Bitcoin may be near the bottom, but years from the next FOMO

<p>Bitcoin Market picture</p><p class="MsoNormal">Bitcoin is
down 1.3% over the past seven days, remaining just below $17K since Saturday.
Ethereum lost 5.3% to $1180. Other leading altcoins in the top 10 fell 8.8%
(XRP) to 17.1% (Dogecoin). The intensified selling at the end of the week
clearly showed that the market remains in the clutches of bears, capable of stopping
the rise and sending the price lower.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Total
cryptocurrency market capitalisation, according to CoinMarketCap, fell 5.2% for
the week, approaching $800 billion. The Cryptocurrency Fear and Greed Index was
unchanged for the week, remaining at 26 points ("fear"). By Monday,
the index was up 3 points to 29.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Bitcoin ends
the year near the same levels where it traded two years earlier and where it
was at the end of 2017, raising doubts that the coin's limited supply is enough
for a permanent bull market.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Higher
interest rates also raise the bar for other asset classes for new investors.
Nevertheless, the currently reduced volatility after a sell-off of more than a year
often serves as a good starting point for long-term investors, although it has
yet to promise them quick profits. We are probably years away from a new wave
of FOMO for cryptocurrencies, not days and months.</p><p>Crypto News background</p><p class="MsoNormal">According to
a Huobi report, investments in metaverse and GameFi have increased 300% over
the past year. Meanwhile, investment in the crypto industry's primary market
exceeded $27.7bn in 2022, while the crypto market cap has fallen by more than
$2.2 trillion. So far this year, authorities in 42 countries have approved 105
"regulatory measures and guidelines" for the industry.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Analytics
platform CryptoQuant analysed a report by auditing firm Mazars on
cryptocurrency exchange Binance's reserves and confirmed its relevance. Mazars
has since removed links to previously published reports and said it is
discontinuing service to all cryptocurrencies.</p><p class="MsoNormal">The Basel
Committee on Banking Supervision of the Bank for International Settlements
(BIS) has recommended a cap on the share of crypto assets in commercial banks'
core capital of 2%. A compromise between BIS’s initial proposal of 1% and
banks’ 5%.</p><p class="MsoNormal">The Raydium
decentralised finance protocol on the Solana network reported a hack. A hacker
gained access to the protocol's administrative account and withdrew assets
worth $2.2 million.</p><p class="MsoNormal">This article was written by <a href="https://www.fxpro.com/" target="_blank" rel="follow">FxPro</a>’s Senior Market
Analyst Alex Kuptsikevich.</p>

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