities introduced by Binance within the report back to the on-chain metric knowledge we have now at CryptoQuant concerning Binance’s BTC Reserves (our estimation of the deposits made by Binance’s clients),” it defined in a weblog publish on Dec. 15:

“We found that the liabilities acknowledged by Binance are extremely much like our evaluation (99%).”

It added that the information Binance equipped about its liabilities “is smart.”

No quantity of reassurance was sufficient to console BTC worth motion on the day, nevertheless, with $17,000 barely holding on the time of writing.

Widespread dealer Crypto Tony thus announced entry of “the following wave down for the bears,” amid ongoing predictions of a cycle low at $12,000 or under.

“BTC all as expected … if we consolidate for a while above 16900 I will open a long …. still patient for now,” fellow trader Elizy wrote in a contemporary replace.

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