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BTC Miners’ Balance Dwindles; Argo and DMG Launch Carb...
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BTC Miners’ Balance Dwindles; Argo and DMG Launch Carbon-Neutral Terra Pool

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The broader crypto market sank on Wednesday after the three-day rally lost its momentum. BTC momentarily dipped below $20k before reclaiming the key psychological support in the early hours of Thursday (Asian trading hours). As of the time of writing, the largest crypto by market cap is trading near the $20.3k support zone and the 100-hour moving average, after posting a marginal loss in the last 24 hours. BTC is likely to regain its upside momentum should it be able to clear the resistance levels sitting in the $20.5k to $20.8k zone.

In a similar vein, ETH tumbled below the $1,100 handle after shedding 1.24% of its market value in a matter of hours. A bearish trend line with resistance near $1,120 level is taking shape on ETH’s hourly chart. A decisive break above this level may usher in the long-awaited momentum to stage a steady upside increase. In other news, most major altcoins have flipped green, with MATIC leading the pack on a 20% surge in a similar time frame. 



Coin Metrics’ research on active miners continues to shed light on the behaviors of miners amidst the current market downturn. Their investigation reveals that these active miners have been collectively accumulating BTC throughout 2022, but have been forced to reduce their balance to brace for the impact of the recent market turmoil and dwindling profitability from mining activities. Meanwhile, in the options market, BTC’s implied volatility continues to deflate, hinting that the market will soon be out of the Contagion woods. 

Talk of the Town

Terra Pool, a joint effort from BTC miners Argo and DMG Blockchain Solutions, has concluded its testing phase on Wednesday and is now open to the general public. Terra Pool boasts of being the world’s first mining pool focused on carbon-neutral mining, and ultimately aims to achieve 100% clean renewable energy power sources from each miner. The mining pool will also be audited by a third-party auditor to provide greater transparency of the operations within the pool. 

Source: Bybit Blog

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