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As fear around FTX’s solvency stands under suspicion, FTT bears the brunt

8 Nov, 20223 min readOther
As fear around FTX’s solvency stands under suspicion, FTT bears the brunt

As the FUD surrounding FTX’s solvency deepens, its native token FTT continues to suffer more distribution. FTT was trading at $15.65 at the time of press. Furthermore, the price of the #30 largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization declined by over 25% in the last 24 hours, data from CoinMarketCap revealed.

Here’s AMBCrypto’s price prediction for FTX [FTT] for 2023-2024

While FTT’s price plummeted in the last 24 hours, its trading volume surged within the same period. According to CoinMarketCap, FTT’s trading volume was up by 83% in the last 24 hours.

Per on-chain data from Santiment, FTT’s trading volume at press time stood at $1.19 billion, the alt’s highest daily trading volume in the last six months.

The price/trading volume divergence in the last 24 hours showed that sellers outnumbered buyers in the FTT market. This was because many traders tried to exit their FTT positions in case the insolvency speculations were true.

Sellers captain this ship

On a daily chart, selling pressure rallied significantly. As of this writing, FTT was severely overbought as key indicators were positioned in downtrends and far from their respective neutral spots. FTT’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) was spotted at 23.90. Its Money Flow Index (MFI) was spotted at a low of 8.

These indexes showed that the volume of FTT’s accumulation had decreased significantly since the discussions around FTX’s solvency began. Also indicating a surge in selling pressure, the dynamic line (green) of FTT’s Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) was positioned below the central line at -0.46.

With continued FTT distribution, the CMF would keep chasing new lows, further making any price recovery harder.

Furthermore, according to data from Coinglass,186,383 traders have been liquidated in the general cryptocurrency market. This led to the removal of $367.09 million from the cryptocurrency market in the last 24 hours.

The amount of FTT liquidations within the same period totaled $8.14 million. This represented 2.22% of the total liquidations in the market.

Nothing here, just noise

Cryptocurrency social analytics platform LunarCrush, in a tweet, compared the current hysteria surrounding FTT to the hype that srrounded the collapse of LUNA. Considering FTT’s position in the early hours of 8 November, its social mentions and social engagements were at their highest levels in the last year.

The hysteria surrounding $FTT right now has same vibes as the $LUNA collapse… right?🚨 Luna 2.0 or Nah❓Stay on top of what's happening. Don't miss a beat. 👉 — LunarCrush (@LunarCrush) November 8, 2022

On Santiment’s list of top trending words in the last 24 hours, FTX, FTT, and SBF occupied the first three spots. Social discussions around FTT in the past 24 hours have been at their highest in the last six months.

Without a corresponding growth in the price of the asset, the surge in social activity could be mere noise but usually signifies that a further decline in the price of a crypto asset is imminent.


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