BGB Sail: October Edition
Bitget Academy is delighted to announce the release of our new BGB Sail Series, which reflects on BGB performance each month alongside the market summary.
Bitcoin realised volatility, for the first time in two years, reached the lowest of 40%. Higher volatility and high risk always go hand in hand; we can see that, apparently, 2022 so far turned out to be much less volatile than last year. Bitcoin’s 20-day volatility also matched that of NASDAQ and was only a tad higher than that of the S&P500 in October, also for the first time since 2020.
Source: Glassnode Studio
Source: Kaiko Analytics
In addition, Bitcoin’s correlation with gold is increasing unstoppably, now nearly at 0.60. Maybe time for the ‘digital gold’ narrative again?
Be it true or not, the number of and value of Bitcoin perpetual contracts increased massively in October. Within the first four days of October, Bitcoin's open interest across exchanges has risen by at least 60,000 Bitcoin.
Source: Arcane Research
But other cryptocurrencies were hurting in the bear market. Crypto blue chip yields have been sliding since the dismay of May and seeing year’s lows in September and October. That’s definitely not good news for the industry.
Source: Delphi Digital
It’s not just that. Blockchain projects saw a dropping in capital injections for the second consecutive quarter, falling to the second lowest quarter of funding since 2021 at US$6,217,000,000.
Source: The Block
One contributor to the dread may very well be the hacks and attacks, which further smeared the industry name. The biggest exploits in October include the notorious US$586 million hack on BNB Chain, the US$2 million hack of QANplatform’s offline bridge, the US$2.3 million TempleDAO hack, the US$100 million hack of Mango Markets on Solana, the US$8.4 million hack of Moola Market, the 30,437 OHM hack and the exploit of Ethereum Alarm Clock's smart contract for 204 ETH. Analysis by Solidus Labs also shows that BNB Chain is home to the most scam projects, with 12.02% of the token contracts being a sham.
Source: Solidus Labs
Most important of the month is Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, his plan to incentivise content-creating activities on the platform, and NFT-ise Twitter with the NFT Tweet Tiles pilot.
BGB Performance in October
BGB recorded a new all-time high of US$0.2176 on October 20, 2022, after September’s high of US$0.200031. Our newly established support levels are between US$0.17 and US$0.18, a huge move since the LUNA case.
BGB has been holding itself well amid the bears’ suffering. Period. Analysis of previous months is available here:
For different risk appetites
With the launch of Bitget’s new DeFi product series, BGB becomes strictly a necessity. The more BGB you own, the more you can earn. If you are a risk-averse user, why not try BGB Earn? Mind you, interest rates may be on the rise, but a strong US-Dollar is hurting all other fiat currencies. For example, the Euro (EUR) has lost ca. 15.9% from January to September, the British pound (GBP) 21.8%, the Japanese Yen (JPY) 26%, etc. Even the Swiss Franc (CHF) has been weakened by roughly 7.6%, whereas the BGB net value increased by 20%! Given that BGB Earn offers a 6% APR, the only question is just how many times your asset value could grow if you are a BGB holder?
An alternative is putting your BGB to work via Bitget Launchpool. An estimated 107,500 USDT in staking rewards has been distributed to participants of 9 pools. BGB is a default choice for staking tokens, which is to create lucrative opportunities for BGB holders. A lower APY for staking BGB is, however, justified, given that BGB value skyrocketed, as shown in the chart above.
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Spot & Futures Activities
Futures activities, represented by the aggregated volume of all contracts, saw an increase of a whopping 68%, again confirming the interest of ‘degen scalpers.’ Bitcoin dominated the futures markets, standing at 67.8% (on average) of the total open interest for October.
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Bitget ABCs Program has come to an end, with more than 80 new pairs listed on Bitget Spot Trading and 25 more to be listed after the completion of their mainnet integration. We thank you for your passion and support along the way! Now it’s time to look back at our achievements together with the roundup here.
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