Dogecoin, Shiba Inu Strike Big Gains In Meme Coin Bonanza As Bitcoin, Ethereum Retreat — Analyst Points To An 'Interesting' Pattern

Zinger Key Points
  • Bitcoin, Ethereum retreat, while Dogecoin, Shiba Inu continue marching upward Sunday evening
  • Investor sentiment clouded by "Fear" going into fresh trading week
  • Cryptocurrency trader tells followers that bear markets 'typically last 2-3 years'

The two largest cryptocurrerncies treaded red waters Sunday evening as the global cryptocurrency market cap fell 0.7% to $1.2 trillion.

Price Performance Of Major Coins
Coin 24-hour 7-day Price
Bitcoin BTC/USD -0.3% 5% $24,334.90
Ethereum ETH/USD -2.4% 13.8% $1,934.15
Dogecoin DOGE/USD 11.3% 17.7% $0.08
Top 24-Hour Gainers (Data via CoinMarketCap)
Cryptocurrency 24-Hour % Change (+/-) Price
Shiba Inu (SHIB) +32.4% $0.00002
Chiliz (CHZ) +14.7% $0.18
Dogecoin (DOGE) +11.3% ​​$0.08

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Why It Matters: As the weekend euphoria died down — during which Bitcoin failed to cross the $25,000 mark but Ethereum pushed past the psychologically important $2,000 level — meme coins were left partying alone.

Major coins tracked broader risk assets like stocks at press time as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures retreated 0.25% each.

Investors will keep an eye on upcoming earnings from large retail companies this week and how they’ve been impacted by the surging inflation in the recent three-month period. They will also watch out for retail sales data that would be made public this week.

OANDA Senior Market Anaylst Craig Erlam said in a recent note, seen by Benzinga, that the lack of momentum in recent Bitcoin rallies is “interesting.”

“What's interesting about bitcoin at these levels is how little momentum there is in the rallies, which is going to make $25,000 very difficult to overcome. Is that a sign that we're seeing some profit-taking or that the correction has run its course and further downside pressure is on the horizon?”

Cryptocurrency trader Justin Bennett shared a chart of the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies and said the patterns he traced made him “cautious.”

Bennett said in an interaction on the same thread that cryptocurrency bear markets typically last two to three years and “this one involves a global recession.”

Bitcoin’s unrealized price distribution (URPD) indicates that 530,000 BTC or nearly 3.2% of the supply changed hands near the $22,400 price point, tweeted Glassnode. 

The on-chain analysis company said that the realized price of $21,733 and long-term holder realized price of $22,722 were an area of the “largest volume node.”

Meanwhile, investor sentiment that had turned “Neutral” on Saturday slipped back into “Fear” again on Sunday, according to’s “Crypto Fear & Greed Index.”

A value of 100 on the index is construed to be “Extreme Greed,” while 0 indicates “Extreme Fear.”

Shiba Inu (SHIB) shot up over the weekend. Market intelligence platform Santiment tweeted that there were 433 transactions valued over $100,000 involving the Ethereum-based token. This is the highest in four months.

SHIB and DOGE were among the top three 24-hour gainers on Sunday, each having gained 32.4% and 11.3% respectively.

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