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3 emerging crypto trends to keep an eye on while Bitcoin price consolidates

This week, Bitcoin’s (BTC) price took a tumble as a hotter-than-expected consumer price index (CPI) report showed high inflation remains a persistent challenge despite a wave of interest rate hikes from the United States Federal Reserve. Interestingly, the market’s negative reaction to a high CPI print seemed priced in by investors, and BTC’s and Ether’s (ETH) prices reclaimed all of their intraday losses to close the day in the black.

A quick look at Bitcoin’s market structure shows that even with the post-CPI print drop, the price continues to trade in the same price range it has been in for the past 122 days. Adding to this dynamic, Cointelegraph market analyst Ray Salmond reported on a unique situation where Bitcoin’s futures open interest is at a record high, while its volatility is also near record lows.

ATOM emissions schedule (old vs. new). Source: Cosmos Hub
ATOM/USDT 3-day chart. Source: TradingView
Ether emissions plummet post Merge. Source: Delphi Digital
Ether supply dynamics. Source: Delphi Digital