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Ordinal NFTs fuel Bitcoin network activity but derivatives’ metrics reveal…

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Ordinal NFTs fuel Bitcoin network activity but derivatives' metrics reveal...

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  • BTC receives the spotlight after the reveal of the Ordinal NFTs.
  • The derivatives market sends mixed signs as volatility slows.

We recently looked at how a JPEG NFT constituted the largest block on the Bitcoin blockchain network. Now it has emerged that roughly 13,000 Ordinal NFTs have been launched on the Bitcoin network.

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The Ordinal NFTs have received mixed reactions in the crypto community. Some feel that this exploration of the Bitcoin network is a step in the right direction that may offer more opportunities in the future.

Others claim that the move goes beyond what Bitcoin stands for. Nevertheless, the floor price for those NFTs has been rising.

The potential impact of having NFTs on the network is perhaps the biggest concern. Will it slow down the network or make it more congested? The Ethereum network has experienced such challenges in the past which have impacted the price of ETH.

In most cases, network congestion is translated as high demand and this may send a positive feedback look for the native cryptocurrency. Is such a scenario plausible for Bitcoin? Let’s look at what we know so far. Bitcoin’s mean transaction size is currently at a 4-year high.

The state of the Bitcoin derivatives market

Bitcoin’s derivatives market has been a healthy indicator of the state of the market in the past. It might offer insights into BTC’s current position.

BTC’s open interest managed to maintain an upward trajectory, confirming that there is still some level of demand for BTC in the derivatives market.

Bitcoin funding rate and open interest

Source: CryptoQuant

Bitcoin’s funding rates have dropped despite the higher open interest. This is a reflection of the market’s indecisiveness, especially with the declining volatility.

Meanwhile, market indicators reveal that the level of demand for leverage is gradually growing. This is likely because lower volatility has forced investors to look for other means of boosting their potential gains.

Bitcoin derivatives metrics

Source: CryptoQuant

Liquidations were still relatively low at press time, but there was a notable increase in long liquidations in the last 24 hours. Short liquidations decreased during the same time as the bears gained more dominance.

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The cryptocurrency has been stuck within a narrow range ($22,400 and $22,200). The market has experienced some downside in the last few days despite bullish signs such as a golden cross and lower relative strength.

Bitcoin price action

Source: TradingView

The current projection is that an additional bearish outcome may send BTC as low as $22,500 which is within the closest support range. On the other hand, another rally may yield a retest of the $24,000 resistance range.


Michael is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. He has 5 years of experience in finance and forex and more than two years as a writer in the crypto and blockchain segments. Michael's writing at AMBCrypto is primarily focused on cryptocurrency market news and technical analysis. His interests include motorcycles and exotic cars.
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